Nurse The Soul invites you to join our candlelit healing ceremonies of mystery and meditation using depth psychology and shamanic practice.
Gatherings are announced in the Wolf Club WhatsApp Group
Join our intimate evenings of Wolf medicine, story telling, sharing, drumming, instinctual song and wolf howling. We gather by fire to heal deep wounding and journey into the realm of soul. Through reading the ‘Women who run with the wolves’ we use intuitive and ancient practices to awaken within the archetypal stories and connect to the wild woman within.
Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller, shows how woman’s vitality can be restored through what she calls “psychic archeological digs” into the bins of the female unconscious. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes uses multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from over twenty years of research that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype.
Dr. Estes collects the bones of many stories, looking for the archetypal motifs that set a woman’s inner life into motion. “La Loba” teaches about the transformative function of the psyche. In “Bluebeard,” we learn what to do with wounds that will not heal; in “Skeleton Woman,” we glimpse the mystical power of relationship and how dead feelings can be revived; “Vasalisa the Wise” brings our lost womanly instincts to the surface again; “The Handless Maiden” recovers the Wild Woman initiation rites; and “The Little Match Girl” warns against the insidious dangers of a life spent in fantasy. In these and other stories, we focus on the many qualities of Wild Woman. We retrieve, examine, love, and understand her, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and lifegiving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.
Who can join?
Anyone that has an interest in archetypal stories and journeying into the female psyche.
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 evenings is that we begin with introductions, how we are feeling and what may have happened since our previous gathering. We then usually spend about 45 minutes reading, meditating, story telling, drumming, sharing, singing, howling… Each evening is different and has an energy of its own. Between sessions we invite you to spend time reflecting in a diary, doing artwork, tracking dreams, writing myths/ poetry/ stories, and noticing synchronicities relating to something we have read this week. 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.
What will I need?
A copy of the book will be shared on the screen during the Zoom call but we do recommend that you purchase your own copy and keep it near you for highlighting and making your own notes. 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. Lay out your favourite oracle or tarot card decks and wear comfy clothes, pyjamas are more than welcome.
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). The link to join the Zoom will appear on the day of the Wolf Club session in the what’s app group.
What is the cost?
These circles are held as an offering from Jasmine and are not costly like individual work. 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. We do encourage the voluntary donation £10-20 per session as an energy exchange and to keep the organisation and management of the group going but please don’t give more than you can afford. A £1 donation is gratefully received as is just your presence and sharing about this group with others so it gently grows and we form a loving sisterhood.
How do I join?
To be a part of the wolf pack 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.