Exciting opportunity!

Join the first ‘Rites for Girls’ International Facilitator Training  starting November 2017

A unique opportunity to become involved in pioneering work with pre-teen girls!

with Kim McCabe and Helena Løvendal

Training Taster Day – come see if this is for you!

Training taster day in Sheffield on Wednesday 27th September 10am – 5pm.  

This session is an opportunity to meet us, experience some of the training, and (with support from us) decide if this work is right for you at this time in your life.

After the success of previous taster days in London we want to reach women further afield, and the BBC are especially interested in the possibility of a Girls Journeying Together group in the north of England.

This is our final taster day for our 2017/18 UK training.  The next European training is likely to be in France in 2020, after training in America and later Australia.

To secure your place book below (or send a cheque for £40 to Rites For Girls; email kim@ritesforgirls.com for address) and we will send you confirmation details.

‘Rites for Girls’ International Facilitator Training  starting November 2017

Do you feel you have an affinity for the teenage stage of life?

  • Would you like to join a group of pioneering women supporting mothers and daughters in making the transition from girl to woman a lasting life-enhancing experience?
  • You might remember your own issues from your teenage years – and be interested in exploring the importance of this life stage in more depth.

Teenagers are stressed. Many girls are feeling the pressure to do well at school, look good, stay connected on social media, get on with their parent and fit in. Sadly many girls are showing the signs of not coping and mental health concerns are on the rise.

  • Would you like to be able to support girls through this challenging phase?

You can acquire the skills and knowledge to deliver year-long ‘Girls Journeying Together Groups as part of a professional foundation.  Girls Journeying Together groups meet monthly (to give girls a sense of what monthly feels like) and led by an older woman they talk about the changes to come.  Our girls discover what is important to them, think about their futures, form firm friendships, and build the confidence to be themselves.  At the end of a year they finish with a celebration.  This way you can guide girls through their adolescence, reducing some of the pressures and helping them to emerge into adulthood as strong, sure, capable young women.

Limited places  – enquire now!

‘Rites for Girls’ is offering a diploma training to enable women to run Girls Journeying Together Groups. You will learn how to facilitate small groups of 11 and 12 year-old girls, meeting monthly for a year, as they practice being true to themselves, learn about puberty, share their hopes and fears, and help each other into their teens.  This forms the basis for you to offer continued support right through their teens.

Girls are being turned away – we need more facilitators!

This professional programme is taught by Kim McCabe and Helena Løvendal, and entails a mixture of residential group training, individual support, peer groups, written work, and supervised practical experience – with four residential weeks held over a year.

Year-long training including four residential weeks in Sussex, England
19-25th November 2017  •  19-25th March 2018
18-24th June 2018    •   12-18th November 2018

Training fee:  £3960
Early bird 10% discount for full payment by 31st July:  £3600
plus residential costs

Participants will have the opportunity to earn the course fees back through their supervised facilitation of a Girls Journeying Together group which they start in the second six months of the course.

Frequently Asked Questions are answered here

Training is being offered to women who have some experience of being with girls aged 11-18 years, who already have some group work training, counselling skills, or other relevant experience such as youth work or teaching.  You will acquire the skills and knowledge to deliver year-long Girls Journeying Together Groups and be accredited to do so once you meet the course requirements.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask more.  As we have a limited number of places, we will hold a waiting list for the following year’s training.

This is important pioneering work – if you are interested in finding out more about this training, please contact Kim or Helena :

kim@ritesforgirls.com                    helenalovendal@gmail.com

Limited places  – enquire now!
kim_portraitdKim McCabe is the founder/director of Rites for Girls since 2011 and home-educating mother of three.  As originator and facilitator of Girls Journeying Together programmes she offers year-long groups for girls and simultaneous support for their mothers.  She studied child psychology at Cambridge University, was a counsellor to distressed teenagers, carried out sex education in schools and youth groups, trained as an assertiveness trainer, 5Rhythms shamanic dance teacher, and business management consultant.  After thirty years of research and working with young people she seeks ways to support girls through their teens and is author of forthcoming book ‘From Daughter to Woman – parenting girls safely through their teens’ published by Robinson Publishing.

Helena Løvendal: Born Denmark, 1958: In private practice in London, UK, since 1988. Co- founder/director The Centre For Gender Psychology & Creative Couple Work. Originator of ‘Ways of Woman’ inner leadership programs since 1993. Helena offers psychotherapy, coaching and workshops for individuals and couples, as well as specialist training and supervision for professionals in the field of relationships, sex and gender relations in UK, Europe, and Scandinavia.  Amongst the first qualified Sexual Grounding Therapists®, she is a SGT Senior Trainer and Head of Education SGT International since May 2013. Her first book “Sex, Love and the Dangers of Intimacy – a Guide to Passionate Relationships when The ‘Honeymoon’ is over”, published by HarperCollins in 2002, re-published in 2010 by Lone Arrow Press.  www.genderpsychology.com   www.creativecouplework.com   www.sexualgrounding.com


Limited places – enquire now!


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Posted on 21 December 2016
Musings: Parenting girls

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12 Responses to Exciting opportunity!

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  2. Narelle says:

    Do you do online training? I would love to deliver programs here in Australia but unable to make it to the UK with work and family committments.

    • Kim says:

      We’ve had a number of requests from women in Australia and America interested in the Rites for Girls Facilitator training. We already have a woman in California who is helping us to bring the training over to America and if someone in Australia is keen to take an organiser’s role we’ll offer the training in Australia too. We hope to be able to bring Girls Journeying Together groups to girls all round the world.

  3. Alison Hyde says:

    Please keep me informed. Also Australia. What would you need from someone in an “organiser” role?

    • Kim says:

      We’ll definitely keep you informed Alison. Ideally our organiser would have already done the Rites for Girls International Facilitator Training herself first but that isn’t always possible. We are looking for someone who can book and liaise with a venue and help us to recruit women locally. There would later be a potential role for each country’s organiser becoming part of our international Rites for Girls faculty.

    • Kim says:

      Our local organisers need to be well networked into their country’s women’s circles in order to help us to recruit twenty women for the Rites for Girls Facilitators training. They would also need to find a suitable venue for two modules of ten days each, six months apart and book an interpreter if needed. They would manage all the local admin and in exchange have a much reduced place on the course or a percentage of each booking fee.

  4. Alaina Frost says:

    I’ve been looking for something like this! Ive identified the need for having some of these discussions with younger girls in a similar group I run with high school girls. I’m also in Australia so any training here would be so helpful.

  5. Roxy says:

    I’m in New Zealand and interested in the possibility of this programme coming to the Southern Hemisphere – training in Australia wouldn’t be ideal, but also not out of the question, so I’d love to hear how things have progressed.

    • Kim says:

      Roxy, thanks for your interest. After this European training is underway we are bringing Rites for Girls to America and then to Australia. I’m married to a Kiwi so to bring it to New Zealand separately would be dear to my heart but we’d need a local organiser.

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