Journey into Motherhood is a space for new mothers to explore the terrain of motherhood from the perspective of transition. Becoming a mother is a rite of passage, and with it comes many changes in women’s bodies, in their relationships, in their roles, and in their sense of self. Although these deep changes can be incredibly joyful and transformative, they can also leave a woman feeling disoriented, disconnected and mourning the loss of the woman who once was.
Over the course of this five-week series and in a supportive community of women, participants will have the opportunity to connect with other mothers, share stories, and work through some of the changes associated with this new stage in their lives.
Through a combination of guided discussion, practical exercises, and purposeful ritual, women will work through some of the feelings associated with both the joys and losses of this time in their lives, learn new practices for healing and self-care, and discover their new emerging identity as Mother.
For women in the first year of motherhood.
Babies under one also welcome.
Jennifer is co-hosting with Kristen Roderick, a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant with a Masters degree in Social Work and an Undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies. We plan to resume this program in spring 2016 after Kristen has her baby.