The Mothers Circle… it’s for YOU

Becoming a mother is a transformative and life-changing event. This six week series is offered so that you can connect with your journey through birth and motherhood with the four quadrants of human experience: Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit.

Sarah Caldwell is a therapist with the Healing Group and she will be guiding the group through the 4D Wheel, based on the work of Gina Odgen which uses the native american medicine wheel as the foundation for healing and processing difficult experiences. I’ll be leading the movement portion of the sessions- yoga, breathwork, meditation and sound healing.

This isn’t just for those of us that had a rough BIRTH experience, it’s for anyone that has been pregnant, given birth and stepped into the role of MOTHER. There is far more to the experience than just the few days around the birth! Any part of this journey can be challenging and maybe those struggles are still sticking with you. This series is designed to help women move through the emotions and feelings that come during the birth years in a supportive, nurturing and compassionate way.

Does any of this describe your experience?
A high-risk pregnancy
Pregnancy after loss(es)
Body image concerns
Unexpected birth outcomes
Painful birth experiences
Birth injury
Postpartum depression or anxiety
Long-term physical recovery
Nursing struggles
Family/relationship issues
Career challenges
Feelings of resentment, loss, fear or anger about the changes that come along with bringing home a new baby and taking on a new role…

We get it. Really- we’ve been there too. Which is why we’re offering this opportunity for women to join together and release what’s been building up. It’s ok if things were hard. It’s ok if you’re still upset about it. It’s ok to move through it and find peace and joy once again.

Space is limited to 6 participants in order to create a safe and caring environment. Don’t worry- everyone else is going to cry too! Come with all you’ve got, we’ll work the wheel and surround you with love.

Registration is now open for the next session beginning March 16th on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm. Contact Alicia for more information.

BABY study at the U of U

Have you ever wondered if your baby knows what you’re thinking? I have! That’s why I find this study so exciting. The University of Utah Child Adaptation and Neurodevelopment Lab (CAN) is conducting a study on baby affect and behavior. The BABY study will examine how a first-time pregnant woman’s mood is related to her newborn’s behavior! How cool is that? You can participate in this study if you are a first-time mom, expecting one baby and planning to deliver at the University of Utah hospital. There is compensation for participation and it’s pretty simple: One prenatal visit to the lab and a follow-up visit with you at the hospital after your baby arrives.

It’s really encouraging to see more interest and effort given to women and children’s health during the birth year. I look forward to seeing what information this study provides and applying it to prenatal yoga and preparing for birth. One of the things I love about teaching prenatal yoga is that I get to meet a lot of really neat women. I heard about this study because a mama in class is one of the principal investigators- Elisabeth Conradt, PhD. Thanks, Liz! We love what you do and want to support your efforts.

If you are eligible and interested in participating contact the CAN lab project coordinator at 801-581-6468 or at canlab@utah.edu.

Please share with your mama friends so we can all learn more about how we connect and impact each other… even in the womb!

Can Lab Photo brochure