THE HEALING WOMB
ART INSTALLATION & WORKSHOPS
Annabel’s art installation ‘The Healing Womb’ had its debut in 2012. Comprising of four 5’x4′ acrylic paintings of the archetypal Mother of Loss, Mother of Solitude, Mother of Healing & Mother of Compassion, the installation hangs in the sacred space of The Glastonbury Gnostic Chapel, in which women gather to share their stories in relation to child loss, childlessness and the challenges of mothering special needs children.
Annabel was inspired to create ‘The Healing Womb’ by her personal experience of mothering three children, two of whom were born with life-threatening syndromes & multiple disabilities. During the many months she lived on neonatal intensive care and paediatric surgical wards, she became aware of the depth of women’s suffering and untold stories.
Read Annabel’s Story HERE
I know what it feels like to face the fear of my child dying, to grieve for the child who I thought I would have, to feel all the conflicting emotions woven into caring for a disabled child. I also know how lonely it can feel to lock our stories away, to not want to burden others with our pain, anger and despair, to tell a different story to the world when inside we are desperate to speak, to be heard and comforted.
We invite you to come to one of our Healing Womb workshops, funded by The Glastonbury Gnostic Chapel charitable company, to be held and guided by experienced women who have journeyed deeply with child loss, childlessness and mothering special needs children, to share your story within a compassionate circle of women and receive their healing.
HECATE – EARTH
MOTHER OF LOSS
LILITH – AIR
MOTHER OF SOLITUDE
BRIGIT – FIRE
MOTHER OF HEALING
KUAN YIN – WATER
MOTHER OF COMPASSION
The wound is the place where the light enters you.
FROM OUR CLIENTS
Such an amazing opportunity to journey so deeply and to feel so encouraged and held by Annabel.
A very safe space where I could journey into the depths and feel totally held…incredibly powerful.
I was able to forgive myself, to find peace, compassion, acceptance and healing.
Watch my Christmas message to parents who have lost children (including through miscarriage or stillbirth) or who have special needs children