Break Free From Anxiety: A 9-Month Course on the Art of Living
If you’re longing to break free from your anxiety…
If you struggle with lack of self-trust, perfectionism, and control…
If you’re wondering how to work more deeply with the mindsets and tools that I teach in my book, The Wisdom of Anxiety…
If you’re caught in the chokehold of intrusive thoughts and need direct guidance on how to decode their messages….
If you’ve been following my work for a while but aren’t making process because you’re trapped by resistance…
If you know that taking responsibility is a key component to healing but you have no idea how to do that…
If you struggle with connecting to your emotions and wonder what I mean when I say “drop down out of your head and feel your feelings”…
If you’re longing to connect with like-minded people on a similar path of healing…
If you’ve been waiting for my course on dreamwork…
… THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU.
It takes nine months to gestate, grow, and birth a baby, and it takes just as long to shed habits that are no longer serving you so that you can birth new parts of yourself that are waiting to be born. While we can heal on our own, it’s so much more effective in a group, especially when you’re being led directly by a guide who knows the terrain of anxiety.
I know anxiety. I know relationship anxiety. I know health anxiety. I know generalized anxiety. I know panic. I know intrusive thoughts. I’ve spent the last 20 years of my professional life leading clients and course members through these dark forests and helping them find their own lamplights and flashlights, the last 15 years parenting my highly sensitive sons through their own anxious terrains, and the last 25 years studying my own labyrinths of anxiety. There isn’t an anxious thought I haven’t heard or an anxious symptom I haven’t experienced myself. I have plenty of fears, but when it comes to guiding people through anxiety, I am fearless.
This course is designed to gently and skillfully guide you into the next layer of your healing. It’s designed to address the resistance that will inevitably arise when you commit to course of this length and teach you how to harness its power. And it’s designed to help you break through your stuck points so that you can experience the inner freedom and joy that are your birthright.
This course is the roadmap on the art of living that you never received in school.
It is the culmination of my two decades of doing this work, and I’m delighted to be offering it to you now.
The course is divided into the following six modules:
Where we will be shining light on this most powerful obstacle to change and learning tools to help you harness its power.
Where you will be learning about what it means to show up for yourself as a loving inner parent/compassionate friend.
The Physical Realm
Where you will learn the basics of healthy nutrition (including easy recipes!), exercise, gut health, and how to address insomnia at the root.
The Emotional Realm
Where you will receive a comprehensive and gentle guide on how to feel your feelings.
The Cognitive Realm
Where we will shatter the cognitive distortions that create anxiety, decode intrusive thoughts, and learn the primary tool for mental well-being.
The Soul Realm
Where we will delve into the world of dreams and the other key elements that water the well of soul.
If you’ve taken one of my 30-day courses, each of these modules is like its own course. The difference is that we will spend one week on each module then have a pause week where you will have time to integrate the material. We learn in layers and spirals, and the course is formatted to follow our natural learning style. This format will also circumvent both resistance and overwhelm which will increase your chances of being able to stay with the material for the entire nine months.
What You Will Receive:
The course will be delivered in a way that honors all learning styles: written, visual, and aural.
1 email every day for 9 months. There will be almost no overlap with my other courses, my blog posts, or my book. This is 98% new material.
8 videos to guide you through each module
14 original MP3 meditations, visualizations, and poems created especially for this course
Access to frequent group calls with me where you will have a chance to ask your questions and receive direct support
Access to a private online forum
Access to peer-to-peer small support groups
Lifetime access to all of the material
Eligible to join an ongoing subscription-based member community led by Sheryl after the course ends
The element of support is KEY to transformation. As I’ve led dozens of small phone groups over the years, it’s become clear to me that when we connect voice-to-voice, as opposed to on a screen, and we hear other people’s stories, the shame layers fall away. Normalization and connection are the antidotes to shame, and nothing normalizes shame faster than sharing stories in a safe group. I very much look forward to connecting with you, getting to know you, and guiding you through your healing via these calls.
You will also be grouped into smaller pods based on your time zone where you will have regular opportunities to connect with each other and support each other through the material. We are not meant to heal alone, and the wisdom and compassion that pours through my course members never ceases to amaze me. You are wiser than you think, and one way to grow your loving inner parent is to offer support to others and to listen to the way others offer support.
Healing is a long process, and this course isn’t a quick fix. Through the daily emails and live support, I will be walking alongside you every step of the way, creating the safety and support necessary for true healing to occur.
Connection is key: to yourself, to others, and to a higher source. This course offers pathways for strengthening connection in all ways.
We are not meant to heal alone!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this course apply to all forms of anxiety, including relationship anxiety and social anxiety?
Yes, the course applies to all forms of anxiety no matter how it presents itself. Remember that anxiety can hang its hat on any hook, so while you might be suffering from relationship anxiety now, the hook could change to health anxiety or social anxiety six months from now. In short, this course addresses anxiety from the root no matter the particular theme.
That said, if you’re struggling with a particular subset of anxiety, I recommend taking my corresponding course first or concurrently with this one: ie Break Free From Relationship Anxiety if you’re struggling with relationship anxiety or Grace Through Uncertainty if you’re struggling with health anxiety
Is there overlap between this course and your other courses?
With the exception of a couple of exercises, there is no overlap between this course and my other courses. You will receive a fresh email every day and access to brand new videos and visualizations.
I’ve taken all of your courses. How is this different?
There are several differences between this course and my other courses.
1. While the mindsets and tools are foundational to all of my work, this is completely different material, which applies to all forms of anxiety. In other words, while my other courses are specific to sub-topics of anxiety (relationship anxiety, getting married, becoming a mother, lack of self-trust), this course pertains to general anxiety and will guide you through the daily practices and tools necessary to living a life closer to your true self.
2. Another key difference is that you’ll be receiving the information DAILY, which will allow you to develop a consistent daily practice. This is essential to healing.
3. Thirdly, you’ll be receiving direct guidance from me, helping you to illuminate your stuck spots and work with the inevitable resistance that arises when we embark on a healing path. Keep in mind that a single, 50-minute coaching session with me is $295. If you pay monthly, this course is $89 a month. The element of live support is worth the monthly fee several times over!
4. This course recognizes that connection and community are essential to healing. You’ll be divided into small groups and encouraged to reach out to each other through Zoom calls. Knowing that you’re not alone and connecting through shared struggles reduces shame and facilitates healing almost more than any other element.
Is there overlap between this course and "The Wisdom of Anxiety"?
While the mindset and tools are similar to those presented in my book, none of the actual content is the same. In essence, this course begins where The Wisdom of Anxiety leaves off, so if you finished the book and were hoping to go deeper, this course is for you!
How much time per day does the course require?
That’s really up to you. The daily emails will take anywhere from 2-15 minutes to read, and most of them include opportunities for reflection and exploration. Ideally, I recommend spending at least 20 minutes a day on inner work, but any amount of time your devote to your inner world will move your healing forward.
Is the course inclusive of all genders, ages, religions, and sexual orientations?
Absolutely. Anxiety is the great equalizer, which means it crosses all boundaries and categories. No matter who you are, where you live, how old you are, and how you identify, if you struggle with anxiety, this course is for you.
Does this course work in conjunction with therapy?
Will the live coaching calls be accessible if I live overseas?
Yes, you will receive call-in information before each call that includes local phone numbers.
Can I purchase the course if I live overseas?
What is your refund policy?
This is a non-refundable, 9-month commitment. I’ve created the monthly installment option to make it more financially feasible, but this is not a subscription service (where the implication is that you can stop at any time). There are limited spots, so when you sign up you’re taking a seat in the class.
Also, once you sign up, you’ll have lifetime access to all of the materials, including the daily emails, the interviews, the MP3s, the recorded calls, and the videos. This means that even if resistance kicks in big time, or life comes in and throws a curve ball which makes it difficult to complete the course, you can come back to it at any time. In other words, there’s no way to “fall behind.”
If you’re uncertain about the nature of my offerings, I recommend the following: 1. Read my book, The Wisdom of Anxiety. 2. Listen to my Free Webinar on this course. 3. Read as many of my testimonials as you can, which can be found on my home page and all of my course pages. 4. Watch my videos. 5. Read my blog, where you’ll find hundreds of free articles that expound on the foundations of my work. After going through these resources, you should have a fairly good sense of me and how I work, which will help you make a sound decision.
That said, if a financial emergency arises I’m always open to discussing it. For those of you who know me, you know I’m human first and foremost and I will always listen to your humanity first and foremost.