Frequently Asked Questions (the basics)
Q. What is the purpose or the intended outcome of this workshop?
A: If you know anything about Brave Girl Camp, you know that the workshops developed and artfully taught by Melody Ross are truly life changing. Her heart-penetrating curriculum is unlike anything you have seen before, and she presents it in true ‘Melody’ style….fun, enjoyable, meaningful, and extremely relatable. She combines her own stories and life experiences with ‘soul crafting’ (creative art projects, collage, journaling, etc.) to teach women from all over the world how to get unstuck, back on track, and restored to their best self.
Soul Restoration is this curriculum and more…. What we provide in this workshop is an effective and enjoyable process of getting every woman to really really think and hear her own soul again…to help her remember what brings her the most joy, to know of & remember all of the things that she is good at and that make her heart sing…to get back on track and to unleash the courage and motivation to stay on track….to reunite with her soul.
This workshop is a method of helping each woman become reacquainted with her deepest self through remembering and reuniting her with her inner ‘Truth-Teller’. She will be helped to discern truth from lies that hold her back and make her feel less than who she is…to remember her dreams, her potential, her gifts and talents, all the possibilities and unique answers for her life (because it is different for each of us). This curriculum is intended to enable each woman to find and then keep the bravery it needs to stay joyfully true to her own path.
Because it will take bravery to guide her life by the truths that she has found and remembered, and to put aside voices that are confusing, judgmental, and opinionated, this curriculum is intended to continue beyond the 8 weeks that we are together, giving each woman a set of skills and beautiful tools that will carry her throughout her life.
Q: What exactly is an online workshop?
A: An eWorkshop or online workshop is simply a worldwide class where we will meet virtually over the internet. You can participate in this class from the comfort of your home or wherever you have a computer! This eWorkshop will include videos, blog entries and comments, downloadable PDFs, and live chats. You can participate in the lessons whenever the timing is best for you…you do not have to be present at a certain time.
It is SUCH a fun way to do a class, and we will be doing it together as women from all walks of life, of all ages, from all over the world. We intend to make this as personal as possible so that we can all feel like we are actually together! We wish we could have EVERY WOMAN come to Brave Girl Camp, but this is the next best thing and will enable women from all over the world to participate in this life-changing and soul-restoring curriculum.
Q. What kind of time do I need to be able to participate in this course?
A. The most important things you need for the Soul Restoration Online Course are:
- COMMITMENT to the assignments, and
- an OPEN AND WILLING HEART
We want you to have one of the most wonderful experiences of your life, so before you decide to sign up for this workshop, we ask that you truly commit to doing the weekly assignments.
Each assignment can take anywhere from 2-8 hours or more…..depending on how much time you want to spend making things artsy (this is not a requirement, only a personal preference).
You can truly work through the assignments in a few hours a week….but we think you will find that you will get lost in the enjoyment of them and spend beautiful hours working through the curriculum. Once you find your heart again, you will want to hold on to it fiercely and spend every minute that you can with it.
If you don’t think you can spend at least a few hours a week on this workshop, it might not be the best time for you to sign up. We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed or like you are missing out.
Here’s a wonderful fact: You do not have to be present at exactly the time when the lesson is presented….you can do this on your OWN time, whenever is most convenient for you!
Our suggestion is that you decide on a time allotment each week and then stick to it….early Sunday morning for 3 or 4 hours….late Thursday nights…every lunch hour….whenever it works for you…just commit to a time.
Again, we want you to have a beautiful experience…and this workshop truly can be described as an experience. We promise that your commitment and sacrifice will pay off.
Q: How will this course operate?
A: Like every Brave Girls Club activity, this workshop will be a life-changing series of activities that you’ll experience in creative and enjoyable ways.
Each week, for 8 weeks, a new lesson will be presented on the class website (you’ll have a special login which will be sent to you just prior to the first day of class).
Each lesson will include several short, meaningful and fun video presentations by Melody Ross (with a few special guests now and then) and a creative and wonderful assignment for you to work on, along with PDF worksheets to download with journal prompts, etc., to help you.
You will also have access to a library of art technique videos to use on your projects, as well as special video messages created JUST for you.
There will also be a lot of community interaction with the other class members and opportunities to share photos of your projects in our Online Community. There will be a private Group and Gallery within the Brave Girls Club online community, just for YOUR class!
We do rely upon the latest technology to present the class materials: you will need a fast computer, a high speed internet connection, and access to a good quality color printer.
Q. What supplies will I need? Do I need to have artistic talent or experience?
A. Click here to view the list of supplies you will need. They are basic, inexpensive supplies that can be found in craft and hobby stores and other stores. On the link you will also find a video where Melody takes you on a shopping trip to buy supplies!
The curriculum is designed to work with any level of artist or crafter, and also to work with any level or method or medium of being artistic (we work mostly with collage and art journals) …which means that it will bring you back to your childhood fun!)
Q. Who would most benefit from taking this workshop?
A. This curriculum is written for your soul. Melody has a true gift of combining deeply meaningful and effective exercises with fun and humor …along with moments of soul-penetrating seriousness and meaning. Women and girls of all ages love her style.
We believe that anyone and everyone can benefit tremendously from this workshop. We have found that this curriculum is very effective in helping women deal with feeling stuck, the effects of trauma, relationship issues, life changes…struggles and challenges and pain of every variety. Melody has lived through just about all of it and has come out on the other side with all sorts of tools to share to get through it beautifully.
Women come to Brave Girl Camp from a countless variety of circumstances…but we have found that every human being has a story…that this life isn’t a cake walk for any of us. Many women are simply broken…they walk around with huge smiles on the outside and broken hearts on the inside. There is much about life that can break us every day. This is not a bad thing…rather it is an essential part of life and a non-negotiable part of our individual journey. Sometimes though, we are left in a place where we don’t know what to do with our brokenness. This curriculum helps with that. This curriculum helps us get back onto our OWN unique path…it helps us see what is holding us back and how to deal with it and move forward in spite of it. This curriculum is designed to get us back to a place of joy and purpose….to start thriving instead of just surviving.
Women who are not feeling broken also benefit….coming away with a personal clarity of purpose and a renewed commitment to living out their unique purpose in life. This curriculum is for anyone who senses deeply that there is a better way to live and wants to do whatever it takes to get to a place of peace, joy, and purpose in their lives….no matter what difficult circumstances they are dealing with. This curriculum is designed to REMIND us of important things that our souls already know, but that life experiences have made us too tired, afraid, angry, hurt, or jaded to remember.
This curriculum was designed not to CHANGE any of us into someone different, but to RESTORE us to who we always have been and who we are meant to become….which is different for each one of us.
Q. Is there a maximum number of students allowed? And is there a cut-off date for registration?
A. You will definitely be able to get into the class because there are an unlimited number of seats available. We will be making sure that it is a beautiful and personal experience for everyone….. but we definitely want to be able to accommodate as many women as possible.
Q. Can I do this as a group with some of my friends?
A. YES!!!! We think this is a fabulous idea! So fabulous that we want to encourage you to do this!! This would be the very best way to make the online workshop even more like what we do at Brave Girl Camp!
You can do this as a group in many different ways, but here are some ideas to get you started:
- Plan to meet together at least once weekly to watch the videos
- You could alternate homes/hosts
- You could decorate in true Brave Girl style, using the Brave Girl colors of lime green, yellow, red, blue, and turquoise.
- You could have some delicious food and maybe even use some of the recipes from Brave Girl Camp (see our blog in the Homemade Life category)
- After watching the videos each week, you could work on your projects together. Put on some great music, gather some art supplies, and sit side by side and work on your projects.
- You could have a weekly ‘Share’ where you choose one of your art projects, or part of one, and show it to the group and explain what it means to you. This is something we do at Brave Girl Camp, and we have something called the ‘Red Carpet Rule’ that we never violate. The Red Carpet Rule is that anything shared around our ‘red carpet’ is never shared outside that circle. We have an actual red carpet at Camp, but you understand what it represents…complete safety, trust, and loyalty.
Q. What is the tuition rate?
• $25 for repeats. (You can repeat the class in any future session for just $25~)
Q. If I sign up now and find that I cannot participate, or if any other reason arises, can I get a refund?
A. We hope you will think carefully about whether this is the right time in your life to take part of this powerful course. Because of the preparation that must take place long before the class begins and simply because of logistics, refunds are not available once the course is purchased. We know you understand.
Q. Can I still take the Soul Restoration eWorkshop if I have been to Brave Girl Camp or if I plan on attending Brave Girl Camp?
A. Absolutely! Soul Restoration Online Workshop and Brave Girl Camp enrich each other. Each of the experiences are ongoing and dynamic and complement each other. Many Brave Girl Camp attendees have already registered for Soul Restoration because they want to continue working on the commitments they made to themselves to stand in their own truth and take care of their souls. Soul Restoration online workshop is a great way to do this. Many Brave Girl Camp attendees also return to Brave Girl Camp to refuel their hearts and souls and for the camaraderie and continued learning and growth. These experiences are perfect to combine!
Q. How do I register?
A. You’ll find registration links on this page: http://www.bravegirlsclub.com/lifeartalacarte/store.html
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