Mother Circle is tending to the relationship of yourself to Mothering.
This isn’t a group to discover how to you relate to your partner or your kids. Mother Circle is a gathering of mothers tending to their own relationship.
Amongst the sippy cups, children’s homework, and witnessing your kids life events, there is a place to return to you.
Some healing is meant to do in a group.
I’ve spent a lot of time in therapy. I was lucky enough that my parents valued the reflective journey of mental health from a young age. Unfortunately, it was a response to bullying and an unusual amount of self-loathing. Regardless of how I arrived, I’m fortunate for the normalizing of tending to my mental health as I would the health of anything else.
As I got older, I realized that I was still needing something…more.
A client of mine introduced me to a seminar of sorts that really helped her and many people she knew. I was at a point in my life where I felt at the bottom and a wee bit desperate. The weekend was immersive and the room was large. I would guess there was 100 people in there? And the seminar unfolded through sharing of stories around a specific framework. I left the seminar inspired but cautious. This seminar gave me some language to use but moreover it gave me the powerful experience of seeing myself in others through their sharing. There was an orientation that happened in a way that was not judgmental. “I can see myself in this story when I’ve never experienced anything like that.”
There was a lot of pressure to share and bring others to this seminar. It felt like a sales pitch and there was something that wasn’t syncing up.
That “world” has followed me around over the past few years but never really taking hold like the group expected it too. However, it was a real life experience of witnessing healing in a group setting.
Fast forward to the recent past and discovering the world of collective healing, mythic storytelling, and a look into the past to navigate the future. I felt cracked open and seen on new levels. I dabbled in this world in the past but trauma and other experiences distracted me for some time. Being in a more healed space, I could begin to uncover some of these concepts again.
The Pandemic changed everything.
The COVID-19 pandemic shook my world and I found myself at home with my kids and having a bit of a personal identity crisis. Prior to the pandemic, I felt a lot of guilt about not being with my kids more. Now I was shoved into being with them all of the time and that didn’t feel totally right either. And as we humans do, I searched for the balance of things. I looked to my soul, navigated friendships, and started reading books. And most importantly, I started listening to myself. (I could hear myself again because I was still in therapy)
I discovered Mother Circle.
And Mother Circle gave me the reflection to see myself in my relationship to Mothering. In our culture, Motherhood seems to happen to us–rather than feeling our way through it. And as mothers, that is our super power. We are meant to feel so we can attune to our children. But the fast pace of American culture doesn’t give much room for feeling and listening.
Mother Circle is the start of a resource for you to return to your whole self so that you can hear yourself amongst the chaos of demands, children, careers, culture, etc.
I quickly knew that I wanted to share this profound experience with others. And I joined the inaugural group of torch bearers to spread this possible collective healing throughout the world. I spent 3 months on calls 2x a week along with detailed conversations and reflective journaling with mothers across the world knowing that this work needed to be shared. And we’re still in process of connecting, sharing, and discovering. Becoming a facilitator has been a journey of dedication and exciting revelations.
And here I am to present this to you. As a more whole and complete human so I can be a more whole and complete Mother. I’m still a work in progress. This work in a work in progress. But we’re seeing it through together.