“Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along.”
-Rachel Naomi Remen
Motherhood is meant to be experienced in a village, in a community of like-minded, supportive, and loving women.
We are meant to ask for help, to lean on each other, to share our breakdowns, to share our breakthroughs, and to hold each other accountable for doing the best we can every day.
We are not meant to diagnose our own problems, read a book written by an expert, and then add fix ourselves to our to do lists.
Society might have you believe that you are supposed to do it on your on.
And it is entirely possible to do it on your own.
But why would you?
Coming together with other women is not admitting weakness…if anything is a show of strength.
The power of women joining together to make a positive change is profound.
In my five years as a mother, I have worked hard to form my own, informal mother’s circles.
I cultivated groups of women I could really talk to…women who wouldn’t judge me when I complained, who agreed when I admitted that things were hard, who helped me see room for improvement, who I could come to with business ideas, who I could meet for playdates, who I could meet for a glass of wine and know that we would laugh together until our sides hurt.
Those relationships have been crucial to me finding myself as a mother who is at once devoted to her children and protective of her own sense of self.
It is only through connecting with other mothers that we realise that we are not alone, that we do need a village, that we can begin to embrace our transition from woman to mother, that we have an identify beyond mother that deserves to be nurtured and nourished.
- Circles are a great place to meet other like-minded mothers, to connect, to add beautiful women to your social and support networks.
It is said so much it has become a cliche, but it is true, it takes a village…and The MAMA Circle helps you establish this village.
- Circles are a safe place to share both the positive and the negative.
Women learn through trial and error, by communicating, by receiving subtle support and gentle guidance as they make their inevitable mistakes.
In order for this form of learning to occur, we need a space to be honest about what is in our heads and in our hearts.
The MAMA Circle allows you to open up about what you are experiencing, to acknowledge your emotions, and to resolve issues knowing you have the strength of other women behind you.
- Circles help you focus on what you’d like to bring into your life.
It is a bit woo but there is a reason why Oprah and Deepak Chopera make millions! Setting intentions works! You will be amazed at how simply putting your hopes and dreams out there will help you accomplish your goals.
The MAMA Circle will teach you to attract connections and opportunities.
- Circles are a fun way to spend an hour or so with a group of women. It is a simple as that!
An evening spend at The MAMA Circle will leave you feeling happy and fulfilled.
Thinking that you want to join us?
Bookings can be made though The MAMA Centre by calling 3333 1732.
All the details are below.
Join us at The MAMA Circle.
Connect with others in a welcoming, supporting, confidential space.
Share your stories, your challenges, your triumphs.
The format of the monthly circles may vary but the intention is always to allow women to connect and share in a meaningful way.
We will talk about identity, relationships with ourselves, relationships with our partners, relationships with our friends, returning to work, staying home, nurturing your postpartum body, sex, deciding whether to add to your family.
You will walk away from the circle feeling connected, emotionally lighter, and empowered by the collective energy of the group.
Depending on the energy and needs of the group, The MAMA Circle will involve different activities.
– guided group meditations
– focused topic conversation
– intention setting
– releasing rituals
– restorative yoga
– ample time to discuss whatever the group brings up that month
– guest speakers and other learning experiences
Held at 1:00pm on the first Sunday of every month, starting Sunday 5 March, at the Brisbane MAMA Centre.
$40.00 per session.
Led by Caitlin Dyer, MAMA’s hypnobirthing practitioner and a certified postpartum doula.
Recommended for mothers of babies of all ages (including pregnant mamas), but we prefer to keep it mamas only so please make arrangements for your little one to bond with a loved one.