Challenge the narrative: move through menopause with vitality, creativity and vision. The second half of women’s lives is often portrayed as a time of decline. In this workshop you'll learn to navigate the stormy waters of midlife and menopause and find continued growth, meaning and authenticity in the second half of life. We'll work with the stories of the little-known but powerful elder women in myth and folklore – to inspire us to create new stories of our own, and to reimagine our journey to and through elderhood. How can we each uncover, and embrace, our own unique, archetypal Inner Hag?
Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer, psychologist and mythologist. Her work is focused on reimagining women’s stories, and on the relevance of myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, cultural and environmental problems we face today.
As well as writing six books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling 'If Women Rose Rooted', 'The Enchanted Life' and 'Hagitude', her writing has appeared in several international media outlets and she has been interviewed by the BBC, US public radio and other broadcasters on her areas of expertise. Her next book, 'Wise Women: Myths and folklore in celebration of older women' will be published by Virago in 2024.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and has taught and lectured at several academic institutions, Jungian organisations, retreat centres and cultural festivals around the world. Her publication ‘The Art of Enchantment’ is in Substack’s ‘Top Ten Literature Substacks’.