Some women have said that you get more from the weekend staffing than doing the weekend itself. I certainly got much more than I expected. It allowed me to experience myself in so many ways, and much deeper than I have ever imagined I could go.”

Staffing on the weekends

The Woman Within Weekend that each one of us attended would not have been possible if sufficient women had not volunteered their time and energy to organise and staff the training. Participant to staff ratio on the weekend is 1 to 1 to create a safe, nurturing space for the healing process to happen.

Many women have found the staffing experience to be just as powerful and in some ways more powerful than their initial weekend. Staffing is a wonderful opportunity to continue your personal journey, to hold space for other women, and to be supported in return. 

Investment

There is an investment of R1000 to cover food and accommodation.

Requirements

Each member of the staff has walked the same Woman Within path by experiencing the Weekend herself and they choose to return the gift they received by offering their support to other women attending. 

What do I need to staff on the Woman Within Weekends

First-time staffers:

  • Completed the Woman Within Weekend
  • Completed the Woman Within Staff Training

If you would like to be in the role of Safety

  • Completed the Woman Within Weekend
  • Completed the Woman Within Staff Training
  • Has a current CPR and First Aid Certification.

If you would like to be in the role of a Nurturer:

  • Staffed on a Woman Within Weekend once before
  • Completed the Woman Within Skills Workshop (formerly Women Empowering Women)
  • It is recommended by not essential to have completed the Woman Within Circle training and have been part of a Woman Within Circle at some time.

If you would like to be in the role of an Assistant Team Leader:

  • Staffed on a Woman Within Weekend twice before
  • Staffed as a Nurturer at least once before
  • Completed the Woman Within Skills Workshop (WEW)
  • It is recommended by not essential to have completed the Woman Within Wholeness Workshop (formerly Woman Within Level 2).
    Staffing Policies on the weekend
    Conflict Managment Summary handout 2018.pdf
    WFA Policy for Accountability 2018.pdf
    WWI Policy for Temporary Suspension.pdf
    I wanted to say something about the women who staffed the weekend. The experience on the weekend of being constantly surrounded by the love and support of all the woman was something so incredible and so special. For me to receive that has always meant that I would need to give away part of myself, to trust people with who I am as it is something one usually only gets from deep connections which takes time and trust to develop. The experience of having these incredible women (staff and facilitators), these loving, gentle, amazing women all there to support me and everyone else without needing to know us, without asking anything in return,without judgement was exceptional and deeply affirming and moving. This sense of being 'held' constantly the whole time in a safe space without the requirement that I BE anything was so deeply touching. It's impossible to describe what that was like - and all that was conveyed without words ! Just with their presence, with feeling, with their eyes, with their energy. It was not intrusive or overbearing. It was like being constantly held by strong, but gentle, hands. From the sound of their beautiful singing as our wake up calls, to their smiles and eyes that met us where-ever we were in the day, to the powerful energy of their circles that surrounded us, each one of them was part of our healing, our discovery, our growth. It was something I have never experienced in that way ever before and I say a deep, very deep, thank you.”