Self Identity, Emotional Wellness, Authenticity
Jess Keenan recently made an impact at her first major speaking event as part of the annual SA Rural Women's Gathering. She shared her soulful story about raising children through adversity and divorce; rebuilding her life with emotional resilience; and the physical steps she took to keep her life moving forwards through some very uncertain times. She was approached by a number of mums and women who related and resonated with her message on how we as women, all have the ability to develop self lead of our own lives, rather than living by default and allowing our external circumstances to control our lives and happiness.
This 2-Day workshop/experiential retreat is incredibly unique and the only workshop of it's kind in SA.
Strathalbyn, South Australia
We as mums and carers are all at different stages in our life. Some of us have been working on our own self development for years while some of us are just starting. Many caregivers feel guilty for thinking about investing into themselves as they perceive the needs of their family member/s are higher.
The last few years has changed many things for many women. Now more than ever, women are seeking connection and meaning. Uncertainty can be daunting, but when we anchor to a philosophical outlook; when we spend time going on a self discovery journey; when we start to build a relationship with ourselves and uncertainty; when we learn what it means to live by our values and when we develop our interpersonal and relationship skills... we start to live with more meaning, have a healthier relationship with uncertainty and move toward a level of trust and balance, through the challenging times.
"Authentic You" is a deep, profound and insightful 2 day immersion for mothers and carers to be able to refill your energy cups. It is an opportunity for mums and carers to be able to learn ways to sustain your energy, develop healthy boundaries, renew your connection to your own personal power, so that you can self-lead and navigate the uncertainties and worries in your life with more certainty and inner peace. For many women, including professional women who are juggling working with motherhood who may be feeling emotional fatigued or physical burnout - we go on a journey looking at our life stages and what happens as we feel a desire to learn more about transitioning from "ambition to meaning" - and we learn from the most amazing teachers of life, the HORSES!
NEW Authentic You Workshop "Empowered Mums and Carers"
for Mothers and Carers of Children with Special Needs or Disabilities
Parenting and caring for neurodivergent children and teens brings many rewards and a sense of deep love, a new found understanding and connection with our children. It also brings significant stress and strain to the mother's or carers' wellbeing. There are countless worries, there is uncertainty, there is monitoring and managing activities, triggers, emotions, siblings, relationships, advocating for your children, protecting your children and so much more. Often mothers and carers experience feeling isolated and alone. They feel judgement & misunderstanding from other parents, social groups, friends and even family. There can be feelings of inadequacy, guilt, fear and loneliness, with many mothers feeling like they have to keep their guard up all of the time. The stress is layered and complex and may affect any or all aspects of personal wellness - mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, relationships and social.
If you are a mother or carer of someone with high needs, it is vital for you to nurture your wellbeing. This two day experiential retreat provides you with a break from your day to day routine, to:
Renew the relationship with yourself
Refocus your pathway
It is really important as a caregiver to learn when to put the "oxygen mask" on yourself so that you are equipped energetically and emotionally, to sustainably meet the needs of others in your life. It's not only acceptable.. it's necessary to re-energise and empower yourself, to fill your cup and learn how to identify when you need to prioritise yourself and your emotional wellness - without taking on any feelings of guilt or self-shame when it comes to looking after your own needs.
If you are the caregiver, you are often time poor with many commitments and/or running between therapies, appointments and school, you may also be juggling work or even home schooling. You may be feeling like your personal relationships are strained and feeling emotionally fatigued.
These two days are for you -
These two days are for you to reconnect with yourself
"Empowered Mums and Carers" is available on weekdays during school hours at Strathalbyn. There is also an opportunity for weekend workshops at Willalooka in the SE. The beauty of this workshop is that the two days can be split over a week or two, as Jess is fully aware that your schedules are overflowing with commitments.
If you would like to gather a group of mums or carers that you are connected with through your social network, I am happy to run a private group on a weekend at Strathalbyn. Please note, the minimum group booking is for 4 women, and a maximum of 6. Please contact me via the "register your interest" button below and I will contact you to discuss options.
If you are an individual mum or carer and would like to attend this workshop, please also register your interest through the same button below.
Spaces are limited due to the nature of this small group experiential retreat with horses. The intention is for you to first and foremost, to start or continue on your self discovery journey and to reconnect with yourself. To bring parts of yourself to life that have been dormant for some time. Secondly, for you to connect with other mums and women carers who are experiencing a similar life situation to yourself. It's a beautiful two days of nurturing and strengthening you. It is possible that funding may be available for you as a parent or carer to participate in these two days. We cover interpersonal skills development, communication training and life coaching principles over these two days.
We are all at different stages in our life's journey. Some of us have been working on our own self development for years, and some of us have only just started to uncover a new awareness of self-discovery. The last few years has changed many things for many women. Now more than ever, women are seeking connection. Women are seeking to bring more meaning into their lives. Uncertainty can be daunting, but when we anchor to a philosophical outlook; when we spend time going on a self discovery journey; and when develop our interpersonal skills based off our own self awareness... we can start to live with more meaning, and find a level of peace in our own journey.
Authentic You provides you with an emotionally safe setting for you to connect with your own inner compass, the powerful guidance system that you were born with and that will allow you to find your own answers to your life's questions, while moving forward in your life with confidence, more clarity and direction.
This workshop is for you if you feel any of the following:
You are a mother who understands the value the importance of emotional wellness; growing your self belief and self worth; the importance of filling your own cup so that your energy levels are sustainable so that you can meet everyone else's needs as well as your own needs; and how reconnecting with WHO you are on a deeper level leads to fulfillment
You are a carer for clients or foster children who understands the importance of giving back to yourself and 'filling your own cup' so that you have the energy to care for others, while you anchor into WHO you innately are so that you feel fulfilled in your role and in your life
You'd like to understand more about your self identity and life stages
You are fearful or not sure how to navigate uncertainty or the unknown
You have visions or desires that you have not actualised
You are struggling with low self-worth or self esteem or feeling judgement
You would like to feel more confident in yourself
You understand the benefit in learning more about communication styles
You feel like you’ve lost direction or connection
You feel like you have lost your voice
You want to develop or deepen your journey of self awareness
You would like to experience learning from the Horse as your guide, knowing that you will receive a true indication of which aspects of yourself you would benefit from developing
You'd like to learn more about personal boundaries at home or work
You're curious about living more intentionally and living in agreement with your values
Firstly, know that where you are, is where you are meant to be right now, it's all going to be ok.
The horses and content in this experiential retreat will help you prepare yourself to take the next step forward with more clarity and direction, and reconnect with your personal power so that you can move forward with more confidence, joy and courage.
Our horses will guide you back to the part of yourself that you have disconnected from. They will show you how to ground yourself, how to be still in the moment and find clarity in the stillness. They will validate your ability to find the answers within yourself. They will guide you through the process of self-discovery and awaken a part of your essence that may have been laying dormant for a long or short time.
A unique aspect of choosing to experience a horse as your guide, is that as women, some of us are constantly in fear of being judged. Horses are incapable of judgment. What a comforting thought; to go to a place where judgment does not exist, and we can just be ourselves! Horses don't care about our clothes, our weight, our spiritual or political beliefs, or where we’ve come from. They just care about guiding you to be the best version of YOU that you can be. You are unique, and you deserve a unique experience where you walk away with the knowledge and understanding that will help you move forward, no matter what your current situation is right now.
Horses don’t judge.
Your powerful & non-judgemental Guide, the Horse! He helps you re-connect back to your own Guidance System & your Essence, so that you can lead change in your own life!
Join Us For This Fun &Transformative Workshop!
This workshop has tremendous value at $497 for 2 full days of Life Coaching and Self Leadership Development with Horses.
Integrating the 4 x experiential learning horse programs, intimate facilitation AND the dynamic course materials, Jess is keeping this at a price so that more women can access women's development courses.
~ 4 horse programs with objectives to uncover your Authentic Self
~ Communication Style assessment - this helps not only you understand your style of communication but also understanding all of those people in your life
~ Slideshow and handouts
~ Painting your own power symbol on canvas with your horse to take home
and so much more.
This 2 day workshop genuinely is a powerful fit for all women. The women's development content and teachings are relevant for personal life situations as well as in the workplace or professional space.
It is 2 days of wisdom, fun and aligned conversations. It truly is a unique and transformational experience.
Strathalbyn, South Australia
Willalooka, SE South Australia
(If you are travelling from afar, there are plenty of accommodation options close by in Strathalbyn,
Mt Barker and surrounds. I recommend the Willalooka Tavern for the Willalooka workshop venue).
Please note* Workshop cost does not include catering.
Please speak with Jess if you require catering, however this will be an additional cost.
Due to the nature of this workshop, numbers are limited.
Make YOUR choice today and start this incredible journey made for YOU! Work alongside the power of these magnificent creatures, the horses. Do this for YOU!