The Soul Library – A Unique Healing Circle for Book Lovers and Self-Healers
Since announcing my brand new membership for THE SOUL LIBRARY I’ve received a few questions about it.
This post covers how long each session is and how often it’s held, why it’s weekly, what kind of books we read, and the group guidelines.
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION & HOW OFTEN?
We meet once a week for 1.5 hrs.
Growth & healing require commitment – deep, long-lasting commitment to oneself. Being part of a weekly circle is a loving, gentle reminder to stay on this path.
I adore one-off sessions & monthly circles, but in my experience, they are not sufficient to bring about lasting change. I might experience connection, internal shifts and profound insights, but without sustained daily practise, regular reminders and consistent support, I would not be able to implement change.
When trying to change old patterns & deeply ingrained habits that no longer serve us, it is often only through the consistent repetition of new behaviours that make this possible. Doing this in community can make the whole process feel more digestible, manageable and tangible.
Our old neural pathways are deeply entrenched and never disappear completely – we need to create new ones. Establishing a new indelible imprint requires perseverance and a tender tenacity, which with the regular support of a group, becomes a much softer, more manageable practise.
Our healing and inner work is endless, which can sometimes feel intimidating and self-defeating. We don’t tend to reach a plateau of perfection.
By regularly ‘doing the work’ in an intimate community, we are gifted a deeply nurturing, nourishing flotation device whilst we do it.
Please know there is NO obligation to attend weekly 💛
Many people choose to attend 2 or 3 times a month instead.
But the option is there, to attend every week. I will be there, holding space and available for you.
IS IT ONLINE?
Yes, on Zoom. So the circle is open internationally!
We will find a day & time to suit all time zones – currently looking at a start time of 5-7pm Monday-Saturday.
WHICH BOOKS DO YOU READ?
All our books fall under the spiritual/ self-development genre. Each one is selected by the group from a poll.
In my current group, we have read/ are reading:
• Women who Run with the Wolves – Clarissa Estes
• The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van Der Kolk
• The Inner Child Workbook – Cathryn L Taylor
• The Wisdom of Anxiety – Sheryl Paul
WHICH BOOKS WILL YOU READ NEXT?
I have an endless list of books I’d love to read, or re-read, including:
• How to do the Work – Dr Nicole LePera
• Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries – Anne Katherine
• It Didn’t Start with You – Mark Wolynn
• Radical Compassion – Tara Brach
• Living Nonviolent Communication – Marshall Rosenburg
• When Things Fall Apart – Pema Chodran
• The Courage to be Disliked – Ichiro Kishimi
• Waking the Tiger – Peter Levine
• When the Body Says No – Gabor Mate
• The Spirituality of Imperfection – Kurtz & Ketcham
• Feel the Fear & do it Anyway – Susan Jeffers
I'M AN INTROVERT. HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO SHARE?
We have some very gentle guidelines that ensure that whilst the conversation is flowing, everybody feels safe, is heard equally, and feels they can share without being judged.
There is always the invitation to share, but it is never compulsory. You will always have a choice.
The Soul Library is a safe space where we can drop our masks and truly be heard in our authentic self-expression.
The spaces I create are all lovingly crafted and trauma-informed, with some gentle guidelines to ensure everybody feels safe.
We share only about our own experiences, being mindful of ‘I’ statements vs. ‘you’ statements, and we don’t offer any advice or feedback. This is a transformative space, not a prescriptive space.
We also refrain from interrupting when people are sharing, and are invited to be conscious of the length of time we speak, to ensure each member has equal time and space to share their voice.
Membership of THE SOUL LIBRARY is priced at £25.50/ month, and also includes access to THE JOURNAL CIRCLE.
𝗟𝗜𝗠𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗦𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗣𝗘𝗢𝗣𝗟𝗘 𝗢𝗡 𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗘.
New members are welcome when there are spaces (each circle is limited to 8 members), and when we move onto a new book.
Message me to find out when the next available opening is.
I’m so looking forward to welcoming you,