Welcome to the Compassionate Self-Awareness Program

To Know Yourself, Care for Yourself and Be Yourself

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How to say a compassionate No

Empower Yourself

“All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say No and said Yes.” – Moss Hart

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Be Authentic

Feel Confident, Calm and Connected. Thrive.

Do you worry you will never be truly happy, never truly satisfied?

With yourself or with your life?

Does life feel demanding, like you spend a lot of time trying to please a lot of people?

Do you find it challenging to be authentic?

Are you hard on yourself, never feeling ‘good enough’?

Do you ever say yes when you really want to say no?

Does worry or self-doubt block you from feeling naturally confident and calm?

Do you find yourself feeling impatient and reactive?

Do you feel like you’re going through life merely surviving rather than truly thriving?

Like something needs to change, even if you don’t know exactly what that is?

You’re not alone

This has been our experience and that of thousands of other women we know and have worked with.

After many years of searching for the answers to how to live authentically from an inner place of confidence, calm and connection; how to live a deeply meaningful life; how to care for ourselves as much as we do others, we finally found the path of Compassionate Self-Awareness.

The coupling of self-compassion with self-awareness is now backed by brain science and can literally change your brain to empower you to create the life and relationships you deeply desire.

Growing our self-awareness is the crucial first step towards living more authentically. Knowing the thoughts, feelings, behaviour patterns and the beliefs that drive our choices. Yet the challenging part about self-awareness is that it can be confronting.

Unless, and this is a BIG unless, we can treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring and compassion we show to a good friend. Compassionate self-awareness means we can clearly see ourselves AND bring about the inner and outer change we want. We now know through brain science that self-compassion provides a powerful motivating force for growth and change. It creates the safety our brain needs.

This is an integrated and transformative way of knowing ourselves, of empowering, supporting and nourishing ourselves. Of thriving in our lives in a way that is aligned with our values and innate strengths, with our authentic self.

This program will inspire and empower you, step by step, to Know Yourself, Care for Yourself and Be Yourself. To create a deeply authentic and meaningful life and fulfilling relationships.

Through evidence-based learning and tools, practices backed by brain science, a private supportive community, relatable stories and gentle wisdom; you’ll feel more inner calm, confidence and connection. You’ll thrive in a life that truly reflects your authentic self.

Join us today

Receive our 2 for 1 launch offer – buy one program and get another one Free!

Gift this additional program to a friend and share in this inspiring and empowering journey together.
This offer is for a limited time only, don’t miss out on sharing this Program with a friend!

Incredible value at just USD $197

Be Empowered

Know Yourself

Know Yourself

Find a deep inner confidence and calmness as you become aware of the thoughts, feelings, behaviour patterns and beliefs that drive your choices.

Care for Yourself

Care for Yourself

Feel like you can thrive rather than just survive. Learn ways you can truly look after and empower yourself emotionally, mentally, physically and financially.

Be Kind with Yourself

Be Kind with Yourself

Learn how to become your own best friend, new and kinder ways of motivating, supporting and being with yourself.

Be Yourself

Be Yourself

Connect with yourself and your tribe and be guided and supported to knowing your innate strengths and values to create an authentic and meaningful life.

  • The Compassionate Self-Awareness program is WOW! The combination of teachers, content, knowledge, teachings, and experts is a blessing and a gift - one that I believe is essential for growth and truly becoming me! The expertise and personal experience 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 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 truly liberating!"

    Laura, Australia

Your Teachers

Heather Albrecht

I’m a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher with a decades-long career in the corporate world that taught me much about the challenges of authentically being myself. I’m passionate about sharing the path of Compassionate Self-Awareness which for me has been, and continues to be, the most transformative path for living a deeply meaningful and authentic life.

Jo Wagstaff

I’m the mum of a teenage boy and spent 20 years in corporate leadership roles before embracing my own Compassionate Self-Awareness journey. I re-trained, studied psychotherapy and coaching and became a Search Inside Yourself Accredited Teacher. I am passionate about supporting women to find their voices, be themselves, care for themselves and create deeply authentic and meaningful lives.

Your Program Toolkit


22 Video Learning Sessions

High quality videos with evidence-based learning, tools, practices, gentle wisdom and stories with Authentic Woman Co-Founders Jo Wagstaff and Heather Albrecht.

Resources for Each Learning Session

Resources for Each Learning Session

Proven practices, tools, worksheets, books, reflections to support and empower your learning and experience.

Weekly Inspiration

Weekly Inspiration

Weekly emails to inspire and support you on your journey to authenticity – feeling more confident, calm and connected.


Exclusive Authentic Woman Community Membership

Membership to the Authentic Woman Private Facebook Group, where you can connect with your teachers and tribe to share insights, experiences and form buddy groups. Experience friend power versus will power.


Written and Audio Course Material

For each video learning session you will receive both a downloadable PDF transcript and audio file.

Compassionate Self-Awareness

Learning Modules and Sessions

Start and Finish the Program In Your Own Time

Module 1: Getting started

Session 1: Welcome and How to Get the Most from this Program

Module 2: Laying the Foundation for Authenticity

Session 2: It All Begins with Compassionate Self-Awareness
Session 3: Rewiring Our Brain for Authenticity
Session 4: The Two Essential Practices

Module 3: Know Yourself

Session 5: The Wisdom of Our Emotions
Session 6: Working with Our Busy Mind
Session 7: Rewiring Our Negativity Bias
Session 8: Knowing Our Behavioural Patterns

Module 4: Be Yourself

Session 9: Harnessing Our Strengths for an Authentic Life
Session 10: Aligning Our Values for a Meaningful Life
Session 11: The Need for Compassionate Boundaries
Session 12: Balancing Our Brain to Work For, Not Against Us

Module 5: Be Kind with Yourself

Session 13: Becoming Our Own Best Friend
Session 14: Surviving and Thriving In Our Toughest Times
Session 15: Self-Compassion: the Best Self-Help
Session 16: Breaking our Self-Criticising Habits
Session 17: The Big Shift: Self-Compassionate Living

Module 6: Care for Yourself

Session 18: Caring for Ourselves as Much as We Do Others
Session 19: Physical Self-Care to Thrive Not Just Survive
Session 20: Financial Self-Care to Truly Value Ourselves
Session 21: Empowering Ourselves with Financial Self-Care

Module 7: Integration

Session 22: Integration and Honouring

Authentic Woman

Compassionate Self-Awareness Program Summary

22 Video Learning Sessions

Resources for Each Learning Session

Weekly Inspiration Emails

Exclusive Membership to the Private Facebook Group

Written and Audio Course Materials

Lifetime Access to the Program

Start and Finish the Program In Your Own Time

Join us today

and receive our 2 for 1 launch offer

Buy one Program and get another one Free!

Gift this additional program to a friend and experience the joy of friend power versus will power as you share in this inspiring and empowering journey together.
This offer is for a limited time only, don’t miss out on sharing this Program with a friend!

Incredible value at just USD $197

  • 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 ever 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.”

    Leah, Australia

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