Menstrual medicine Circles
What is a Menstrual Medicine Circle Process?
I specialise in supporting women during perimenopause and menopause, a time when we are transforming into a beautiful, better version of ourselves. I also work with menstruating 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 the parts of yourself that call or shout for attention. But if you ignore it, you are missing a great opportunity for healing and maybe even living your calling.
Menopause is a time when we can feel particularly at sea, but there is a map for the menopause that can help you to see what you need to care for in your life right now.
The key to making this change is self-awareness.
Whether you have a cycle or not this ‘menopause medicine’ gives you access to your inner wisdom, helping you find your way through menopause and menstrual challenges.
It is a respectful, safe process that allows you to access your innate wisdom and your resources while being held by the facilitator (that’s me) and the process.
Who is this for?
The circles are for anyone who identifies as female and is interested in personal growth. It helps if you have been practising cycle awareness by tracking your moon or menstrual cycles, but if you haven’t, a little coaching in a seasonal approach to life will soon get you started.
You don’t have to be menstruating to benefit from this approach. Here’s how Menstrual Medicine Circles help with menopause.
What is menstrual medicine?
Menstrual medicine is the awareness that arises from observing and attending to the cycles in your life:
- The menstrual cycle
- The creative cycle
- The menopause process
Both as physical and psycho-spiritual events.
Attending to your energetic, emotional and psycho-spiritual changes and building relationships with the phenomena emerging from your system (also known as pain and problems) will help you heal and grow. Here are some of the ways menstruality can change your life.
The medicine equates with the healing and awareness of your cycles:
- Understanding your unique gifts in each season
- Putting you in the driving seat of your life
- Building your self-esteem
- Building more self-kindness
All of which naturally reduces tensions and heals. You can read about menstruality in more depth
Medicine also refers to your calling or self-actualisation, big words I know, but healing the archetypal cycle will naturally bring you into your calling, be that a big dream or pleasure in small things.
What happens in a session?
The circles are an imaginative exercise facilitated 1-2-1 in person in Watford or in a virtual session on Zoom which lasts 1 hour.
There is an initial questionnaire so I understand your needs and if I’m the right person for you to work with.
In the session, having decided on a clear intention, I invite you to regard your seasonal cycle and step into it in your imagination, using visual, somatic and associative cues.
Once you have navigated part or all of the cycle in your imagination, you are invited to step out and reflect on your experience and see what needs to be cared for and what your next steps are.
Benefits of the process
Facilitating the process helps to restore your natural energy flow and create a feeling of wholeness. The Menstrual Medicine Circle Process allows you to discover where you are blocked and what steps you can take to move forward. This may relate to:
- Menstrual difficulties
- Menopause issues
- Health challenges
- Life blocks
- Creative issues
Women are often surprised what a diverse range of issues can be effectively addressed. You can read what women have experienced in their own words.
In the days and weeks after your session, you’ll see subtle shifts in your awareness and behaviour as the healing affect of the cycle emerges in your life. Rather like constellation work, you’ll often find changes happening all by themselves in your life, though any kind of mindful practice will support your process.
The Menstrual Medicine Circle process has been developed by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo-Wurlitzer, the founders of Red School. This training is the first of its kind and for more information about Red School you can go to their site.
If you are interested in booking a session, you can do that here.