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Series meetings for La Leche League Central London Group:
 
Friday 13 March 2020, 10.30-12.30
'But I get bored.' Is breastfeeding good for mothers too?
For details of meeting venue, please use my Contact Form.
 
During the lockdown, these meetings will be on Zoom.

Friday 17 April 2020, 10.30-12.30
Dealing with contradictory advice
For details of meeting, please use my Contact Form.
 
Tuesday 12 May 2020, 10.30-12.30 
'You're a pushover!' Is this fair comment on breastfeeding mothers?
For details of meeting, please use my Contact Form.
 
Tuesday 9 June 2020, 10.30-12.30 
Weaning gradually with love
For details of meeting, please use my Contact Form.
 
These La Leche League meetings are held on a Friday of every month, unless indicated otherwise.
There is no meeting in August.
You don't need to be a member of La Leche League. You are warmly invited to all meetings.
 
 
 
 
Doing ‘Nothing
The Work of Mothers and Psychotherapists

Naomi Stadlen
conducts
Inner Circle Seminar No. 261
Sunday 13 September 2020
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
It’s impossible to do nothing. Mothers often say: ‘I’ve got nothing done all day.’ This can’t be a literal statement. It’s a statement of value. While I was writing What Mothers Learn, I noticed many similarities between the work of mothers and that of psychotherapists. Both can feel as if they are ‘doing nothing’ exactly when they are working well. So ‘nothing’ must be ‘something’ that we seem to undervalue. We will use this seminar to identify and explore some of the actions that so easily get dismissed as ‘doing nothing’. Psychotherapists, mothers, and interested others are warmly invited to take part.
 
Mother, grandmother, existential psychotherapist, supervisor and teacher Naomi Stadlen has conducted weekly discussion groups, Mothers Talking, for nearly thirty years. Her books What Mothers Do – especially when it looks like nothing (2004) and How Mothers Love – and how relationships are born (2011) are translated into many languages and enjoyed by mothers round the world who say that their experiences are described and valued in them. Her third book, just published, is What Mothers Learn – without being taught (April 2020).
 
Naomi Stadlen conducted Inner Circle Seminar No. 77, Listening to Mothers, on 25 April 2004; and (with Anthony Stadlen) Inner Circle Seminar No. 125, Merleau-Ponty: The Childs Relations with Others, on 16 March 2008. 
 
This will be an online seminar, using ZOOM.
Cost: Psychotherapy trainees £132, others £165, some bursaries; payment must be made in advance by bank transfer; a ZOOM invitation and instructions will then be sent; no refunds or transfers unless seminar cancelled
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8888 6857  iPhone: 07809 433 250
E-mail: stadlen@aol.com  or: stadlenanthony@gmail.com
For further information on seminars, visit: http://anthonystadlen.blogspot.com/
  
'A Grand Quarrel'
Elizabeth Gaskell and Florence Nightingale
Sunday 1 November 2020, 1.00-1.45pm {postponed]
Elizabeth Gaskell House
84 Plymouth Grove
Manchester M13 9LW
 
 
 
Forewords to three books on motherhood:
 
Mother in the Mother
A thoughtful anthology of women’s voices, exploring their maternal lineage
Edited by Pippa Grace
Foreword by Naomi Stadlen
Womancraft Publishing, 2019
 
Liberating Motherhood
Birthing the Purplestockings Movement
Vanessa Olorenshaw
Foreword by Naomi Stadlen
Womancraft Publishing, 2016
 
Musings on Mothering
About Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding:
An Anthology of Art, Poetry and Prose
Edited by Teika Bellamy
Foreword by Naomi Stadlen
Available fromwww.mothersmilkbooks.com
All proceeds to be given to La Leche League GB
 
Features in Juno magazine
 
'Mothers of Three' Juno, autumn 2015.

'The redeeming power of a grandmother' Juno, summer 2014.

'Protecting our freedom', Juno, summer 2013.
A piece on How Mothers Love, Juno, issue 26, Winter 2011.
‘Should mothers raise their voices to be heard?' Juno, issue 17, Spring 2009.
To read an interview with Naomi Stadlen, see Juno, issue 3, Summer 2004.
 
 
 

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