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Testimonials from past participants of Her Journey:
“It’s fun to have a class to look forward to, and be able to participate from the comfort of our own homes work for me!” S. Fouad.
“Getting feedback almost immediately [on Facebook page] is very encouraging and feeds a part that needs to know this is not a solitary journey even though it is very personal. Because this was a closed group, it felt safe to express things that I would not necessarily have said elsewhere. The materials, the guidance, and input really opened a door, and showed me the way to pursue this journey!” L. Rondeau.
Her Journey: the Heroine’s Quest at Mid-life
What is the Heroine’s journey?
At midlife you may find there is a new quest going on, a search for fulfillment, meaning and purpose. The quest involves crossing the threshold into the unknown, a reclaiming of personal power through a descent to the Inner Feminine, and a return with new knowledge. Come explore the themes and archetypes ruling your story using SoulCollage, visualization, myth and storytelling with Jennifer Boire, poet and author of The Tao of Turning Fifty.
Mid-life Journey as Heroine’s Quest:
We are the contemporary heroines seeking to answer the age old questions : Who am I? Where am I going? Where is my tribe? What is my purpose? The mid-life quest is a journey to reclaim the Feminine values of intuition, rest and receiving inner knowing. It is a time of reinvention, reflecting on what has gone before and making conscious choices for the future.
Midlife women are often in a quandary: how to make a new life out of the old, or leave the old one behind, either physically, or metaphorically. It is not always comfortable to be in this transition phase. Perhaps you are reinventing yourself, going back to school, starting a new business, caring for elderly parents, ending a life at home caring for family (empty nest), or moving back into your private space in search of rest, and re-emerging as a leader or elder. Some women experience a sense of shifting identities or feel old passions and dreams being reawakened. It is a fertile time, and a challenging one. You are not alone!
The midlife quest usually hits somewhere between the ages of 40-65, although it depends on your individual life situation. Menopause is often a trigger for many women and peri-menopause can last for 7-10 years! Then there’s the aging factor: 11,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day according to statistics from Dr. Christiane Northrup (2015), and that is another “road mark” on our cultural map of the life journey. Perhaps you wonder, as Mary Oliver asks, What will you do with your one wild and precious life? Meaning and purpose become paramount in the second half of life.
Her Journey On-Line Class: This class will help you reframe your personal story as an adventure or Quest, using the oldest written heroine story in mythology: The Descent of Inanna. The main tasks of the midlife journey will be revealed to you (naming, claiming and restorying your story are some of them). You will be introduced to SoulCollage(R), an intuitive, creative tool to help you process the stages of the journey and construct your story. At the end of the class, you will have new insights and appreciate the mid-life quest as a sacred task. You will gain a wider perspective on the shifts and changes that are happening in your life at this mid-point in the journey.
To sign up 8 week online class $99.
Using SoulCollage(R),a very simple, yet creative and intuitive cut and paste method, we will create cards for, and dialogue with, parts of self and archetypes, to discover who our challengers and allies are, and discover the deeper layers of our life story and stages.
What is included in the 8 week on-line Her Journey Class:
- Secret Facebook page to post images and garner feedback, share your journey with like-minded participants
- Weekly conference call to center and ground, do visualisations, and connect in a circle of like-minded women for clarity and support
- Weekly journal prompts and card making exercises
- Inspiring poem to begin each class (Mary Oliver, David Whyte, John O’Donohue)
- Weekly call will be recorded and downloadable for those who miss it. One hour – 90 minutes maximum per week.
"In terms of the Heroine's Journey, a woman who has over identified with the masculine culture has sacrificed something of great value to herself-her feeling and creative functions- which she must then journey inward to reclaim." Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey
“Being on the Heroine's Journey has offered me some closure to mid-life. The closure is freeing me to step into this next phase of my life. It offers me the understanding that there will always be descents but ascending from those is also part of the process. Having it "named" in this way offered reassurance that I wasn't crazy (too bad I didn't have that reassurance at that time!). Thank you for providing the guidance to explore this aspect of my life. ” R. Cohen.
“I could not have asked for a more supportive instructor. If I had a question, Jennifer was always there with an answer in a timely fashion. I loved the conference calls; they were easy to use and easy to hear everyone. The secret Facebook page felt safe and very encouraging.” B. Vatne.