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Girls Groups

 JOIN US for a Girls Group ~ OPEN HOUSE ~ Saturday, May 4th ~ 11am-noon
RSVP for exact location: visionsofjohannah@gmail.com

The Longing…

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What would our world look like if we surrounded our young girls, the future women of the world, with loving guidance and support during some of the most challenging and confusing years of their lives?

At Wakeful Nature it is our deepest longing to offer a safe space for young girls who are making the often overlooked transition from childhood into adolescence. We carve out time to make meaning of what is happening to them - physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. We long to provide a place where they feel supported and honored as they navigate the severance of their childhood and are welcomed into adolescence and the mysteries of the feminine. We do this through ceremony, nature connection, and expressive/soul-based arts in Girls Group.

In a culture that has forgotten the ways of honoring and embodying the transformational thresholds - intrinsic to our human development - we long to remember together in service of the youth…

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Our Invitation

 
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Girls Group

Girls Group is a place for young girls, on the cusp of adolescence, to begin exploring the mysteries of the feminine. It’s a place for those who identify with the feminine to find belonging in a peer group that is held with respect and tenderness. It is an oasis for girls to be silly, messy, confused, enthusiastic, scared, up and down….it is a safe place where they can let go of the masks they wear and be themselves.

Girls Group is the only place I feel completely myself. I feel safe to be me.”
— Girls Group Participant

We all go through the transition from childhood to adolescence only once. It is a potent time when the intellect in the growing child is emerging and they are suddenly able to ask questions with an entirely new depth of curiosity and capacity for understanding. It is also a time where insecurity, doubt, and anger easily come into play and can either be channeled in ways that fuel introspection and connection, or disempowerment, isolation, and depression. This fork in the road is a pivotal threshold that gave birth to Girls Group and inherently asks for mentorship and a deep inquire into self, culture, and purpose.

 Our Approach

At Wakeful Nature we work with the girls in a holistic approach that bridges Waldorf pedagogy, archetypes of the feminine, myth, mindfulness, nature, and the expressive arts. Using these modalities we seek to support the girls in gaining basic tools that they will need to navigate their journey through adolescence and onwards. These tools include (and are not limited to):

  • Art of council

  • Ceremony & Ritual

  • Strengthening their Emotional Intelligence

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Nonviolent Communication

  • Role Play

  • Self Expression

  • Learning to Listen to our Bodies

  • Confidence Building

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The Girls Group Offering…

Girls Group is meaningfully designed as an ongoing, after-school group so we can build upon each weeks experience, deepening our trust.

Every group’s curriculum is designed to meet the unique and changing needs of the girls and their families.

We hold a parent meeting every block, and each year there are potential outings, sleepovers, camping trips, hikes, and parent involved ceremonies….

 

Current Programs

Current After-school Girls Groups, Fall 2018-Spring 2019:

A NEW Girls Group offering for 2019-20 is underway. If you are interested in this work please join us for an OPEN HOUSE ~ Saturday, May 4th ~ 11am-noon

Moon Maidens
Ages 13-14, Tuesdays 3:30-6
This group is currently FULL.
Please contact us if you have a daughter this age and are looking for a girls group.

Fire Lilies
Ages 11-12, Wednesdays 4-6
This group is currently FULL.
Please contact us if you have a daughter this age and are looking for a girls group.

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