Ready to help heal the world with your words?
It’s time to be brave!
♥Can you relate to feeling unworthy, not good enough and paralyzed when it comes to expressing your enthusiasm, expertise, ideas, or personal stories? Is it torture to think about others reading about your life, but at the same time feeling a deep ache to share, knowing it’s what will help you and others heal; knowing it’s part of your life’s purpose?
♥Gotta get things perfect before you take action?
♥Ever feel so afraid of what other people will think, or that you’ll say something that offends, disappoints or worse, sounds unprofessional, that you end up just staying quiet?
♥Been following everyone else’s rules and slowly letting your soul suffocate in the name of obligation?
Ever stare at your screen, hoping to write something that conveys the seriously authentic, real, brave and passionate ideas you have, but get totally stuck, and wonder what the fuck you’re doing all this for?
I GOT YOU!
Imagine shifting from a lifetime of being afraid, timid, painfully introverted and unable to understand your real worth in the world to feeling good about yourself, confident about your writing abilities, worthy, intuitive and badass.
Imagine being able to connect with a soul-driven power within to make clear decisions about your future, and write and share stories that change people’s lives.
Imagine feeling like you were leaving a meaningful legacy for your children; waking up fulfilled, excited and inspired every single day.
Imagine never having writer’s block again. Seriously – can you dig it?
Imagine being called prolific. By more than one person!
Imagine changing someone else’s life for the better because they read your words.
This is what happened to me. And you can have it too.
I was everything I mentioned above; afraid, powerless and alone – not good enough, unworthy, disconnected and constantly vying for other people’s opinions, approval, and permission to be myself and share my stories and gifts. I followed everyone else’s rules but my own, needy and desperate for approval, attention, and guidance and totally wrecked when people criticized or disapproved.
…until I started learning the secrets to living fiercely alive, on my own terms, free from the rules and limitations of others.
…until I did the healing work that would allow my soul to breathe and my heart to drive.
…until I learned a certain kind of writing could be the healing that Feng Shui’d my soul and created space for magic, miracles and the makings of a life lived with extraordinary amounts of joy.
Imagine this for yourself. It’s possible.
Can you say ripple effect? Can you say legacy? Can you feel the purpose, mission and calling here? I can. And do. Every. Single. Day.
The Intuitive Writers Mastermind was born to help you feel worthy and brave every day do and write your heart out so that you can heal the world with your words.
How’s this mastermind going to roll?
Here’s an outline of the workshop topics and exercises we’ll be exploring and practicing:
1. An Exploration of Desire.
In the first session I’m going to acquaint you with your desires and intuition. We’ll explore body awareness as a gateway to connecting with the superpower of your intuition, and how to get crystal clear about what aligns with the dreams you have for your writing and your life. We’ll figure out your bigger why, talk about the purpose and mission for your writing, and practice allowing your soul to speak on the page. Will attempt to answer the question, who am I?
2. Having Fun with Fear
In session two we’ll practice recognizing addressing and conquering the inner critic, including the voices and messages of doubt, fear, shame and guilt that keep you from writing your stories and sharing those gifts with the world. This is the difficult work of healing that will be worth your effort. We’ll peel off the layers that have been smothering your soul and preventing you from writing the real, raw, authentic and powerful pieces you crave to write.
3. Support and Strategy – Bring your writing for feedback and fine tuning
In session three you’ll bring a piece to read and get some support on. We’ll learn how to give feedback to other writers in a way that feels good, nourishing and supportive. We’ll learn what makes writing come alive for the reader, and how to infuse that into our writing.
4. Flipping the Switch to Limitless
In session four we’ll explore and develop resources to help you move into the connected, intuitive, creative and unlimited source more easily and quickly. Writer’s block? Ha! No more! With a toolbox of gratitude, love, magic and miracles, you’ll never have to worry about knowing what to write about. We’ll explore the idea of detachment and what it means for your writing. We’ll also talk about who you really want to write for.
5. What’s Still Getting You Stuck?
In session five I’ll help you with where you’re still unclear, doubtful, fearful or stuck. We’ll practice some next-level awareness techniques to help you bust through any fear left in your way and reframe your inner critic voice so that it doesn’t stop you even if you still hear it. We’ll talk about how to define your ideal reader/audience and what it means to write for them in your authentic, fearless voice. Lesson five will move you to badass status, if you’re ready for it!
6. Support and Coaching – Bring a final piece for feedback and fine-tuning
In our last session, we’ll practice giving and receiving feedback on our pieces. I’ll help you with any last questions you have about your piece, how to get it ready for publishing, and give you any support you need. We’ll do some Q&A and enjoy some extra inspiration and motivation for your future projects.
You have SEVERAL options for learning the secrets of intuitive writing in 2018!
Local and LIVE in Bethesda, Maryland:
Enjoy the magical and community-minded dynamic of a live class where you can look people in the eye, give them real-time support and make connections with local writers.
OPTION 1: The “All at once” Retreat version – Friday night April 20 – 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9-3. This is a deep dive into the material in two days. Refreshments will be provided both days, including a light lunch on Saturday. If you’re traveling from out of town email me for hotel recommendations.
or ONLINE via ZOOM!
OPTION 2: 6 Monday nights April 9th to May 14th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
OPTION 3: ONLINE – 6 Weeks, every OTHER Sunday starting February 4th
If you’re far from Maryland and want to be part of an online community of intuitive writers – we will meet on Zoom for this class. (Sunday classes on 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1 and 4/15)
All workshops will enjoy a dedicated Facebook group JUST for my Intuitive Writers participants where you’ll get extra support, inspiration, and motivation in a community of like-minded souls. I’ll do some live Q&A’s in the group as well. This will be a place to share and get feedback on your writing from other readers/writers too!
Grab your spot below. Maybe there’s something you haven’t learned yet that could change everything! Scroll down for more details about what intuitive writing is and who I am too!
What’s intuitive writing?
Intuitive writing’s a new paradigm for communication; a combination of connection, courage and vulnerable, authentic voice the world craves right now. It’s the truth (your truth) in words on a page, to help you heal, to help you present your sacred offerings, to help you fulfill your soulful ambitions and ultimately to help you change the world.
Allow your soul to speak on the page and your writing will come alive, making it a treat for readers and a transformational healing practice for you. If your mission is personal; to feel worthy, to feel brave, or to heal old wounds, this work will change everything. If your mission is to inspire, entertain or share your sacred business offers with the world – the secrets and powerful tools of intuitive writing will create impact that’s authentic, emotional and engaging.
Many talented, seasoned writers will tell you their writing comes from a bigger place than them; that it feels channeled, like a flow from a source other than them. Intuitive writing comes from this unlimited source within – a connection to an energy much bigger than ourselves.
Intuitive writing’s the voice of our brave, authentic self and our essence. That authentic self is the truest expression of you; your soul. That voice is infused with badass power, courage, generosity, creativity, positivity, inspiration and enthusiasm. Intuitive writing, also called free writing or therapeutic writing, is moving words from your heart and soul to the paper, without getting in the way of the flow with over-thinking, analyzing, judging or censoring. The intuitive writing process is a healing process and a transformational practice. It’s also the last copy-writing tool you’ll ever need.
Why is Intuitive Writing Better?
Intuitive writing comes from a connected, embodied, feeling place inside you – the right brain, creative place. It flows from a place that’s your authentic voice. Intuitive writing has feeling, emotion and energy that moves the reader. It’s not forced, made up, or over-thought. Intuitive writing can be used to express the real you. It’s real, and vulnerable. Full expression of the real you feels good, for both you and the reader. It’s what connects them to you, what helps them resonate with your message or story.
If you’re faking it, we can tell on the page. If you’re being superficial or inauthentic, we can tell. If you’re writing like a robot and not feeling anything when you write, we can tell! Intuitive writing is genuine, deep, authentic, relaxed and full of feeling. It’s better because it feels better.
Imagine never having the problem of writer’s block ever again! When you write intuitively, there’s no such thing as writer’s block. This kind of writing has an unlimited source. The best copy writing is intuitive writing. When you’re creating marketing materials and selling your sacred offerings to the world, your writing must come from an authentic voice. Intuitive writing is the way to express this voice.
Imagine being able to anticipate the needs of the audience you’re serving! Intuitive writing helps you do that. Imagine being able to heal your own resistance, triggers and wounds while you write for others! Intuitive writing does this! Imagine being able to save thousands of dollars and hours of time in therapy. Bold statement, I know. Here’s what a former student said about that:
“The mentoring, along with the synergy from the other class members, made the experience feel like a weekly therapy session, which left me with a notebook full of writing entries and all kinds of tips and resources.”
And she wasn’t the only one to compare this process to the best therapy ever. How can this be? Because when you connect to your body and enjoy an enhanced and deepened awareness of your thoughts, sensations, emotions, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, and you’re cared for in an environment that makes you feel respected, worthy and brave, you can change everything.
Can I write like that?
Yes, everyone can tap into this source. Everyone comes from this source. Everyone has access to it and can learn how to connect to it. It’s a matter of learning how. Most of us were taught right out of that connection as children; made to think about and analyze our surroundings, rather than tune into our intuition and energy. Connecting to our intuition is a skill we can re-discover. You were born with it. You can learn how to connect again. The Intuitive Writers Workshop was created to help you do this!
What will you be teaching us?
The Intuitive Writers Workshop will teach you how to connect with your body, mind, and soul in a way that your writing flows from a deeper, more intuitive, soulful place. I’ll guide you through exercises and writing prompts that’ll help you learn about yourself and what gets in the way of your best, most alive and courageous writing. We’ll practice tools to help you feel worthy and fearless when it comes to writing and sharing your most impactful stories. I’ll show you powerful ways to connect with your true self, authentic voice and passionate storyteller. This workshop will teach you how to become an intuitive writer for any project you’re working on. And it’s intuitive writing that not only gets read but attracts engaged, raving fans. Your intuitive writing will change and heal the world.
I’ll also be assisting you with your writing projects; helping you with tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years. I’ll help you give and receive feedback in a way that leaves you feeling great, inspired and motivated. You’ll learn what it means to have work that’s ready for publishing, and where yours needs some fine tuning to get it there.
What’s your street cred, Laura?
Glad you asked.
I’m an intuitive writing strategist, an author of spiritual erotica, a poet, published author, holistic physical therapist and third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I have over two decades-worth of experience in healing and writing. I’ve been journaling since I was fifteen, blogging since 2008, and have been a published author since 2012. My books include a memoir (Living, Healing, and Taekwondo) and four poetry journals (Warrior Love, a Journal to Inspire Your Fiercely Alive Whole Self was the first, followed by Warrior Joy, Warrior Soul, and Warrior Dreams).
I’m currently writing a book about brave healing, a book about intuitive writing and a spiritual erotica novel. I’m a contributor for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, The Elephant Journal, The Wellness Universe, Consumer Health Digest, Best Self Magazine, and a host of other amazing online sites that focus on personal development.
I teach my live workshop, Writing as a Path to Healing, at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and have developed and taught online versions as well. I do freelance writing for influencers and intuitive writing strategy sessions for those wanting to share their stories with the world.
On a personal note: I’m a recovering good girl and perfectionist. I’m winning the battle with unworthiness. I love drag racing and raves. I live by this quote from my coach Torrie Pattillo: “When you’re positive, on-purpose, determined and optimistic, magical shit happens,” and I’m navigating motherhood with two amazing, badass teenagers as a newly divorced goddess. I dig dark chocolate and cheese, but not necessarily at the same time.
Getting super real now: I moved through a deep depression recently to the other side, where joy sat staring me in the face and said, “You ready?” How did I move through it? A combination of a fierce awareness practice and the writing process I’m about to teach you. I’m extremely passionate about this work. The energy I feel on a daily basis due to the healing I’ve done made one of my closest friends say, “It takes stamina to roll with you.” She’s right. This work changes lives. It changes everything.
Here’s what some other people have said about this work:
“The class helped me break through some of the mental and emotional blocks that kept me from expressing myself creatively. Being able to identify those blocks and learning how to better manage them are invaluable tools. Finding community with other people on this journey was also a special experience. And Laura is an absolutely wonderful teacher and guide through this process!! Take this class. You won’t regret it.”
“Laura Di Franco is a force to be reckoned with. She ignites a fire and nurtures the flame during the course of the class. She designed a class built to tap into the deep recesses of your soul. The weekly writing sessions help release anxieties and stress. Laura offers up continuous support and positive energy. Her mentoring, along with the synergy of the other class members made the experience feel like a weekly therapy session and left me with a notebook full of writing entries and all kinds of tips and resources”
“Your energy is powerful and it comes through in your writing and sharing. Something about how your writing and the way your feelings come across and connect with complete strangers is just amazing. Your workshops have helped me a lot. Your sincere care for my wellbeing has gotten me to where I am today. And I know I have a bright and exciting journey to continue. And for that, I am eternally grateful.”
This workshop is for you if:
If you’re working on a particular project (starting or writing a blog/blogs, submitting blogs for publication on other sites, writing a book, writing a sales page or other offerings, etc…) you will get a lot out of this program!
Other people who are going to get badass amounts of awesomeness from this program:
Those who are ready to express their stories out loud and make a healing impact on the world. Those who are ready to take action on their dreams and be unapologetic about it.
Those willing to do the deeper healing work, face their fears, wounds, and triggers.
Those wanting to practice their badassery.
Those ready to make a transition.
Those who are afraid but willing to take action anyway.
Those who are unapologetic about their dreams, goals, and desires.
Those who are intuitive, feeling souls.
Those willing to invest in themselves and their evolution.
Those ready to ask for forgiveness instead of permission.
This program is not for you if:
You’re not ready to take action.
You’re not willing to look at your resistance or do the deeper healing work.
You’re not ready to be out loud with your messages.
You’re not ready to feel worthy or brave.
You’re not willing to slide outside your comfort zone and explore.
You’re not willing to do things even though you’re afraid.
You don’t take personal growth or healing seriously.
You aren’t on a healing journey.
You’re not ready or willing to invest in yourself or your dreams.
You’re not ready to hit “publish” on that brilliant blog!
Ready to take a journey to your soul and make your writing come alive? I’m your sherpa and I can’t wait to get started! Grab your seat today and make 2018 the year you heal the world with your words!