Go Deeper In Your Understanding Of What It Means To Be Real And Truly Live As A Child Of God
“You are all children of the light and children of the day.
We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5, NLT)
You are a masterpiece. Literally! A piece of exquisite workmanship fashioned by the Master Creator! This life you are living is important. You are a treasure. You have a unique purpose, a destiny that is yours and yours only. You are in the process of becoming…the real you!
We have all been wounded to some degree. Many of us have felt that we will never be “good enough”, and we keep trying to get it right, leaving us on the endless treadmill of performance-based acceptance.
I have learned in both my personal and professional life, much about why we were created, the meaning and potential of the hurts that we have endured, and the great love of our Creator as He calls us forth from the darkness into His marvelous light!
This Courage to Be Real Coaching Program consists of three distinct Courses, each with four sessions:
- Courage to Be Real Course #1 (Sessions 1-4)
- Courage to Be Real Course #2 (Sessions 5-8)
- Courage to Be Real Course #3 (Sessions 9-12)
You may participate in any of the three courses without having participated in the other two.
During this 4-session Course, we cover these topics:
Session #1: Identity – What It Means to be a Child of God
During this session we explore in more depth the woundedness that you have endured and your human reactions to that woundedness. We talk about God’s purpose in allowing the hurts and traumas, the gifts that are hidden in painful places, and the importance of being emotionally real with ourselves, others, and God.
Session #2: The Healing Process
During this session we focus emotional awareness, expressing your true needs and desires, the need for support: safe and healthy relationships, saying no to perfectionism and people pleasing, the importance of loving and nurturing yourself, and how to actually do that. We talk about how Jesus heals our hurts and broken hearts, and I shares some stories of the many healings I have witnessed in working with wounded people.
Session #3: Tools for the Journey
During this session we discuss the skills of journaling, quieting your mind and developing an inward focus, creative expression, expanding your imaginative skills, making time for your goals, paying attention to your dreams, nurturing your physical body, declarations, and using your words effectively.
We also discuss the difference between soul and spirit, and how to nurture your spirit so that your spirit can more effectively partner with God’s spirit in the outworking of His good, pleasing and perfect plans for your life.
Session #4: Dreaming Big!
During this session we explore rekindling the dreams of your heart, seeing yourself as God sees you, accessing your future self now, using every difficulty as a stepping stone into glory, getting in touch with your inner child and allowing yourself to play — the treasure hunt of becoming the Real You!
Bonus: Q&A Session
On January 22, 2016, I led a live Q&A session for people participating in Course #1. When you enroll in Course #1, you will receive access to this replay.
During this 4-session Course, we cover these topics:
Session #5: Spirit, Soul, and Body
Here we distinguish between the human spirit and soul, noting the differences and functions of each of these precious aspects of our being. We will be talking about our body, the amazing masterpiece of creation and how our body contributes to the glorious purposes of God. We will discuss in greater depth the importance of nourishing our spirit, fostering Godly communication between the spirit and the soul, and how our spirit, soul and body all partner with the Holy Spirit of God in the outworking of His magnificent plans for our lives and His entire creation.
Session #6: The Gift of Sensitivity
We will talk about how the precious Gift of Sensitivity – being keenly aware of and tuned into the emotions, reactions and needs of others – can, without the proper nurturing, lead to crushing feelings of disappointment and rejection. We will focus on how to understand and cultivate this Gift of Sensitivity so that those with this gift can prosper in their design of bringing connectedness, joy and belonging to their family, friends and community.
Session #7: Healing from Codependency
Many people suffer from a Codependent mindset: focusing on the feelings and needs of others with a decreased ability to attend to your own feelings and needs. We will explore the roots of this debilitating relational pattern, along with ways of letting go of codependent behaviors and coming into healthy, Godly boundaries for the mutually satisfying, joyful relationships that we are created for.
Session #8: Coming Out of Hiding
For many of us, our real self is in hiding, and we live a life of “shoulds” and “oughts”, trying to be what we feel others expect of us. There is a great adventure awaiting all of you who choose to risk being real and honest (even when it hurts!), exploring the true desires of your heart, and stepping into the life you’ve always wanted. In this webinar, we will delve into understanding the pathways to loving yourself and being the best, spontaneous, creative and deeply relational person that you were created to be.
Bonus: Counseling Webinar
On April 7, 2016, I had a professional counseling session with one person, while course participants observed. We then received inspired feedback from our audience. When you enroll in Course #2, you will immediate receive access to this replay.
Bonus: Inspiration to Shine Posters (Collection #1)
Over the years, I have created more than 70 simple, inspirational posters to lead people to healing and wholeness. Usually she laminates them and sells them. When you enroll in Course #2, you will receive 30 of my favorite ones. These are PDF files you can print.
During this 4-session Course, we cover these topics:
Session #9: Play: The Power and Purpose of becoming like a Little Child
Play means to express yourself in a real way, authentically and without filters. Play requires honesty. Play is about freedom to be, to explore … in the moment. When you play you are alive to what is and what the possibilities are. You are awake to learn and discover. Play is a great part of how we were designed to function.
As our Creator said “Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” And that means here and now. Come and be inspired to rekindle the joy of being a playful, loving child of God.
Session #10: Feel to Heal: The Power of Emotional Awareness
Our emotions are so very important. Emotions are the language of the heart. Emotions are the language of relationships. Emotions communicate our deepest feelings, needs and desires. We are created in the image of God to be emotional.
In this webinar we explore the meaning of the various emotions. We will also talk about “Dealing with Anger,” which tends to be a difficult emotion to cope with. We’ll discuss healing from emotional wounds, and what it means to be emotionally healthy.
Session #11: The Physical Component of Emotional Healing
Many painful physical conditions have their roots in unexpressed emotional conflicts. Headaches, back and neck pain, bowel symptoms, asthma and lung conditions, high blood pressure, muscle and joint problems, and many other agonizing bodily symptoms can often be traced to internal emotional battles.
Our bodies are designed to provide feedback about our emotions, our beliefs and our choices, and to actually help us on our healing journey. Join us as we shed light on how to understand your physical symptoms and how they can help you to open your heart for both physical and emotional healing.
Session #12: Abandonment of the Real Self: the Challenges and the Blessings
Many of us have an abandoned real self: if you did not have healthy, dependable, consistent nurturing as a little one, your true self may have gone into hiding, and stopped growing. When this happens a person often develops a false self to live life, although this is just existing, not really living and enjoying life as we were designed to do.
In this webinar we explore the challenges of having an abandoned heart (including coping with feelings of emptiness, self-condemnation, self-doubt and anger) as well as the blessings (being highly creative, imaginative, having a great capacity for empathy, and more).
BONUS: Q&A Sessions. These are replays of 3 Q&A sessions that covered many of the topics covered in Course#3
Summary of what you will receive:
When you enroll in these Courses, you will receive access to all the replays, coaching guides, executive summaries, spirit blessings, PowerPoints, and transcripts for these sessions along with the bonuses.
What Others Say About This Training
The Courage to Be Real coaching program is transformational. Listen to what some of the participants had to say after the first 4-week Course #1. This can happen for you too when you sign up.
Courage to Be Real testimony by Joy Matheson (New Zealand)
Courage to Be Real testimony by Elizabeth Matthews (Canada)
Courage to Be Real testimony by Anna Comly (Hawaii)
Blessings to know you have the courage to be real!
Susan Austin, M.D.
Founder, Inward Bound Adventures
Author, Courage to Be Real
Susan M Austin MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has spent the last 25+ years working intensively with individuals and groups in the realm of inner healing. She also has a background of being a Family Physician for many years. Her broad grasp of the essential elements of emotional recovery, and her gifts of emotional sensitivity and insight, combined with her exuberant faith and love for the prophetic have helped her to guide many people to deep emotional healing within the context of God’s great love for them.
For the past several years she has been facilitating seminars, where people can move beyond their woundedness to “become your authentic, radiant, best self.” The seminars are a safe place to heal your hurts and overcome the lies that keep you from becoming all you can be. She provides creative exercises, practical tools and takeaway skills which assist people in the process of being authentic, finding healing, and becoming the joyful, creative and productive individuals that we were created to be. Dr. Susan is the author of the recently published book Courage To Be Real.
The Courage to Be Real coaching program consists of three distinct Courses, each with four sessions:
We are also offering that you may purchase all three Courses for the price of only two.
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Summary of What You Get With Each Course
6 months of acccess to the private member site with audio and video replays, spirit blessings, coaching guides, transcripts, PowerPoints, and bonus resources for each session.
We are currently offering the special price of $150 for each course. You may participate in any of the three courses without having participated in the other two. We are also offering that you may purchase all three Courses for the price of only two.
You Have the Courage to Be Real!