A Baby Naming or Naming Ceremony (for any age and a variety of reasons) is created for those who want to celebrate this important, memorable and special occasion but have no single religious belief or affiliation. It is a ceremony which can contain spiritual content - as much or as little as you like or none at all. It can take place at a venue of your choice - at home, in the garden or a favourite place - the choice is yours.
This type of ceremony gives freedom because it is designed to meet your personal needs, beliefs and wishes.
The freedom of a Naming Ceremony offers the choice of involving parents, grandparents and designated supporting adults with vows, readings etc if they wish.
A Naming Ceremony marks the child’s identity and sense of belonging, recognising that they are special because of who they are within their family, friends and community.
It is a special way of welcoming a child into the family whether as newborn, step child or adopted, It marks a wonderful, memorable and significant occasion.
The ceremony is a creative alternative to a single faith religious ceremony. It can be helpful for parents of two different religions who want to involve equal elements of both faiths.
Together we structure the ceremony the way you desire it, which is meaningful, significant and truly special for the occasion. The Naming Ceremony can contain readings, poems, music, personal traditions and elements which have special importance, such as water (for cleansing), light (for guiding), promises, vows and more.
It is an occasion for members of the family, friends and designated guardians to make a vow or promise to take an active role in the child's life with a symbolic welcome.
Coming of Age
The Coming of Age Ceremony is a powerful gift of trust from parent to child to do the right thing within existing boundaries. It acknowledges the trust that is placed in the child as they make the transition to adulthood. The young person is given the opportunity to recognise their new freedom while promising to respect their parents' final word.
It is a quite emotional time for parents as they let go a little so that the young person can spread their wings.
Both children and parents often find that a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood is eased by a Coming of Age Ceremony which acknowledges the necessary transition.
This is a beautiful ceremony for any married couple. It is very personal and the couple can make it their very own with choice of readings, music etc.
It marks a milestone and gives them the opportunity to reflect on their lives together and celebrates the deep love they have for each other. It is a time of both reflection and looking forward in thanksgiving and rededication of their rings and renewing their vows symbolic of their commitment. It is an opportunity for friends and family to take part in this celebration of love.
A typical Vow Renewal Ceremony often, but not exclusively, can take place on special anniversaries (10th, 20th, 30th etc.) but it can also be of great celebration if there has been a serious illness or other event or such where a couple's love for each other has been brought into sharp focus and deep appreciation.
A typical Vow Renewal Ceremony might include the following:
e.g. best man, bridesmaid or bride’s father
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Divorce is emotionally challenging and often hurtful. It challenges our trust and our sense of hope and our ability to see and move forward positively. It can leave us feeling angry, confused and resentful and tending to make rash decisions without understanding why. Alternatively it may be leave us feeling happy and relieved.
Whatever we feel, it is clearly a change of direction in one's life; an ending and a new beginning.
It can be confusing. A divorce healing ceremony marks a bend in the road.
A divorce ceremony is normally, but not always, conducted in private as friends and family have already been integrated into your transition process.
Through working supportively with you, I can help you to find the right tone and words that will empower, energise and elevate you to release the spirit of joy, happiness and forgiveness within you.
If you are interested in this ceremony, please do give me a call and I will be happy to have a chat about how to have a chat..
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