I’ve been shouting from the treetops about it for days on every social media outlet that would have me, and the day has finally come.
Body Loving Homework’s next incarnation is born as a full-fledged gorgeous (if I do say so myself), information packed, and extremely fantastic group coaching program for women. In fact, I’m so proud of it, I wanted to tell you a little about why I created it and how I think you will benefit from it.
Why Create a Body Loving Homework E-Course?
This class was created with the express intention of helping you better you relationships with your bodies through creative means, including writing and performance. It has been my experience that writing through the use of prompts, within a community that supports and cherishes your needs and accomplishments, can have a profound effect on your understanding of your body and your relationship to it.
Over the course of my work with these prompts and my personal self-love path, I came to realize that what began as homework to better connect to my body became a deeply felt desire to better connect with my sense of self, my dreams for right livelihood, and my prayer for more deeply resonating human connection.
I have broken down these assignments into ten modules to provide you important way to revisit painful and traumatic moments in your life where you perhaps felt disempowered, and reclaim them with your own words. Assignments are also designed to help you articulate moments of greatness to create a better understanding of your emotions and invite more joy into your daily life.
The most important part of doing this work is sitting down and writing â€“ that is all you need to ask of yourself. Do not feel the need to edit your work or diminish your genius in any way.
This is between you and the page.
And, because I firmly believe that you are deserving of doing this work with the support of a community of like-minded individuals, I have taken the book and cultivated a nurturing container for you to do the work in.
10-weeks. You, me and a group of phenomenal women writing our hearts out with the sole purpose of learning to get to know yourself better and gaining traction toward the life of your dreams.
Why should you take a class like this from a coach like me?
Long before I was a self-love coach, or I went back to school to become a social worker, or even started this site, I worked with women to cultivate and re-author their stories. I have taught poetry classes in after school community youth centers. I have run workshops around body centered writing and the curated spoken word productions.
I started this work, and, ultimately, the bettering of my relationship with my life through the arduous process of writing down every single secret and shameful moment that I was using as evidence for my own lack of self-worth. This became my undergraduate senior thesis – a 125 page memoir about all of the baggage I was lugging around with me.
I wrote those stories.
I shared them. At first, hesitantly, and then, as widely as I possibly could.
I re-defined my own reality by reclaiming those terrible and traumatic experiences in my own words.
I used writing as a tool to re-author my life, figure out what was missing, and rebuild it from the ground up.
I credit my writing practice for absolutely everything that I have accomplished.
These are my absolute truths.
Is this class going to be all writing all the time?
This class fuses writing with my coaching skills, read: real life action and change. For each module, in addition to the writing, there will be group coaching calls, videos, worksheets, creative art activities, and the privacy of an online community for you to offer and receive support.
I know that not everyone learns in the same way, so I have gone through great lengths to diversity the content.
There will be plenty of writing. As much writing as you’d like.
But there will also be plenty of sharing and laughing and crying and virtual hand-holding.
The bottom line.
I really believe in this course.
I feel quite confident that if you’ve been a reader for a while and like my style, you will love this course.
I am certain that you deserve the support, time, and space to get your ducks in a row, swing for the fences, and learn how to rock your life between now and 2013. And yes, there’s more where that came from – I am just wild for cliches.Â You’ll get used to it.