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This Creative Women's Circles theme is inspired by the new moon on the 6th of March, which also initiates Spring time. What does it mean for you to be courageous? Does it mean to be always strong, a fighter and on top of it all, or could courageous in fact be found in our ability to ask for our needs, speak our the truth and show the most vulnerable of us? In this circle, we will explore what courage means to us, we will share, create and simply meditate on our courageous selves. Why it's worthwhile to cultivate a practice of courageous action for us women? Because without courage, we are not able to consistantly stand in for our values, integrity and protect our and other's boundaries. Without courage, we cannot love consistantly. Without courage we cannot live up to our souls purpose. Without courage, we are trapped in the fear of rejection and denial of the self. The evening: It is IMPORTANT that you arrive on time, at around 5:50 pm, since we start to start and finish on time. Put on comfy clothes, and bring a pen ♥. We only have 10 spots (next to the facilitators), so be quick with your RSVP. We start with a short meditative practice and by introducing us and our intention to the sisters around us. After that, Odette guides us in experimenting with clay and colors without judgment nor expectations towards the outcomes. We later reflect together on the circle's theme and on each individual's feeling surrounding it. We close the circle in a final ritual that connects us to ourselves and the women around us and treat ourselves with some vegan refreshments. The facilitators: Odette is an artist and a qualified Creative Expressive therapy Facilitator with her dominant pathway being Art. She is currently studying to achieve her master's in Art psychotherapy. Her passion for art and mental health has led her onto this path of facilitating art for health and wellbeing. What she is providing maybe theraputic but will not be therapy. Olga is a women's circle facilitator for the past two years, initiating her spiritual journey and transformations in Bolivia in 2016. Using creative expressions such as writing, painting, singing, and dancing as well as the calm practice of meditation, she supports other women to step into their power and be their authentic selves. She is also doing her PhD using creative means to tackle pelvic floor problems of women in Ethiopia. Contribution: The contribution for this circle is 8£ for students/low income and 10£ for people with a regular/higher income. The contribution is used to cover the costs for the space we (sometimes) rent, some snacks, annual costs for maintaining the MeetUp group. If the costs are covered, the rest goes to the facilitators as an energy exchange. General information: Every circle is different, just as we are. But what all of them have in common is that they... 1. are safe and confidential: what is shared remains in a safe container 2. encourage you to let go of the pressure from work, relationship or family for two hours allowing you to rest in who you are at any time. Women's circles will often involve a short meditative practice, sometimes sharing practices, often creative expressions such as painting, singing or dancing. However, we all co-create the space, and so the circle evolves in different ways each time. During each event, two women are holding the space, every time with their very own talents and gifts to share. Some are artists, writers, yoginis, dancers - all are uniquely able to contribute to creating a beautiful space.