Mother Retreat

Mother Retreat

Life Works, in response to requests of our Graduates, has created the mother of all our retreats, 4 days and 3 nights of deep and life-changing work that is simply not done anywhere else. Its sole purpose is to free women from compensations they have made in their own lives because of the woman that raised them. Called Mommy, Mom, Mother, Gran, Auntie and even by proper name sometimes, we each had our own mixed maternal influence from which we modeled our personal blend of how to be a woman.

We have specific, sometimes even codified expectations, ways we must behave and patterns deeply engrained in our psyches. We may even think there are no other ways to be a woman other than how our mothers were. Most often we are in reaction, either being exactly like our mothers by operating on our own personally-designed default position, or being their opposite, not to doing anything the way she would ~ conforming or rebelling still as adults. Thus, we are trapped between two mirrors in a funhouse, compelled to be her or not be her. A losing game.

As little girls we looked up at the people around us to figure out how to behave. The people most often there were our mothers. We have emulated the maternal influence in our lives without thinking or pausing. Now, as adults ourselves, we have the opportunity to decide how those qualities, habits and ways of being need to be adjusted and realigned so we can be our own authentic, expressive and full selves.

Yes, the work is deep and profound.

You will be stimulated, irritated and enlivened as you look at your relationship with her from every angle possible. You will learn about her by experiencing other women reacting to their relationships with their mothers. There will be release, clarity, insight and resolution freeing you in ways you can’t imagine. We probe deep into your relationship to womanhood and uncover what is authentic for you. You’ll uncover a life uniquely yours.

Our mothers, in some cases, gave up their creative lives for us. It is up to us to create lives that include all parts of womanhood and the incredible array of possibilities we have. The way is not over, under, or around but through this maze of thoughts and beliefs we have about our mothers in order to become ourselves. Do join us.

In our past Mother Retreats, the intensity and depth of the work we do was life-shifting. Participants reported outstanding results in many, sometimes unexpected, realms of their lives. We asked ourselves questions and experienced a sense of deep release, increased possibility and peace both within ourselves and with the women who birthed us. We expect the next Mother Retreat to be as profound and liberating.

Hours are 10:30am the first day through 6pm last day. The fee and dates are TBA and includes the course, all materials, shared room and all meals. Please make a deposit of $500 to reserve a place. Discounts may be available for early enrollment. All balances must be paid a month before retreat. We can promise it will change your life. If you have participated in this retreat before, the fee to review is $1500. Women only.

Printable and emailable invitation

Email that you want to enroll in the Mother Retreat and we’ll schedule it.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE YOUR MOTHER UNLESS SHE IS WHO YOU WANT TO BE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE YOUR MOTHER’S MOTHER OR YOUR MOTHER’S MOTHER’S MOTHER OR EVEN YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S MOTHER ON YOUR FATHER’S SIDE.

YOU MAY INHERIT THEIR CHINS OR THEIR HIPS OR THEIR EYES. BUT YOU ARE NOT DESTINED TO BECOME THE WOMEN WHO CAME BEFORE YOU. YOU ARE NOT DESTINED TO LIVE THEIR LIVES.

SO IF YOU INHERIT SOMETHING, INHERIT THEIR STRENGTH.
IF YOU INHERIT SOMETHING, INHERIT THEIR RESILIENCE.

BECAUSE THE ONLY PERSON YOU ARE DESTINED TO BECOME IS THE PERSON YOU DECIDE TO BE.
NIKE AD 1997