Artwork by: K. Lister Wade
Navigating puberty, adolescence, and young adulthood comes with many challenges, both for young girls and their parents. At times both can feel misunderstood and disengaged, but it doesn't have to be that way. What if our young girls could step into womanhood with joy, intentionality and strength? Imagine if they understood the perceptiveness, assertiveness, strength, integrity and wisdom of their bodies. What if our young girls felt empowered to take charge of their own well-being? What if our young girls thrived on this journey, feeling loved, supported, understood and happy?
It is with great excitement that I am happy to announce a new program here at Life at Nature's Pace...Girls' Circles. These circles will provide a safe, comfortable space for young girls to explore and embrace their journey from childhood to young womanhood. Together, with other girls and mentors, girls will learn about themselves and their changing bodies, and empower themselves as they move forward on their journey.
Craft and create. Share and support. Learn and grow. Love and empower. Our circles will be a solid foundation from which young girls can move forward with confidence into young womanhood.
Circle of Friends
When: Saturdays, bi-weekly beginning September 16, 2017
Time: 9:30am to 12pm
Cost: $300.00 (includes HST) (includes Circle of Friends, Circle of Mothers, supplies, and snacks)
Ages: 7 to 9
Where: Our homestead
Facilitator: Kim Corrigan
Circle of Friends is fun, active and social. We will gather as a learning circle and become a circle of friends. We will enjoy games, traditional crafts, stories and creative expression. We will learn practical living skills and how to be a good friend. We will explore authentic expression and emotional self care. Girls will learn that all of their feelings are okay, and will learn how to express those feelings in a productive manner. We will experience living fully in our bodies. We will begin talking about the changes of puberty and touch on menstruation.
These circles will cultivate self-esteem, self-confidence, and what girls at this age are particularly looking for: a feeling of being heard, understood, loved and held, by a circle of friends and their own families.
Dates for Circle of Friends
Saturday September 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday September 30, 2017 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday October 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday October 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday November 11, 2017 - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday November 25, 2017 - 9:30am to 12pm (this circle will include a mother or female mentor/daughter potluck gathering)
Circle of Mothers
Running alongside Circle of Friends is Circle of Mothers. Circle of Mothers will offer mothers, of the girls registered in Circle of Friends, space to care for themselves, and to support their daughters. Together we will explore our own journeys, healing ourselves and exploring the tools to help guide and support our daughters through puberty and adolescence.
Dates for Circle of Mothers
Friday September 8, 2017 - 6 to 8pm
Friday October 13, 2017 - 6 to 8pm
Sunday November 12, 2017 - 1 to 3pm
To register for Circle of Friends contact Kim at email@example.com
Circle of Friends requires a minimum of six girls and is limited to twelve girls.