The Circle Medicine Guidebook
Everything You Need To Know To Begin Confidently Facilitating Circles In Any Setting!
The Little-Known Secret Being Used By Space Holders To Go Deeper In Their Sacred Work, Increase Their Income, Create a Greater Impact and Bypass The Burnout
From The Desk Of Katherine Eden
Adelaide, South Australia
Dear Sacred Space Holder,
If you’re feeling called to work outside of the 'system' to start offering Circles, but you don’t know where to start and it’s keeping you stuck, then this book is the most important book you’ll ever read…
But first a warning
This book is not a ‘high vibes only’ ‘love and light’ ceremony guide that is going to bypass the critical but sometimes challenging and controversial aspects of what it takes to hold space.
If you’re solely interested in facilitating Circles because they seem novel and trendy, or you want to stay comfortable paddling in the shallows and not learn what it really takes to facilitate true transformation for your clients, then this book definitely is not for you...
Embodying the art of holding space and surrendering to the true call of Circle Medicine Facilitation is about honouring the light and the dark. It is about dancing with the shadows and acknowledging discomfort, privilege and necessary deaths that bring forth growth and rebirth.
The exact tools that I will be giving you are the same ones I have personally used myself having run circles in my professional work as a social worker, then moving to more traditional women’s circles, retreats, workshops and online circles, as well as for many clients in the form of Blessings and honouring ceremonies. I have worked in sacred service for over 10+ years. These are the tools that have allowed deep and powerful vulnerabilities to rise to the surface to be witnessed and healed so clients and participants can move forth, transformed, into a more empowered, connective and authentic state of being.
I share what you need to know to help evoke the results your clients really want — profound transformation through true authentic connection.
These tried and tested methods of formulating beautiful but powerful circles weave together scientific, historical and anthropological research with sacred, ancestral, intuitive ritual.
I give you the exact tools and resources that I have created and used that will enable you to hold sacred space and evoke profound transformations time and time again in any setting.
I have helped countless Space Holders to diversify their offerings and become unapologetically clear and confident in their soul calling, so they can go deeper in their sacred work, serve more people in a deeper, more holistic and profitable way (while still vehemently protecting the sacredness of this work).
"We have been sitting in circle longer than we haven't" — Jane Hardwicke Collings
Are you a space holder? Perhaps you are a birthworker, a doula, a midwife, a yoga/pilates/meditation teacher, a wellness coach, a kinesiologist, a healer, a social worker or counsellor, a life coach? Holding space is sacred and it is unique and powerful work.
The world is so much better off with you following your call to be of service in these liminal spaces!
Are you frustrated at the state of the world, and the lack of sacredness and connection?
Are you looking for ways to support yourself and your family without having to work within a system that steals our power and denies the sacred, and without having to sacrifice too much precious time and energy away from your family?
Do you feel like a Fringe Dweller at heart? Yearning for community and connection?
Do you feel ready to serve your community in a way that also serves you and helps you answer the call that Spirit has sent to you?
You are not alone!
I see you.
Circle Medicine is the key.
This book is for you if...
- You want to begin facilitating powerful Circles and Ceremonies either for friends and family OR as part of an existing or new business. You do not need to have any previous experience. Just start here!
- You are being called to dive deeper into your sacred work, to grow and diversify your sacred business by facilitating circles and/or blessings.
You would like to feel confident in holding space for circles and sacred spaces from the planning stages to the clean up.
- You want to know more about why circles are so powerful and how you can ensure you are supporting the medicine. You have seen first hand the incredible magic that is created during a circle and now you want to know how to be part of more.
- You have felt frustrated at the ways your work and your client’s experiences are not being treated as sacred, and you’d like to offer something that brings the sacred back. You are looking for ways to facilitate sacred transformations for your clients.
- You are looking for ways to scale your offerings/business without sacrificing the sacred work you do; but you don't know where to even begin!
You don't feel 'spiritual' enough to run circles but you feel the call and want to know where to start in supporting your unique village of people.
- This is for you if you are looking for guidance from an experienced facilitator and mentor to support you on this path while also growing your current or new sacred business.
"Not enough of us know how to sit in pain with others. Worse, our discomfort shows up in ways that can hurt people and reinforce their own isolation. I have started to believe that crying with strangers in person could save the world..."
We are completely disconnected from our world, from one another and from ourselves.
But many are remembering!
Many are yearning for and seeking out more connection and ways to balance the scales and reclaim our sacred rites.
So, what exactly are you getting?
This book will be delivered as an Ebook via email.
This book, whilst well over 100 pages, is both easy and visually pleasing to read. I have collected so many photos over the years from facilitating Circles and Rituals, as well as ones I have been personally part of, and I’ve used them in this book to show you exactly what you can create too.
This is over 100 pages of detailed information to build your confidence in offering sacred Circles so that you can finally stop feeling like you don’t know enough!
And, it is about much more than just Circles, let me tell you!
What you get in this book delves far deeper than just Circle work. You can use this information to facilitate Blessings, Fear Releases and other ceremonies. It dives into shadow work as well as touching on unique sacred business tools.
I am passionate about helping space holders to Thrive in their sacred business, and goodness knows we need more of you!
It has become a common part of my work where clients report that their Circle offerings have become the most popular and profitable aspect of their business. So much so that their birth attendance dropped significantly and they could focus on holding space for these clients and go much deeper with them on their journey.
Some examples of these circles include:
- Early Birth/Loss Circles,
- Grief Circles
- Postpartum Circles
- Birth Planning Circles
- Early Motherhood Circles
- Postpartum Circles
- Meditation Circles
- Menopause Circles
- Menarche/Young Woman Circles,
- Queer Circles
And many more!
You are the human the world needs now, and right now circles are needed to bring the deep medicine so many are seeking.
“But how exactly do Circles do this?” I hear you ask,
This is exactly why I wrote this book!
The Circle Medicine Guidebook also supports your own rewilding journey because we cannot give out what we do not have for ourselves.
As you can see, how to build your confidence in running Circles is just the beginning.
Here's a fraction of what you'll be getting...
The top 5 most common challenges I have heard about getting started in Circle facilitation Page 9
What a liminal space is and why it is important to Circle work Page 18
The real reason (steeped in science) that circles and gatherings make us feel transformed time and time again no matter the setting Page 24
The importance of Ancestor connection and how it continues to impact us today Page 38
A summary of our HERstory, how very specific events continue to impact us today and how to acknowledge these wounds in Circle work. Page 40
Why the world needs YOUR circle and how your one circle could change the world Page 53
How to practice ethically and why it is important in this work Page 61
An introduction to Brene Brown’s Shame Resilience Theory and why it relates to Circle work Page 68
Why discomfort is a necessary part of the process and how to hold space for it Page 72 & Page 87
How to implement circles respectfully by understanding and avoiding cultural appropriation and white privilege. Page 93
The step-by-step guide to planning a powerful and transformative Circle Page 97
My 5 easy steps to planning a circle Page 98
A Circle Planning Checklist Page 102
The 12 different types of circles Page 104
What to do when challenging situations arise during a Circle Page 110
Ways to incorporate Circles into your business and tailor them to your unique audience Page 114
How to protect your own energy as a facilitator Page 119
And so much more...
The best part is that this guide was specifically designed for space holders to incorporate into their sacred business BY a space holder (yup, I am a birthkeeper, social worker & kinesiologist) who did just that.
A few years back I discovered the true power that arises from facilitating safe and brave spaces for Circle Medicine to work it’s magic. I took this discovery and turned it into a number of in person and online Circles and Gatherings with such beautiful outcomes.
You will truly enjoy your sacred work!
And your business will thrive without even feeling like work.
Here’s what to do next.
The exchange for this book is only $5.99 today and you’ll get it right away as a download.
As soon as you place your order, you’ll get an email with a link to download the book.
You can access it anywhere, immediately, whenever you want without having to wait for the mailman.
And in case you’re wondering…
You — YES, even YOU — can facilitate amazing, beautiful, powerful ceremonies for your unique and special clients — whomever they might be.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
It works for anyone with a sacred business with an interest in holding space for the liminal.
That's because what you'll be learning is grounded in basic human needs, physiology and psychology.
There is also ZERO catch.
I have decided to give you this entire book for just $5.99 so that you can see for yourself how easy and wonderful it can be to transform your business into one that serves your clients, serves the world AND serves you!
I hope that you’ll love it, enjoy every moment as you honour these sacred moments and maybe even join one of my programs in the future.
But with all that said, keep in mind:
Time is very limited.
This book is part of a test I am running for my business.
Because the price is so low, I am taking a loss on the book. Seriously, I do not know how or why I am selling it so cheap! (If you have downloaded my blueprint you’ll know I LOVE to give away massive amounts of value).
This is truly a limited offer at this price so claim your copy now while they’re still available
I appreciate you taking the time to read this letter and hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. just in case you're like me and skipped to the end of the letter, here's the deal...
I am offering you a 131 page book that outlines exactly what you need to know if you want to incorporate Circle Medicine into your sacred business.
The book is $5.99 (a super nutty low price I know!)
I am also walking you through the exact information that I have researched and put into action over many years that will allow you to feel confident and comfortable facilitating Circles for any group.
Claim your copy now. You will not regret it!
What Sacred Workers are saying about the Circle Medicine Guidebook
Imagine what will become possible when you also have access this amazing resource!
It was truly a joy and privilege to have the opportunity to be one of the first people to read these books. I had my own ‘ah-ha’ moments within the magic of these pages! Just by reading these books I feel valid, seen, heard, held and loved. Within my heart, my purpose made more sense and has deeper, richer meaning. Thank you!
These books are beautiful resources, Each book has a perfect sense of flow, I was hooked on every word! It felt great to be guided by some one with a strong sense of knowing where they are going, there for, where you are taking us. You have beautifully compiled all of your knowledge and lived experiences into two really easy to read books. Each book has a perfect sense of flow."
"I've done quite a bit of training in Byron bay, which included circles... I participated in a few red tents too but no one has been able to educate me exactly on what we were doing, why we were doing it. Until I started reading this! I remember I attempted learning more but was let down by other books. Thank you so much! They say it's a good idea to sit in circle and so we do it, share yes and feel the feeling but that's it. It's just watered down training like many are. The roots are true but no one has gone deep enough or very few to truly teach it from a knowingness like this"
Welcome, while I'm further along the journey you're starting on
I'm here to guide a light as you tread your own path...
Liminality Witch, Cycle Guide, Threshold Walker, Birthkeeper, Social Worker, Sacred Business Guide & Mum to two wildlings.
You have been called to this work.
You did not choose it.
It chose you.
But you want to serve without taking away from yourself, your family or from the sacredness of this work.
With a foundation of honouring the cycles and reclaming our wildness, I guide Birthkeepers & Threshold Walkers to go deeper in their work, master their magic & grow their impactful sacred business.
I believe it is not only possible but imperative to master your magic while growing a profitable and sustainable business your own way, without compromising the sacredness of your message.