Workshops and Events
Spring readings from the new book Sacred Stone, Sacred Water: Women Writers and Artists Encounter Ireland
Portland: Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm, Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway
Bellingham: Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm, Village Books, 1200 11th St.
Seattle: Sunday, May 19 at 3 pm, Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave.
Family Constellations Circles
Dates and locations TBD
Systemic Family Constellations work can help you to connect more fully with family members, ancestors, and nature. It allows you to see truths that have been hidden and brings movement toward healing for all involved.
Our families are our original place of belonging. Even when family relationships are difficult, we can come to be at peace with the fact that without them, we wouldn’t be here.
Unresolved events in families and ancestry can cause problems in the present. Without knowing it, we may try to bring these to light by reliving them in our bodies, our connections with others and our work lives.
Family and ancestral healing can free you up to engage in your present life with more awareness and joy. Instead of feeling confused, drained or blocked, you can draw from the life energy and love of your family and ancestors.
Constellations work can also help clarify situations involving workplaces, homes, land, nature and activism.
Fall 2019 Pregnancy and Birth Loss Healing Circle
Dates TBD – 5 weekly sessions, 7-9 pm
Pregnancy and birth loss is very common:
- Between 10-25% of all pregnancies result in miscarriage
- 1 in 3 people who experience pregnancy will choose an abortion at some point in their lives
- Full term losses affect about 1% of pregnancies
Yet we rarely acknowledge the emotional and spiritual impact these events can have. Most of the time, they happen in the early stages of pregnancy, often before a person has let friends, family, or co-workers know they are pregnant. Because miscarriage and abortion are hard to talk about, many people lack the support they need to grieve and seek healing around their loss.
In a safe and supportive circle, we can share our full stories and allow the wide range of emotions that surround pregnancy loss. These might include sadness, guilt, anger, and emptiness. Pregnancy loss and birth loss are rites of passage. Too often, they are not recognized as such. In our circle, we honor the deep meaning of these events.
The group will gather weekly for five weeks in sacred circle to:
- Share and witness our stories
- Plan and participate in ritual together to honor our experiences of loss
Each week’s gathering will be shaped by those called to the circle. It may include visualization, energy work, shamanic journeying, family constellations and creative exercises to help clear and renew the womb space. No prior experience with any of these practices is necessary. We invite you to participate whether your experience of pregnancy loss occurred recently or decades ago.
These gatherings do not take the place of professional counseling. Rather, they can complement it by tapping into the powerful healing that can happen within a sacred circle.
Because we will be focusing on the womb, this circle is open to all people who have been pregnant and have experienced a pregnancy loss.
Space is limited to 8 participants. For more information and to register, click here.
Fee for the 5-week series: $225. Scholarships available.
Katie Spataro is a doula who works across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences including miscarriage, abortion, birth and postpartum. Her practice utilizes ritual, touch, breath and movement to tap into the wisdom of our bodies to support our personal and collective healing journeys.
June BlueSpruce is a shamanic practitioner and life coach who offers dream consultation, wellness and life coaching, energy healing, soul retrieval, and Family Constellations work (a method of making visible and healing family and ancestral stories and patterns). She also leads a variety of workshops and group experiences.
Dream circles are great for anyone who wants to share dreams and gain a deeper understanding of their meaning. Particularly in these tumultuous times, we need each other to help us make sense of the messages coming through in our dreams. If you are interested in joining a dream circle, please call me at (206) 579-1203 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a dream circle you can:
- Receive the insights and healing messages that come in your and others’ dreams – even the ones that seem confusing or scary
- Strengthen your intuition
- Communicate with spirit allies and ancestors
- Experience the joy and deep connections that come when we share dreams in a circle
People who have been in my dream circles have had experiences like these:
“June leads the dream circle respectfully, accepting all members where they are. To share my dreams in this circle opens up my dreams to amazingly accurate insights. My life is enriched by participating with June in this dream circle.” – Barbara
“It is worth the experience of sharing such a personal aspect as dreams with community, and the insights that result are eye and heart opening.” – Patrick
“Not only have I gained a deeper understanding of my dreams, but it has also helped me gain a deeper trust in my own intuition.” – M
“June’s dream circle helped me know at a deeper level that we need not take the universe at face value; there is a deeper knowing that can come to us in dreams and it’s well worth exploring. June is a skilled and gentle mentor and facilitator. She helps each person in the circle find their own truth on their own terms.” – JD
“June is passionate about dreams and deeply attuned to the messages they send us from our higher selves. She holds the space for a circle of dreamers with compassion, presence and great sensitivity.” – PT