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NOVAT in English

NOVAT in English

For a year, Naistenkartano has a wonderful opportunity to offer English-language group activities. This year, we are launching English-speaking peer support groups that you can participate in at least until spring 2025

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all women to join our peer support group. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore self-discovery, gain fresh perspectives, and connect with fellow participants. Our group operates with clear structure and shared practices, which we introduce during our first session together.

What You’ll Find

  • Reflection and Connection: This is a space where you can contemplate your own life, actively listen to others, and experience those “aha” moments. Discussions often include:
  • How am I feeling right now?
    • What aspects of my life do I wish to change?
    • How do I typically react when different emotions and thoughts come up?
    • What are my relationships like?
    • What do I need and where are my boundaries?
    • What aspects of my life can I influence?
    • What brings me joy?
  • Authenticity and Respect: We encourage you to be true to yourself. In this judgment-free zone, there’s no advice or criticism—just acceptance.
  • Equal Voices: Everyone has an equal chance to share. We value each person’s unique perspective and provide ample room for meaningful contributions.

Diverse Paths, Shared Journey

  • Our group comprises women from various life situations and backgrounds. Remember to express your own experiences and listen compassionately to others.

Your Choice, Your Story

  • Each woman decides what aspects of her life to explore within the group and how much to share with others.
  • While our peer support doesn’t replace professional help or therapy, it complements your journey alongside other resources.

Join us and become part of a nurturing community where every woman’s journey is honoured and celebrated.

What to Expect

  • Each meeting centers around a specific topic, accompanied by a brief introduction and reflection questions.
  • We emphasize sharing personal experiences and active listening, rather than providing advice or ready-made solutions.
  • Our facilitator ensures fair participation and upholds the principles of creating a safer space. Guidelines for a safer space are introduced on our website ensuring everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage you to take another look at these principles to fully embrace our supportive community.

Who Should Attend

  • All women interested in self-discovery and seeking support in their daily lives.
  • Peer groups are particularly beneficial when issues haven’t yet escalated to crisis levels.
  • If you’re unsure about participating due to personal resources, please reach out to our NOVAT Programme Facilitator.

Groups starting soon

Mini-NOVAT in English, Tampere, 20.8.-17.9.2024

Wednesdays from August 20th to September 17th at 16.00-18.00. Meetings take place in Tampere.

Register here

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all women to join MINI-Novat in English, a nurturing space where you can explore self-discovery, gain fresh perspectives, and connect with fellow participants. Our group focuses on personal growth, emotional well-being, and empowerment.

Details

  • When: Wednesdays from 20.8.-17.9.2024 at 16-18
  • Duration: 5 sessions, each lasting 2 hours
  • Location: Naistenkartano office, Itsenäisyydenkatu 12 – 14 L 9 c, Tampere
  • Facilitator: Jaana Elonen
  • Cost: Free
  • Facilitated by Jaana Elonen (jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com).

Experience the Possibility:

  • Reflection and Connection: This is a space where you can contemplate your own life, actively listen to others, and experience those “aha” moments.
  • Authenticity and Respect: We encourage you to be true to yourself. In this judgment-free zone, there’s no advice or criticism—just acceptance.
  • Equal Voices: Everyone has an equal chance to share. We value each person’s unique perspective and provide ample room for meaningful contributions.
  • Diverse Paths, Shared Journey: Our group comprises women from various life situations and backgrounds. Remember to express your own experiences and listen compassionately to others.
  • Your Choice, Your Story: Each woman decides what aspects of her life to explore within the group and how much to share with others. While our peer support doesn’t replace professional help or therapy, it complements your journey alongside other resources.

Join us—it’s more than a group; it’s a supportive community where collaboration, inclusivity, and belonging thrive.

What to Expect:

  • Each meeting centers around a specific topic, accompanied by a brief introduction and reflection questions.
  • We emphasize sharing personal experiences and active listening, rather than providing advice or ready-made solutions.
  • Our facilitator ensures fair participation and upholds the principles of creating a safer space. Guidelines for a safer space are introduced on our website, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage you to take another look at these principles to fully embrace our supportive community.

Who Should Attend:

  • All women interested in self-discovery and seeking support in their daily lives.
  • Peer groups are particularly beneficial when issues haven’t yet escalated to crisis levels.
  • If you’re unsure about participating due to personal resources, please reach out to our NOVAT Programme Facilitator Jaana, at jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com.

Each session is designed to foster a safe and supportive environment where you can express yourself freely, connect with others on a deeper level, and gain valuable insights for your personal growth journey. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this transformative experience together.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. It’s fantastic that you’re considering joining our NOVAT group – we can’t wait to see you there!

Weekly topics

  • How am I doing?
  • Facing emotions
  • The power of thoughts
  • Personal boundaries and relationships
  • Where can I make an impact?

Mini-NOVAT in English, Helsinki, 28.8.-25.9.2024

Wednesdays from August 28th to September 25th at 15.00-17.00. Meetings take place in Helsinki.

Register here

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all women to join MINI-Novat in English, a nurturing space where you can explore self-discovery, gain fresh perspectives, and connect with fellow participants. Our group focuses on personal growth, emotional well-being, and empowerment.

Details

  • When: Wednesdays from 28.8.-25.9. at 16-18
  • Duration: 5 sessions, each lasting 2 hours
  • Location: Naistenkartano office, Sturenkatu 11, Helsinki
  • Facilitator: Jaana Elonen
  • Cost: Free
  • Facilitated by Jaana Elonen (jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com).

Experience the Possibility:

  • Reflection and Connection: This is a space where you can contemplate your own life, actively listen to others, and experience those “aha” moments.
  • Authenticity and Respect: We encourage you to be true to yourself. In this judgment-free zone, there’s no advice or criticism—just acceptance.
  • Equal Voices: Everyone has an equal chance to share. We value each person’s unique perspective and provide ample room for meaningful contributions.
  • Diverse Paths, Shared Journey: Our group comprises women from various life situations and backgrounds. Remember to express your own experiences and listen compassionately to others.
  • Your Choice, Your Story: Each woman decides what aspects of her life to explore within the group and how much to share with others. While our peer support doesn’t replace professional help or therapy, it complements your journey alongside other resources.

Join us—it’s more than a group; it’s a supportive community where collaboration, inclusivity, and belonging thrive.

What to Expect:

  • Each meeting centers around a specific topic, accompanied by a brief introduction and reflection questions.
  • We emphasize sharing personal experiences and active listening, rather than providing advice or ready-made solutions.
  • Our facilitator ensures fair participation and upholds the principles of creating a safer space. Guidelines for a safer space are introduced on our website, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage you to take another look at these principles to fully embrace our supportive community.

Who Should Attend:

  • All women interested in self-discovery and seeking support in their daily lives.
  • Peer groups are particularly beneficial when issues haven’t yet escalated to crisis levels.
  • If you’re unsure about participating due to personal resources, please reach out to our NOVAT Programme Facilitator Jaana, at jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com.

Each session is designed to foster a safe and supportive environment where you can express yourself freely, connect with others on a deeper level, and gain valuable insights for your personal growth journey. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this transformative experience together.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. It’s fantastic that you’re considering joining our NOVAT group – we can’t wait to see you there!

Weekly topics

  • How am I doing?
  • Facing emotions
  • The power of thoughts
  • Personal boundaries and relationships
  • Where can I make an impact?

Mini-NOVAT in English, Tampere, 30.10.-27.11.2024

Wednesdays from October 30th to November 27th at 16.00-18.00. Meetings take place in Tampere.

Register here

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all women to join MINI-Novat in English, a nurturing space where you can explore self-discovery, gain fresh perspectives, and connect with fellow participants. Our group focuses on personal growth, emotional well-being, and empowerment.

Details

  • When: Wednesdays from 30.10.2024 to 27.11.2024, at 16-18
  • Duration: 5 sessions, each lasting 2 hours
  • Location: Naistenkartano office, Itsenäisyydenkatu 12 – 14 L 9 c, Tampere
  • Facilitator: Jaana Elonen
  • Cost: Free
  • Facilitated by Jaana Elonen (jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com).

Experience the Possibility:

  • Reflection and Connection: This is a space where you can contemplate your own life, actively listen to others, and experience those “aha” moments.
  • Authenticity and Respect: We encourage you to be true to yourself. In this judgment-free zone, there’s no advice or criticism—just acceptance.
  • Equal Voices: Everyone has an equal chance to share. We value each person’s unique perspective and provide ample room for meaningful contributions.
  • Diverse Paths, Shared Journey: Our group comprises women from various life situations and backgrounds. Remember to express your own experiences and listen compassionately to others.
  • Your Choice, Your Story: Each woman decides what aspects of her life to explore within the group and how much to share with others. While our peer support doesn’t replace professional help or therapy, it complements your journey alongside other resources.

Join us—it’s more than a group; it’s a supportive community where collaboration, inclusivity, and belonging thrive.

What to Expect:

  • Each meeting centers around a specific topic, accompanied by a brief introduction and reflection questions.
  • We emphasize sharing personal experiences and active listening, rather than providing advice or ready-made solutions.
  • Our facilitator ensures fair participation and upholds the principles of creating a safer space. Guidelines for a safer space are introduced on our website, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage you to take another look at these principles to fully embrace our supportive community.

Who Should Attend:

  • All women interested in self-discovery and seeking support in their daily lives.
  • Peer groups are particularly beneficial when issues haven’t yet escalated to crisis levels.
  • If you’re unsure about participating due to personal resources, please reach out to our NOVAT Programme Facilitator Jaana, at jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com.

Each session is designed to foster a safe and supportive environment where you can express yourself freely, connect with others on a deeper level, and gain valuable insights for your personal growth journey. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this transformative experience together.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. It’s fantastic that you’re considering joining our NOVAT group – we can’t wait to see you there!

Weekly topics

  • How am I doing?
  • Facing emotions
  • The power of thoughts
  • Personal boundaries and relationships
  • Where can I make an impact?

Mini-NOVAT for Academics, online, 19.11.-17.12.2024

Wednesdays from November 19th to December 17th at 16.00-18.00. Meetings take place online.

Register here

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all academic women across Finland to join MINI-Novat for Academics, a nurturing online space where you can come together to explore self-discovery, share experiences, and build meaningful connections. Our collaborative sessions focus on personal growth, emotional well-being, and empowerment.

Details

  • When: Tuesdays from 19.11.2024 to 17.12.2024, at 16-18
  • Duration: 5 sessions, each lasting 2 hours
  • Location: Online (accessible from anywhere in Finland)
  • Facilitator: Jaana Elonen(jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com).
  • Cost: Free

Experience the Possibility:

  • Reflection and Connection: This is a space where you can contemplate your own life, actively listen to others, and experience those “aha” moments.
  • Authenticity and Respect: We encourage you to be true to yourself. In this judgment-free zone, there’s no advice or criticism—just acceptance.
  • Equal Voices: Everyone has an equal chance to share. We value each person’s unique perspective and provide ample room for meaningful contributions.
  • Diverse Paths, Shared Journey: Our group comprises women from various life situations and backgrounds. Remember to express your own experiences and listen compassionately to others.
  • Your Choice, Your Story: Each woman decides what aspects of her life to explore within the group and how much to share with others. While our peer support doesn’t replace professional help or therapy, it complements your journey alongside other resources.

Join us—it’s more than a group; it’s a supportive community where collaboration, inclusivity, and belonging thrive.

What to Expect:

  • Each meeting centers around a specific topic, accompanied by a brief introduction and reflection questions.
  • We emphasize sharing personal experiences and active listening, rather than providing advice or ready-made solutions.
  • Our facilitator ensures fair participation and upholds the principles of creating a safer space. Guidelines for a safer space are introduced on our website, ensuring everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage you to take another look at these principles to fully embrace our supportive community.

Who Should Attend:

  • All women interested in self-discovery and seeking support in their daily lives.
  • Peer groups are particularly beneficial when issues haven’t yet escalated to crisis levels.
  • If you’re unsure about participating due to personal resources, please reach out to our NOVAT Programme Facilitator Jaana, at jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com.

Each online session is designed to foster a safe and supportive environment where you can express yourself freely, connect with others on a deeper level, and gain valuable insights for your personal growth journey. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this transformative experience together.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. It’s fantastic that you’re considering joining our peer group – we can’t wait to see you there!

Other English Speaking Groups and Events

Tranquil Readers Circle | 1.10.-12.11.2024

Are you looking for a serene space to immerse yourself in your favourite books? Imagine sharing that experience with a community of supportive, like-minded women?

Our Tranquil Readers Circle is a safe, inclusive, and welcoming haven for all women to come together and enjoy the beauty of reading in silence. We warmly welcome all expressions of female identity, creating a space where everyone can feel comfortable and valued.

Register here

Details:

  • When: Every Tuesday from 16.30 to 18.00
  • First Meeting: 1.10.2024 (no meeting on 15.10.2024)
  • Last Meeting: 12.11.2024
  • Where: Naistenkartano’s office in Tampere (Address: Itsenäisyydenkatu 12-14 L 9 C, 33500 Tampere)
  • Who: We warmly welcome all expressions of female identity.
  • Cost: Free

What We Offer:  

  • Peaceful and Safe Environment: Dedicated to quiet reading.
  • Regular Gatherings: Where you can enjoy uninterrupted reading time.
  • Opportunities to Discuss Books: Share recommendations and connect with fellow readers.
  • Supportive and Inclusive Community Atmosphere: Everyone is welcome and valued.
  • Personal Touch: Participants are encouraged to bring their own books to share their favourite reads and discover new ones through the experiences of others.

Why Join: 

  • Relaxation and Enjoyment: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  • Personal Growth: Expand your knowledge and explore new perspectives through reading.
  • Community Connection: Meet new friends who share your love for books.

Our Tranquil Readers Circle is not just about reading; it’s about becoming part of a community dedicated to personal growth and mutual support.

How to Participate: 

We warmly welcome you to join us for one session or all of them—it’s entirely up to you! Whether you can attend just once or every week, we appreciate your presence and look forward to sharing this serene reading experience with you. Simply drop by our next session or register in advance [here (Webropol)] to let us know you’re coming. Registration helps us connect with you beforehand and provide more information about Naistenkartano and how we operate.

Feel free to reach out to our NOVAT Programme Coordinator Jaana, at jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com, with any inquiries. We are excited to meet you and welcome you into our community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to unwind, expand your literary horizons, and connect with fellow book lovers in a serene setting. Whether you’re a seasoned reader or just starting out, our Tranquil Readers Circle welcomes everyone!

Meet-up Café | Monthly | Tampere

We invite you to join us for our Meet-up Café on Monday, 5.8., from 15.00 to 17.00 at our Tampere regional branch office located at Itsenäisyydenkatu 12-14.

Our café is a monthly gathering, held on the first Monday of each month from 15.00 to 17.00. Whether you’re a seasoned participant or entirely new to Naistenkartano’s community, we wholeheartedly invite you to join us at our café gatherings.

Don’t worry if you haven’t attended our peer support groups or activities before – everyone is welcome. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow women, share experiences, and simply enjoy some uplifting conversations over a cup of coffee or tea. Our café is a safe and inclusive space where you can feel supported and valued. So mark your calendar for the first Monday of each month from 15.00 to 17.00, and come join us for a warm and welcoming experience!

No need to register in advance – just drop in whenever it suits you best! Your presence and participation are highly valued, and we look forward to welcoming you with open arms.

Our Meet-Up Café will continue throughout the summer on the following dates: 1.7., and 5.8. We encourage you to mark your calendars and join us for these upcoming gatherings as well.

We’re excited to see you at our Meet-Up Café and create meaningful connections within our community!

Need more information?

Should you have any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jaana, The NOVAT Programme Facilitator, at jaana.elonen@naistenkartano.com, send a text message at +358 50 363 8782 or use WhatsApp.

Your inquiries are warmly welcomed, and I’m here to provide any assistance or information you may need.