Women have been gathering in circles for eons. To cook, eat, share, gossip, heal, awaken, giggle and connect. To laugh and cry together. Sharing their joys and challenges, their losses, grief, hopes and dreams, all together in a circle.
Most of us women naturally feel pulled towards circles, even if we don’t know why. We long to sit with like hearted souls and feel welcomed, included, accepted and that we belong. To feel home.
Circles are symbolic of the sacred and the divine. They represent cycles, inclusion, protection, safety, completion, and wholeness. The divine feminine in each of us calls us back to that place to which we belong. The circle.
During this Circle Training you will learn…
- • The sacred meaning of circles
- • How to set up circles and invite other women into this sacred space
- • How to enter and leave the circle
- • Simple rituals for healing and awakening
- • What it means to ‘hold space’ and how to do it
- • How to deeply listen (instead of waiting to speak)
- • Using silence as medicine and singing as soul food.
- • The importance of welcome, inclusion and belonging
- • Navigating beginnings and endings
- • How to ‘live circle’
This training is for anyone who has ever wanted to host a circle, be that for family and friends around a fire in your garden, for your work with clients, or set up a local community support group. You do not need any previous experience to participate, just a willingness to learn and grow.
This training will be hosted by Donna Lancaster and will be a blend of teachings and experiential, meaning you will get to practice with each other in circle as we go along, as well as in between our sessions. There will also be time and space for questions, shares and discussion.
The training consists of TWO half day in person sessions as well as TWO online 90 minute sessions.
Where & When
In person training:
Saturday 4th & Sunday 26th November
Online sessions via Zoom
Tuesday 21st & Thursday 30th November
(These will not be recorded)
It is necessary to attend all the sessions to gain the maximum benefit from the training.
There is a 3 tier payment option to allow for different income brackets. We trust that you will choose the one that is most fitting for your circumstances, whilst remembering that investing in yourself is the first step to ‘living circle’.
- • Option 1: £395* – Discounted rate for all those on a low income, Eg. On benefits/single parents/health issues.
- • Option 2: £495 – Standard rate.
- • Option 3: £550 – Pay it forward, for those who would like to pay a little extra to support others to access the training.
A £200 non refundable deposit is required to secure your place with the final balance due by 1st October.
*For those who are seriously financially challenged payment in 3 instalments will be considered, please ask. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel excited and/or nervous when reading this information, it’s a good sign that the circle is calling to you.
“The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small”
Terms & Conditions
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The following terms and conditions apply to all participants choosing to attend and participate in the non residential experience titled ‘Circle Training’, as facilitated by Donna Lancaster.
Please ensure you read these T&Cs carefully and understand them in full:
Payment & Cancellations
- Option 1: £395* – Discounted rate for all those on a low income, Eg. On benefits/single parents/health issues
- Option 2: £495 – Standard rate
- Option 3: £550 – Pay it forward, for those who would like to pay a little extra to support others to access the training.
(All travel, meals and any accommodation required are not included)
You can either pay in full upon booking or alternatively pay a non refundable deposit of £200 to hold your place, with the final balance due by no later than 1st October 2023.
Payment is by bank transfer (PayPal is also available on request although this may involve an additional charge)
4 weeks and above, prior to the advertised date = £200 deposit only, 4 weeks and below, prior to the advertised date = 100% of full payment.
If for any reason you need to cancel your place please email email@example.com
Cancellation or postponement on our part
If for any reason we need to postpone this event, we will rearrange the dates with advance notice provided. If we do not achieve the minimum number required to proceed, we will also rearrange the dates with advance notice provided. In both of these situations there will also be an option of a full refund of your fees paid. Our sole liability in relation to any cancellation or postponement shall be limited to the price paid by you for the training and we shall not be liable under any circumstances for any consequential losses.
Liability & Disclaimer
The ‘Circle Training’ is offered as a personal/spiritual development/wellness opportunity and does not intend to provide nor offer therapeutic, medical or other professional advice. The information and resources provided are made available to you as tools to support your own wellbeing. We do not and cannot guarantee any particular outcomes/results from participation in this training. The programme facilitators/session leaders are not psychologists/psychotherapists or psychiatrists and the content does not replace any medical, therapeutic or psychiatric services that might be required.
Safety & Wellbeing
The Circle Training is not suitable for anyone who has been diagnosed with, or is experiencing, severe mental health issues including (but not exclusively), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and dissociative disorders, and is under the care of a psychiatrist and/or psychologist.
Neither is it suitable for anyone who has recently experienced suicidal thoughts and/or attempted to take their own life. It is also not suitable for those who have complex ptsd and severe trauma related conditions which might lead to overwhelm and/or panic attacks in a group setting. Unfortunately all of these conditions are beyond the scope of this training. If you are unsure if this is right for you, please feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
On commencement of the training if it is deemed in your best interests and /or the interests and safety of the group, we have the right to ask you to leave prior to completing the experience. In this instance a partial/full fee will be refunded.
All participants will be required to conduct themselves in a respectful and inclusive manner when communicating with other group members and programme facilitators. Participants are required to maintain confidentiality both during and after the experience, including not sharing details about others to third parties. If any participant is deemed to be disruptive, inappropriate or abusive in anyway, the facilitators, have the right to ask you to leave without any refund being provided. You must comply at all times with the health and safety policy of the venue.
Travel, accommodation and refreshments
You shall be responsible for making and paying for your own travel, accommodation and all meals throughout the duration of the training. Light refreshments tea, water etc will be provided at the venue. If you are delayed and late to arrive at the training, or prevented from attending due to travel delays or any other circumstances, we shall not be obliged to provide you with a refund or wait to start the training until you arrive.
If you have any disability or medical condition that requires special arrangements, please email us at email@example.com as soon as possible and at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the Workshop.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
By registering and paying for ‘Circle Training’, you are confirming that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions as set out above.