A Class for Courage
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A Class for Courage

For Transforming Your Fears and Moving Toward the Life You Desire with Courage
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Created by Leslie Ralph
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 articles
  • 28 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The purpose of fear and why it isn't the problem.
  • How to spot fear-based thinking (and what to do when you do).
  • 4 signs you have a fear that needs healing.
  • How to see more good in yourself and the world.
  • How to be loving with yourself even when facing fears, pain, and the habits you’d like to break.
  • Exercises for uncovering and healing the fearful stories you’re telling yourself.
  • Exercises for releasing your need for control, perfection, and certainty and changing the mindset that keeps you stuck in defense mode.
  • Patterns of action and reaction that can move you toward or away from your desires (and how to align them all with courage and love).
  • Strategies for making the changes you’ve been waiting for, even if you’ve been putting them off for the “perfect time.”
  • How to use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping) to cultivate a more courageous outlook and heal your fears.
  • How to develop a more loving relationship with your full self.
Requirements
  • An interest in learning how to be more compassionate and accepting with yourself.
  • An interest in making a positive change in life.
  • An interest in taking a mindfulness and compassion-based approach to changing fear-based thoughts and patterns.
Description

Giving ourselves the space to answer life’s call with a whole heart and earnest steps is the bravest thing we could do. This might make you bold and brazen, all spotlights and hurdles and crossing oceans. Or it could lead you to the soft and slow of life, art and tea afternoons, naps by the fire, and puttering in the yard.

It’s just as brave to do less as it is to dive in, for who’s to say what is less and what is more when we’re talking about mining the force of life? (Only you.)

The bravest thing answers that little voice asking what if...What will they think or say, what if it all falls apart, what if I'm wrong, what if I fail? with Then what? What if it works? What if I grow? What if I must? And what if it doesn’t matter in the end? I’m here for the doing.

Our fears make sense when we learn how to listen. We want to know we're right because we want to know we're safe. We want others agree because we want to see how we fit in.

It's in our desire to prevent mistakes, avoid suffering, and remain connected that we're tempted to push ourselves deep into boxes that never fit, telling the stories of what happens when you dare stretch beyond their walls.

You see, Dear Friend, the paradox we all need to remember is that it’s okay to be afraid. It's our response to fear we need to be aware of.

Fear is only ever trying to keep us safe, but when we respond to it with more fear, more force, or worse still, shame, our attempts at protecting ourselves can end in losing ourselves. What a tragic loss that is.

The steps involved in growth and transformation will naturally and necessarily disrupt your sense of who you are, what you want, and how things work. But many of us have trained ourselves to avoid that vulnerable part of change, leading us away from the very things we desire. Then, we judge ourselves for it.

And then we say things like, "I don't know what I want. I'm not brave enough to do that."

It's a vicious cycle.

This doesn’t happen because we’re weak or stupid, by the way. It happens because the process of change and being honest (with yourself or others) can be painful and scary.

So, the question is, what stories are you telling?

How do you deal with the scary parts of living?

Introducing...A Class for Courage

A Class for Courage is broken into 4 lessons about healing your fears, transforming your fear-based patterns, and moving toward your desires aligned with true courage. The material in these courses is based on my years of working as a psychologist and teaching positive psychology, mindfulness, and self-compassion.

Lesson 1: Courageous Heart. Align your heart with the guiding principles of the courageous path.

Learn the 6 guiding principles of what I call the courageous path, as opposed to the fearful path. Each principle is a powerful lesson in itself. Each reminds you about who you are, the nature of fear and courage, and the truth about living courageously.

In this lesson, you’ll learn...

  • The purpose of fear and why it isn’t the problem.

  • The needs and desires we all share. How are you meeting yours?

  • How to spot fear-based thoughts (and what to do when you do).

  • The meaning and feeling of authentic courage.

Tie the whole lesson together with the lesson 1 class materials:

  • Courageous Heart Meditation for channeling the bravest, most loving part of you. It’s a great one to use when your self-worth is low and your fear is high.

  • Love Called Me Forward audio recording. It’s a story about fear, love, and stepping into the unknown.

  • Tapping for Your Courageous Heart Emotional Freedom Technique video and script. An empowering EFT exercise for aligning your heart and mind with the guiding principles of the courageous path.

  • A 59-page digital workbook filled with exploration exercises and quizzes, thought-provoking journal prompts, and courageous affirmations to put the guiding principles of the courageous path into practice.

Lesson 2: Courageous Healing. Heal your fear with compassion.

Embody the spirit of healing as you examine fears and emotional pain. Discover how attention and action flow together to create either healing or suffering.

In this lesson, you’ll learn...

  • The healing attitude that relieves suffering and transforms our fear-based habits.

  • 4 signs that you have a fear that needs healing. Do you have one?

  • How to be loving with yourself even when facing fears, pain, and the habits you’d like to break.

  • How to make sense of the things you fear. Imagine understanding even your most confusing fears.

  • How to see more good in yourself and the world.

Tie the whole lesson together with the lesson 2 class materials:

  • Mindfulness Meditation for feeling accepting, open, and awake. Look at yourself and your surroundings through a fresh pair of eyes.

  • Where You Are Whole audio recording. It’s reflections on becoming whole and remembering your true legacy.

  • Tapping for Self-Compassion Emotional Freedom Technique video and script. A compassion-based EFT exercise for moving forward from where you are with compassion and grace.

  • A 49-page digital workbook filled with quizzes and healing exercises, deep-dive journal prompts, and loving affirmations to bring the spirit of healing into your everyday life.

Lesson 3: Courageous Vision. Look for positive possibility.

Restore truth to the myths of the fearful path and bring peace and strength back to the stories you’ve learned to live by. Envision what you want and how you want to experience life as you practice new beliefs about yourself.

In this lesson, you’ll learn...

  • The myths that keep us living in fear and how to restore them to truth.

  • Exercises for releasing your need for control, perfection, and certainty and changing the mindset that keeps you stuck in defense mode.

  • Exercises for uncovering and healing the fearful stories you’re telling yourself.

  • How to create new, courageous beliefs about yourself.

Tie the whole lesson together with the lesson 3 class materials:

  • Courageous Vision Visualization. An immersive visualization with rich imagery and affirmations for supporting yourself through trying times.

  • Words for Waking Up audio recording. A poem about starting again and telling your new story with love.

  • Tapping for Courageous Vision Emotional Freedom Technique video and script. A powerful EFT exercise for healing painful memories and fears through your own loving presence.

  • A 71-page digital workbook filled with myth-busting quizzes and exercises, journal prompts for changing the stories you're telling, and affirmations of new beginnings to help you reveal the myths in your fear-based beliefs and start telling a new story.

Lesson 4: Courageous Transformation. Transform your patterns, transform your life.

Define your own kind of courage along five patterns of action and reaction. Start by building awareness of your patterns now and assessing where you need the most healing. By the end, you’ll have a plan for breaking free of procrastination, resistance, and overdoing it and making the positive changes you’ve been waiting for.

In this lesson, you’ll learn...

  • Patterns of action and reaction that can move you toward or away from your desires (and how to align them all with courage and love).

  • How to shift your focus from what scares you to what you desire.

  • Exercises for feeling whole, engaged, and hopeful about life.

  • Strategies for making the changes you’ve been waiting for, even if you’ve been putting them off for the “perfect time.”

Tie the whole lesson together with the lesson 4 class materials:

  • Courageous Transformation Meditation. Surround yourself with light as you awaken the strength, purpose, and freedom in you.

  • What Lies Beyond These Walls. A story of self-forgiveness, letting go, and emerging again.

  • Tapping for Courageous Transformation Emotional Freedom Technique video and script. An uplifting EFT exercise for believing in yourself as you take courageous new steps.

  • A 44-page digital workbook filled with pattern-revealing quizzes and transformation exercises, prompts for getting real and getting ready to take action in a new way, and transforming affirmations for defining your courage and transforming your patterns.

Life's too short to spend it lost, confused, or wishing it away.

We can pour so much energy into chasing what we think we should want and looking outside of ourselves for peace, happiness, and confidence only to wake up one day and realize we still don't feel the way we thought we would. Or worse, full of regret for the life unlived.

Your uniquely extraordinary life has been calling you. Do you know how to listen?

I'll show you how in A Class for Courage.

Enroll today!

Who this course is for:
  • People who are new to self-compassion but want to learn.
  • People looking for more clarity in what they truly want in life.
  • People interested in topics of mindfulness, self-compassion, and radical acceptance.
  • People who are interested in changing behavior patterns rooted in fear, avoidance, or perfectionism.
Course content
Expand all 68 lectures 06:38:55
+ Bonus Illumination Kit Download
1 lecture 01:08

Dear Courageous Friend,

Welcome to A Class for Courage! You're about to rewrite your story and transform the patterns keeping you stuck and afraid. Get ready to align with your natural courage!

Here's a quick overview of the class:

Optional: Set your intentions with the Illumination Kit. Your Illumination Kit includes the Illuminate audio collection and a digital workbook filled with prompts that help you put into words what you want to get out of this experience, what courage means to you, and what you'll need to see it through.

Lesson 1: Courageous Heart.

Learn the 6 guiding principles of what I call the courageous path, as opposed to the fearful path. Each principle is a powerful lesson in itself. Each reminds you about who you are, the nature of fear and courage, and the truth about living courageously.

Lesson 2: Courageous Healing.

Embody the spirit of healing as you examine fears and emotional pain. Discover how attention and action flow together to create either healing or suffering.

Lesson 3: Courageous Vision.

Restore truth to the myths of the fearful path and bring peace and strength back to the stories you’ve learned to live by. Envision what you want and how you want to experience life as you practice new beliefs about yourself.

Lesson 4: Courageous Transformation.

Define your own kind of courage along five patterns of action and reaction. Start by building awareness of your patterns now and assess where you need the most healing. By the end, you’ll have a plan for breaking free of procrastination and resistance and making the positive changes you’ve been waiting for.

I can't wait to start this journey with you!

To your courage,

Leslie

Illumination Kit Materials
01:08
+ EFT Manual for All Lessons Download
1 lecture 00:30

This is a downloadable resource to help guide students through the EFT tapping exercises in this class.

EFT Manual for All Lessons
00:30
+ Courageous Heart: The Guiding Principles of the Courageous Path
16 lectures 01:18:51

Download your lesson workbook, guided meditation, spoken word recording, and audio version of lesson 1.

Getting Started in Lesson 1
02:04

An introduction to the guiding principles of the courageous path.

Preview 06:04

Discussion of the first guiding principle of the courageous path: You are enough already.

Guiding Principle #1
05:49

Discussion of the second guiding principle of the courageous path: We all want and desire the same basic things in life.

Guiding Principle #2
04:43
The Desire for Security
06:26
The Desire for Contentment
02:27
The Desire for Personal Freedom
02:24
The Desire for Strength
03:22
The Desire for Connection
02:33

A discussion of the third guiding principle of the courageous path: Fear is a natural part of transformation.

Guiding Principle #3
17:21

A discussion of the fourth guiding principle of the courageous path: Courage is natural.

Guiding Principle #4
02:33

Discussion of the fifth guiding principle of the courageous path: Courage is not the absence of fear but our response to it.

Guiding Principle #5
04:17

Discussion of the sixth guiding principle of the courageous path: Courage is the gateway to your fullest life.

Guiding Principle #6
06:12

A follow along EFT tapping exercise focused on the concepts discussed in lesson 1. Keep your EFT manual handy while you watch the video for instructions and reflection questions.

Tapping for Your Courageous Heart EFT execise
09:14
A Quick Check-In On Lesson 1
01:00
+ Courageous Healing: Heal Fear with Love
14 lectures 01:30:45

Download your lesson workbook, guided meditation, spoken word recording, and audio version of lesson 2.

Getting Started in Lesson 2
01:47

Discussion of the concept of courageous healing.

Courageous Healing Introduction
02:38

An overview of the seamless flow between attention and action that enables us to heal our pain and fears.

How Healing Happens
05:20

A discussion of the courageous act of paying loving attention to our pains and fears and taking loving actions.

Why Healing Is Courageous
05:21

Discussion of 4 ways you can identify a fear in need of healing.

4 Signs You Have a Fear that Needs Healing
06:14

A discussion of approaching your fears with intention, acceptance, and compassion. This combination of qualities gives us a deeper understanding of fear, the ability to validate our internal experiences, soothe those experiences, and ultimately heal them by changing the stories and the patterns.

The Spirit of Courageous Healing
07:47

Discussion of how to get back in touch with your body and the world around you in the present moment.

Grounding
07:48

A discussion of how we can choose to be aware of our inner experiences without judgment.

Mindfulness
14:32

How to develop a more accepting and loving way of being present with yourself and responding to your suffering.

Self-Compassion
06:42

How to offer yourself the validation that helps you make sense of your fears and feel seen, heard, and understood.

Self-Validation
13:18

Exercises for savoring what is good and cultivating a positive outlook on the world and your future.

Goodness Renewal Practices
06:23

Practices for restoring the self to wholeness, that is, to the full truth of who you are.

Wholeness Renewal Practices
05:00

A follow along EFT tapping exercise focused on the concepts discussed in lesson 2. Keep your EFT manual handy while you watch the video for instructions and reflection questions.

Tapping for Self-Compassion EFT Exercise
07:06
A Quick Check-In On Lesson 2
00:49
+ Courageous Vision: Look for Positive Possibility
17 lectures 01:52:12

Download your lesson workbook, guided meditation, spoken word recording, and audio version of lesson 3.

Getting Started in Lesson 3
01:36

An overview of how to change your stories and beliefs based in fear.

Courageous Vision Introduction
04:33

Discussion of the myths and false promises made by the fearful path.

Myths and Dysfunction of the Fearful Path
10:48

Discussion of the myth that you must wait for perfection or certainty before you act.

Myth 1
05:15

Discussion of the myth that fear is dangerous and to be avoided, escaped, or eliminated from your life.

Myth 2
06:05

Discussion of the myth that your worth is conditional.

Myth 3
07:03

Discussion of the fearful path myth that the worse-case scenario is the most likely thing to happen, and if it does happen, it's irreparable.

Myth 4
06:43

Discussion of the fearful path myth that tough love is the path to growth and transformation.

Preview 06:59

Discussion of the fearful path myth that it's better to avoid what you don't want than focusing on what you do want.

Myth 6
07:21

Infuse your stories of who you are and where you’ve been with love and courage.

Heal the Story of Your Past
06:34

Discussion of how to build awareness of your day-to-day beliefs and personal narrative.

What Story Are You Telling Now
05:21

Discussion of the features of a fearful path story and how you can begin to revise yours.

Revise Your Fearful Path Story
10:13

Learn how to use mindfulness and self-compassion to change the emotional charge of your fear-based stories.

Healing the Emotion of Your Stories
04:24

Discussion of how to rewrite your fearful path stories.

Tell Your Story in a New Way
07:18

Discussion of finding evidence in your life now that confirms your new story.

Looking for New Evidence
03:45

An EFT tapping exercise focused on the concepts discussed in lesson 3. Keep your EFT manual handy while you watch the video for instructions and reflection questions.

Tapping for Courageous Vision EFT Exercise
17:08
A Quick Check-In On Lesson 3
01:06
+ Courageous Transformation: Transform Your Patterns, Transform Your Life.
19 lectures 01:55:27

Download your lesson workbook, guided meditation, spoken word recording, and audio version of lesson 4.

Getting Started in Lesson 4
01:26

Introduction to how to identify and heal the patterns that keep you stuck.

Courageous Transformation Introduction
09:07

Discussion of patterns of action and reaction and how to build nonjudgmental awareness of what is happening now (even if you don't know why).

Dimensions of Actions, Reactions, and Patterns
07:51

Discussion of patterns related to approach, avoid, and fight.

Approach/Avoid/Fight
06:08

Discussion of patterns related to acceptance and judgment.

Acceptance/Judgment
03:54

Discussion of the patterns related to wholeness and fragmentation.

Wholeness/Fragmentation
06:32

Discussion of patterns related to trust and doubt.

Preview 06:39

Discussion of patterns related to engagement and disengagement.

Engagement/Disengagement
06:28

Take a bird's eye view each dimension. What overall story does your combination of patterns tell? That is, what pattern do your patterns make?

The Pattern of the Patterns
05:41

Define your own courageous path along the dimensions discussed in this lesson and bring healing to your patterns.

Define Your Own Courageous Path
11:18

Discussion of healing patterns associated with approach, avoid, and fight.

Healing Approach/Avoid/Fight
03:19

Discussion of healing patterns associated with acceptance and judgment.

Healing Acceptance/Judgment
04:52

Discussion of healing patterns associated with wholeness and fragmentation.

Healing Wholeness/Fragmentation
03:59

Discussion of healing patterns associated with trust and doubt.

Healing Trust/Doubt
07:29

Discussion of healing patterns associated with engagement and disengagement.

Healing Engagement/Disengagement
06:28

Discussion of the power of finding the exceptions to your fearful path stories and patterns.

The Power of Exceptions
03:02

Discussion of how to start taking action in a new way to transform your patterns and your life.

Taking Action in a New Way
12:16

A follow along EFT tapping exercise focused on the concepts discussed in lesson 4. Keep your EFT manual handy while you watch the video for instructions and reflection questions.

Tapping for Courageous Transformation EFT Exercise
08:26
The End! (Or Is It The Beginning?)
00:32