04-16-18 Shamanic Wisdom for Pregnancy and Parenting: Anna Cariad-Barrett
The journey into parenthood transforms us, whether our children are biological, adopted, in spirit, or not yet conceived. As we give birth through heart or body, we not only shape-shift into mothers and fathers, but also gain access to the deep inner well of spiritual wisdom that opens with initiation into parenthood. Restoring honor to the shadow side of parenthood, the author discusses the shamanic perspective on miscarriage, fertility, sexuality, postpartum stress and depression, blended families, and adoption as a form of birthing through the heart.
I am a psychospiritual counselor, ordained shamanic minister, author, and teacher. I specialize in individual, couple, and family counseling that focuses on supporting the whole person: body mind heart + spirit, and integrates the healing wisdom and sensory strategies of nature. I maintain a private practice in Minneapolis, MN with distance-based options. I am a faculty member at Venus Rising University; teaching and traveling around the country.