The Alchemy of Menopause

A 2-Day Workshop

A Unique and Transformative Experience


October 26th and 27th Princeton, New Jersey, USA. To Book please contact:



Reclaiming Menopause As Sacred

“Cathy is a master at guiding each individual on their personal journey, as well as reclaiming a sacred menopause for the collective. A deeper understanding, a chance to sit in circle with women, a safe place to explore this transitional time. Cathy shares beautiful tools to aid a magical passage through menopause, allowing your personal true beautiful
authenticity to come up and meet you. If you are a woman, this course is for you.” –anon

Profound Midwifery

“What a stunning collection of reflections, teachings, wisdom, rituals, and guidance through this stage of woman’s journey. Cathy is practicing profound midwifery to women interested in birthing their own wisdom, their own self, in this stage of life.” –Laren 

A Nuturing Sharing Experience

“I took part in the Alchemy of Menopause course at a Women’s Centre earlier in the year. The course is well structured around Jungian theory using essential oils for the inner work along with exercises to encourage you to go inwards and dig deeper. Cathy is an amazing tutor who has a deep knowledge of Jungian theory and herbalism. She has a wonderful ability to pull the group together and create a nurturing sharing space. For me the course allowed me to work deeper on areas that needed releasing and created space for me to carry on my journey through menopause with a deeper understanding of my own body. I would recommend the course to anyone who is perimenopausal, menopausal or works in women’s health.” –anon

Uncover Hidden Strengths

“Guided by Cathy Skipper’s gentle wisdom, imagery and poetry and the transformative aromas of specially chosen plant allies I felt reconnected to the truth and power of myself as a women entering my life through menopause and beyond. The ancient art of alchemy finds it’s true meaning in our personal journey – through passing the years of potential motherhood to uncovering our hidden strengths and wisdom and finally finding union within ourselves. We are shown the way through rituals of discovery and honoring, nurtured by beautiful aromas personally chosen by Cathy’s conscious travels along her own path.” – Karen

A Powerful Experience

“Cathy’s Alchemy of Menopause class, was a powerful experience for me both personally and professionally. The experience of being in the class provided me with the opportunity to understand what exactly the alchemical process is. The class showed me how becoming our authentic healed self is an alchemical process. Working through the workbook and the exercises gave me concrete practical exercises to work through the alchemical stages. I started my own women’s circle which we call “Soul Sisters Rising”. This woman’s group has melded into an incredible group of powerful women who are indeed now Soul Sisters. The absolutely most powerful experiences since taking that class is I’m now in the process of divorce, I have purchased my own house, and I went back to Africa to meet the first love of my life from 37 years ago!! It’s just been so profound!” –Sally


“It’s hard to describe Cathy Skipper’s live Alchemy of Menopause 2-day class without using words like “transformational” and “life-changing. This class gave me new perspective, connected me to my inner wisdom and power, and allowed me to work with other women (exclusively) in various stages in their lives, and to learn from and share their wisdom and experiences. This class reframes society’s depressing definition of Menopause into a positive, healthy acceptance and understanding of the shift in life and the celebration of all the good that can come of it. The use of essential oils and other tools takes the work to next level and make it unlike anything else out there designed for women trying to understand and thrive in this stage in their lives. Cathy created a safe and nurturing circle in which we could share our own experiences, and using aromas for support, she taught us some deeply meaningful ways to begin gleaning the wisdom we want to carry with us into our Wise Elder years. This was one of the most empowering and encouraging few days I have ever experienced and I hold it dear in my heart.” –anon

Course Overview:

Do you want to change the way you and other women experience menopause?

Are you looking for tools to help you make the most of the natural changes that occur during menopause?

Do you feel that there is more to menopause than we have been led to believe?

Are you sick of women’s life transitions being seen as symptoms to be healed rather than doorways to growth?

Do you want to reclaim this powerful transition ?

Do you want to become a wise elder?

Do you believe older women have in important role to play n the changes our world needs at the moment?

Can you see yourself teaching other women how to empower themselves during menopause?

If you have answered yes to these questions read on!

Who is this course for?

This Alchemy of Menopause is for anyone interested in transforming the language, approach and experience of menopause from symptom based to self-transforming. It is for anyone who would like to learn new tools and experience positive changes within themselves during menopause. It is for practitioners who would like to share a new perspective with the women they accompany. This course is a nine month gestation leading women through a process that helps them birth themselves into wise elders and leaders within their communities.

 This course is for:

  •  Aromatherapists who want to learn how to use aroma to accompany women through menopause.
  • Therapists, women’s circle leaders, counsellors, herbalists seeking transformative tools to offer women during menopause.
  • Women who want to transform themselves and the way they experience menopause.
  • Post menopausal women who are looking for a method of empowerment to fully inhabit their strength and wisdom.
  • Jungian counsellors and analysts who work with women and are interested in using the alchemical stages as a tool for transformation during menopause.

What will you learn in this class?

  • A deep understanding of the journey of peri-menopause as an important gateway to becoming women wise elders and leaders.
  • The seven alchemical stages and how they provide a framework for this transformative passage.
  • Powerful aromas/essential oils that accompany women on the alchemical journey towards menopause.
  • A new language and perspective of menopause
  • The anatomy of the psyche and what each aspect of the psyche is asking to transform.
  • How to face our shadows and integrate them through working with the personal unconscious.
  • Meeting and building a healthy relationship with our animus (inner masculine)
  • Understanding hot flashes in a new way
  • Accepting our anger
  • Learning how to feel in order to heal
  • Loving and inhabiting our bodies
  • The courage to let go
  • A deep understanding of the mother archetype in all her guises and how we relate to her
  • A deep understanding of the masculine archetype and how we relate to him
  • An inner marriage that fulfils our needs for independence  
  • A feeling of coming home to the Self, of becoming whole.







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