What is The Monaco Women’s Wellbeing Club?
The Monaco Women’s Club (MWWC) is an exclusive club aimed at promoting wellbeing for a small group of women on the French Riviera. Its vision is to create an empowering space for its members to discover who they were created to be and live the life they born to lead.
The Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen states “When women come together and make a commitment to each other…they create a vessel of healing and transformation for themselves and a vehicle for change in their world.”
The MWWC’s mission is to create a healing vessel that puts love, joy, and health at its core. It will explore a range of wellbeing topics such as love, relationships, sex & sexuality, diet & nutrition, spirituality and holistic wellbeing. We are all on a lifelong healing journey. We carry emotional scars, some deeper than others. Yet we have the potential to step more fully into our joyful, spiritual, and empowered true selves.
Through weekly meetings, the MWWC members are invited to embark upon a collective journey of personal growth. Meetings are held online except for the last meeting of the month when our club members meet in person at the restaurant Conscientiae in Monaco.
The group is facilitated by Gavin Sharpe, a U.K. qualified psychotherapist and business coach. Relevant guest speakers who are experts in their field will be invited to the MWWC to share their knowledge and experiences.
Is It Group Therapy?
The MWWC is neither a conventional therapy nor a support group. It is a relational and confidential space for a small group of women to find their authentic selves. When we share experiences and see ourselves in others, we are empowered to move our lives forward. Gavin will draw on his experience as therapist and coach to help participants make the changes in their lives which they are seeking.
Gavin Sharpe is a trained life and business coach, therapist, and group facilitator. He combines his skills and experiences to create a unique group offering and a platform for change. He believes “If we can heal from the past and understand our present, we can hold hope for a brighter future.”
When Do Meetings Happen?
The MWWC will meet on Wednesdays from 16:00 to 17:30. Recognising that some members will have children at school, the club will largely mirror the school holiday schedule, although it may meet during some of the school holidays if a majority of its members are able to do so.
The MWWC is a closed membership club with a maximum of twelve members. Once the club reaches capacity, new members will be held on a waitlist and unable to join unless and until someone leaves the club. In this way, a deep level of trust can build between the members as it creates a psychologically safe space.
Club members are expected to attend frequently and not to miss more than three sessions consecutively, save in exceptional circumstances.
Members agree to keep the identity of other members as well as the content of each meeting confidential. Any member who breaches this will be asked to leave the club.
Due to economies of scale, weekly group sessions are intended to cost less than a typical therapy session, even though the group sessions last for 90 minutes and a therapy session is typically 50 minutes in duration.
There is no one-off up-front joining fee. There is a weekly membership fee of €85 (plus TVA), paid quarterly in advance.