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Pioneering Period Policy: Valuing natural cycles in the workplace
Tue 15 March 2016, 09:30 – 13:00 GMT
Pioneering Period Policy
Valuing natural cycles in the workplace
A half-day seminar led by Alexandra Pope, dynamic women’s leadership coach and educator at the forefront of the emerging new field of menstruality.
Alexandra will present a radically new model of the menstrual cycle as an asset for your entire organisation
Learn how to maximise the wellbeing of ALL your employees by fostering a positive approach to the menstrual cycle
Create efficiency in the workplace by utilising natural cycles of men and women
Pioneer a ‘Period Policy’ for your organisation/work-life
Network with other individuals, groups and organisations that want to explore and develop these ideas
For a full background of this exciting movement & details of the event please see the overview below:
VALUING THE POWER OF NATURAL CYCLES
Cycle awareness is a mindfulness tool for women and men. The Pioneering Period Policy seminar leads the way in guiding decisions and fostering a positive approach to valuing the menstrual cycle; celebrating and supporting the true efficiency and wellbeing of people within organisations.
The menstrual cycle is a stress management and self care tool that also offers a clear model of the creative process and sustainable living for women and men. When a woman is aware of the energy dynamic of her cycle and values and works with it, she has a more effective and efficient means of managing her energy and time for personal well-being and optimum creativity and productivity in the workplace. In short, cycle awareness is a mindfulness tool for women.
This resource in women is unrecognised and unvalued. For centuries women have endured shame, ridicule and embarrassment and been deprived of education and positions of power because of the cycle. While this historical worldwide disempowerment has shifted to some degree today for many women in the world, until women everywhere can comfortably talk about their cycles as healthy and positive we are all in some way diminished.
The purpose of this policy initiative is to create a positive approach to menstruation and the menstrual cycle that empowers women and men and supports the effectiveness and wellbeing of the organisation. To restore the menstrual cycle as the asset it is.
In the past any proposal to allow women to for example have time off at menstruation has been derided by men and women alike. In this context menstruation is seen as a liability or a problem. Or as women getting ‘special treatment’.
While this conversation is focused on the menstrual cycle, it forms part of a larger debate about honouring cycles in general – circadian, ultradian, seasonal etc., and cyclical consciousness as a model of sustainability – individual and organisational.
This seminar forms part of CoResist’s ‘Rights of nature, Rights of the human’ season. Alexandra Pope, women’s leadership coach, author and founder of the ‘Red School’ will be holding this morning workshop - educating, empowering and inspiring a wide range of organisations to explore menstruation and other natural energy cycles, and to consider the tangible benefits of creating a ‘Period Policy’ for themselves.
About Alexandra Pope
Author of The Wild Genie: The Healing Power of Menstruation, The Women’s Quest Workbook and co author of The Pill: are you sure it’s for you, Alexandra is a women’s leadership coach and educator at the forefront of the emerging new field of menstruality, exploring women’s physical, psychological and spiritual well-being from menarche to menopause.
Alexandra’s work has been described in Australian national press as:
“Set to change the way a woman’s menstrual cycle is viewed in Western Society...”
“Pope’s view has such resonance and potency as to be life-changing.”
“The menstrual cycle as a way of recognising natural cycles as the most powerful and intelligent energy systems we can use.”
What: SEMINAR, DISCUSSION, Q&A, FREE NETWORKING LUNCH
When: 9.30am for a 10am start. Lunch to follow seminar at 1pm
Booking: Booking is possible through Bristol Pounds via Coexist Reception - either in person or via telephone:
Coexist, Hamilton House, 80 STokes Croft, BS1 3QY | 0117 924 9599
NOTE: Only INDIVIDUAL & NOT-FOR-PROFT/GROUP/CHARITY tickets available through Coexist Reception.