I’ve always admired those who grow and give back after a life-changing experience.
Take Lisa Manterfield, for instance. She’s channeled her talent and energy into writing and community building for women who are unintentionally childless. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person in February. She expressed “a single-minded vision to help women like herself who have struggled through infertility and come out the other side.” Her latest endeavor kicks off in southern California next month — June 26 to be exact.
Lisa, whose smile is as big as her heart, has teamed up with a friend who is a therapist specializing in loss and grief. Together they’ve developed a series of workshops aimed at coming to terms with unplanned childlessness and all that goes along with it. The series is called Healing Through Creativity and the first workshop will be Finding Your Identity After Infertility – a topic she feels very strongly about, saying, “I’m really excited about the idea and I think it’s going to fill a niche and hopefully provide a valuable resource, that I don’t think is currently there.”
Among the items on the workshop program will be interactive exercises designed to shift your thinking and help you reconnect with your inner self. You can expect to:
• Acknowledge your loss
• Identify the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that are preventing you from healing
• Connect with your own passion and purpose
• Take back your power and identity
• Gain support from a community of like-minded women
• Find the courage to take the next step
You can learn more here.