This is not a blog per se. I have given some information below about the MAIA Project. An arm of MAIA Psychology that is dedicated to women's development.
The Maia Project is named after my daughter (hi, my name is Mel Taitimu) and the central goal of the project is to support the development of a community of women who can say “I am worthy.” The Maia project will run events and retreats aimed at improving women’s relationship to themselves. We aim to do this in a way that is easily transferrable to your everyday lives. Please sign up if you want to keep up to date with the latest events. Below are a few quotes from some of the events I have already delivered:
On media and being a woman:
The language and images we use to determine our worth as women are defined by powerful societal structures in media, education, politics and religion. If we are not critical of these prescribed ways of seeing the world we are at risk of taki...
Heractlitus famously said “change is the only constant.” We are surrounded by change in our daily lives. The rhythm of day and night, a flower growing, the seasons passing and one of our greatest measures of change, the growth of children. Change is natural, inevitable and part of the beauty of life.
Despite this, we resist change, we are fearful of change. To many, change represents death and in a number of ways change is death whether this be literally (the passing of a loved one) or metaphorically (death of a relationship, of a role in a job etc). Therefore we fear change as we would fear death itself.
This fear can lead to unhelpful habits of avoidance (filling our lives up to cope with emptiness, drinking, taking drugs and seeking out pleasurable activities at the avoidance of the pain) or struggle and control (trying to stop change by controlling others or events). Change can challenge us in more ways than we ever imagined...