Heart and Soulcraft

Courses and Retreats

Art of Change

A course for women who want to find a creative way to explore the challenges and treasures of the transition between menstruation and menopause. 

I have called this course "The Art of Change" because my mother was brought up calling the menopause "the Change", and passed that phrase onto me, and because I hope to offer you a way to be comfortable with this change; to learn the "Art" of Change! It’s designed to be a supportive, inspiring and empowering companion for women at any stage of the menopause, and will be particularly useful if you are finding it a challenging transition; whether physically or emotionally, or both! The course content is based on workshops which I’ve been running with circles of women in Cornwall for the last 8 years.

In my experience, my peri-menopausal years have been both challenging and enriching. With our hormones as all over the place as they were at puberty, it’s not surprising that a lot of us feel a bit jangly........This time round, though, we do have the advantage of many years more practice in self awareness and skilful communication to draw on, but even so it can take great self-discipline not to fall apart or behave like a teenager!!.

For many of us there’s also a sense of loss at this time; primarily the obvious loss of youth and fertility, but we can simultaneously start to feel a bit lost in ourselves as we realise that who we have become in our adulthood has been defined by our roles of partner, mother and/or worker and that who we are and who we want to be goes beyond the confines of those roles. So this course is designed to help you to create some space and to offer you inspirational ideas and heartful ceremonies that can guide your journey “home” to a new part of yourself that’s more in tune with your heart and soul’s path....it’ll help you to become the empowered, compassionate, passionate, creative woman you were born to be.

I hope, like the lovely women who’ve attended my workshops in Cornwall, you’ll find that this course not only gives you the support you need to stay sane during this time, but also brings plenty of unexpected gifts and discoveries along the way! 

More information about the practicalities of the course can be found here.