A Course in Self-Marriage.
Stop sabotaging your efforts to grow and heal. Become your number one ally.
This course is part behavior change, part buddhist psychology, and a whole lotta tools to love and heal yourself.
This course is for you if…
You live in Portland! Our classes are held at Opening to Life:
407 NE 12th Ave.
You want to learn how to be your #1 ally and take charge of your life.
You want to learn concrete tools for self-healing.
You are a serial monogamist, and aren’t sure you can be happy alone.
You want to quit a challenging habit, and you want support.
You want to get to know yourself better and live in alignment with that.
You think self-marriage sounds cool but don’t know where to start.
CHANGE your most challenging habits
You’ll choose one habit to reflect the impact of the skills you will learn. For example, that pesky one you’ve tried to quit countless times, or have been thinking about for too long. You’ll work in pairs to integrate the material and hold each other accountable.
EXPERIENCE YOUR SELF-HEALING CAPACITY.
We’ll get to know your “inner healer” - the part of you that aspires to be healthy and free from suffering, and has the wisdom to guide you there. You can heal yourself.
BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF.
Each week we’ll cover a topic that you might expect in a healthy relationship, but you’ll turn it inward to see what it looks and feels like to be in a loving and supportive relationship with yourself. The course wraps in a self-marriage ceremony and reception!
I’ll introduce you to the course framework, and teach you how we can take advantage of our biochemistry and quantum physics to reach our goals.
We’ll cover the what, why, and how of mindfulness and meditation - the science, the woo, and the practical.
Observe how you speak to and listen to yourself, and the impact that has on your behaviors.
Learn what it looks like when you trust yourself and when you don’t, and review tools to build trust in yourself.
Experience what kindness to yourself sounds like and feels like, learn how kindness can help heal your behaviors.
Learn how to hold all of the parts of you with compassion, see how this can propel you forward in meeting your goals.
We’ll learn all about the secret sauce of success in any of our endeavors - grit and perseverance.
Practice tools to see yourself more clearly and show that to the world more boldly. See how dishonesty can foil our attempts to change.
Learn what “yes” and “no” feels like in your body, and practice boundary setting techniques to honor yourself and your goals.
Learn techniques to generate joy without cause, and experience what it feels like to be playful and lighthearted with yourself.
You have worked very hard to heal yourself, consider the implications of complete acceptance of yourself as you are.
We’ll conclude with a group self-marriage ceremony (and reception!) where you can make a commitment to your path official.
“Do it for You provides you with tools that you can utilize for the rest of your life. Dr. Erin is kind, approachable and has a calm aura. She does an excellent job facilitating this course and truly cares for the well-being of her patients. I highly recommend taking this course. It will help you gain insight about yourself and live life to the fullest.”
- Participant, 2019
“If you’re looking to build community and gain support and accountability for goals you’re trying to achieve, this class is very beneficial … more effective than one on one therapy. It helps to reduce stress and build self worth.”
- Participant, 2018
“I would not have been able to get out of my own way without this course. I’m actually working ‘with’ myself towards goals now.”
- Participant, 2018
“I am really into the meditations and when Dr. Erin is sharing the juicy truths. Hearing these important gems really gives me so much spiritual cud to chew on through the week.”
- Participant, 2018
“Having impartial people in my group hold me gently accountable helps a great deal, not just to change the behavior but most importantly to encourage self-care and honesty.”