Celebration Day for Girls
the real period project
Celebration Day for Girls
One day workshop for girls aged 10-12 and their mother/female carer
Prepare your daughter for her first period in a fun and empowering way. Help her feel at ease talking about it both with you at home and in school with her friends. Set her up for a grounded and positive relationship with her growing body, and her menstrual cycle when it comes.
We believe that when a girl starts her periods understanding her body and what it is doing, then she can grow into a woman who trusts her body and cherishes it for the miraculous creation it is.
A Celebration Day for GirlsTM is designed to lead girls through a process of learning about their bodies in a fun and empowering way, through being creative together and having lots of laughs along the way.
Our culture & media teach girls that periods should be kept secret. No matter how hard we try to reassure them, it’s all too easy for them to absorb the subtle message of their cycling body being an embarrassing, shameful thing, and they can start this phase of their life feeling isolated and afraid.
A Celebration Day for Girls is a warm, fun & reassuring day where girls feel held and celebrated. We unpack culture’s messages and encourage in them an ease and trust in their body as it changes. This really can have far reaching and positive effects in their lives.
Before the day itself there is a two hour Mothers Session which offers mums a chance to discuss how best to support their girls. Mothers often comment afterwards how much attending the day together has strengthened their relationship with their daughter, often at a time when they had been starting to grow apart.
“A remarkable transition within such a small space of time. My daughter’s anxiety before the day was huge, discussing periods with strangers was going to be the most embarrassing experience, ever. She didn’t want to go and to be honest, with my own less than memorable childhood experience on this, I felt a little the same too. It turned out my own experience was very normal! By the end of the day course and to date, my daughter and I seem to have naturally rearranged any negative feelings into openness, understanding and acceptance. The bond between us perhaps deeper and our communication is more open. I am amazed at how one day of attention to this has achieved a positive long term transformation for us both.”
A Celebration Day for Girls was lovingly crafted by Jane Bennett over 15 years into the beautiful creation it is today. She continues to train facilitators all around the world to spread this work as far and wide as possible. Emily is both a facilitator and trainer for this work, and is the UK and Europe coordinator of Celebration Day for Girls. Contact us if you would like to arrange a day near you or enquire about training to be a facilitator.