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Hey Babes,

The workshop has happened. You can buy the RECORDING BELOW.

Once you complete payment through Stripe, you will be redirected to the page with the link to the video and PDF. Please save these links.

All money generated from ticket sales from this workshop will be donated to All Rise Collective’s Community Care Bank. The standard ticket price is £49, and there are also tickets available at £29 and at £9. 

Please pay what you can afford, click the amount you want to pay to book your space, Thursday April 28th 2022 at 10 am. (Replay will be available).

I wonder if you saw my April fools LOLZ on the gram on Friday…

I had some chats with people after where they were saying things like, “Gahhh I thought you’d finally drank the Kool Aid!”, and I realised that there are people in my community now who don’t remember a time when I was into…

  • choosing your thoughts
  • choosing happiness
  • manifesting
  • probs loads more cringey stuff I can’t specifically remember

So when I critique any of this stuff, it’s always from a place of, “wow, I used to believe this before I understood xyz”, rather than EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES THIS IS XYZ.

It’s not that dissimilar to how I feel about renouncing my Catholic upbringing which I was really devoted to as a child. Both Christianity and WooGoddessBossBabe culture contain some ideas that are helpful to some people at some stages in their lives. And both contain plenty of ideas, and frameworks, and power structures that are harmful to plenty of people at plenty of stages in their lives.

So a quick recap for anyone who isn’t sure who I am and how I ended up emailing them about biz stuff.

  • Was in Senior Management for M&S pre kids, lots of extra ‘people’ responsibilities like graduate assessment and mentoring, because I was good at coaching, and I loved it
  • Started my hypnobirthing biz which would become Do It Like A Mother in 2013
  • Started mentoring other birth workers in 2017, then running courses and stuff for other mothers in biz soon after

And on I went from there. My coaching approaches were based on my corporate trainings and experiences, and what I’d learned from running my own biz and my own investments in receiving coaching.

Babes, it was feminist lite, and it was heavy (ish) on the woo. In a way that it didn’t seem to be at the time, because everything I saw was woo infused too. I wanna be clear- I am still very committed to the idea that we DO NOT AND WILL NEVER know everything about world around us, how things work, and what unseen forces are at play. I may or may not believe in, for example, an afterlife, or many reincarnations, or souls at all, from one day to the next. I am not swearing off the spiritual, mystical, etc. I actually think it can be unfeminist to write off the ideas that have seen women burnt as witches, or those that indigenous communities live by.

What I am saying is that I’ve become increasingly concerned about the harm that unregulated industries like coaching and the kinda holistic/ spiritual therapeutic space can cause when such frameworks are applied to people’s trauma, or even simply ‘difficult’ experiences.

I also feel concerned about the ways in which these applications undermine ACTUAL SYSTEM CHANGE in our society, by leading us to believe that our experiences of oppression may merely be projections of our own unhealed wounds, and/ or that the goal is for us as individuals to out manouvere such obstacles, rather than for us to tear them down together.

Last month, I ran a workshop where I tested out new content I’ve been working on to highlight the issues in mainstream mindset culture, to share my own ongoing experience of disentanglement, and to invite others to join me in rethinking some stuff.

The initial feedback was super positive and I’m working on some enhancements to add more value, because I’m running this workshop again on Thursday April 28th at 10 am, (replay will be sent out the following day). I really strongly urge you to come along live if you can, so that you can take part in the conversation.

All money generated from ticket sales from this workshop will be donated to All Rise Collective’s Community Care Bank. The standard ticket price is £49, and there are also tickets available at £29 and at £9. Click the amount you want to pay to book your space.

The standard price reflects the value of the workshop, and I’m asking you to pay it if you can afford it. Otherwise, I am so thrilled to welcome you at either reduced rate that is appropriate for your current circumstances. Everyone will receive the same workshop, and no one will know who paid what to be there. If you’d like to come and the £9 is too much, drop me a reply and I’ll save you a seat.

Thank you for supporting our Community Care Bank if you are able to- we work in a 100% voluntary capacity to ease the suffering that Government inflicted poverty creates in our community.

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