Wisdom Tending Women’s Circle

Wednesday, February 6th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Markham

6633 Highway #7- Suite #012

Canada

Deep within you is a primal memory of women, coming together.

To listen, encourage and share stories.

To tend and honor wisdom.

And most of all, to support and stand by each other.

It can be hard to find that kind of support these days.

Nowadays, instead of sitting face-to-face with others in a women's group, you might be hanging out on FaceBook or Instagram.

And instead of sinking into meaningful phone conversations, you might be speaking in short bursts of text.

Still, the yearning to connect doesn't go away.

You feel it in your bones, the yearning to tend your deepest wisdom in the company of women. And you understand this: the feelings of belonging you get from scrolling and clicking don't make up for the real thing.

You know you need a safe place to share your “if only’s” and late night longings. Your doubts and hopes. The messy parts and the joyful parts of life.

You also know there must be other women who feel just like you, at times overwhelmed by the weight of doing, or worried that they're not doing enough.

There's something more, too, something essential that you can’t quite name or put your finger on. It's elusive, but it's there: an elemental desire to collect the missing pieces and move towards wholeness.

You know it's time to discover (or rediscover) what it's like to take this journey with others, to truly belong within a women's group.

This group allows you to cultivate a community -it can restore your faith in people and realize that deep connections with women are possible.

There is a place for you in the Circle.

Wisdom Tending is a women’s group and reflective writing circle.

Wisdom Tending offers real support, live connection and taking the time to nurture your life and yourself.

Wisdom Tending helps you move away from the distractions and chatter of daily life and move towards the feelings, behaviors, experiences and practices that matter most to you.

Is Wisdom Tending a good fit for you?

  • You long to stop and nurture the parts of your life and yourself that need tending
  • You crave deep, ongoing connection with a small group of women (6 maximum)
  • You’re seeking a safe community where you can open up and be real
  • You gain insight and inspiration from the collective wisdom of women’s stories and experiences
  • You’re intrigued by the idea of writing together with other women
  • You know it's time to pay attention to your own deep wisdom and actually apply it to your life

Wisdom Tending Women's Group Details:

Wisdom Tending is a three month women's group and reflective writing circle.

  • Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm in my cozy Markham office, meeting twice a month.
  • Investment: $500 for three months - $200 paid before the first meeting and 2 postdated cheques - $175 / $125
  • 2019 Meeting Dates: February 6 + 20, March 13 + 27, April 3 + 24, May 8

Additional Support: I'll share various materials with the group as we go along, all intended to inspire and encourage you to keep writing. They may include writing prompts, selected poetry and prose, guided meditations and personal growth activities.

You may realize that you've neglected your passions for so long that you've forgotten what makes you happy - the result it that you'll do things you may not have expected to do.

Let's Just Be & Share Together.

Reflective writing not only nurtures and nourishes, but also opens the channel to our wise, intuitive selves. During our circles we write as a way to peer beneath the surface, to unveil what has been hidden and return to what matters most.

We also write for the joy of it, letting our pens flow and trusting that our imaginations will take us where we need to go.

And most certainly, we write to come alive.

When we engage in this way, our writing becomes a vehicle for mindfulness and insight, as well as a sanctuary in and of itself.

It may be quite different from the personal writing or journaling you’ve done before. Sometimes personal writing becomes an ongoing vent on the page, with no end in sight. Here, we have a variety of activities and practices, backed by neuroscience, that will ground you and bring you back to wisdom, hope and possibility.

You don’t have to consider yourself a writer to be a part of the Wisdom Tending women's group. If the sound of it stirs a longing within you, then you are in the right place.

What parts of your life and yourself need tending and nurturing?

Whatever they are, they're welcome here, and you’re invited to show up exactly as you are. Nothing to fix. No one to become, except more of your real self. Truly known for who you are. And free to be you...all of you.

You'll be encouraged to claim your innate wisdom, partnering with it and letting it nurture and guide you. But there are absolutely no expectations that you reach a certain outcome.

And when you do this within a group of kindred spirits, you develop attachments and bonds that not only increase your well-being in the here and now, but also boost your self-belief and resilience for the road ahead. On the inside, you'll feel more supported, connected, peaceful and calm, even if nothing changes on the outside of your life.

You will see yourself in some important new ways.

What happens during a Wisdom Tending Circle?

We begin with a brief centering meditation and a short writing activity, followed by check-ins and sharing. During the first hour there's ample time for group discussion and exploring monthly themes and activities.

After a short break, we'll engage in a simple writing/reflective journaling process, to deepen your wisdom on our theme and bring personal insight.

We focus on the transformational process of writing rather than the product. You’re encouraged (but never pressured) to read your writing in the circle, and if you do it will be deeply appreciated but never critiqued or judged.

We'll end with followup discussion and a closing ritual to share our most important insights and experiences, and say how we want to take them out into the world.

You'll be amazed by the wisdom, insights, fragility, strength, humour, love and hope that women will share. The activities will help you understand hidden parts and long-lost pieces of yourself.

The Wisdom Tending Circle will help you…

  • nurture both your inner life and outer life, soul and self
  • begin to transform what no longer serves your life or growth
  • make space for more of what matters most to you
  • experience your life in harmony with your needs and values
  • find your personal sweet spot between being and doing
  • deepen your relationships with yourself and other women
  • light up your wisdom, imagination and sense of possibility

Take the next step and join Wisdom Tending:

Ready to say yes? Then let's schedule a brief information call to get to know each other a bit.

During our call I'll answer any questions you have so you can make sure this women's group feels right for you at this time.

I'll also give you information about how to make your first payment, and once you do, you're in! To schedule a call - email me - hello@kimcochrane.ca

 

 

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Testimonial 1

When I came to you I felt confused, disconnected and broken. Now, I'm on my way to feeling whole. Thank you.
2016-10-06T10:59:12+00:00
When I came to you I felt confused, disconnected and broken. Now, I'm on my way to feeling whole. Thank you.

Testimonial 2

I’m so glad I’m giving myself space to explore what’s happening in my life and to understand my feelings.
2016-10-06T10:59:51+00:00
I’m so glad I’m giving myself space to explore what’s happening in my life and to understand my feelings.

Testimonial 3

I've wanted to do this for a while and I'm so glad I did - I trust myself more now, I feel more calm and open - working together has changed the course of my life.

2016-10-06T11:00:16+00:00
I've wanted to do this for a while and I'm so glad I did - I trust myself more now, I feel more calm and open - working together has changed the course of my life.