how to confidently teach children positive menstrual education
At first moon circle school we train people to confidently share holistic period and puberty education in a positive, empowering and special events called a first moon circle. Hi I’m Charlotte Pointeaux, the Founder of First Moon Circle School which trains women to confidently share holistic period and puberty education in a positive, empowering and special event called a first moon circle.
I’ve been hosting workshops and circles for young people for over a decade, and in 2019, I brought all my passions for menstrual cycle awareness, and giving back to children the kind of guidance I craved as a young person, I used my education program design and facilitation skills, and added into the cauldron my experience and capacity as an internationally award winning menstrual cycle coach and circle keeper, to create First Moon Circles events for 9-12 year olds.
I’m so excited to share with you my approach to being able to confidently create nurturing, powerful experiences that help lots of children really understand how their body, feelings and sense of selves is changing during pubescence, in an age-appropriate, supportive and inclusive way.
in this 3 part mini series i’m answering the most commonly asked questions i get from women who want to share with children what they missed out on, by doing menstrual cycle education. i’ll be giving you tips and best practice to get out there and join the period positive movement yourself!
Check back here over the next few days as I’ll have new videos every two days from now until March 1st. Be sure to leave your comments, questions and reflections, so I know you’ve watched, and so I can get back to you!
Lara Williams – Hervey Bay, QLD
Marie-Claude Beauchamp is a First Moon Circle Facilitator located in Dubai. As a Shine From Within youth mentor, qualified co-active coach, First Moon Circles facilitator, and sexologist, I have had the privilege to work closely with other knowledgeable people in the field. I have a teaching permit but I like to keep the value of informal education close to my heart. I am a strong believer in the value of girls’ and women’s empowerment to make the world a better place for all. This has been the core element of the projects I have been involved with; in Canada and in different countries in Africa.
Coming of Age Wisdom for Mothers and Daughters with Arahni Lion and Jo Rockendorfer
imagine a world where mothers were given sacred space to welcome their daughters intentionally into their coming of age rite of passage. and where girls were welcomed into circle with other mothers and daughters to find deep wisdom, loving support and a chance to experience true sisterhood all before their 13th birthday. there is a place on earth: it’s called the seeding wisdom journey held annually in the illawarra (nsw) by wise women arahni lion and jo rockendorfer. If you’ve ever wished you were more supported, more seen and heard, more understood and respected in your own maiden years, this is a truly special way of healing that part of you, and to give your child the best start to a conscious, empowered, embodied and connected womanhood. I know that when my daughters are of age, we will be taking the journey together, one by one.
Arahni and Jo share the story of why and how they created this potent experience, what happens within the journey, and why this kind of initiatory journey is needed now, more than ever.
What Is Menstrual cycle awareness?
Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA) is the spiritual practice of consciously having a period, and a whole menstrual cycle beyond just that.
It’s the daily noticing, the observing, of how you experience your cycle, that brings you deep knowing, greater trust in your body, and incredible opportunities for healing.
And once you notice the patterns that emerge across each day, week, month of your menstrual cycle, you unlock the riches within.
Understanding what your own unique experience of your own unique cycle looks and feels like sets you up with the most exquisite of self-care tools possible.