The tools that brought the most transformation in the years after my bereavement were grounded in my own innate CREATIVITY. Photography, journaling, meditation and mindfulness all worked together to open the door to who I really am. After decades of living life with my eyes shut, I was finally — joyfully, gratefully, humbly — awake.
Being creative brings us satisfaction in the moment, but it goes so much deeper than that. It gives us a voice to express ourselves in more meaningful ways. It shines the light on who we really are as we unravel the layers of our lives and dreams. It helps us ask the right questions — and uncover the answers we hold within. It reconnects us to the source of all the wisdom we’ll ever need: our inner knowing.
If you’ve ever wondered how to infuse more feeling and story into your photographs, Photo Meditations is for you. Featuring in-depth lessons, assignments, illuminating slideshows and interviews, I’ll teach you everything I know about composition, light, style, portraiture, story-telling and so much more. In six weeks you’ll learn how to use photography as a creative form of self-expression, so if you’re ready to go deeper with your photography, and develop your own unique way of seeing the world, this is the perfect place to start.
"Susannah, thank you so much for this course. I loved it! I have been taking my camera everywhere and I haven't done that in years. Would you believe that I was shooting outside during my prep periods at school. I was running out in the parking lot trying so hard to catch the morning light. Normally I am so busy inside the building that I don't even see the morning light! This course has helped me to become more aware of life's little everyday moments and has given me the inspiration to capture them in photos. Oh...the slideshows were amazing. I have gained more knowledge about composition, color, light, self-portraits, storytelling, how to use line and texture more effectively, and so much more. This course is full of info. I cannot wait for the next course to begin!"ANGELA, PHOTO MEDITATIONS
Open Your Eyes
Practicing Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Mindfulness is a way to momentarily press pause on your life so you can slow down and catch your breath. It helps us manage our emotions, lessen our anxiety, increase focus and calm, and ultimately be more accepting of ourselves and others. In Open Your Eyes we’ll spend 4 weeks exploring different ways to practice mindfulness in our busy lives, bringing our attention to our home, our routines, the outside world and our relationships, and consciously disentangle ourselves from the constant pull of social media (yes!).
"The Open Your Eyes course was everything and more than I imagined. Mindfulness is not a new concept to me as I first became aware of it 40 years ago and practiced it along with daily meditation for many years. Somehow this gradually slipped away and its only been in the last few years that I have realised what that 'something' that was missing in my life was. I found your course was such a delightful and uncomplicated way to further achieve this. Throughout the course I kept a visual journal and now find so much value in going back through it and reflecting on the exercises. Since the course ended I now find I have developed a solid way of 'Practicing Mindfulness in my Everyday life'. Thank you dear Susannah."KRYSTYNA, OPEN YOUR EYES
The Sacred Alone
A 14 day journey home
The Sacred Alone is a gentle 14-day journey into the quiet knowing space in your heart that offers refuge, wisdom and calm. Each day you receive an email from me containing a short essay on the day’s theme, a downloadable MP3 audio (alternating meditations and visualisations) and a series of powerful journal prompts to work on. Every day builds on the last, so that by the end of our 14 days together you’ve created your own Sacred Alone practice you can build on going forward. This. Is. Magic.
"The Sacred Alone was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I discovered that even though I have a gorgeous wife and 5 kids, lots of work and a busy home life, I can still find pockets of alone time and honour myself amongst my day. The meditations were very powerful and a great way to focus within. The journal exercises have rekindled my love for journaling my thoughts and emotions. Though most of all, this course enabled me to feel like I deserved and indeed was nourished by regular time being really 'alone' in a sacred way. Thank you Susannah - you're a marvel."Christos, The Sacred Alone
USING THE CARDS AS CREATIVE TOOLS
I’ve been intuitively using oracle and tarot cards to enhance my creativity for over 20 years. Far from being woo woo, the cards are a dynamic tool that help you dig deeper into your own stories, examine your emotions and connect to your intuition. In this fun 3-week class I’ll teach you how to use your cards far beyond looking up the “meaning” in the guidebook. Once we’ve covered the basics we’ll explore our own personal interpretations, spreads and practices with lots of hands-on exercises and journaling ideas.
“Your guidance has opened a new world for me and I can't thank you enough. I'm still new on this journey, but you have shown me the paths... OMGoodness it's been fun! The class was a perfect pace for me, my house could use a good sweep but that's because I purchased so many new decks and just had to devote time to welcoming them all — ha! The Facebook group is a wonderful asset to accompany the class. Everyone is so supportive and I've learned a great deal from the sharing. Technology can be a wonderful thing allowing us to connect around the world. Without it I'd still be using my 15-year-old basic tarot deck once a week to ask: ”What will my life be like this week?" You are a blessing to my life, exactly what I needed and I thank you.”Valerie, Daily Guidance
Journal Your Life
Writing your dreams into reality
In Journal Your Life I lead you through the creation of your own creative journaling practice, the tool that’s helped me heal my heart and realise my dreams for the last 30+ years. I’ll show you how to excavate your own personal wisdom and get deliciously honest with yourself on the page while flexing your creative muscles to bring more JOY into your journal. By the end of the course you’ll have a much deeper, more honest, relationship with yourself and the journaling fire burning bright in your life.
“Probably the most important thing that happened for me in this course was that I started connecting with my inner self again, which is something I tend to lose track of in the middle of a busy semester. But your class kept me in touch with my inner desires & dreams. Also, the troubleshooting video you posted last week totally broke me open to the possibilities of what a journal could do for my work as a professor and novelist in progress. Reading/watching each blog post and video was like a tiny gift I gave to myself each day. Thank you!”Kim, Journal Your LIfe
Your Soul Speaks
CONNECTING TO YOUR INNER WISDOM
Your Soul Speaks is a three-week practical exploration of our intuition — how we hear it, how we can communicate with it and how we can use its guidance in our everyday lives. We’ll explore connecting to our inner guidance through the written word, through collage and found imagery and through meditation and mindfulness. We’ll also uncover the different ways our intuition speaks to us through our body and our environment. By the end of the course you’ll be able to tune in at any time no matter where you are!
"Just this week I've realized that my intuition is speaking to me all the time through impulses and urges — I just need to pay attention and follow them. One time I felt an urge to go online and I saw your Facebook post about Joanna Powell Colbert's one-card tarot readings, which I would have likely missed if I hadn't followed that impulse and saw the post in my FB stream, which I rarely look at. I ordered a reading and it has helped me. And of course, I fell in the love with the collage work, which is really a boon for me because I was so resistant to it at the beginning. I think my collage journal will give me a wonderful visual of this period of my life and it's providing so much encouragement and inspiration. So thank you very much, Susannah. As always, I am grateful to you and feel blessed that I have connected with you."Sandra, Your Soul Speaks
Find Your Self in the Tarot
The tarot is a beautifully elegant tool full of symbols and arche- types that speak to our unconscious and help us open up to our intuition. In this in-depth six-week course we’ll explore the tarot system by number, suit and element, create our own “Little White Book” of meanings and associations and find our own stories within each card of the Major and Minor Arcana. By the end of this course you’ll feel confident reading for yourself and have a deeply support- ive ally on your side.
“This course has been INCREDIBLE! It has been worth every single penny as this vast new world has been opened up because of your guidance. Thank you for encouraging each of us to make our own LWB. It was such a fun project, especially the way you encouraged us to personalize it. Thank you for being so aware of those of us just beginning. It never seemed like you were 'dumbing' things down, but rather that you started us out at the beginning, simply, and then built concepts along the way. I think all levels must have been happy! Such a perfect first experience for this newbie. And special thanks for always reminding us to trust and look to our own intuition. I enjoyed every single moment and I am filled to overflowing with information, inspiration, and resources!”KRISTIN, 78 MIRRORS
The Inside Story
Running a Heart-Centred Business
The Inside Story is like spending a whole day with me learning exactly how I run my business as a highly sensitive introvert. From how I got started and now structure my day to the tools I use, how I create and run my courses, build community and navigate social media as an introvert, I share all the lessons I’ve learned in ten years of running a successful heart-centred business. With seven hours of video + audio sessions, four insanely useful ebooks including How to be a Lighthouse: Consciously Creating Community and Make Magic: A Course Planning Workbook, an engaged supportive Facebook group and annual Summer School, this is truly everything I know about heart-centred business.
"I’ve taken two or three courses on running online businesses, and I've learnt something useful from all of them, but The Inside Story was the game-changer. Finally, a course that's about running a business tailor-made to suit me and my personality, but which combines the integrity-filled heart-centred approach with lots and lots of practical details about the nitty-gritty of how to make it work, what's helped, what hasn't. Perhaps most importantly, you have given me a step by step guide to how to grow a community. I've been following your advice and it's working - my mailing list is four times as big as it was three months ago. The other big benefit of enrolling for the course has been access to the private Facebook group, which is full of like-minded people who are incredibly helpful and supportive. The money I spent on The Inside Story is, hands down, the best I've invested in my business in the three years I've been working online."SOPHY, THE INSIDE STORY
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