Rooted Spirit Circle by Valerie Martin
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Rooted Spirit Circle

a 6-week group coaching program for womxn, focused on grounding into self and embodying the wisdom of the trees

Doors to Rooted Spirit Circle are NOW OPEN! (Closing October 6; limited spots available) πŸ’œπŸŒ³
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Tired of letting everyone else decide who you are and what you're worth?

It's time to unravel yourself from all that internalized BS and step into the fullness of YOU. Are you ready?

What a time to be alive...

We have instantaneous access to almost any information we could want, and our feeds are overflowing with inspirational quotes about "being your best self" and "speaking your truth."
... so why the hell are we still so disconnected from ourselves? 🧐

I hear from so many womxn:

"I've spent so long focusing on pleasing everyone else that I have no idea what I actually want or feel a lot of the time."

"I lose myself in the pull of Instagram and obsessively compare myself, even though I know it's stupid and a waste of time."

"I'm not sure I even know who I am, but I know I don't have good self-esteem...  I say some pretty mean stuff to myself, and then that's yet another thing to judge myself about."

"I have a good life and I've worked my ass off to get here, but I can't seem to be content what what I have... so I just keep trying to get more." 

"I keep seeking the approval of people even if they're not important to me, and even if it makes me say or do things that are not in alignment with who I want to be."

"I stay busy all the time, because if I sit still, my brain goes non-stop and I just get even more anxious." 

Sounds pretty familiar, right?

I created this program out of the path I've walked myself, and the paths that I've supported hundreds of women on over the past 8 years.

I will never pretend to "have it all together" or that I'm better than anyone. Rather, I resonate with the idea of being a "wayshower" (that's "show-er", not like 🚿😊). And for whatever reason, personal and spiritual development became my obsession early in life, and doing this work is my greatest joy.

The two most profound allies I've had in my own growth and healing are 
  1. other safe womxn, and
  2.  the natural world. 
What do I mean by "safe" womxn? Well, we've all had shitty experiences with other women β€” and in some circumstances, at least half of the responsibility lies on our side of the street. But as we grow, deepen our insight, and start to recognize patterns in our relationships, we realize that not everyone is committed to developing mature, healthy, and mutually supportive communication and boundaries. People who are not committed to these are not emotionally safe. But when we do find safe people β€” especially other womxn β€” we can shore each other up and help each other expand and grow exponentially.

By centering this program around group coaching, rather than just a traditional online course with a Facebook group, my goal is to foster genuine connection with other incredible like-minded womxn walking their parallel paths of growth.

And what about the natural world? I have a feeling that if you've made it this far down the page, you're a nature lover like me. Whether you're into hiking, camping, gardening, climbing, kayaking, or any other outdoor activity, I'm going to bet that those are the moments you feel most connected to "something bigger" (whether you connect that with spirituality/faith or not), and to yourself.

As I continue my study of ecopsychology, I'm understanding in a deeper way just how profoundly necessary our relationship with the natural world really is β€” because, after all, we are a part of it. We often speak of "going to nature," when in reality, we are in nature all the time, because we are nature. Getting a little too philosophical for you? πŸ€“ Don't worry, we won't spend too much time with "heady" stuff in the program β€” just sharing a little background on why I ultimately decided to frame this work through the lens of trees.

Trees know a thing or two about how to live well.

I've always enjoyed trees and sensed something really special about them. But in the past several years, I've grown a deeper connection with these majestic, incredible beings. As synchronicity would have it, I keep seeing and hearing more and more references to trees coming from my clients, the news, research, books and other media β€” you name it, trees are demanding our attention.

Trees do everything slowly. They nurture and protect each other β€” especially the weakest among them. Each one is an ecosystem in itself, home to thousands of other creatures and organisms, large and small. Even after they die, trees continue to play a fundamental role in the forest ecosphere. We long to feel grounded like trees, and learn their steady flexibility amidst the storms of life.

Though they can't speak (at least in words), trees have much to teach us about how to live in a sane way β€” especially in our insane time and culture. Each of the 6 weekly themes throughout the program will weave in metaphors, stories, and lessons from trees, helping us grow to be more like them.

Giving Back

Because trees provide so much to us, and are my co-teachers for this program, I am donating 10% of all registration fees to Rainforest Trust.

Rated 4 stars (highest rating) by Charity Navigator, Rainforest Trust is a US-based organization that works to protect tropical rainforests, the most bio-diverse regions of the world. 

Rooted Spirit Circle Includes:

1:1 Kickoff Session

Each member will have a 30-minute 1:1 call with me during the first two weeks of the program, to get clear about your unique needs and goals, and help me best tailor the group coaching to support you.

Weekly Group Coaching

Every week, we'll have a group coaching session via Zoom focused on that week's theme. Sessions will be on Mondays at 7pm CT. It's highly recommended to join live, though recordings will be available as well.

Videos + Assignments

Within your member portal, you'll have access to video and/or audio material for each week's theme, as well as supplemental written content and optional assignments.

Guided Meditations

Though there's no shortage of guided meditations available these days, I've created several tracks specifically to support the work you'll be doing in this program.

Private Group

In this small Facebook group open only to members of Rooted Spirit Circle, you can stay connected with your fellow circle sisters between calls, and share wins, questions, and requests for support from me and the group.

This program is for you if:

  • You're excited about the idea of connecting with a small group of soul sisters
  • You're ready for a deeper layer of growth and expansion than you've experienced with podcasts and books (and even therapy) alone
  • You recognize that making an investment in yourself (time + financial) will support you in being more engaged and committed to the work than when you're just cobbling together random bits and pieces online
  • You want work with me at a lower price-point than 1:1, but still with a lot of individualized support

FAQ

How will we do the coaching calls? What if I have to miss one or more calls?

Both the 1:1 and group coaching calls will take place on the Zoom platform, which is free to use on either a computer or mobile device. You can use video (which I find best for small group connection) or just audio. Please only register if you are able to make it to at least 4 of the 6 group calls (dates will be posted on this page prior to to registration opening); recordings will be available in your members portal to watch or re-watch later. 

If I'm shy or haven't done any group stuff before, is this program for me?

I get it β€” meeting a whole new group of people can be intimidating, especially if you've never done a group like this before. What I've experienced is that even people who think they hate groups prior to trying them almost always end up loving them β€” sometimes even more than 1:1. I will say that you should be willing to engage in the group calls (i.e. share at least briefly during each call), even if it takes you some time to warm up to the process and new people.

You're a therapist. Is this a therapy group?

Great question, and no! This program is group coaching rather than group therapy. Many topics between coaching and therapy can overlap, and their differences are often overstated in ways I disagree with. The most important distinction is that if you are experiencing a higher level of acuity with mental health symptoms (i.e. diagnosable disorders that are not being well managed, or symptoms that put you at risk such as self-harm or purging), you should seek help from a local professional, and programs like this can supplement good therapy when your therapist is on board. 

Will I be able to get a refund?

Due to the nature of this program, there are no refunds available after you register. If you have any concerns or questions prior to registering or at any point during the program, I would love to connect and support you.

If you have a question not answered here, just send an email or DM on Instagram and I'll be happy to help! 

A little about me

Hey there, I'm Valerie Martinβ€” a psychotherapist, coach, podcaster, Enneagram 7, Ravenclaw, yogi, singer,  and actual tree hugger. My mission and passion is supporting womxn in their personal & spiritual growth in the service of collective healing for other humans, the animals, and the earth we share our lives with. 
Grow within, heal together.