The Sisters Paradigm: Women who come from the same source but grow in different ways. This workshop offers a pathway back to each other.
My relationship with my sister(s) can be critical in defining how I relate to the world. It can be important in how I’m conditioned to compete, to cooperate, to deal with conflict, and to create expectations that I have of life. And how my desire to bond with my sister(s) shows me my desire for greater closeness and support.
When we strengthen these bonds between women we unleash a force that nourishes and heals our earth.
Optimally, sisters defend one another against outsiders and have each other's back. Things go awry when unresolved conflict gets buried and we eventually separate from each other. The workshop teaches each participant effective communication to hear the other in a deeper way and have compassion and acceptance for differences.
Another essential aspect of the connection between each sister is that they can feel responsible for parenting each other to replace whatever the parents didn't give to them. The workshop provides a safe space for the sisters to help each other heal from emotional wounds and liberate the past.
The 5-hour workshop takes place over three weeks with one hour the first week, then two 2-hour sessions the following weeks. In this time sisters connect profoundly--even after years of drifting apart or across oceans that keep them apart.
Rose: I feel a lot better of what I could let go about leaving the US and moving overseas. I want to find this space of sisters as an ongoing recovery mission--so no one drifts off into the ocean on their own.
Ren : I feel more balanced because up until now I have often dumped my issues on my younger sister. Today her giving me some of her weight makes me feel more in equilibrium. We're all holding up this table together..
Madison: I think it's great that we know better how to listen to each other because not being able to is a trait we don't want to carry on from mom.
Rose in France, Ren and Madison in America
Hannah: We came to see Marjorie because I wanted to help my sister process her pregnancy loss. What I didn't expect was that Marjorie would call out our "breakup" of ten years ago, and then help us release years of built-up emotion and silence. Talking about what happened has cleared so much space for honesty and intimacy between my sister and me! In the 3 sessions we covered decades of our relationship with a sense of flow and ease I've never experienced with another therapist. We released resentment toward our mother. After that my sister could take in my support in her own journey to motherhood. The workshop was deeply healing, intense and fun. Thank you, Marjorie!
Anne: I am jealous of all the other sisters who get to take this workshop! Almost immediately Marjorie helped us clear “the elephant in the room;” I felt better and so much closer to my sister. A huge weight has been lifted not only from mine and my sister’s relationship, but in my own personal life too. I feel better equipped now to handle my life problems and more comfortable to talk about touchy subjects with other family members. I thought I had a secure relationship with my sister, but now our relationship is solid as a rock.
Hannah and Anne in Canada
My sister and I participated in a Sister’s Workshop after a year's silence between us. We didn't know how to navigate our way back to the shores of the loving sibling relationship we'd known so well. We learned effective techniques, to end the deadlock, to put a stop to going around in circles and to communicate productively. Marjorie was our shining captain, lighting the way!
Penelope in France and Melanie in America.