Take Back Your Power and Identity

 

I’ve always admired those who grow and give back after a life-changing experience.

Take Lisa Manterfield, for instance. She’s channeled her talent and energy into writing and community building for women who are unintentionally childless. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person in February. She expressed “a single-minded vision to help women like herself who have struggled through infertility and come out the other side.” Her latest endeavor kicks off in southern California next month — June 26 to be exact.

Lisa, whose smile is as big as her heart, has teamed up with a friend who is a therapist specializing in loss and grief. Together they’ve developed a series of workshops aimed at coming to terms with unplanned childlessness and all that goes along with it. The series is called Healing Through Creativity and the first workshop will be Finding Your Identity After Infertility – a topic she feels very strongly about, saying, “I’m really excited about the idea and I think it’s going to fill a niche and hopefully provide a valuable resource, that I don’t think is currently there.”

Among the items on the workshop program will be interactive exercises designed to shift your thinking and help you reconnect with your inner self. You can expect to:

• Acknowledge your loss
• Identify the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that are preventing you from healing
• Connect with your own passion and purpose
• Take back your power and identity
• Gain support from a community of like-minded women
• Find the courage to take the next step

You can learn more here.

Pamela Tsigdinos

Writer, blogger and, oh, yeah, infertility survivor. My memoir, Silent Sorority, tells the whole story. There's a movie in there somewhere. Given the quirkiness needed to relate it all I'm thinking Jennifer Lawrence would be a good fit.

  1. Christina

    This is such a great thing. I was thinking of doing something like myself — as an habitue of yoga centers, I’ve complained that while they have workshops to deal with empty-nesting, parenthood, sexuality, singlehood, gender identity, and any other kind of life situation or passage — there was nothing, nothing at all, for people without kids. This is especially odd as that in the northeast, the people who do yoga are often over 40 and childless, for whatever reason. Bravo Lisa — for getting it going. Best of luck — you are filling a great need, and I’d love to see you make this a franchise or traveling road show, TV etc.

  2. Cory

    Vous avez de bons points il, c’est pourquoi j’aime toujours verifier votre blog, Il semble que vous etes un expert dans ce domaine. maintenir le bon travail, Mon ami recommander votre site.

    Mon francais n’est pas tres bon, je suis de l’Allemagne.

    Mon blog:
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