The Circle brings the much-needed medicine of Women’s Community. The Circle is where we are fully present - listening deeply, speaking the truth and supporting each other in living and mothering consciously. The Circle is a powerful reminder that no woman is alone; that the journey of life is a shared one and that great things happen when hearts, minds and spirits join together. Come! Explore the Magic of these monthly gatherings...
If you are like most moms, your life experienced a radical and overwhelming upheaval when motherhood happened to you. You're probably spending the majority of your time focused on your child or children, and you may feel like there's no time left for you. In the back of your mind, you may be hearing a quiet voice, whispering:
Who are YOU now, anyway?
You may not know what you do for fun, anymore, or what kind of career you want, anymore, or what you want to look like, anymore. You may also be trying to remember what it feels like to be 100% you - maybe you are struggling with expressing yourself fully and authentically around your children. Maybe your friendships aren't feeling fulfilling to you. Maybe you want to go back to some of who you were before you had kids, or maybe you're pretty sure that pre-mom you is gone forever, but you're not so sure what the real you looks like as a mom.
Several years ago, when I was thinking of starting a wellness Circle, I had a conversation with a friend of mine who works with women as an image consultant, and she mentioned that many of her clients are moms of teens, who are feeling that they've lost themselves, and are just beginning on a journey of rediscovery.
Wow, I thought. 13+ years feeling disconnected from oneself is an awfully long time.
As a step in your juicy self-rediscovery, I would love to invite you to join me for our upcoming Women's Wellness Circle: Exploring Experiences and Expressions of Motherhood, on Friday evenings.
Our Circle will be held once per month (excluding July and August), on the 2nd Friday of each month from 7-9 pm (with the exception of October and Novemebr 2016). We sometimes schedule extra, special Celebration Circles at times and dates that we all agree on. Registration is ongoing, when space is available, and your registration includes one year (ten months) of participation in Circle.
When registering for Circle, choose your start date through this event. Circle registration includes 10 months of Circle (no Circle in July/August). The focus of the Circle is Motherhood, and together, we create a nurturing place to explore our multifaceted experiences as moms, to share, and to connect. Circle is held in the lovely Dr. for Moms Family Wellness Centre meeting space.
Here are the experiences that some women have had in our Circle:
"I am looking forward to further Wellness Circle gatherings! The first gathering was very enlightening for me and I had some very strong take-aways – something that I didn’t expect so early in the journey. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was possible to bottle up all the loving energy that the group brings and save it for a day when you needed some extra self-care?" ~ C.B.
"What an incredible group yesterday! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for facilitating and bringing all these amazing women and moms together." ~ S.C.
"Thank you again for such a beautiful morning. You are truly a beautiful human being and I am grateful to have met you." ~ M.H.
"As always, I cannot thank-you enough for everything you have shared and taught me. You are a treasured person in my life. I always have you in my thoughts and heart." ~ L.S.
Our Circle will give you the opportunity to look deeply into your heart, open yourself in a safe space, and begin to unravel the wonderful and colourful threads that weave together to create your life, and the lives of women throughout history.
It is an incredible privilege and honour to facilitate these very special gatherings. We'd love to share the experience with you.
**Babes in arms are usually welcome at Womankind Calgary & Full Circle Parenting events.
**A payment plan is available if you pay by cheque, or by credit card (over the phone). Feel free to propose a payment schedule to me. When registering, please choose the Free ticket.
**Womankind Calgary & Full Circle Parenting has a pay-what-you-can program. Please contact us to inquire if finances are a barrier for you. When registering, please choose the Free ticket.
**Registration for the circle is ongoing, when space is available. A waiting list is kept if no space is available.
Register here, or call with any questions about how the Circle experience could work for you.
We are looking forward to connecting with you...
Michelle Haywood (facilitator) & Lisa Kathleen (support)
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Michelle Haywood of Womankind Calgary is a woman, a mother, a dreamer...
Michelle has walked alongside women as a mentor, counsellor and cheerleader for over a decade, gently supporting them through some of the most powerful transitions in life. She believes in family, community, courage, love, birth and femininity. She believes in sharing the journey.
Michelle's insight and raw honesty will guide you back to your centre, ground you in the moment and help you step into your life from a place of wisdom and strength.
To connect with Michelle call (403)836-1080