Birth Closure Ceremonies & Mother blessings
Birth Closure Ceremonies & Closing the Bones
Childbirth is a significant Rite of Passage in one's journey to motherhood. A Birth Closure Ceremony is a powerful postpartum healing ceremony that honors, nurtures, and supports the healing mother after birth.
Birth Closure Ceremonies incorporate a variety of physical, emotional and energetic healing modalities. They include a traditional "closing the bones" ritual, and support a mother's physical, emotional, and energetic healing that helps bring a sense of closure and peace, even years after she has given birth.
Whether a baby is born vaginally or by cesarean, if the labor was many hours, relatively fast, felt empowering or traumatic--there is a genuine need to recognize and honor the labor and birthing experience that a mother has undergone. This ceremony meets this unique and largely unmet need in our society.
Our Birth Closure Ceremony creates a sacred space that nurtures and celebrates the mother. It facilitates healing and brings closure to the childbirth chapter of the woman's motherhood story. This ceremony can take place weeks or years after a mother has given birth. Marking this incredibly important transition and part of a mother's life with this particular ceremony can be a profoundly powerful piece in the healing process of the childbirth experience.
This unique Birth Closure Ceremony utilizes an integrative approach, and therefore blends a unique combination of holistic healing techniques. This includes a "Closing of the Bones" ritual, in which the postpartum mother is anointed, massaged and wrapped from head to toe in several traditional cloths. This healing ritual is brought into combination with a variety of focused energetic clearing processes, a nurturing foot bath, somatic release techniques, energy work and guided healing meditations. No two birth closure ceremonies are exactly alike, just as no two mothers or birth experiences are exactly alike.
Mother & Baby Blessings
Baby & Mother Blessings are a sacred pre-birth ceremony that celebrates a woman's rite of passage into motherhood. Brooke facilitates Baby & Mother Blessings to mark, honor and celebrate the significant rite of passage of motherhood and bringing a new baby into the world.
Mother Blessing is all about nurturing the mother-to-be and celebrating her transition into motherhood while being surrounded by a supportive and loving community of women or closest friends. A Mother Blessing helps the woman to prepare herself for the birth, emotionally, spiritually and mentally, for the all important role of a new mother. She feels ‘held' and supported by those she loves and respects — a great way to help her release any blockages she may be feeling and to allow her to embrace what's to come.
“The need for ritual is a basic human instinct, as real, as urgent and as raw as our need for food, shelter and love. And it is every bit as crucial to our survival. A compelling urge to merge with the infinite, ritual reminds us of a larger, archetypal reality and invokes in us a visceral understanding of such universal paradigms as unity, continuity, connectivity, reverence and awe. Like sex, ceremony — solitary or shared — offers us a way to relate intimately with the primordial universal force and allows us to embrace that sacred power that informs and fuels all existence. Ritual is our lifeline to the divine.” — Donna Hanes, Why we Need Ritual in our Lives