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Open Woman Within Circle (formerly E-Circle) - Skokie
A nurturing and supportive space for all who identify as women to continue on their paths of healing and self-discovery. Experience the strength and compassion of women coming together. Empowerment circles are circles formed to empower each other in our lives. Every woman has a choice as to how she wants to live her life. Empowerment is about standing up for what you want in your life, having a dream, making it happen and holding your power in the world. Remember the test of character isn't what happens when life is flowing with ease. Your character emerges when you are challenged. In conflict, intimacy can deepen if you don't give up and walk away. In pain, strength can emerge if you look for the gifts. In grief, you can find many blessings if you choose to look hard enough. In fear, you can find tremendous courage and a willingness to be alive, if you allow yourself to move through it. If this is your first empowerment circle, please arrive 10 minutes early for a brief orientation. This circle will be facilitated by a trained empowerment circle guide.

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What we're about

How do you want your life to be different?

Discover the Woman Within experience.

This is a group for women interested in connection and empowerment. Experience the strength and compassion of women coming together to support each other on their paths of healing and self discovery.

Woman Within

Woman Within International is a not-for-profit organization that offers opportunities for women to discover the power of who they are.

The Woman Within Training Weekend

Since 1987 over 11,000 women from 22 countries have chosen to experience the power and transformation of the Woman Within Training Weekend.

The Weekend was designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for you to explore how your life could be different and to reaffirm your wholeness as a woman. It is a space for you to experience yourself and all the power and beauty that lies within you.

How can one weekend possibly change your life? For some, it is the opportunity to be heard as they discover their voice and speak their truth. For others, it is having the space and time to experience intense emotions without judgment. Still for others, it is the rare experience of compassion and strength created by women coming together to witness, accept, empower and honor themselves.

By Women, for Women

The Woman Within Training Weekend was created by women, for women. It is a unique opportunity for you to explore your essence as a woman and your life choices. The training is not therapy. It offers a series of exercises, guided imagery and intense individual and group work so you can see and transform what holds you back. The one-to-one staff ratio allows for personal attention and ensures that you will be witnessed and supported as you reclaim your passion for life and belief in yourself.

How will you know if this is the right time in your life to do the Woman Within training? At Woman Within, we trust that each woman intuitively knows what is right for her. The training provides the tools to delve deeper into your own wisdom and see which parts need further acknowledgment and integration so you can live life to the fullest. We are there to support you - in all your potential and power, with all your shadows and challenges - to be who you want to be. The only requirement for attendance is an openness to experiencing yourself.

Who We Are

The Woman Within International network is an organization of women, all ages from 18 and beyond, and all cultural backgrounds. Women who are grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, partners and friends. Women who come from many different professions and walks of life who find time in their busy lives to help heal women one woman at a time. All of these women believe in the process and trust it.

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