This is a visual guide to the inner seasons of menstruality, you'll find the more you develop menstrual cycle awareness, the greater the gifts you'll receive. If you want a window into your own, unique inner seasons, charting your cycle or if you don't have one charting by the moon will get you started. A Menstrual Medicine Circle will deepen your understanding of what getting in the way of your well-being and what your next steps are.
I made these meditation pants for our meditation class so that when we lose our shit, fall into a hole, forget who we are or otherwise encounter pesky obstacles, we can remind ourselves of who we are.
They are part of the Pants of Empowerment project, which celebrates the richness and diversity of feminine experience. They were inspired by this koan.
Eshun's Deep Thing
Japan - 14th Century
Eshun was a nun at the monastery of Saijoji. The abbot of Saijoji wanted to send a message to the abbot of the great temple of Engakuji, which was known for its ...
Why does menopause hurt so bad? I mean really? All it is is the natural shift in hormones as our menstruating life comes to an end and our 'second spring' emerges. It's a shift from taking care of 'them out there' to taking care of ourselves; shouldn't that be easier and more joyful? One late summer morning I got up with a bee in my bonnet on this issue and did a Facebook live to think it through. Click on the image below to watch the vid.
What I didn't go into, but will maybe get a bee in my bonnet about another day, is a lot of the pain is down to our culture not ...
You don't necessarily have to have a womb or a menstrual cycle to benefit from a Menstrual Medicine Circle.
Though they've been used in workshops for a few years, 1-2-1 Menstrual Medicine Circles are still a relatively new process. I was curious about how something so powerful had been developed and birthed so I asked Alexandra Pope, co-founder of Red School and the UK's most longstanding activist for period power, how it all came about.
Alexandra shares the approaches she's called on to support the circles, how they developed from group process to be a powerful agent for women's empowerment and her vision for the future.
The role of the Red School mentors ...
What is a Menstrual Medicine Circle Process?
Menstrual Medicine Circles support sensitive women through our transitions into beautiful, better version of ourselves. This may be with menopausal, menstruating or perimenopausal women who want to deepen their understanding of their cycles and use this understanding to heal and deepen their joy in being a woman. This is what my clients have experienced.
Our culture doesn’t support transformation, which might involve slinging out what doesn’t work in your life, grieving the loss of your younger self and healing ...
This adventure into the feminine landscape is from Mary Singing Woman and is part of the Pants of Empowerment project, where women share the voice of their feminine nature and in return, receive a fantastic pair of pants to empower them. Mary Singing Woman has cervical cancer and wanted to explore what her pelvic bowl had to contribute to her healing. All names have been changed.
Who would like to speak today? Which of these aspects of yourself need to communicate her wisdom?
It’s really hard to separate, I feel my womb, then I feel my fallopian ...
You’ll have noticed that the word ‘massage’ is no longer visible on my site or online. People, I am no longer a massage therapist. Don’t freak out, I’m not re-training as an accountant, it’s more that what I actually do no longer fits the description ‘massage’.
Massage implies someone doing detached stroking, making everything better, easing away reality. It’s a nice lady, (usually, but not always a lady) sorting you out.
I am not a nice lady
I think perhaps I always wanted to be that nice lady, but I am not. For years I felt that ...
Touch in counselling is a hot potato; depending on your therapist's training, shaking hands might be OK, but how about a reassuring hand on a shoulder? How about therapeutic touch which even when included in most trainings, is widely feared? Can Bodywork and Counselling work together or is it a road to confusion?
Having had the benefit of a Body Psychotherapy training and working with many clients who are in therapy or counselling, I shared my experience with The Counsellors Cafe. You can read the article here.
If you're having counselling or therapy ...
The first chamber of menopause is The Void
The Void can be the trickiest phase, so uber self-kindness is the way forward.
The second chamber of menopause is Surrender
Time to fill your self-love tanks and Surrender.
The third chamber of menopause is Renewal
Tread softly in Renewal, for you tread on my dreams.
The fourth chamber of menopause is Vision
Stay slow and keep your energy close to you in Vision.
The fifth ...