Maternal Journal* is a safe place to create, reflect and share.

Journaling is a wonderful way of reducing stress, improving emotional wellbeing and letting go. In a world that can feel busy and fast, these sessions are an opportunity to slow down and nurture yourself. Journaling helps process difficult emotions, it provides an opportunity to be mindful and present and has been proven to improve mental health. There is no right or wrong way to journal. These sessions are about process rather than outcomes.

You can get more information on all aspects of journaling by visiting the Maternal Journal website.

Each session will consist of a 10 minute introduction, a list of prompts and an open invitation to take part in a guided journaling activity. Towards the end of each session there will be an opportunity (but never an expectation) to share what you have done.

Please bring with you…

  • A journal with blank pages or plain paper
  • Something you can make a mark with e.g. pens, pencils, paints or pastels
  • Other craft material; old magazines or paper, scissors, glue, crayons!
  • A hot drink (or drink of your choice) and snacks, if you wish
    In order to keep the space safe please…
  • Find a place where you won’t be disturbed (if this is tricky, please message me)
  • Share the space… listen to each other and don’t try to fix. I firmly believe that we know how to help ourselves – often we just need the space to speak our thoughts.
  • Share sensitively (we are all on our own individual journey)
  • Please don’t share the content of the discussions outside of the group

Each session provides an opportunity to share, reflect and experiment with a (guided) journaling technique. You do not have to be creative or to have even kept a journal before.

Some people come to the sessions to gain ideas for journals, some come to sit around a table (or gather online) with others to share or listen to stories, some come to get over the hurdle of what to write on that first blank page!

Book for Maternal Journal Beltane

These sessions run on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm. Please bring a journal or paper and things to make a mark with (pens, paints, pencils, old magazines, scissors and glue). You can either book sessions as a series or as drop in. Please note that spaces are limited this series.

Six sessions online (Zoom) 7pm – 9pm

  • Tuesday 26 April
  • Tuesday 3 May
  • Tuesday 10 May
  • Tuesday 17 May
  • Tuesday 24 May

Click here to book. Suggested £10 per sessions, block book £45 for 5 sessions.

*anyone who identifies with a maternal perspective is welcome, including trans-and non-binary parents and people without children.