Birth Art and Birth Mandala Sessions £50
Update to this service during COVID - 19
Remote birth vision sessions
In person sessions are now available but I have tailored this service so that I can still offer it remotely for those that prefer this option. Everything you need to create your birth vision board/mandala can be posted or hand delivered to you in preparation for our session together. Once you receive your pack we will arrange a time for us to prepare a sacred space and I will guide you through your session remotely via video call.
"I received my birth vision package last week and was so exited! It has been wonderful to have this to look forward to, even just looking through the images and having the blank board up was positive. We had our session yesterday and it was such a relaxing and enjoyable experience, I didn't know what to expect as I see myself in no way artistic but Gemma reassured me that we all deserve time to discover and enjoy creativity. This has been the birth preparation I have most valued. My birth art has come with me all over the house since I created it and it makes me smile every time I look at it and I can't wait to use it in my birth space. I have even face timed friends to show them!"
A birth art session is a great way of pampering yourself during pregnancy, creating and keeping a reminder of your feelings during this amazing time is such a wonderful gift to give yourself.
Artistic expression can make your pregnancy feel more sacred, a true expression of your feelings with your pregnancy and can be a great way to access the subconscious mind. This is not a test of your artistic abilities, this is free expression!
What is a mandala?
The word mandala comes from Sanskrit circle. Mandalas are used in many spiritual traditions to focus attention, as a spiritual guidance tool and as an aid to meditation.
In Buddhism, the mandala is a symbolic picture of the universe. It can be a painting on a wall or scroll, created in coloured sands on a table, or a visualisation in the mind of a very skilled adept. The mandala represents an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation. Each object in the palace has significance, representing an aspect of wisdom or reminding the mediator of a guiding principle.
The mandala's purpose is to help transform minds and to assist with healing. With this in mind, I am sure you can see how creating a mandala translates well into a pregnancy and birth practice.
what is a birth mandala
This mandala is your sacred birth art, the intention is for this to be your visual tool to prepare for and to use in labour and birth. The 10cm circle supports visualisation as you unlock your subconscious through a meditative and creative state. As you tap into your inner wisdom images, colours, feelings and messages may reveal to you personal meaning in the powerful and beautiful images that grow from this 10cm circle out into your mandala or vision board. Your mandala is a visual affirmation of your what you aspire to embrace for your birth, your container that may offer inspiration and beauty, reminds you to focus and breath into empowerment.
What can you expect?
You can expect deep relaxation and a deep connection as you create a beautiful gift for yourself and your birth experience. Expect a gentle time as you soften and open into this is a very gentle and sacred activity. The art you create will be a wonderful focus for your birth alter and when the time comes your birth room.
The mandala or birth art you create during a session will be whatever you put into it; the aim is simply to show up and to be present and open, the rest will flow. Each session including vision board sessions starts with a short guided meditation accompanied by a sacred feminine incense that you will be gifted to keep. In addition to having your beautiful mandala I will also make a flower crown for you to keep.
Vision Board Sessions
Vision boards have proven to be a very useful and practical tool in my life. Vision is simply seeing what does not yet exist, so creating a board of your desires can be a positive and uplifting exercise not to mention a great way to access the subconscious mind which research has shown controls 95% of our decision making!
The birth and pregnancy vision board has helped with creating a 'birth plan' as it can help to unlock your true wishes for birth just like the mandala session or any birth art session.
No artistic ability is needed to create a vision board, this is again free expression! Just show up and be present the rest will flow.
I offer group and individual vision board sessions, these can be in the comfort of your own home or at my home studio. I provide all materials though it's always nice to collect things that inspire you or catch your eye.
Each session including vision board sessions starts with a short guided meditation accompanied by sacred feminine incense or relaxing scented oils.
Belly Painting £60
Have fun with your pregnancy, get empowered and claim your pregnant body by turning your beautiful belly into a work of art.
Belly painting is a unique opportunity for you to be pampered and treasured, this service is perfect for blessing ways, showers, pregnancy photography session and is a wonderful way to honour your final months or weeks with you and your baby as one.
This work of art makes a great keepsake photo which I can provide included in the cost. I will discuss with you your design and email an example for approval before our time together.
Price can vary depending on design but starts at £60
Having a personal piece of art created for you is a wonderful, deep and loving way to honour your birth journey.
Share your birth story/ stories and or motherhood journey with me in a supportive and gentle session, either face to face or over video call. From our time together I will create something beautiful for you that represents and honours your experience. No matter if your birth was yesterday or 15 years ago, baby number 1 or baby number 5, it's always the perfect time to to honour your amazing experience through something as special as your own personal goddess on canvas!
Pricing varies depending on canvas size. Contact me for more information on offerings and for prices.
Storm Ophelia, acrylic on 25in square canvas.
Storm Ophelia was inspired by an empowered water free birth during storm Ophelia in October 2017. The sky was calm and the sun a deep orange ball. The goddess stands calm and steady as the waves circle around her, she embraces the light and allows the wisdom to flow through her. The goddess wears the flower crown that was made for the mother during her mothers blessing. It represents the circle of support that meant so much to her during this time, it is a symbol of sisterhood. This birth was truly inspiring and as always a truly wonderful experience to paint.