Release and Empower: A Women’s Group for Letting Go and Moving On

You’re getting stressed out kind of often, anxious about your personal life and/or the world. Maybe you procrastinate and feel like you can’t do anything at all, or perhaps you go into overdrive and do too much until your body starts wearing down. You forget to notice all the things that are actually working in your life–how you’re growing, the unexpected gifts that show up, the people that love you. You know you don’t do well under stress, but you can’t control all the external factors that trigger it. Yoga, exercise, and reading self-help books do provide some relief, but you can’t do those things all day long.

The Women’s Release and Empower Program is designed to help you:

  • Be able to release stress as often as you need to, throughout the day
  • More quickly notice when you’re stuck, and then choose to shift
  • Tap into clear guidance when you need it
  • Feel relaxed and strong enough to move forward with the things that matter to you
  • Appreciate your life and know you are really worth it

This is not therapy or interpersonal processing work; it’s women helping themselves, together. Whether you feel underlying, chronic stress because you’re going through a major life transition, you’ve struggled with anxiety your whole life, or because you’re an empath and the world is breaking your heart, this group was created for you.

The program consists of three components:

(1) WEEKLY PRACTICE GROUP

We meet once a week to release stress from the mind, the body, and the heart, using some of the most powerfully simple practices you can also do on your own:

  • Therapeutic writing
  • Somatic release
  • Easy deep relaxation/self-hypnosis
  • Speaking authentically from a place of power and self-compassion

(2) OPTIONAL ONLINE COMMUNITY

Optional online component for cheering you on, holding you accountable to your best intentions, and forgiving your missteps.

(3) YOUR DAILY PRACTICE

You can use this program to support whatever practice you already do, or want to do, to relax and re-align with your own clear guidance every day. If you already do too much, doing less would be a wonderful practice.

If you’re curious, I am guessing you have more questions. If so, check out the FAQs at the bottom of this page, or read on for more details:

THE NITTY GRITTY

TIME: Sundays 6:30pm-8pm, starting September 15th and ending December 15th (Total of 12 sessions, no meetings on October 20th or December 1st)

PLACE: Austin Boxing Babes, 2919 Manchaca Rd Ste. 210, Austin, TX 78704

COST: Four installments of $135 a month, the first paid when you register, and the rest auto-charged on October 1st, November 1st, and December 1st. OR take advantage of the EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: If you sign up before August 31st, pay $120 per installment.

FOR QUESTIONS OR TO REGISTER: I know we all love the quick click sign-up, but I do brief phone calls with everyone first. This allows me to answer questions, make sure this group is a good fit for you, and get you signed up. All you have to do now is fill out this form to set up your free call.

FAQs:

Is this group right for me?

This group is highly recommended if you give a lot of physical, emotional, or spiritual care to others, whether that be professionally or in your personal life. It’s also great if you are starting a new venture, making a big change, feeling a little stronger after a significant loss, living as an empath or highly sensitive person, or just trying to maintain equilibrium through daily stressors. It is not sufficient nor a good idea if you’re experiencing major mental health issues. If you’re unsure, set up a call, and we’ll figure it out together. I will refer you to some other wonderful resources if need be.

What if I have to miss some Sundays?

Of course, this will happen once in a while (hopefully because you’re doing something relaxing and fun on the weekend!) If you miss a Sunday, there are two ways you can stay connected to the group so you don’t lose momentum: (1) participate in the online program and (2) ask for a volunteer to partner with you for the week. I’ll explain these options in full detail when the group gets started, or on your free phone call if you’d like to know more now.

What if I start the group but then I can’t stick with it, or what if I just don’t like it?

You are free to cancel your membership up until September 30th. This gives you a chance to try the group out for a few meetings. The first deposit you pay at registration is non-refundable, but you won’t be charged any further fees after that if you cancel by the deadline. After September 30th, barring emergencies, you’ll be considered a full group member for the season. This gives the group a chance to create a strong, supportive container for personal work. It’s completely OK to miss a meeting here and there, but the other group members will want to stay connected to you over the three months; it’s part of the beauty of group work.

I’m still unsure. Is there some way to see if I’ll like it?

Yes! You can call me and ask all your questions, or join me at a FREE sample Release and Empower workshop on Saturday Sept 7th at 4pm. It’s a great opportunity to try out the practices and connect with like-minded women. RSVP’s are appreciated if you use FB, otherwise feel free to just show up.

TESTIMONIALS FROM EARLIER PROGRAMS

Julia is a highly spiritual and open-hearted facilitator and teacher. She has a gift for holding a safe space, structuring without rigidity or judgment, and presenting highly inclusive invitations for personal exploration. I would recommend her workshops and retreats both to helping professionals and the general public.

The release work is simple and profound. I saw clearly where I was feeling stuck, and then I made a shift into a much more peaceful place. I also slept better afterwards than I have in months!

Julia has helped me turn an uncomfortable and uncertain time into something I can grow from. I am so grateful, and I highly recommend her work!