Private Mentoring Program
Gain support in your journey as a facilitator and your work with the book Women Who Run With The Wolves
Prepare yourself to facilitate and share confidently the wisdom and knowledge from the timeless book
Women Who Run With The Wolves.
Deepen your understanding of the myths and archetypes to deliver transformative experiences and grounded knowledge.
Gain a mentor and design your own course, workshop or weave the wisdom of the book within your larger work and life.
What Will You Gain
Understanding the theoretical features of the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés.
Understanding of all stories of the book and the main elements/initiations of each story.
The ability to develop an original and authentic storytelling voice and program format.
The ability to confidently guide and hold a group in conversation and reflection.
Certificate of Women Who Run With The Wolves Mentoring Programme provided by Maria Souza.
A mentor who will be available and support you in your journey with myth and the book Women Who Run With The Wolves.
Private Mentoring Program
In our Private Mentoring Program, you will work directly with Maria Souza, who has studied this material for 7 years under world-renowned scholars, and mythologists.
With her support as a mentor, you will explore and critically assess all chapters (including the afterword, footnotes, and bibliography) of the book Women Who Run With The Wolves. The mentee will also gain a wider understanding of supporting authors and references.
You will be guided to deepen your embodiment and understanding of the Wild Woman Archetype and track the qualities needed to hold and guide a group while working on your own qualities and personal challenges.
This is an opportunity to deepen in the universe of myth, have open discussions and conversations, and develop an insider look into the book Women Who Run With The Wolves.
Maria will share with you her experiences in the past 7 years with the book and previous groups, where she has taught these stories to over 100 women across the globe, offering powerful insights on what to pay attention to and care for when working with this material.
Mentoring Structure and Strategy
Our Mentoring Program has 16 hours of mentoring and supervision, divided into eight sessions. These sessions are private and held online according to the mentor and mentee's availability.
Our Mentoring Program will use a diverse range of teaching and learning methods drawn from the following: presentations, readings, case studies, simulations, exercises and role play, independent study, research, reflective inquiry, learning journal, participatory learning methods, and personal development planning.
1st Session: Intention and the basis of the work of Women Who Run With The Wolves
Explore Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés's intention with the book, her background, and her broader work. We will look at how the book is structured and how our mentoring program will take place. In our first session, we will also focus on developing the mentee's intention. Why deepen in this book, and what does the mentee hopes to offer through it. Practices and exercises will be given to help build the purpose.
2nd Session: Wild Woman Archetype and its Stories
Begin to draw the wild woman archetype, from personal experiences to Clarissa's understanding of it. We will do a few practices that help us map whom Wild Woman is considering the fairy tales and myths the book offers us. We will look at the shadow aspects of Wild Woman and open ourselves to the 16 chapters of the book.
3rd Session: Storytelling and Mythology
Practice your storytelling skills. The mentee will share a story from the books bringing her storytelling voice. We will review some techniques, other storytelling materials, and practitioners/authors. We will discuss why Clarissa is tracing stories, the medicine and healing power of stories, and exercises to cultivate a mythic imagination.
4th Session: Group Dynamic and Mentee's Design
Explore facilitation techniques and how to create a safe experience for participants. We will discuss group dynamics, previous group experiences, and the fundamental elements for successful facilitation. The mentee will be encouraged to start designing the experience she wants to offer and think about how to bring her authentic voice to her facilitation.
5th Session: Book Chapters
Review in close detail the wisdom of each chapter of the book. The mentee will answer questions about the chapters and practice her understanding of each story. This is also an opportunity to practice being questioned and rethinking what we know.
6th Session: Supporting Authors, Resources & Practical Tools
Review the final parts of the book and what could follow this material. We will look at work intersecting with Clarissa Pinkola Estés, from Jung and archetypal psychology to dream interpretation and spiritual practices. This session is also an opportunity to discuss marketing strategies and useful platforms.
7th Session: Mentee's Presentation
The mentee will present a chapter/story from the book and guide a session of reflection and conversation. We will role-play the mentee as the facilitator. The mentee will receive feedback and discuss the highlights and what can be done better. For this session, the mentee can also invite others to observe and give feedback.
8th Session: Manifesting Mentee's Offering - Final session
Review the mentee's structure and the design of her group experience. Focus on intention, objectives, format, and flow. This will also be an opportunity for final questions and support the mentee in creating her session.
After completion of the Private Mentoring Program, 2 extra free hours of mentoring will be given to support the mentee's journey. This session must be booked within 3 months after receiving the certificate.
"Working with Maria was absolutely incredible. This mentoring program hit me at the perfect timing in my own journey and she helped me bring it to life. Maria was so skillful in helping me hone in on my own unique voice and gifts in working with storytelling and myth. She was so professional, knowledgeable, and prepared for our every meeting in a way that was more supportive than any other rigorous professional program I've ever been in. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking to deepen their work with myth, themselves, and the world."
Dagny Deutchman, visit her work at Pomegranate and Magpie
"Maria's mentoring program empowered me in a way I didn't know was possible. She has shared so much of her knowledge and held me throughout the program at every step and way. I feel excited and ready to birth and offer my own version of a workshop series, Maria has also been amazing in helping me shape and bounce ideas with me about my future offerings. The change and transformation with the knowledge she shares is visible just two sessions in. Each time after a session I leave feeling inspired and full of more wisdom with so much food for thought on how to become a compassionate facilitator and holder of space for other women. Highly recommend going on this journey with her!"
Louise Lam, visit her work at Handmade Life here
"Maria designed a very structured mentoring program that allows me to create my own workshop step by step with the guidance that I needed at different key moments of the development of the program. Her presence, advice and availability gave me confidence to act. Without Maria, nothing would have been possible. It was a beautiful experience of transmission of knowledge, creativity and women sharing. It was the first time I had a mentor and I loved the experience of being professionally supported."
Rebecca Klein, visit her work at Nouk
"The mentoring experience with Maria was really special and powerful. Maria’s approach is very nurturing and structured at the same time, which I really love. She provides very generous content and resources so you have all her best tools to develop your own program. She also connects very deeply with your background and projects to guide you in integrating the materials with who you are in the best way possible. I started the program in love with the content, I finished it feeling confident to deliver it and to continue exploring it by myself, knowing that I can always count on her support."
Pauline Soudy, visit her work at Feiy
Mythologist, Author and Educator
Maria Souza is the author of the mythopoetic book Wild Daughters and is a member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation Myth Maker Network. She is the host of the podcast Women and Mythology, in which she shares and interprets myths and fairy tales. Maria has been delivering programs on mythology since 2016.
She has researched and studied mythology under the world-renowned mythologist Dr. Martin Shaw. She has held the Women Who Run With The Wolves program for over seven years in different countries and settings.
Maria holds a postgraduate degree in Ecology and Spirituality from Schumacher College and Trinity Saint David, UK, and she completed a year-long course on Indigenous Subjects at Schumacher College. Originally from Brazil, she has worked for seven years in the Brazilian Amazon with the indigenous peoples and Conservation Units.
Full Program 1.850 USD, includes:
18 hours of private mentoring sessions
Digital Program Certificate
Related books and materials
Open channel on Whats App, We Chat or email for communication, support and questions.
Become a Mentee
Our Private Mentoring Programme is subjective to Maria Souza's availability and the mentee's ability to demonstrate commitment to the material. Please apply through the contact form below or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest.