Authentic Living Courses

Our mission is to bring to the world the emotional intelligence, relationships and trauma education we wish we’d had ourselves.

In these courses you will find the information that has been most beneficial to individuals and couples in our professional practices, expressed efficiently and clearly, and accompanied by practical exercises to help you apply your new knowledge.

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Emotional First Aid

We have all been taken over by strong emotion at some time. Whether it’s anger, grief, hurt, or fear, a strong emotion can overwhelm our system and make us incapable of rational thought or considered action. Yet there are times when we really need to keep it together and continue to function.

Use these simple yet effective techniques to quickly calm the nervous system and restore your presence of mind.

Developed in clinical practice and validated by scientific study, these techniques offer freedom and peace of mind to anyone who struggles with intense emotions manifesting at awkward moments

Pattern Breaker Intensive


Good News! It’s NOT your fault you keep repeating that same pattern of behaviour!

When we procrastinate, overeat, scroll on social media, overthink things, have trouble setting boundaries, take things personally, have trouble focusing, or experience any other repeating patterns of behaviour – we think it’s some kind of character flaw.

But none of that is true!

You see, most of the conflict between what you want to do and what you actually do can be traced to repeating patterns of behavior that you subconsciously maintain. Many times these patterns were imprinted on us in early childhood, before we had the capacity to analyze and choose our responses. Or they stem from emotional wounds from your past that never fully healed.

Through this process you’ll finally discover the real causes for your willpower struggles, and you’ll be empowered with life-long practices you can use again and again to break those negative patterns and find healing and peace of mind. 

This comprehensive program combines convenient, on-demand learning with 3 total hours of intensive 1-on-1 coaching to identify your negative patterns, locate their emotional causes, and release the root cause to free you from their influence.

Your Pattern Breaker Intensive includes…

  • 3 hours of video resources and training
  • Step-by-step exercises to solidify your learning
  • 20 minute introductory meeting with you and your coach
  • 2 hour intensive coaching session
  • 20 minute integration coaching session
  • Recommendations for further practices

Empathic Listening

Communication is one of the top issues in relationships – at work, in the family, between friends, and, most of all, in intimate relationships. This course introduces a structured process for learning how to listen like the masters – to listen in such a way that problems dissolve, people feel respected and understood, and relationships are strengthened.

It’s not just what you do during a conversation; what you do beforehand is equally important. The right preparation and the right context, or attitude, are also vital.

You will learn:

  • how to create a safe space in which people feel free to express whatever is on their mind
  • how to dismantle complicated conflicts – even if they have persisted for years
  • how to understand people more deeply than they understand themselves
  • a simple, step-by-step process to practice the skills until they become second nature