Writing Group Facilitator’s Training 

“The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak, and sing with us when we are strong.” ~ SARK, Succulent Wild Woman

A Writing Group Facilitator’s Training is available to women writers called to create a sacred writing circle. You’ll receive all the guidance—practical and spiritual—to create and facilitate an inspiring and successful writing circle complete with a certificate. Also excellent for retreat facilitators. (Days and Times TBA)

Topics include:

  • Creating the Container and Essence (Structure & Flow) of a Sacred Women’s Writing Circle
  • Writing Together, Reading Out Loud, and the Art of Witnessing, Deep Listening, and Reflecting
  • Mapping “The Heroine’s Journey” ~ A Personal and Universal Quest for Women and Writers
  • Designing Meaningful Themes, Inspiration, and Prompts 
  • Personalizing a Writing Circle and Gathering Like-spirited Women


“… women are such a source of strength to each other. We nurture one another. And we need to have unpressured space in which we can do the special kind of talk that women do when they’re with other women. It’s a very healing experience.” ~ Gale Berkowitz, UCLA Study on Friendship Among Women

Testimonials ~ Summer 2018 

“From the basics of creating “The Container” structure, boundaries, consistency, respect for time, punctuality and attendance and “The Essence” safety, respect, acceptance, support and trust to the “Key Concept”, witnessing = listening, Janet Lucy’s Writing Group Facilitator’s Training while, indeed, an everything you need to know, more importantly, it is a gracefully presented guide for how to lead a peaceful, fulfilling and successful life.  Janet seemingly effortlessly models the skills she is teaching with patience and ease.  It was an inspiring three days of total immersion in a loving, supportive, creative and fun environment.” ~  With love and appreciation, Julie


“This training was exactly what I needed to give me the confidence to move forward and create my own sacred writing circle.  Janet is a master at creating a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn. We immersed ourselves in a three day training with time in between to assimilate the information. We each came out of the class with our own personal vision completely ready to begin our own circle. I feel confident and fully able to facilitate my own now that I have learned all the tools that Janet so generously offers. My greatest take away from the training is the importance of holding a safe container where the participants can be witnessed and not judged, or fixed.  Being heard is really the heart of the circle. I can say from my own experience being in Janet’s circle for many years that she has held space for me to discover my soul’s truth.  It’s so liberating as well as nourishing!  Thank you Janet!” ~ Eileen


“I am so inspired and feel truly supported by having taken Janet Lucy’s Sacred Writing Circle Facilitator Training. Janet is able to create powerful circles for women to be held in safety and sisterhood allowing for each woman to tap deeply into their wisdom and creativity while honoring where they are in their personal journey on any given day at any given moment. Janet brings the same nonhierarchical presence and skill to her facilitator training program, sharing concrete tools, models and a supportive container with which to carry a fully formed structure out into the world. Janet’s writing circles have been instrumental in helping me to create a life for myself that is a creative expression of who I am, of my personal truth and I am very excited to be carrying this work forward!”  ~ Nona


“The writing circle facilitator’s training was truly inspiring! The way Janet held circle and gently held us to open us to our own innate voices is something I will take with me forever! This training was the foundation upon which I feel I can truly express my writing and inspire that in others. It gave me the confidence and willingness to take the next step on my journey with circle work and writing. Over the course of the training I watched myself move from the cocoon of uncertainty to the butterfly where I found my wings and expressed my true nature! I highly recommend this training to all who feel called! Thank you Janet!!! I feel so full of gratitude!” ~ Sophie


“From what I have heard and observed many women yearn to belong to a women’s circle … consciously creating sacred women’s circles can accelerate humanity’s shift to a post-patriarchal era embracing female values and principles… for patriarchy to change, there has to be a millionth circle.” ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., visionary and author, The Millionth Circle—How to Change Ourselves and the World