Thrive Circles

Thrive Circles are intimate groups of committed women who connect live - in person or online - to support each other in healing, growing, and leading. They are designed to offer skills, accountability, and, most importantly, connection. You'll find our currently offered Thrive Circles below.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions with Dr. Sarah Cox

Next Session Starts April 6, 2021

Living with ongoing health concerns can be physically, mentally, and emotionally depleting and leave us feeling less vital and connected than we know we could be. If you've found yourself experiencing low moods, high anxiety, poor condition control, or isolation, this circle is designed to help you take back a sense of ownership of your life.

Dr. Sarah Cox is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialization in helping people manage health concerns. She has spent her career in in healthcare settings applying psychological tools to improve the lives of those navigating the complexity of chronic conditions. In this circle, she offers evidence-based support, strategy, and connection to help you live well with any condition.

Peace at Every Size Thrive Circle with Dr. Amber Stevens & Dr. Becki Apseloff

Next Session Starts April 15, 2021

Cultivating peace and wellness in a sea of diet culture and fatphobia is some of the bravest work that we can do as womxn. It can also feel isolating and defeating to fight back against systems that are designed to uphold the norm and to continue to struggle in our relationships with our bodies.

Dr. Amber Stevens and Dr. Becki Apseloff have created this circle as an opportunity to strengthen tools for the journey, helping to reframe old paradigms of health and support a new relationship with our bodies. Womxn in this group are ready to give up a life-long battle with their bodies and start practicing skills of self-compassion and self-connection.

If that sounds challenging, that's why the circle is so powerful. It's a non-judgmental, intimate space to share in this journey together.

Postpartum Thrive Circle with Dr. Sarah Lavanier

Next Session Starts April 22 2021

It has been said that once a woman becomes a mother, everything changes. It is our belief that the right kind of support through these changes can make all the difference in a successful integration post-baby.

Are you feeling isolated from your “old life” and overwhelmed by new responsibilities in front of you?

Do you wonder if you’re doing it “right” and second guess yourself as you learn your new role?  

Have you had challenges coping with changing hormones, emotional states and physical changes in your body?  

Thankfully, by surrounding yourself with other women who are navigating similar challenges in our Postpartum Thrive Circle, we will raise our collective knowledge and comfort levels in order to elevate and empower each other’s post-baby journey.

When women gather together, we can overcome anything.  Let's empower our journey as mothers so we can be the best version of ourselves for the next generation of amazing beings we are consciously raising. In this circle, you will learn to identify and speak into your current needs, strategize for long term success, ride the waves of change around you, and be supported to the fullest while doing it.

Binge Eating Thrive Circle with Karen Schneller

Next Session Starts Summer 2021

As our lives contort in ways that we never expected, many of us are struggling with behavior patterns that we know won’t ultimately serve our needs. Eating compulsively, secretively, and with feelings of shame doesn’t have to be the way you manage this difficult period. 

Whether you have more recently found yourself seeking your solace in food or this has been a lifelong struggle, there are proven tools to support your journey out of disordered eating. 

Led by seasoned and certified eating disorder specialist, Karen Schneller, the Binge Eating Thrive Circle will offer participants an opportunity for practical skills, targeted guidance, supportive connection, and a new way of approaching your relationship to food. 

In this season of uncertainty, if you are finding yourself turning to food for comfort, release, numbing, or familiarity and are feeling it’s out of control, this is a time to lean in for support.

Practice Growers Thrive Circle: A Mastermind for Health & Wellness Business Leaders with Ashley Solomon

Next Session Starts Fall 2021

Building a practice based on your deepest values is rewarding beyond measure -- and it can be lonely, confusing, a nerve-wracking as hell. You want to grow and do what you love (and are stellar at) and yet there are just so many decisions to be made and obstacles popping up along the way. 

Marketing, pricing, networking, forms, systems, legal issues, accounting, facilities, hiring… it’s a LOT. Oh, and then there's the service you're providing...

The good news is that we can do hard things. And we can do hard things better when we do them together. 

The Thrive Circle for women building practices is designed to provide the support needed to help your work have a bigger presence in the world while you stay sane. 

The Thrive Circle is set up like a mastermind group in which a small, committed group of women come together biweekly to challenge, inspire, support, and hold each other accountable to our practice goals. 

The power of masterminds have been known for decades. The most successful leaders around the world recognize the value of a team of motivated confidantes dedicating themselves to their own and each other’s growth. And what do women business owners need now more than ever? A team.

Here's what recent participants are saying...

This group provided me with a safe validating space to work on growth in my business and life, supported by other awesome women, and guided by Ashley's graceful and empowering energy. Thank you! (Spring 2020 Participant)

I found myself willing to let myself be fully seen and known in this group. While leaders rarely have spaces to get their own needs met, this group filled that void. (Spring 2020 Participant)

Infertility Thrive Circle with Dr. Ashley Solomon

Next Session Starts Summer 2021

Experiencing infertility is a life-altering journey, one that brings stresses, decisions, and emotions that you may have never imagined facing.

This time can for many womxn be the most difficult period of their lives. Your body can feel foreign, your sexual wellness rocked, your spirit crushed, and your mental reserves depleted.

It has the potential to bring on or exacerbate mental health challenges and amplify feelings of isolation in profound ways.

We understand this pain on a deep level and we know that there are opportunities to go through this journey stronger. The Infertility Thrive Circle is about getting you back to yourself, even in the midst of significant challenges. It's about cultivating more peace and stability in all of the areas of your life that are being impacted by this experience.

Prenatal Thrive Circle

Next Session Starts Summer 2021

Pregnancy can stretch our minds and souls as well as our bodies, making it a time rich in growth and transition. While support is essential to any transition, it is especially vital for the mamas of today’s world!

Are you feeling more isolated in your pregnancy given current societal restrictions?

Do you have increasing anxiety about the safety of your birth plan/birth provider or changes you may be facing in your plans?  

Have you had challenges coping with changing hormones, emotional states and physical changes in your body? 

Do you seek the support of other like-minded women who are currently sharing the journey of pregnancy with you?

The collective resources we receive when we gather together as purposeful women is unmatched! By surrounding yourself with other women who are navigating this unique time of expansion in our Prenatal Thrive Circle, we will increase our comfort levels in order to elevate and empower each other’s successful transition into motherhood!

You will learn to identify and address your current prenatal needs, strategize for the arrival of your newest family member, stay grounded amidst the sea of fluctuation around you, and be supported to the fullest while doing it!

As pregnancy can be a time of uncertainty, pregnancy during a pandemic presents a whole new challenge. This group offered a safe space to face that, provided a sense of community, & offered valuable resources! (Spring 2020 Participant)

YEW Thrive with Jen Burns

Next Session Starts Summer 2021

As a therapist, coach, and lady friend, it has become abundantly clear to me that a circle of women helping each other say and plan for what they want, results in them getting what they want. We simply do not have time for competition, isolation, or inaction. 

You need a lady circle to be more successful. A study cited in the Harvard Business Review found that women who have a female tribe are in more leadership roles, earn more money, and are overall more successful in facing challenges. When women have a dedicated network to turn to for important decisions and support, they do better. Simply put, we are powerful together. 

We need supportive spaces to hold each other and ourselves accountable. A sounding board with structure. A place to focus, work through challenges, gain perspective, and receive important feedback. 

As wonderful as networking events and happy hours are, they don't hold us accountable. We're left with more ideas than I know what to do with, and nothing gets done. YEW Thrive harnesses the power of our collective minds, discusses the challenges women in their 20s and 30s face, and fosters our commitment to geting what we want and need.

Here's what recent participants are saying...

This group provided a safe space to have deep vulnerable conversations and feel connected to amazing gals. It was something I looked forward to every week. This group wouldn't have been nearly as special without the caring and wise leadership of Jen. She has a true gift of helping to curate self-discovery and growth. (A.H.)

Jen is the definition of what it means to be an empowered woman and she is eager to connect you with your own empowered self. We can all feel lonely, scared, and shame as we navigate life’s up and downs, this group helps you build resiliency to keep moving forward, and doing so with a group of amazing souls. (A.M.)

Having a team of diverse, thoughtful women to help navigate the barriers that inevitably come with pursuing a tough goal in a structured environment that Jen expertly makes safe, fun, and motivating was the best way to help myself THRIVE! (A.L.)

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