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first moon circle facilitator training

become a certified menstrual educator and rite of passage facilitator with our accredited training program

our 2024 facilitator training begins in February

the future is period positive

Join our powerful personal development and Facilitator Training course to learn to hold your own First Moon Circles® and do period education differently!

Claim your place as a period-positive, holistic and IICT-accredited Menstrual Educator to celebrate and support the next generation!
 What’s more, you learn powerful, inclusive space-holding skills to empower mothers at a pivotal time in their lives and the mother-daughter relationship: when a girl approaches their first period and initiation to womanhood.

become a facilitator

our course begins feb 2024

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Giselle Pitt working her magic, facilitating her first moon circle

are you...?

★ Passionate about teaching girls how powerful their body and periods are?

★ Disappointed with the limited sterile school education currently provided which touches on basic biology and reproductive risks – and is completely devoid of empowerment, celebration, cycle awareness and self-care wisdom?

★ A believer in the power of sacred rites of passage, and wish menarche was widely celebrated instead of shushed and shamed into secrecy?


If you shouted HELL YES to any of this, and feel called to step into period-positive work that empowers young people and their family, and strives for gender equality, this training is for you!

what our graduates say about the course...

what are first moon circles?

First Moon Circles® give girls and their female carers a holistic (emotional, physical, biological and spiritual) appreciation of the powerful changes they will experience at the onset of puberty and menarche (their first period). 

Events are intimate, and are either offered as a public event for anyone wishing to attend, or more commonly as private events, for a group of friends.

First Moon Circles® go way way beyond what’s ignored by the school system. Instead we reframe periods as the time females meet their power, and as a potent initiation into their young adult lives.

Mothers and carers are invited to join the participants for a celebratory tea to affirm the positive celebration, to open lines of communication amongst families and to lift the veil on shame and secrecy that can go hand in hand with periods.
Furthermore, mothers are supported by acquiring knowledge they often didn’t know themselves, plus language and strategies to openly discuss these topics with their children.
Stacey May hosting her outdoor first moon circle
Our Founder, Charlotte Pointeaux, created this award-nominated and accredited period-positive Menarche celebration events called First Moon Circles® for girls aged 9-12 in 2019 after being asked by local mums to host a period party for their very unwilling children.
 

Fast forward to 2023, and Charlotte has not only hosted many circles in her community, but she has also created this training and taught 100+ other people in 5 continents to do what she does – by becoming Certified First Moon Circle Facilitators. 

what happens at a first moon circle?

Read more about First Moon Circles® events for girls aged 9-12
First Moon Circles is IICT recognised as a training modality
what is the facilitator training?
After receiving many requests from other space-holders and parents asking me to teach them how to hold a First Moon Circle®, I decided to be brave and follow the proverbial breadcrumbs…

To ensure that as many girls, mothers and communities receive the holistic and empowering menstrual education and acknowledgement that they deserve, I created the First Moon Circle® Facilitator Training so I could share my process, knowledge and experience with others so they too can begin holding their own First Moon Circles®.

Nowadays we have a growing community of Certified First Moon Circle® Facilitators spanning across 5 continents and 17 countries (and growing!!) who are trained, confident, and supported to offer Circles within their own businesses, both in-person and online.

Furthermore, the 3.5 month long online First Moon Circle® Facilitator Training is an Accredited Professional Modality all of its own with the International Institute of Complementary Therapies (IICT), which means that by completing this training you have access to Professional Membership with a global body and specially-tailored insurance as a practitioner.

behind the scenes at first moon circles events

how does this training make a difference?

Many of us would love to do teach girls about the wonder of their periods, to trust their body’s wisdom and intuition, and to feel confident as they begin menstruating  – but just aren’t sure where to start.  

Perhaps you’re unsure of how to make it happen, unclear of what’s practically involved, perhaps you have knowledge gaps, or maybe you haven’t held events for young people before. 

that’s where this training comes in: it’s knowledge, potent personal development, inspiring peer support, loving accountability and also, full of practical tools and templates. You receive not just the empowering knowledge to teach to girls – but you also receive my practical business resources to help you make this a reality. Throw in the support of your fellow facilitators – a sisterhood of peers – who are here to hold space for you as you hold space for others.

I am hugely passionate about the impact First Moon Circles® are having on both young people and their parents… and am thrilled at the countless testimonials from both our Facilitators who have healed much of their own menarche and menstrual experiences, and our Circle participants, who are so glad to have attended such a life-altering workshop.

My mission is to see so many First Moon Circles® offered in many communities around the world, to empower the next generation of young women, to inspire cultural change and to champion equality, environmentalism, and respect of the Feminine in all of us (men and boys included). It’s really important that those who are committed to female empowerment, to ending period and body shame, and to holding powerful events with integrity, do join this training. We are calling you to claim your place. 

This is why I invite you to join the training, our worldwide movement, and community with a purpose…

why join?

This is so much more than just a facilitator training…

show me where else you get such a rounded, inclusive, deeply grounded framework in these realms anywhere else.

which is essential groundwork to do before supporting others with theirs.

because this is an embodied, experiential learning process.

because NOT having a space for these conversations about what others find uncomfortable, or simply don’t appreciate the sheer significance and depth can be really lonely.

you will have literally everything at your fingertips ready to go out and get cracking. The course helps you do all the planning and prep, all the learning, all the confidence and mindset building, all the business and community establishment you need to be up and running. It is ‘done-for-you’ but with scope to make these circles your own. #winwin

what our graduates say about the course...

meet Charlotte, your lead trainer and founder of first moon circles

Hi I’m Charlotte Pointeaux, an Internationally Award-Winning Menstrual Cycle Coach, Host of Wild Flow Podcast, a sought-after Teacher, Guide and Sacred Ceremonialist.

I’m the Founder and Leader of the FIRST MOON CIRCLE® SCHOOL. I head up the Facilitator Training program, and specialise in children’s menstrual education and equipping educators to provide positive menstrual cycle and puberty education to children aged 9-12 and their families

As a women’s coach – and trainer on this course – I compassionately guide people through a profoundly transformative journey, helping them heal their connection with their menstrual cycle, rites of passage, and their body’s innate wisdom. My passion lies in empowering my community to rediscover and respect their inner cycles as a guiding map to unlock self-sovereignty, embrace sacred leadership, and integrate cyclical living with sustainable business practices.

I love to not just teach you how to support children through First Moon Circles, but I really love helping our trainee and graduate facilitators to also evolve and embody their full potency and magick to create thriving, soulful lives and businesses that inspire.

I am grateful and thrilled to have been named International Coach of the Year 2021-22 and a three-time Finalist in the Beautiful You Coaching Awards for this First Moon Circles Facilitator Training Program and my Wild Flow Podcast. I have just been named Finalist in the Coach of the Decade Award – Life Stages Coach too – wild!

Charlotte Pointeaux Menstrual Cycle Coach (photo by Cycle Coach School)

I founded First Moon Circles® school In 2019 to holistically empower, honour and celebrate children and their families at menarche (their first period) after seeing the huge need for youth mentors, coaches, mums and other passionate women to have knowledge and skills to foster period positivity for the next generation.

I’m mum to three daughters who I passionately hope grow up to have sacred, supported menarches and value their body and selves now and always. I discovered menstrual cycle awareness between having babies several years ago and felt mad that children aren’t being taught more than how to hide menstrual blood in school, and felt sadness and grief that I was mid-30s when I came across this, and learnt more about the massive importance of honouring rites of passage has on children’s lives.

I’m a trained youth mentor, with 15 years experience in education design and delivery, and have supported hundreds of young people through empowerment workshops including many first moon circles.
 
I’ve made it my mission to create an incredible community of bad-ass women around the world, so collectively we can do our bit towards healing menstrual shame and create powerful period-positive cultures in individuals, families, schools and communities all over the world. Imagine!!

I hope to get to know and support you really well inside the training!

what's involved in the training?

This 4 month live online training is designed to support you to get out into the world and start holding your own First Moon Circles as soon as possible to make the most of my teaching and the group’s support. Over 6 Modules you will explore major topics to help you become a subject matter expert, and then we walk together with you as you schedule, organise and hold your very own First Moon Circles.

 

you will gain...

including pre-recorded lesson videos with class notes, worksheets, and all the practical things you need to host circles including the highly detailed First Moon Circle lesson plan, my booking forms, marketing plan, preparation workflow, safety plans, shopping lists and much more. 

 

with industry leaders on critical topics to provide depth of your knowledge and understanding, as well as many practical tools which will benefit you and your circle skills.
Not just your average q+a call! These calls are held as online women’s circles, these are your safe space to discuss, share, explore, celebrate and be supported wherever you’re at. These are brave, inclusive and powerfully held spaces allowing you to gain so much support personally and professionally on your journey,
Meet other powerhouse facilitators to share support, ideas, wisdom, experienced and cross-promotion,

for effective processing and integration of your learnings, to practice holding space for each other, and to have a confidential and supportive sounding-board for your ideas and reflections as you move through the course.

I support you to grow a community, organise your messaging and marketing, and promote your circles. You’ll be supported to get your working with children checks and businesses registered if you don’t have one, and you you’ll be coached to establish business pricing and business mindset long after the course ends.
don’t be limited by your geographic area – take your circles online and reach families everywhere! oUr graduate community has workshopped an online circle format that you can take and use immediately on certification.
Many of our facilitators want to adapt their knowledge to work with older children, women, men, boys, and people who don’t identify as cis-gendered. This course gives you knowledge, skills and tools to translate these circles to suit other groups, which gives you an even bigger return on your investment!
As part of your training you will be given the opportunity to schedule, organise and hold your very own First Moon Circle happen, to ensure your momentum, learning and inspiration translates into powerful action. This won’t be another training you join which you never do anything with! By joining this training you commit to using the learnings and group support to jump in and make your circle happen.

There will be self-reflection and practical tasks for you to complete alongside each lesson to help you and it’ll be excepted that you’ll be willing to share your learnings with the group during calls – remember, we are better and stronger together!
 
And once you’ve completed the training, you’ll receive your certificate of completion your events and facilitator bio will be featured on social media and the First Moon Circles website to help you get your name, business and events in front of a wider audience.

You’ll also receive an invitation to join our Facilitator Mastermind for the opportunity to receive ongoing support, encouragement, and further collaboration and cross-promotion with me and the other facilitators!! Mastermind access is a monthly membership including sacred circles with your peers, niche topic lessons and new guest interview content, plus weekly accountability, celebration and reflection prompts plus peer supervision opportunities.

what's in the course?

modules include

module 1: the important of first moon circles as rite of passage celebrations

Dive deep into learning why celebrating menarche in circle supports progress in striving for equality, equity and inclusion. Understand the herstory and mechanisms of how menstrual shame came to be so pervasive, and how healing this shame for yourself and in your events can be totally life changing. 

module 2: healing your own menstrual journey

Explore your ancestral red thread and your lived menstrual journey to fuel your purpose and vision for your First Moon Circles. Learn how powerful emotions and experiences are held and passed on through the generations and how this can manifest in menstrual problems in girls and women. This powerful module offers you the chance to complete some deep personal healing work to help you hold a safer space for others as a First Moon Circle Facilitator.

module 3: cycle awareness and cycle self-care

Get to know the biological basis of the female reproductive hormone cycle, and learn the spiritual practice of Menstrual Cycle Awareness (MCA) for yourself. Discover effective, simple and age-appropriate ways to teach girls to begin their own cycle awareness practice to help them connect with the wisdom of their bodies, their health, self-care and own intuition. 

module 4: the first moon circle lesson plan

I share my lesson plan with you and how I facilitate these sacred circles through activities, discussion, craft, stories, games and celebration. You explore how you can bring your own experience, passions, and modalities to make First Moon Circles your own.

module 5: holding safer and inclusive circles

This important module explores how we can ensure that we are holding as safe and inclusive space for all young people as possible. In this module we look at how we can proactively acknowledge and honour the experiences of people not identifying as white, cis-gendered, or able bodied.
We look at what it means to be trauma-informed in the context of working with young people, and how we can support participants and ourselves as facilitators in carrying out our duty of care. 

module 6: sharing your first moon circles with the world

Understand how to promote your events successfully to parents and your community through the use of my First Moon Circles Marketing Plan, booking forms, terms and templates. Get your profile as a facilitator out in the world and go facilitate your own First Moon Circle with the group’s support!! 

don't forget your bonuses!!

bonus 1: online circle lesson plan and materials

In this new world where online gatherings have become the norm and necessity, our graduate facilitator community has come together to create plans for you to easily hold effective, sacred and meaningful online First Moon Circles. 

bonus 2: lifetime membership to our alumni community and lifetime coaching support

Receive ongoing support in real-time as and when you need it for the life of this community to have your questions answered, to find collaborators, navigate challenges with others who have been there done that, and to get coaching with Charlotte 

bonus 3: receive any and all future course updates and opportunities with the school

The course is a living breathing being and is always evolving and deepening. Benefit from new course content updates as well as being in the loop regarding news in the industry, best practice, and opportunities to be involved with the school as we grow.

2024 course dates

Notes:

  • All calls are listed in AEDT/AEST (Sydney) timezone.
  • We host two calls per module to accommodate different time zones but attendance at only one call per module only is required for Certification. 
  • You’ll be invited to pick your call time preference: either option A or B. 
  • Recordings will be made available and can be watched back.
  • You will have lifetime access to the course materials long after the live course ends. 

what our course participants say...

meet our guest expert teachers

Jane Hardwicke Collings - Guest Teacher - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Jane Hardwicke Collings

Jane is a grandmother, former midwife, teacher, writer and menstrual educator. She gives workshops on mother and daughter preparation for menstruation, the spiritual practice of menstruation, and the sacred dimensions of pregnancy, birth and menopause. Jane founded and runs The School of Shamanic Womancraft, an international Women’s Mysteries School (which I am a student of too!).

Jane and I had a glorious, potent, activating deep dive into the power of the female rites of passages as incredible initiations for social justice, and equality, plus how connecting to our own menstrual cycle is a portal to incredible wisdom, sovereignty and power.

You receive this conversation with Module 1.
Tracey Stevens - Guest Teacher - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Tracey Stevens

Tracey is a Five Element Acupuncturist and brings her 30 years experience and training in various energy healing modalities to help clients access the root cause of their symptoms in her UK-based business The Healing Point. Tracey’s training in acupuncture, reiki, occupational therapy, past life regression, channelling, and her professional experience enables Tracey to see life, death, health and the whole experience of being human in a different way.

In her guest expert conversation for this training, Tracey explains how energy works inside and outside the body, how the body is an expression of our subconscious mind, and how emotions get locked into our physicality to create menstrual problems that are lived and carried through ancestrally. Tracey shared ways we can support young people to alleviate their symptoms, and to engage in fun healing practices in our First Moon Circles.

Your receive this conversation with Module 2.
Jolinda Johnson- Guest Teacher - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Jolinda Johnson

Jolinda is a Women’s Health Coach (M.S.Ed., CHHC), Mentor, and Priestess who’s passionate about helping women break up with the good girl and return to the wild: whole, healthy, and free. As a result of working together, her clients begin living in harmony with their hormones and menstrual cycles, build trust in their bodies and their inner wisdom, and rebuild the spiritual connection they’ve been missing to surrender into what feels good (not just what makes sense).

Jolinda and I spoke about what contributes to healthy hormones and menstrual cycles in girls versus mature cycles, how we can empower mothers and daughters to journey their rites of passages of menarche and menopause (often at the same time!), and how we can encourage girls and mothers to advocate for their menstrual health.

You receive this conversation with Module 3.
Sharon Woolley - Guest Teacher - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Sharon Woolley

Sharon is a qualified naturopath, Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience, Cycle Coach, Certified First Moon Circle Facilitator and menstrual health advocate. Her focus is on educating girls and women about how to create healthy menstrual cycles, and how to optimise their life through working with their monthly ebbs and flows, rather than against them. Sharon’s practice Fertile: Body and Mind weaves together her experience, specialising in holistic women’s health, including preconception care, PCOS, menstrual irregularities, hormonal imbalances, infertility, complementary therapies throughout the IVF/ART journey, menstrual cycle awareness and supporting changes from menarche through to menopause.
In this conversation we talk about how we can encourage mothers and daughters to support their physical and hormonal health throughout puberty, plus her tips and experiences for holding First Moon Circles.
You receive this conversation with Module 3.
Mitlé Southey- Guest Teacher - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Mitlé Southey

Mitlé teaches, guides and supports wild-hearted entrepreneurs to remember the ancient practice of circles, reconnect to their own cultural lineage and hold transformational gatherings for their clients and communities.  
As a former litigation and compliance lawyer, turned Circle Holder and Inspired EFT practitioner who identifies as a Witch, she brings a unique blend of the practical, ethical and magical to remembering the ancient tradition of gathering in Circle and redefining circles for these times.
In this conversation Mitle and I talk about holding sacred circles, and how to actively facilitate a safer, nourishing and empowering space, as well as how to make your First Moon Circles your own.
You receive this conversation with Module 4.

Beth Moxon

Beth is a certified Cycle Coach and First Moon Circle facilitator and has extensive experience holding space for young people and adults as a qualified secondary school teacher having taught in London for many years. She now trains teachers in the UK and is currently doing her Masters in Teacher Education at Oxford University.
Beth is highly skilled and knowledgeable in all things menstruality-related and loves to share her passion and knowledge by running local First Moon Circles. In this conversation Beth shares how children learn and how we can support that, plus she reveals her top facilitation skills and experiences for hosting First Moon Circles, having hosted plenty herself!
 You receive this conversation with Module 4.
Tracy Proud- Guest Teacher - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Tracy Proud

Tracy founded Nest Psychotherapy & Counselling in 2016 based in Bowral NSW. Tracy is a PACFA accredited psychotherapist who works with relationships and individuals. She is trained to Level 2 in the evidence based, Gottman Method and is passionate about providing respectful space for our gender diverse community and the wider LGBTQIA community. Equality and inclusion are cornerstones of her practice.
Tracy shared with us how we can hold inclusive safe spaces in our First Moon Circles with a particular focus on gender inclusivity, in a space that is very much centrerd around the idea of girls journeying through their puberty rite of passage into womanhood, and knowing not everyone identifies with as a girl or woman. Tracy shares things to be aware of and strategies to help us hold safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces for people of all gender identities.
You receive this conversation with Module 5.
Carol Gutierrez- Guest Teacher - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Carol Gutierrez

Carol is located and practices in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Her passion is in the trauma field which includes providing support to people who have experienced domestic and family violence, child protection issues, sexual assault, mental health and vicarious trauma. Carol has worked in a range of clinical settings including Corrective Services NSW, NSW Family and Community Services, Assessments Australia, Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, 1800RESPECT, NSW Rape Crisis Centre and Sexual Assault Counselling Australia.   
Carol presented a highly impactful, valuable and practical live workshop on how we can respond sensitively to disclosures of violence to our facilitators and the recording is included within the training. 
You receive this recorded workshop with Module 5
Rebecca Haydon- Guest Teacher - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Rebecca Haydon

Rebecca is a qualified Mindset and Confidence Coach, with a Masters in Hypnotherapy and NLP & Keynote Speaking. She guides her clients to rewire their subconscious thoughts and create powerful behavioural changes so that they can reach their business goals and step into their superpower. Her real passion, specialisation and focus is helping ambitious female entrepreneurs create unstoppable confidence, so they can show up as themselves, create more visibility in their business online and step into their worth.
Rebecca and I spoke about how we can effectively, confidently and strategically share and fill our circles with families in-person and online.
You receive this expert interview with Module 6.

and... meet our three amazing course mentors!

Adele Wimsett Course Mentor - First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Course

Adele Wimsett

Adele is a Women's Health Practitioner and Cyclical Living Expert. Having co-authored the book Essential Feminine Wisdom, she is passionate about educating women & girls on how to harness the power of their cyclical nature. From menarche to menopause, Adele bridges the woo & the science, supporting women to balance their hormones naturally and is passionate about speaking on all things menstrual education! Adele is a Certified First Moon Circle Facilitator and will be supporting you throughout and in a special group call with her in module 3 on your understanding of the menstrual cycle, and circle facilitation skills.

Beth Moxon First Moon Circle Facilitator Training Mentor

Beth Moxon​

Beth is a Cyclical Living guide in East Sussex, UK. She is a qualified secondary school teacher and after many years of teaching in the classroom, she now trains teachers and is studying for her Masters in Teacher Education at Oxford University. Beth is a Certified Cycle Coach and First Moon Circle facilitator and has extensive experience holding space for young people and adults. She is highly skilled and knowledgeable in all things menstruality related and loves to share her passion and knowledge by running local First Moon Circles. Beth will be supporting you throughout and in a special group call with her in Module 4, where she brings her vast expertise in creating educational experiences, educating children, and facilitating groups, as well as her own First Moon Circles experience.

Giselle Pitt Course Mentor First Moon Circle Facilitator Training

Giselle Pitt

Giselle completed her First Moon Circle Training in 2020 and now hosts circles in Coffs Harbour NSW (AUS). She is a mother of four with a background of 20+ years in the early childhood industry and a business as an Holistic wellbeing mentor. She is a self development addict whilst also ‘being a big kid at heart”. A Gemini who owns too many crystals and loves to talk about all things energy, menstrual, hocus pocus and inner child healing. Her jam is supporting the mummas as they guide their children whilst honouring their own and each other’s individual strengths and magic. Giselle shares her amazing experience as a trainee of this course, and as a Certified Facilitator getting her circles up and running. She shares transparently and with vulnerability her journey from doubts and imposter syndrome to thriving, effortlessly and gracefully filling her circles, and how she has put her own unique stamp on her circles. Giselle will host one of the group calls in module 6 to provide her lived experience and advice just when you are really thinking about what it takes to start hosting your circles after the course. ​

course fees

what's the investment?

pay in full

$3,333 AUD

pay over 6 months

6 monthly payments of $556 AUD

pay over 9 months

9 monthly payments of $371 AUD

pay over 12 months

12 monthly payments of $278 AUD

2024 prices listed in Australian dollars and includes gst for australian residents

become a certified facilitator

what our course participants say...

FAQs

As a mother of three kids myself, I designed the course to allow much flexibility to accommodate for parenting, work, and life!

There is no pressure to ‘keep up’ and no such thing as ‘behind’ and I really encourage and remind our trainees  to honour their capacity at all times and to move through this course as you can.

I estimate the workload to be upto 4-5 hours of study and participation per module (6 modules total) which includes watching videos, listening to expert interviews, doing any practical exercises, attending a 90 minute group call and doing the module reflection. 

Of course, this is an average and you may find it quicker or longer. 

Note that this is self-paced. You may do this at once or spread it out over a longer period of time. There is no deadline on when the course needs to be completed. Reflections may be submitted at any time: as you go, or after the course, as works for you.

There is further reading for all modules which is optional extras. 

This is a gentle, supportive course that respects the fullness of lives we lead.

The next round of the facilitator training will begin on 1st February 2024.

Applications open on 16th October 2023 and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Applications formally close when all places are filled or Friday 17th November 2023, whichever comes first.

I will personally read every single application form, and I will send you an email invitation to join us if we are a match made in heaven.

Your invitation will include:

  1. An online agreement to sign which outlines everything you’ll receive as part of the training, and what you can expect from me.
  2. A link to begin your payment plan or pay in full. 

Once these two actions are done, your place is officially confirmed! 

We will then email you a welcome pack and some admin, so you can take your time to get settled in before the course kicks off.

The training has evolved greatly from small beginnings and is now an extended 4 months course, allowing for in-depth learning, growth, personal development and certification.

Access to the learning platform and all course content continues after the live training ends, and you will have access for as long as First Moon Circles is in operation.

After this, you will be invited to join our graduate community where the support, learning and accountability continues.

 

To complete the training and graduate as a Certified Facilitator you are required to complete all study components including:

– Watching all module lesson videos,

– Completing any practical activities and tasks for each module,

– Completing the accompanying workbooks and submitting the reflective assessment for each of the 6 modules,

– Participating in the group calls, and where you cannot join live, to watch 6 x module call recordings, and share your reflections on the call theme in the Facebook group.

You must complete all 6 modules, 6 reflections, and various other study requirements to become a Certified Facilitator. Once you have completed these components you will be eligible to apply for Certification. Only upon Certification are you permitted to hold First Moon Circles, receive your certificate and claim to be a Certified Facilitator. You will also be added to our Facilitator Directory.

We move through the live course at a pace that offers you accountability and encouragement to complete the course. However we recognise that life happens and also, that as cyclical people, we may need some space away from study at different times. Therefore after completing the live component of the course you can take your own time to complete the Certification requirements to formally graduate from the course. After the live course ends, there will be no further opportunity to participate in live training calls but recordings will be available, and you will be supported with bimonthly calls inside our graduate facilitator community.

You must complete all 6 modules, 6 reflections, and various other study requirements to become a Certified Facilitator. Only upon Certification are you permitted to hold First Moon Circles, receive your certificate and claim to be a Certified Facilitator. There is no time frame imposed on when you should hold your first circle after gaining Certification although we do seriously encourage you to do this as soon as is possible for you.

 

Yes!! If you already have a business – whatever you currently do – you will be able to offer First Moon Circles and call yourself a First Moon Circle Facilitator.

You will be given tools, templates, materials and resources to equip you to hold your own events but you are able to brand your circles marketing materials to match your own business.

Your events must be named First Moon Circles, and the content must include core content of a First Moon Circle, but there will be the option to tweak, adapt and add to the session content to incorporate your own modalities / practices / rituals eg meditation, art or craft, movement, or other aligned wellbeing practice suitable for children.

You will also be able to adapt the knowledge and content to create your own additional events, offerings and programs for other age groups, and in other formats, so you can grow your business from there!

 

You are so encouraged to join this training.

You will learn all you need to know about facilitating safer and inclusive menstrual education circles for young people, what legal and practical measures you need to take to do so, and how to promote your events.

We’ll support you with encouragement, inspiration and accountability to keep you moving towards holding your own Circles.

We have had facilitators in a previous round who had no business or event experience go on to hold their own Circles successfully and grow from there.

 

Different monthly payment plans of 6, 9 or 12 month terms are available to support you to pay for your training costs, or you can pay in full, the choice is yours. 

 
Upon payment of your full facilitator training fees there will be no further cost to you to continue to receive the right to operate as a First Moon Circle Facilitator.

You may choose to purchase Peer Supervision sessions or 1:1 Coaching sessions with Charlotte Pointeaux, Founder of First Moon Circles, both during and after the training to support you personally and privately.

Additional resources further to what is included in the training may be offered to you to purchase as they become available.

You will be responsible for all costs relating to holding your First Moon Circles including your own event resources, materials, equipment, insurance and other costs.

You will not be requested to pay any royalties for tickets sold to your own First Moon Circles or administrative fees. Your income generated from your First Moon Circles is yours.

 

Gender

All First Moon Circle Facilitators undertake training to learn to hold safer and inclusive circles that respect, honour and support parents and children who menstruate.

We acknowledge and honour that not all people who bleed are girls / female identifying, and that not all girls and females bleed.

We aim to hold as safe a space as possible for children to learn how to care for their body, emotions and spirit through menarche. As facilitators we want to support all families and create a period positive world. 

We bring this into the First Moon Circles events with an awareness that children who may not identify as female may still experience menstruation, and may have a complicated relationship with their period, their body and the concept of becoming a woman. We openly seek to learn to best support parents and children to access the knowledge and support they need to understand menstruation, puberty and menstrual cycle awareness and are open to discussing with families the support they need. 

It is our highest wish and intention that if children who identify as Non-Binary, LGBTQIA+, Transgender, Gender Queer or otherwise gender diverse wish to learn about menstruation and the process of puberty (and they will menstruate) that this knowledge and support be available to them. 

First Moon Circles are primarily for people who will or already are menstruating. However, circles are increasingly being adapted and offered to teach this knowledge to people who will never menstruate, including boys, dads, and beyond.

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Identity and Culture

We acknowledge that Black, Indigenous and People of Colour may experience menstruation differently to the experience of white people, including more significant and earlier onset of symptoms, and may also experience difficulties relating to being heard, validated and supported. We acknowledge that traditional cultures may celebrate their own menarche rituals and we intend for First Moon Circles to complement those rites of passage celebrations.

Period Poverty

We acknowledge that for many people, easy and affordable access to period products is not an option, and we seek to support participants to obtain plastic, toxin, and chemical-free period products where possible. We may be able to offer concession pricing to eligible persons to their First Moon Circles.​

Yes, we offer 2-3 x half-fee scholarships per training round.

All applications are considered and offers are made based on merit (a combination of eligibility, need, commitment to participating in full, and your vision for using this course for social activism in your community).

Potential recipients may identify as any of the following:

  • Black, Indigenous or woman of Colour,

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Live with disability, neurodivergence or chronic illness

  • And are experiencing significant financial hardship

 

Scholarship applications open at the end of November 2023 for one week only. To receive notification of when scholarship applications open, please join our email waitlist here

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may then be invited to attend an interview with Charlotte before places are confirmed shortly thereafter.

 

Places on the training are limited and by application only. Spaces will be offered to those on the waitlist first.

As part of your signing up you are required to sign the facilitator licensing agreement which includes Intellectual Property and Copyright protections. The full agreement will be available to read before purchasing your place in the course when applications open. A summary of these clauses is as follows:

  • Upon completion of the training you will receive rights to use the Intellectual Property shared with you in this training course to hold your own First Moon Circles and the IP is not to be repurposed for any other offerings or shared, distributed or sold onwards.

  • You must use the event name “First Moon Circle” when organising, promoting, sharing, and hosting your own events and you are not permitted to re-name your event. You are however permitted to create your own events in a different format for other demographics and name it as you choose.

  • Upon completing the training you secure the right to be known as a First Moon Circle Facilitator, and will be included on the Facilitator Directory and social media.

  • You are welcome to adapt the First Moon Circle lesson plan which you’ll receive as part of the training, to personalise your event and bring your own experience, modalities, passions and personality to your offering. There are, however, core components of the events which must be included to ensure that all First Moon Circles are consistently a powerful and empowering experience.

  • You must print and provide each participant at your event with a colour copy of the First Moon Guide, a 22 page resource which adds incredible value to your events and participants. These booklets capture all the information you might cover or not have chance to cover in your First Moon Circle, so they are a keepsake for the participants.

  • You will receive lifetime access to the First Moon Circle Facilitator Training content as delivered to you in the version of the training you sign up for.

You do acquire the ability to use the knowledge gained through this training to create related offerings to support other groups of people including: older girls, women, fathers, sons, in schools, and online. If you work with the same age group as First Moon Circles support (aged 9-12) your circles must be called First Moon Circles.

To view the example agreement in full, please click here

If you would love to contact us you can email our training team here, or alternatively, you can organise a free zero-pressure zoom chat with Charlotte (our Founder) to ask her all your queries. Charlotte wants to help you make a decision either way, so you’re out of indecision fatigue. Book a chat with her here. Note call availability is during enrolment periods only. For any other time please email.

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i absolutely love to chat with our trainees before they sign up to help everyone feel sure this is the best next step for you. please contact me if you’d like more clarity before enrolling.