Course Description

Background and Why? 

There are a number of reasons why it is important for womxn to focus on looking after themselves. Some of the research states -

  • Australian womxn are more likely to report a long-term mental or behavioural problem and higher levels of psychological distress than men.
  • Working Australians are reporting significantly lower levels of job satisfaction and work-life balance.
  • Family and financial issues were the leading cause of stress for women.
  • One in three marriages end in divorce.
  • Womxn are significantly more likely than men to be concerned about most sources of stress including financial issues, family and relational issues, health issues – self or other, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • More than one in five Australians (22%) reported mental health issues as a source of stress.

These factors as well others can have an impact on the health and wellbeing of womxn, so it comes as little surprise that women are finding it increasingly difficult to find time to nurture their own personal and professional wellbeing.

Welcome to Befriending You!

Befriending You is a 6-week online (un)learning course for professional womxn who are ready to start to break up with draining habits (i.e. confusion, overcommitment, doubt, blame and comparison), so they cultivate courage, self-trust and wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment.

What Will You Learn?

Specifically you will be given the opportunity to -

  • Learn ways to manage what is coming at you in your personal and professional life.
  • Identify the best version of your life, so you can start to establish lasting and sustainable habits to create that place.
  • Discover ways you unconsciously drain your time and energy in your life and then create strategies to fix the time and energy leaks.
  • Focus on prioritising and identify strategies to overcome procrastination.
  • Strategies to de-clutter and simplify your life.
  • Explore aspects of your personal and professional life that need tweaking and ways you can take the next step towards change.
  • Determine your virtues, skills and talents (yes you do have them!).
  • Learn techniques to bring you back in to alignment when life starts to get busy and overwhelming.
  • Determine the people in your life whom you can trust and turn to for support.
  • Create clear boundaries in your life and learn to say no gracefully (yes you can).
  • Develop awareness around what is really stopping you from developing habits for wellbeing and creating work and life you love!

We will take the time so you can realign to your head, heart, hands and feet, so you can "befriend you". 

What is the Outline?

Befriending You commences on January 22, 2022 and goes for 6 weeks (January 22 and 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2022).

The outlines are as follows  -

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When You Join Befriending You, You'll Benefit from - 

  • Personal Growth and Learning - as you participate and engage in Befriending You, you will discover additional self-worth and evolve as a person. Meeting consistently with a group of like-minded womxn 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, body and spirit and other people something happens and life starts to flow with ease and grace.
  • Practise, Practise, Practise - 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.
  • Accountability - no longer will you feel like you are trying to do it all by yourself! In Befriending You, you will be setting up, focusing on and developing systems to track your accountability. 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 and support. When was the last time someone gave you genuine support and celebrated your successes? In Befriending You, we want to share your successes, no matter how big or small they may seem!

What's Included in the 6 Week Befriending You Price?

For the 6 Week Befriending You Course, you will receive -

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Jane Taylor

Hi I am Jane and I am passionate about supporting people express their real truth. At present, I am an ICF PCC Coach, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Teacher and Registered HPE Teacher. I am passionate about supporting people to reconnect and engage with their whole self (even the so-called un-acceptable parts), so they can stand in their own power and express their whole-heartedly connected selves with the world. You can read more about me on linked-in here

Course curriculum

  • 2

    2. Introduction to Befriending You

    • I Am Me by Virginia Satir

    • The Intention Behind Befriending You

    • How Does Befriending You Work?

    • Stages of Change: Where Are You Now?

    • Do You Give Yourself Permission?

    • What is Your Personal Disorganisation Costing You?

    • Ownership, Responsibility and Accountability - What Do They Mean for You?

  • 3

    3. Module 1: Investing Time to Pause

    • What is Self-Management?

    • Simple Time Audit - Where Is Your Time Going Now?

    • Identifying Systems to Build in Your Life

    • Starting to Develop Systems

    • Creating Your Important Dates Calendar

    • Creating Your Financial Calendar

    • Developing Emotional Literacy

    • Starting to Transform Procrastination

    • Do You Procrastinate? If So, When and How?

    • Investing Time to Pause - Relevant Resources

  • 4

    4. Module 2: Realigning to You

    • Areas of Life - What Are They for You?

    • Living Above the Line: Where Are You Now?

    • Identifying Your Why?

    • Identifying Your Vision

    • Identifying Your Core Values

    • Identifying Your Virtues (Synonym to Character Strengths)

    • Identifying Your Character Strengths (Synonym to Virtues)

    • Identifying Your Human Needs

    • What Motivates You?

    • Detecting Your Mission Statement

    • Identifying Your YOU'nique Definition of Success

    • Bringing It Together

  • 5

    5. Module 3: Learning to Trust You

    • What is Self-Trust?

    • Reclaiming Your Power

    • Identifying Your Capabilities (Skills and Talents)

    • What are Personal Boundaries?

    • Identifying Your Personal Boundaries

    • Establishing Courageous Boundaries With Yourself

    • Ideas and Strategies for Saying "No"

    • Establishing Clear Commitments With Yourself

    • Time to Create Smartphone Boundaries?

    • Time to Create Technology Boundaries?

    • Growth Mindset v's a Fixed Mindset

  • 6

    6. Module 4: Developing Your Inner Circle of Trust

    • What and Who Represents Your Inner Circle?

    • Understanding Trust - The Seven Elements of Building Trust

    • The Seven Deadly Shoulds

    • Establishing Clear Commitments With Others

    • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by John Gottman

  • 7

    7. Module 5: Receiving & Lightening the Load

    • The Gift of Receiving

    • Time to Lighten the Stress Load?

    • Using the ABCDE Model to Challenge Adversity

    • Creating a Morning Self-Care Routine

    • Ideas and Strategies for Saying "No"

    • Deciding Whether to Say 'Yes' or 'No' to a Request

    • By Saying 'Yes', I Am Saying 'No' & By Saying 'No', I Can Say 'Yes'

    • Decisional Balance Template

    • Starting to Manage Interruptions

    • Clearing the Clutter

    • Are these 10 Positive Emotions Part of Your Life?

    • 1 Way to Start to Untangle Overwhelm

  • 8

    8. Module 6: Navigating Your Flow

    • What is Flow?

    • How Valuable is Your Time?

    • Weekly Planning Process: Plan Your Week Ahead of Time

    • Identifying Your Priorities for a Week

    • Time to Take Action on that Niggle List?

    • Weekly Meal Planner

    • Decision-Making Using Emotional Intelligence

    • Learning to Control the Controllables

    • Reducing Distractions

    • Creating a Yearly Personal Growth and Development Outline

  • 9

    9. Extra Resources and Conclusion...

    • Reflections e-Journal

    • Creating Your Self-Empowerment Portfolio

    • Book Links and References

    • Feedforward and Review on Befriending You