Mentors to acknowledge, Teachers and I've learned from, and folks I collaborate with...

Turiya Hanover
Co-founder of Path Retreats and the Path of Love retreat; Dimensions of Being  online programmes 

Dr. Sophie Brock
Motherhood Studies Sociologist / Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification.

Sarah Durham Wilson - The Mother Spirit
Maiden to Mother Journeys,  Mature Feminine Leadership,  plus Maiden to Mother Teacher Training programme.

 

Katie Kurtz - Trauma Informed Training 

Making trauma informed care adaptable and adoptable for all spaces.  Trauma Informed Space Holding training, workshops and consulting.

Dr. Allison Davies - Mother Nature Therapy
Researcher on mothers' psychoecological distress and development to help other mothers nurture personal and planetary wellness by rooting into the wisdom of Nature.

Dr. Kimberly George - Feminism School
Psychosocial Theorist of Educational Change | Scholar of Race, Gender, and Religion | Decolonial Trauma Theorist offering contemplative study + feminist leadership training.

The Rites of Passage Institute

Supports people of all ages to face the opportunities and challenges of transitions, to find their unique gifts and talents, and create a healthy vision for the next stage of their lives.


Dr. Daniel Foor - Ancestral Medicine

Rekindling relationship with Earth, ancestors and self for personal and cultural transformation. 

 

Reading List

Books

  • Betwixt and Between, Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation by Louise Carus Mahdi, Steven Foster & Meredith Little 

  • The Heroine's Journey by Maureen Murdock

  • If Women Rose Rooted,  Foxfire Wolfskin and Hagitude by Dr. Sharon Blackie

  • Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici

  • Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly

  • A Woman's Guide to Power Unbound by Kasia Urbaniak

  • Maiden to Mother: Unlocking our archetypal journey into the Mature Feminine by Sarah Durham Wilson

  • Heroine with 1001 Faces by distinguished folklorist Maria Tatar

  • Comes of Age and Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson 

  • Soulcraft - Crossing Into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin

  • The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief by Francis Weller

  • The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth by Monica Sjöö and Barbara Mor

  • Discovering the Inner Mother: A guide to healing the Mother Wound by Bethany Webster

  • The Menopause Manifesto- Facts and Feminism by Dr. Jen Gunter

  • The Spirited Kitchen: Recipes and Rituals for the Wheel of the Year  by Carmen Spagnola

  • Period Queen by Lucy Peaches

  • Ten-Ager: What your daughter needs to know about the transition from child to teen by Madonna King

Organisations / Help lines 

 If you need immediate support you can also call one of the following numbers:

 

Lifeline Australia | 13 11 14  

Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800  

Suicide Call Back Service | 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue | 1300 22 4636  

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling | 1800 011 046

Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511 (North Coast Area Health)

 

Resources for young people: 

Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800

Free confidential 24-hour counselling for young people aged 5 to 25 eheadspace / Online counselling for young people 12-25 years ReachOut

Counselling for eating disorders: The Butterfly Foundation | 1800 33 4673

 

Resources for LGBTQI+ people: Mindout / National LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention project QLife

 

Resources for carers: Carers Australia | 1800 422 737 / Mind Australia | 1300 554 660 /