ReCircles are short (1-1 ½ hours), personalized workshops for your circle! They are an opportunity for growth, learning and deeper connection in existing Empowerment Circles. The options are listed below. Once your circle has collectively chosen a topic, 2 guides will join your circle during its normal time, bringing explanation of the subject and tools to add to your circle’s “tool box.”
These tools are created to serve both new and experienced circles alike and may include:
Interesting information on a new topic or deepening information on a familiar subject
Different ways to work in circle
Prompts to help your circle dive deeper together into the subject
What does a ReCircle cost?
The cost of each ReCircle is $150. We suggest a minimum donation of $10 per circle member, though you may pay more if you choose. Our goal is to make this accessible to everyone, regardless of financial ability or whether your circle is large or small. When the cost is not covered by a circle’s members, the Woman to Woman Kentuckiana Leadership Circle will cover the difference. In the event that a circle collectively pays more than the cost, the additional money will go into our community’s scholarship fund. A circle's payment must be received before guides come in. Find details on how to pay for a ReCircle below, in HOW DOES MY CIRCLE SCHEDULE A RECIRCLE? Note: Circle members individually choose how much they can pay, but must invest something. All donations are non-refundThe cost of each ReCircle is $150. We suggest a minimum donation of $10 per circle member, though you may pay more if you choose. Our goal is to make this accessible to everyone, regardless of financial ability or whether your circle is large or small. When the cost is not covered by a circle’s members, the Woman to Woman Kentuckiana Leadership Circle will cover the difference. In the event that a circle collectively pays more than the cost, the additional money will go into our community’s scholarship fund!
We ask for payment in advance for two reasons:
So that the time and energy during that circle can be given to the workshop.
When a circle boldly chooses a difficult subject to explore, such as Shadows or Clearings, it is not uncommon for someone to suddenly find themselves not feeling well that evening. Once scheduled, the guides will honor their commitment and we ask the same of your circle, whether everyone is present or not. We are honored to be asked into your circle and grateful for your commitment to learning and growth.
How does my circle schedule a ReCircle?
To begin, your circle decides on which subject they’d like to delve into. We’ve created a worksheet to help your circle choose its first ReCircle topic.
One member of your circle will collect payments and send them in via mail or PayPal. We suggest a minimum donation of $10 per circle member. A circle’s payment must be received before guides will come in. (Read more above in WHAT DOES A RECIRCLE COST?) If paying by PayPal, please put a note in the comment section such as “Payment for ReCircle”. Checks can be made out to Woman to Woman Kentuckiana and sent to P.O. Box 6465, Louisville, KY 40206.
Point person, please include the following in your email:
The topic chosen for your ReCircle
When and where your circle meets
Any questions or issues concerning the topic you’ve chosen you’d like addressed. The E-circle coordinator will give them to your guides so they can incorporate them into the class.
A few dates (3-4) when your circle meets, starting 2 to 3 weeks from the time of the email. For example, if it’s June 1, the dates would begin no earlier than June 15. This will give us the time and information needed to schedule guides to come into your circle.
The Gift of Getting Our Buttons Pushed (Triggering) – Having a strong emotional reaction to what someone says or does is what we call being “triggered.” Recognizing it’s happening is a gift and an opportunity for self-exploration and self-healing around an issue or wound. We’ll explore how to recognize when we or others are being triggered, how the triggering may relate to an old pattern or experience, and how to practice self-care and invite healing.
The Value of Clearings – After a basic review of the Clearing process we'll explore when to clear, why they’re challenging, and how to be connected to both your vulnerability and empowerment during a clearing. We’ll also revisit how to be a Clearing Coach and taking care of yourself when you’re being cleared with.
Perfectionism & Intimacy: The Everyday Shame We Carry – How do our expectations, judgments and stories get in the way of connection? In an effort to not be hurt or rejected, we often take on perfectionistic attitudes toward our actions, bodies, and even our personalities. But when we judge ourselves, we also block ourselves from connection. Discover how sharing these stories of feeling “too much” and “not enough” with each other can increase intimacy within your circle.
When am I on the Drama Triangle? – Learn what the Drama Triangle is all about. Explore the Victim, Rescuer, and Persecutor roles and discover your childhood starting position. As we become familiar with each and how we use it to feel “in control” and avoid our vulnerability, we can choose to step off the the Triangle and into healthier, more authentic relationships with ourselves and each other.
Dancing with Our Shadows - Psychologist Carl Jung used the word “Shadow” to describe those parts of ourselves that we repress, deny or disown. Recognizing and integrating what may be in shadow for us can be an important tool for self-awareness and healing. This workshop explores what we mean by Shadow and ways to identify and work with your Shadow material in Circle.
Deepening Work – We all know what it’s like to want to “work” in Circle and then find ourselves falling back into storytelling or other ways of avoiding our difficult feelings, our work, and our inner selves. This mini workshop helps to normalize how challenging it can be to go deeper and offers a variety of tools to both ask for the support you need and to support those struggling without trying to fix or change them.