We had a wonderful group for our pilot workshop.
Women generously shared their experiences, exploring what can support us when we feel silenced. Also, how silence and slowing down can be a powerful resource in its own way.
Experiences around the Covid-19 crisis were also mentioned and explored, specifically isolation and feeling alone. Coming to the workshop was for many an act of empowerment in itself. Consciously creating a ‘time just for myself’, when it can be more natural to support and hold space for others.
We started planning these workshops before the Coronavirus pandemic, and a lot has changed in the world since March 2020.
As women we can often find ourselves living lives that have been outlined for us by someone else (for example, parents, partners and societal structures). We are also praised for being understanding, helpful and empathetic, often encouraged to be in a supporting role.
How are we experiencing our power now, amidst constant changes? Are we all just tired? Feeling isolated? How to find a place from where we can look to the future?
We have been grappling with these questions ourselves and we are curious to explore them with you.
Many people feel awkward focusing on their own power. But we believe - and previous workshops showed us - that it does not have to be. Getting in touch with our own power supports us and makes us resilient.
It enables us to take action and gives us courage ‘to be me’.
What if we collectively tuned into our own power and resilience, could this support individual and collective change? Where is this needed in ourselves and in the world?
Together we will bring attention to these dynamics and our diversity, exploring how they affect us personally.
We are offering new and creative ways informed by Processwork (Process Oriented Psychology) for noticing your experiences more, valuing your journey and empowering yourself around your decision-making process and your personal growth.