Spirit Babies Retreat, Healing Womb Grief June 14-17, 2018
Many of us live with a little empty nest inside ourselves. This can have an unseen impact in our day-to-day lives.
It’s a place where we hold our grief for the babies we lost or gave up along the way through miscarriage, termination, stillbirth or adoption. It is a place for the babies we didn’t have due to circumstance or choice. It’s a place we tuck right to the back recesses of our womb and is often accompanied by shame, guilt, anger, regret, confusion and deep sadness.
Our current society is unfortunately lacking in ways to honour and grieve our losses, causing emotions to become entrapped in our physical and energetic bodies. This unexpressed grief and guilt can lead to depression and various other health issues, causing us further pain and disconnection from the world and our loved ones. Often other symptoms such as depression, lack of motivation, feeling stuck or addictions are a result of this grief but the connection has not been made by the conscious mind.
Spirit Babies is a 4-day residential retreat where you are fully supported to explore and express the full range of emotions you may still be carrying, without judgment or expectation of how you ‘should’ be feeling. It is an opportunity to bring awareness and healing to the furthest reaches of yourself that have been wounded by your loss.
The retreat is specifically for women who have experienced the following:
- The loss of a baby during pregnancy
- The loss of a baby during birth or as an infant
- Termination/s of their pregnancy
- Unable to fall pregnant (health, unexplained)
- Has not had a baby due to life circumstances
- Has chosen to not have a child in this lifetime
- Who has adopted their child out to other parents
You will be gently guided through specifically designed processes and rituals focused on releasing, healing and integration at your own pace.
We will be working on all levels, to dissolve trapped trauma and allow conscious engagement with all aspects of your healing journey. You will be given the tools to continue this process after the retreat so that this healing continues in your life.
By the end of our time together, participants can expect to feel a greater sense of peace and a deeper understanding of their situation or experience and how it is shaping their lives from a physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual perspective.
This is a deeply personal and experiential retreat and numbers are limited to just 12 participants to ensure the utmost care and attention.
We warmly invite you to join us. Much love Kate and Sharon xxx
~ Kind Words from 2017 ~
‘These 4 days were the most I have ever felt nurtured and cared for, the process and planning of the days were so beautifully facilitated and the healing started from that first evening. Meditation, sharing circles, ceremony, teachings from Kate and Sharon as to how to better manage trauma and grief, reminders of our survival tools to “de-busying” our lives, delicious nurturing meals, rest, and technology free days…and drumming…oh the drumming was incredible…all set the scene for an incredibly life transforming experience. To listen to others stories and support incredibly brave women who live with sadness and grief in a society that bury their emotions instead of understanding and forgiving ourselves is so remarkable.’ GB
~ About your Facilitators ~
‘My motivation for co-creating Spirit Baby – Healing Womb Grief was born from my own personal journey through years of infertility and miscarriages. It was a painful, confusing, shameful and life-altering time in my life and years later I still grieve the loss of the babies I never had.
I found it difficult at the time to find a place to talk openly about what was happening. Words seemed inadequate to express what I was feeling. I now understand that this is a very common feeling, but at the time, it kept me isolated and shut down and ultimately slowed down my healing process.
As a facilitator of women’s circles for over 18 years, I understand the powerful healing and transformation that comes when we share our truth and are received with unconditional love. I also now understand how inextricably linked our physical and emotional bodies are and that healing needs to happen on all levels.
My wish is for everyone woman to have a safe space to reflect, integrate and heal their personal stories – whatever they are. It is an honour for us to hold this space for you.’
‘Working on Spirit Baby with Kate came out of a deep desire to help other women through this process. I had to do this work mostly on my own, as I could not find neutral outside support. I did find a lot of blame, shame and judgment. It has not been an easy journey. Healing sexual abuse, rape, miscarriage and trauma from my womb has taken me to the depths of my soul. I found my salvation in shamanic practices of death, rebirth and resurrection.
From all my initiations and work with spirit I emerged into a place of acceptance, forgiveness and compassion. I birthed my work as an ascension midwife – Helping people birth who they really are so that their spirit growth is exponential during their time on this planet. Having been through so much of this myself, I am honoured to be able to support other women through this process.’
More About Your Facilitators:
Kate Reed MA
Kate Reed is an experienced counsellor and facilitator with a Masters degree in Applied Psychology (Counselling) as well as certification in Somatic Psychotherapy, Health Coaching and Leadership. She has been facilitating Sister Circles and Ceremonies for over 18 years alongside her professional career as a counsellor, youth worker, life coach and teacher.
Kate is passionate about supporting women to find more peace in their hearts and more happiness in their lives.
By helping women to identify and heal core wounds, Kate assists women to step into the fullness of their unique and beautiful selves and open up to limitless possibilities in this life.
Kate currently holds Sister Circles, Ceremonies and Workshops around Australia, is the author of a step-by-step guide to holding Sacred Sister Circles, and also trains and mentors women around the world on how to facilitate their own unique and powerful Circles.
Sharon Bolt is a skilled multidisciplinary therapist specialising in the mind/body/spirit connection. Sharon is a qualified kinesiologist, clinical hypnotherapist, past life regressionist, NLP practitioner, energy healer, health coach, aromatherapist and core shamanism practitioner. Sharon is also a trained chi kung instructor.
Sharon now teaches a fusion of her chi kung and shamanic training – Shamanic Energy Training which is an embodiment programme for empowerment and grounding incorporating key energy principles.
Sharon is a grounded yet intuitive facilitator. She has been facilitating energy training workshops, shamanic workshops and women’s only healing workshops for over 15 years. Sharon is also a ritual and ceremonial facilitator and is often asked to create custom ceremonies for individuals and groups. She creates grounded spaces for transformation and is used to working with the deepest wounds in people. Herself a wounded healer, Sharon is an ascension midwife and specialises in calling in Soul Children for couples and helping people ‘birth’ their True Authentic Selves.
~ Cost ~
To secure your place, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required. Numbers are limited on for this retreat so it is a good idea to book in early.
King Single Room:
$1980 (incl GST) Early Bird Discount of 10% if the balance is paid in full by 1st May, 2018
$2200 (incl GST) Regular Price
Twin Share Room:
$1800 (incl GST) Early Bird Discount of 10% if the balance is paid in full by 1st May, 2018
$2000 (incl GST) Regular Price
– All Spirit Baby Workshop activities with Kate Reed and Sharon Bolt
– 3 nights accommodation at the beautiful Gymea Echo Retreat
– All delicious, high vibrational meals, prepared with love and accommodating different dietary requirements
– 120 minute Healing Spa Circuit includes use of Sauna, Steam Room, Magnesium Plunge Pool & Ozone Hydrotherapy Spa per guest.
– Unlimited access to the 20m long resort style Magnesium / Potassium mineral swimming pool
– The event will be supported by a group integration call two weeks later. This will give you the opportunity to reconnect to the energy of the group and ask questions/share your experiences.
It does not include:
Flights, travels costs or airport transfers to Gold Coast Airport.
We hope you understand that:
* If you cancel more than 60 days before the start of the retreat we will refund your payment, minus a $250 non-refundable registration fee.
* If you cancel within 60 days of the retreat commencement date, you will be refunded only half of the Workshop fee.
~ Application Process ~
We know you will appreciate that this is important and deep work, and as such, we need to ensure that each participant is in a state where they are ready and able to embark on this weekend immersion with us.
Places are limited to 12 participants to ensure a high level or care and attention for each person. Before we can fully confirm your spot, please complete the following Application Form. Once your Application Form is received and reviewed we will contact you to confirm your spot and secure your payment.