Pregnancy & Birth Loss Healing Circle
with Katie Spataro and June BlueSpruce
This circle is held twice each year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.
Mondays 7pm - 9pm
March 2 - March 30, 2020
Location: South Seattle
Fee for the 5-week series:
$175 - early bird rate before Feb.1st
$225 - after Feb. 1st
Pregnancy loss is very common:
1 in 3 people who experience pregnancy will choose an abortion at some point in their lives
Between 10-25% of all pregnancies result in miscarriage
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 early losses 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 and birth 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 or birth 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 or birth loss.
Space is limited to 8 -10 participants.
To find out about scholarships, contact me here.
Sacred Circle by Deseré Pressey.
"It was incredibly supportive to be in the presence of Katie & the women of the circle. Pregnancy loss is more common than we can imagine and women need to be able to process through it in a safe, healing environment. Katie did a beautiful job creating this and facilitating our group. We were able to share & offer support to one another. Through movement, sound, art and ritual; We went on methodical journey together over the four weeks. It felt so important to speak one’s story and hear the story of others. We can unite in oneness to the joys and sorrows of womanhood. Thank you Katie for holding sacred space." ~T.H.
"The pregnancy loss healing circle came to me at the most needed of times. A wonderfully gentle, sweet, nurturing, safe and supportive space to be in. Women each with a story to share and so much more. Healing, sharing, crying, laughing, honoring, listening, moving, singing and enjoying being surrounded by love and loss. So much power in coming together each as individuals with our own separate and important experience to share and be held by a group. To be granted space to open up, share ( or not ) , be seen and heard was such an important part of my healing process. To acknowledge that myself and others had experienced such a life changing ( physical, mental , and emotional ) loss was the best gift I could have given myself. I am forever grateful for my time in the circle." - CJP
"I have attended several healing events throughout the past 3 years and 4 miscarriages. Katie's healing circle was unique and special. Katie radiates a warm, grounded presence that centered the healing circle. Her ability to hold the space for the group was an impressive testament to her strength and courage. I especially appreciated her clear and definitive ground rules and boundary setting which ensured a safe space that was appropriate for each of us. I also appreciated the culmination of the healing circle - it was incomparable and deeply personal to each of us. Thank you Katie for holding the space for us."
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.
On The Significance of Miscarriage - Katie Spataro
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. www.junebluespruce.com