Seven Greek Goddesses Women’s Group 2023 – 2024
This is a thorough journey for a small group of women to explore themselves through mythology.
Every week we focus on a particular story of the Goddess of the Term to experience the quality they represent. This is a group process work, and the focus is self-enquiry. Participants can expect to gain knowledge on Ancient Greek Mythology in a way that becomes personally meaningful and relevant to their daily life.
These Goddesses stand for different archetypes. These are collective tendencies which influence each individual woman. The purpose of this group is to use these archetypes to identify our own internal multiple aspects. Ultimately, we will aim to deconstruct sedimented roles that we play to free ourselves and be more creative.
This is a two year program, but each term can also be taken individually.
Wednesdays from 12.30 to pm 1.45 pm (Zoom sessions)
Year One – 2023
Term 1: Athena – Strategy. Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Warcraft, will guide us to plan our strategy to navigate through the city life in a way that doesn’t compromise the feminine nature. Dates: 11, 18 and 25 January; 1, 8, 15 and 22 February; 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March (12 Zoom sessions).
Term 2: Artemis – Direction. Artemis, Goddess of the moon, will show us how to return to Nature to adjust the aim of our projects and see them through. Dates: 17, 24 and 31 May; 7, 14, 21 and 28 June; 5, 12 and 19 July (10 Zoom sessions with a 3-hours in person intensive date to be confirmed).
Term 3: Hestia – Homecoming. Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth, will welcome back to the inner life of the home where we live and the home in ourselves to energise our capacity to rest, relax and feel comfortable in our own skin. Dates: 6, 13, 20 and 27 September; 4, 11, 18 and 25 October; 15, 22 and 29 November; 6 December (12 Zoom sessions).
Year Two – 2024
Term 4: Hera – Relationships. Hera, Goddess of Marriage, will help us to reassess assumptions about relationships and the status quo of the institutions that dictate the interpersonal exchanges. We will explore the yearning to be loved, the power of jealousy and will open our perception to imagine a wholesome balance between the feminine and masculine qualities in our selves. Dates: To be confirmed.
Term 5: Demeter/Persephone – Shadow work. Demeter and Persephone, Goddesses of the Earth and the Underworld will teach us about the cycles of life and death and how this pulse of existence follows the rhythm of the heartbeat connection between Mother and Daughter. Dates: To be confirmed.
Term 6: Aphrodite – Rebirth. Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty will receive us at the end of the programme modelling the quality of a wholesome and wild feminine where we will find a balance between union and freedom. Dates: To be confirmed.
Bárbara Godoy, Leader Therapist
M.A., Adv.Dip.Exi.Psy, UKCP, MBACP and SEA
Director and Founder of Therapy Harley Street
Existential Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Lecturer graduated from Regent’s University London. Bárbara trained as a Group Therapist in Humaniversity, The Netherlands and in Osho Multiversity, Pune, India. She has facilitated therapeutic Group Work internationally since 1997. The question about the meaning of Being-Woman and the importance of a feminine language was the topic of her postgraduate thesis completed in 2005 and evolved into Women’s Groups which she leads in addition to her individual private practice.