MEETING THE MADWOMAN by Linda schierse leonard
Empowering the Feminine Spirit, Breaking Through Fears and Destructive Patterns to a Balanced and Creative Life
Sundays 6-7.15pm UK time
Please be aware of clocks changing if you live abroad due to daylight savings on Sunday 27 March and Sunday 30 October 2022.
The Madwoman is a powerful psychological and emotional energy that lives in us all–both men and women–and speaks to us all, inhabiting our dreams, our lives, our collective cultural memory. Ignored or suppressed, she becomes a force of self-destruction; acknowledged and understood, she becomes a source of creativity and power. In this remarkable and revolutionary book, Linda Schierse Leonard explores how we can overcome the inner turmoil of contemporary life–unexpressed rage, the buildup of guilt and anxiety–by harnessing this primal expression of our natural instincts.
Spring Term 2022
Monday 3 January – Friday 1 April
Half Term: Monday 14 to Sunday 20 February
Summer Term 2022
Monday 18 April – Friday 22 July
Half Term: Monday 30 May to Sunday 5 June
Autumn Term 2022
Monday 5 September – Friday 9 December
Half Term: Monday 17 October to Sunday 23 October
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that dates remain unchanged, Nurse The Soul reserves the right to make adjustments if circumstances require.
Who can join?
Any woman that has an interest in developing their creativity and power. Any woman interested in Jungian depth psychology or has experience of psychotherapy.
Who is the facilitator?
This group is run by Transpersonal Integrative psychotherapist, Jasmine Jarchevska. To read more about Jasmine click here. We also occasionally have guest psychotherapists joining the discussion or leading from time to time.
What happens in a session?
The format of the group is that we usually begin with breathing or a guided visualisation. We then usually spend about 10 minutes reading together before opening the circle for sharing. The sharing is based on using what we read as a prompt for discussion and also a space to share how we are and how our week has been. At the end we invite you to spend time during the week reflecting either in a diary, doing artwork, tracking dreams, writing myths/ poetry/ stories or noticing synchronicities relating to what we read. This invitation for homework is optional. We also have a what’s app group for connection, discussion and sharing with each other during the week, joining this is optional.
What will I need?
We do recommend that you purchase your own copy and keep it near you for highlighting and making your own notes however it is not essential. Keep a pen and journal close by too for reflections. You will need a pair of earphones or headphones to help offset background noise. Get comfy blankets, pillows and cushions – somewhere snuggly like a bed or sofa. Light some candles, incense or use essential oils to create a sacred ritual space. Make a cup of tea and glass of water. You are more than welcome to lay out your favourite oracle or tarot card decks and wear comfy clothes, pyjamas are definitely favoured on cold winter evenings!
How does it work technically?
The group will be held on Zoom, which will need to be downloaded onto the device you will join us with (phone/laptop).
What is the cost?
These circles are free of charge and held as an offering from Jasmine. They do not replace individual therapy, sometimes they are the start of it, sometimes they are for after long term work to stay connected. What they do offer is the chance for anyone interested in soul work to be involved. For the regular attendees we do encourage voluntary donations as an energy exchange but please don’t give more than you can afford. We suggest £10-20 per session however if you want to be part of this inner work and cannot afford donations at present you are equally very welcome. You can always give in other ways too, for example by inviting other women to the book club.
How do I join?
To be a part of this group please fill out the contact form below. We’ll get back to you via email with all the details. If you have any questions before you sign up please email us at email@example.com.
Please note, all our groups are very thought through, protected and confidentially must be respected. We have a no recording policy to protect your identity and give you the freedom to participate safely.