All About Emotional Availability Workshop: Develop it in self and recognize it in others
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?
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.
This workshop on emotional availability is for you if you want to learn how to:
- Become more emotionally available yourself
- Recognize emotional availability in others
- Increase the emotional availability in your current relationship
- Sit with emotional discomfort
- Turn towards intimacy with an open heart
Here are some questions that we'll answer together
- Am I emotionally unavailable or just afraid of love?
- How can I balance oversharing with under sharing?
- Why am I drawn to unavailable people?
- How can I identify emotional availability in others?
- How can I feel less anxious about being vulnerable?
- Three live 75-min Zoom webinars (recorded for those who want to re-watch or can't attend live)
- 15 mins of breakout groups at the end of each session to practice the days lessons
- Two 60-min Bonus Q&A to answer any remaining questions.
- A Comprehensive Resource Guide for step-by-step implementation, i.e., a full outline of the course, complete with all relevant links.
- Access to The Lovebird Club A private Facebook group for fellow students to support each other and grow together.
All About emotional availability workshop dates:
Sessions are held on Thursdays, June 18th, 25th, and July 2nd at 9 AM PDT/ 12 PM EDT/ 5 PM London.
The Bonus Q&A will be held on Wednesday, July 8th at 5PM PDT/ 8 PM EDT and Thursday July 9th at 9 AM PDT/ 12 PM EDT/ 5 PM London.
The price: 125USD
Sign up below and you'll get the recorded sessions immediately and invites to our future calls
What if I can't attend live. Will I get the recordings?
Yes. Every attendee will receive the recordings of each session and bonus Q&A no more than 24 hours after the session. You'll have unlimited access for one year to all the content to review whenever you want.
What if I'm not in a romantic relationship?
Emotional intimacy and availability is for everyone and these skills can pay dividends in all your relationships.
I have a specific question, can I ask it during the workshop?
When you sign up, you'll be asked a few questions and have the opportunity to let me know what you'd like me to answer for you. I'll incorporate your queries into the workshop. During the workshop, you can ask questions via the chat feature, and I'll do my best to fold them into the teachings.
There's also a bonus Q&A that you can attend and ask anything about emotional availability.
What is the benefit of attending live?
When you attend live, you can comment on the content, connect with other live participants, and ask questions during the webinar. It's not required to participate live, but if you can, I highly recommend it. It's a much more interactive way to connect with the content.
I have a question you haven't answered, can I email you?
Sure, send me a message by going to my contact page.
I can't afford it; do you offer a discount?
Yes. If you identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color and need some financial aid, I'd like to provide some for you.
I want to make this workshop and its tools more available to underrepresented and disenfranchised groups by offering a 50% discount to those interested (making the price $62).
If this is you, please use the coupon code 63OFF.
Wait. What's the deal?
The folks who attend my workshops are predominantly white. My podcast guests are mainly white. The authors of the books I read are mostly white.
As I become more aware of my privilege, my place in the world, and how I've perpetuated priviledge in my work, I realize how inaccessible my work and tools are to some marginalized populations.
I want to make it easier for those who haven't had access to these tools to join us as we all learn how to sit with discomfort, learn how to communicate better, and learn what it means to be more emotionally available.
My work shouldn't be just for those who can afford it.
OK. So why don't you discount it for everyone?
Because I still need to pay rent and make a living. This is my primary source of income, and while I'd love to make my workshop free - I can't.
I try to balance making my workshops affordable, while still being rewarded for the time, energy, and resources I dedicate to this work.
OK. Are you just throwing money at the problem? What else are you doing to help the BIPOC communities?
Well. Sort of - to start.
I'm committing to donating 20% of the proceeds of this workshop to The Loveland Foundation - an organization committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.
The Loveland Therapy Fund recipients will have access to mental health professionals across the country, providing high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls.
So, by signing up for this workshop, you're helping Black women and girls have access to mental health services they usually wouldn't have access to.
Additionally, I'm committing to continuing to educate myself on the issues of racism, my privilege as a straight (ish) white man, how I am consciously and unconsciously contributing to racism, and my focus on being more inclusive in my choice of podcast guests.
I realize this is only a small step in the right direction, but it's better to step in right direction than to not move at all.
If you'd like to discuss this further, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.
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.
Are you ready to go?
Past workshop testimonials
"[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, former client and lovebird
"If you want help with the simple language to ask for what you need, this workshop is for you." - Jenn, Healthy communication student
"Shaun makes communication about difficult topics easy. This workshop is so valuable because it hands you the language you need to grow in communicating healthily." - Klaartje, Healthy communication student
"Shaun makes the information easy to understand with direct language and specific examples from real life. It is not always easy, but it is simple". - Cara, Healthy communication student
"I have practiced these specific tools that Shaun shares and have gotten such amazing responses from my loved ones. Highly recommend!" - Erin, Healthy communication student
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