A new session of this workshop will begin January 6, 2019. Register by 12/15/2018 to reserve your spot.
About This Workshop
This workshop will be facilitated by Lisa Marchiano, LCSW and Certified Jungian Analyst.
Unresolved family complexes have a way of getting passed down from one generation to another, and affecting us in ways we aren’t even aware of. When we are parenting our own children, these unanswered questions have a way of coming up, giving us an opportunity to resolve an old problem in a new, creative way.
My client Linda (names and details changed, of course) was very conflicted about her career after her children were born. Her mother and grandmother had both been highly intelligent and educated women who had given up their professional life entirely when their children came along. Both had become resentful and depressed. Linda loved her children very much, but entered treatment with me because she was finding it difficult to keep her professional aspirations alive in the midst of mothering young children, and she was very afraid of repeating the family pattern.
In this four-week virtual workshop, we will take a look at four separate fairy tales that deal with mothers facing ancestral patterns as they parent, and gain some insight into how we can successfully integrate these long-standing familial challenges in a way that promotes our growth as well as our child’s. Fairy tales may include a few from the rural southern United States, such as The Three Witches, and Wiley and the Hairy Man, as well as some familiar tales of European origin such as Rapunzel, and Rumpelstiltskin.
These virtual workshops will be run via a closed Facebook group with a limited number of participants in order to facilitate rich interaction around these topics. Each week, a new short essay will be released that will include a psychological interpretation of the tale, along with real life examples of the themes being explored. Workshop participants will have access to both text and audio versions of the tales and essay. Every lesson will include open-ended, provocative questions to stimulate discussion among workshop participants with regular input from Lisa.
Each virtual workshop includes:
- Personalized input and guidance.
- Small workshop size to encourage cohesive discussion (20 participants max)
- Weekly text and audio files of fairy tale and essay
- Self-paced assignments and questions for reflection that you can work on in your own time
- Private Facebook group provides peer support and discussion
- Daily discussion and facilitator input in the Facebook group
- Opportunity for meaningful connection and community with other mothers seeking substantive conversations