SELF HEALER

A 6-WEEK EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY TO HELP YOU BECOME YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND, PERSONAL COACH, AND HEALER THROUGH PARTS WORK (IFS)

LED BY EMMA DONOVAN, MA, LPC, PLPC

SELF HEALER

A 6-WEEK EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY TO HELP YOU BECOME YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND, PERSONAL COACH, AND HEALER THROUGH PARTS WORK (IFS)

LED BY EMMA DONOVAN, MA, LPC, PLPC

SELF HEALER ONLINE COURSE: learn how to mentor yourself through anything

Learn to love yourself better, become more emotionally resilient, understand yourself deeply, and become more conscious with this course through accessible, affordable, and enjoyable inner work. 

This course brings the wisdom of cutting-edge psychology of personal change out of the therapy room and into the online classroom for personal growth and transformation. The goal is to equip you with the ability to help yourself grow and evolve, long after the course is over.

Led by Emma Donovan, MA, LPC, PLPC, holistic therapist and wellness educator for millennials, this is a holistic and integrative experience that will help you gain skills and practices to experience inner freedom and harmony. It provides a deep dive into the fascinating world of your inner life so that you can learn how to heal and mentor yourself through anything.

This course integrates mindfulness, somatic psychology, systems thinking, and parts work (also known as Internal Family Systems). Parts Work is a powerful practice of self-awareness, personal growth, and self-healing that works by helping you get to know, love, and integrate every part of you. This leads you from inner conflict to inner peace, suffering to freedom, and self-criticism to self-love. It is a mindful and experiential method for gaining a deeper understanding of your psyche, creating inner change, gaining emotional resilience, and developing inner unity. 

Parts Work can be called “Self Healing” or “Self Coaching” because it is a powerful practice you can use on your own to become your own best friend, healer, mentor, and personal coach. It is well-sought-after in the wellness world and respected in the clinical realm as an evidence-based practice. It is a gentle yet deep path that honors your psyche every step of the way.

Course registration is now open! Space is limited, so apply and pay ASAP!

TENTATIVE NEXT COURSE DATES

6 Sessions: Wednesday, November 11th – Wednesday, December 16th from 5:30 -7:30 pm CST

SIGNUP STEPS: 

1. Apply for the course at the link below

2. Click the “pay now” button to fully reserve your spot, or email me to discuss payment plan options (use the “got a question” button below).

THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS WHO…

  • Are curious to learn more about themselves
  • Have a spiritual “spark” and see their struggles and obstacles in life as growth opportunities on their life path
  • Are dedicated to their own healing, growth, and transformation, and want to be able to mentor themselves through anything
  • Are committed to doing inner work (this isn’t just educational, it’s experiential. We are going to go deep!)
  • Are eager to be authentic and vulnerable in a safe group of others on the same journey
  • Are currently doing well in life and want to grow (please see my stipulation on therapy in the FAQs)
  • Ideally have some experience with inner work, through parts work, mindfulness, meditation, or other self-awareness practices (but newbies are also welcome!)

BENEFITS OF TAKING THIS COURSE

  • Gain a deep self-awareness and understanding of your personality and how your psyche is organized with self-love and self-acceptance. Move away from models that assess you and tell you “who” and “what” you are, and rather find out for yourself by learning how to inquire within
  • Tap into your core essence that is naturally calm, curious, compassionate, and wise. Learn how to lead your life from this place, no matter how difficult life gets
  • Understand what’s keeping you stuck in old patterns of behavior, and learn how to change this. Address blockages that are standing in the way of being the person you want to be
  • Turn your inner demons into inner allies, befriend your darkest parts, and learn how to “be with” emotional difficulties with compassion and courage
  • Move from cognitive dissonance to inner peace, inner freedom, and inner harmony. Turn your inner warring voices into your inner counsel
  • Learn tools, tips, strategies, and practices you can apply in daily life, both during the course, and long after the course is over

ABOUT THE TEACHER : EMMA DONOVAN, MA, LPC, PLPC

Holistic therapist, self-healing mentor, and personal growth educator for millennials

Emma’s work is informed by her decade of working in the wellness industry, 6 years as an advanced yoga instructor, a master’s degree in counseling, thousands of therapy sessions with clients, level 3 training in IFS, and experience working as a coach.

Additionally, she spent almost 2 years as a therapist and personal growth educator at a remote mindfulness-based therapeutic community in Thailand.

She bases this course primarily on Internal Family Systems or “Parts Work,” and also includes elements of mindfulness, journaling, and somatic psychology.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • 6 2-hour live lectures, Q and As, group practice opportunities, and small discussion groups to bond, share, and process your experience with other group members
  • Several meditations you will have access to forever
  • Practices you can use individually to gain self-awareness, insight, and growth, during the course and long after it is over
  • Several journaling prompts to return to every time you get “stuck”
  • Many micro-practices you can use to respond with emotional resilience in the moment
  • All of this at a very affordable rate that is approximately 75-85% off the cost you would pay for the equivalent amount of time in private sessions with Emma

WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE

Weekly course content (open to change and flex depending on the needs of the group)

Week 1: An Introduction to Your Inner World

  1. Orient to the course and connect with others in it
  2. Gain a basic understanding of your inner world
  3. Begin to map your inner territory and meet your internal cast of characters (or archetypes)
  4. Understand and appreciate one part of you; gain skills to begin working independently with parts

 

Week 2: Meeting Your Core Self and Tapping Into Your Inner Wisdom and Strength

  1. Understand, experience, and embody your highest core self
  2. Learn to be fully embodied so you can listen to the messages your body is sending you
  3. Identify practices that help you tap into Core Self and bring them into daily life to live a more centered, calm existence

 

Week 3: Deepen Awareness of the Theory and Apply it to Yourself

  1. Gain a deeper understanding of the parts of your psyche and the roles they take on
  2. Reframe your inner demons as your inner allies to begin to befriend them
  3. Identify common situations and parts that leave you feeling “stuck”
  4. Get to know a protective part of you more in-depth to get un-stuck and spark transformation

 

Week 4: Diffusing Polarizations and Making You-Turns

  1. Learn how to harmonize two seemingly contradictory parts of your personality
  2. Understand where triggers come from, and reframe triggers as opportunities for growth
  3. Use compassionate inquiry to diffuse interpersonal struggles and heal your shadow

 

Week 5: Befriending Your Inner Demons

  1. Reframe your darkest parts as inner children that just need love and care
  2. Learn how to significantly reduce suffering by becoming compassionate towards your pain
  3. Begin to identify some of the burdens your most vulnerable parts carry
  4. Learn practices you can use to become your own healer

 

Week 6: Transforming Your Daily Life

  1. Create a goal for your highest good and gain a deep inner commitment to it
  2. Reflect on your experience and make a plan for how to integrate your learning into daily life
  3. Learn quick practices that will be useful in-the-moment, and about further resources you can use to keep growing
  4. Gain a sense of closure with the group

TENTATIVE NEXT COURSE DATES

6 Sessions: Wednesday, November 11th – Wednesday, December 16th from 5:30 -7:30 pm CST

SIGNUP STEPS: 

1. Apply for the course at the link below

2. Click the “pay now” button to fully reserve your spot, or email me to discuss payment plan options (use the “got a question” button below).

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Emma was wonderful. She cultivated an environment that was so loving, open, and accepting, allowing us to share parts of us many of us haven’t shared with even the closest people in our lives. Throughout this process I became significantly closer to one of my best friends who was also enrolled, learned to trust myself, and learned to be more gentle in areas I wasn’t perfect in. Could not recommend more.”

-L.M.

“Self-awareness is key to success in any area of life. Emma has given me new tools and perspectives to examine my life in a new way that I will surely take with me for the rest of my life. IFS with Emma has truly allowed me to identify and heal parts of myself that I’d previously didn’t even know were there. Anyone committed to seeing their life in a new way and ready to make a change should certainly explore IFS work with Emma.

-Elijah Craft

“I entered this course feeling jumbled and unsure of who I was, and now I’m leaving this course not only knowing myself but feeling empowered in who I am! Emma creates the perfect class dynamic to grow in who you are with others. I highly recommend this course to anyone who desires to find self-love and acceptance, whether you are just starting your journey or well on your way.”

-B.N.

“Emma is offering a truly powerful space and toolkit to learn how to love and embrace ALL parts of yourself. This is deep, powerful work that can change the course of your life. One cannot put a price on Wholeness, Unconditional Self-Love, Radical Acceptance, and Inner Peace. Thank you, Emma, for your truly caring, nurturing, loving Presence.”

-Jordan Bates, Artist, Entrepreneur, 29, USA

“I really loved this class. The information was presented in an easy to digest and logical manner. Emma used a variety of activities to keep things fun and interactive and that worked very well for my ADD brain. I looked forward to class every Monday. My favorite part was that I could immediately begin using the concepts I learned in class for self-reflection and growth.”

-Mary Budenholzer

When I first started this 6 week course, I had never attempted deep self-reflection. During this course, I was able to identify some of the parts of myself that were putting up a fight. I found it so helpful to be able to identify what those parts were and now I have this huge sense of relief in knowing what they are. It’s as if a light bulb went off and it finally clicked that I’m not just an over emotional and reactive person. There is a part of me that needs to speak up, and it’s okay to let it. I believe this course has helped me express my emotions better which has improved my communication with others as well as my own self-appreciation, self-worth, and self-love.”

-Krisi H.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you do not see your question below, please contact me at emmaclairedonovantherapy@gmail.com.

I’M ONE OF YOUR CLIENTS. CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE?

This course was actually inspired by you! I’ve noticed that there are more resources and skills I want to provide for my clients than I can give in our time-limited one-on-one sessions. This course enables you to learn skills quickly, affordably, and effectively, and enhances one-on-one sessions. Our sessions can then be used to address “stuck” points and do deep healing work. The sessions and course complement and enhance each other. I am working on putting together a special and private group for current/past therapy clients only.

IS THIS THERAPY?

This course is not therapy, nor is it a replacement for therapy. It is an educational and experiential group where you learn theory and new skills through a combination of lecture, discussion, and practice. Emma is not your therapist unless you have been accepted as an individual therapy client. In general, this course is best suited for people who are doing “okay” or “good” (6-10/10 on the life satisfaction scale) who want to grow and move towards self-actualization. If you qualify for a mental health diagnosis or are in acute suffering, it is recommended that you seek out one-on-one therapy, so that you can get the individualized care and attention you need. If you have a regular therapist and are stable, you can contact me to explore the possibility of this course as an educational adjunct to therapy.

WHAT IS THE TIME INVESTMENT?

Part of the magic of the group will be the bonds and relationships you make with others. I recommend signing up if you can commit, at minimum, to the 2-hour sessions for 6 weeks. Beyond that, you will get out of this course what you put in. Journaling prompts and meditations will be given each week, and it is recommended that you budget a few hours between classes for individual work. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A CLASS?

I strongly recommend you make a sincere commitment to attend all (or most) sessions to get the full benefit. I also understand that life happens, though. If you miss, you are welcome to do the practices on your own! I will send you the outline, powerpoint, and meditation links for weeks you miss.

WHERE/HOW IS THIS COURSE HELD?

This course will be held in live weekly 2-hour sessions at set times on Zoom. You will receive the link to the meeting, as well as relevant materials, via email prior to class. 

WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE?

I recommend using your laptop for meetings. If you don’t have one, a tablet or smartphone will do. I also recommend getting a journal and having a quiet space free from distractions. Art supplies might be fun for some activities but are not required. 

DO I NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH MEDITATION OR PARTS WORK BEFORE I ENROLL?

No experience is required, but you can prepare by beginning to do daily short meditations. Check out my meditations on Youtube and Insight Timer. “Deep Belly Breathing,” “Self Care Break,” and “Centering Reboot” are very simple places for beginners to start practicing a general sense of presence and embodiment. If you’re curious, you can also begin to use the Parts Work meditations as well. 

IS THIS A SPIRITUAL COURSE? DO I NEED TO BE RELIGIOUS? AM I ALLOWED TO BE RELIGIOUS?

Many people report that they have a spiritual experience with Parts Work, no matter their faith or spiritual background. Others find the experience to simply be a practical method of self-understanding that is compatible with their beliefs (or lack thereof). The work is inherently secular but tends to align with the spiritual practice you already have (or don’t have). 

IS THIS A QUICK FIX? 

This course is not a “quick fix,” but rather a gift you give to yourself for your transformation and growth through a commitment to your own inner work. It will, however, equip you with skills that will empower you to face the inevitable challenges of life with more resilience, awareness, and presence. I do not offer quick fixes because I do not believe they exist. If I find one, though, I’ll be sure to let you know. 😉

WHAT IF I HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS OR NEED A LOT OF SUPPORT OUTSIDE THE CLASS? ARE YOU AVAILABLE? 

I am happy to help outside of the class, but for my own self-care, I need to have boundaries around my time. A few email questions about the course material here and there are welcome. Beyond that, you may book one-on-one consultation sessions with me during the course for extra support, if needed. 

I WANT TO ENROLL! HOW MUCH IS IT?

The full price of this course will be $87 paid weekly or $497 paid up-front. This is only 1/3 the cost of what you would normally pay for individual sessions.

I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT TO PARTICIPATE BUT I CANNOT AFFORD IT. IS THERE A SLIDING SCALE?

I recognize that some are struggling financially, whether they’ve been laid off work or belong to a marginalized group. I keep a few sliding scale spots open to be inclusive of those who can’t afford it. Please email me letting me know your financial situation. Search your heart for an amount you can contribute that will feel like a significant and sincere commitment without breaking your bank, and email me. Let’s see what we can do.

TENTATIVE NEXT COURSE DATES

6 Sessions: Wednesday, November 11th – Wednesday, December 16th from 5:30 -7:30 pm CST

SIGNUP STEPS: 

1. Apply for the course at the link below

2. Click the “pay now” button to fully reserve your spot, or email me to discuss payment plan options. (use the “got a question” button below).

PRICING:

The full price is $497 for the 6-week course, and the deadline to sign up is Monday, November 2nd at 5 pm CST.

The early bird price is $397 for those who sign up by Monday, October 12th at 5 pm CST. 

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