Storytelling for Women Membership Programme
April – June 2020
Do you feel frustrated because your full potential in your personal or professional life is not being realised?
Looking back in five years’ time, do you know what needs to have happened for you to feel content with what you have accomplished?
Have you often felt isolated, lacking validation and acknowledgement in your daily life?
If you are anything like me, these are thoughts and feelings that you experience quite regularly.
Many women feel that they lack acknowledgement and fulfilment because of social (and as a consequence familial) obligations that are placed on them.
This is made worse because narratives of active, powerful women are so often hidden or kept in the shadows.
We are taught to serve and be humble.
When women are straightforward about being in contact with their desires they are most often shamed for it.
The consequence of this is that we are well trained to put aside our needs, let alone our desires.
We are trained to serve.
Fortunately, this narrative never worked for me.
I needed to find a new one and as I began my search into alternative female models, over 15 years ago, I found the path leading to a whole new world of active girls, giantesses and goddesses.
The stories that lay hidden are phenomenal, they showed me that there is an alternative way of living, loving, leading.
A feminine way. I studied scholars working on women’s coming of age and healers who shift emotional blocks that stop us from claiming power.
I mapped the alternative pattern that I wanted my life to follow and then, because I really believe that a rising tide lifts all boats, I designed this programme to share with all women ready to wake up.
So many of us try to clear time for ourselves and our personal and professional growth.
And yet, more often than not, daily responsibilities take over and our plans for that extra course we wish to take or the special ‘me-time’ we were hoping to have fall to the wayside.
Whilst it’s not your fault, it’s frustrating and it has dire consequences!
Unfortunately, we can only serve others if our own needs are being served.
We can only encourage others, including our partners, children and colleagues, to dream big and be their best selves if we are tending to ourselves.
Yet, most often we are exhausted, not just exhausted but also overwhelmed with responsibility and compassion fatigue.
We love our family, our friends, and our work but we NEED to start taking better care of ourselves because we are burning out.
Burn out triggers feelings of fear and anxiety, disconnection, and sadness.
Do you, like me, know these feelings well? I’m sure you do and I’m sorry about that.
Thing is, breaking this pattern alone is difficult.
BUT if we join others in the process of reconnecting with our inner girls – our active, sensual, powerful young selves – we enter a space that allows us to grow.
Girl Activated provides just that space.
I loved yesterday’s experience on so many levels – the stories, the women, the environment – and I’d feel honoured to be able to have more of it in my life.’ – Claudia Calleja
‘Big thanks to Giuliana who created a safe and creative space and for the rest of the goddesses who were so inspirational throughout the entire day.’ – Stephanie Galea
‘Thank you Giuliana for a day of connection, magic and rekindling of old memories that have mostly been buried and forgotten. The circle was a warm, safe and nurturing space to share, listen to stories that nudge me to my truth and play with ways of telling my own stories. – Greta Muscat Azzopardi
When people come together in a circle, each equal and valued, they are able to connect and inspire one another.
The storytelling process that we use will help you:
– Understand the myth/ archetype of the feminine through stories of women creators, goddesses, giantesses and queens (increased curiosity)
– Gain clarity on what you, in your full power as a woman, need to receive in your daily enhanced life (increased clarity)
– Receive a map of the stories you inherited and increase control over those you are creating for your life by connecting to your inner girl (increased courage)
– Have a network of like-minded women to help you grow into your higher self ( increased community)
If you would like to know more you can book a call to speak to me here or register for the programme here.
‘I also felt that the space was safe and sacred, that we all opened up in a way that wouldn’t always be easy or possible. Thank you for being there and bringing what you did to the dome 🙂 Thank you Giuliana for being sensitive to our needs and also for opening up to us.’ – Miriam Calleja
‘Coming from a more ‘psycho-social’ background, I could never believe that a safe space between strangers could be created so effortlessly and without direct therapy-style input. The work done was definitely personally challenging and part of our self-growth yet the focus remained on storytelling which was somehow beautifully light and deep at the same time.’ – Gillian Balani
I’ve created this membership programme including 4 intensive workshops hosted in a beautiful venue, online masterclasses and small group discussion sessions, to cater specifically for women who want to reconnect with their core, their ancestry and their society, allowing that connection to empower them in their personal and professional lives.
We will hear and work with stories of girls, goddesses and giants.
We’ll look at old stories and new ones.
We’ll see what it’s like to feel our way through new stories, making them our own.
Girl Activated – Storytelling for Women is a space in which we discover old and new stories about femininity and strength.
We take the time to identify what is blocking us and draw on stories to find creative solutions.
We become our own heroines and this makes us stronger in our personal journey but also within professional contexts.
This is a safe space however! There’s no pressure to do anything you are not comfortable doing and there is absolutely no judgement.
Each woman standing by others, supporting one other.
‘I realised that I am not alone in my quest to find my voice within the complex layers of life, and also, that I need only to look inside to find inspiration… a massive awakening!’ – Flo Camilleri
‘It became clear to me that storytelling is not simply performance, but a space to listen. It is observation and reflection. It is the acceptance of one’s own suppressed vulnerability. It is the ability to connect. It is perhaps, due to this that I found myself utilising several of the narrative tips Giuliana provided throughout the workshop, in my own daily life. Be it when listening to the stories of others, or even when telling my own, I do so with the conviction that a common thread of understanding flows between us.’ – Giulia Privitelli, 25, Curator
No previous experience of storytelling is needed.
Places are limited so schedule your 15 minute call to find out more here.
Can’t wait to speak to you soon!
By joining the Girl Activated programme you receive:
Increased curiosity about what success could look like in your life,
Increased clarity on what is needed to make that a reality,
Increased courage to step outside of your comfort zone,
Increased community because success requires accountability and support.
Full Membership Programme Features
4 full day workshops including and lunch (19th April, 1st May, 7th June, 27th June)
4 online empowerment sessions
4 online discussion sessions
1 workbook and resources