Healing Mother Hunger (6 weeks, online book club and yoga class course)

R890,00

About the program:

In Kelly McDaniel’s groundbreaking book, Mother Hunger, the author identifies the serious injury of lost maternal nurturance, protection and guidance. Kelly explains how not receiving these key elements of maternal love adequately, does not cause us to love our mothers less – but it can cause us how to not learn to love ourselves. While you may not have a clear, conscious memory of those early days, your body does remember the maternal love that was not received at all, or not in the ways your young, developing heart and brain deeply required it to be.

As we grow into young children, teens and eventually adults, this hunger for maternal love does not decrease. It intensifies as we try to understand and fill the growing absence of maternal love. We may not be aware that this is missing maternal love, but we often can feel that something is missing. We may find ourselves reaching for “surrogate” mothers. Overeating, alcohol and substance abuse and drama-fuelled relationships are just some of the examples of this. 

In our 6 week book club and yoga class course, we are going to gently work our way through Kelly’s insightful and profound book, and through our yoga practice we are going to practice embodying the elements of maternal love that we may not received at all or not adequately: lost nurturance, protection and guidance. It is our hope that this program provides compassionate and nurturing support as you seek to heal mother hunger.

Whether you identify with wanting to heal mother hunger, work with others who are struggling with this, or are just simply curious about the topic – you are more than welcome to join us.

Testimonials about previous yoga class courses:

  • “This program supported me in feeling empowered within my body, mind and very importantly MY HEART.”
  • “Having Candice as my teacher. She treated everyone with compassion, understanding and kindness. I loved that it never felt overwhelming.”
  • “This course helped me to listen to my body. Be more aware of what it’s saying & holding and learning that I can create space for those areas to be and also that I have control of what comes into heart space and can protect it.”
  • “This programme helped me understand the nature of trauma. And how to heal by being kind to myself and your body. To make a choice for what is good for my body.”
  • “I learnt how to make nourishing choices for myself.”

We will be moving gently, carefully and there is no expectation for you to partake in every movement. A healing journey is also choosing what feels most nourishing to you. You are more than welcome to opt out at any stage, and simply observe.

Program overview:

  • We begin on Friday, 5 April ’24 and will journey together for 6 weeks. 
  • You will need to have purchased a copy of Kelly McDaniel’s book, Mother Hunger.
  • Once we begin, you will be invited to join our community what’s app support group. Within this group, you will receive guidance on chapters of the book to read through each week and be encouraged to share any quotes or insights you have in reading. There will be no pressure or expectation to share, this is purely an opportunity to connect with and support other group members as they journey with us. There will also be a broadcast-only group provided should you prefer. 
  • We will meet weekly for our yoga class, on Fridays at 8am – 9am SAST for the 6 weeks. This will be online, via Zoom. The yoga classes are designed based on the chapters we are reading that week.  

About your host:

Cands is a licensed counsellor and yoga therapist that specializes in trauma and mental health. She has worked with many individuals one on one and in group therapy programs focused on mental health and psychological trauma recovery. Through these professional experiences and advanced academic training, Cands has in-depth knowledge of trauma, trauma recovery theory, mental health and just how yoga can powerfully support mental wellbeing. She can’t wait to teach you what she knows, and support you on your healing journey!

NB info:

There will be a recording of each class for those that can’t attend live, for the full duration of the course (and you are welcome to still ask Cands questions during the course if you haven’t been able to attend live).

Ts & Cs:

By purchasing this course you are agreeing to the following terms.

  • This course is for your individual personal use, and therefore copying, distribution or otherwise sharing of the recordings are not permitted.
  • The recordings are only available for the duration of the course.
  • Our standard refund terms apply:
    • We will happily issue you with a 50% credit note to use for any of our products and services (valid for 12 months), should you cancel or notify us that you will not be able to attend this course within 30+ days of the course start date.
    • No refund or credit note is provided if you cancel within 30 days of the course start date or exit the course or do not attend or complete the course.

 

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About the program:

In Kelly McDaniel’s groundbreaking book, Mother Hunger, the author identifies the serious injury of lost maternal nurturance, protection and guidance. Kelly explains how not receiving these key elements of maternal love adequately, does not cause us to love our mothers less – but it can cause us how to not learn to love ourselves. While you may not have a clear, conscious memory of those early days, your body does remember the maternal love that was not received at all, or not in the ways your young, developing heart and brain deeply required it to be.

As we grow into young children, teens and eventually adults, this hunger for maternal love does not decrease. It intensifies as we try to understand and fill the growing absence of maternal love. We may not be aware that this is missing maternal love, but we often can feel that something is missing. We may find ourselves reaching for “surrogate” mothers. Overeating, alcohol and substance abuse and drama-fuelled relationships are just some of the examples of this. 

In our 6 week book club and yoga class course, we are going to gently work our way through Kelly’s insightful and profound book, and through our yoga practice we are going to practice embodying the elements of maternal love that we may not received at all or not adequately: lost nurturance, protection and guidance. It is our hope that this program provides compassionate and nurturing support as you seek to heal mother hunger.

Whether you identify with wanting to heal mother hunger, work with others who are struggling with this, or are just simply curious about the topic – you are more than welcome to join us.

Testimonials about previous yoga class courses:

  • “This program supported me in feeling empowered within my body, mind and very importantly MY HEART.”
  • “Having Candice as my teacher. She treated everyone with compassion, understanding and kindness. I loved that it never felt overwhelming.”
  • “This course helped me to listen to my body. Be more aware of what it’s saying & holding and learning that I can create space for those areas to be and also that I have control of what comes into heart space and can protect it.”
  • “This programme helped me understand the nature of trauma. And how to heal by being kind to myself and your body. To make a choice for what is good for my body.”
  • “I learnt how to make nourishing choices for myself.”

We will be moving gently, carefully and there is no expectation for you to partake in every movement. A healing journey is also choosing what feels most nourishing to you. You are more than welcome to opt out at any stage, and simply observe.

Program overview:

  • We begin on Friday, 5 April ’24 and will journey together for 6 weeks. 
  • You will need to have purchased a copy of Kelly McDaniel’s book, Mother Hunger.
  • Once we begin, you will be invited to join our community what’s app support group. Within this group, you will receive guidance on chapters of the book to read through each week and be encouraged to share any quotes or insights you have in reading. There will be no pressure or expectation to share, this is purely an opportunity to connect with and support other group members as they journey with us. There will also be a broadcast-only group provided should you prefer. 
  • We will meet weekly for our yoga class, on Fridays at 8am – 9am SAST for the 6 weeks. This will be online, via Zoom. The yoga classes are designed based on the chapters we are reading that week.  

About your host:

Cands is a licensed counsellor and yoga therapist that specializes in trauma and mental health. She has worked with many individuals one on one and in group therapy programs focused on mental health and psychological trauma recovery. Through these professional experiences and advanced academic training, Cands has in-depth knowledge of trauma, trauma recovery theory, mental health and just how yoga can powerfully support mental wellbeing. She can’t wait to teach you what she knows, and support you on your healing journey!

NB info:

There will be a recording of each class for those that can’t attend live, for the full duration of the course (and you are welcome to still ask Cands questions during the course if you haven’t been able to attend live).

Ts & Cs:

By purchasing this course you are agreeing to the following terms.

  • This course is for your individual personal use, and therefore copying, distribution or otherwise sharing of the recordings are not permitted.
  • The recordings are only available for the duration of the course.
  • Our standard refund terms apply:
    • We will happily issue you with a 50% credit note to use for any of our products and services (valid for 12 months), should you cancel or notify us that you will not be able to attend this course within 30+ days of the course start date.
    • No refund or credit note is provided if you cancel within 30 days of the course start date or exit the course or do not attend or complete the course.

 

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