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Statewide Gathering Circle Feb. women's event set; registration by Jan. 20

3:04 PM, Dec. 27, 2012  |  Comments
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Farm, rural and urban women are invited to join Wisconsin Rural Women's Initiative for a weekend of rest, reconnecting with old friends, making new ones and unplugging from the day to day stresses of busy lives. Participants will experience a Gathering Circle and workshops on personal development. "Throughout the weekend participants will learn stress reduction techniques, self-awareness skills and how to create an action plan. Gathering Circles- create a safe environment where women can share their stories, receive support, and experience a sense of belonging" said Christy Harteau, Vice President of WRWI. Harteau went on to say, "These techniques allow women to grow in their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-care through the unique elements of the Gathering Circle process."

The Get Away Weekend, scheduled for Feb. 9 and 10, will be held at the Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center in Lake Delton, WI The weekend gathering includes lodging, food, materials, and on-going education and support. Sponsorships have been made possible by; Wisconsin Farmers Union, Wisconsin Rural Women's Initiative, and private donors.

Space is limited. Registration will be accepted until Jan. 20.

WRWI has worked with women in 63 counties throughout the state over the last fifteen years, said Harteau. providing personal development programs that encourage and build self-esteem, build skills for coping with change, and honor their stories to break down the effects of isolation, depression, and lack of mental stress support for women.

The cost for the weekend is $75 inclusive of food, lodging and programming. There are full and partial scholarships available.

For more information about WRWI or register, please contact Christy Harteau, 262-723-4156 or visit wisconsinruralwomen@gmail.com

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