You have " women who run with the wolves" on your bookshelf getting dusty, you love the idea of it but have struggled to read it on your own and would love to explore it with others in a supportive juicy way
You have had enough of being "nice, compliant and too good" and are longing for a dose of irreverence with other like minded people
You adore fairytales and love the idea of being immersed in them on a healing journey
You have been longing to come to Clare’s wild book club in-person, but weekly classes in person aren’t possible so an on line option is a gorgeous alternative
You feel like life needs a wild shake up and you are hungry for some creative magic to help in the process
Clare trained with Dr. Estes, author of Women Who Run With The Wolves, at the Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute in Colorado and will be offering some powerful insights from Dr Estes’ teaching for using this book as a therapeutic medicine. She will also be bringing in all my 26 years experience as therapist, artist and creative group facilitator to weave much deep diving and irreverence. Clare has been facilitating beautiful year-long Women Who Run with the Wolves courses in-person for 3 years and people have been asking can we open them up to people who can't get there in person.
Sarah Starrs will be bringing her experience of movement, meditation, and embodiment practices alongside her own brand of life and on line wizardry to support the programme with her reassuring smooth, sassy energy. As a mama, Sarah knows how difficult it can be to fit this kind of introspective work into our full, busy lives and will be offering practical tips and encouragement for finding space for this circle.
These magical stories are a way of travelling together on a healing journey - as we learn to lay down the stories of our lives next to these mythical adventures we will find doorways into new ways of being and new chapters of wildness and freedom. These deeply healing stories represent redemption, belonging, resurrection and renewal. Together we will huddle around the virtual fire and snuggle in to hear the stories anew and begin to see how this is a story of our lives too. We will journey beyond the symbolism to find our own myth and authentic stories and remember the songs we need to sing to bring us back to FULL WILD life again in all our instinctive gorgeousness ! We will play in a variety of methods from Clare and Sarah’s work, including ritual, meditation, movement, circle work, wild mark making, shrine making etc to connect to the lost bones of our own nature and bring them back to life with colour, words, music and community.
Over six months, beginning in january 2020, we will be coming together online to dive deep into six of the stories:
Month One January
month two February
month three march
Month three April
month four May
Month five June
Here’s what’s included:
a magical swag bag featuring six altar cards printed with Clare’s magical paintings that correspond to the six stories
monthly videos where Clare and Sarah discuss the stories
each video will also be available as a downloadable podcast/audio file so you can listen to it from anywhere
a private Facebook group for asking questions and having juicy conversations about how each archetype relates to our lived experience
embodiment practices and creative project ideas for grounding each archetype in our life
spontaneous magic, including in-person meetups and guest speakers
When you register you make the first payment of £50 and subsequent monthly payments will come out automatically for a total of 7 payments.
As soon as you sign up, you’ll receive a confirmation email from us which includes a link to our juicy private Facebook circle.
Our circle officially opens on January 1, 2020. For anyone who signs up by October 31, 2019, we will be exploring a bonus story together in November. Clare + Sarah will also be sharing spontaneous magic in the group between then and now.
We’ll send all of your magic parcels out in the post at the start of January.
Once the circle opens, you will receive a weekly love letter email straight to your inbox, including the monthly video + podcast, plus reflections and questions for the story we’re working on, and links to your creative projects and embodiment practices.
All of this content will also be posted to the Facebook group, which will be a place to connect, share, ask questions, reflect, and where Clare and Sarah will keep the creative fire burning with spontaneous magic and juicy bonuses. You don’t NEED to be on Facebook but it is where the community aspect will take place.
* lifelong artist* 25 years/experienced therapist* sassy storyteller* clothes & textile designer * poet * encourager* social entrepreneur * radical, irreverent group facilitator* scouser * arts in health consultant * on the wild edge of menopause and not afraid to say it as it is!*creates community *sea lover* tree hugger*colour worshipper* founder of big love sista cic/big love my brother/ little Sista *strong playful inner child*wise sage freedom seeker * magical muse*deep dreamer
Qoya-teacher in training * cacao ceremony leader * writer * virtual assistant/techno witch * poet * cheerleader + championer * mama * lifelong journaler * climate activist * intersectional feminist * kitchen witch * peaceful parent * low impact living enthusiast * maker of photos * lover of colour * chocoholic * wannabe gardener * flower faffer * living by the moon and in tune with my inner rhythms *
What is the time commitment each month?
We believe that if you set aside one hour each month to read the story and watch the video, that you will get a lot out of taking part in the circle.
But equally you could dive deep, spending time each day on journalling, interacting in the group, rereading the stories, and exploring the corresponding practices.
How much time you put into this is truly up to you. We understand that your time is precious and can feel like a scarce resource. We will aim for each monthly video to be around 30-minutes and everything else that we share will be bite-sized tidbits so that you can fit it around everything else you have going on. There is no minimum commitment needed to join.
What do I need to take part?
You’ll need :
a copy of Women Who Run With the Wolves,
a Facebook account (optional but a lot of magic will happen here!)
a Journal and pen
space to create an altar each month (even a tiny box can be wonderful for creating a portable altar).
basic craft materials each month to create art exercises
optional materials for creative projects and embodiment practices will be listed each month and we will be sure to keep the cost of suggested materials minimal
Will the story circle continue after 6 months?
Maybe! This is our first time sharing this work online. If there is enough interest I am sure we can offer an additional 6 months.
What if I can’t afford to take part?
We have a limited number of partial bursaries available. If financial concerns are preventing you from taking place, get in touch.
We acknowledge that austerity has a great impact on peoples income and also our funding. We aren’t funded for this work so any bursaries given or discounts are subsidised from our personal income.
We don’t want anyone to not come because of financial hardship but we also ask that you don’t ask for discount unless you really cant afford to come not just because you’d rather use the money in other ways as this stops us offering the places to people in real need and distress.
Clare is a creative activist committed to her work reaching the most vulnerable people in communities. She offers a large proportion of her time to groups of local women and girls at risk at her own expense.
Have a question that’s not answered here? Send us an email and we’ll get back to you ASAP.