Psychedelic Women's Circle: Abortion
- Wed 3rd Apr 2019, 6:45pm – 10pm
- The Psychedelic Society, Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
- Facebook event
Psychedelic Women's Circle: Abortion
This next women's circle covers a very delicate subject, one that is not that often talked about, and yet affects thousands of women a year. It seems that abortion is still a taboo in our culture, and we don't have any formal rituals or structures in place to process our emotions around this experience.
In 2017, 197,533 women had abortions in the UK alone! In one single year! That is a HUGE amount of women.
From my own experience with abortion I underwent serious amounts of stress, guilt, fear, shame, grief, loss, pain, self hatred and confusion. While I have done a lot in the past 4 years to process this experience I still feel the need to create space to honour this loss of life in a ceremonial way. And if I feel this way, I know that many others will resonate.
This circle will be an opportunity to share our experiences with each other, in a contained, safe and loving environment. It will be a place to express our emotions, and to support each other to find what we need to honour our hearts and all that we lost.
If you've ever experienced a miscarriage, and want a space to process your loss and be held by the sisterhood, this circle welcomes you with open arms
*Please Note this is not formal therapy, though the circle may have therapeutic benefits, if you are seriously struggling as a result of a recent abortion I suggest you also find professional counselling to assist you. This will be a co-created experience so please consider carefully if this circle is right for you*
“Gaia always holds a safe and loving space to explore the depths of our souls. It's one of the only places I have in my life to truly be myself - no expectations, limitations or judgement.” - participant
About the Psychedelic Women's Circle
A monthly meet up for female bodied or identified people with an interest in the psychedelic experience for transformation. A community of like minded souls coming together to support and celebrate existence. Psychedelics can help us to open our minds, heal and grow through the re-patterning of our behaviours. The aim of the Women's Circle is to create a space with similar opportunities for opening, healing and growth, without the use of psychedelic substances. We do this through embodied practices such as meditation, chanting, emotional release, dance, kundalini, play and prayer which can transport us into altered states of consciousness where transformation can occur. ---
We are a psychedelic sisterhood who come together to share how our psychedelic experiences have helped us to grow and heal. We reject patriarchal systems which encourage competition between women causing separation and disempowerment. The psychedelic experience breaks down this illusion of separation and imbues us with feelings of deep connection to one other and Mother Nature, resulting in transformational healing and empowerment.
IT IS TIME TO STEP INTO A NEW STORY OF WOMANHOOD, ONE WHICH ALLOWS OUR MOST VIBRANT, EMPOWERED SELVES TO EMERGE.
About the Facilitator
Gaia Harvey Jackson is a workshop facilitator and artist creating spaces for deep transformation and empowerment. She hold workshops and ceremonies around the world, helping people to mark significant moments, move through challenges, and celebrate life. Gaia founded the Psychedelic Women's Circle in May 2018, and is passionate about women's work, offering a range of women's empowerment workshops and events.
Her work combines elements of theatre games, voice work, meditation, dance and ritual, creating safe and playful environments where people can authentically connect and release.
To find out about Gaia's workshops and dates check out her website: www.gaiaharveyjackson