North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center's Youth Empowerment Coach,
Bethany Gurrola is hosting:
Sister Moon Series
MENTORING GIRLS INTO WOMANHOOD
9 -12 & 13-15
6 WEEK SERIES
9-12 age group starts:
September 24th - October 29th 2017
Sundays from 1:30pm - 5:30 pm
Have you been looking for a way for your daughter to learn about the different cycles of her body, learn the importance of consent, set goals and make new friends? Or has your daughter been wanting a deeper connection with friends, family or herself?
Sign her up for Bethany Gurrola's 6 week Sister Moon Circle Series where she will learn creative and healthy ways of expressing her ever changing emotions, goals and dreams. This 6 week series will be filled with connection, crafts, laughter, music, knowledge and delicious snacks! We will fill each circle session with a mixture of education and fun with an additional sentimental craft for every day we meet. Bethany is hoping to touch on many topics that come up throughout these sensitive and important years and match them with fun crafts to create a space where the girls feel comfortable to share and ask questions to myself or their peers. We will explore the many ways that people navigate through their emotions and discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy ways to express them. Your daughter will learn to be a peer and support others around her while still holding space for herself.
The topics we will be covering throughout the series will include:
- self care tips and rituals
- healthy outlets and exercises for expressing emotions
- discussing the natural parts and functions of our bodies and correct anatomy names
- menstrual cycles & energy cycles we go through during each month
- issues that arise in friendships and family relationships
- the importance and power of consent
My hope is to create a natural and more comfortable conversation about topics that are sometimes known for being embarrassing for adults and kids. We will discuss ideas and ways to making sure they feel the confidence to find and use their voice in all types of situations, how important it is to always dream big and believe in yourself as well as the importance of showing up and doing your best for yourself and others in all aspects of life.
More from Bethany:
I will be holding a parent info night about the series where you can meet me and ask me any questions about the series, contribute any topics you believe are also important to touch base on, and also to meet each other and talk about how you found this series and your reasons for signing your daughter up. I encourage father's or fatherly figures to come and be a part of the conversation as well, for you are a huge part of creating a natural conversation around honoring and respecting women's bodies and the natural cycles they go through.
The fun and more craft driven part of the series is what I hope will be the glue to help the information and empowerment stick. The crafts we will be doing during our 6 week series include:
- dream catchers
- aromatherapy flaxseed pillows for eyes or womb care, scented with essential oils
- decorating and writing in personal journals
- sister blessing bracelets
- self love jars
My dear friend and certified yoga instructor, Joelle Lopes, will be joining us on our 3rd and last day for a small sequence of heart opening yoga poses to help teach your daughter ways to ground and center herself on her own with breathe and meditation. On our last day together I will be bringing my henna to circle to bless all of the lovely young ladies so they can have another reminder of the growth and connection they made throughout the last 6 weeks.
Each girl will be recieving a goody bag at the end of our series that will have wonderful treats such as:
- Oy! natural and organic face wash and deoderant for teens that was generously donated to our series by Green People Organic Lifestyle
- Really awesome ID and change purses that were donated to the series by Natural Life, an amazing company doing great things for the world.
- - a natural Henna by B henna kit for your daughter to make and create beautiful designs with
- - a Sister Moon Series sticker and much more!
My reasoning behind creating this series was to have a support system available to the girls in my community that I wish I had or had been a part of when I was growing up. Even with having an amazingly supportive and encouraging mother, it would have been so great to have someone or a group of girls who I felt comfortable to talk about and ask questions to about my changing body. I want to teach girls to embrace the changes that come with growing up and find the ways that work for them to feel confident and good about themselves. I hope to create a revolution of strong young ladies and a space and series where their true beings and lights can shine and flourish.
You are doing a great job and this can only help you get closer to your daughter. Thank you for being the support and guiding light that she needs and deserves.
- Cost for 6 week series: $225
- artial and Full Scholarships & Payment Plans Available (email: firstname.lastname@example.org for info)
If you would like to inquire about payment plans, please email Bethany at:email@example.com
Once you submit your registration and pay, your daughters spot will be saved in the series and you will receive a confirmation email that will include a printable Sister Moon Heart Agreement and Emergency information sheet that must be signed and returned on the first day of the series.
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