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New: Women’s Group in Santa Rosa

New women's writing group in Santa Rosa facilitated by Patty Bechtold, counselor, therapist and life coach

As far as I’m concerned, there’s almost nothing better than a good women’s group.

In fact, one of my very favorite things is circling up with like-minded women to share and create together.

For about five years I had the pleasure of doing just that, guiding women’s wisdom circles and being a part of a unique sisterhood.

But, life intervenes sometimes. You know how that goes. And I had to put the women’s group on the back burner when we sold our Sacramento home and relocated (life and business) to Santa Rosa.

Now though, after getting my business established in Santa Rosa, the timing is perfect for the next evolution of the women’s circles…

Introducing a new women’s group in Santa Rosa: Wise Women Writing to Replenish & Renew

This women’s group and writing circle focuses on the process of expressive writing. During the past year I’ve been developing an expressive writing practice of my own and taking classes at the Therapeutic Writing Institute. And I’m super excited to share the process, approaches and techniques with you.

There’s double goodness here too: while the practice of expressive writing can be replenishing and renewing itself, our writing topics will creatively shine a light on each woman’s unique challenges and gifts related to her own self-nurturing and self-renewal as well.

We’ll be gathering together monthly in my Santa Rosa office. It’s a free group, and spaces will be given to the first 8 women who RSVP each month through Meetup.

I’m doing this because just about every woman I know yearns to connect with other women in a deeper way.

During the past 17 years I’ve spent countless hours teaching, training, facilitating and leading groups.

But that’s not why I created that first women’s wisdom circle back in 2011. I created it because I knew there were women out there who needed it just as much as I did.

And I think that is still very much the case. Perhaps more so, even.

So if you’re in Sonoma County I hope you’ll join me.

Here’s the link to join the women’s group on Meetup: Wise Women Writing to Replenish and Renew.

Also, here’s a sampling of what women have said about the previous women’s wisdom circles

  • nourishment for a woman’s soul
  • so rare and goes so far
  • my healing tonic and soul food
  • magical
  • helpful in understanding long-lost pieces of myself

And if you’re not able to join me in person, there’s a podcast!

If you’re part of my email community you’ll automatically get a monthly podcast featuring the writing circle activities. During the podcast you’ll be invited not just to listen in, but to write along with my guests and me. I like to think of it as a way for you to experience first hand what’s happening in the group.

If you’d like to listen to the podcast, follow this link: Wise Women Writing to Replenish & Renew Podcast.

You’ll automatically receive future episodes straight to your inbox when you join my email community. All you have to do is scroll down to add your name to the list. When you do, I’ll also send you a free guided meditation: Coming Home to Your Deepest Wisdom.

Looking forward to writing and circling up with you, one way or another!

A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy: Dive in. Hold on. Love it up. Get naked. Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love gentle. You will be changed. The very fabric of your being will be altered by this, if you allow it. Please, please, allow it.

-Famous meme, author unknown

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It is my great joy to offer counseling, therapy and life coaching to women, as well as women’s groups and retreats. You can work with me in my Santa Rosa office, as well as by telephone/secure video if you’re outside the area. To schedule a free consultation, click here or call 707-742-9844.