So, Cathy, what exactly IS an ecourse??

You may have seen on Facebook or Twitter or in my newsletter that I’m launching an ecourse at the end of this month. I’m very excited about it, but it seems that a lot of people’s reaction is

“Eh? An ecourse? What’s one of them, then?”

So I thought I’d explain and at the same time talk you through what you can expect from my new, 10 week e-course, Ten Steps to Discovering your True Colours.

My aim is to help you to understand how the course works, what it covers and whether or not it’s right for you.

So, who’s this ecourse for? Well it’s for you if you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions:

* do you have a general feeling of dissatisfaction about your life?

* maybe you’re in a job you don’t like but you don’t know what else you could do and  you feel trapped?

* do you feel like you don’t really know who you are anymore?

* maybe you’ve found yourself on your own after a long time in a couple and you want to make a new life for yourself

* maybe you’ve lost your job and want to work out what to do next

* do you want to try new things but don’t have the confidence?

* are you determined that your life from now on will be better than it has been up to now?

If  any or all of those questions describe you, then this is the course for you! Over the course of 10 weeks, you will learn how to uncover your true self and vital tools for letting that true self shine.

What will you get from this course?

From following the course, you will get:

* Improved self-confidence

* Increased motivation

* A renewed appetite for life

* Greater personal satisfaction

* A positive future to work towards

So how does it work?

This is a ten week course and the content is delivered to you online via some special pages attached to this blog. If you work through all the exercises thoroughly, you will find out a great deal about yourself and learn skills which will enable you to lead a happier, more fulfilled life, and become the best possible self you can be.

When you sign up you’ll received the password which unlocks the information pages, the Discussion Forum and Lesson One. After you’ve read the information page for each lesson, you’ll be able to download the exercises for that week so you can work through them off-line and at your own pace. They come as PDFs so you can print them off and write all over them as many times as you like.

Each week you will receive an email containing the password for that week’s lesson. Work through that week’s exercises at your own pace and use the comments facilities on the Lesson pages and the Discussion Forum to ask questions. I will be answering questions via the comments facility so please keep an eye out for the answers. If you would like to get in touch with me directly, please email me.

That means that not only do you get to work at your own pace, but you also get one-to-one support from me if you need it, AND you get to see what issues other people are working on so you can learn from and support them, too.

This kind of support from me would ordinarily cost you somewhere in the region of £850 but working this way allows me to keep my costs to a minimum, which is why I’m able to offer you a saving of a massive £625.

By booking yourself a place on this ecourse you get

  • a life-changing experience
  • dedicated personal support
  • membership to a community of like-minded individuals
  • the opportunity to start creating the life you want and deserve

All for the price of a weekend spa-break. And whereas a spa weekend is a lovely treat that will make you feel good for a week or so, this ecourse is an investment in your own future happiness and wellbeing and will keep on repaying you well into the years to come.

If you’re ready to book your place now, all you have to do is click here. If you want to know more, read on.

There are 10 lessons in total. The final password will unlock both Lesson 10 and the ‘What Next’ page, which contains suggestions for further development.

The Discussion Forum

This page is designed for you to connect with your fellow students, ask me anything or offer feedback on the course. Please use the comments facility to do this.

This area is for you to chat about the contents of the course, meet your fellow students and ask any general questions or give me your feedback on the course. I will be checking in regularly to meet you all and answer your questions.

If you have anything you’d like to say about the individual lessons you are more than welcome to comment on them directly.

So now, what about the work you’ll be doing?

Here’s a short run down of what each lesson covers and the kind of work I’ll be asking you to do.

Lesson 1 – Primary Colours is all about setting the scene. It’s really important, before we look at the future, to have a good look at what things are like for you right now, and how they got to be like that. So this first lesson is all about bringing your past into focus and taking a good look at the things that have made you the person you are today. This session will help you to uncover long-held beliefs, fears and assumptions that may well surprise you, and it often brings out repressed emotions – it’s challenging stuff that could make you feel incredibly uncomfortable so you need to be ready for the discomfort and embrace it as part of the process of change you’ve decided to go through.

Lesson 2 – Rewiring Your Filters. This lesson is all about starting to properly listen to what people are saying to you and how you are interpreting them. A lot of the conflict that happens between people happens not because of what those people say to each other, but because of how each of them (mis)interprets the other’s words.  We’re also very good at blocking out messages we don’t want to hear, like “You’re lovely” and “I think you’re fabulous”. Once you’ve completed this lesson you’ll have started to make conscious choices about what you listen to and how you take on board information about yourself. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes to your relationships with those around you.

Lesson 3 – Noticing the Good Things. This one is all about consciously taking time to stop and appreciate the good things around you. So often we rush through life with our heads down and the only times we look up or get knocked out of our rhythms is when something bad happens and so our world view gets bleaker and bleaker. By the end of this lesson you’ll be far more aware of how many glorious things you have in your life to be happy and thankful for, and you’ll find your mood has been enormously enhanced.

Lesson 4 – The Voices In Your Head. We all have an inner dialogue that tells us what we think and what we do and a lot of the time we’re completely unaware of it. This is a great shame because for many of us that dialogue is constantly telling us stuff that’s deeply unhelpful and in some cases very destructive. Once we make the choice to start tuning in and listening to it, we become aware of how often we sabotage ourselves and those around us and then we can choose to start telling ourselves something different and more helpful. You’ll be amazed at the things you tell yourself – and even more amazed when you realise how different your life becomes when you start telling yourself different things, and that’s precisely what you’ll be doing by the end of this lesson.

Lesson 5 – Challenging Your Assumptions. We all make assumptions and we need to be able to do so to make sense of the world. But we’re not always consciously aware of the assumptions that we make – about ourselves, about our lives and about those around us. This lesson brings those assumptions out into the light so that you can examine them and see whether or not they’re helpful to you. I’ve known people discover that they have an underlying assumption that everything they ever do will be a complete failure or that they are completely unlovable. Instantly they realise that those assumptions have had a profound impact on how they live their lives. Once they changed those assumptions to something more positive and helpful, so their life “miraculously” changed around them, and yours will too.

Lesson 6 – Uncovering Your Values. Your values lie at the very core of you and if you’re living a life that’s not in tune with your values you will eventually become ill. Living against your values destroys the soul and is a major contributor to mental health and stress problems. By the end of this lesson you’ll have uncovered your own personal Values,  looked at whether your current lifestyle is serving those values and encouraged you to look at what changes you want to make to your life to make it healthier and more values-driven.

Lesson 7 – Living Like You Value Yourself. Following on from the Values lesson, we then move on to look at the way you live and look after yourself on a daily basis. Do you treat yourself as you would a person that you loved and wanted only the best for? Or do you put yourself last on your own list, feed yourself badly and generally treat yourself as if you don’t count? In this lesson you’ll look at how the way you treat yourself influences how others treat you, and reinforces the positive or negative messages you give yourself. By the end of the lesson, you’ll be I a position to make a conscious choice about your own value as an individual and how you deserve to be treated.

Lesson 8 – Daring to Dream. This lesson puts you back in touch with your secret dream – that idea of the life you really wanted to live but that you put aside for fear that it was unrealistic, unobtainable or “not for the likes of me”. You’ll dust off your aspirations again and think positively about what you want to do with the rest of your life, free of all those negative assumptions and messages that have been weighing you down all these years. By the end of the lesson you’ll have a much clearer view of the kind of future you’d like for yourself.

Lesson 9 – Getting Rid of Your Gremlins. Gremlins are another aspect of your Inner Voice in that they are parts of your personality that lurk in the shadow and put stumbling blocks in your way. In this lesson you’ll learn how to identify them and how to defuse them by understanding what it is they’re trying to do for you. You’ll be surprised at what they get up to and how cunning they are and you’ll also learn how cunning you can be in bringing them out of hiding and helping them to understand how they can be actively helpful to you. And you get to draw pictures as well!

Lesson 10 – Flying Your Colours. This is the final lesson and it’s where you put everything you’ve learned over the past 10 weeks together and determine what difference it’s made to you and what you want to do about. There’s some real, focused goal setting and time to think hard about The Real You, the one you’ve uncovered throughout this process that’s been kept down all these years and is now free to go out and live the life you deserve.

You now know what the course covers, how it works and whether it’s the right thing for you.

There are a limited number of places available and booking closes soon, so if this has whetted your appetite then all you need to do is click here to book your place.

Normal blogging service will be resumed tomorrow 🙂

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