Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself

with Lisa Marchiano, LCSW & Mirabai Starr


A Book Launch / Afternoon Event
Sunday, May 23, 2021, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET

Join Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, Jungian analyst, This Jungain Life podcast host, and author of Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself  (Sounds True, May 2021) and award-winning author, Mirabai Starr, for a lively and soulful exploration of how motherhood can can be a vital part of the journey to wholeness.

Using the universal wisdom of fairy tales and myth to explore motherhood as a rich opportunity for personal development, Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself, examines mothering from a unique vantage point – the psychological growth of the mother herself.

This virtual event will include a discussion about motherhood as the true hero’s journey. We’ll take a deep dive into the ways that being a mother can connect us with helpful instincts and intuitions by mining the wisdom of an ancient fairy tale. Guided journaling exercises will help to deepen our exploration. Participants will leave with an increased appreciation for their strength and resilience, even when mothering is hard.

Note: Each ticket includes your own copy of Lisa Marchiano’s book Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself. The book will be mailed after the event to participants with the current U.S. mailing address. We cannot mail the book internationally. International participants can choose to gift their book to a recipient of their choice within the U.S.

Click HERE to read Meet the Teacher: Lisa Marchiano.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.


Motherhood is the true hero’s journey―which is to say that it can be as harrowing as it is joyful, and enlightening as it is exhausting. For Jungian psychoanalyst Lisa Marchiano, this journey is not just an adventure of diaper bags and parent-teacher conferences, but one of intense self-discovery.

In Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself, Marchiano draws from a deep well of Jungian analysis and symbolic research to present a collection of fairy tales, myths and fables that evoke the spiritual arc of raising a child from infancy through adulthood.

After all, this kind of storytelling has always been one of the most important conduits of humanity’s collective wisdom―and Marchiano provides each tale alongside keen insights into the timeless archetypes they represent.

Balanced with real-life case stories from Lisa’s own practice and in-depth questions for personal reflection, Motherhood explores how events like pregnancy, the calamities of childhood and the empty-nest experience are invitations to an adventure into the wild frontier of your own soul. Here you will discover:

How the challenges of motherhood send you on journeys into your innermost source

  • Seeing the value of conflict with your child even while working to solve it
  • The dark passage―confronting and dispelling the energy of childhood wounds
  • Understanding how anger, rage and aggression arise in parental relationships
  • Recognizing the ways that you have been taught to ignore your deepest instincts
  • How to navigate the inevitable periods of grief that accompany your child’s many life changes
  • Why much of successful mothering requires surrendering your sense of control

Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself

  • 1 Session(s)
  • May 23 2021 3:00 PM ET


$35 - Book Included


$39 - Book Included

Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, certified Jungian analyst and a nationally certified psychoanalyst. She co-hosts This Jungian Life, a podcast devoted to exploring current topics through the lens of depth psychology. She lives in Philadelphia.

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She has written several books, including Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation (Sounds True, 2015) and her most recent book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce& Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics (Sounds True, 2019).


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