As a woman, there is a transformation that occurs when you became a mother.
A transformation that starts with pregnancy, and does not ‘finish’ for as long as you are raising your children.
In our current society, and the value we place on motherhood, this transition has been completely ignored, misunderstood and dismissed.
But the experience of it is very real.
Welcome to Matrescence: the transition to motherhood.
Just as adolescence is the transition from child to adult, matrescence is the transition from woman to mother.
And understanding this is the MISSING LINK to feeling happy and whole again.
Imagine if you could go back to when you first started your journey as a mother, and tell yourself that things were about to change. YOU were about to change.
Yes, you were going to welcome a beautiful new baby, which would fill you with joy…
but you were also going to welcome in a new YOU. And this new you, in all its unpredictability and overwhelm, would need a lot of compassion and care.
She will need time to figure out who she is now.
She’ll need compassion whilst she realises that her dreams have changed, and her relationships have completely changed.
She’ll need a lot of compassion.
And this change won’t just happen in the first few months – it will go on and on.
As she returns to work, she’ll feel it again.
As she looks at her partner, she’ll notice how different it all feels.
As she thinks about herself, she’ll wonder where she went.
Imagine if someone had whispered to you that whilst these will be the most amazing years of your life, they will also be some of the hardest. That it will feel like the biggest contradiction of all: you’ll love it and hate it, simultaneously.
And imagine, just for a moment, that instead of feeling like this ‘change within you’ was something only you were going through, someone told you that, in fact, this is what we ALL go through, we just don’t really talk about.
Just imagine how differently you would feel about yourself…
” When I became a mother more than a decade ago, there was a very real but at the time imperceptible ‘split’ within me: on the one hand, there was the woman who had big dreams and goals and identified with her purpose in the world, and on the other hand, there was the newborn mother. The nurturer, the carer, the woman who wanted to be there with her child for every single milestone.
It was this massive contradiction within that I struggled with for so long.
Over the years, in trying to understand why I felt the way I did, I began a search for answers.
I interviewed world-leading experts on motherhood and self-care, I studied to be a post-natal yoga teacher and life-coach, I taught myself meditation and created programs for mamas who were also searching for answers.
But nothing made any sense… until I discovered ‘matrescence.’ “
Suddenly, that inner split all made sense.
When I became a mother, I gave birth to a new me, and it was not about trying to be the old me or completely abandoning that part of me, but instead, realising – I WAS NEW. “
~ Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
This 7 day program will guide you to understand the transition to being a mother, no matter where you are in that journey.
It will allow you to come to terms with the changes in your life, your relationships and your goals, while celebrating those changes.
It will bring together the research and the spiritual understanding that we should all have been given when we become mothers.
Understanding that this is, in fact, The Birth of You will help you:
~ be more kind and compassionate – to yourself and your kids
~ forgive yourself for all the things you’re not getting ‘right’
~ understand why you feel so differently about your work, your relationship, your friendships
~ support yourself no matter what stage of motherhood you’re in
~ actually enjoy this time in your life, without all the guilt and self-judgement.
Why is understanding matrescence so important?
Because as women we are drowning. We think there’s something wrong with us, we’re struggling to stay on top of everything everyday, and feel like a core part of ourselves is missing.
We love our children, but we’re not always the mamas we want to be.
And it’s time we stopped suffering in silence.
After sharing these insights with hundreds of mamas, I am overwhelmed by the number of teary messages I get from women at all stages of motherhood.
“Why didn’t we know about this?”
I believe understanding and honouring this deep inner shift within us is one of the most powerful steps we can take as women.
The Birth of You program includes:
Daily emails that walk you, step by step, through the process of understanding and honouring matrescence.
The program also includes 3 videos, a meditation and an interview with one of the world’s leading matrescence experts.
Guided questions and reflections to allow you to discover who you are now as you move through motherhood.
Over the course of 7 days, you will discover:
~ how motherhood changes your core identity
~ what the ‘inner split’ is, and how to come to terms with the change within you
~ how to stop feeling so torn between all the roles you have to play
~ how to see yourself, your body, and your relationships differently
~ how to stop being so hard on yourself and, in turn, stop being so resentful towards your loved ones
Here’s what mamas are saying about The Birth of You…
I’ve already had tears of self-forgiveness, ah ha moments and I feel excited about what I can do with this guidance! ~ Christine
Just wanted to say thank you – this has really changed my attitude and outlook on being a mum.
I really hope we can empower all mums out there and make us all feel appreciated for our role in the family. ~ Mel
Thank you Amy. It feels as though I have now been given permission to be kinder to myself, to trust in my own strength, to value myself and to welcome more grace into my life. ~ Jan
The biggest lesson I think I have learned throughout the program is embodied in this quote that I came across.
WOMAN, KNOW THYSELF. Your program has given me that knowledge. Thank you – Super happy mama here. ~ Gemma