Sista Circles For Girls and Women
Circles are the core and heart of our work here. We sit in circle, meet in circle, start and end gatherings and workshops in circle, encourage organisations and businesses to be in circle ….. train others in the community in how to hold circle space.
Please take time to see our gorgeous photos of circle gatherings and be inspired,
Circles are spaces to share and be yourself without being judged. They aren’t like a meeting, a youth work session, a networking group or a counselling session.
We are all creating the circle together and its a place to be heard rather than to try to solve problems or help in the usual ways.
In partnership with Knowsley Youth Mutual we run monthly circles to celebrate and support women and girls. They are peer led by women from the local community. Each month has a different theme. Come on over to our Facebook page for more details.
We often run parallel circles for Women and our Little Sista Girls in the same building! So each group has space to be open and speak freely and then they join together for the closing circle. Young Women between 8-16years are welcome. Please contact us on 07813 920 489 to check details before arriving at a circle.
“I see a chain of women, each listening to each, being present to her as she waits for her Self to be born, for her feeling values to come to form and to birth…Woman after woman, being present, as each finds her voice”
Judith Duerk: Journey to Herself
Benefits of Circle
Me time-just for you
Creates a little community
A sense of belonging
Get to know new people
Place to be listened to
Not on own – a feeling of togetherness
A place to voice hard stuff
Get to know people in a different way
Release of emotions
Clare has been sitting in, calling, birthing and facilitating circles for over 24 years and is a highly skilled and experienced circle sista but she also believes that circle is not a place to show up as the expert its a place to sit in authenticity and vulnerability – as such we are all beginners in circle.
Her experience as a group facilitator and therapist bring a depth of journeying and permission giving in circle with people.
Clare has brought circle work into mental health settings, with survivors of sexual abuse, in prisons, schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, Sure Starts, young women’s services and with young offenders.
She has also facilitated circles with senior management, leaders, local government, Police, Public Health and staff teams across many sectors.
As a circle facilitator, highly skilled consultant and expert Arts in Health Practitioner she is commissioned to develop & deliver innovative circle projects across the UK and internationally.
Clare has been part of Gather the Women and Millionth Circle and many International Circle movements. She creates moveable feasts – safe deeply divine spaces for individuals, groups and communities to risk authenticity and express their own creativity with the juiciest of results!
She is currently working on this project in Knowsley launching circle work funded by Public Health and in Liverpool heading up a radical arts circle project funded by the CCG creating 1000 Goddess Self Portraits and leaving a legacy of diverse support.