Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy

Become conscious of how you were born and how this imprint affects every creative effort you undertake...

What is Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy?

This is a one-day workshop for women who are PREGNANT or planning to be, for BIRTHWORKERS and birth keepers, and for WOMYN BIRTHING THEMSELVES & their lives in whatever form!

 

How do you birth things?  What is your Birth Story?

This workshop will help you:

 

☸  reflect on your birth imprint and how it affects how you birth your life, your projects, your art, your babies and yourself

 

☸  understand and nourish your fertilityembodiment and generative capacity

 

☸  understand the current culture around birth and how to navigate it

 

☸  let go of fearsanxiety and inner obstacles

 

☸  journey deep within to meet your baby, soul babies, your Inner Goddess or your creative Self!

Why Birth?

Birth is our first Rite of Passage, and initiates us into our Self. It is the start of our life cycle, and therefore influences how we are in the world, every moment of every day.

 

So, how we choose to birth our children is of vital importance, a sacred experience that will influence the rest of their lives, and our own.

 

In this Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy workshop, we reclaim Birth in all its forms, as the Rite of Passage into Motherhood: the moment when we step into our full creatrix power.

 

Whether you are birthing a human baby or supporting those who are, whether you are birthing a new version of yourself, a project or career or work of art, this workshop will help you understand your generative, birthing process as not just a physical transformation, but an emotional and spiritual one, as well.

 

In this workshop, we learn from each other’s stories, reframing birth as a normal, natural and healthy process in which we can trust.

 

By bringing consciousness to the birth process – our own and those of our children – we deepen our understanding of ourselves. We look for these themes and patterns playing out in our lives, and from this position of awareness, we have the opportunity to reframe our experience and learn the lessons we need to learn in order to empower ourselves in the future.

Shape of the Day

The Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy workshop begins with the creation of a safe container – a cauldron of love and intimacy to hold us throughout the day.

 

We hold each other and listen with the ears of our heart to our sisters and ourselves speaking.  We pool our embodied wisdom.

 

In this sacred space we allow ourselves to feel our feelings and be with whatever is arising, offering compassion and love to ourselves and each other, as we share and reflect on the various faces of our birth experience.

The major theme running through the day is Birth, and we reflect on how and why childbirth has become so medicalised and for so many, traumatising.  We look to feminine birthing wisdom, what has been lost and what is being reclaimed.

 

For those of us with wombs, our bodies are designed to grow and birth babies (whether we do so in this lifetime, or not).  We do not need any expert help in growing babies inside our body, we simply allow this process to happen, trusting the inherent capacity of our bodies to do this work.

 

And yet, in recent times, in Western society, we have ingested a cultural story which denies our inherent capacity and fails to understand the critical physical, emotional and spiritual support we require as we negotiate this life-changing experience.

 

What naturally follows from this story is the medicalisation and extremely high intervention rates of modern day childbirth, and the long-lasting effects, little-researched effects of this on the mother, baby and the whole family.

 

If we are wanting to live by a different story, as we birth our children, projects and lives, we must go back to the story of our own birth.  We seek to understand how we arrived in this world, and what this experience taught us.  Often we have to dig for the answers, asking questions…

 

In this Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy workshop, we identify patterns and themes through self-reflection, sharing in pairs, and sharing in circle (and of course, all of these processes are entirely invitational and voluntary).  Through these processes we open ourselves to new possibilities and clear the way for our inherent and abundant creativity.

We explore each phase of each cycle, charting the changing energies, actions, feelings, and opportunities.

 

We are ever-mindful that while this is the map, your own body is the territory, the ‘real deal.’  Your embodied experience is the most important information.

 

What emerges over the course of the day is the basic cyclical map of birth, growth, full bloom, harvest, decay, death and rebirth: a rhythm to attune to, flow with and live by.

 

Bringing consciousness to the changing phases of each cycle positions us as active participants in the creative process of life, able to make the most of the present moment!

The drum is a powerful tool, and through the beat of the drum, one can explore deep sources of wisdom within and without.

 

As part of this Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy workshop, you are invited to participate in a drum journey in which you can meet with your baby in your womb, your soul baby (babies you have ‘lost,’ or those yet to come), your womb – vessel of Life, your art/creation/project, your inner goddess/shaman, or your Creative Self…

 

You could use this time to gather information, plan for future scenarios, resolve unfinished business, learn more about the health of your womb, work out what to do next in consultation with yourself, and much more!

 

This is a powerful experience of exploring your own embodied wisdom, and your connection with your baby, and All-That-Is.

+ Safe Space

The Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy workshop begins with the creation of a safe container – a cauldron of love and intimacy to hold us throughout the day.

 

We hold each other and listen with the ears of our heart to our sisters and ourselves speaking.  We pool our embodied wisdom.

 

In this sacred space we allow ourselves to feel our feelings and be with whatever is arising, offering compassion and love to ourselves and each other, as we share and reflect on the various faces of our birth experience.

+ Birth

The major theme running through the day is Birth, and we reflect on how and why childbirth has become so medicalised and for so many, traumatising.  We look to feminine birthing wisdom, what has been lost and what is being reclaimed.

 

For those of us with wombs, our bodies are designed to grow and birth babies (whether we do so in this lifetime, or not).  We do not need any expert help in growing babies inside our body, we simply allow this process to happen, trusting the inherent capacity of our bodies to do this work.

 

And yet, in recent times, in Western society, we have ingested a cultural story which denies our inherent capacity and fails to understand the critical physical, emotional and spiritual support we require as we negotiate this life-changing experience.

 

What naturally follows from this story is the medicalisation and extremely high intervention rates of modern day childbirth, and the long-lasting effects, little-researched effects of this on the mother, baby and the whole family.

 

If we are wanting to live by a different story, as we birth our children, projects and lives, we must go back to the story of our own birth.  We seek to understand how we arrived in this world, and what this experience taught us.  Often we have to dig for the answers, asking questions…

 

In this Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy workshop, we identify patterns and themes through self-reflection, sharing in pairs, and sharing in circle (and of course, all of these processes are entirely invitational and voluntary).  Through these processes we open ourselves to new possibilities and clear the way for our inherent and abundant creativity.

+ Letting Go of Fear Ritual

We explore each phase of each cycle, charting the changing energies, actions, feelings, and opportunities.

 

We are ever-mindful that while this is the map, your own body is the territory, the ‘real deal.’  Your embodied experience is the most important information.

 

What emerges over the course of the day is the basic cyclical map of birth, growth, full bloom, harvest, decay, death and rebirth: a rhythm to attune to, flow with and live by.

 

Bringing consciousness to the changing phases of each cycle positions us as active participants in the creative process of life, able to make the most of the present moment!

+ Meet your baby/creation/Self!

The drum is a powerful tool, and through the beat of the drum, one can explore deep sources of wisdom within and without.

 

As part of this Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy workshop, you are invited to participate in a drum journey in which you can meet with your baby in your womb, your soul baby (babies you have ‘lost,’ or those yet to come), your womb – vessel of Life, your art/creation/project, your inner goddess/shaman, or your Creative Self…

 

You could use this time to gather information, plan for future scenarios, resolve unfinished business, learn more about the health of your womb, work out what to do next in consultation with yourself, and much more!

 

This is a powerful experience of exploring your own embodied wisdom, and your connection with your baby, and All-That-Is.

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