With Claire Baker
Do you ever feel as if you're an entirely different person week-to-week? How often have you considered that inconsistency to be a weakness? What if I was to tell you that it is in fact your superpower? In this rich and practical 6-week online course, we're going to use journaling as a gentle and transformative tool to deepen your understanding of your menstrual cycle and cultivate a more loving relationship with yourself — ALL parts of yourself!
Hi, I'm Claire Baker! Since 2013, it has been my honour to consistently witness the transformation that occurs in women when they work with their menstrual cycle, rather than pushing against it.
It wasn’t until I stopped taking the contraceptive pill in my mid-twenties that I realised how much having a menstrual cycle affects women physically, mentally and emotionally. Off the pill, I became four very different women over the course of a month. Instead of criticising myself for being inconsistent, I learned to WELCOME these changes. My #1 method for doing this? Journaling.
Journaling my cycle has helped me (and the hundreds of women who have taken this course) predict how I’ll feel in each phase of my cycle, ahead of time. Want to know which day to expect your inner critic to get nasty, your libido to be sky-high, your productivity enhanced or your intuition crystal clear? This course will give you the framework to do exactly that.
I created FLOW because I believe that journaling is an affordable, gentle and powerful method to practice menstrual cycle awareness. This course will give you the practice that has transformed my energy levels, confidence, relationships, sex life, productivity and self-belief.
Course starts: October 2019
Course duration: 6 weeks
Enrolment fee: £135 (approx. US$177 / A$249)
Who is this course for?
Those who have a desire to better understand their menstrual cycle. It's for anyone with the willingness to experiment with cycle journaling and who will make the commitment to the course, and to themselves.
?How much time will I need to invest in the course each week?
You'll need approximately 1.5 - 2 hours a week to take the lessons, do your charting and exercises, listen to the meditations, and join (or listen to the recording) of the group calls.
My cycle isn't 28 days long. It's longer / shorter / erratic! Does that matter?
Many women find their cycle doesn't consistently follow a 28-day pattern. Mine certainly doesn't! And that's fine. You will still move through the four phases that we're working with, regardless of how long or short your cycle is. I will be giving guidance on how to work with the prompts if your cycle is longer or shorter than 28 days.
How is the course delivered?
Everything is delivered digitally over email, audio & PDF. You'll need an email address and a computer or smartphone to access the content. You'll also need a Facebook account to access the online group, and a printer if you'd like to print the worksheets.
I've never journaled before! Will that matter?
Not a problem. Journaling beginners, long-timers, dabblers, all welcome!
Will? you be teaching fertility awareness in this course?
No. This is not a course designed to teach fertility awareness or provide information on natural conception or contraception. FLOW will guide you to check in with your body on many levels, which is very useful information that can sit alongside fertility charting.
Will you be running this course again?
Maybe! I don't have any future dates currently scheduled.
How is this course different from your courses Creatrix or Radiate?
FLOW teaches you how to journal your cycle and live more in sync with your body by deepen your understanding of who you are in each phase of your cycle. My other courses have a different focus. Creatrix teaches you how to unlock your creative potential by understanding your own cyclic creative superpowers and vulnerabilities and Radiate goes into the science of the cycle, hormonal health, cycle-syncing, and has its core focus on self-care.
Does this course apply to women who don't have a menstrual cycle? eg. pregnant, breastfeeding, post-menopausal, trans women, someone who has had a hysterectomy, or is experiencing amenorrhea?
This course contains guidance, knowledge and specific practices that will benefit anyone who identifies as a woman. I value inclusivity, and am learning more everyday about how I can be more conscious and inclusive of others in this work. The content of the teachings is grounded in menstruality, and in the experience of a 'natural' menstrual cycle, ie. ovulating and menstruating. An experience of a menstrual cycle (present or past) will help with integration of the work. If you are no longer cycling, or will not experience a natural cycle again, the content can still apply, as the archetypal creative process is still the same. You can also use the lunar cycle as a substitute and I do give guidance on this.
?Do I need to have read your eBook Adore Your Cycle before taking FLOW?
While not compulsory, it will definitely help! I'd consider it a companion for this course. You can find that eBook here.
My currency isn't pounds. Can I still take the course?
For sure! When you make payment using PayPal, the currency will automatically be converted to your own.
I have a personal question, can I email you privately?
Please! You're welcome to contact me on claire (at) thisislifeblood.com.
Where can I sign up to your newsletter?
You can sign up here and receive a bunch of free menstrual cycle resources.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for this beautifully, powerful course. I'm finding so many incredible insights pop up already. I cannot wait for this practice to integrate more deeply so that it feels like a part of my everyday life. What you've created here is such a gift! It was such a wonderful experience being in your energy and experiencing this course that you've divinely created." — RACHEL
"I can't say enough about what a fabulous, delightful experience this course was. I feel like it really grounded me during a turbulent transitional time and I was able to continually find my way back to myself through the practice of cycle journaling. Thank you, Claire!!! — MALLORY
"The content of FLOW is so well crafted, created and presented. It was such an enjoyable course to participate in, and I feel that I have learnt much more about living my life with more ease and flow, and to feel aligned with my cycle." — KATIE
"Since taking FLOW I have become aware of how each season of my cycle has so much of an impact on other areas of my life - work, social, relationships, etc. - and have a greater understanding of why my demeanor changes each week. Thank you, Claire, for sharing so openly about your own journey and experiences. I do hope to continue to journal as a regular practice and wish that more women recognized the importance of this work and getting in sync with their cycles!" — ANNE
"Thanks so much for this course and for all your work, Claire. It has honestly changed my relationship with myself, with others and just my whole life. It's encouraged me to explore myself and has introduced me to so many other inspiring people. Every woman that I have spoken to about your work and who has explored it feels the same (and I can't, and won't, shut up about it!)" — COLLEEN
"Claire, this FLOW work and your insights are amazing! I believe we're only just scraping the surface of really understanding our cycles and the insights and experiences of women. You're a ground-breaker and pioneer, making it ok for all of us following behind to continue to try to equalise the feminine in ourselves and society. Love, love, love this stuff!!!" — LAURA
"I just want to say thank you so much for this course, it has opened up my eyes to more of an internal self care - and now I really enjoy journaling and in future exploring more of my sex goddess... which so needs an awakening! I am actually journaling more often... not everyday, but I am working my way up to it and looking forward to telling her how I am feeling! I've also learned how to recognise my changing moods, and be more accepting of them." — ANON
"I have been journaling now every day since day 1 of the course! I now am paying much more attention to my cycle and my energy and am planning activities and self-care around them. I really loved the course. I am at the stage that I'm starting to work out my patterns based on the information I've been collecting about my cycle, and have started to make shifts in my scheduling and self-care to accommodate my rhythms. It's great!” — LEE
"You have truly opened my eyes to a whole new world of my cycle and the different phases and how it is OK to not be OK sometimes and to understand the different moods and emotions that we have—and how it is ALL LINKED. Truly mind blowing, yet.... simple. Something I feel EVERYONE needs to know." — MEAGAN
"I have spent the majority of the past 16 years trying to understand my cycle better. As a qualified nurse I understand the biology and was convinced I had a hormone imbalance. Further tests said not, leaving me to wonder how else best to manage my cycle. After researching and reading a plenty, it was not until I read your work that things truly made sense. I can’t thank you enough for the work you have done, it has opened up my world to a different way of living. It’s quite possibly saved my marriage and is spurring me on to leave a job I hate." — SARAH
“I loved FLOW so much. I enjoyed the structure of the prompts and how they let me slip into my own style. I was really able to integrate so much of it into my own life. I've been able to learn so much about myself and my cycle. Thank you so much Claire!” — NIKITA
"Such important work Claire. Thank you for sharing this. I wish I’d done the course 25 years ago when my periods started but so grateful to have the knowledge in my life now." — BECKY
'I want to thank you Claire, for this wonderful experience. This is exactly what I have been looking for, for quite some time now. The course helped develop both a deeper connection to my cycle and my own style of journaling on a daily basis. The whole experience brought my right into my centre. I feel grounded and connected to my body and flow. These 6 weeks have helped me create a sustainable practice of journaling which has given me the opportunity to explore my patterns and learn from my insights. The use of tarot cards to get a feel for the upcoming cycle was a tool I do not want to miss, as this helps to feel into the upcoming energies and perhaps even challenges during a cycle. I am truly grateful that I joined; I will be coming back to it time and time again. Thank you Claire for your work it is just an important gift to the world!” — ALEXANDRA
"Checking in with myself regularly throughout my cycle helped me to embrace the phase that I was in, not be as hard on myself and make the most of whatever energy I felt in that moment. It also just felt really good to have a journaling practice modelled around where I was in my cycle. I also loved that the course addressed how you could modify the practice for longer cycles or if you're just not bleeding at the moment, due to life circumstances. All in all I loved it and cannot recommend it enough for any woman looking to get more in touch with her cycle." — SALLY
“I loved the course for being open to where we were individually within the cycle, but also making it comfortable to share and talk about our blood, bleeding and cycles.” — EMMA
"FLOW was an eye-opening journey for me personally, delving into my inner world. During FLOW I heard my inner wisdom clearer than I ever have, and I love having a deeper understanding of how I see myself and my cycle. It was just so enlightening. I don't think I would’ve learned much of this if I hadn't taken the time to journal and explore my heart space. Thank you Claire for creating this course and guiding us through journalling with the seasons of our cycle. I really enjoyed FLOW, and I am still loving exploring my relationship with my menstrual cycle and using all that I learnt from FLOW to positively impact my life each day." — CHLOE
"You've opened my eyes to a new way of living in conjunction with my menstrual cycle and not against it. I have a new sense of being in tune with myself—it really is amazing how my moods and emotions flow with the season I'm in. I can't believe I've never put the two and two together!" — KYLIE