At the end of 2021, I started visioning out 2022...
I had such wonderful plans and goals.
The Truth? 2022 was a bust for me (at least when it came to my plans and goals).
After Christmas 2021 was basically canceled for me due to Covid, I proceeded to face emotional struggle, after emotional struggle… after emotional struggle.
And I struggled in just about all areas of my life:
relationship, family, work, business, money, health…
It felt like 2022 couldn't give me a break.
It just wouldn’t quit.
I’m happy to say, and so will the people closest to me who witnessed the journey, that I met each struggle, all the fear and all the pain with presence and openness and moved through each one and seemingly made it through the other side.
Then in September, my 6 year relationship suddenly ended and my life completely changed direction
It was like the universe had put me on the Spiritual Warriors List and was like...
“Here is your last challenge of the year Michele!
Get at girl!”
So, that’s what I did…I got at it.
Now months later there's still so much emotional work to do...
grief to process, still so much pain to alchemize, love to feel...
There's still so much for me…
But life is getting better…
I’m secure, well taken care of and embodying this experience.
I'm hopeful for the future.
While the real reward for making it through struggle is a sense of security and inner peace here are just a few external things that came my way:
I doubled my income and bought a car🚙
I grew spiritually and I deepened the meaning I have for life🙏🏾
I was invited to teach inside Dr. Nicole LePera’s (The Holistic Psychologist) membership who is one of my biggest mentors and inspiration🍎
I'm spending the holiday with family like I wanted to last year and it’s nourishing my spirit like nothing I could have imagined🎄
I didn’t drink or pick up any other compulsive or numbing behaviors through it all and celebrated 6 years of continuous sobriety🕊
What's the key to surviving and thriving during tough times?
The key is having a strong foundation supported by emotional resilience...
and emotional embodiment is a pathway.
Emotional Embodiment is the process of healing, completion and coming into your full power by developing yourself in 5 key areas
that are necessary for emotional resilience.
When you are emotionally embodied you...
1. h the foundational skills to be present with all that is (the good, the bad, the ugly)
2. self-regulate during acute times of emotional stress
3. clear out what is stuck or holding you back from moving forward to make room for hope and the good that's to come
You the tools + practices (foundations) to do the work.
During my time warrior-ing through last year, I recorded several workshops.
Trainings about these very emotional growth tools and emotional embodiment practices.
After I taught inside Nicole’s membership, I remembered how much I LOVE teaching and how alchemizing it is for me.
Here are some messages I got directly after teaching that workshop...
The Prerequisite Class
Assess Your Readiness for Emotional Embodiment Work
Through my own emotional embodiment journey and supporting women through theirs, I've created a short list of 5 basic skills that people need to lay the foundation for their emotional embodiment. What We'll Cover In This Class: -A simple and clear definition of emotional embodiment -Why it's important to start with the basics -The components of emotional embodiment -The 5 prerequisites to emotional embodment What's Included: -55 minutes of pre-recorded and captioned content -A digital workbook to guide you through the class
The Core Foundational Workshops
Create a Personalized Emotional Safety Plan for Triggers and High Stress Situations
No matter how solid your ongoing self-regultation practices are sometimes sudden and strong emotional triggers come up and we need tools and techniques to work through them. Creating an emotional safety plan takes the guesswork out of determining which tools and techniques to use. In this workshop I'll share my top three approaches to managng triggers and high stress situations and walk you through creating your emtoional safety plan. The Sessions: (1) The Science of Stress (2) Triggers & The Body (The Nervous System) (3) Triggers & The Mind (The Drama Triangle) (4) Triggers & The Heart (Inner Parts Work) (5) Create Your Emotional Safety Plan What's Included: -3.5 hours of pre-recorded and captioned content -A digital workbook to guide you through the sessons
Design a Supportive & Repeatable Emotional Embodiment Practice
If you're faithful to your practices your practices will be faithful to you. A "practice" is anything you commit to doing regularly that helps you (1) stay emotionally clear (2) hear the voice of your inner being (3) bring your authentic self fully out into the world Emotional embodiment practices are what keep you anchored when the ride of life gets bumpy. The key is setting up the right practices for you and being consistent. The Sessions: (1) Embodiment (2) Centering (3) Intention (4) Accounting (5) Design Your Emotional Embodiment Practice What's Included: -2 hours of pre-recorded and captioned content -A digital workbook to guide you through the sessons
Uncover the Freedom and Power to Direct Your Life
For most of my life I buried and stuffed my emotions because being with them was too painful. Years of doing this was so harmful to myself and not only forced essential parts of my being to go into hiding but wrecked havoc on my nervous system. When I learned that emotions were a superpower and discovered working with them through written "inventories" was the key to creating a happy healthy life for myself it changed the whole game for me. The Sessions: (1) Emotional Inventory (2) The Fear Inventory (3) The Desire Inventory (4) The Gratitude Inventory (5) The Needs-To-Self-Care Inventory What's Included: -2 hours of pre-recorded and captioned content -A digital workbook to guide you through the sessons
The Supplemental Resources
Success in self-regulation is in knowing what action to take and this has been supported by creating my own nervous system care kit.
What We'll Cover In the Class:
Understand why regulating the nervous systems is so important
Learn about the biology of stress and the nervous system
Learn what a nervous system care kit is and how to use it to meet your needs
Learn the the steps for creating a personalized nervous system care kit
Plan out the creation of your nervous system care kit
I wrote this in-depth guidebook because the journey from self-abandonment to self trust was a big one for me. I learned over the last 6 years what it took for me to take this journey back home to myself and outlined my process.
In this 30-page in-depth guidebook you'll:
Be introduced to 5 elements to cultivating self-trust
Read personal examples of my own self-abandonment and lesson learned about self-trust
Receive guidance and suggestions to help you start cultivating greater self-trust
"Feelings are something you have; not something you are."
--Shannon L. AlderIn
In this emotional embodiment meditation bundle, you'll be guided to:
relax into your body
sit with your emotions
explore the true source of your emotions
meet them with curiosity and self-compassion
discover the gifts waiting for you inside these difficult emotions
What you'll receive
5 guided meditations with music
5 guided meditation without music
Does this course require special knowledge or experience?This course requires no specific knowledge or experience to take. The best thing you can do to prepare is to bring an open mind and willingness to grow.
Do I have to finish the course in a certain time period?Yes and no. While this program is designed to be completed over six week (one session per week) it is not a requirement. Once you register for the program you’ll have lifetime access to the Emotional Mastery material so you are free to design your own schedule and go at your own pace if you so choose. All of the videos, digital workbooks and bonuses are yours to keep forever so please take as long as you like to work through the material if you want to.
So, is this course like therapy?No. This is an educational course. While I do have a Psychology Degree and Masters of Education, I am not a licensed mental health professional and I do not provide psychotherapy, counseling, or any other mental health services that would require a license. What I provide in this course is education, training and access to coaching and Q&A videos about dating, relationships, healing and personal growth that all have the potential for substantial learning and life transformation.
I am working with a therapist already. Is it ok to take a course like this?ABSOLUTELY! And… I would mention it to your therapist. Here are my thoughts. Working with both a therapist and taking a transformational course like this can be a wonderful and complementary experience. In therapy, you get to look at every part of yourself that has shaped you into the person you are. With an online course like Date With Depth, created by a certified coach, you’ll get to look at who you are right now AND who you want to be. Having both a therapist and course like this can support each other as knowing how you came to be where you are will often help you become the person you want to be.
Is this course LGBTQ friendly and inclusive of diverse relationship models?Sure is! As the guide for this program, I’m in a heterosexual coupleship and use personal stories to teach the content inside Date With Depth. The course is not gender specific or oriented toward any specific sexual orientation. I welcome any feedback that will help make this program more inclusive as you go through the program.
What if I need more support? Is this program available with coaching?Yes! Inside the course portal I share more information about how to get private coaching support while taking this course.
Hello, I'm Michele.
I'm an Emotional Embodiment Guide and Wholeness Coach for women here at Women Can Heal.
When I went off to college I was young and emotionally immature. Alcohol, my social life and achievement became my quick fixes for the persistent anxiety I struggled with and I used these "coping skills" for the next 15 years.
Over the years I got really good at making things look good on the outside while feeling really stressed, dysregulated and out of control on the inside. I was totally disembodied.
I reached a critical breaking point that forced me to make some changes and set down a path of emotional embodiment. I have spent years working on myself and my nervous system while seeking out the mental, emotional and physical healing I needed to come back into balance.
In short I've learn how to be present with my emotions and more fully inhabit myself.
It hasn't been quick nor has it been easy but the rewards of this level of embodiment work are showing up today. I can say with confidence that I am staying more conscious and healthy than I could have ever imagined 15 years ago.
I'm looking forward to connecting with you more and hearing your thoughts about the Foundations program.
Emotional Embodiment Foundations
Discover practical wisdom and apply research based interventions to build your emotional resilience and strengthen your foundation