Support Groups for Decolonizing Moms
Mom Village: Support Groups for Decolonizing Moms was created to meet the needs of our community’s growing awareness of the challenges faced by new parents, mothers in particular, toward being well as they adjust to the demands of their new role. Our offerings include both in-person groups in San Jose, California and Zoom groups open to California residents.
We are now accepting registrants for our new Mom Village Fall 2023 groups!
Keep scrolling for more info on our featured groups, social justice-informed pricing, and how to sign up.
What is Mom Village?
Our groups are structured as limited series (each lasting about 6 weeks/sessions) facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist, each focused on a particular topic or subpopulation in motherhood and parenthood. They are for “decolonizing moms,” meaning that they are geared towards new mothers and parents who value resisting oppressive messaging and systems that are harmfully normalized in mainstream Western society, causing unnecessary harm to our human psyches during one of the most intense and challenging periods of our life. Decolonizing is a lifelong practice. Decolonizing is healing work for oneself and for generations to come.
Even if you are new to decolonizing and/or social justice work, if the above resonates with you, we invite you into our Mom Village! And for moms and parents who have been on this journey for a while, we are honored to benefit from your wisdom and to have you continue your decolonizing practice alongside our community.
This group will meet in person at an indoor location in San Jose, CA (Cambrian neighborhood). Babies 1 and under welcome to join. COVID protocols will be in place, but masking will not be required. Come find community in your first year of motherhood (or first year of your youngest child) .
After registering for this group, new members of Mom Village will be contacted for a consultation call to complete their registration.
This group is tailored for mothers with kids around 5 and younger, but it is open to mothers of any age children who would like to experiment with how a decolonizing framework can help with their anxiety.
New (and new-ish) mothers commonly experience overwhelming worry, troubling intrusive thoughts, restlessness, and increased physical signs of stress. Those worries often have to do with caring for your baby or children (and how you "measure up" to what other parents are doing), though they usually extend to many more areas including but not limited to going back to (paid) work, changes in your partner relationship, and navigating your own inner child wounds and oppressive systems.
This support group meets virtually and is only open to residents of California.
Pricing Options Grounded in Social Justice
Our support groups are grounded in the value of social justice and an intention of decolonizing institutions where systemic oppression tends to get repeated—such as in education and health/mental health care. To that end, it is important to make our groups accessible, while also honoring the labor and ability to thrive of the facilitators. For these reasons, Mom Village registrants are offered the ability to choose the fee that is best for them, in consideration of several personal characteristics and circumstances as outlined in the detailed description of each group.
No matter your fee, you will get the FULL experience of the group.