Kind Words

"The Sister Circles have been the most pivotal part of the past year of my life, enriching my life in ways I could never have imagined. There is a magical alchemy that occurs when women come together in their truth. To sit in honour, compassion, love, support and understanding, The Sister Circles are a bliss bubble of incandescent heart energy. Sitting in circle is an indescribable gift and honour. They have been my safe haven, the place where I have been gifted the opportunity to feel and just be. It is through the power of circles, this place to be raw and vulnerable, that I have been able to experience true evolution, always sublimely encased in the comfort and love of sisters." 

- Cara Simone

"Kate creates a beautiful, warm and safe space for exploring the Self. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group and leads with humour, grace and humility. I can highly recommend her Sister Circles and look forward to the next one."

- Sarah, Mother/Teacher

"The Sister Circles' for me, were profoundly life enriching. I found myself entering the space with hesitation and uncertainty, but each time leaving the room with an overflowing heart, nourished by the supportive wisdom that all sisters placed forward. I learned that sitting and sharing openly in a space with loving women is deeply healing, far beyond therapy, as we can all relate to one~another and have the power to ignite each~others wild woman and compassionate hearts. 

In the 5 weeks I sat for circle a transformation occurred, this transformation called for the safe space and comforting guidance of the 'SisterCircles', to be able to effectively and fully unfold. 

I am deeply grateful for this love-enhancing experience and I know 'The Sister Circles' are now a rich part of my sacred life journey as a young woman. 

Kate is unlocking the door and sharing the key with all sisters who are ready to re-enter the miraculous realms of their most inner world. It is here where deep seeded wisdom swirls softly and sacred knowledge sings gently; Empowered by Kate's SisterCircles our united spirits can move freely allowing the sisterhood to awaken in the hearts of all women. 

So again, we can dance wildly on the breath of creation. 

Thank~you to Kate and thank~you to all Sisters x" 

Rheanna ~ Writer, Mother, Healer, Lover of the Sisterhood!

“The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak, and sing with us when we are strong.” 

S.A.R.K., Succulent Wild Woman

"I had the absolute pleasure of sitting in a 5 weeks Sister Circle and found it to be one of the most truly inspirational, soul changing, heart opening, strengthening and incredibly bonding experiences I have ever done. It has helped me beyond measure: I am forever grateful and wish for all of my sisters to be open and able to receive this gift."

Nikki, Tour Manager, Festival Director

There is a soulful chemistry that occurs when women come together in their raw, divine vulnerability. With Kate's sublime wisdom and guidance we sit and majestically weave together the tapestry of our individual energies, guiding us to become a vibrant circle of luscious love and support. A truly healing space of the purest hearts and encouragement, nothing can compare to the power of Sister Circles. 

"I joined The Sister's Circle with the intention to sit a round in support of Kate - who I've always admired and respected. I really had no idea what I was signing up for! Now, at the end of a five week cycle I've got a group of women in my life who's support I feel always and something I do every week that is just for me. 

There's an indescribable magic and energy that happens when a group of women come together, listen to one another without interruption and respond in love. This magic somehow filters through the rest of the areas of your life and I've become stronger as a result. I've been able to share, be heard and be honoured in a way that could only be done by the feminine...and I believe in sisterhood again. . 

Thank you Kate for your softness and strength. You are a medicine woman in more ways than you'll ever know and we are blessed by what you have created just by being that amazing reflection of Source that you are." 

-  Rain, Doula, Healer

"Thank you again for an insightful day. I think it was a special day spent on oneself that you never get to do. I enjoyed all parts of it, I liked how it combined a bit of spirituality with psychology in a nurturing environment. I was surprised how much you do end up opening up about and it is wonderful to realise that everyone has some sort of thing going on. I think you do an amazing job of listening and giving advice and making everyone feel relaxed. I loved that it was women caring and sharing with other women."

Madsy, Artist/Writer/Mother

"I could never of imagined the power of having women together in a Circle. It was a nourishing, enriching and very supportive space. Exactly what i needed whilst faced with some challenging decisions in my life. I gained more clarity, strength and felt empowered. These women quickly became my sisters." 

Emily, Social Worker/Yoga Teacher 

'Having been involved in Sister Circles in the past, I was very aware of the amazing power of women, deeply sharing wisdom to support each other in a safe space as they share experiences with each other. The healing occurs in front of you.

The Sister Circle Facilitator Training program interested me, as I kept speaking to women and men who were interested in sharing circles, and I also felt it would be beneficial in supporting colleagues in my work place. The program was so well thought out, I was coached through the process and supported in holding my first workshop, all while completing the training. Kate was wonderful in holding space for the participant, even over a computer screen, it was amazing. It has also assisted me in communicating better with my colleagues at work, and in my personal life, to really stop and listen to what they are saying, instead of listening to reply. I can already see this process empowering my colleagues at work as we co create in making positive changes in our workplace. 

Thank you for sharing these tools Kate, I am so very grateful."

Grescha Brewer - Positive Living Coordinator - Aged Care

"I have sat in many women's circles over the years and never have I felt such professionalism and integrity as in the space held by Kate. Kate's Sister Circles offer a safe and grounded forum to really check in with yourself and truly be heard. I was reminded of the power and transformative quality of simply sharing and acknowledging. Thank you Kate and to all of my sisters for being my witness."

Jocelyn, Mother 

"Participating in a sister circle is like fuel for the soul. Kate's ability to really "see" the women in her circle for their individuality, uniqueness of circumstances and nature is one of her more special talents. Kate does this whilst nurturing everyone collectively so they can bond together and share in the healing power of women respectfully and authentically. Kate skillfully and inclusively encourages the co-creation of women's intuitive wisdom to gather and be expressed for the benefit of all lucky enough to experience the gift of attending a Sister Circle. Clearly I couldn't recommend her highly enough as a genuine and committed spiritual healer and facilitator."

Gabrielle, Co-founder Conscious Culture / Holistic Coach for Women (www.consciousculture.com.au)

"The Sister Circles workshop opened up both my heart and mind & it helped me to understand myself at a deeper level. Kate has is a gifted healer & facilitator who holds your heart in her hands with great care & empathy."

Tina, Sales & Marketing Executive/Mother

~ CONNECTION - EMPOWERMENT - TRANSFORMATION ~

"I just want to say that I am beyond grateful for whatever mysterious starlight guided me to this Circle. I don't feel it was by chance. I was putting the call out for 'something more'. I wanted to connect deeply with others, to know myself more intimately, to be raw, real and vulnerable. To live wholeheartedly.

As the world speeds up and gets busier, it seems connections become more and more abstract and diffuse. I build relationships off foundations of fleeting interaction. Sensing, or more so knowing, there's more to that person... if only I had time... time to listen... time to share... time to actually peel back the layers. Poverty of presence, time and true connection is a cultural condition of our time. This Sister Circle is the antidote. Amongst a daily whirlwind of appointments, routines, to-do's and should-do's this Circle was a true refuge. A sacred container where I could come undone.  Where I'd be held so tightly by the collective that all those tiny pieces of my heart would be put back together before the night was done.

Over the 5 weeks, I felt a lightness of being. I felt deeply connected to others. I felt held, nourished and supported. Life itself felt more expansive. There is something powerful about women coming together with the intent to support and empower each other. These circles leave a light on, they're a beacon of hope in the darker seasons of our lives, and extra radiance when things are rad. One day they will be available and accessible to all women. Kate is fanning the flames. Watch them spread like wild fire. Go get 'em Goddess!"

Brieann, Creator of WabiSabi Well (www.wabisabiwell.com)

"Kate is simply on purpose. In the Sister Circles her heart shines and supports as she holds space with a love that is true, caring and real. Kate's vision is essential on this planet and anyone who takes the time to be part of one will walk away with a deeper understanding of self, togetherness and the power of sharing, listening and being vulnerable. I feel the Sister Circles are essential for all women who are willing to be all of who they truly are."

Danu Lynch, Life Coach and Creator of Natural State Living

Although I had attended a number of different women's circles none had grabbed me the way Kate's did, so I decided to take the plunge and do the Facilitator Training.

Kate's circles are truly magical and her way of teaching is no different. She teaches in such a way that you can only succeed as you feel completely supported by the energy of the sisters no matter where in the world you are.

I had never run any type of circle or workshop before, but within a few weeks of completing the course I held my first Sister Circle - due to my inexperience I just followed all Kate's recommendations and it was an overwhelming success.

If this is something you are thinking of doing- just do it! You will never get a chance to be as nurtured through a learning process as you will be with Kate.'

Libby Pebbing, Kinesiologist 

"I had heard of circles before and indeed had been guided to join this one.  Yet none of what I had heard and read held a clue as to the unfolding that would occur.  The Sister CIrcle broke me open.  It laid bare my deep longing to be seen.  To be heard.   To be held in a space of love without judgement, and without expectation.  And when I felt broken, the circle held me together.

The power of the Circle and its effect was in large part due to the loving energy Kate brought each week.  Even through a computer screen I felt her loving wisdom, gentleness and compassion.  

The Circle is an ancient art which underpins the connection all women need.  And we need each other more than ever now.  It allows us to connect and support each other through shared experience.  It’s like a warm balm for our wounds that allows the healing to begin with sweetness and light."

Theresa  Voigt Alternative and Holistic Health

"The Sister Circles have touched a piece of my soul that is connected to each and every woman across all time. For me they have strengthened the invisible thread that binds us all as women. They have reminded me of who we all really are...  and of who I am as a woman.  The Sister Circles have brought to the forefront of my life that innate wisdom that we all have within, and have enabled me to tap into this in such an effortless and graceful way.

I could never have imagined the powerful effect that participating in one of Kate's gorgeous circles was going to have on me. To have felt so lovingly heard, so safe and supported by such beautiful and nurturing women has been a life changing experience for me, and one that I hope every woman has the opportunity to experience.

These Circles are crucial for us as women - they enable us to connect not only with our inner-most selves, but with the divine Sisterhood. The Sister Circles are an elixir for our souls.

I am so very grateful for you Kate - and for all that you are doing for our Sisters."

Jo Bell Cummings ~ Holistic Wellness Mentor and Flower Essence Therapist 

LEVEL 1 FACILITATOR TRAINING VIDEO . .

Facilitator Training Testimonials

Your heart is calling, and you are feeling activated! Amazing! Read on for some kind words from women who have completed the Training and are now Circle Facilitators. 


The 3 days with you and all of the amazing women who answered the call and gathered for the Sister Circle training was phenomenal.  

My heart is truly full and holds deep gratitude for the connections forged across the weekend. 

I feel empowered to bring the Sister Circles to my community so that more women can receive the transformative medicine that sitting in circle offers.

I remembered things that had been long forgotten and not only remembered but now feel the remembering in my bones. I just know!!! Such an amazing awakening.....I feel so much joy and so much pain all at the same time.

I had such a lovely meditation this morning with a smudge, I smudged my crystals and my wand and anything else on my alter.  I loved bringing more ceremony to my morning meditation.  I was goosebumping nearly the whole way through.

Thank you so much for shining your light. Sending you love and warm cuddles Kate.

Mindi Atkin


A glorious way to spend a long weekend, communing with women in circle, 'remembering' this ancient way of relating and the art of facilitating women's circles in our communities. 

The sister circles facilitator training has provided me with a deep, lasting sense of stability, of clarity, of strength and of purpose. I also feel renewed confidence in what’s possible for the future of our human race and our planet.

I'm excited for the days to come and to bring sister circles to my community soon. Kate provides such an incredible example of holding space in a deeply nourishing, accepting and compassionate way. And as a trainer she empowers us to feel that how we bring this work forward will also be perfectly imperfect and in our own unique way. This is incredible medicine for us as women and I'm so grateful to Kate for bringing this 'work' through and for the opportunity to create a ripple effect in my own community with this work.

Prue Blennerhassett


I feel blessed beyond words to have felt the call to attend the Facilitator training in August, 2018. I remember reading in Kate’s promotional material that if you hear the call, then it is meant for you. This is so true.

I was a little concerned that I may have been a bit like a duck out of water because I didn’t come from the ‘healing realm’ like most of the other woman did. But the minute I joined them all on the first day, I knew that didn’t matter, and that infact I was in the perfect place at the perfect time.

Kate is simply one of the most devine woman I have ever met. She glows with deep passion and love for this work, and her drive to keep it moving through our communities is beyond admirable.

She is a true professional with the quality of her program, with every detail being considered, both for the 3 day training sessions, and beyond (the corporate world has a lot to learn from her!)

I have felt the effect deeply, and simply can’t wait to hold my very own circles. You will leave feeling all loved up, with no question that you need to pass that love on.

Tania Guest


I am beyond grateful to be here and to have had such a life changing and empowering experience this weekend just past. Held so Divinely by Kate.

The profound medicine I received this weekend is almost impossible to articulate, but so worthy of acknowledging, celebrating and being so, so grateful for. I have been aching for something that I could feel was missing but didn’t know how to fill it or where to go until now.

I am so grateful I had the faith in doing this work even though I wasn’t sure why, I trusted my guidance as did the amazing woman who were led to come together. I am beyond thankful to Kate @thesistercircles who trusted in her calling & has lead woman not only to return to themselves, healing their own wounds but enabling them to do the same for others. Gratitude is an understatement.

Clare Deal


What a magical and transformational experience that The Sister Circles facilitator training was for me in 2017! 

Kate was such a warm, welcoming and humble facilitator exuding wisdom, knowing and so much passion for Women's Circle. The course was jam packed with information that was exquisitely prepared and delivered over the three beautiful days of group training. There was so much attention to the finer details to maximise the experience for the participants. 

With a variety of written and spoken information, beautiful rituals, practical exercises, time to connect with the wonderful women called to this work (despite our incredibly varying life stages and experiences), and then a one on one session to complete the course. We could not ask for more!

The facilitator course left me feeling so satisfied and prepared. I now feel confident that I can facilitate my own sister circles with a combination of the excellent foundation that I gained in the facilitator course, the sister circles resources I have at hand, the connection I continue to have with the participants and the ever supporting Kate.

Thank you so much Kate, I am eternally grateful to have met you and to have experienced your beautiful circles and course.

Mariana Cardillo


I have sat in circle many times and have always loved the connection that women have to each other. I have witnessed the deep healing that comes from sharing and being heard and have felt the call to hold circle myself for a while now. When I came across The Sister Circles website I just knew this course was the one. I cannot say enough about the beautiful space we were all held in as we were learning. 

Kate is amazing, supportive and teaches in a very nurturing way. I am a person that asks 100 questions as I like to know how and why we do things, Kate never blinked an eye at all of my questions and believe me there were a lot, yet I never felt any annoyance at all from her. Her listening skills and support are second to none. 

Kate is a genuine, caring and loving person and her energy is very real and inspiring. The attention to detail was amazing, the food was mmmm yummy and the experience was incredible. I cannot wait to hold my first Sister Circle and share this beautiful work. I am so grateful to have met such a beautiful soul. 

Thankyou Kate xxxxx 

Jeanette Buchanan  


I would describe Kate Reed as one of the most generous, heart-oriented, wise women I have met and it was an absolute delight to be guided by her during this training. She created a beautiful, welcoming, sacred and safe space in which the participants met. 

The course was a delightful combination of sacredness, focused intention, relaxation, excellent? content delivered with clarity, as well as moments to practice and times for sharing.? What I learnt will not only serve me as a Sister Circles Facilitator, but will allow me to create the? safest, most respectful sacred space and heart-oriented energy field in which healing and? transformation may take place in any programs that I aim to offer. With Much Love and Gratitude 

Maya Voight 


Thank you so so so so much for everything. 

I am still bathing in the energy and love and light of the weekend - trying to put into words how the experience was for me. I literally struggle to find a word that is deeper than "gratitude" to describe how I feel. And it's exactly that, a feeling I could perhaps sum up as Sisterhood - how it should be, how it always was intended to be. I have faith that what we as sisters learnt over the weekend and are so deeply called to share, will be reignited in the world, to heal the collective, to bring back the Sisterhood to where it all started. Sitting in circle of love, of acceptance, of nurturing, of nourishing, of laughter, and most importantly as ourselves. 

In the deepest sisterhood love and light, 

Misty Johnson


Sister Circles is like nothing else I've ever experienced. I'm one of those women who has tried (almost) everything that falls under the spiritual and therapeutic umbrella. Retreats, re-birthing, The Journey, CBT, NLP, hypnosis, tapping, Psych-K, and numerous other descendants of the healing realm. All felt with varying degrees of "success" and very finite amounts of enlightenment.? 

Prior to attending Sister Circles I was existing (and surviving, but definitely not thriving) within two opposing domains. My work life in a tech business felt very masculine, and although rewarding in some aspects, my ability to surface for air was causing a daily struggle. In the evenings I returned to being a mother, which required equal amounts, if not more, of energy; but a different kind of energy to the one I had to cultivate in my daily work life. It was a more feminine energy - a loving, nurturing and softer version of myself. I came to long for this feminine energy more and more, to the point where I couldn't ignore the yearning any longer.? 

I arrived at Sister Circles with all the usual characters in tow... anxiety, anticipation, excitement and a sense of humour. I departed?3 days later?with some new, and very welcome characters onboard... ease, grace, serenity, joy and a profound sense of calm. A week later I find these newfound characters providing me a deepening and ever-strengthening force within my being. The daily struggle within my soul is dissipating as I gently allow the feminine energy within to rise and grace me with its presence. This is healing. This is what Sister Circles brought to me. I am forever grateful. Thank you dear Kate.? 

With love, 

Mandy Coddington


Kate's circles are truly magical and her way of teaching is no different. She teaches in such a way that you can only succeed as you feel completely supported by the energy of the sisters no matter where in the world you are.

I had never run any type of circle or workshop before, but within a few weeks of completing the course I held my first Sister Circle - due to my inexperience I just followed all Kate's recommendations and it was an overwhelming success.

If this is something you are thinking of doing- just do it! You will never get a chance to be as nurtured through a learning process as you will be with Kate."

Libby Penning


The Sister Circles have touched a piece of my soul that is connected to each and every woman across all time. For me they have strengthened the invisible thread that binds us all as women. They have reminded me of who we all really are...  and of who I am as a woman.  The Sister Circles have brought to the forefront of my life that innate wisdom that we all have within, and have enabled me to tap into this in such an effortless and graceful way.

I could never have imagined the powerful effect that participating in one of Kate's gorgeous circles was going to have on me. To have felt so lovingly heard, so safe and supported by such beautiful and nurturing women has been a life changing experience for me, and one that I hope every woman has the opportunity to experience.

These Circles are crucial for us as women - they enable us to connect not only with our inner-most selves, but with the divine Sisterhood. The Sister Circles are an elixir for our souls.

I am so very grateful for you Kate - and for all that you are doing for our Sisters.

Jo Bell Cummings 


I just want to thank you!! Thank you so so much for what you have given me!

I know I've said it already, but the thing is you need to know that my gratitude for what you have done for me has now reached an even deeper level!! And you need to know, because you are truly amazing and wonderful… Magic and life changing for so many women! SO with all of my heart THANK YOU… Thank you for being you… Thank you for showing up… Thank you for being brave, generous and so god damn authentic and beautiful I just wanna squeeze you!!!

You have opened this door for me to delve into this amazing work of gifting joy, connection and authentic vulnerability to women around me… and I am just so very grateful… It fills me with so much joy and happiness….and this deep sense of gratitude as I am feeling so very full in my heart…

The so very interesting thing is that I have always quietly feared women quite a bit… Felt quite disconnected from them(not always but often)… and now due to attending your circles and embarking on facilitating my own I realise how much deep healing is happening for me  -as well as all the new women around me….. And this is just such a humbling and wonderful feeling… and I need you to know how much I value what you do  -Your amazing integrity and authenticity and your incredible gift to this world! Thank you so so much Kate!

Eva King 


Having been involved in Sister Circles in the past, I was very aware of the amazing power of women, deeply sharing wisdom to support each other in a safe space as they share experiences with each other. The healing occurs in front of you.

The Sister Circle Facilitator Training program interested me, as I kept speaking to women and men who were interested in sharing circles, and I also felt it would be beneficial in supporting colleagues in my work place. The program was so well thought out, I was coached through the process and supported in holding my first workshop, all while completing the training. Kate was wonderful in holding space for the participant, even over a computer screen, it was amazing. It has also assisted me in communicating better with my colleagues at work, and in my personal life, to really stop and listen to what they are saying, instead of listening to reply. I can already see this process empowering my colleagues at work as we co create in making positive changes in our workplace. 

Thank you for sharing these tools Kate, I am so very grateful.

Grescha Brewer 


How do I describe what water feels like? We all know what it is. We drink it, bath with it, use it without thinking. It’s so available we take it for granted. Water gives us more than we are possibly aware of. This too is the power of the Circle with our Sisters. We see them, we hear them, and we even think we know them. But there is more to our Sisters than we are possibly aware of.

Attending the first circle may be out of interest or a feeling we decide to heed. Then we find the Circle of Sisters is like the water we have so needed for so long to nurture our souls. We meet in circle because we find it gives us strength to share our stories and our burdens. But more importantly, we see our light shining within our Sister’s eyes as they reflect back to us our strength and beauty.

'I am strengthened by my experience of exposing my Truth to you.' Thank you Kate for living your Truth and your dream so that I too am living mine. 

Namaste

Jimmie Lene Read 


I had a wonderful experience joining Kate’s on-line Skype ‘Facilitator’ training course. Although I lead a very busy life now living between two countries in Singapore and England I was pleasantly surprised how you can still feel the strong connection and transformation taking place when women gather together and take the time to share each others deep meaningful inner thoughts.  It was amazing to me that you still get that connection via technology.  

Kate has a very special way of putting everyone at ease and with her wealth of knowledge and experience she has created a magical course that is much needed in the would today to help women gather and take time for themselves to share and heal. Through her beautiful words and meditations that she has developed the course takes you through a wonderful experience which leaves you feeling like a healing has taken place. So simple yet so powerful.  Every women needs to experience this feeling of transformation."

Kim Bux


Dearest Kate, Thank you! Thank you for all that you are... for sharing, for caring, for standing in your truth with such integrity, honesty and truth. I am deeply grateful for everything. Thank you for being you. It's so beautiful and refreshing. Your presence and love is a gift to the world. Yay to Sisterhood. With Love S."

Sascha


I had heard of circles before and indeed had been guided to join this one.  Yet none of what I had heard and read held a clue as to the unfolding that would occur.  The Sister CIrcles broke me open.  It laid bare my deep longing to be seen.  To be heard.   To be held in a space of love without judgement, and without expectation.  And when I felt broken, the circle held me together.

The power of the Circle and its effect was in large part due to the loving energy Kate brought each week.  Even through a computer screen I felt her loving wisdom, gentleness and compassion.  

The Circle is an ancient art which underpins the connection all women need.  And we need each other more than ever now.  It allows us to connect and support each other through shared experience.  It’s like a warm balm for our wounds that allows the healing to begin with sweetness and light."

Theresa  Voigt

The Sister Circles E-Book

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