Facing LIFE head-on with a lot of heart

Facing LIFE head-on with a lot of heart

Sometimes it seems that life really throws us a ball just to see if we’re still alive, focused, ‘on it’, engaged….or just for the fun of it. It’s one of the Truths – like if we’re alive, one day we won’t be in this body and the other “truth” is that everything changes. And if you’re anything like me – and being human we have a lot in common – I tend to try duck and dive these curve balls to avoid pain, conflict and stuff that’s hard. Why? Because it’s uncomfortable. And it’s hard. And sometimes it really hurts. We all have different ways of dealing with this – alcohol – I have been known to reach for the glass of wine at the end of a long day. Cigarettes. Gym. Sex. Belonging to a group – woman’s group, Bible club, meditation….. any thing that will help us to get around what we’re being dealt by just being alive. Some of these attempts definitely have more benefits than others. The only part is that even in that statement there’s a judgement. This is good or this is bad. In that judgement we make decisions as to how we are going to manage things and try to control it so we can feel better. That seems to be our driving force – to feel better. And even that can get weird. I’ve seen in my practice, and with myself when I’m honest, there is a huge attraction to being a victim/ martyr. There’s a part of the brain that convinces us that this is the best way to be....
Coming home after a retreat or workshop – what now?

Coming home after a retreat or workshop – what now?

It’s when we come home from a retreat or a workshop that the ‘REAL’ work starts. I love this post by Dr Joe Dispenza Coming Home: Tips for Integrating Your New Personality Into Your Old Personal Reality Coming Home: Tips for Integrating Your New Personality Into Your Old Personal Reality So many people tell me that the hardest part of going to an event is leaving it. The reason why is because when you return to your everyday life, that’s when the real work begins… the work being the process of integrating your new personality into your old past-present personal reality. With that said, here are some practical tips on how to do just that—although, these tips apply to any time when you want to make real, lasting changes in your life. Most importantly, do the work and do it every day. Don’t make excuses to not do the work. If you keep reminding yourself of who you want to be, while at the same time staying conscious of who you no longer want to be, eventually your personal reality will transform to match your new personality. Never stop learning. Fill your brain with knowledge and review the information you’ve learned regularly so you can continue to assign meaning as to what you’re doing and why. View your life as an initiation/test. This way you won’t be a victim to any of your life’s circumstances. When you view life as an initiation, you are challenged to bring a greater level of mind to the obstacles in your life. Remember—you can’t overcome a challenge with the same level of mind that created...
The beautiful healing power of being heard

The beautiful healing power of being heard

Yesterday I took part in a profound healing journey. It was a closed group call of a group of women, facilitated by Bennie Naude. Some women I know, others only through skype and sessions we have shared over the ethers. The purpose was to be witnessed as we shared a story. It was an interesting experience as my original intention was purely to hold space and witness other’s stories. Yet, the night before I had such a vivid dream about something that happened more than 20 years ago and was so triggered by events of the morning that I jumped in and shared my story. What I experienced was so beautiful. A group that held me as I talked. At no point did anyone try to fix it, make me feel better, help me see a different perspective or try to change the way I felt. I felt heard I felt loved I felt acknowledged and accepted. The group presence was powerful enough for the healing to start taking place. A story that I had not told anyone for over 20 years was heard and I felt a weight drop from my belly. Yes, I felt raw. Also, vulnerable and exposed. That wasn’t comfortable. But I also trusted this group to keep the contract we agreed to at the beginning of the session. And then I had the opportunity and privilege to listen to others. It was an amazing morning. In a group presence there is a value of sharing and being heard. And in a group there is an opportunity for deep healing to happen. Being witnessed and witnessing...
Freedom through forgiveness – Knysna 28th May 2016

Freedom through forgiveness – Knysna 28th May 2016

A few weeks ago Bennie Naude and I ran our first Freedom Through Forgiveness workshop in Knysna. I was really awed and moved by the transformations I witnessed by the end of the day – and the feedback we received from participants long after the workshop showed that the decisions and revelations were life changing and powerful. To find out more about what others thought watch this video Our next workshop is on the 28th May in Knysna. The workshop runs from 9am -about 8pm with lunch and dinner and snacks provided. The fee is R1250. If you would like to join us or would like more information then please contact us or Click here to register When you decide You matter then You make different...
Freedom Through Forgiveness

Freedom Through Forgiveness

The Freedom Through Forgiveness day workshop is not about learning to turn the ‘other cheek’ or letting ‘them’ off the hook. It’s an opportunity for you to have a look at how you love yourself.
1 Day Workshop With Jeanne Booth and Bennie Naude
Knysna 23 April, Cape Town 7 May, Jozi 21 May