The Village London - Maternal Journal

Explore your feelings about becoming a parent through journalling

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0 months - 12 months
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Maternal Journal uses creative journaling to help restore some balance around the new feelings and challenges we might experience, both physically and emotionally, through pregnancy, birth and new parenthood.

By setting up a regular creative practice, you allow yourself time and space to record and reflect on your experiences – both happy moments and tougher times. This group is a chance to connect with other parents, which we need now more than ever, and share your experiences in a supportive space.

Session 1: Poetry to explore advice in pregnancy and parenthood
Session 2: Mark-making to explore your relationship with, and feelings about your pregnant or postnatal body
Session 3: Free writing and poetry exploring who I was/I am/who I want to be
Session 4: Automatic Drawing to explore feelings around pregnancy and birth and how you're feeling today
Session 5: Writing in the gap with poetry to explore the changes that come with motherhood/parenthood
Session 6: Free writing and poetry about revolutionary motherhood

Ticket price includes journal and art supply pack.

This course is led by Sarah Tessier. Sarah is a postnatal doula, antenatal teacher and mum of two. Originally from Canada, she now calls Lewisham home. She was drawn to supporting new families because she had two very different birth and postnatal experiences and knows first hand the difference that good postnatal support can make. Sarah has a wealth of experience running groups for new parents and parents to be and aims to create a warm, welcoming and safe environment.

Please be aware that strong feelings can emerge during the group workshops, and they are not recommended for people with a history of severe mental illness.

Parents with children of any age are welcome to attend Maternal Journal, but we ask that you only bring babes-in-arms/pre-crawlers with you to this course. This is so you can use this time to focus on yourself, your journalling, and your wellbeing.

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  • 6 week course
  • £18.00
  • 6 week course
  • £75.00
  • 6 week course
  • £92.00

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