Emotional intimacy with yourself and others

The Emotional Availability Program

Choose emotionally available partners while increasing your capacity to love

Hey, lovebird; Shaun here.


Are you asking yourself these questions?


Why do I attract emotionally unavailable people? 


How can I recognize emotional availability in others?


How can I become more emotionally available?


If you want answers to the questions above, read on. I have an invitation that you're going to love. 


The concept of emotional availability gets tossed around a lot these days, but no one's talking about what it means to be emotionally available.


We're not exploring how we can drop our defenses, open up, and show up more vulnerable. 


And yet, this is the work. 


Being unavailable is a defense mechanism; it protects your precious heart and prevents you from getting cripplingly wounded.


It also blocks you from being open to love. 


How can you taste the fruits of love and intimacy if you don't open up that precious heart of yours?


You can't.


Love requires vulnerability


People comfortable with vulnerability are hard to be around. They force us to meet them in their space, and that space can be scary.


That space is also beautiful, tender, profound, and intimate.


Being emotionally available means being open to getting hurt, and it also means being open to the deepest and juiciest kind of love possible.


You can't open up to one and not the other. 


And, you can minimize your risk by being careful with who you allow into your heart.


The best way to maximize love while reducing pain is by identifying those who are available to the full richness of the human experience. 


Emotionally available people are:


  • Vulnerable, transparent, and reliable
  • Communicative and honest
  • Humble, generous, and consistent
  • Stable and secure
  • Willing to compromise and know when to show up
  • Aware of their weaknesses and working on them
  • Ready to meet you halfway and do the work


This list is a tall order, I know.


And I'm proposing we begin to do this work together. We'll do what it takes to attract emotionally available partners and be emotionally available ourselves. 


And this work will pay dividends for the rest of your life and in all your relationships.


Sound good?


What we'll explore in this program:


  • How to recognize emotional availability in others
  • Tools for opening up and staying available
  • How to sit with uncomfortable emotions
  • How to show up for someone else's challenging emotions
  • Red flags of the emotionally unavailable person
  • Reasons why we want to close up when life gets scary


We'll meet over 6 weeks with the intention of becoming more emotionally available.


What we end up working on depends on who shows up and what they (and hopefully you) bring to the table. 


Here's what I propose:


  • Six 90 min coaching session through group video calls ('love seat' format)
  • One 15 min private wrap up call for each participant
  • A post-program harvest document of the gems and significant takeaways of our time together
  • Invitation to the group-only Slack channel during the length of the program
  • Invitation to The Lovebird Club; a invite-only Facebook community 
  • Limited to 6 people (two spaces left)


Together, we'll experience over nine hours of group coaching with a personalized approach designed to help you be more emotionally available.


Each participant will have a turn in the 'love seat' and receive personalized coaching while others witness, hold space, and learn from your session.


We'll do a 20 min Q&A at the end of each call to further explore some of the concepts that came up in the coaching session. 


The cost of the group coaching program is 347 USD and starts Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00PM PST (Ending seven weeks later on December 19th). 


The group sessions will take place at these times:


Thursday, November 07, 2019 8:00 pm EST

Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:00 pm EST

Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:00 pm EST

No call on Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 05, 2019 8:00 pm EST

Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:00 pm EST

Thursday, December 19, 2019 8:00 pm EST


Are you ready to sign up for The Love Drive's very first group coaching program?


If so, you're a lovebird, a dang pioneer, and I admire the heck out of you. 

"[Working with Shaun helped me grow] into my heart and began cultivating a richer understanding of the love that I am intrinsically worthy of receiving. I leaned into those unmet parts of my soul and learned to show up for myself in a way I'd never been able to."


― Anne Jolin Rissling, former client and lovebird

"We laughed a lot, I cried a few times, and I always felt heard, supported, and nudged into being totally honest with myself/him. I feel like I've gained a true ally in the life long work I'm doing on myself."


― Client who wishes to stay anonymous


"I felt heard, seen, and understood. I gained confidence in standing tall in what I want! I learned how normal I am [and that...] the intimate relationship and healthy communication I desire are so possible."


― Daniella Lucia Brause, former client and lovebird

FAQ


When does this program start and end?

The program starts Thursday, November 7th 2019 and ends Thursday, December 19th, 2019. We'll meet every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) at 8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST for 90 mins. After the course is over, you and I will schedule a private 15 min wrap up call to collect your personal feedback and takeaways. 


I have to miss a call. Will it be recorded? 


For the sake of confidentiality, video calls will not be made available to the participants. We'll record the calls to help with the group's harvest document, but they won't be available for review. We invite you to take notes and to be present for what will unfold in the group.


It's fine to miss a class, though make sure not to lose your turn in the 'love seat.' 


What tf is a harvest document?


A harvest document is a collection of the major takeaways, gems, pearls of wisdom, and 'aha moments' that will take place during your groups' program. Because every group is different, every takeaway is different. We intend to provide you with a document that accurately reflects the fruit this particular group was able to harvest together.


Also, this harvest allows you to relax into the experience, knowing that we'll share with you the significant takeaways.


I'm nervous; what do you mean by 'love seat'?


You're signing up for a group coaching program. Everyone will spend 30 mins in the 'love seat' while I coach you through what you want to work on. There are two 'love seats' per call (twelve coaching spots over six calls), followed by a Q&A session.


When not in the 'love seat', I invite you to be present, witness your cohort receive coaching and draw parallels from their story to yours.


Are these video calls?


Yup. We're going to meet via Zoom Video Conferencing. You'll get all in the info you need to get up to speed using Zoom before the program begins. 


What's your refund policy?


Group coaching is non-refundable, though it is transferable. You may release your spot no less than seven days before the start of the program. You can apply your payment to future group coaching programs (pending availability and any price difference).


I can't make this one, when is your next one?


I'm planning a series of group programs for 2020. The first will begin the first week of January 2020. To find out about upcoming programs, sign up to this list and I'll let you know I announce the next program.


I can't afford it; do you offer a discount?


Every program has two discounted spaces for those with financial challenges. If you're committed to joining but finding yourself short of the full payment, please send me an email. First come, first served.


What is The Lovebird Club?


The Lovebird Club is a private Facebook* group, facilitated by me (Shaun) for current and past clients of The Love Drive. Anyone having signed up for group coaching, private coaching or my upcoming video courses will receive an invite into the group. 


Members are committed to deepening their capacity to love and willing to do work required. You're encouraged to engage in conversation meant to support our collecting and individual well being. 


*Facebook is not my preferred platform, but it's the easiest to set up, and the one folks are most familiar with.


Do I have to use Slack? 


The Slack group is open to you for the duration of the program. Use this space to connect with your group members, get to know each other, ask questions about the content, and lean on each other.


It's also a great place to ask any technical questions about Zoom, the format, or anything that comes to mind regarding the program. Chances are if you've though it, you're not the only one.


Are you ready to go?

Shaun Galanos

-Shaun Galanos

Head Lovebird (and proud of it)

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me