Surviving Midlife

Surviving Midlife – guidance and support for women through the sometimes treacherous journey from childbearing to birthing themselves.

12 Sessions

Starting January 18, 2018

(no classes 3/29 or 4/5 due to Spring Break)

Thursday Mornings

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Facilitated by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS

Sessions held at:

Valley Academy for the Arts

139 N. Lake St.

Neenah, WI

Somewhere between the ages of 35 and 45, (and which continues until our death) women begin the process of the midlife journey – a process through which they move beyond childbearing to birthing themselves.  For many, the advent of this transition comes in the form of a rude awakening, personal crisis or tragedy and continues through volatile physical and emotional changes which seem at once to be disconcerting and confusing.  The purpose of the midlife journey is to knock women out of the comfort of status quo and into the passion, meaning and purpose that will define their lives beyond motherhood.  Like childbirth, the midlife journey can be dangerous and fraught with pain, but like the birth of a child, can produce a gift beyond measure and miraculous to behold.

Common signs that you might be in the midst of the midlife transition:

Experiences of:

  • Restlessness
  • Boredom
  • Loneliness
  • Longing
  • Discontent
  • Impatience, anger,  rage
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Physical and emotional changes
  • Grief
  • Sadness

The purpose and goal of the midlife transition is to clear out all the inner and outer obstacles and make way for the birth of our Soul – the uniquely creative way in which we have been gifted to find meaning and purpose in our life and to contribute to the betterment of the world, then it is time to put on our big girl and big boy panties!  Only the truly brave and courageous will succeed in their goal.  The rest, will be doomed to a life of quiet desperation,  – just sayin! (not that there is anything wrong with making that choice).

The purpose of this course is to support you in your midlife journey. This course supports you through the midlife awakening and on the labyrinthine journey through the twists and turns of unraveling from the past toward returning to and reclaiming your Soul. Here you will discover you Soul’s purpose for the second half of life, a purpose that is meaningful, fulfilling, joyful and content.

Lesson One: Awakening

Lesson Two: Confronting Fears

Lesson Three: Unraveling the Past

Lesson Four: Finding Support

Lesson Five: Illusions Shattered

Lesson Six: Seeking the Voice of Truth

Lesson Seven: Dark Night of the Relationship

Lesson Eight: Befriending Our Bodies

Lesson Nine: Hiding in the Shadows

Lesson Ten: Childhood Dreams

Lesson Eleven: Birthing our Soul

Lesson Twelve: Returning


Course Fee:

$333.00 paid full (payment due no later than January 11, 2018 to reserve your place in the course).


2 payments of $170.00 each (first payment due no later than January 11, 2018.  Second payment due on February 22, 2018).

Class limited to 15, so register early. Payments can be made directly to Lauri Ann Lumby and mailed to Valley Academy for the Arts: 139 N. Lake St.  Neenah, WI  54956

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*Course fees are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled due to low enrollment.

NOTE:  You will need a journal or notebook with blank pages, a writing utensil and a box of 16-64 Crayola crayons (colored pencils and markers are optional) for the class.

Learn more about Lauri Ann Lumby, her books, online and local courses, Spiritual Direction and Reiki services HERE.