A Place for Moms to Become Themselves
This is so much more than a self-healing journey. It is a deep dive into sisterhood where you will learn the power and safety of female friendship. After years of priding myself on being "not like other girls" and sweating it out in the "Mommy Wars" I'm so happy to have a circle of hilarious, badass, gentle, inspiring, loving, raw, real women to call mine. With them I have permission to be more than imperfect. I get to do more than commiserate about the weight of motherhood or jokingly shame myself for all the ways I'm f*cking it up (which, let's be honest, is how women are taught to bond. And I've gotta say it - that kind of friendship really sucks the life and magic right out of your Soul.) With these women, I get to be more. I get to be brilliant. I get to be inspired and lit up about my life. We celebrate each others wins, hold safe space for vulnerable sharing, and generally lift each other up. There is no competition in this circle. No judgment. No cattyness. Just awakened women coming together to grow and become more fully expressed versions of ourselves. And holy hell is it powerful! And oh how badly I want you to experience it, too!
You are more than just
a keeper of tiny humans
and you deserve to feel
like a whole, complete person
outside of these
magical little creatures
you get to call yours.
This probably isn't the most popular thing I've ever said, but it could be the most important: Your children are not your whole life. Being a mother is a multi-faceted, delicate, tender, awe-inspiring, beautiful thing and you were never meant to lose your you-ness in it. It is meant to shake you to your core, awaken your Soul, and unravel everything that's not really you. And when you bypass your own needs and alive-ness for the sake of serving your little ones, you miss out on the cracking-open that's available here in this thing called motherhood -- and ultimately bring a less vibrant version of yourself to the table, dinner or otherwise ;)
Mother is a Sacred role - the light of love that warms the entire family. In the most basic sense, this is one thing the current mothering paradigm got right. But a fire isn't designed to give give give without nourishment, boundaries, and careful tending. That would mean burnout and forest fires (or chronic fatigue, anxiety, and resentment - in human terms.)
I invite you to dive into a Sacred experience of motherhood as it was always meant to be. I invite you become a mother who knows how to tend her own fire, who knows how to receive, who knows how to nourish herself well, who knows that she matters and can see the way her heart lights up not only her own life, but the lives of everyone around her. I invite you to remember who you are and learn valuable tools for disengaging from anxiety, overwhelm & harmful conditioning... and start being your WHOLE, VIBRANT, MOST RADIANT SELF!
I want you to see your beauty...
rediscover your natural wholeness...
and light up the entire world with your ease, joy & confidence, mama!
being a mother shouldn't mean being burnt out & tired all the time with your dreams & desires on the backburner.
it's sooo much more than that.
YOU are so much more that that!!!
Hey, I'm Lauren Venable - single mama, healer, & somatic meditation teacher... and I, too, am obsessed with a tiny human.
I get it. They're amazing. And inspiring. And hilarious. And baffling. And overwhelming. And downright hard to deal with sometimes. And, as my sister put it so eloquently, sometimes they're so cute you just wanna throw up.
It's easy to see why we get so lost in our children - they're EVERYTHING!
And... They need us whole.
Doing my own inner work has drastically changed the way I mother (and run a business at the same time)!!
I can hold space for his big emotions (aka meltdowns) because I've learned how to do that for myself.
I can honor his needs and desires while maintaining the boundaries that are important to me - because I've learned how to do that for myself.
I can see him. Like really see him... the desire behind his curiosity, the fear behind his anger and the feelings of being unheard behind his tantrums - because I've learned how to do that for myself.
I am creating something of MY OWN that makes me feel alive, passionate and PROUD... without guilt and weirdness or feeling like maybe that time/energy should be going to him. In fact, I feel grateful that he gets to grow up with such a badass mama (and I have a feeling your little ones would agree that those secret dreams of yours are pretty badass, too!)
I put myself and my needs first which allows me to show up more present, whole and FULL during our time together.
I set fierce, loving boundaries that support a healthy, happy home (healthy & happy as defined by ME. What does that look like for you??)
I have the energy to PLAY and be lighthearted with him instead always so serious and (secretly) stressed out.
You aren't a problem to be fixed, and neither are your children.
You are a complex and intelligently designed Soul having a deeply human experience...
You are meant to be explored with curiosity and open-heartedness.
And so is your child.
It's a combination of fear and a feeling of serious, overwhelming responsibility - not our flaws & shortcomings - that brings out our "worst" mothering selves.
You don't yell at your kids because you're bad.
You do it because you're scared and overwhelmed...
and haven't been given the tools to manage those feelings.
Your kids don't yell because they're bad.
They do it because they, too, have big feelings and few tools for managing them.
YOU LEARNING HOW TO BE WHOLE AND STEADY IN YOURSELF IS NECESSARY IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO TEACH THEM THAT, TOO.
ARE YOU READY TO LEARN A NEW WAY OF DOING LIFE?
ONE THAT BENEFITS NOT JUST YOU, BUT ALSO YOUR CHILDREN AND PARTNER?
Are you ready to EMBODY YOUR RADIANT WHOLENESS... to unleash your most authentic, confident, ease-y, FULLEST EXPRESSION OF YOURSELF?
...So that you can be the light you're intended to be for your people - without all the striving, worrying, and burnout?
IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH...
Anxiety &/or Depression - especially as we navigate the current emotional landscape of quarantine and social distancing.
A Lack of pleasure and desire all around - in your relationship and life in general.
Motherload Overwhelm - juggling all the roles, schedules, and tasks keeps you too busy to even think much less really take care of yourself or enjoy life fully... and now adding homeschool teacher on top of all of that!
A real need for more self-love & acceptance - tired of feeling not good enough, coping with body shame, always working so hard at everything.
A lack of passion and purpose outside of caring for you family. There's a fantasy "you" living in your mind - she has friends, hobbies, interests and talents beyond laundry and meal-planning.
Disconnection and communication issues in your relationship... feeling like you don’t know how to reach each other or how to avoid slipping into the same old conflict over and over.
Doubt, worry and stress from the immense pressure you feel trying to be a good mom and make the right decisions for your family.
...CAMP IS FOR YOU!!
THIS JOURNEY IS NOT FOR EVERYONE.
I DO NOT OFFER IT LIGHTLY.
CAMP IS AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE THAT WILL REQUIRE A STRONG COMMITMENT TO YOUR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION.
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO INVEST NOT JUST MONEY BUT TIME, PRESENCE, ENERGY, AND AUTHENTICITY.
IN EXCHANGE, I WILL OFFER YOU A PATH
OF PROFOUND PURPOSE & HEALING
THAT WILL LEAD YOU TO THE PLACES YOU DREAM
OF GOING & TO THE VERSION OF YOURSELF YOU KNOW YOU'RE MEANT TO BE.
IT'S THE LEAP OF A LIFETIME, MAMA.
AND i'VE GOT YOU.
Camp offers you:
POWERFUL DAILY PRACTICES
& TRADITIONAL GROUP COACHING
to AWAKEN YOUR WHOLENESS
so that you can ...
FEEL MORE CONFIDENT, GROUNDED & AT EASE IN YOUR LIFE.
DISENGAGE FROM CHRONIC ANXIETY, ANALYSIS & SOCIAL EDITING
START CREATING SPACE FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR DESIRES
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE MORE THAN "JUST" A MOTHER
RECONNECT WITH YOUR STRENGTH, POWER & CREATIVITY
LEARN TO BE MORE PRESENT IN ALL OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, NOT JUST WITH YOUR CHILDREN
...and so much more.
THIS JOURNEY IS FOR YOU IF YOU...
Are struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, postpartum depression, or birth/pregnancy trauma.
Feel overwhelmed by motherhood (and maybe feel a little scared to even admit that).
Desire a better, deeper, more meaningful relationship with your children (and yourself!) - Imagine a world where your children are you teachers, not just your triggers!
Feel uninspired by your life, lack passion (sexual or creative!) or purpose, and want to feel fully alive again.
Worry that the endless demands of motherhood are negatively affecting your relationship with your partner (more conflict, no energy for date nights, lack of desire for sex, general miscommunication, distance, or disconnection).
Have some experience with mindset work (journaling, reading self-development, practice yoga or meditation, or have done counseling/coaching before, etc.) and are ready to go deeper into the energetics and embody what you're learning.
Know that you have dreams and desires outside of your children but just aren't sure how to pursue them (to create the time, find the money, have the energy for more, etc.) AND are seriously ready to start making the time, finding the money, and having the energy to pursue them - even if you have no clue "how" - all you need is willingness at this point :)
Are ready to take ownership of your life - your joy, your pleasure, your purpose, and happiness!