Authentic Woman Compassionate Self-Awareness Program
The Authentic Women programme has so much value! Everyone has a different message to take from it and it will change your perspective on yourself. I feel privileged to have been a part of Jo and Heather’s teachings because they have taught me a lot about myself and made me feel the support, I need to be myself and understand why I often do and feel the things I do. We need to treat ourselves with more kindness to live healthier and happier lives. Take the time you deserve to improve your life and the way you treat yourself, the programme can teach you a lot. I thank you Jo and Heather for the messages I received and the value you have added to my life, what I have learnt about myself will help me and others going forward, your lessons help me daily to cope with the complex world we live in and all the challenges and stress we unfairly put on ourselves. Take care of yourself and be content with who you are”.
Congratulations on the development of this course – it’s truly top class and so beneficial and enlightening. Everything within your course, the videos, the readings, references etc are exceptional – This course is a gift and it should be treated as one”
I recently completed the Authentic Woman course online. I do love a good online course and have done a few over the years. But Authentic Woman is in a class of it’s own. It is comprehensively developed and beautifully presented, it was an absolute pleasure to log on every week.
I felt like Jo and Heather were my own personal coaches supporting and encouraging me every step of the way. The supporting material like the eBooks and the homework are thoughtfully combined with the online learning materials. It was beyond my expectations in every way.
This course delivers a deeply transformative experience that helps you create a more meaningful life if you truly commit to the process. Thank you Jo and Heather.
The Authentic Woman program is WOW! A blessing and a gift – one that I believe is essential for growth and truly becoming Me! I feel proud to give this gift to myself and share it with all those that I love and care about.
The combination of the facilitator’s content, knowledge, teachings, and most importantly the expertise Heather and Jo have shared to create this program is unlike anything else available that I’ve experienced.
The program has taught me to actually embody self-compassion. I’m less judgemental and more accepting of myself – truly! I am using many of the learnings in my daily life, and though the benefits are too many to list, the biggest benefit of all is that I’m spending more time thriving and in gratitude, than self-criticising – and this is liberating! Pause and Breathe everyone.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Authentic Women programme. The videos are interesting and insightful and cover a great range of personal development topics – they were an absolute pleasure to watch! And there is plenty of support material such as exercises on each topic area, book recommendations and guided meditations to help with your learning. And you can go back to this whenever you like, it’s very flexible and gives you a great resource to refer to in the future. I felt like the content was extremely well researched (and I’m a researcher!), with very clear explanations about how to apply this to your life, and lots of encouragement. So if you would like to feel more calm, more connected, and more confident in your life – and learn how to cope with the difficult times as well as everyday challenges – I would highly recommend giving Authentic Women a go!’
The idea of being real, taking care of myself, being my best friend is so enticing. It’s the complete opposite of how I have treated my self over the last 44 years.
Naturally I was attracted to this program, but actually doing it released a flood of fear. Thoughts such as ‘who will I become’ or ‘why bother, you are who you are’ kept me at a distance. When I finally watched, read and listened I was still full of doubt. It wasn’t until Session 4 that I took a conscious pause, let myself go (even if it was a few moments) and allowed it to get into me – to consider myself a friend, to acknowledge being good to me without fear or guilt.
I love listening to Heather and Jo, they make me feel supported. I continue to listen, re-watch and re-read the session materials, skipping to and from bits of the program I love or need right now. I guess this is what taking care of myself is, stepping through layers of fear to getting to know and enjoy being me.
This program is powerful. Really powerful. Whilst I have been on an ‘inner journey’ of self awareness and self discovery for over 20yrs, I found Authentic Woman profoundly inspirational and transformative.
The fact that it’s underpinned by neuroscience and proven research really helped me to feel ‘justified and motivated’ in putting my time into what was suggested. Each session had such gold in it for me, so I enjoyed taking my time and integrating each session. It has been a deeply nurturing and nourishing experience – beyond the type of ‘self love’ I’ve tried before.
I’m the kind of person after an amazing life, not externally (although I won’t turn it back!) but rich in terms of my relationships and connections. To me relationships are the most important element of my life, and whilst I can often show up as a great friend, I fall far short of this when it comes to how I treat myself.
This program has allowed me some of the time, permission and guidance that I’ve needed to enhance, deepen and soften this relationship, which of course is allowing so many other areas of my life to flourish. Authentic Woman has been just that for me, a way of being that’s allowing me to be my more authentic self, day by day, imperfectly.
No big grand promises, no brand new life, no quick fix by self help gurus – but a gentle framework for showing up and leading the kind of life I truly desire. Thank you Heather and Jo.
I really enjoyed the whole experience and loved how the weekly video sessions were combined with face to face video conference sessions with the group. I must say I was a little apprehensive at the start about sharing personal details and things I may be struggling on with people I don’t really know but it turned out to be really good. Everyone was so supportive and each one also had their own struggles which meant we had an underlying bond.
I did find it hard to stay on track with the video’s as the course was right in the middle of our busiest time of the year (Sept/Oct) but tried to not fall behind each week by listening to the clips on my walk to work.
I’ve implemented some of the strategies already by taking a chance and a leap of faith at work. I’ve used some of the strategies to keep that little voice inside my head which used to tell me all the reasons why I wouldn’t succeed and have managed to turn this around and say yes to things I may not have said yes to before. I’ve also been keeping up a journal with thoughts and have been continuing to use the app which makes me document all the things I’m grateful for each day. I try to say no more too, which is a good thing as it means I have more time for the important things and also more time for myself.
Thanks again for the great program.