Girls: Age 9-12
Guiding Star Cycle Show
Guiding Star Cycle Show: $50 (Parent presentation included)
The Cycle Show Workshop is an educational, interactive, multi-media, fertility awareness workshop for young girls, ages 9-12. It is a desirable addition to the standard reproductive health education given in schools; its aim is to equip young girls with the knowledge of what is going on inside their bodies in relation to puberty. This knowledge then supports and prepares them in a positive way for the wonderful changes they will experience within their bodies over the coming years.
August 4th, 2023 9:00 am- 2:00 pm – Orange City – Orange City Hall Community Room (Basement)
In-person Parent Presentation available August 3rd, at 7:00 pm – 8:30 PM – Orange City – Orange City Hall Community Room (Basement)
Language and Images Used
All language and images used within the workshop must come from the trademarked script supplied by the International MFM Project. The script is followed by all trainers to ensure that biological terms are always used simultaneously with positive images or comparisons and is respectful of the age and the innocence of the girls attending The Cycle Show.
What Happens During a Cycle Show?
The Cycle Show illustrates to girls what is happening inside a woman’s body in a loving way with a respectful style using colorful materials, scarves, music, and fun games.
In the first part of the workshop, the girls are introduced to the “equation of life” (sperm + egg = new life). The girls themselves take on the roles of hormones and experience how the Heralds of Spring (FSH), the Estrogen Friends, the Ovulation Helpers (LH), and Progesterone Teamwork in the body of a woman to create human life.
After gaining a basic knowledge of the actions of the hormones and seeing them as her friends, the second and main part of the workshop is focused on each girl understanding how these hormones act within her own body. She learns that with each cycle a new Luxury Suite (lining of the uterus) is prepared for a potential guest (baby) and if the guest doesn’t arrive (and shouldn’t for her until she is older) she will not worry about the loss of the luxury suite, knowing that each month her body prepares a new one because her healthy body can afford it.
Finally, the girls recognize fertility codes within their bodies, such as the ‘magic potion’ (cervical mucus). Menstrual hygiene options are discussed; girls are taught what to expect and how to manage their first bleed.
Why a Cycle Show?
Like a theatre audience staring at the red curtains that frame an empty dark stage waiting for something to happen, many women in our society do the same for their menstrual period. They are completely unaware of what actually takes place in their bodies leading up to menstruation. We explain these events in an impressive behind-the-scenes show.