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Women's Empowerment Circle
The Women's Empowerment Circle is an intimate gathering for those committed to creating positive change in their lives. This circle is for you if you're intent on connecting with your authentic needs and desires, creating clarity for yourself, learning to trust your inner guidance, and developing tools to nurture and care for yourself so you become your best you.
This circle is for the brave of heart who are curious to take a look inward and who are willing to take actions that will better support themselves and others. It was inspired by the knowing that empowered women will empower and inspire other women. My intent in facilitating this group is to support women on the path to their highest expression and good works in the world.
Topics to be covered will include tools for empowerment, use of language, self care, listening and trusting inner guidance, self talk, use of ceremony and more.
Inner growth and awareness happen when we create the right environment for it: time, safe space, and loving guidance and support. I ask for your commitment to be fully present for yourself and others when you come into this community; the amount of attention and intention you devote to this series will determine what you gain from it.
This women's series runs for 8 weeks with 2-hour meetings each week. 2016-2017 dates will be announced soon. Space is limited, so contact me soon if you're interested in reserving your spot.
The cost for the series is $495.
[She Who Drums fiber doll created by Anne Heck]
Moonwise: Bonding Events for Mothers & Daughters
Beginning October 2016
Moonwise events focus on deepening the connection between girls ages 10 - 14 and their mothers. These seasonal celebrations nurture community connection as we engage in ceremony, song and story and get to know ourselves and one another through focused activities and artwork that bring meaning to our experience.
Moonwise will hold two fall events as follows:
Sunday, October 9 1:30 - 4:30 pm Harvest Celebration: A Bountiful Harvest of Creativity, Intention and Friendship
The Harvest Celebration will be an afternoon devoted to nurturing the mother-daughter bond as we create our own dream pillows and engage in thoughtful sharing about our dreams. As well, we'll honor the season as we join with new friends to construct a community mandala from a harvest of seeds and natural items and celebrate the beauty and abundance of community.
It promises to be a rich, colorful and dream-filled afternoon.
Sunday, November 6 1:30 - 4:30 pm Honoring of Ancestors
Moonwise is facilitated by Anne Heck and Lena Ruark-Eastes of Earth Path Education.
The cost of these two events is $150 for each mother/daughter pair (an additional $75 for each added daughter). Registration closes at midnight on October 1.
Healing Doll Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 10 Noon - 2:30 pm
Doll making is a powerful medium for connecting with deep parts of ourselves and, in many cultures, dolls have long been used for the purpose of healing. In this workshop, you will create a small intention/prayer doll and learn a process of healing through the use of the medicine wheel and creative expression.
~ set an intention that will guide your work
~ be encouraged to connect with your inner wisdom
~ create a simple doll to hold and represent your intention or wish
~ learn a journaling process to dialog with your creation
~ learn basic techniques for making your own healing doll
Details: No artistic background required. Plenty of materials provided, though you are asked to bring anything that calls to come with you ~ fabric, charms, beads, moss, sticks, paper, ribbons, other things to personalize your doll.
This workshop is scheduled for Sept. 10 and runs from 12 - 2:30 pm which includes the creation of a doll and the learning of this healing process that can be applied to any art form.
Please bring: journal, embellishments
Cost: This workshop is free for survivors of sexual violence who must register through Our Voice, the local Rape Crisis Center. This is part of a workshop series leading up to the 15th Annual Survivor Art Show. Students in this class have option to display their artwork in the show. Limited space is available so advanced registration is required. Contact Anne (or 665-8316) with questions or (828) 252-0562 to register through Our Voice.
Healing Doll Art Exhibition
Thursday, November 10 5pm
As part of the Our Voice (Rape Crisis Center) 15th Annual Survivor Art Show, I have been asked to be the featured artist and will be exhibiting my healing dolls as well as giving a slide presentation and talk about my healing process. This is the first time the series of healing dolls will be shown together.
The dolls will be shown for only one evening, so if you're interested in learning from them, do mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Details: Thursday, Nov. 10 5 pm
YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market Street Asheville
[Compassionate Mother fiber doll created by Anne Heck]