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Mon, 07 Oct


Ocean Grove

The Circle for Mums: Unwinding with Art & Sisterhood Series

Join The Circle for Mums: Unwinding with Art & Sisterhood featuring Maternal Journal in Ocean Grove. Support your wellbeing, get creative and connect with other mums in a safe and nurturing environment.

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The Circle for Mums: Unwinding with Art & Sisterhood Series
The Circle for Mums: Unwinding with Art & Sisterhood Series

Time & Location

07 Oct 2024, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Ocean Grove, Shell Road Reserve, 1 John Dory Dr, Ocean Grove VIC 3226, Australia

About the event

Here is a general guidelines about how I currently price my sliding scale and to help you determine where you fall on it.

  • The highest dollar cost reflects the true cost of the circle. It is the cost that I would charge all students in the absence of a sliding scale. If you have access to financial security, own property or have personal savings, you would not traditionally qualify for sliding scale services. If you are able to pay for "wants" and spend little time worried about securing necessities in your life, you have economic privilege and power in our community. This price is for you.
  • The middle cost reflects my acknowledgement that paying the full cost would prevent some people from being able to attend, but who do not honestly find themselves reflected in either descriptions for the highest cost or the lowest. If you are struggling to conquer debt or build savings or move away from paycheck to paycheck living but have access to steady income and are not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, child care, etc., you belong here. If you, however, can ask others for financial support, such as family members, partners, or friends, please consider using those personal resources before you use the resources of the sliding scale and limit opportunities for others.
  • The bottom cost represents an honest acknowledgment by me that there are people whose economic circumstances would prevent them from being a part of this circle if there was not a deliberate opportunity made for them to access services at a cost that is reflective of their economic realities. If you struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care, and are living paycheck to paycheck or are in significant debt, you probably belong here and you deserve a community that honours your price as equal an economic offering as the person who can pay the highest tier. Even when the lower tier is still prohibitive, I will work with folks to offer extended payment plans and other solutions.

Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility.

The Circle for Mums provides a positive outlet for some of the feelings and challenges you might experience, both physically and emotionally in pregnancy and new parenthood. Through a series of creative circles, we will explore the practice of journaling to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

One of the best things about journaling in a group is sharing a safe space to connect with other people. By exploring our emotions, thoughts and experiences in a creative way, we get to be vulnerable and connect with each other through the language of art.

Each session is guided by a different journaling exercise, including poetry and prose writing to collage, drawing and painting.

The group is facilitated by me, Lisa Quinney, Perinatal Counsellor, mother of two, and passionate creative. I provide an inclusive and safe space for anyone who has experienced pregnancy, given birth, identifies as a mother or as a woman or non-binary carer.

Please be aware that strong feelings can emerge during the group workshops, and they are not recommended for people with a history of severe mental illness.

  Most important info:​​

  • we meet at 11:30 am 
  • ​​Sessions go for 2 hrs
  • No more than 10 people in the class
  • All materials are included.
  • ​I will prepare a small snack and some tea for the group.
  • ​Babies up to one year are welcome. Please organise care for older children during this time - if this is not possible, please get in touch to see if we can work something out.

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