LOVE ESSENTIALS

6 Masterclasses, 6 weeks each
The Path to Deeply Satisfying Relationships

During COVID, Cynthia started the Les Ladies Meetup as a way to meet women.  One of the women was in deep emotional pain from a breakup and asked her to do a workshop.  Releasing and Moving On was born.  A common insight the women who took that workshop had was that the person they needed to forgive was themselves!  Thus Self Love & Compassion was born.  From there, Cynthia expanded it to include a year-long Love Essentials Program to cover key aspects of relationships of any kind.

 

Cynthia draws upon her 35 years of personal development experience and 20+ years of helping organizational clients achieve their goals and dreams, handle conflict better, have difficult conversations, build relationships, inspire others, communicate more effectively, and live with passion and purpose.  All of this experience has gone into creating this framework for women who love women to have deeply satisfying relationships.

 

Each workshop is the best workshop yet, because Cynthia and her co-facilitator Aimee are both lifelong learners who bring the latest modalities, neuroscience, research-based techniques, and upgrade the content after every single round. 

What you’ll get in ALL our masterclasses

Six 90 min facilitated workshop sessions grounded in neuroscience, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy and more.

Community of other inspiring women who are committed to their ongoing growth and development

Weekly exercises designed to strengthen those new neural pathways that lead to new ways of thinking and being (and a weakening of the default wiring)

Weekly reflection partners with whom you can share your experiences, your successes, your challenges, and get even more support and encouragement

Self Love & Compassion

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Learning to love yourself and have self-compassion is a key foundation for a strong, healthy love relationship.

You might be thinking "Why do I keep making the same mistakes? What’s wrong with me?"

Perhaps you're feeling unworthy, unlovable, undeserving. Or have low self-esteem, feel disempowered.

Maybe you're not taking very good care of yourself, and don't even realize what that looks like.

Does any of this sound familiar?  Well you're in good company.  2/3 of the women in Les Ladies surveyed relate to this!  Whether it's a bad childhood, the negative messages we've received as an adult, the impact of a bad relationship, or just our own internalized stuff from a culture that does not see women (let alone lesbians) as equals, but as subservient to men, that should "put others first" and "serve." Not to mention that our brains are wired for threat, for what's wrong, for what's not working. So there's a lot to overcome here! 

In this program, you will rewrite your narrative, the story you tell yourself. We will show you how to challenge the negative self-talk and increase the positive self-talk, and BELIEVE it! You will learn about overcoming limiting beliefs. You will identify your strengths and how to build on them. You will learn about healthy self-care strategies. You will learn to own your inner "phenomenal woman" (See Maya Angelou poem duly titled).

 

Releasing & Moving On

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Do you find that your ex occupies more of your headspace than you'd like? Do you still get angry and resentful when you think of your ex? Do you routinely beat yourself up for the "mistakes" you've made? Do you replay the scenes in your head, not making sense of any of it or not able to let it go? Are you still grieving the loss of a partner? If you've answered Yes to any of these questions, you may want to join me for this intense six week program.

Let's face it, we all carry emotional baggage of some kind. But the goal here is to minimize that, to come to completion on past relationships, to let go of those built up resentments. To reduce your baggage from multiple check-ins to a carry on!

Expect to devote an additional 1 hour a week to do your homework in between weekly 1.5 hour sessions and another hour to check in with a Reflection Partner. This is an intense program, so be prepared!

Our top priority will be creating an emotionally safe space where we can do the work of moving beyond our grief, our regrets, our resentments, and free us up to be our best selves and to be available for healthier relationships going forward.

By way of background, I am a master certified coach (MCC), my work is grounded in neuroscience research, emotional intelligence, spiritual principles and various relationship modalities. I will be joined by Aimee Shapiro, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with extensive experience working with trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, body image, and grief and loss.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I felt seen.  I felt heard.  I felt valued.  

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I feel full of love from everyone in the group. I learned so much, and most importantly, I made more space in my heart for possibilities.

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Your Dream Life

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Do you know what you want in your life and in your love relationship? In Your Dream Life, we promote unbounded exploration of what your heart is yearning to create in your life. We engage in the creative process of visualizing your most authentic beautiful life, without being bound by self-imposed limits, or by what you think is possible at this moment or being constrained by past experiences. We take inventory on your current reality, integrate what you’ve learned from the past, clarify what you want in your future and support each other to take action to live the life of your dreams. 

We explore the neuroscience of habit and manifestation and learn tools to make it easier for your brain.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu. Whether you are single or in a relationship, this masterclass will ignite you to create the life and love of your dreams.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

This masterclass is a safe sisterhood space for exploration and thought provoking exercises.

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Healthy Love

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Perhaps you’re wondering, what does a healthy relationship even look like?  Am I capable of that?  At Les Ladies, we believe everyone is capable of that, and we’d like to better equip you to do so.

In Healthy Love, you will:

Increase your self awareness and relationship awareness.

Understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy “love” and attachment.

Know what you need to do differently this time/next time.

Know when you or the relationship is getting off track.

Understand the “dreaded drama triangle” and how to get out.

Identify red flags (yours and theirs).

Let’s Talk About It

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Let's face it, talking about stuff is often uncomfortable.  Avoiding doesn't work.  But sometimes talking about hard stuff just ends up getting into a fight.  Learn how to say things in a way that the other person can hear you.  Learn how to be in a challenging conversation without getting defensive.  Gain a willingness to be honest even when it may not be what the other person wants to hear.  Learn to listen for what's underneath the words.  And most importantly, learn to strengthen your relationship.

 

Feeding the Fire

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Now you have a relationship, but how do you keep it from getting stale, predictable, and even boring?  Learn more about the neuroscience of positivity and focus and how to harness that for a happy relationship.

In this masterclass, you will learn how to ask for what you want and listen for what your partner wants.  You will learn about the "emotional bank account" and the importance of making regular deposits, how to cultivate positivity in yourself and your partner, and how to keep it spicy in the bedroom (if that's what you want).