Live, Love and Grow
A course in love, self-compassion and awareness to help you to achieve a sense of safety and hope.
In these eight lessons learn how to become the best version of yourself.
The Covid pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have caused universal stress, anxiety and despair. In response to requests for a healing and empowering online course, Maureen has introduced ‘Live, Love and Grow’.
The eight-week course addresses many issues laid bare by month after month of enforced (though necessary) isolation. These include grief, loneliness, negativity, fear, lack of motivation and fatigue (to name only a few of them).
Journaling is a valuable activity as is the utilisation of healing and encouraging affirmations, which always should be phrased in the present tense.
The course emphasises the need to listen to others.
Active listening is more than simply hearing what someone is saying. It means listening attentively, reflecting back what is being said, and withholding advice and judgement. The other person in the conversation will feel heard, valued, and appreciated.
Positivity is key. The benefits of practicing gratitude are discussed, and exercises suggested to promote this activity. Participants will be invited to create a dream-board during the course. They will be encouraged to embrace creativity and to set aside fear, self-doubt and feelings of helplessness.
Meditation and mindfulness are important components of the Live, Love and Grow course.
Mindfulness involves maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings and surroundings without interpretation or judgement. It also entails a non-judgemental acceptance of ourselves. Practicing mindfulness directs our attention away from stressful planning and anxious attempts at problem-solving. By learning to live ‘in the moment’, we can engage more positively and constructively with the world around us.
Maureen emphasises ‘The Four Agreements’ in her teaching. These are:
• Be impeccable with your word
• Don’t take things personally
• Don’t make assumptions
• Always do your best
In ‘The Four Agreements’, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz examines the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, ‘The Four Agreements’ explains how we can transform our lives and experience freedom, true happiness, and love.
The essence of the Live, Love and Grow course is this:
‘Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.’
The course has proved to be so successful, that Maureen will continue to offer it post-Covid.
Beginning in September 2020, the timing was excellent, as the course helped each participant get through these uncertain days. The emphasis throughout the eight weeks was on creativity, self-care, self-acceptance and coming to a place of peace and positivity within. Using light exercises including journaling, affirmations, visualising success and giving gratitude for all the good in our lives, we managed each week to raise our vibrations, thus helping us to deal with whatever came our way, week by week. Confidentiality within the group was paramount and ‘sharing’ felt safe, comfortable and totally non-judgmental.
I highly recommend this course to anyone looking for an online course to assist you to cope through these challenging times. Maureen is a compassionate and accomplished teacher who will guide you to open yourself to your creativity through empowerment and participation, while learning some new self-care skills.
‘Live, Love and Grow’ is a new programme Maureen has started. It is a reflective look at yourself, and an insightful and easy way to change a few things that deep down you know are there but have been too lazy to do anything about! It’s a great way to meet like-minded women and a possible path to strong friendships. It was particularly helpful in ‘lockdown’ when I was feeling a bit isolated, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I found ‘Live, Love and Grow’, a course designed by Maureen, to be the highlight of my week. It brought like-minded souls together in safe space where we listened, encouraged, and supported each other through the weeks. We were introduced to invaluable tips like meditation, journaling, daily walks in nature and, most importantly, laughter to support our overall well-being. Maureen is an excellent facilitator and holds space beautifully, which enabled us to share our stories, assured of the loving support of the group. I would highly recommend that you treat yourself to this course – I can guarantee that you will benefit from it.
I have really enjoyed Maureen's Live, Love and Grow course. She is a gifted facilitator who channels her compassion, creativity, and empathy to her course participants. I would highly recommend her courses.
I completed the "Live, Love and Grow" course with Maureen and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was wonderful to connect with like-minded people and Maureen was so inspirational and inclusive. I have gained so much through this course on my path through life.
I feel very grateful and fortunate to have had Maureen as a teacher and mentor for the last number of years. I have completed Reiki training, the Anatomy & Physiology Refresher and most recently Parts One and Two of the wonderful and really beautiful course Maureen devised and facilitated called Live, Love and Grow.
Maureen, in my opinion, is an earth angel that I have been blessed to meet, and live, love and grow with .... so, the title of the course is just so apt!!
Her gentle, kind and caring approach to teaching is inspirational and I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is seeking personal development and guidance to have more joy and harmony in their life.