Mindful Pregnancy & Birth
Approaching pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood with the openness that mindfulness can bring, enables us to build and establish greater resilience to meet whatever we encounter in our unfolding journey into parenthood.
But undertaking a practice such as this, which is so different in attitude to life in the modern world, can be a challenge in itself, and it can be really helpful to have the support of a group to share and practice with.
Writing ‘Mindful Pregnancy & Birth’ has inspired me to create two online forums to share with you the practical essence of the book in a virtual, experiential form. The Mindful Pregnancy Circle & the Mindful Mama Circle are virtual spaces for mothers and mothers-to-be to share, connect and meditate together.
The Mindful Pregnancy Circle is a supportive space for women to gather ‘virtually’ in pregnancy, to lean-in and connect with others and be guided through mindfulness meditations. This group invites participants to share in their own journeys and be heard within the compassionate ‘holding’ of this circle.
Sometimes we just need to be witnessed, or to witness another with compassion, for whatever we might be struggling with to shift, or to gain insight, or to celebrate our pregnancies and recognise the caring community of pregnant women around us. The intention of the Mindful Pregnancy Circle is to enable participants to experience this sense of healing, kindness and connection on the path towards birth.
Similarly in early motherhood we at times find ourselves in extreme places both internally and in our lives, at all hours of the day and night. It is an important time to stay connected with other mothers who are having a shared experience and can feel empathy and offer open-hearted support.
The Mindful Mama Circle is for new mothers during their babies’ first year of life. It provides a virtual arena for guided meditation practice as well as a compassionate space to share, to listen and to be heard, among like-minded mothers.
The overall aim of the groups is simply to share, to meditate, to ask questions, to be inspired or to inspire each other, and to BE together.
You are so welcome to join us, and of course babies are welcome in the circles too!