BOUNTIFUL LIFE: Healing & Happiness for Black Women in Western Mass

Bountiful Life provides therapeutic workshops, healing circles, gatherings, talks, coaching, and other programming centered around the emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of all Black women in Western Massachusetts, including queer women, elders, and mothers of young children.

1-DAY WORKSHOP: LETTING GO OF STORIES THAT DON’T SERVE US

HEY, SIS! THIS WORKSHOP FILLED UP QUICK! SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER FOR THE OTHER SESSION!

Bountiful Life’s Letting Go of Stories that Don’t Serve Us is a 1-Day workshop for Black women who want to identify, process and move past old stories about ourselves and others that keep us stuck, never feeling completely free. This 5-hour workshop will provide space, tools, and support for letting go of stories we’ve carried for too long, allowing them to be replaced by new stories that serve our healing, wholeness and joy.

JOIN US.

  • Sunday, July 14 from 10-3
  • Amherst, MA
  • $98 per person
  • Sliding scale available for those in financial need.* Email mia@bgdproject.org.

UPCOMING FOR SUMMER

YOUR fOLKS TOLD ME TO TELL YOU: rECEIVING MESSAGES FROM EACH OTHER'S ANCESTORS

Do your ancestors have messages for you? Could you benefit from help receiving those messages? If your ancestors wanted to send you a message, who would they more likely choose to deliver it? An online priestess zooming you from Oakland for $222 (no shade)? Or the Black woman sitting right across from you in this workshop?

Join us for a lighthearted, joyful, reverent, and experimental exploration of our potential to receive messages that are meant for each other and deliver them with care and connection.

  • Sunday, July 28 from 10-12
  • Amherst, MA
  • FREE
  •  Email mia@bgdproject.org for more info or to register

1-DAY WORKSHOP: LETTING GO OF STORIES THAT DON'T SERVE US

Bountiful Life’s Letting Go of Stories that Don’t Serve Us is a 1-Day workshop for Black women who want to identify, process and move past old stories about ourselves and others that keep us stuck, never feeling completely free. This 5-hour workshop will provide space, tools, and support for letting go of stories we’ve carried for too long, allowing them to be replaced by new stories that serve our healing, wholeness and joy.

JOIN US.

  • Sunday, August 18 from 9-2
  • Amherst, MA
  • $98 per person
  • Sliding scale available for those in financial need.* Email mia@bgdproject.org.

Black women are among the most under-diagnosed when it comes to adult ADHD. As a result, we often lack insight into our experiences, behaviors, and struggles–insight into ourselves–that would allow us to live more bountiful lives! Whether you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD or have undiagnosed ADHD traits, having access to support can change your life. JOIN US.

Email mia@bgdproject.org for more info

UPCOMING FOR FALL

hAPPY HOUR WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTING

Join us for a little wine, a little chocolate and a little live music, and learn more about Bountiful Life programming. This event is for Black women. Free on-site childcare will be provided. Registration is required.

  • Friday, September 6th from 6-7
  • Amherst, MA
  • FREE
  • Email mia@bgdproject.org for more info or to register

8-WEEK EMOTIONAL WELLNESS (R)EVOLUTION

Are you a Black woman seeking healing and connection? Would you feel more free and held in therapeutic spaces with other Black women who are seeking the same?

BOUNTIFUL LIFE’s  8-Week Emotional Wellness (R)evolution Workshop is a series of therapeutic sessions dedicated to the individual and collective emotional health and overall well-being of Black women, with an emphasis on the experiences of queer women, women over 40, and mothers of young children.

Over the course of eight 90-minute sessions, we’ll connect with a community of supportive professionals and peers who understand the specific challenges we face on our paths to transformative growth. Sessions provide opportunities to process racialized harm, let go of stories that don’t serve us, (re)connect with our bodies, acquire tools for distress, receive curative osteopathic treatment, utilize therapeutic writing, and more, all tailored to our unique experiences as Black women.

In this workshop, we’ll share in learning new methods and strategies to support our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health, with the goal of cultivating balanced and joyful lives–BOUNTIFUL LIVES!

Join us.

  • Wednesdays from 6-7:30p*, Sept 11-Oct 30
  • Max participants: 10
  • Amherst, MA
  • $780 per person for 8 wks ($180 non-refundable deposit; balance due by 8/28)
  • Sliding scale available for those in financial need.* Payment plans available. Email mia@bgdproject.org.

SESSIONS:

  • Where “We” Begin: Trust-Building in the Sister Circle
  • Letting Go of Stories That Don’t Serve Us
  • Radical Somatics: Moving Trauma Out of Our Bodies
  • Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment (OMT)
  • Journaling for the Hurt Black Girls Inside Us
  • Girl, You Need to Talk to Somebody About That: Processing Racialized Harm
  • Plus 2 discovery sessions
Mia McKenzie, creator and co-facilitator
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ABOUT BOUNTIFUL LIFE

Bountiful Life provides therapeutic workshops, healing circles, gatherings, talks, coaching, and other programming centered around the emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of all Black women in Western Massachusetts, including queer women, elders, and mothers of young children.

I’ve always been someone who, in the midst of my own pain and trauma, created space for myself and others like me to come together, as I did when I created Black Girl Dangerous and the BGD blog, and the Get Free workshop. At this moment, as a Black woman living in the Pioneer Valley, I’m in desperate need of access to spaces where I can seek healing and connection with the support of other Black women, and I’m not the only one, not by far. Many of us are deeply disconnected here. Over the last couple of years, I’ve become painfully aware of our collective need for safe spaces where we can seek wellness–emotionally, socially and spiritually–and I’m eager to help create those spaces. JOIN US.

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Refund Policy: 

1-Day Workshops: full refund if cancelled at least 14 days before the start of a workshop. 50% refund for cancellations at least 7 days before start. no refund for cancellations less than 7 days before start.

Weekly Workshops: non-refundable deposit. full refund of balance if cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the first session. no refund if canceled less than 14 days before start of the first session.