How would it feel to hear the insights and wisdom into womanhood that has been hidden and ignored for so long?
How would things change for you if you understood why you feel the way you do, and the history of why we are all so disconnected to what it means to be a woman and a mama these days?
It would feel both reassuring and inspiring at the same time right?
In fact, it would change everything.
This is your invitation to join a world first conversation.
Yes, world first.
I have brought together Dr Aurelie Athan and Dr Oscar Serrallach to share with you the world’s best understanding the journey to, and through motherhood - and I mean more than just the first few months.
Never before have these two leading experts discussed, so publicly, how we SHOULD be supporting mothers and why we need radical change around how to speak and feel about motherhood.
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It's time for a different narrative around motherhood
When children experience the transistion we all know of as ADOLESCENCE, medical professionals, mental health professionals, school teachers, family and friends; all consider their current state through the lens of adolescence and what that means to their hormones, emotions, physical health and behaviour.
Mothers experience deep changes to not only their physical state and hormones, but also how their brain is actually wired and how they perceive the world around them, and yet this is not considered when looking at care and support for women during this time.
The journey to and through motherhood is "The Forgotten Transition"ACCESS TO THIS PROFOUND CLASS TODAY FOR $39
There are reasons why the world looks different after you become a mother.
There is nothing wrong with you if you don't recognise yourself.
Together we can start to UNDERSTAND the real transition that is motherhood so we can start to forgive ourselves and learn how to really support ourselves and other mamas.
We’re creating a ripple effect here. A movement. A wave of awareness that is starting with us - you, me and our beautiful circle of mamas.
YOU CAN BE A PART OF THIS MOVEMENT
It is time to change the way mothers feel about themselves and the journey they are on.
I am so deeply, deeply grateful that we can do this together.
Hay House author, journalist, international award-winning coach + Matrescence Activist. I have spent more than a decade trying to find ways to stop the overwhelm of modern motherhood (and taking it out on my family) and I’m here to show you exactly what works.
As a producer with more than 15 years experience at the ABC, I bring the research and dedication of a journalist to the passion of an anthropologist and coach. Since 2013, I have trained as an Internationally Accredited Life Coach, Post-Natal Yoga teacher, and Meditation facilitator. With an Honours Degree in International Studies and a Graduate Certificate in International Development focusing on empowering women in the developing world, I have always been focused on women: why the world views us in a particular way, and what we can do about it.
Dr Oscar Serrallach
Has been working to change the way the world viewed mothers since he wrote a very powerful piece for Goop. His explanation of what he was seeing in his clinic - which he called Post-Natal Depletion - went viral.
Over the past twelve months, he’s travelled the world talking about this, including at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Live Goop Events, and his clinic in Byron Bay is booked out with mamas seeking his insight into how to thrive after motherhood. He graduated from Auckland School of Medicine in New Zealand in 1996.
He has specialised in general practice, family medicine, and did further training in functional medicine, working in a number of hospital and community-based jobs, as well as in an alternative community in Nimbin that exposed him to nutritional medicine, herbalism, and home birth.
Dr Aurelie Athan
Psychologist and faculty member at The Teachers College, Columbia University where she has personally revived the term matrescence through education, theory, and practice.
All the work on this topic in the world right now is because of her. Her courses and certificate program are world firsts in Reproductive Psychology - but are not yet available online to study, meaning that if you want to hear what she has to say (which you really do), you have to go sit in her classroom in New York.
She understands the transitions of womanhood. She studies the sacredness of ritual and spiritual awakening and the ignored feminine. Her work makes me want to lose myself in a library, and her words often bring me to tears.
When I first became a mama, I knew something profound had just happened.
Sure, I’d just given birth, but something else had just occurred: something new, uncomfortable, unpredictable has begun too.
As I looked into my little girl’s eyes, a very overpowering question began to stir:
How can I be everything for you, and not lose myself?
It was as if I immediately knew that this was going to be it - never again was it just going to be me, only me, and my dreams. I was forever changed.
Over the coming months, that question and that uncomfortable feeling, that accompanied it, grew and grew. No matter how much I began to feel at home as a mama, I still felt that question within. So, I began to look around…
Surely someone else was talking about this?
Wasn’t anyone else wondering how this whole motherhood thing would change them?
No-one. I found absolutely no-one talking about this.
Which made me lead me to deep self-judgement.
It must be just me. I must be a bad mum for questioning this. There was something wrong with me for asking ‘what about me?’ when my baby needed me so much.
So I pushed that question down, deep down, and just got on with it. Hiding behind the mask of busyness, pretending that all was OK.
This is what happens when we don’t talk about the transition of motherhood, mama.
When we force a woman to ignore those inner questions, that searching for ‘what now?’, we force her to abandon herself.
We make her feel wrong.
You are NOT WRONG mama, there is nothing wrong with you, you are not a bad mum - we just need a whole new conversation about Motherhood, one that includes a deep understanding of ‘matrescence’ and what this 'Forgotten Transition' really means.