"Healers and Helpers, Therapists and Coaches, Be Fearless In Your Helping!" by Jamie Kahl Miller of Pandora Astrology
This morning I was having a powerful conversation with my intern Erica in our office here at Pandora Astrology. It was about how important it is for people-helpers and healers to do their work in the world unimpeded by fears of not making enough money, fears of marketing, fears of failure (and the crushing emotional weight that comes with it) and fears of success (and the fear of being a target that comes with it). And about how very hard it is to set up a client-based practice as a helper when those fears are dogging you.
Erica spoke about how she wished she’d gotten a more practical education--one that could help her make money while following her true calling, and how important it was for her as an African-American female to get educated at all; I spoke about how I wished I’d finished college and about how the self-discipline required to actually graduate college is an important life-passage, even though my education contributed little to what I actually ended up doing once I found my true calling (I am an astrologer).
It made me wonder what other people-helpers (such as therapists, coaches and healing practitioners) experience? How does one get beyond these fears and build a practice?
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~ Maya Angelou
Hello Sister co-Creators of our women's community,
3 exciting bit's of news!
1) Our FEM Talks YouTube channel is now up and running! - you can catch many of your favorite talks from our Miracle Salons. More videos are being added each week. Re-discover the wisdom ...
2) Last month nearly 80 women attended our monthly Miracle Salon! Thanks for bringing your friends! We cannot do this without you. Thank you...
3) Last week I sent out an invitation for you to attend the Client Attraction Weekend training with me - Nearly 20 of us "FEM Talks ladies" officially registered for this! YES! I cannot wait to see you all there. This going to be SO much fun!
Jessica Hadari's monthly personal share:
After the Boston bombings, Marianne Williamson, gave a wonderful talk in LA, asking (paraphrased)
“How can we collectively reach out our hands to stop the wave? How can we reach out to those who are about to fall through the cracks? How do we connect with those who are about to crack or break off?”
I truly appreciate the accountability she presences over and over again. Her talks is a series of inquiries into how we as a culture and living system, are accountable for our tragedies, and she asks us to swallow some hard truths.
Author: Jessica Hadari
Creativity Coach & Publishing Maven, Beth Barany has been helping authors get their books written and edited, published and marketed into the hands of their readers for over 10 years. Beth is the author of The Writer’s Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book, and the bestseller Overcome Writer’s Block, and runs an active online community for authors www.BethBarany.com
Here is just a slice of what I took away from Beth Barany’s presentation at the February 2012 FEM Talks (very much paraphrased and sprinkled with my own thoughts) Enjoy!
Your book project will require you get really honest and present to four main areas:
“I speak to women (and very clued-in men) about cultivating charisma, channeling anxious jitters into raw power, and delivering keynotes, pitches & performances that trigger thunderous applause, change minds — and the world. From the very first breath. To the very last bow.” ~ KC Baker, Founder of School of the Well Spoken Woman
Our favorite quotes & tips from KC Baker, founder of The School for The Well-Spoken Woman!
December 12th 2011 was a fiery and dynamic evening designed to reframe on-stage and on-camera fear & anxiety as pure power & charisma. Our keynote KC Baker, founder of The School for The Well-Spoken Woman teaches women how to craft presentations designed for impact, to unleash our voices out to the world.
Here are just a few of our favorite quotable quotes from KC’s interactive FEM Talks presentation “How to Generate Legendary Charisma & Freedom to Shine”:
Notes from Elizabeth Bachaman’s keynote presentation at the November 2011 FEM Talks
Here is just a sample of the nuts and bolts advice that Elizabeth Bachman gifted to all of the women at the November 2011 FEM Talks. We also did a number of experiential exercises so we could practice embodying these practices in front of the room. Needless to say it was one of the most grounded FEM Talks! The usual ecstatic energy was replaced by an exuberant grounded feeling for the rest of the night. Here are just a few of Elizabeth’s teachings.