Seasonal self-care for sensitive souls
This is a 12 month package for sensitive souls who are ready to dive deeper into their self-care. It’s a space to honour the seasons of the year and let your self-care flow with the changes in weather as well as honouring your cyclical nature. It’s a time to slow down, really get to know yourself and what your body, mind and soul need throughout the year.
I’ve learned and am still learning how to look after myself during the different seasons of the year, as well as in tune with my own inner cycles. So often we go through life on autopilot and do the things for our wellbeing that we think we ‘should’. For example extreme dieting in the new year (when naturally we want to be resting and nourishing ourselves as it’s the coldest, darkest time of the year – in the northern hemisphere). Many of us ignore the natural rhythms of our own bodies - always feeling like we ‘should be doing something’ when actually we are cyclical beings, and by honouring that we can thrive.
I truly believe we all each know what we need to feel great in ourselves, we’ve just lost that connection and knowing, or perhaps been led astray by society – telling us how we should be/think/feel etc. Even what we should eat and drink, and how much!
There are 12 different topics each linking to the months and seasons of the year, to help you prioritise your self-care and wellbeing so you feel better in your own skin, raise your vibration and feel more connected to YOU. Each one includes a workbook, then some have visualisations and meditations, recipes, daily emails and more – to really support you with your own self-care and what YOU need in each of the seasons.
They begin in January in the northern hemisphere but you can dive into them in whatever way works for you depending on what season you are in and where you are in the world.
The themes include:
Deep nourishment – honouring sensitive souls
This workbook focuses on activities and foods that nourish you deeply and includes some wisdom from the ancient holistic health system of Ayurveda. There are tips and ideas for better sleep as well as recipes for seasonal, warming winter foods. Plus a guided meditation with journaling prompts to tap into your inner wisdom so you can honour your own needs as the month unfolds.
Self-love – kindness and compassion
This topic includes a number of prompts to help you tap into how you can give yourself more self-love – body, mind and soul. There are two guided meditations to support this, as well as a seven day self-love challenge which you can receive in your inbox.
Cyclical nature and seasons – inner and outer
This topic includes a short visualisation to help you connect to the seasons of the year, then a number of prompts to work out what you need in each season. Plus there is a menstrual moon cycle mandala to track your menstrual cycle with the moon. You can do this even if you don’t have a menstrual cycle, tracking how you feel alongside the moon cycle.
Energy levels – getting to know your own energy and what works for you
This topic includes a workbook with lots of prompts to support you in where you might be draining your energy, as well as ways to increase your energy. There is also an additional energy protection meditation to support you as a sensitive being and help you feel like your energy is your own. It's particularly useful for when you will be in draining situations or around lots of people.
Creativity – for self-care
There is a visualisation and workbook to help you connect with your creative self. It will encourage and support you to create from this place, not from a place you feel you ‘have’ to.
Connection – with yourself, nature and others
This topic includes a workbook with a visualisation and journaling prompts, to support you with connecting to your own inner guidance, as well as with others and nature. There is also information includes for a 5-day reset with wellbeing tips and seasonal recipes, to help you clean up your diet and connect with your body more.
Magic – manifestation and play
This topic includes a manifesting meditation and a number of prompts for you to tap into your flow – play and manifesting abilities. There is also a seven-day manifesting challenge for you to try out.
Replenishment – creating spaciousness and establishing boundaries
There are suggestions for replenishing yourself, mind, body and soul, as well as a meditation to tap into where you may need more space in your life. There is also a section on saying ‘no’.
Harvesting – celebrating yourself and honouring you for being you
This topic includes a number of prompts to help you honour and celebrate how far you have come, as we often don’t do this and it’s so important to stop and acknowledge it. There are also a couple of visualisations to support the seasonal shift to the autumn and help you connect to YOU.
Finding balance – including balancing the female and masculine
This topic includes a workbook to help you look into a number of areas in your life and connect with what you need in each of them to feel more balanced. There is also a separate workbook on the female and masculine energies (which we all have inside of us) and how to balance them in your being.
Shadow side – welcoming in all parts of yourself
This topic includes a workbook with a number of prompts to help you connect to all parts of your being. Particularly the ‘shadow’ ones or ones you might deem less acceptable. There are two meditations – one to help you connect even deeper with these parts of your being, and the other a tool to help you deal with fear or emotions that can arise, which may not feel so good.
Letting go – releasing and forgiving
Included is a workbook with prompts for areas you can de-clutter in your life – physically as well as digitally. Then there is space to forgive things in your life that are holding you back, and it is time to let go of, as well as space to encourage you to do this regularly. There are two meditations and an audio on the Hawaiian forgiveness practice of Ho’oponopono to support you.
This e-course has been such an empowering and supportive anchor for me in navigating 2019. Each month's theme is so deeply aligned with what feels to be top of the list self-care wise. Tara's wisdom provides a roadmap to navigate the year and is a powerful reminder to flow with the cycles of nature. This reminder is so needed in our present non-stop lives. Anchoring into the true significance of winter for example allows me to sink into the quiet, reflective stillness of the season without a twinge of guilt :) The empowerment that i've felt through taking this course is massive. It's allowed me to surrender even greater trust in nature and to remember that she is our greatest teacher. Calendars are great but this 12 month programme has given me so much more than simple reminders. Its been a support system. And rather than reminding me of what I need to 'do', this self-care course allows space simply to be.
Tara has helped me confront and deal with areas of my life that needed self-care. She is so aware and intuitive that she can see and understand matters more than I do and this has helped me immensely. She has the energy and dedication to help and support you learn the most important lesson you’ll ever need to learn-how to look after yourself during the seasons.
Several months into the content I am beginning to have a supportive self-care structure in my daily life, which was missing before. Even though I know a lot about some of the subjects covered during some of the months, I am still benefitting a lot from revisiting them or reflecting on how they fit into my new lifestyle. I love that Tara shares her resources with us so generously. Tara has a wealth of knowledge on different aspects of self-care and self-nurturing for sensitive individuals.