In a modern, fast-paced world, many women today experience a painful disconnect from the deep Feminine. Raised on psychologies that examine a woman's femininity as a reaction to a male paradigm, as opposed to her own inherent trajectory, women have become lost and unable to find our way back to center, leading to the highest rates of depression and anxiety ever recorded.
This 5- Day Challenge and E-Course for treating women's depression and anxiety introduces you to a dynamic model for understanding and embracing a feminine identity, through the framework of “The Heroine’s Journey,” by Maureen Murdock.
This is an experiential introduction to topics explored more in depth in the courses, The Heroine's Journey (Part I): Theory, The Heroine's Journey (Part II): Applications in Practice, and Embracing the Feminine.
After enrolling, you will receive an email once a day, for five days.
Challenges include the following:
Day 1: An Introduction to The Heroine’s Journey and Blessing Your Inner Sanctum
Day 2: Defining Femininity and Planting the Seed
Day 3: Disempowering the Feminine and Practicing What We Preach
Day 4: Establishing a Heart-Sacral Connection and Cultivating Your Garden
Day 5: Your Divine Feminine and The Sacred Body (Special Discounts and Offers)
Each challenge should take no more than 10-15 minutes a day, and includes a video of a guided meditation and art-response, as well as questions for reflection.
Once all the material has "dripped," it will be accessible to you for all time, through your "myTeachable" dashboard!
There will also be special offers for participants willing to share a testimonial and/or their artwork; women benefit from sharing and hearing of each other's experiences!
Discount codes will also be available for those that wish to deepen this work.
Who is this challenge for?
The framework of The Heroine's Journey, and the practices in this challenge are primarily focused on the experiences of cisgendered women. However, I do believe that the work we cultivate around the "womb space," which is also the sacrum or sacral chakra, can apply to all who wish to cultivate their feminine aspects.
The sacral chakra is associated with receptivity, emotional intelligence, affect regulation, the embracing of dualities, sexuality, pleasure, play, and creativity. It is where we first explore and learn to organize our sensuality and felt experiences. Exploring this part of the self as represented by the energetic or spiritual body is a benefit to all, even if the physical "parts" may be different than that of a cisgendered woman, or have been surgically altered, removed, or damaged.
Is this challenge worth continuing education contact hours for LCATs?
This course is not currently worth continuing education contact hours. However, if you enjoyed this challenge, I invite you to check out The Heroine's Journey Parts I and II, as well as Embracing the Feminine, which are all worth continuing education contact hours. And if you decide to take the challenge, you can find out how to enroll in any CE course of your choice, for FREE.
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After graduating with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in psychology, Briana MacWilliam moved to New York City where she earned her Master’s in Professional Studies and Creative Arts Therapy (MPS) from Pratt Institute.
For over a decade, Ms. MacWilliam has practiced as a Licensed and Board Certified Creative Arts Therapist (ATR-BC, LCAT) in various healthcare settings throughout New York City, working predominantly with traumatized women and addiction. For the past four years, she worked as a research coordinator at the Amen Clinics Inc., an agency focused on using brain scans and SPECT technology to provide accurate diagnosis and integrative treatment for mental health problems, poor nutrition, and other obscure conditions.
Dr. Amen has been a guest on CNN, PBS, Dr. Oz, Entertainment Television, Dr. Phil, The View, TedX, Rachel Ray, Larry King, and more. To learn more about The Amen Method, which focuses on the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of life and treatment, click here. To take an online brain health assessment, click here.
Currently, in addition to private practice, Ms. MacWilliam is a professor for Pratt Institute’s Graduate Creative Arts Therapies Department, where she teaches personality development, thesis research and clinical supervision.
Writing, drawing, and painting have always been her passion, and she strongly believes in the curative powers of the creative process.
To learn more, please visit her website at brianamacwilliam.com. Or her community blog for artists and writers at Yellow Bricks. You can also follow her weekly posts on mindfulness and artmaking on Instagram or her Facebook Page.