The Bold Love Cure consists of nine training modules over 12 weeks. You’ll find an outline for each module and learning objectives below.  You’ll also find the 3 stages of learning this program engages over the course of our 12 weeks together.

Module 1: Self-Compassion & Self-Care

Outline:

  • Learning about self-love and “why” we’re here

  • The gifts of time, space and relationship

  • The fundamental importance of bringing in the body

  • Cultivating awareness & presence

  • Gathering resources (external and internal)

  • Working with posture and the power of posture

  • The Importance of Curiosity, Patience, Kindness & Non-Judgment

Learning Objectives:

  1. Reflection on the importance of self-compassion as the foundational for unlearning entrenched patterns

  2. What self-compassion looks like from a practical point-of-view and how we actively cultivate it

  3. Becoming active agents in knowing and growing the resources available to us

  4. Learning how to come out of the overactive “head” and into the body and the field of possibility that exists when we release our “stories”

  5. Beginning the process of “attuning” to self through awareness

  6. Become more skilled at orienting your awareness and building the “muscle” of focus, concentration and attention.

Module 2: Authenticity, Attachment & the Soil from which we Grew

Outline:

  • What authenticity means from a physiological and nervous system perspective

  • Early life attachment relationships & how they shape us

  • How our need for attachment eclipses and influences how we’re “wired”

  • Learn to recognize and accept what happened to you as a child

  • Come to know and understand the internalized voice

  • How our biography becomes our biology

  • The cultural matrix as the soil in which we grew and why it matters

  • The 4Ss of secure attachment and how we can foster these for our kids

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding ourselves from a biopsychosocial point of view

  2. Learn a framework for understanding how our “voice” becomes muted

  3. Viewing yourself and your life through the anthropologists’ lens

  4. Making space for a new understanding of self to replace our old stories of “blame and shame”; especially around our parenting

  5. Reframe and make new sense of early life experiences and how they shaped us

  6. Gaining a deep body-level understanding of how our early life experiences became wired in our brains and bodies and how the unlearning happens

Module 3: Your Nervous System & Stress

Outline:

  • The 101 of your nervous system (& why it helps us to know)

  • The physiology of stress and survival

  • Your finest defenses

  • Education around self-regulation & co-regulation

  • Stress and our kids (helping them regulate)

  • Neurosensory, mindfulness & embodiment practices for self-awareness

Learning Objectives:

  1. Empowerment through education around your nervous system physiology

  2. A deep dive learning into your stress response physiology; recognizing it and influencing it through neurosensory and awareness exercises

  3. Know and bring compassion to how we’ve learned to live with armor in the world (living through our defense responses)

  4. Learn to self-regulate through more embodiment & awareness practices

  5. Learning about stress in our kids; how it looks and what we can do to respond differently and help them regulate

Module 4: The Animal of our Bodies

Outline:

  • The history of our (cultural) disconnection

  • How culture has shaped how we think about and know ourselves

  • Learn innate wisdom and intelligence of the body & its language

  • Animal instincts & impulses

  • The animal of our kids

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learning about and connecting with the felt sense, feelings & learning to “trust the gut”

  2. What an informed intuition is and how we can use it

  3. Reconnecting on a fundamental level through practices with the wisdom & intelligence of the body

  4. Expand yours and your children’s vocabulary around feelings and sensations

Module 5: Boundaries

Outline:

  • Embodiment and boundaries (physical/mental/emotional)

  • Our boundaries (what they are)

  • Working with boundaries through practice

  • Learning about our kids’ boundaries and boundary ruptures

Learning Objectives:

  1. You’ll learn all about boundaries, how to recognize the difference between healthy vs. unhealthy boundaries (and how influence our relationships)

  2. How our boundaries were ruptured and how we inadvertently rupture others’

  3. Learn through practices to identify and heal boundary ruptures

  4. Learn to identify and to set and honor boundaries for ourselves and our kids

Module 6: Emotions

Outline:

  • Felt sense, feelings & emotions (how to understand their relationship)

  • Working with difficult emotions & emotional triggers

  • Learning healthy emotional expression

  • Understanding emotions and our kids

Learning Objectives:

  1. Establish a different perspective and relationship to your emotions through education

  2. Learn what makes an emotion “difficult” and learn how to work with emotional triggers

  3. Learn to recognize and understand what lies beneath emotional triggers

  4. Identifying what disconnected part of ourselves is present in our moments of emotional reactivity & learn to integrate these parts into the whole of who we are

  5. Understanding our anger and our sadness and how to work with anger & anxiety

  6. Learn how to help your kids with their strong emotions; how we can support them and help them develop emotional resilience

Module 7: Landscape of Feelings

Outline:

  • The landscape of our feelings & feeling states

  • Permission to feel it all

  • Feeling states as an internal compass

Learning Objectives:

  1. Connect deeply to our feeling states and allowing & embracing their complexity

  2. Learning to the body as a finely tuned instrument that is always guiding us

  3. Enhance self-awareness through the knowledge of the “push” and “pull” we experience

  4. Learn to hold and contain the dimensions of our feeling & emotional experiences without judgment

Module 8: Wiring for Joy

Outline:

  • Joy versus happiness

  • The Science of the Heart

  • Non-judgment and post-traumatic growth

  • Animal spirituality

  • Tao of Parenting

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore how to cultivate the experience of joy & how it differs from happiness

  2. Learning to rewire our brains & nervous systems for joy and to receive nourishment

  3. Learn how to know what you love & what expands and nourishes you

  4. Learn about the importance of wonder, awe & joyful expression & how to become more receptive to these experiences

  5. Learn a radical new way of approaching parenting & how it can revolutionize our relationship with our kids

  6. Learn about the Power of Play

Module 9: The Way Home

Outline:

  • Intentional Parenting

  • Trusting intuition

  • The micro & the macro of the work we’re doing

  • Paving the path forward

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to become more intentional in your parenting

  2. Engaging with the mythic perspective of change and the ripple effect of the work we’re doing

  3. Learn to consciously declutter different areas of your life in order to make way for more of what nourishes you


Learning through Education & Embodiment

Learning throughout the program is both Educational (working with new concepts & perspectives) as well as Experiential (integrating learning through practices). The program contains a dozen different writing & reflection exercises to explore, 20+ neurosensory practices. Throughout the program you will also work with five foundational practices created specifically for the embodied learning in this program.

Foundational meditation practices

First foundational practice: Body awareness meditation (scanning, sensing & tracking bodily sensations)

Second foundational practice:  Centering, Grounding & Orienting

Third Foundational Practice:  Bringing the “Witness” online & unearthing what lies at the heart of emotional triggers.

Fourth Foundational Practice: Heart meditation (neurosensory practice)