Mama Rising Circles
A journey within to reconnect to your essence
as a woman and as a mother.
"The most precious inheritance that parents can give
their children is their own happiness."
Thich Nhat Hanh
Do you find it hard to juggle your different roles as a partner, mother, working woman? Do you feel different about your relationship, your friendships, your work since you've become a mother? Do you feel torn between the life you want to live and the mother you think you should be?
If self-doubt, guilt and overwhelm have become your constant companions, it's time for you to redefine what it means to be a mother and a woman so you can feel empowered and fulfilled as you navigate this season of your life.
The Mama Rising Circles will help you explore who you are now you are a mother – no matter how long ago you first became one – and understand that you are going through a huge transformation of identity.
The shift in identity that a woman goes through when she becomes a mother is called Matrescence. This article HERE explains what it is and why it matters.
Over a period of 4 weeks, we will explore how this transformation is manifesting in your life and how to start piecing yourself back together again.
“Understanding what Matrescence is and how to navigate it is like being handed a map. Once you've got the map, the journey gets easier... and really, really exciting. Because it’s the making of you.”
Amy Taylor Kabbaz
"What I learned during the circles helped me feel more connected to my role as a mother and less guilty about protecting my wellbeing. I now pay attention to how I speak to myself and how I treat and prioritise myself.
I also feel less alone because I gained perspective - that we all go through matrescence and it is normal. This understanding has given me more confidence to speak up with my partner and family. I’m starting to ask for help and I’m finding that this is really shortening my cycle of resentment towards the massive changes in my life that have come with motherhood.
Learning from the other ladies in terms of the experiences – it made me feel so supported. It was lovely that we were all at different stages of motherhood too, but could see we all had similar experiences. I also really valued the additional resources, they widened my knowledge on this stage of life."
Meredith, mum of a 3 year-old
The Mama Rising Circles will help you:
~ be kinder to yourself and tame your inner critic
~ know your strengths and how to use them
~ honour what is important to you, without guilt
~ live life with more joy and grace
~ learn to trust yourself and reconnect with your intuition
~ nurture meaningful and supportive connections with the ones you love
Who is it for?
Mothers at any stage of their motherhood journeys: whether you're a newborn mum finding the adjustment into motherhood challenging and confusing, or a mum of young children or grown-ups who has lost her sense of self since becoming a mother.
Mothers who are experiencing or have experienced perinatal mood challenges.
Mothers who want to reconnect with the wise woman within, learn about themselves and unleash their potential.
These circles are all about stepping into your full self as a mother and as a sovereign woman. Every woman can benefit, even if they think the timing isn’t right or even if they feel like they’re just going ‘ok’."
Meredith, mum of a 3 year-old
"It was truly a special experience to talk freely and openly with other women. I found it very nourishing and surprising just how much we all resonated with each other’s experiences.
The steps we covered during the circles were really valuable in understanding how a woman changes after having a baby. Not only were they skills I could adopt in everyday life, it allowed me to connect with my own feelings and recognise negative patterns of behaviour.
I feel I have a new understanding of myself and how I want to live my life as a mum and woman. I’m not as ‘stuck in my head’ and I’m certainly not as hard on myself."
Katherine, mum of a 6 month-old
The journey includes
Weekly two-hour women circles over 4 weeks where you will progress, alongside like-minded mamas, through 6 nourishing steps to help you reflect, reset and reconnect while sharing and learning from each other in a safe and caring environment (there will be a maximum of 6 women per circle).
A mixture of guided reflections supported by worksheets, meditations and discussions to help you discover the new you that is arising through your motherhood journey.
A signed copy of Mama Rising by Amy Taylor Kabbaz, which will be referenced and used as study material throughout the 4 weeks.
Recommendations for additional resources to deepen your understanding and enrich your journey.
Email support as required throughout the 4 weeks.
Elise Clement is a Life Coach, Matrescence specialist and Wellbeing Consultant dedicated to helping women harness the power of life transitions and navigate them with confidence.
Elise received her coach accreditation from the Human Potential Institute. She is an accredited Mama Rising Facilitator, taking women through the method developed by Amy Taylor Kabbaz to spread the word of Matrescence far and wide. She also has a diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and studied Functional Nutrition.
Most importantly, Elise has direct experience navigating life’s transitions: she worked in corporate for over 12 years before changing career and is the grateful mum of a little girl who is one of her wisest teachers!
Elise is a truly inspirational facilitator and has a calming presence allowing you to fully trust the process. Not only does she go through the Mama Circles steps set out, but she also brings so much of her own personal experience and wisdom to the sessions, I often left these circles feeling clarity in my life direction and empowered as a woman.
Katherine, mum of a 6 month-old
Schedule and Price
All circles are held at Bulb in Clovelly.
Saturday 14th August from 3pm to 5pm
Saturday 21st August from 3pm to 5pm
Monday 30th August from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Monday 6th September from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Receive 10% discount when you bring a friend!
These circles have been designed to take you on a journey - it is recommended that you commit to attending all four of them in order to make the most of the experience. Refunds are available if cancellation is made 7 days prior to the first circle on 14th August.
If you're interested in connection, nourishing conversations and self-reflection, check out the
Monthly Women's Circles that take place at Bulb one Monday per month, from 6pm to 7.30pm.
More info HERE.
For more information, contact Elise:
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351 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly NSW 2031