What if your life could just feel easier?
Hey there capable but quietly struggling human—I see you.
You try really hard to do your life right.
Between family, work home stuff, friends, and causes you care about, you handle a lot.
And from the outside, you seem fine.
You're reliable and get shit done.
You show up for everyone and everything you care about.
And this is important to you, this is who you are.
But inside, you're not fine.
You don't feel like your best self. At all.
You've tried but nothing works or lasts for very long.
And you don't know what to do about it.
It might feel like:
👉 You can't relax because you're overwhelmed and worried about a million things.
👉 You don't sleep well even though you're absolutely exhausted and running on empty.
👉 You feel over-extended, rushed, and think you have to do, handle, and fix everything.
👉 Your mind races and you can't sit still because there's something you should be doing.
👉 You can't accomplish your bigger goals and secretly fear you're just not good enough.
You're stuck! But please know that it's not your fault.
There's an enormous misconception that's making your life much harder than it needs to be.
Let me explain.
Everything you've been taught about stress is wrong.
Conventional wisdom is that stress is something to relieve, reduce, and (along with everything else) manage.
But when these aren't effective or enduring, it means your nervous system is stuck in stress response mode.
This is chronic stress.
And chronic stress means your body and mind are trying to communicate vital information about your well-being.
But you're not getting the message.
The truth is, your stress response is your built-in guidance and support system that exists to help you flourish.
Welcome to Make Peace with Stress.
All you have to do is:
1. Pay attention to the information your nervous system sends you.
2. Trust that the info is your inner wisdom guiding and supporting you.
3. Allow your inner wisdom to lead you to what you want in your life.
When you make peace with stress, your transformation is inevitable.
You go from:
👌 Overwhelmed to clear and focused on what's truly important to you.
👌 Anxious to calm and able to manage the full range of your emotions.
👌 Worried to confident and knowing you can handle life's challenges.
👌 Exhausted to balanced and intentional about how you use your energy.
👌 Struggling to empowered and optimistic about your vision for the future.
I know because that's my story.
For years I felt stuck in a state of perpetual struggle. I overworked, distracted myself, numbed out, put off dreams, couldn't focus, had chronic digestive issues, constantly second-guessed myself, and pulled out all of my eyebrows and eyelashes.
This is me in 1998.
I was 26 years old and one day, even though I'd done it to myself, seeing my face with no eyebrows or eyelashes was a low point in my life.
And I had an awakening.
I realized I had a choice to make: stay stuck and struggling or take ownership of myself and change from the inside out.
During the next several years, I discovered that when I traded fighting, ignoring, or shaming myself, for paying attention to and trusting my body and mind, I got concise and reliable guidance to get what I wanted.
Changing my perspective on stress has fueled 25 years of personal growth and, since 2010, I've been on a mission to teach the Make Peace with Stress method to amazing humans like you.
This program has been offered online and at these prestigious institutions:
When you make peace with stress, YOU. WILL. FLOURISH.
HERE'S THE CURRICULUM THAT GETS YOU THERE:
Module 1 | RESET
Discover how to start fresh any time so that you can get unstuck from habituated patterns that aren't working, take charge of your mind, reclaim your sense of self-control, and move forward deliberately.
You'll feel empowered and optimistic right away.
Module 2 | SELF-STUDY
Learn how to listen to and trust your inner support system, take charge of hard moments, choose yourself without guilt, clarify what you care about, be more self-compassionate, and know your potential.
You'll be more present for all the good in your life.
Module 3 | STRESS
Recognize ingrained reactions, eliminate self-induced and unintentional obstacles, embrace the wisdom of your body and mind, take advantage of your most reliable inner guidance, and feel balanced and calmer.
You'll dramatically improve how you feel inside.
Module 4 | SURRENDER
Learn how to stop mental spiraling with one simple tool, make perpetual struggling a thing of the past, take life's challenges in stride, embrace the experience of all your human emotions, and be more grounded and content.
You'll know calm as your new superpower.
Module 5 | HABITS
Discover the magic of your brain's ability to automate, make small but powerful shifts to your daily routine, consistently take care of your well-being without a lot of time, and learn how to accomplish all of your goals.
You'll feel more centered and balanced every day.
Module 6 | INTENTION
Activate an endless supply of motivation, focus on what's most important to you, show up for yourself and your life deliberately, cultivate deep integrity, and be patient and confident about getting what you want.
You'll experience your heartfelt desires as reality.
Gaining insight into how we can transform our relationship to stress and use it to grow as a person was the most insightful and helpful part of this program.
Stephannie has been more successful at helping me than any doctor, she is such an angel, gentle, but strong. She is such a positive energy in my life.
I have the tools now to effectively cope with my stress and anxiety, rather than letting it overcome me. I feel confident in my ability to self-soothe, something I have never been able to do.
I wanted to work with Stephannie for a while and I am so grateful that I invested in my mental health and am so excited to continue to grow.
Make Peace with Stress helped me discover insights that I didn't realize I was missing and that made a big difference in my life.
It inspired me to find the strength I know I have and to take it into the rest of my life. With Stephannie, I have a therapist, yoga teacher, and fairy godmother all rolled into one!
Working with Stephannie has made a world of difference in how I respond to and live with stress.
Her unique teachings of the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga practice enable me to live a calmer, more centered life!
HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED WHEN YOU JOIN:
You'll get lifetime access to the following resources:
Get powerful insights from yoga philosophy, neurobiology, the science of habits, and positive psychology as simple and concise lessons. Each lesson is delivered as an audio recording with a printable transcript.
Whether a short practice, worksheet, or journal prompt, the Growthwork guides and supports you step-by-doable-step through the curriculum so that your new way of being can become your automatic way of being.
As you integrate what you're learning, you'll get questions answered, personal support, insightful guidance, and loving accountability from me as well as the camaraderie of others in the group on our weekly Zoom calls.
Throughout the curriculum, there are simple but potent practices that help you with physical and mental stress symptoms as well as shift your inner experience. You can access them anytime on a free app from any device!
HERE'S HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
Make Peace with Stress is an action-based program that you can join and start at any time. Three times per year in January, April, and September, a 12-week round of implementation support is offered. You have lifetime access to the curriculum and I recommend you complete it 3 times. Here's why:
At first, you'll be learning a lot, you'll have a whole bunch of a-ha moments, and start to take charge of your stress response. It will feel amazing to have new practical tools that work. But the patterns that hold you back are well ingrained so one round is not enough for lasting change.
Then, you recognize the opportunity for lasting change and the curriculum takes you deeper into how to use challenges as catalysts for growth. It'll be obvious to you that you're in a better place. And as you start healing long-standing patterns, your second round will be full of insight and clarity.
The third round is a big breakthrough because you feel much more balanced overall and you're calm enough to hear and trust your inner wisdom. Your confidence about what you want and how to use that as a compass for your life will feel amazing. You'll be at peace with yourself in ways you only used to dream about.
Is Make Peace with Stress right for you?
👍 If you know you have to take better care of your well-being, are ready to take ownership of doing so, and need it to be simple so that it can become part of your life with ease then this program is for you!
👎 It's not for you if you're looking for a quick fix or blame your struggles on life circumstances or other people.
👍 If you feel overwhelmed and doubt yourself but are willing to take an honest look at your experience so that you can and will make different choices about how you show up then this program is for you!
👎 It's not for you if you think your problems are not about your mindset and are out of your control.
👍 If you recognize that the way you're living isn't working and believe that with the right guidance and support, the changes and growth you want are possible then this program is for you!
👎 It's not for you if you're attached to being stuck and don't believe that things can be different for you.
Working with Stephannie has opened my heart and mind to what's possible when it comes to making peace with my stress.
I have come so far and know I will continue to grow every day. Thank you, Stephannie, for helping me find my path toward mindfulness through simple and effective yoga practices.
Make Peace with Stress has been a life changer! Who knew such a simple shift in my mindset would bring such peace and calmness?
I have come to understand what my triggers are and how to handle those without feeling the stress, anxiety, and helplessness I had before starting Make Peace with Stress.
The support I received in this program to apply all of the excellent information and practices to my personal needs was so helpful.
Stephannie has certainly helped me! Her calm, gentle nature immediately put me at ease.
Make Peace with Stress has helped me tremendously on my journey to become a stronger, happier me.
Stephannie and her methods are kind, compassionate, and effective.
THE NEXT ROUND OF MAKE PEACE WITH STRESS BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2023. ENROLLMENT CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 9.
EQUITABLE, SLIDING SCALE PRICING
The sliding scale represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access this program. Please determine which price is appropriate for you and be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. ❤️
Sliding scale inspired by Green Bottle Model from Worts + Cunning.
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IF YOU'RE THINKING, I'M NOT GOOD AT THIS PERSONAL GROWTH STUFF.
Humans are meant to grow—you just haven't learned how to work with your body and mind in a way that's simple and transformational. Yet.
And also, our overstimulating, face-paced, productivity-driven world fuels your worry, overburdened responsibility, and feeling unworthy.
It's not supposed to be this way.
When you learn to make peace with stress, you'll experience yourself and the world in a whole new way.
IF YOU'RE THINKING, I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS.
Or, I'll have time as soon as I get through (whatever you've got going on right now). Or, what if I start this and (anything changes)?
The truth is, there will always be something that wants to be most important. Your life will only get busier. And time will keep passing.
Your well-being is the most important thing in your life.
Learning how to regulate your nervous system and use it for guidance is what helps you do everything else.
THESE ARE BULLSHIT EXCUSES. YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE—OF COURSE YOU CAN!
And when you do, your relationships improve, your ability to. do your best work increases, and your capacity to give in all the ways that are meaningful to you expands.
And Make Peace with Stress makes it doable.
Even if you think you're not good at personal growth.
Even if you don't think you have time for more.
Even if you've unsuccessfully tried to relieve, reduce, and manage your stress in the past.
ONCE YOU SAY YES TO YOURSELF, YOU'LL ONLY REGRET THAT YOU DIDN'T MAKE YOURSELF A PRIORITY SOONER. I PROMISE.START MAKE PEACE WITH STRESS NOW
Hey there, my friend.
You've made it to the bottom of this page without enrolling in Make Peace with Stress.
That means there's something here for you, something that wants to be felt, heard, and seen.
So I have a question for you: What do you want?
Your investment in Make Peace with Stress is an investment in yourself and a commitment to making the positive changes you want your reality.
Do you want to talk with me about it? If so, use the button below to schedule a conversation with me.
Whether you join Make Peace with Stress or not, I truly want you to flourish.
I love you.