the 6 Initiations of
Reclaim Matrescence as a Rite of Passage, with Nature as Guide.
Can you hear the call to rewild mothering?
Mothers are being called to remember, reclaim, and rewild our place as sacred caretakers for the knowledge and resources that sustain all life on our planet.
But mothers are more lost, isolated, and overwhelmed than ever. Most new mothers don’t have a community to hold them through the transformative and often disorienting period of matrescence, the developmental period of motherhood. We’re suffering because our mainstream culture has forgotten the wisdom about our transition and how to support us.
By gathering together to mend and tend the web of mothering support, we can root into our Earth-honoring pasts and channel the transformative power of matrescence to become the wild guides we envision for ourselves, our families, and the planet.
This group is offered as one way to honor your rite-of-passage as a mother, one that can help ease your transition as well as offer a form of mothering identity that serves all of Life.
Reclaim matrescence as a rite-of-passage, with Mother Nature as your guide.
Do you feel lost or unseen on your mothering journey? Wondering who you are or feeling like parts of yourself have been left behind or are lying dormant?
Reintegrate “you” into your mothering by breaking down limiting beliefs and falling deeply in love with your full authentic natural self. Root confidently into who you are and your powerful role with a path and evidence-based ecopsychology practices to guide you and your family on your mothering journey.
Do you feel overwhelmed, severed from sources of replenishment and craving meaningful connection to self, nature and spirit? Do you seek an approach to mothering that parallels the depth, power, and beauty of Mother Nature?
Remember respectful relationship with Mother Nature, discovering and trusting truths that will guide you and your family for the rest of your lives. Revitalize yourself with wild nourishment and illuminate your internal landscape so your nature can match the harmony of Mother Nature.
Do you feel lonely and isolated, distanced from the beings and things you treasured before becoming a mother? Do you sometimes feel inadequate or like you’re “failing” and long for a council of mothers for community support and guidance?
Restore deep connection and belonging in your life as you anchor into the wisdom of the Earth, your ancestral motherline. Build community with rewild mothers who gather in deep and intentional ways, weaving webs of support to celebrate the triumphs and soothe the difficulties of mothering.
Has mothering awakened in you a deep concern — stirring terror, rage, and hopelessness — about the state of the world? Do you yearn to address the limitations of overcivilization and the resulting harm to our families and our planet?
Reclaim your motherline, your place as embodied ancestor, with sacred responsibility to care for the knowledge and resources that protect and sustain Life on our planet. Learn to approach mothering as a revolutionary act, that allows us to reshape the story of our time from one of separation and domination to one of interconnectivity and justice. Learn ways to implement your sacred will into your family’s life.
90-Day Rite-of-Passage Features
You have three levels of engagement available within the Rewild Mothering group rite-of-passage. I offer online facilitation for mothers in circles and circles with one-to-one support. If you’d like to hold space with this curriculum in your community you can experience the group at the third level with additional course material and facilitator circles.
- Mother Circles
- Mother Circles + Individual Support
- Professional Mentoring
|Mother Circles||Mother Circles + Individual Support||Professional Mentoring|
donation + hourly rate
|Six 30 Minute Course Modules that lay out a pathway defining this new paradigm of holistic maternal wellness so that you can fall deeply in love with your natural self and root confidently into who you are and your powerful role as mother.|
|6 Weekly Self-Guided Eco-Art Experiences to connect you with yourself and the land so that you can discover resources to support and guide you and your family for the rest of your life. Can be done alone or with children!|
|6 Nature-Centered Guided Meditations to help you relearn the non-verbal language of mother Earth and rebuild relationship with more-than-human beings so that you can reopen to ritual communion with yourself and the powers of the natural world for lifelong rejuvenation through the therapeutic benefits of Nature.|
|Access to Rewild Mothering’s Private Community Forum so that you can share with and learn from the rewild mothering community on your own schedule.|
|Two 90 Minute Mother Council Ceremonies to honor, contain, and celebrate the sacred work of the program so that you can feel held by a community of mothers on the same rewilding journey.|
|BONUS A 30 Minute Closing Call to map a supportive pathway forward so that you can continue your journey embracing the wild mother within and weaving yourself back into the deep and fertile soul of the Earth.|
|Six 1 Hour Mother Circles so that you can build intimacy with rewild mothers who gather in deep and intentional ways to celebrate one another’s triumphs, soothe one another’s difficulties, and help us deeply embody our shifting/evolving identity.|
|A 90 Minute Initiatory Assessment to comprehensively examine your holistic wellness so that you can honor your strengths, identify where you are on your path, and evaluate the work you have yet to do.|
|Five 60 Minute 1-to-1 Sessions so that you have an experienced witness personally attuning to and supporting what is both withering and growing within you on your mothering journey.|
|6 Facilitator Online Course Lessons and Quizzes that teach and evaluate understanding of the guiding theories and the loved experiences of mothers so that you are prepared to midwife mothers in your community through their own place-based rite-of-passage.|
|A Facilitator's Guide with all aspects of the Rewild Mothering approach, including guiding evidence-based theory and all experiential activities to prepare you to hold you down groups or incorporate this approach into your professional practice.|
|Monthly Facilitator Group Calls to support understanding of key concepts and the evidence-based practices supporting their efficacy. Opportunity for add-on individual mentoring at a reduced cost following the course to help you begin your own community group.|
THE NEXT STEP
Where you’re feeling lost, remember your deepest inner wisdom.
Where you feel you’re failing, access your unique vital energy.
Where you’re falling apart, recreate yourself with more authenticity.
Allison Davis, PhD
Hi, I’m Allie, a mother, maternal mental wellness ecotherapist, and a counselor educator. I help mothers root into who they are and who they are becoming with my unique approach to matrescence support that centers Nature as guide.
Answers to commonly asked questions.
The group is 90 days, a whole trimester, of support as you consciously go through a rite-of-passage cycle. The 7 initiations are delivered weekly and each are under thirty minutes that you can return to at your own pace.
Each lesson introduces you to a weekly theme and provides instructions for an eco-art invitation you can do on your own time (or with your family). These can take as much or as little time as you need to cocreate meaning with Nature.
Within the three levels of the course, you have the opportunity to be a part of mothers’ circles and individual calls to meet with me for additional support. I think it is helpful to have a way to celebrate and contain the work, so these are encouraged, but there are many ways to do this if you prefer the self-paced course option.
The course takes you through the modules of remembering, reclaiming, and rewilding, which echo the wilderness rite-of-passage sequence of severance, in-between, and incorporation.
Each module has an initiation, or a life lesson, I see in mother’s lives as they experience nature connection, backed by up-to-date research in the fields of nature therapy, ecopsychology, maternal psychology, and developmental theory of matrescence.
You’ll have access to monthly group calls with me and any other participants who feel called to council with one another. You also have an opportunity to participate with individual sessions if you feel you’d benefit from individualized support.
Fill out this brief registration form or book a call to get more details and enroll in the next course, either Spring or Fall. I offer a free, no commitment, discovery call for all inquiries. I don’t offer this course with rolling registration at this time because I prefer a cohort model so I can be present to support all participants as needs arise. Spaces are limited in each level, so applying early is recommended.
This is a gentle group with options to support you at whatever level you need.
Feedback on previous offerings of this group has helped me minimize the amount of information, while maintaining the transformative nature of each lesson.
This group is designed to give you the information and experiences you need to drop into your connection with nature so you can feel the benefits without having to make space for a significant amount of study or nature-connection away from your family (unless that’s your thing).
Matrescence can last 10 years or more. The transition into motherhood is not linear or marked by a child’s development. Although the first 3-4 years can be the most intense for many mothers, you can engage in this rite-of-passage to mark your becoming whenever you feel ready. We welcome you!
Group participants are offered discounted rates on individual sessions in the third level of the course to support you in processing and applying the material in your daily life. Details and scheduling information are located in the course overview at the beginning of the course.