Create Your Best Life (ES)
When you are 'whole', you can give yourself unconditionally to another. We owe it to ourselves and our families to become 'whole' and live our most satisfying life.
Having a child is a life changing event. It transforms everything that was, and everything that will be, including you. You may be feeling like you’re not exactly sure where you are? That’s normal.
You might still be in survival mode (first year) or in a transition (there are lots of them!) which interrupts sleep, routine, self-care, and sanity. While caring for another human being is amazing on so many levels, you may be feeling you are left behind.
Between all the roles you are juggling, you may find it hard to know where you, the most true, authentic you is. This little one brought you a gift; a moment to pause, take stock and consciously decide how to move forward.
There are lots of classes on how to care for your child, popular parenting techniques and more but this is a class about you. Not your role. It’s about who you are and how you want to calibrate your best self to interact with the world including your little cuddly bundle.
Date: Wednesdays, 24 October-14 November 2018, 11:00am-12.30pm
Duration: 4 x 1.5 hours classes
Venue: Paddo RSL
Teacher: Julie Jensen
Cost: $199Course fee includes workbook and childminding for one child aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Click here to book in additional children.
*Please note - You must enter the names and ages of ALL children you will be bringing in the 'Note to Seller' section at checkout.
Coming without kids? Use the code "CHILDFREE" at checkout to receive a $24 discount!
ENROLMENTS CLOSE AT 5PM ON MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2018
Week 1: Cultivating your core
There are many messages and influences of who you should be, what you should do and how you should act. It began for all of us when we were young. We too will indoctrinate our little ones on a similar journey. We will pass on our good and our bad, both consciously and unconsciously. However, when we approach from our purest self and interact with their purest self, we can show our best and how we are fallibly human in a graceful, loveable way. Cultivating your core helps you tend to your own unique way of interacting with the world. What does WHOLE mean to you
Week 2: Choose a lens and observe yourself
It’s important to understand what lens you use currently to view the world. This will help you understand how you view your circumstances and if you want to update the yardstick you use to evaluate your thoughts, decisions, and plans. How do you want to see yourself and the world? Your goal is to uncover, not to arrive. You’ll discover, adjust, go deeper, let go, adjust again, and in the process bring back many aspects of who you are. It is messy and chaotic while going through it, but natural and orderly when looking retrospectively at the work you’ve done. Are you ready to unravel your knot?
Week 3: Know your strengths and weaknesses
Part of cultivating your core is getting in touch with your strengths and weaknesses. Although we tend to think of strengths as “good” and weaknesses as “bad,” they are neither. That’s because strengths and weaknesses live on the same continuum. A trait that is nurtured and balanced is a strength; the same trait in excess becomes a weakness. What are yours?
Week 4: Face your fears and let go
You’ll need the courage of a child trepidatiously descending into the dark basement alone for the first time. You’ll also need the child-like innocence of curiosity in asking, ‘Why?’, until you uncover the true nature of the fear. Are you ready to shine a torch on them? Now it’s time to let go of everything you have identified about yourself that you no longer want to hang on to. What have you identified that you want to let go of?
Meet your teacher:
Julie Jensen aligns her WHOLE self with what she does and applies it to all the roles she plays. She believes this is how one attains and sustains a happy, fulfilled, content life. She came to learn how to live through her experiences with death - nearly that of her own, as she is a stroke survivor, and that of her father. Over the last decade and a half she has been on a quest to understand her purpose, “why am I still here”, how to live fully with a void left by a love one and how to be a role model that her children look up to.
Julie is a recovering people pleasing perfectionist who’s now able to embrace her imperfect self and others without judgment. She is resilient believing that with each fall there is a gift. She no longer lets fear run the show, and occasionally when it wants attention she gently asks why.
Until recently, she has been a digital media executive in San Francisco, CA. She now lives in Sydney, Aus and is a full time wife and mother of three children, ages 10, 7, 1.5. She is also writer, penning a manuscript called WHOLE: Living in Technicolor.