Empowering 5 1/2-hour experience CONNECTING mothers and daughters to one another and their bodies.
In our culture the middle space or transition phases of our lives are not often honored, noticed or celebrated. This workshop will change that. As we gain knowledge on the transition called puberty and honor the change as a time of major transition to be celebrated. Don't get me wrong we also talk all about the up's and down's, and honor the figurative death that occurs as we step into the new.
The journey into puberty is filled with many emotional, physical and mental changes for young girls. In addition to strengthening the mother-daughter foundation this workshop aims to put the power and beauty back into puberty. To help young girls understand what is coming: to give them knowledge, plans, and to tell the story of this change as one of power and beauty.
The intention for the day is to set a strong foundation for girls to grow into, as well as connection points for good communication for the mother/daughter relationship, through helping girls connect with themselves, their self-worth and self love, as we explore their changing bodies.
WHY WOULD YOU SPEND TIME AND MONEY FOR A CLASS ON PUBERTY?
Because puberty is a HUGE shift in not only your daughter’s physical being but in her whole life AND also in your relationship with her and we should talk about it! Puberty has been one of those topics that we have kept kinda secretive. Many of us had a few hour health class, where girls and boys were split up and basics were taught. If we were lucky our mom’s might have had “a talk” with us but for MANY of us we were on our own. It became this secret thing that we all know happens but few talk about. It became embarrassing, shameful, “weird”. In the end we are denying the power of this transition. This is a time in a girl’s life where she is becoming. She is becoming and discovering herself as an individual, she is trying things on. This is a time of life where things can also be very confusing for her: where she can feel lonely, emotional and disconnected. THIS is a time when connection is HUGE for her. This class helps her gain the knowledge of what is happening in her mind and body during this time, it helps give her (and you) a LOT of tools on how to help support her emotionally, physically and mentally AND it gives you both connection; connection both to each other and to a larger group of women and their daughters. Whether you already have a strong bond or want to strengthen it, this class helps. It helps for you to simply show up for her and spend 6 hours. The conversation starts here and continues at home (and I even give you tools to continue your connection after the class)
This day is also for you mamas!
We were all ushered into our own puberty in many different ways. For many of us we would like to help create something very different for our own daughters. This time in our daughter's life might bring up wounds that were created during our own young adulthood. Although we don't get to control how they experience puberty we can be open, honest and loving as we set the stage and connection for what is to come or happening. We can show them now, how much we love, honor and support them. This will help them and you.
I have spent most of my adult life helping women get and stay healthy at different phases of their lives through nutrition, exercise, natural medicines, counseling around breaking down and through generational stories and reclaiming their whole selves. I have guided women to find their own internal power and intuition. I believe the building blocks that we share with our daughters during puberty around self-care & self-love for their bodies, minds and spirits will help raise connected and powerful daughters.
A note from me to you:
I know that you don't know me and that this is a big topic to cover and share with a stranger! I am always grateful to the families who take the leap to go on this journey with me and who place this importance both in time and money for their daughter. Your daughters also might give you a fair deal of push back, "You want me to go to a weekend class on what? That's weird!" You can assure them that many, many other girls have taken it and it will be FUN and they get to spend the entire day with YOU! I have great respect and a ton of knowledge on the subject and I hope that you will let me share it with you!
5 1/2 Hour Experience Includes
*Strengthening mother/daughter relationship at a crucial time in child's life
*Age appropriate empowering information
*Lots of tools to use for the coming change.
*Education around all things puberty. This is not just your typical health class information. We talk about the whole self; mind, body and spirit.
*Self-love and self-care exercises
*Body Image exploration
*Explore puberty in a community setting: so often in our culture we "hide" big life topics (death, birth, puberty). A culture of shame and secrecy around menstruation and puberty are created and this can lead to body shame, secrecy and disconnection for the young girl.
*Games, art work, education and discussion.
*Workshop includes a mother/daughter journal to take home.
AND SO MUCH MORE................
Who is this for?
Mother's and daughters pre-menstruation (ages 8-11/12)
Puberty is a several year long process that typically begins around 8 or 9 and "ends" with the start of menstruation. This workshop will help anyone who is about to start or going through puberty.
The age limit is a guide for you. If your daughter is older that 11/12 and has yet to menstruate that is normal and she would be more than welcome to attend!
Have more questions? FAQ's found below workshop dates
If you would like to bring this experience to your community please contact Julie to arrange a specific date and time. The guidelines are at least 6 pairs and up to 8.
"The day was so much fun and went by so fast. I met all sorts of new friends." -N. age 9
"Since the workshop ended my daughter and I have been cuddling more and writing in our journal daily. The workshop opened up a new space for us to step into. She has asked me several times if we can do it again" -J and L (age 9)
"If you have a daughter heading towards puberty, this is an amazing workshop and way for you to bond with your daughter in ways you might find surprising" (Mom of daughter age 10)
"My daughter told several people in the days following the workshop that she had gone to a puberty workshop. Most people looked at her like it must have been torture. She replied that it was great to know that there were other girls just like her! It felt reassuring to her. Thanks for creating that space" (Mom of daughter age 10)
PRIVATE Community Workshops
Having a common language during this time of transition can be a powerful tool for girls who are in community together. This workshop is available to be offered to groups of girls who are already in community with one another; attend the same school, sports, family, friend groups etc.
One of the ways to feel powerful in this time period is to know that, “you are not alone”. Everyone has their own unique experience AND going through this transition is something that we all do. We can draw on the support of others and offer our support when needed. Participating in the Powerful Puberty experience as a group will give the girls and mothers a bond during this time in life. It is encourage that you continue this connection through monthly circle gatherings.
If you would like to bring this experience to your community please contact Julie to talk further.
To hold the workshop the group must have at least 6 pairs and depending on the space large groups sizes (classes) can be booked at a discounted price. Contact me to discuss specifics.
RMSEL Sprouts Group
Upcoming Workshops Around Town
ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE A MOTHER/DAUGHTER JOURNAL, ALL ART SUPPLIES, A POWERFUL PUBERTY RESOURCE FOLDER, AND A NOURISHING ORGANIC LUNCH, BASED ON THE GROUPS DIETARY NEEDS.
****I offer offer one full and one partial scholarship per workshop. Contact me if you would like to request a scholarship*****
If you need to cancel for whatever reason you will be offered a spot in an upcoming workshop that fits your schedule.
If you have MORE THAN ONE daughter attending the price for the second daughter is only $50. Please choose additional daughter (1) on the payment option!!!
Date: April 21st, 2018
Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Ave, Golden, CO 80401 (No religious affiliation just a nice space)
Date: April 28th, 2018
Location: Mountain Midwifery Birth Center 3535 S Lafayette St #100, Englewood, CO 80113
Location: Enhanced Chiropractics- 1255 Cimarron Dr #201, Lafayette, CO
Location: 4415 Eldridge St. Golden
Q- Wow, 5 1/2 hours is a long time? Will my daughter be able to sit for a 5/12 hour workshop?
A- This is a VERY interactive workshop. There is NOT prolonged sitting periods. We get up and move or do some sort of project for each and every topic that we cover. We don't just spend 5 1/2 hours talking about puberty. The transition is SO MUCH more than just what is happening in the body. We work with all of it.
Q- 8-12 is a wide age gap. Is it really appropriate to have girls in the same workshop.
A- Yes it is! What we cover is age appropriate for all in this group. Puberty starts as early as 8 for many girls and for others not until around 12. Although their is an emotional capacity difference between these girls the framework for the course allows that to be an asset for all! For those girls, that are already starting to go through changes, they will be able to contribute their own experiences and deepen the conversation for the other girls. We will not be talking about relationships or sex in this workshop. My teen workshop will go more in depth with personal power around sexuality and deepen the talk around menstruation.
Q- Is there a religious component to this course?
Q- What does the course cover?
A- We cover many topics self-care, self-love, stories, what is happening in the brain and the body, menstruation and menstruation devices, we talk about normal vrs. abnormal, awkward and powerful, and emotions. We create love letters, self-care plans, menstrual ceremonies and deepen our emotional language. Younger people learn better and deepen their learning through interaction and activities. This workshop has plenty of deepening and connecting activities.
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