THINGS WE DON'T TALK ABOUT
Healing Circles and Ceremonies
In addition to women's traditional blood mysteries -- menarche, childbirth, and menopause -- countless women experience the transformational passages of miscarriage, infertility, hysterectomy, mastectomy, birth trauma and abortion.
And yet . . . we don't talk about it.
It is time to reclaim the sacred space and time to honor our loss, to grieve together, and move forward in healing. In the safe sanctuary of the Red Tent, we will share our stories, participate in sacred ceremony, and support each other in our emotional journey.
HEALING CIRLCES in 2017
March 11 :: Birth Trauma
Many women anticipate the birth of their child with joy and optimism. Sometimes, however, our birth experience leaves us feeling bereft, robbed, silenced, disregarded, violated, coerced, and/or traumatized. In the safe and sacred Red Tent, we will share our stories of birth trauma, healing as we speak our truth and witness the stories of our sisters.
August 19 :: Miscarriage and Infant Loss
The loss of pregnancy - at any stage of gestation - is a devastating experience shared by millions of women each year. It is estimated that 30% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, meaning that one in three women will endure this heart-breaking loss in her lifetime. Unlike the death of a child, we have no ritual or ceremony in our culture to mark the passing of the precious life that left our womb too soon. Left to process our grief alone and in silence, many women find it difficult to heal and move forward after miscarriage. Together in the safe and sacred Red Tent, we will heal through sharing our stories and witnessing the stories of our sisters.
September 23 :: Motherless Mothers
1:00 to 4:00pm
The experience of motherhood is one of tremendous emotional upheaval for any woman . . . but for women who do not have a mother figure in their lives, the journey can feel like navigating in the dark without a compass. Diverging from the typical cultural narrative of motherhood, those of us without our own mothers to guide us can experience tremendous isolation, self-doubt, and fatigue. Together we will heal by sharing our stories and witnessing the stories of our sisters.
Preregistration is required, and payment is non-refundable.
Space is limited to 8 women.
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