Workshops

My workshops take a collaborative and group approach in exploring diverse themes under a narrative methodology. Each workshop will welcome 10-15 participants in a format that involves sharing, writing, and testimonials with the purpose of identifying and deconstructing personal narrative while co-creating empowering frameworks.

 

These workshops will be held at Stillpoint Spaces and other locations around Berlin. I will post opportunities for bookings here with a description of the workshops.

Next workshop will take place on Saturday, March 28. Reservations can be made through Still Point here. Please note that this workshop has been postponed until further notice due to current Covid-19 restrictions. 

Shifting Narrative Identities in New Motherhood

Shifting Narrative Identities in Motherhood is a workshop focused on the ways in which our personal, familial, cultural, and historical perceptions of motherhood influence our sense of self after birth and into the role of “mother.” In this workshop, we will look at the narratives around motherhood and our roles as they were inherited. We will explore how those narratives have influenced us and how our personal narratives and our sense of self may have shifted in the transition into motherhood. We will explore the loss of identity, changed relationship to self, and new identities in the transformation after birth. Using narrative therapy theory and methods, we will co-create an alternative and unique narratives, expounding on the personal and political potential there is in the role of “mother.”

 

Format

This workshop is designed for women who have given birth during the last three years. If you are interested in the topic but do not belong to this group, please stay in touch, as we do plan to tackle this topic again in the future.

 

During the workshop, there will be time for personal exploration, sharing, writing and group discussion around the topics related to personal, familial, and cultural perceptions of motherhood. We encourage you to bring a notebook and also any pictures that you would like to share related to your birth, your experience as a mother, or any stories and items related to your important roles and identities “outside” your life as a mother.

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