Women's Wellness Group formed

NARACOORTE'S newly formed Women's Wellness Group invites everyone to support its first major event later this month.

Head, Heart and Hand Holidays founder Emma Hawkins will be the guest speaker at Settlers Cafe from 7pm on February 28.

The former Frances local will share her inspirational story - she has spent over a decade studying and practising in the broad areas of tourism law, sociology, life coaching, counselling, self-development, meditation and energy healing.

Ms Hawkins discovered for herself the importance of adopting a holistic approach to life and developed a tried and tested method she has termed "Head, Heart and Hands". 

The "Head, Heart and Hands" method is for anyone who wants discover their life purpose and make a difference to the world. 

She believes women need to embrace every part of themselves in order to feel whole and complete.

The evening will be a great opportunity to see what the Women's Wellness Group is all about and get involved.

Tickets cost $15 for members and $20 for the general public.

They can be bought by contacting Kathy Gailbraith on 0418 838 020 or Annie Borg on 0419 864 197.

Seats are limited so get in quick.

The following day a "yoga groove" class has been organised at Naracoorte South Primary School for 1pm.

Yoga Pam and Jay Hoad will be taking the session which includes live music and runs for an hour and a half, all are welcome

Call Annie Borg on 0419 864 197 to secure a place.

What is the Women's Wellness Group?

The local not-for-profit group was formed in January 2013 and was founded by five core members - Helen Sandercock, Debbie Walker, Zena Appleby, Kathy Galbraith and Annie Borg.

Its mission is to inspire women to reach their own unique potential and provide women in the SE with information to enhance the physical, mental and spiritual health for themselves, their families and their communities. 

It was based on a similar concept to the Men's Shed - which provides a hub for men to gather and support one another in a welcoming environment.

The long-term goal is to have a place the group can call its own to regularly meet.

Over the past 12 months members have designed a logo, become incorporated, developed a Code of Ethics, designed flyers and email friendly information sheets, researched and developed a two tiered membership fee and sponsorship form and developed a "membership pack". 

Currently they are developing a directory to promote local service clubs, interest groups and activities available to women which will ultimately enhance community awareness and social inclusion. 

Later in the year plans are being made to hold a "women's wellness expo" to promote different resources that are available to the community - from craft groups to holistic healing.

The Women's Wellness Group was extremely grateful to receive a donation from the Lions, Apex, Rotary and Soroptimist clubs at the Australia Day breakfast in Naracoorte.

Furthermore, they were successful in getting a Naracoorte Lucindale Council "community chest" grant of $2000.

These generous donations will support the further development of the group and its activities.

The committee thanks the community for its upcoming support.

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