These are gently guided relaxation sessions,
drawing on the practices of yoga nidra and somatic relaxation modalities.
With its focus on the body, Embodied Rest will offer you space to deeply rest and restore.
Thomas Hanna used the term somatic to describe
the body as experienced from the inside.
There are so many different approaches to Somatic Movement.
Each approach offers a process of discovery into the landscape of your own body and the invitation to inhabit yourself with greater presence and connection.
Hayley draws upon her studies and experience in Authentic Movement, the work of Miranda Tufnell, Andrea Olsen, Linda Hartley and Emily Conrad, as well as other somatic movement lineages.
You can expect to be gently guided into the wisdom of your own body,
exploring ways to nourish and resource each body system through movement.
There is always permission to listen to what you need in each moment and respond from there.
Come and try it out.
I am pregnant. Can I come?
We acknowledge that motherhood encompasses the process of pregnancy.
You are welcome in this group.
You may like to consider if you would prefer to join when you are in your second trimester.
For some, the first trimester can feel like a sensitive time, where not everyone may know about your pregnancy. Please make your decision around this depending on what you feel comfortable with.
For the Embodied Rest, you can adapt this to lay on your side and you are welcome to adjust your body throughout as you need to so you can be comfortable.
The Somatic Movement is gently guided and designed
to elicit the wisdom of your own body in a permissive space.
Therefore, you can adapt it as you need to, listening to what feels right for you and baby
(eg. not rolling on to your front but rolling from side to side instead).
While these are not a pregnancy specific sessions,
Somatic Movement and practice, while pregnant, can be a wonderful way
to connect with your own body in preparation for birth.
Why are the sessions 1hr 45mins?
In our dominant western culture, we spend so much time rushing around and doing,
often in a state of stress.
The demands of motherhood can perpetuate this.
Creating spaces that offer opportunity to slow down,
rest and restore are ever more important
to achieve a healthy balance and allow for states of being and becoming to emerge.
When working with the body, time and space for
transition and integration are needed.
These sessions are an opportunity for you to give yourself that all important time.
For the parts of you that need to rest, process and integrate to have space to breathe.
In (very simplified) terms of the Nervous System our disposition toward
doing and stress states translates as a tendency for the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system to dominate in an unhealthy and unregulated way.
In contrast, the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for the resting, digesting and processing of
our day-to-day and longer term experiences.
In ReSource, we give these faculties of support time to be and breathe.
Ultimately, our bodies thrive through the healthy expression and dynamic balance
of both sympathetic and parasympathetic activity.
ReSource is an opportunity to create a more healthy balance in your system as a whole through creating space for rest.
Why is this space for mothers of all ages (from New Mothers to Great Grandmothers)?
Mother Nurture seeks to (re)build intergenerational bridges across the community.
We would like to offer regular sessions in which the possibility for cultivating community is present.
In offering this intergenerational space, we hope to begin to (re)build these bridges.
So that the community and support systems around you, as a mother,
can begin to thrum and thrive more wholeheartedly and with life.
Why are sessions Bi-Weekly?
We asked you, the mothers, what would feel realistic and supportive for you at this time.
The response was that bi-weekly regularity would be the most supportive.
Why can’t my children come?
Your children are absolutely a part of this wider community and we hope to welcome them in other events.
There are so many wonderful spaces locally to attend with children.
This space is designed to for you.
To support you to (re)connect with yourself and build supportive community around you.
So you can mother from a more ReSourced place.
Do I have to book / commit for the whole term?
In the future, as the group grows, we will explore what may work best for the group.
For now, there will be both drop in and committed options.
You may find that coming to sessions on a regular basis will have beneficial impact in the longterm.
I can’t afford the sessions. Can I come?
We have tried to price the sessions fairly for the length of time they are.
In the future, we are looking to apply for funding to make them more accessible.
For now, we have provided two concession spaces for block bookings.
Please book these if you are in need.
Please pay the full price if you are able.
I am in a financially abundant / stable position.
How do I support this project?
When you book, you can pay a ‘Supporter’ price for block bookings.
If you feel you are in a financially abundant / stable position you can opt to
pay this and support us in offering concession places.
SO many thanks!
I need therapy! Are these sessions suitable for me?
Possibly. Possibly not.
These sessions are therapeutic in nature however, they are not intended to
replace individual therapy sessions that may support and meet you at another level of your journey.
If you are looking for individual support,
Hayley offers one-to-one collaborative somatic therapy sessions for mothers,
called Mother Space.
Mother Space is a space for you to receive the deeper holding you may need
to process challenge and cultivate inner resources,
working specifically with the journey of Matrescence and Motherhood.
More information HERE.
(this link will take you to Hayley’s website so do come back)
It is always possible to be in touch and discuss this with Hayley to see what would work best for you.
It may be possible that a combination of both group work and individual therapy may suit you.
I really want to come but I don’t have a car. How can I get there?
We’ll be setting up a lift share whatsaap group so that you can get here and back.
Watch this space.
When will you release the dates and location so I can schedule this into my life?
Dates and location have now been released.
I know I need this! How do I sign up!?
Booking is open!
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