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Becoming a mother leaves no woman as it found her, it unravels and rebuilds her, it cracks her open, takes her to her edges, it’s both beautiful and brutal often at the same time. This transformation has a name; matrescence. The monumental shift a woman experiences through becoming and being a mother. Like adolescence, matrescence is a time of radical transformation; physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. However unlike adolescence, matrescence remains largely unacknowledged in mainstream culture. And it’s time for that to change. Welcome to Seasons of Matrescence - The Podcast, where we explore the changing seasons of becoming, and being a mother. I’m your guide, Nikki McCahon, mother, matrescence educator and womens life cycle guide. Let’s explore the transformative potential of matrescence and change the conversation about motherhood, together. © Copyright Dear Mama Project™ 2020 - See podcast terms and conditions on website

Seasons of Matrescence - The Podcast Nikki McCahon

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 195 Ratings

Becoming a mother leaves no woman as it found her, it unravels and rebuilds her, it cracks her open, takes her to her edges, it’s both beautiful and brutal often at the same time. This transformation has a name; matrescence. The monumental shift a woman experiences through becoming and being a mother. Like adolescence, matrescence is a time of radical transformation; physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. However unlike adolescence, matrescence remains largely unacknowledged in mainstream culture. And it’s time for that to change. Welcome to Seasons of Matrescence - The Podcast, where we explore the changing seasons of becoming, and being a mother. I’m your guide, Nikki McCahon, mother, matrescence educator and womens life cycle guide. Let’s explore the transformative potential of matrescence and change the conversation about motherhood, together. © Copyright Dear Mama Project™ 2020 - See podcast terms and conditions on website

    We're Back! Let's catch up on the last 18 months (and our new name!)

    We're Back! Let's catch up on the last 18 months (and our new name!)

    We're back! With a new name and look and the same powerful conversations about matrescence, motherhood and personal development you've come to know.In this episode I'm catching you up on:Why I took a break from podcasting + why I’ve come back What I’ve been doing over the last 18 months Why the change of name from 'Dear Mama Project' to 'Seasons of Matrescence - the podcast'What you can expect from the podcast going forward My intention to make this collaborative and a two way ...

    • 33 min
    Childhood Trauma, The Nervous System and Mothering with Cath Counihan

    Childhood Trauma, The Nervous System and Mothering with Cath Counihan

    Catherine Counihan is an Integrative Psychotherapist with over 12 years of clinical experience, working in private practice in London. She specialises in complex trauma, perfectionism, nervous system healing, shifting dysfunctional patterns in our families and parenting. Cath had done a lot of personal trauma therapy prior to kids and, despite this, was set back to emotional ground zero by motherhood. One of her areas of expertise is exploring and understanding how our own childhoods imp...

    • 58 min
    Mothering the Mother Postpartum Care and Education with Shelley Rahim

    Mothering the Mother Postpartum Care and Education with Shelley Rahim

    Today I'm speaking with Shelley Rahim. Shelley is a birth doula, Ayurvedic Postpartum Caregiver, Postpartum chef and educator. Shelley has over 15 years of experience supporting mothers during their child bearing years. Shelley feeds, massages, loves and cares for postpartum mothers during their first 40 days after birth, and her journey of offering these services has now led her to create resources for teaching families to provide this love and care to the new mothers in their lives. Shelley...

    • 52 min
    Matrescence - A pathway to creative expression with Sarah Graham, Matrescent Muse

    Matrescence - A pathway to creative expression with Sarah Graham, Matrescent Muse

    Today's episode is with Sarah Graham, founder of Matrescent Muse. Before welcoming her baby girl in May 2021, Sarah was a high school English teacher. During her maternity leave, Sarah found herself wanting to express the complex emotions she was feeling during her transition into motherhood. With pandemic-related border closures separating her from family and friends, she turned to writing. On one of her slow afternoon pram walks, an attempt to get her baby to sleep, she started mental...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Feel Overwhelmed? Understand Your Sensory System with Sarah Ashton

    Feel Overwhelmed? Understand Your Sensory System with Sarah Ashton

    Today's episode is with Sarah Ashton, Perinatal Occupational Therapist and graduate of the Seasons of Matrescence program. Sarah focuses on supporting mothers both pre- and postnatally with the preparation, transition, adaptation, and transformation occurring with Matrescence. Sarah's particular interest is in perinatal mental health and nervous system regulation - helping new mums manage overwhelm in motherhood. As a mother of two children aged 3 and 5 years old herself, Sarah tak...

    • 46 min
    Healing through Mothering With Yara Heary

    Healing through Mothering With Yara Heary

    Today I'm speaking with Yara Heary from Life after Birth Psychology. Yara is a Perth Psychologist who works exclusively with women throughout conception, pregnancy & motherhood. Yara started Life After Birth Psychology following the birth of her first son, which started her on yet another journey of self-discovery. Her experiences throughout early motherhood sparked her passion to support other women as they navigate their own family-of-origin dynamics - the social programming of the good...

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

kitaCoates ,

Mama Wisdom

What amazing wisdom and words Nikki has to share, every mama to be and mama needs to hear and learn more about Matrescence.
This word literally started my awakening journey and so much more. Thank you xx
❤️Soul_rising_mama

tmason24 ,

One grateful mum!

What a gift this podcast is! I stumbled across the Dear Mama Project during a sleep deprived google search and to say it changed my outlook on how to parent my feisty 16 month old son would be an understatement! Thank you Nikki-it means so much!! xxxx

cait3547 ,

Love love love this

Absolutely love this podcast. Find myself nodding along constantly and getting so much comfort throughout my motherhood journey. Thanks Nikki x

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