A circle of sacred sisterhood to hold you through the autumn and winter.
Now we are descending into the heart of autumn. The leaves are changing and falling. The light is fading. The temperatures are dropping. And from autumn we will move into the deep darkness and stillness of winter.
Though the world may ask us to continue on at the same pace, now is the season for slowing; taking the time to turn inward; resting, reflecting and nurturing ourselves before once again being thrust out into the light and energy of a new spring.
During these darker months, I’m inviting a circle of six women to gather together online to co-create a sacred space of community, connection, bonding and deep sharing. A sisterhood of like-hearted souls to hold you through the darker months.
Held will be a space to exhale and rest. A place to safely share the joys and challenges of your life. A place to allow your tears to fall into the soft blanket of friendship and the joy of your heart to erupt into laughter. Held will be a calm anchor through the often chaotic and emotionally challenging time of the holiday season. It will be somewhere to gain nourishment and strength through the hard months of January and February. It will be a place to talk about your dreams, your struggles, your hopes, fears and emotions. It will be a place you can hear yourself think and come to know and trust yourself more deeply.
In short, it will be a place to express the life that is moving through you, whatever form that is taking for you from gathering to gathering.
Meeting online twice a month, we will gather together in our sacred container, resting in silence and sharing the stories of our lives. Because this circle is open to any woman who feels called (see below), our circumstances, life stages and stories may be wildly different. But always and miraculously, there are points of connection and we find that our stories, though different, somehow weave together and help one another reflect, learn and grow.
Who is Held for?
Held is for a small group of six women. The following questions will help you decide if this is right for you.
- Have you been feeling a strong desire, calling or longing to spend time in deep connection with other women?
- Do you wish you had a group of women around you who were interested in the kind of deep conversations that you value so much?
- Do you wish you had a place you could go to rest, relax and simply be yourself?
- Are you highly sensitive and often find it difficult to meet others who understand the way you see and feel the world?
- Do you like the idea of having a regular anchor to come home to yourself over the autumn and winter months?
- Do you value the silence and stillness and wish you had more opportunities to connect inward?
- Do you sense that spending time with other women in this way could uplift, encourage and support you?
If you answered yes to these questions, Held will be a wonderful experience for you and I would love you to join us.
In addition to feeling a ‘yes’ to the questions above, you will need to feel a strong commitment to participating in this group for its full duration. Held is an experience of bonding and sharing and the willingness of each member to show up for each call is essential to its success.
Dates: October 12th 2022 – February 22nd 2023
Times: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from October 2022 – February 2023 5pm-7pm UK time.
First gathering: 12th October
Cost: £300 (payable in either in full, or two instalments of £150).
Number of places: 6.
About Leah, your facilitator and companion for this journey
I have been holding groups of many different kinds, both in person and online, for the last nine years. Inviting people into safe spaces where connection is quickly established and where you feel at ease and at home is one of my deep joys.
You will find yourself welcomed into a space where you are free to be as you are and accepted without judgement. Your vulnerability will be held with compassion and you will not be asked to extend yourself beyond what is comfortable for you.
At each gathering, I will facilitate periods of silence so that we can come into one another’s presence and I will ease the group into a natural flow of sharing as we form our bonds and get to know one another. You will be welcomed wholeheartedly.
How to reserve your space
To reserve your space, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know that you would like to join and I will arrange a PayPal link for payment. If you have any questions before reserving your space, please feel free to ask anything that is on your mind.
I am so looking forward to journeying together through these special months of the year.
All my love,