~ Sacred Feminine ~
Women - Midlife & Beyond
Summary: A women-only support and activity group for midlife and beyond (perimenopause and after). The time and day changed to 6:30 p.m. beginning September 19th, 2023. The program has been changed to a Workshop in October 2023. *See details below!
The "Women Midlife & Beyond" Workshops provide support and activities for women at their mid-stage of life, beginning with perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Attending the workshops, which are comprised of a series of sessions, allows you to develop meaningful connections with others in the group and gain beneficial insight and support on specific topics that may arise during sessions.
Workshops may include physical exercises such as walking outside (weather permitting), stretching, balancing exercises, freestyle movement, meditation, social interaction, and spiritual growth and development practices. You're provided added support in identifying less adaptive patterns of thinking, emotional responses, or behaviors and replacing them with more desirable patterns. The structure of the group sessions benefits improved quality of life, relationships, and mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Some Benefits Specific to Developing a Sisterhood (friendships and close connections amongst women):
Sisterhood can be a powerful bond unlike any other.
What is a sisterhood?
Sisterhood is about unity, not competition because it's about breaking the cycle of competition and coming together in support of each other's hopes, dreams, well-being, healing, and goals.
We create a safe space for each other by providing a sanctuary from external stressors, where each one can feel safe to share hopes and fears without the fear of judgment, ridicule, slander, or betrayal. It is a conscious, soulful choice to connect, be seen, and allow real bonds to be created.
It builds networks that work because when we mutually advocate for each other's careers and interests, we begin building bridges between us that break down barriers better than what may be able to be done when faced alone.
Steps to creating a sisterhood, that may also be explored together, are:
understanding your own identity
a willingness to embrace vulnerability
making sure to prioritize communication
appreciating and celebrating individuality and diversity
taking the time to cultivate trust; offering emotional support or practical aid wherever needed
With this in mind, it is my goal to build an empowering circle for, not only myself but you, as well. I've intentionally placed a focus on women who, similar to myself, are moving through natural sacred feminine changes that invoke a new level of awareness, way of being, integration, and adaptation with matters of mind, body, and spirit.
Though the formula of the women's support group is somewhat therapeutic in nature, incorporating natural healthcare techniques and modalities, it is also peer-based, so everyone in the group will also have the opportunity to share and support one another through their knowledge and wisdom, as well.
Dressing comfortably for movement and walking is recommended.
Have a journal or notebook to take notes from our chats - learning and sharing time.
Concerning various beliefs, lifestyles, and life experiences, we ask that everyone be kind, and courteous, and honor one another's differences in opinions, philosophies, and backgrounds. Personal experiences may be shared during sessions, so we ask that what is disclosed in the group, stays among those in the group.
The sessions are limited to 8 attendees. Be sure to RSVP and register at least 48 hours in advance for the Workshop(s).
Location: GVST Wellness, 22811 Greater Mack Ave, Suite L2, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080, in the Conference Room.
Time/Day: Weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. through September 2023.
The October Workshop 2023 is a series of 3-Tuesdays, the 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
October's Workshop cost: $75.00
Register at the GVST Wellness Booking Site. Thank you!
Are you interested in participating in or creating a women's group to connect and increase the opportunity for sisterhood?
Would you like additional support to embrace the Sacred Feminine within, during this time when we are naturally called to shift, change, and release what we have once held onto and identified with as a part of our self-identity and expression?
For the women of wisdom (sage, wise woman, crone, nurturer) - ladies that have reached a stage in life from perimenopause and beyond (menopause and post-menopause), Contact me to create a group or workshop, facilitate an existing group, or join me where a group or workshop is currently active.
"I attended this class... It was wonderful!!"
~ Ann W.
"I found this very helpful. This was a fresh perspective on some concepts I was familiar with. It helped me go deeper with my awareness and healing. A wonderful practice." ~ Jessica S.