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How to Discover What You Want

This two-hour workshop will give you tools and strategies for deciding what you really want for your life, and how to activate those desires and bring them into reality.

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Big Self School

Live Class

$ 97.00 USD

2-hour Live Class
Live, Expert-led Instruction
Workbook
Access to Online Community

Class Overview

“Desire is a teacher: When we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame, or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allow us to embrace life fully.” Mark Epstein, Open to Desire

Where you travel, who you spend your time with, what work you feel called to do, what you buy, where you live, what you eat and drink, what mission you support, what you read, what music you absorb, what you hold on to, and what you let go of are all direct results of a deeper, often unspoken, desire to experience life more fully.

Your desires point to your liberation. 

Yet one of the most difficult things we can do is to decide what we really want in our lives. Asking ourselves, “What do I really want?” feels audacious and complex, so we avoid it and opt instead to follow the well-worn path of convention. 

If we do the workaround discovering what we want, too often we come to the process with a bucket list of tasks and goals we’d like to accomplish. We don’t spend the time reflecting on whether or not the goals are the right ones or whether or not they would be fulfilling. 

This two-hour workshop will give you tools and strategies for deciding what you really want for your life. We will walk through external expectations, specifically calling into awareness the expectations from others that you have taken on as your own. Then we begin the challenging (but exciting nonetheless) process of discerning what you want for yourself.

Is this workshop for you?

This workshop is for anyone who feels paralyzed by the question, “What do I want?” This simple yet troublesome question can stir up a lot of anxiety, so it becomes easier to avoid it altogether. Are you willing to confront what’s held you back from truthfully answering this question? Are you ready to learn a framework for excavating your deepest desires and bringing them to life? This workshop was made for you.

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What gets in the way of you deciding what you want.

What to do when you have competing desires and feel immobilized by the

When to rely on instincts and intuition and when to trust the data in making important decisions.

How to create a plan of action that shifts your desires into reality.

How to use a framework for identifying deeply held values and desires.

Insights & Clarity

Insights and clarity into yourself from the stories you unearth.

Calm

An easy, accessible way to increase your calm and energy levels.

Focus

Ideas for improving your focus and concentration.

Self-confidence

An increase in self-confidence.

Empathy

More empathy for other people.

Your Teacher

Dr. Shelley Prevost

Shelley is a licensed therapist, educational psychologist, and experienced workshop facilitator. After working as a business psychologist and startup executive for the past 10 years, Dr. Prevost has come back to her roots in positive psychology and promoting her belief that psychology is “soul work.” Modern psychology, in its attempt to systematically diagnose disorders and quash symptoms, has divorced the soul almost entirely from understanding psychological health. Through the Big Self School, Dr. Prevost hopes to change that. She believes that we experience life as whole humans and that arbitrary barriers exist between the roles in work and life and parenting and friendships. The goal of our human experience is an authentic integration of all these parts of ourselves, which begins in a deep and abiding sense of self. Only when we know and appreciate ourselves can we rejoin our soul with our roles.

Your Teacher

Dr. Chad Prevost

Chad has advanced degrees in creative writing, literature, and theology. Being married to a psychotherapist has been another education. A workshop leader and entrepreneur, he has started and participated in writing and literary arts communities in New York, Austin, Atlanta, and Chattanooga. He also has experience writing as a journalist for startups in tech and logistics. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as interactive-fiction for youth. Over the years, he has innovated writing processes to foster reflection and insight, narrative strength, and authentic voice.

Where you travel, who you spend your time with, what work you feel called to do, what you buy, where you live, what you eat and drink, what mission you support, what you read, what music you absorb, what you hold on to, and what you let go of are all direct results of a deeper, often unspoken, desire to experience life more fully.

Your desires point to your liberation. 

Yet one of the most difficult things we can do is to decide what we really want in our lives. Asking ourselves, “What do I really want?” feels audacious and complex, so we avoid it and opt instead to follow the well-worn path of convention. 

If we do the workaround discovering what we want, too often we come to the process with a bucket list of tasks and goals we’d like to accomplish. We don’t spend the time reflecting on whether or not the goals are the right ones or whether or not they would be fulfilling. 

This two-hour workshop will give you tools and strategies for deciding what you really want for your life. We will walk through external expectations, specifically calling into awareness the expectations from others that you have taken on as your own. Then we begin the challenging (but exciting nonetheless) process of discerning what you want for yourself.

Is this workshop for you?

This workshop is for anyone who feels paralyzed by the question, “What do I want?” This simple yet troublesome question can stir up a lot of anxiety, so it becomes easier to avoid it altogether. Are you willing to confront what’s held you back from truthfully answering this question? Are you ready to learn a framework for excavating your deepest desires and bringing them to life? This workshop was made for you.

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