I offer workshops for women preparing to embark on the journey into motherhood. The workshops are focused on giving women time to connect inwards and evolve relationship with their agency and autonomy at such a crucial and pivotal time of life. I create circles that offer women a personal exploration of the upcoming motherhood journey and time to learn about healing well after giving birth. Please email me for more information about running a workshop for you and a small group - or about joining a workshop listed below.
Preparing for the Fourth Trimester
Conceiving, Nurturing and Birthing the Mother
Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020
This day workshop is for those in the lead up to birth wanting to prepare for the fourth trimester.
The day will look at this significant time as a rite of passage and delve into how Chinese Medicine can help guide us in self care at this important time.
These workshops are an offering to women to:
reconnect to their maternal roots
to explore body autonomy and safety
to feel into holding space, care and responsibility for another being
to learn about the Chinese Medical understanding of this time and what we can learn from this
to leave armed with information that enables them choice about they would like their fourth trimester to be
not only establish a sense of what a healthy recovery looks like but an opportunity to look at early motherhood as a potent time for healing, growth and change.
RITE OF PASSAGE
rite of passageˌrʌɪt əv ˈpasɪdʒ/
phrase of rite
1. a ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone's life, especially birth, the transition from childhood to adulthood, marriage, and death.
"a novel which depicts the state of adolescence and the rites of passage that lead to adulthood"
The next workshops will run in late Summer and Autumn of 2019;
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Saturday 8th February 2020
Saturday 11th April 2020
Cost per place - £65
Please arrive in time to enjoy a cup of tea and settle in. The days will include tea and some simple nourishing bites.
My intention for this workshop is to offer a space for women to look inwards during pregnancy as they step into the beginning of the journey into motherhood.
To hold space in reflecting on the close of the phase prior to pregnancy (for some - the phase of maidenhood).
To explore the paradigm of Chinese Medicine - its understanding of this time energetically and what it offers to us in understanding care in the post-partum phase.
Begin reflection on the mothering journey to come and how we might be best supported therein.
To offer women a sense of holding, support and guidance at this time of transition to help them best align with their voice within, with their autonomy and with their power.
It is my hope that we collectively tend to the soil from which the next generation grows.
I have written this workshop from the point of view of a practitioner and mother. It is my experience that this area of support is lacking for women at this key time of life. Following birth there is much (wonderful) emphasis placed on learning how to care for baby and immersing into the world of parenting - yet holding and nurturing women through this deep transition is sadly widely missing in our culture in the UK.