If you struggle with feeling behind, like you never do enough… teach enough, bring enough, finish enough - or sometimes even wondering if you are enough… (and you are - so hang in there!)
If you feel like you’re the #1 element that stands in the way of a happy homeschool life…
And you’re ready to step into the light and guide your family the way you know you can...
...Inner Work Journey is for you.
It seemed so unlikely that that small blue engine could really pull several train cars filled with children, toys, and groceries up and over the mountain...
She was not the biggest and she was not the strongest.
The odds seemed stacked against her. Others could not do the job, so why should she even try?
But the sun was setting and the children needed to get home and the food and toys needed to be delivered to town. She decided to give it her all.
The Little Engine hooked up the train cars and chugged uphill.
She went slowly at first...
But she employed a tool to help her achieve her goal. And what was that?
A mantra: “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.”
She used the power of her mind to rise to the occasion and do her service. Joyfully.
And! It worked.
I share this metaphor because, as homeschooling moms, we often feel like the stakes are high and the odds are stacked against us...and it feels almost impossible to have a simple happy homeschool some days.
We give up, we numb our stress, we stall, we buy more curriculum, we change our philosophy or approach - we don’t believe it’s possible to really create harmony in the home and feel good about what we're doing.
We so often feel like we're behind or not doing things right.
Or maybe the sense of peace is sporadic. There’s A TON of love and closeness one day, but then the next day - everyone’s irritable and the power struggles begin (or return).
It’s so disappointing to see things unravel and as moms, it can just break our hearts!
But our strength as moms is that we don’t just give up. We're keenly aware that this is the most important job of our lifetime. Raising these children.
So we carry on!
And guess what? We’re SO powerful!
I invite you to consider joining me and a small group of homeschooling moms going on a journey to harness our power and creativity, and find freedom on the other side...
And by doing this together, the truth is, we’re much more likely to succeed. Human connection is the most powerfully motivating support a person can enlist when they want to make a change in their life.
This 12-week journey will be an opportunity to transform your thoughts and beliefs about yourself and homeschooling to discover your way forward. So you can expand beyond reaction-mode and limiting beliefs to honor your true values.
It is possible to accept your circumstances, live a peaceful life, and gently train your mind.
You’re in charge of your life, and there’s a way to take the reigns…
This is the “Thinking Feeling Willing” process that Rudolf Steiner (founder of Waldorf education) talks about.
And what you’ll get in Inner Work Journey is an accessible way to work with the power of the mind and develop practices that guide your thoughts in a healthy direction.
You’ll walk away with a process of looking at your consciousness so you can become the person you know you can be. A path to acceptance and possibility.
Homeschooling isn’t just all about our children! We’re on a journey of self-discovery ourselves.
In case we haven't met yet, I’m Jean Miller, a mother of three who homeschooled for 25+ years. With all three children (two boys and a girl) in their twenties, I now get to mentor homeschooling parents. I love helping parents homeschool with the Waldorf approach, but I also help any and all homeschoolers who are striving for holistic home education.
When people ask me what I do, I often say,
“I help homeschooling parents who are interested in the Waldorf approach to find ways of customizing the curriculum to make it work for their children and family. But what I really do is help mothers feel like they’re enough.”
I’ve been on this personal growth journey for over 30 years. And I can’t wait to share with you some powerful techniques I’ve learned to harness the power of your mind to help you overcome the overwhelm and “not enoughness” we so often experience as homeschooling moms.
Find your happy place with these mindset lessons. When you’re empowered to work on yourself and your own well-being, your whole life transforms. The children transform too!
Gathering 1: Cleansing the Lens Through Which You See Yourself & the World
Why do we tend to blame ourselves or others when things don’t go as planned? In this first Gathering, we’ll start our journey by learning techniques for accepting our circumstances no matter what they are. And practice fully accepting ourselves exactly as we are!
Gathering 2: Self-Care as a Way of Life
Our own well-being begins with self-compassion. Then comes self-care. But in the midst of our busy homeschooling lives, we so often leave ourselves out in the cold. When we get in touch with what’s most important to us, self-care flows naturally. This is the sweet spot for motherhood and homeschooling! You will learn to trust yourself and take care of yourself. So you have a store of inner strength to draw on every day.
Gathering 3: Discovering Your True Spirit, Honoring What You Find
Inner work is not about trying to think positive thoughts. If we push away and avoid unpleasant thoughts and feelings, we tend to stay stuck rather than work through them. Then when life gets challenging (and it does!), we often think it’s because we’re just not trying hard enough to be positive. The old thoughts, feelings, and habits appear time and time again. Let’s discover how to experience ourselves as we are, look deeper, and truly understand the soul message underneath.
Gathering 4: Thinking, Feeling, & Willing in Daily Life
Many seekers and educators have talked about training our thoughts. In this Gathering, I want to share a powerful model for transforming our thoughts, feelings, and actions by understanding that our circumstances do not dictate our inner experience. We have the power to guide our thinking and I’m going to show you how to bring this practice into your daily life. Even with kids in the mix!
Gathering 5: Being a Beacon of Light in Your Relationships
Our closest relationships call us to be vulnerable. In my own life as well as in working with hundreds of homeschooling moms, I know how hard it is to set and hold boundaries with love. You’ll learn new approaches to create and hold the emotional space for your family without losing yourself.
Gathering 6: Gaining Confidence & Strengthening Intuition as You Go
Confidence comes by regularly practicing a process or structure that works. In this Gathering, I'll show you how to strengthen that confidence so you can ignite your intuition and stop doubting yourself, your truth, and your path. This is the way forward on your Inner Work Journey.
The Inner Work Journey includes:
- 6 Live Gatherings online with teaching + Q&A (via Zoom, replays available)
- 6 Reflection Worksheets for between our gatherings
- 3 Audio Meditations for you to download and listen to anytime
Journey Partners + a Private Facebook Group for all of us on the Journey
Lifetime access to all lessons, recordings, reflection worksheets, audio meditations, and Facebook group.
Heart (16 spots)
Access to all materials: 6 Live Gatherings, 6 Reflection Worksheets, 3 Audio Meditations, and the Facebook group for 1 payment of $495 or 2 payments of $250.
Soul (8 spots)
If you want to dive deeper into your Inner Work Journey, I would be honored to include two additional 1-on-1 coaching sessions, for a total of $695 or 2 payments of $350. You can use these sessions anytime in 2020!
**If you need a more flexible payment plan, it’s possible to work that out depending on your circumstances. Email me at email@example.com.
The first 10 people who sign up at either level can join me for a 90-minute Live Gathering online before the Journey officially begins!
Pre-Journey Gathering: (Un)Packing for the Journey
Inner work can take many forms. In this pre-journey gathering, we’ll do some exercises, meditation, visioning, and preparing for the Inner Work Journey. We'll start with a ritual to set our intentions for the journey, share our views of inner work and the people who have influenced us to raise our awareness as we begin, and explore how inner work can help support us in our homeschooling.
Dates for Online Gatherings (every other Tuesday 7pm - 8:30pm EST online in Zoom):
- 3/17 (or Wed 3/18, TBD)
The Bonus Gathering for the first 10 people who sign up will be on Tuesday, 2/25.
All gatherings will be recorded and you will have forever access to them so no worries if you can’t make that time or have to miss a call.
Feel free to submit questions or share with me ahead of time so I can respond on the call for you. 💜
“You're the best mentor I've had and I've had a few, lol! Your practical-while-remaining-true-to-Steiner approach, as well as the spaces and tools you've set up on the internet, have made me come back for more and more. The people showing up in your community are caring and generous, and it feels like I am part of a team/something bigger/more accountable than just me, alone at home.”Angie, mother of two
“I tried two other consultants, and neither compared to Jean by any stretch. I am so happy I found her. I walk away from each call with a plethora of new ideas, confirmations, and resources. She is encouraging, very knowledgeable and has an overall positive energy that I can feel through the phone. What a blessing to have found such a great person and resource that I can turn to during this crazy and beautiful journey called homeschooling!”Sarah, mother of two
“I found my way to Jean's work at just the right time. I am finally shedding some of my dogmatic thinking around Waldorf and realizing that the gifts I have as a homeschooling mother are really what my family needs and that I can embody the Waldorf ideals without worrying about how they compare to an actual Waldorf classroom. Jean's work is really affirming and freeing!”Monica, mother of two
“All of Jean's ideas, resources, and reassurance just made me feel so much better. I came away with both a practical, realistic plan for the rest of the school year, as well as a sense of confidence that I haven't had until now. Jean is really great at what she does, and I'm so thankful she is sharing her knowledge and experience.”Leah, mother of three
“I found Jean when I was feeling stuck with planning, and losing too much sleep and quality time with my family. Consulting with Jean has been inspiring! She is thoughtfully prepared for each call which leaves me with the tools I need every time. By the end of our calls, I find myself refocused and enthusiastic about moving ahead - and looking forward to a sound night's sleep!”Mindy, mother of one
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
How will I access the course material?
You'll receive all the instructions you need once you sign up! Weekly emails with links to all materials including the Live Gatherings on Zoom (a free online meeting platform) will go out every Tuesday morning. The replays and all learning materials will be uploaded into an online learning platform and you'll have lifetime access to all materials.
What happens next?
After you purchase the Journey, you'll receive a confirmation email from Thinkific (the learning platform host) inviting you to login to the Inner Work Journey course where you'll find your Welcome Letter. Everything you need to join the Facebook group and prepare for our journey will be inside.
How does the 2-payment option work? When is the second payment be due?
To choose the 2-payment option, simply click that link above and make your first payment. You'll then be charged the second payment on your credit card 30 days after your first payment.
Is this only for Waldorf homeschoolers?
No! ALL homeschooling moms are welcome no matter what approach you use. We will touch on Rudolf Steiner's Thinking Feeling Willing ideas during a few of the gatherings. But he certainly wasn't the only educator to explore the inner life of the teacher or parent. This journey is open to all homeschoolers who want to expand their capacity for acceptance, presence, and intuition.
How often do you offer The Inner Work Journey?
Once a year starting in February.