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Hello lovely people
It’s been a while since my last email. Lots has been going on in the world which I know affects us all in different ways. I hope you are managing to stay grounded and exercise self-care through the tricky times.
For me personally the last couple of years have been fairly demanding in terms of client work, and as many of you are aware my private client list is currently closed so I can practise what I preach (self-care).
For those of you who follow my work around adoptee well-being, you will know that I continue to contribute to the much needed raising of awareness. To this end, and in addition to my YouTube channel which highlights the findings of my research into this topic, at the start of 2022 I teamed up with HTBA whose mission it is to support adoptees who may struggle in their lives.
So far this year we have run two very successful webinars, and there is clearly demand. Our autumn 2022 event is another virtual gathering which will take place on Saturday 15th October 2022 from 10:00 to 3:00 pm. We have lots of interesting sessions planned to include talks on ‘Adoptee Guilt’ and ‘How we Build our Narratives’ plus breakout sessions to enable participants to reflect on the content. We plan to finish the with yoga by Claire.
If you’d like to attend, you can book your place here. Another date for your diaries is the retreat (limited numbers) to The Lake District 11-12th June 2023 (tickets are not yet on sale). Whilst these events are aimed at adoptees in the main, much of our research needs to reach future and prospective adopters so that they can incorporate the findings into their adoptive parenting. If this is you, please do contact me.
Claire, founder of HTBA was featured in the Guardian newspaper this weekend. We are so proud of all her efforts towards raising awareness and supporting adoptees in London (and now branching out around the country!). If you’re interested in reading the article, in which she talks about her own journey, you can find it here.
Finally, I’ve done a couple of podcast interviews this year and the latest was with the amazing Amanda Medina of This Adoptee Life (USA). If you’re interested in listening (50 mins), it’s here on Apple and here on Spotify.
Take care and I hope you all enjoy the rest of the summer.
With warm wishes, Lara x