“Learn how to use writing as a powerful tool to help you transcend any challenging life change, navigate future transitions with more clarity, confidence and peace, and leverage change to propel you to your highest creative potential.”
Four weeks in March 2013 of dedicated time and space to write, reflect and learn tools to help you successfully and powerfully navigate your transition, Thursday nights, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. (March 7, 14, 21, and 28)
Are you going through a major change in your relationship, health or career?
Maybe you’re ending a relationship or beginning a new one, becoming a new parent or experiencing a loss, starting a new career or moving on from your current one, or maybe you’re dealing with a major change in your health. One of the most difficult times of life is with change and necessary transition.
Do you find this change preoccupying your thoughts?
Do you wonder how you will get through it and wish you could gain clarity about what this change means for your life?
Do you wish there were a way to better understand and move through the range of emotions you’re experiencing with this change?
Do you wish the universe would just tell you why this change is happening to you, why now, and what it really means for your path and purpose in this lifetime?
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
– Henri Bergson
How do I move through transitions with greater grace, clarity and faith and know this change’s role in my life purpose?
Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, confused and under-supported, in spite of being a conscious person who has worked on yourself for many years.
Perhaps you struggle to be at greater peace with this change in your life and no longer preoccupied with it, in spite of knowing intellectually and spiritually that change is a constant and necessary for growth.
If you’re having any of these yearnings, the good news is that you’re not alone.
For most people, change can be challenging, confusing, uncertain, exhausting, but itcan also be exhilarating, energizing, and creative.
From the work of Leia Francisco, career development coach and leader in managing transitions, and Dr. David Kruger, acclaimed executive coach and creator of MentorPath, as well as the teachings of many other therapeutic writing experts, comes specific practices and simple tools to help you regain a sense of structure and boundaries to manage whirling emotions in your transition and for future life transitions.
Each of us moves through transitions in our own way and our own timeline. We leave behind an old belief or situation to find our new path, helped by honest assessment of strengths and values, as well as by support from others. Writing or journaling about transitions can help us manage stress and gain powerful insights about what is really going on.
– Leia Francisco, Career Development Coach and author of Writing Through Transitions
Join me for my 4-Week Live Course: Writing as Ritual: The Essential Course to Help You Transcend Life Changes, where I’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of how touse personal writing as a powerful tool to help you transcend any challenging life change, navigate future transitions with more clarity, confidence and peace, and leverage change to propel you to your highest creative potential.
Whatever stage of transition you are in, you will be able to benefit from this course.
In this 4-Week Live Course you will:
- Learn the developmental stages of both change and transition, including proven tools, methods, and principles to help you successfully navigate the dynamics of change.
- Discover which phase makes a significant difference in how well and how quickly you move through your transition and specific writing tools and prompts to help you successfully navigate this phase.
- Learn tools to help you decide what you will leave behind and what you will take with you as you complete your transition.
- Discover which phase is ideal for leveraging creative energy and inspiration.
- Discover how to leverage your transition to help propel you to your highest creative potential.
- Understand the role of ritual in moving through your transition, and
- Learn how to create your own transition ritual to help you breakthrough your transition.
- Learn tools to help you interpret the value and meaning of your transition.
- Discover in which transition phase your dreams tend to be more vivid and plentiful.
- Learn how to use your dreams to capture the hidden messages of your transitionand creative energy.
- Learn tools to help you in prevail through future transitions.
- Awaken to yourself as a vibrant, inspired agent of change and learn tools to help you powerfully deepen your connection with your infinite self.
What you’ll receive:
- Four weeks in March 2013 of dedicated time and space to write, reflect and learn tools to help you successfully and powerfully navigate your transition, Thursday nights, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. (March 7, 14, 21, and 28)
- Weekly writing assignments to deepen and enrich your experience in writingthrough your transition.
- A beautiful healing space at The Center SF, a community for personal, spiritual and social transformation. (548 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94117)
- Class in a small group setting—limited to only 14 participants—to allow you space to reflect on your transition in its fullness.
The Power of Journaling
Journaling can be a helpful process for those who need to gain perspective and some distance on their inner feelings and conditioning. When you write out your thoughts and emotions, you make them explicit and objectify them in a way that is not always easy to do when these thoughts are embedded in the background of the flow of your everyday life.
Putting this material out on paper through journaling gives you a more powerful point of view with respect to these feelings. You can look at them more as the contents of your psyche, rather than having to trying to sort out your sense of self through the filter of those mental attitudes. When you read what you have written down, you do so from a quieter, more uninvolved reference point inside. That inner reference is closer to your true Self, the silent witness within, and so instead of magnifying the negativity, this attention will help you heal and unplug those patterns from their unconscious sources.
– Deepak Chopra, author of numerous bestsellers, including Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being, and global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine.
Journaling is a way you listen to yourself, by making it clear to yourself what you actually think and feel. The more room you give yourself to express your true thoughts and feelings, the more room there is for your wisdom to emerge. In listening to yourself, you learn from yourself. In listening deeply to the voice of your heart, you reestablish relationship with your true self, so long denied.
– Marianne Williamson, author of The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life and international lecturer on spiritual, personal and political issues.
Each one of us guards a gate of change that can only be unlocked from the inside.
– Marilyn Ferguson
Go to my website to register now and reserve your space in the class! Your investment in yourself is $147 with a money back guarantee.
I’m committed to providing the highest level of service on all of my programs, and fully stand behind my courses. Enroll in the course and if, while participating in the course, you feel you are not benefiting from the material provided, I’ll give you 100% of your money back. Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment made. No questions asked. Just email your request to email@example.com or call 415-504-1379by the end of the 3rd session.I’m committed to providing the highest level of service on all of my programs, and fully stand behind my courses.
I look forward to seeing you in the class!
P.S. This workshop is limited to only 14 participants. Click here to register now and reserve your spot in the class before it fills up!
About Melissa Josue
Melissa Josue is a certified journal facilitator (CJF) through the Therapeutic Writing Institute and has been journaling for over 20 years. She has personally experienced the transformative quality that journaling offers in raising awareness, bringing clarity and facilitating connection to spirit. Melissa is also an internationally published writer and has served as the editor for the Filipina Women’s Network V-Diaries and national communications director for KAYA, a grassroots civic engagement organization. She has a BA in journalism and lives in San Francisco with her family.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I am currently seeing a therapist/psychotherapist, should I tell him or her that I am taking this class?
Yes, if you are currently in psychotherapy, please inform your therapist of your intention to take this class and show your therapist the class description.
Is there homework and how much?
Yes, there will be weekly assignments. Because this is a process-oriented class, the assignments are minimal but focused. The magic comes from your own writing and how our shared insights generate new ideas.
What should I bring to class? Do I need a journal?
Come to class with an open heart, open mind and the intention to simply allow…allow your words to flow and allow yourself the space to move through your transition. If you have a journal that you like to write in, I encourage you to bring it class so you can use it for the writing exercises. But if you feel most comfortable and content with a blank sheet of paper and a pen or simply a pad of paper, that will do as well. Write in the medium in which you feel most free.
My transition is personal; do I have to share in class?
No, you do not have to share if you do not feel moved to. We will always respectfully honor your silence. This is not a writing critique class; each person moves through their own transition differently and the writing is a personal process so it is completely up to you whether you want to share.
I can’t make one of the classes, can I still attend?
Yes, you can still attend. However, I highly encourage you to attend all classes if you can because each class will introduce, describe, and hold the space for a different phase of transition. You will learn something different in each class so it is highly encouraged you be present at each of the four classes so you can experience the full benefit of the course.
I know someone who would greatly benefit from this class, where can I send them so they can learn about the class and to register?
Thank you for your interest in sharing this course. Since change is universal, many different people in varying stages of transition can benefit from this course. To share with your friends, family or colleagues via email or social network, simply direct them to
How do I register?
Where is the class being held?
The class will be held in a beautiful healing space at The Center SF, a community for personal, spiritual and social transformation. The address is 548 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94117.
Where can I park at The Center SF?
Street parking the best bet for parking and likely the most convenient.
On the map below we have highlighted the best streets to find parking near the Center. These streets do NOT have hourly limits. Most of them have street sweeping once a week.
Fillmore Street – has street sweeping Monday and Wednesday. No time limits on parking.
Oak and Fell and parallel streets to the north – One side of the street has street sweeping on Tuesday, the other side has street sweeping on Thursday. No time limits on parking
Webster Street – one street down the hill from Fillmore is also a great place to find parking..
Streets south of Page street – These streets begin to have hourly limits.
The Fillmore Center has two garages near Fillmore and Eddy. There is also parking at Japantown. These garages are 7 and 9 blocks away. It’s usually more convenient to find street parking North and West of the Center.
DMV at Fell and Oak before the Panhandle. (Broderick and Baker) – After hours parking
Several parking garages near the opera and concert halls near City Hall.
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