Ever felt like somehow you fell down a hole into the mythological Underworld and have no idea how to find your way out again?
Normal life seems to go on for everyone else but you’re being poked, prodded and even operated on. Living with chronic pain, fatigue, drug side effects and emotional overwhelm?
Yep, me too. And the truth is despite everyone’s well-meaning support and solicited (or unsolicited) advice - we still have to find our own path through this deeply uncertain, emotional terrain.
There’s no way around the genuine grief of the loss of our physical capacity, the loss of the life we had before illness and even the loss of the future life we planned.
We change our inner story, the one we tell ourselves and then the one we share with others. Whether we have a diagnosis or are struggling to get real help, we can still feel invisible like somehow our soul and power have faded, and this is the perfect place to start.
Let me be super clear with you-
You are in a deep psychological dive into your own power, sovereignty, tenacity, intuitive wisdom, and ultimately the clarity of your soul.
The quality of your health may stay exactly the same, but the quality of your life really improves when you know this is the path you are on.
This is the path I found for myself.
I realised that everything I was facing was strengthening me even though I felt super wobbly. It’s a paradox but actually like the Greek myth of Persephone, I may have been extremely naive when I started this journey - privileging the doctor’s views over my own, not speaking up about terrible side effects, not asking for more support and not setting great relationship boundaries... but through the experience of being bed-bound twice and living with chronic illness every day I now embody my full sovereignty as a Queen of the Underworld.Yes, I want to know more!
Queen of the Underworld
Queen of the Underworld is an immersive 6 month journey for women living with chronic illness.
In this course we honour the depth, grit and vulnerability that has served you this far, and illuminate the authentic power you are already embodying.
You will learn how to transform your experience and conversations about illness.
You will shed the shame that gets layered into us as women experiencing illness.
You will release the grief for what has not been and move towards the vast possibilities of what can be.
You will understand how to navigate the uncertainty of illness.
You will embody your sovereignty.
You will set magnificent boundaries in all your relationships, including with clinicians about your treatment. You will learn how to engage with colleagues, managers and staff in a way that works for you and your body.
You will map a new course for yourself filled with self-respect, self-love and creative abundance.
You and this illness are in relationship and here is the pathway to emotional power through it.
From Fear to Empowerment
Over the course of 6 months we will journey through a deep + mystical process that will empower you to become the Queen of your Underworld
Your Pathway to Sovereignty...
Module 1: Making Our Lives Sacred
We begin by exploring our beliefs, stories, memories and programming about what we have been taught about illness. We need to access our subconscious, the deepest parts of ourselves to create long-lasting and monumental shifts.
Module 2: Navigating Uncertainty
Here we gain an understanding of how deep, transformative illness journeys work and the stages of personal development. You identify and release any shame about your experience of illness. You learn to move through The Unknown feeling grounded. You learn how to access your most profound intuitive wisdom even on the days you feel whacked. Especially for those days.
Module 3: The Unseen
We dive deep into the great feminine Myth of Persephone as our archetypal guide. We recalibrate your story of illness as we illuminate the power you already possess. You'll uncover your personal and practical resources, honouring who you have been, who you are and who you are becoming, holding space and love for yourself throughout your entire journey. You’ll learn how you can embrace a profoundly new story filled with possibilities for love, joy, reciprocal relationships, meaningful work and freedom all while living with illness.
Module 4: Archetypes of Power
Here our deepest power starts to come fully online. We release the emotional habits we developed as children and teenagers, we stop silencing ourselves or acting out with explosive tantrums. You specifically work with the Power Archetypes - your inner Queen, Warrior and Wise Woman and learn how to feel and embody your natural confidence. You experience a lot more ease through the ups and downs of living with illness.
Module 5: Saying the Unsaid
Now it's time to set healthy relationship boundaries AND connect with Love. We enjoy the dreams, longings and hopes we have and find new ways to bring them to life in our world. We reclaim our own inner lover, our sensuality and what we truly desire. Learn how to feel, speak and act from your Authentic No and Authentic Yes. Here you move on from being harsh with yourself. You'll learn how can stop making rules in your relationships and instead co-create Love Agreements. You feel your emotional maturity bloom.
Module 6: Meaningful Work and Creativity
Here we explore what meaningful work and creativity is for you and how to do that in a way that works for you and your body. Learn how to reset your relationships at work and no longer take on 'emotional labour' that is not yours to carry. Discover how to have authentic professional boundaries and Speak Up about what you want and need. Now you know which conversations to have, with whom, what to say and when.
Module 7: Sovereignty
Sovereignty is what becomes embodied throughout this entire journey. Now you embody your authentic power, gifts and your total capacity to trust yourself. You are very skilled at using your discernment, setting badass boundaries and opening up to a life where you flourish. We integrate the whole 6 -month journey and close with a deeply personal ritual.
You may not know this by looking at me, but I've lived for over 15 years with two chronic health conditions...
One life-threatening, which cannot be cured and the other a debilitating vertigo condition.
Through these experiences I have become dedicated to a world where no one is shamed for their experience of illness. In fact, I'm for a world where we are respected and valued precisely because of what we go through. The grit, vulnerability and power we harness every day to meet our experience.
I call this the Sacred Power of Illness. I am committed to helping women access their emotional Power and Freedom.
My work focuses on mentoring women just like you, who want to have a positive relationship with themselves even while living with serious illness.
I live a passionate life speaking, writing and running courses in a way that works for me and my body. I also lie down a lot, and enjoy quiet time with my gorgeous partner Cliff.
I cannot wait to meet you, to share what I have learnt from my many years lived experience with serious illness and my deep passion for this work.
"This work is so important and empowering because most women living with chronic illness experience a sense of erosion of their power and confidence over time."
To have something like this, that can literally start building you back up into a powerful person who is also sick is such just a tremendous gift.
We are talking about the quality of your life. The quality of your health may stay exactly the same, but the quality of your life really improves, especially that relationship that you have to yourself, which is bar none the most important relationship in your life. And to get some help kind of re establishing that bond is incredibly powerful.
~Sarah Ramey, Author of The Lady’s Handbook to her Mysterious Illness. Washington D.C.
Real women, real Results...
"The challenges I face have not disappeared, but my way of approaching them and how I treat myself has shifted dramatically."
“Before working with Michelle, I struggled to make sense of all of the pieces of my life with chronic illness.I felt the burden of every difficulty as a weight on my shoulders. Managing my health, maintaining relationships with family and friends, career, finances…it all felt like each area of my life was a separate battle. It felt like I was losing them all and I was exhausted from fighting. I wanted to find peace and ease.
Through Queen of the Underworld I now feel a sense of purpose and cohesion. The seemingly separate parts of myself have found their home within me, and I have come to see that everything is connected. The tools I have been able to cultivate within myself have allowed me to united these pieces of myself and to feel a wholeness that I didn’t know was possible.
~ Nelle, Charlottesville, USA.
"I've released the deep shame and grief I'd been carrying for decades.
I now have the skills to navigate my life authentically and powerfully."
After many years of living with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), I was stuck in feelings of invisibility, alienation and resentment at the limitations my illness placed on me.
Queen of the Underworld reframed my experience as a sacred journey to power. I was able to connect deeply with empowered parts of myself and grow a relationship with them. They are my allies for life.
Now, I can confidently set great boundaries that protect my energy. I now feel more alive and engaged! I say “Yes” to experiences that excite and fulfil me.
Queen of the Underworld is a beautiful, safe and sacred vessel for you to experience life changing transformation. If you are looking to find your confidence, inner strength and courage or simply know that there is more to life but you don’t know how to go about finding it.
~ Lisa Fam, Melbourne Australia.
"I have never come across this type of transformative, perspective-shifting wisdom that is offered in the Queen of the Underworld."
This program has opened my eyes to seeing and exploring my life and illness in a vastly different way. I gained a renewed sense of inner strength, possibility, and empowerment. I encourage every woman seeking support to dive in deep with two feet in. You will emerge with a wealth of resources and a new-found resilience to navigate whatever lies ahead.
~Avy, California, USA
7 Module Digital Program
Queen of the Underworld is a Digital Program designed to completely release old beliefs & programming, especially any shame, create your Badass Boundaries, enjoy meaningful work and access your authentic emotional power to create a life that works for you and your body.
You get to experience regular Live, Interactive Group Masterclasses with Q & A, Coaching & Conversations on ALL things Power and Freedom with Illness!
6 Months of Transformation
Queen of the Underworld 7 Modules of powerful content with videos, journal prompts, rituals, meditations and practical strategies you can implement immediately. Not only will you be able to understand and integrate the emotional experience of illness but this inner work leads to deep emotional, tangible results. You will enjoy more freedom, have more energy for what you want to do and have all the rest you need for your body.
6 Months of Intimate Community
You will have access to a beautiful, engaged, community of women experiencing illness and at a similar place in their desire to have a deeply positive relationship with themselves, and thrive.
You will have unlimited access to the whole program for an additional 12 months as an Alumni.
2 Private 1:1 Signature Sessions with Michelle
Private Signature Coaching sessions with Michelle help support your whole Queen of the Underworld journey. You receive personalised content and practical strategies for you to make tangible changes in your daily life. We ensure you are fully supported to transform all your relationships, enjoy meaningful work and embody your deepest power in ways that work for you and your body. Valued at $1,777.
Special Guest Masterclass
You’ll experience these intimate Masterclasses with Superstars like Sarah Ramey (Author of The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness) and Lauren Selfridge, psychotherapist and host of This is Not What I Ordered podcast on Creating Your Soul’s Work. Valued at $1,000.
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