Maybe you are wanting to commit to living your most courageous and truest life.
You start each day with the best intentions - you are going to show yourself more compassion, go to your favourite exercise class, start a business, make that challenging phone call, finish that report, write your book, start that new project or ???? etc.
Bit by bit you get drawn in to the vortex of activities that drain your energy. For example - urgencies that had nothing to do with you, social media or the overwhelming list of things to do at work and your personal life.
Then, all of a sudden the time and your well-intentioned plans are forgotten.
This cycle can go on for years, unless it is interrupted...
How does Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness work?
Each month you are a member of Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness, you have the opportunity to take time out to align with what matters to you, learn to like and trust your self.
The monthly Courageous Steps Masterclass is the focus of Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness. Each month we will meet and I will share the monthly theme in the Masterclass. I will share what I have learnt / remembered during the past 25 years of befriending the mystery and wonder of life, including -
- Inquiry questions and journalling relevant to the monthly theme to help you stay focused and take action on what matters most,
- Live Mindfulness meditation that allows you to come home to yourself,
- Activities and exercises on the monthly theme to deepen awareness and let-go of any resistance to your hearts desire,
- Simple habit ideas to help support you to deepen your own wisdom and centre within your own being, and
- Stories and poetry to feed your own inner guide and wisdom.
On the last Sunday of each month, there will be a themed Connection Celebration Circle. These days are based on feedforward from the group and some examples could include "Beginning Again," "Giving Presence" and Q & A
Our secret Facebook group is a great place to share your focus and commitment with other members. That way we can cheer you on from the sidelines 🙂
Each day you will receive daily inspiration on mindfulness (i.e a quote) to inspire and support you to continue to practise mindfulness.
As I am travelling this adventure with you, I will be active in the community and joining in. You can ask me questions, however don't be surprised if I answer back with another question 🙂
When you join Courageous Steps you can connect with other like-minded women in our secret group (whilst you are a member).
The Monthly Themes for 2019...
The monthly Courageous Steps Masterclass is the focus of Courageous Steps. Each month we will meet and I will share the monthly topic in the Masterclass. I will share what I have learnt / remembered during the past 25 years of befriending the mystery and wonder of life, including -
When you join Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness, you'll benefit from -
Personal Growth and (Un)Learning
As you participate and engage in Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness on a regular basis, you will discover additional confidence and evolve as a person. Meeting with a group of like-minded women can bring a tremendous amount of personal and professional growth.
Energy and Flow
There may be days (or weeks) in your profession or business when you do not have very much energy. However, when you are aligned with your own heart and soul something happens and life starts to flow with ease and grace.
Practice, Practice, Practice...
The key to life is paying attention and being present. Yes, this can be challenging. On the surface, it can appear easier to bolt and run away (don't worry I have done that many, many times), however in the long run it doesn't work. This is why we are going to continually practice coming back to focus on yourself and your needs.
No longer will you feel like you are trying to do it all by yourself! In Courageous Steps you will be reminded each week to take time to focus on what matters to you. You will find yourself more inspired to take action when you have a support system cheering you on.
Encouragement and Support
You will have encouragement from other Courageous Steps members. When was the last time someone gave you genuine support and celebrated your successes? In Courageous Steps, we want to celebrate with you and share your successes, no matter how big or small they may seem!
Who is Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness for?
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is for the CEO, the teacher, the assistant teacher, the nurse, the business owner, the real estate agent, the sporting coach, the accountant, the human resources manager, business services manager, the receptionist, the mum, the grandmother, the writer, the printer and anyone else who has a successful career and very real time constraints.
It is for the woman who wants to be more, accomplish more, do more, but most of all be present more. It is also for the woman who wants to do less. The woman who wants to undo what they have done and stop pushing to do and allow more being to unfold.
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is for the woman who is ready to start a new project and bring something new in to the world. That project could be a book, a new business, a course or even transitioning in to a new job.
It is for the woman who is ready to stop, rest and begin to listen to their own inner wisdom and truth.
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is for the woman who is ready to break-up with draining habits (i.e. "shoulds", "comparisons", "blame") and create greater freedom and sustainable wellbeing.
It is for all of us who are ready to practice being more alive and awake in this world, whilst increasing compassion, connection and courage.
Basically, Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is about you coming home to yourself, showing up for you for at least once every day and one hour per month for the Masterclass.
- would like to step forward and take the time to prioritise your own needs and hearts desires,
- want to continue to take action and succeed in a way that is connected to your heart and soul,
- align with your deepest potential and live in a more connected and sustainable way,
- are ready to connect with a group of like-minded women to support you in being the expert of your own adventure (yes we want to celebrate YOU and are not intimidated by your gifts and talents),
- build a grounded sense of confidence and change self-sabotaging patterns,
- are waking up or have woken up to the truth of yourself as so much more than you thought,
- would like access to consistent education and support to stay focused,
- want to belong to a community that is practical and grounded in research and education, and
- are ready to keep growing and learning in a safe and supportive environment!
What Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is NOT...
Mindful Steps is NOT -
- another blueprint, program or or 7-step course (human beings are too complex and simple for them - yes that is a paradox 🙂 ),
- about being perfect - it is about embracing your humanness and who you truly are whole-heartedly,
- following a program to get certain results. I cannot guarantee what you will receive (it depends on where you are and what you want to focus on for the week), and
- an advice giving space (as you are not broken and do not need fixing). It is about you returning to be the expert in your own life and learning to trust yourself fully.
Frequently Asked Questions
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is a monthly subscription ($30AUD) or you can also pay the 6-monthly ($150AUD) or yearly fee ($300AUD).
There is no lock-in contract for the monthly subscription. You will be charged monthly if you choose the subscription ($30AUD month) and can stop at any time.
Don't worry I know technology can be challenging and frustrating, so I have made it simple and easy to participate.
Do you currently have -
- an e-mail account?
- access to reliable internet connection?
- know how to watch Youtube or access videos online?
Yes - great! You will be able to participate in Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness!
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is about education, (un)learning and you committing and taking time for you each month, not coaching. Participants take responsibility for their own experience and changes in behaviour.
Of course you can! That is precisely why this is online - so we can cater for individual needs and requirements.
The short answer is yes.
The long answer - if you would like for this to happen (i.e. linked Australian Professional Standards for Teachers), you will need to send me a request with your name, the number of weeks you have been a member for as well as the continuing professional development structure you are linking too. Once I receive this information, I can then go over it and link to the standards and create a certificate.
That is 100% up to you! Obviously we would love you to be Masterclass each month (which is an hour in duration) 🙂
The themed Connection Celebration Circle is on the final Sunday of the month, so may also like to put some time aside to participate in that, however it will be available on FB, so you can access it anywhere with internet.
However, in saying that, remember mindfulness is a practise 🙂
You get access to the Masterclass I host. The Masterclass will include self inquiry, journalling prompts and exercises. You will also have access to the Courageous Steps secret online group, whilst you are a member. In this group, I will regularly participate in discussions and you may ask questions whilst you are in there.
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness can be purchased monthly, 6-monthly or yearly.
Monthly access costs $30AUD per month, 6-month members are $150AUD (you get 1 month free) and yearly memberships are $300AUD (you get 2 months free). Monthly access is billed monthly and you can cancel at any time.
The Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness price is in Australian dollars.
We use Stripe and PayPal for our payments, so you will be able to pay in your local currency (and Stripe/PayPal converts it for you). So it doesn't matter where you live in the world, you can join us!
The schedule for Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is as follows -
- First day of the new month - receive a themed booklet to track your progress.
- Themed Masterclass - second Saturday of the Month @ 11am QLD Time.
On the last Sunday of the month there will be a Themed Community Celebration Circle. Details about this day will be shared in the secret online forum.
No, it is not.
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is an about awareness and developing self-trust, it is not for treatment for any physical or mental health condition. All participants in the community agree to take responsibility for their own experience and the actions they take.
The majority of the Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness community is women, however, it’s not exclusive to women – all genders and gender identifications are welcome. Who doesn't need to step back from the craziness of life, slow down and listen deeply to their hearts? That is a human need. So yes, you are welcome to join the Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness community.
It is important to understand that Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is NOT coaching, mindfulness or psychotherapy training. However, it could be a useful add-on to these as well as education/teacher and human resources training.
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is all about education - providing tools, strategies and resources to support you to make any changes you choose to and become the expert in your own life and living whole-heartedly.
If you are in psychotherapy whilst you are involved with Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness, please tell your therapist.
Why I created Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness...
Hi - I am Jane Taylor - let me share a little bit about Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness.
Recently - I have had a number of women say to me that they know and want to take better care of themselves, however they don't know where to start. I have also had women go to a weekend course and leave all hyped up, however after a couple of days their energy goes and they are almost back to square one. And then there were women who have completed courses with me and wanted to keep practising being courageous (and so did I). Subsequently, I wanted to create a community for women that is based on taking action, developing the habits of courage and self-care and creating a whole-hearted life. Subsequently, Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness was born.
Courageous Steps to Whole-Heartedness is a safe and supportive online professional learning community for women who would like education, support and accountability so they can take courageous steps and create a whole-hearted career and life.
Make time for your life each month...
Come and join me and give yourself the gift and healing of your own attention and presence!
You'll be grateful you did!
With the connection created in a safe and supportive environment and a small investment of time and money, you will start to create a life that is more aligned with who you are and a deeper sense of belonging. You will start to have more compassion for your self, increase your confidence and trust yourself. This is about progress, NOT perfection. So if you already have these aspects covered you will dive deeper with the tools and check-in time.