Katharine Boddy, a former primary school teacher, a mother of four and a long-term meditator, invites you to join her for an online mothers group. Connect with other mothers, nourish your mind and heart and get inspired!
The group will look together at the key qualities of a mother from many angles. Through open dialogue, mothers will better understand the importance of their role for themselves, their family and their community, and also develop greater resilience to juggle the many demands of motherhood. The group will be informal and flexible, so if you need to breastfeed or to take a toddler to the bathroom, that is not a problem!
When? Fridays 11.00am – 12.00pm in term time or 12.30pm – 1.30pm
(Please indicate a preference).
10 sessions per term starting on 27th April 2018.
Where? In your own home via the Zoom conferencing app from your tablet or computer.
How much? £15 per term for non members, £10 for members paid by Pay Pal.
All proceeds will go to MAHM.
Who? Open to all mothers. Only 10 places are available . Priority given to members.
Contact Katharine on [email protected]
Course content includes:
– The nature of love
– The power of silence – and how to find it
– Resilience – managing your energy
– Purpose – the role of a mother
– Nourishment, not just nutrition
– Company – what do we read, watch and absorb – and how does it affect us
Poem for the week: C. Day Lewis touches on the pain of letting go of the child we love as they grow up:
It is eighteen years ago, almost to the day –
A sunny day with the leaves just turning.
The touch-lines new-ruled – since I watched you play
Your first game of football, then, like a satellite
Wrenched from its orbit, go drifting away
Behind a scatter of boys. I can see
You walking away from me towards the school
With the pathos of a half-fleged thing set free
Into a wilderness, the gait of one
Who finds no path where the path should be.
That hesitant figure, eddying away
Like a winged seed loosened from its parent stem.
Has something I never quite grasp to convey
About nature’s give-and-take – the small, the scorching
Ordeals which fire one’s irresolute clay.
I have had worse partings, but none that so
Gnaws at my mind still. Perhaps it is roughly
Saying what God alone could perfectly show –
How selfhood begins with walking away.
And love is proved in the letting go.
If you are interested in joining please contact Katharine Boddy at [email protected]