Welcoming Ourselves - A workshop for Mothers of Young People.

24th and 25th February 2018
10am - 5pm both days


An opportunity to explore at depth and with good mentoring some of the issues that arise in mothering young people. What do we want for them? What do we want for ourselves that we may never have received in terms of holding? How do support our children in the way that is right for them? How do we find and feed our own longings?
As mothers we are inevitably deeply influenced and affected by our own early mothering and early childhood experiences, and also what has been carried down through the generational matriarchial and patriarchal lines. We often carry the subtle and often not so subtle messages about gender and entitlement deep within ourselves. We believe it is important to be able to take time out to reflect and deepen our awareness of how and what we might unconsciously be communicating to our daughters and sons in our attempts to hold them well in their own unique journeys. We will also delve into the messages we took on about our bodies as women and our sexuality. Who are we today as sexual adult women? Where is our yes, our no, our maybe?

This workshop is facilitated by Jill Kettle  and Tatiana Shuttleworth. Tatiana is a grandmother and elder. She is a very experienced psychotherapist with a joyous warmth and enormous set of skills to draw from. She has been running couple's workshops, women's groups and retreats for women for over fifteen years and has been working with families experiencing difficulties for over 30 years.

She has a particular interest in exploring how patterns are played out through the generations. 

This weekend forms a part of the "welcoming our daughters" programs of events, providing rites of passage opportunities and community building for young women and their mothers.
To be Human
is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.
What urgency calls you to your one love?
What shape awaits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?

(David Whyte)