“our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world but to change ourselves”.
– Mahatma Gandhi
8 October – 3 December 2019
△Do you feel undervalued or resentful in your role as a parent? Frustrated more often than you would like?
△Do you struggle to set boundaries in your relationships because you have mum guilt?
△ Do you get stuck doing busy work and desire more presence with your kids?
△ Do you feel alone and isolated as a parent?
△ Do you want to contribute to social issues without burning out or adding to your already overwhelming work load?
If you answered yes to a couple of these, hooray. You’ve found your way to the perfect place.
Parenting with purpose is an eight week immersion crafted to help you find fulfilment, value and purpose in your family life, without burning out.
When I first became a mum, I had already quit my career, tree changed and massively slowed down to bring more intentionality in my life. And still, the shift in identity that I underwent, the intensity of the emotion and the expectations I had on myself were immense.
My career had been one where I was validated. I had a strong sense within it that I was contributing to something greater.
And now here I was, stuck at home with a chest bursting with emotion and a crying baby. Desperately isolated. So tired. And anxious to get back to a time when I felt like what I was doing mattered.
I felt like there was a split within me. I felt like I had no time to do what I had always done – try and make a difference in the world. I internalised the story that motherhood needed to be a guilt-ridden, value-less, isolated proposition – void of purpose. And that I simply had to get through it, and then get back to my day job of creating social change.
Over the past four years, with some amazing mentors, I have reclaimed my sense of purpose. I have come to value what I do in my family life beyond any other ‘job’ or work that I do in the world. I have found my parenting life as a beautiful vehicle not only for my own personal growth (which, in itself is social change), but for my contribution and legacy as well.
And now, I want to share with you how being a socially conscious parent can help you not only find more purpose in what you do, but it can also help you discover more presence and pleasure along the way too.
I want you to know that what you’re doing as a mama, is creating social change.
△ Because you are already working on yourself. And when you empower yourself, you are contributing to a generation of women creating new norms within and outside the home.
△ Because you are creating a new way of relating to your kids – one that is based on kindness and listening and compassion – and that these qualities – once embodied, will change the world.
△ Because you are an energetic being that is always, always, causing an effect in the people and environment around you. It is your birthright, and once mastered, your greatest magic power.
The question is then, why do you not feel like what you are doing is enough?
And how can you rise above the day to day long enough to create a legacy, an impact that starts with how you are raising your children, and extends outward from there?
My approach in this immersion is to help you see yourself as the social leader you already are – to create pathways for you to amplify how you are already showing up – and to create a sense of holistic wellbeing built on connection, self empowerment and contribution.
I want to help you find the purpose in your parenting journey. So that you can dedicate the time, care and self nourishment required to use parenting as a vehicle for social change.
Over the six weeks, I’ll take you through a process that is not about teaching you leadership, but rather, stripping away the stories you’ve come to believe about parenting and leadership that are no longer serving you. Those stories that are making you feel that you’re not contributing, undervalued, burnt out, isolated, disconnected and burdened.
Once you’ve created new, more empowering stories, not only will you find more space available to nourish your own needs, you will find more purpose in your everyday and the motivation to step more fully into leadership in your relationships, families, workplaces or communities.
My wholehearted belief is that conscious parents have the capacity to change the world… without burning out. To contribute to a groundswell of social consciousness, compassion, humanity, inclusivity and sustainability for generations to come.
But it starts here, close in. It starts with our own empowerment. It starts with liberating ourselves of the stories that we’ve internalised from our culture about motherhood, parenting and leadership.
Over the 8 weeks, you’ll work through four themes that together, will create a massive internal shift in your perspective, experience and behaviours as a mother.
The four trainings will be pre-recorded and available to listen to as podcasts – along with guest mentor audios – in your own time. Weekly Q&A calls and your listening partner will give you an opportunity to meet in circle with your new village – and integrate and embody the training.
△ Training One – Slowing Down as Social Change
We live in a culture where going fast is met with love, while going slow equates to failure. As parents, confronting our own discomfort in relation to slowing down offers tremendous opportunities: to create more ease and joy in our own households; to wire our children’s nervous systems in a way that helps them learn; to have space to build relationships and connect with our community and to align our lifestyles with our family values. In this module, you’ll get clear on what your values are, learn why slowing down is integral to social change and explore some powerful practices to clear the addiction to busy-ness that is getting in the way of your social and conscious parenting goals.
△ Training Two – Nourishment as Activism
There is nothing more powerful than a nourished woman. In this module, you’ll take your focus off your children’s wellbeing, and instead spend time reflecting on your needs. As a woman and parent, you’ve been conditioned to believe that your own wellbeing doesn’t matter – that you need to serve in order to receive validation or be a good parent. This story must be dismantled if we are to tear down the structures that keep us powerless consumers. You’ll learn why embodiment and compassion are necessary precursors to being able to show up for yourself, your children and your communities, and how nourishment can be a form of activism.
△ Training Three – Redefining the Village
In a culture that loves to keep us seperate, alone and isolated – connecting is the most sacred form of rebellion we have. We now know through research that connection can be tremendously healing when it comes to addictions, depression, anxiety and chronic illness. It’s also an antidote to our culture’s endless thirst for consumption. In this module, you will explore the fears that keep you disconnected from each other, from yourself, and from your children. You’ll learn why relationships are the most important pathway of social change and create a plan to build your own village that reflects your values, desires and needs.
△ Training Four – Finding the Courage to Lead
We are all leaders, many of us are just doing it unconsciously. In this module, you’ll review what leadership currently looks like (and if it’s working) and redefine leadership on your own terms. You’ll get comfy with your own form of parental magic, and learn to embody the qualities of a sacred social leader. You’ll learn how to foster social leadership within your families and to support our children to lead from within. And you’ll finish the course by writing your commitment – your sacred, social vision, visualising it and creating new neural pathways to inspire action. You’ll finally come to understand that you don’t have to choose your own wellbeing or that of our kids or the planet – that it is all, fundamentally interconnected.
This isn’t your typical parenting course. It’s an incredible sacred, safe space that’s been created and crafted to non-judgementally, compassionately enable you to transform your relationship to yourself as a parent. In it I’ll weave coaching, ritual, magic, connection, circle, yogic philosophy and holistic wellness practices – to support you as an individual to find a pathway to leadership that works best for you and your family.
△ 4 x pre-recorded training audios (podcast-style)
△ 4 x guest mentor interview audios (podcast-style)
△ 8 x worksheets including journal prompts
△ weekly emails and email support
△ 2 x one-one coaching call with me (VIP only)
△ a listening partner assigned from the cohort (optional)
At the completion of the program you’ll feel:
△ clear about your mama magic and your values as a family
△present with your kids – and able to manage resentment and burnout before you melt down
△ optimistic about the future and inspired about your unique role in it
△ valued as a parent and person.
In the school, we believe in creating pathways for social change at all levels. That’s why we’ll be donating $25 of your investment and $50 per guest mentor to PANDA to help them raise awareness and offer support for perinatal anxiety and depression.
The finer details…
I get it, you’re busy! Doing another online program just feels like more work. As a teacher and facilitator, I encourage you first and foremost to work intuitively and sustainably. It’s less about ticking the boxes, and more about diving deeper and honouring your own process. You’ll get the most out of the course if you can commit at least an hour a week to the course content, but if some weeks that doesn’t happen, then doing what you can is perfect too. The last thing we need is to pile on more expectation and shame when we can’t show up and life gets in the way.
That been said, if you do this course until completion, you will find that you have more space, better boundaries and a greater capacity to prioritise your own learning than before. It’s a worthwhile investment, then, to mark the Q&A calls in your diary or have a dedicated time every week to work through the content – and to hold this space as sacred!
Not sure if this program is for you? Got questions? Book a 15 minute call to chat and see if we are a good fit!
A scholarship of 20% is available for a womxn who may, due to exclusion, marginalisation or other circumstance, be unable to pay the full investment. To apply, send me an email – email@example.com – and let me know why you’d love to be involved and what the scholarship would enable you to do. Please note that this space is inclusive and encourages radical self responsibility and owernship of privilege among participants. Sexism, racism or any other form of exclusion or marginalisation will not be tolerated.
Cancellation policy: A non-refundable deposit of at least $250 is required to secure your place. For monthly payment plans, should you withdraw before the start of the program, you will receive a refund of any payments minus the deposit. If you withdraw after the start of the program, your subscription will be ceased but no refunds will be offered of fees paid. For full payment, if you withdraw before the completion of the program, you will receive a refund of any fees paid minus the deposit. If you withdraw after the beginning of the program, you will receive a refund based on number of weeks left in the program.
I would so love to welcome you to this activation – this sacred healing space and this heart-centred group of like minded parents.