Rites of Birth
Sharing birth stories is an ancient practice. It enables us to make meaning from our births, deepen our healing and turn our experiences into powerful medicine for ourselves and others. Join one or several 2-hour story-sharing sessions in order to offer your story, get support and receive from others.
Saturday, December 22 @ 11am - 1pm ET
(there will also be sharing circles for Jan 19 and Feb 16 at the same time)
$17 for just Dec 22 ($27 after 12/19)
$47 when you preregister for all three ($67 after 12/19)
HOW IT WORKS
We’ll gather on Zoom as a group (after you register, you’ll receive the link to join). Depending on the number of people attending, we’ll either do all of our sharing in the main group or we’ll split into virtual small groups and use powerful approaches to listening to hold each other in our story-sharing. Then we’ll all gather together again to do some group work on our birth stories, as needed.
WHO I AM
If we haven’t met yet, I’m Jennifer Gleeson Blue and I head up all things here at The Resilient Body (that’s my belly up there!). I teach movement work and inner work and love to blend the two. I’ve been passionate about birth since I had my first child via a rather traumatic 54-hour labor at a birth center that led to a transfer to a hospital and a cesarean section. After two miscarriages, I just gave birth for the second time - a planned home birth that went swimmingly, if ridiculously long. These births have been among the most powerful catalysts in my life and have sent me to this very place where I now stand before you. I’ve been wanting to offer this sort of support for some time, and knew I needed to wait until my second child made it safely earthside. I hold your journey as sacred - no matter what it has been - and I can’t wait to join you for this beautiful time of sharing and healing!
NOTE: Sharing is not required, but is recommended. :) Also, sometimes it can be hard to hear others’ birth stories. All stories are welcome, whether it’s an elective repeat cesarean or planned homebirth or a story of pregnancy loss. if you feel that hearing of others’ births may deeply trigger you at this time, I recommend seeking some initial healing with a psychotherapist and then joining a birth circle when you feel more ready. I get it. I’ve been there.