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This Earth Mentoring aims to bring wellbeing to our communities by weaving our diverse skills into the tapestry of life.  We will do this by helping women to hold Girls' Circles for the healthy growing of life on
This Earth.

Our evolving programme is designed to support women in the development of their mentoring skills; empowering individuals with the tools and confidence to share their gifts through the holding of Girls' Circles and creating new, authentic communication systems that help connect younger generations with themselves and their environment.

 
 
We are designing a unique new mentoring programme.
If you are interested please
register here.

How is This Earth Mentoring’s approach different to that of other mentoring programmes?

 

This Earth Mentoring has the understanding that simply witnessing the growing of young women and girls is not only a way of empowering them but can nourish and give energy to their growth.

 

The light of our attention pours nourishment on their growth, giving them strength and power to transform into whatever they want
to be.

Even after all this time

The sun never says to the earth “you owe me”

Look what can happen with a love like that, it lights the whole sky... 

 

- Hafiz

OUR GROUP OF INSPIRING MENTORS
Sian Ephgrave
Sian Ephgrave

I was a secondary school teacher for ten years and am currently studying for a PhD in education. The focus of my research is teacher wellbeing in the context of sustainability. I am passionate about working for social justice because I believe it is fundamental to inner and outer peace and harmony on this planet. I have learned and continue to learn so much from Paloma and her work with growing women of all ages. The mentoring skills I have learned have deeply enhanced my work with young people.

Sarah Lambourne
Sarah Lambourne

I am a potter, and I work with plant medicine. I am a mother to four children. I have been part of the mentoring group in which I have learnt many skills, been nurtured and made wonderful, deep relationships with other women. I am going to hold a circle for girls to reconnect to themselves, each other and grow.

Polly Price
Polly Price

Freelance Equality and Diversity Consultant and writer My experience with the project: A really enlightening course which helped me rediscover my own growing girl and approach mentoring from a place of total respect and empathy.

Chiara Giribaldi
Chiara Giribaldi

Pharmacist, Specialist in Alternative Medicine, Dance Therapist, Creative Arts Facilitator, Clown The mentoring programme really helped me to connect to myself and other women and gain skills and confidence in running a girls group.

Mika Karachaliou
Mika Karachaliou

A Greek dreamer, I believes in self-efficient communities. I holds a PhD in medical psychology but have decided to work as an assessment coordinator, peer mentor and anxiety self-help groups facilitator for a mental health charity in Manchester, where I can support people in distress. This earth mentoring is a unique training scheme which creates opportunities to step up, share and be inspired by this sisterhood in order to give back to our community, and to the girls-women of the future.

Chloe Rose Laing
Chloe Rose Laing

Mother, Singer-Songwriter, Self Employed Manageress (sourcing ethically made arts and crafts in Morocco: Mama Zells) Doula - Childbirth support (trained in 2015 with Michel 0'Dent). The mentoring training has given me a foundation to develop my work with girls and teenagers. I feel well equipped to set up a girls group and begin the important task of supporting our little sisters grow.

Sian O'Gorman
Sian O'Gorman

Freelance Creative Consultant & Musician I am incredibly honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with Paloma and the other women in developing this programme. The training has helped ground me, and has had a huge impact on the way I look at things and take action in all areas of my life - in particular working with younger people. The course has given me the chance to grow, honour my own skills and experiences, and express myself fully in a supported network of women.

Sharamel
Sharamel

Creative writing, poetry, storytelling, free expressive movement & therapeutic bodywork The mentoring programme has been a unique and valuable opportunity to deepen my own journey into what it means to be a woman, and what I need to thrive in these times. I now feel more equipped to support younger women on their own journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

Maddalena Marzola
Maddalena Marzola

Writer This mentoring programme has been a fantastic opportunity to broaden my experience and touch with hand what a women's circle can represent.

This Earth Mentoring was created through the work or a social enterprise called This Earth who aim to provide a space for women to bring and develop the great richness of their personal experience and skills and to put those to the service of life and the
growing of others.

As part of This Earth’s work a yearly festival for women is run in the UK called This Earth Gathering.

We aim to do things a bit differently, finding a way to develop our relationships with ourselves, others and the land. Find the words, the songs, the dances to feed our soul and share the journey with others for the benefit of all our relations through our work as mentors for other younger women.

 

This year we received Big Lottery funding to create a training programme and run a pilot mentoring programme. We have nine women over the space of three residential weekends and some day workshops. We planted the seeds and the richness and depth of our time together will grow beyond our own expectations in ways of love and clarity.

We have to balance both our masculine and our feminine energies and use them in our intimate relationships with the world, our inner and our outer world.
 
We need our weavers, storytellers, poets, dancers, cooks, warriors, heroines, medicine women and amazons, to bring the girls to the best that they can be and blossom!
 
- Paloma SUAREZ