Meets every other week
21 July, 4 August & 18 August
Thursdays at 7:00pm CT (90 minutes)
If you cannot make it live (or wish to revisit the material), a recording will be made available about 48 hours after the session. Live attendance is preferred on Mind Oasis and is part of what we call our special sauce!
The rites of passages we have gone through and the sacred work of child raising can leave our bodies depleted especially in a culture that does not recognize the value of motherhood. This Ceremony series values and supports you as a mother, a spiritual practitioner, a creative beauty being within a precious earth body.
Ceremonies are an ancient and relevant spiritual practice to support women in their full embodiment and power. They are all about connecting with your inner wisdom and the loving wisdom beyond within a nourishing community.
Come bring what needs care to the hearth of ceremony, claim your intentions and experience transformation in a nourishing way while strengthening your connections with the earth, your mother.
Intention of Ceremony 1: Renewal
Intention of Ceremony 2: Pleasure
Intention of Ceremony 3: Earth Connections
I look forward to sitting in ceremony with you to support your motherhood path with this spiritual practice.
This course will include the ceremony practices of:
- Self Regulation Practices
- Setting Intentions
- Calling in loving wisdom helpers and ancestors that have heart and meaning for you
- Guided Meditations
- Teachings and discussion
Optional reading to support teachings:
- The Great Mother, Isa Gucciardi PhD
- Welcoming Home Spirit, SobonFu Some
Gena McCarthy RN, MFT is a perinatal psychotherapist, a certified EMDR (PTSD treatment) provider, a ceremonialist and the developer and educator of the Birth Spirituality and Healing Network. She has worked in the field of physical and psychological women’s health for many years.
She has studied and practiced Shamanic, Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist, Cherokee Peacekeeper and cross-cultural ways of healing. She co-founded the San Francisco Bay Area Tara Mandala Sangha.
She currently teaches, mentors and offers 1-1 therapy sessions for mothers to be, mothers, grandmothers and perinatal professionals. She has an online course,the Sacred Basket Program, for perinatal professionals, that prepares them to enter the birth field from the potency of their wholeness, open to wonder, confident to address trauma.
She is the founder and developer of the Contra Costa County Perinatal Depression to Wellness Network, two local HMO Perinatal Integrative Health Programs and the East Bay/ SF Peer Perinatal Professional Ceremony Circle. She was one of the developers of the Contra Costa County Integrative Health Program.
She lives with her beloved husband in the Bay Area. She loves to meditate, hike, dance, sing, garden, travel and visit with their son, who lives on the east coast.