Gallentines and Goddesses

Our February main meeting saw us at our brand new venue at The Strongroom, and hour Social Hour before the meeting proved a hit. We look forward to an exciting year ahead here.


This month’s main meeting Dr Helen Johnson helped us fall madly and deeply in love with ourselves for this Valentine’s day! We Humans have been spinning yarns since the beginning of time, and one of the reasons we love to tell stories and myths of a bygone age still remain in our consciousness is because it helps make sense of ourselves and the world around us.

Too often we ‘typecast’ ourselves and get stuck in patterns of behaviour. Helen uses the archetypes of Greek Goddesses as a tool to explore and embrace our strengths, and to find other parts of ourselves we’ve neglected. As she talked through the different Goddesses emphatic nods of recognition, and laughter at being “that person” filled the room.

And then a first in the history of the Shoreditch Sisters W.I (possibly any W.I meeting ever?!), Dr. Johnson guided us through  a meditation! This was definitely the most chilled and reflective meeting we’ve ever had.

To end we were collectively talked through Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T or “Tapping”). A technique to de-stress and re-energise this basically allows you to air that little critic in the back of your mind to free yourself up.

To find out more about Dr. Helen Johnson’s work and find out who your inner Goddess is head over to her website: Goddess Acumen


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Shoreditch Sisters WI

Founded in 2007, we are a WI for women in and around London. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 52 - 54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT at 7pm. Membership is available all year around - joining in Jan-31st March is £41 for the entire year, April-30th June £30.75 for three quarters of the year, July- 30 Sept £20.50 of half a year, and Oct-Dec £10.25. We meet 11 times a year plus extra monthly sub-groups. Non-members are welcome to most meetings for £5.