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France

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Brigitte Laurent

Narbonne

PHONE : 33 603 837 930
EMAIL : terresdefemmes@outlook.fr
WEBSITE : www.terres-de-femmes.fr

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I began my professional life as an engineer. After having three children, I became a psychotherapist, with a specialization in clinical psychology for children and teenagers. At the same time, I worked as a trainer and a coach, for individuals and teams in the medical world.

Since 2003 I have offered adult sessions: individual and group, as well as sessions for children, teenagers, couples and families. I have created a psychotherapeutic women’s circle, Women’s Lands, and have developed workshops about puberty, menstruation, sexuality, menopause, and all the thresholds of women’s life.

As a girl I had to find my way to femininity alone. As a psychotherapist, I see the same lack of transmission and all the suffering that arises from that. Becoming a woman, being proud of being a woman, is for many a long and hard journey. Most women live their menstruation with unawareness, shame or pain. So it’s important to act before, or around the time of, menarche, to give girls a positive vision of femininity and to support the quickening of the mother/daughter relationship.

After training with Jane Bennett I am now excited to be introducing A Celebration Day for Girls to mothers and daughters in France.

I also facilitate the companion workshop Fathers Celebrating Daughters.

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Esther Lyttle

France: Marseille

United Kingdom: Reading, Berkshire

PHONE : +33 622 11 61 61

EMAIL : estherl@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

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Bonjour, I am Esther.

I’m originally from Berkshire, England but now reside in sunny Marseille, France.

I am an English teacher in a Primary School and I am very passionate about education and inspiring children.

I have a teenage daughter and leading up to her menarche I become more and more aware of the importance of demonstrating positive menstrual awareness.  As for myself, and so many women and girls, the start of our menstrual life is not always so positive and I was determined it would be different for her. I wanted her to feel prepared and embrace the wonderful transition into this new phase of her life rather than seeing it as something to be ashamed of or irritated by; so I threw her a New Moon party. I could see the positive effect this had on her self-esteem and body confidence so as a result, I founded Ruby Moon, a menarche celebration pamper box for girls with the mission of creating a positive menstrual initiation culture.

I strongly believe that by inviting girls to welcome a more positive relationship to menstruation and themselves through A Celebration Day for Girls we give them such an enriching start to womanhood and self-care practices that remain with them throughout their lives.

It is a great honour for me to be offering this wonderful program to my community in France and the United Kingdom. This work is so important to me and is the culmination of years of learning about my own cycle and my passion for supporting girls embarking on their menstrual journey. A Celebration Day for Girls is a beautiful way to hold space and support mothers whilst ensuring a positive and empowered start for our girls now and for generations to come.

 

 

 

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Victoria Dufour

France

Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

PHONE : +44 784 101 2740
EMAIL : dufourvictoria@hotmail.com

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I’m Victoria, based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. One day, I attended a Women’s Circle where I encountered the wonder of Menstrual Cycle Awareness. I followed this initiation by attending the Women’s Quest training with Alexandra Pope. During that time I explored my own menarche story and became aware of the importance and potency of this time in a girl’s life. This led me to attend the Celebration Day for Girls Facilitator Training with Jane Bennett.

Having reconnected with the nature of womanhood, my own nature, I was curious to reconnect with Nature as the container of all life. To help me in this quest I trained as a Forest School leader and am a follower of Jon Young and Looby McNamara’s work on ‘Deep Nature Connection’ and ‘Activating Cultural Emergence’.

These combined trainings are my container for running Celebration Day for Girls – being in mind and heart and with the intention for girls to create a memory that will support their life, and help create an experience where their own nature is celebrated.

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