I'm involved in various gatherings and events for women's and girl's awareness and empowerment. Please visit my new website www.cyclicalwisdom.com for more information on any of the below.
A monthly women's circle to talk about things we don't normally talk about (but really do need talking about!)
Rather than having a baby shower, some prefer to have a Mother Blessing, which focuses more on the expectant mum. It's a time to celebrate the journey to becoming a mother (again) and to feel the support of your family and friends.
(The photo shows a birthing necklace with a bead from each person that attended.)
I provide talks or groups about menstrual awareness with girls, in collaboration with Sophie Cleere. We emphasise emotional literacy through engaging with the menstrual cycle, improving body image and self-esteem.
I also run a Mother and Daughter Circle (7-9 year olds) and Celebration Days for Girls gatherings. Please see www.cyclicalwisdom.com/girls for more information.
Sometimes (often?) women do not have a positive start with their periods. A retrospective menarche (first bleed) ceremony allows you to imagine a new relationship with your cycle, whether it's something you want to address because of difficult periods, fertility issues, your own daughter approaching menarche or something else.
Please enquire for next date.
We women need to support each. Here's the O-Hug (short for Oxytocin Hug). Oxytocin is the love hormone and apparently it takes 20 seconds to start releasing it so no 'air' hugs please. I also think it could be called the Heart2Heart hug.