Developing Emotional Courage Changes Your Life

Emotional Courage, has been responsible for all the major steps in the right direction, I have ever made in my life. It has preceded all of my most powerful life changing moments. I have witness my students who have put the principles of emotional courage into practice transform their lives.

I would like to share one of my personal stories about emotional courage with you.
Nine years ago, my younger brother died in a car accident. At that time, I was actively involved in the local Toastmasters club. The club’s purpose is helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills.
I was asked to present a speech for Toastmasters on the topic of life and death. As I was still trying to process the grief, that I felt, from my brother’s sudden and unexpected death, I wrote my speech.
Up until that point, whenever I held a speech, I would always stand up with notes in my hands, in case I got stuck. On the night of my presentation, I realised, when I got to the venue, that I had forgotten my notes. Immediately my fear kicked in and I panicked trying to think of ways I could get around doing the speech that night. Then something unexpected happened, I heard my inner voice of emotional courage say: “Do it anyway” and upon hearing this, I made the decision to hold the speech without notes. Although I was terrified, I got up and presented the speech for the first time. What followed was that I got a standing ovation. It was one of the most liberating and empowering experiences of my life. This experience gave me confidence in my ability to speak in front of people that was beyond words. I then went on to present the speech at my first speaking competition which, much to my surprise, I won, and I did it all without notes!


(Jeremy Skerrett, RIP little brother)

Emotional courage takes many different forms in different situations in life, but if you just allow yourself to hear your inner voice of emotional courage you will be surprised and amazed at what can happen when you take its advice.

Some of the biggest reasons that most people feel unfulfilled and like their life has no meaning is, because they listen to their fears, limiting beliefs and comfortable habits instead of listening to their inner voice of emotional courage!

We all have an inner voice of emotional courage, it’s just that we don’t often take the time to listen to and act on what it has to say…

On the 21st and 22nd of April 2018, I will run The Heart of Emotional Course Advanced Workshop and I would love to see you there!

The primary focus of this workshop is reawakening and reactivating your inner voice of emotional courage, so that you can fully step into the magnificence of who you truly are without fear, guilt or uncertainty.

I know you are ready for this step in your life! So, it’s time to listen to your inner voice of emotional courage and join me at this workshop, as I would love to share this experience with you!

Be sure to check out the amazing activities and processes below,  which I developed for this workshop, as they have the power to permanently change your life for the better…

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The Heart of Emotional Courage Advanced Workshop Activities 

The Emotional Courage Process

The emotional courage process is a unique step by step process developed by Ben Skerrett that guides you on a deep journey of emotional healing and transformation.

This process is broken up into two steps:

Step 1. Practicing Self Love

One of the key aspects of practicing emotional courage is developing the capacity to love and embrace our vulnerabilities. Our vulnerabilities often represent our perceived flaws, shame triggers, blind spots, our struggles, imperfections and things we dislike about ourselves and try to hide from the world. They also represent our true feelings. These feelings are often hidden behind the masks we wear to cover up our emotional pain and suffering, which we are holding onto from the past.

This process takes you on a journey of loving and embracing these hidden, denied, supressed or unloved parts of yourself, so that you can release the burden of the past and fully embrace the power of loving all of who you are.

Step 2. Owning and Taking Back Your Power

Having the courage to own, love and embrace your power, gifts and positive qualities is just as important as being able to own, love and embrace the parts of yourself you dislike. You might be giving your power away to other people, because you are afraid of stepping into and owning your power, gifts and positive qualities. If you are afraid of your own power you most likely project your power onto other people, because it seems easier to give your power away then step fully into the light of your gifts and positive qualities.

When you are afraid of owning your power, you will continually self-sabotage and hold yourself back from reaching your true potential as a human being. You self-sabotage, because you fear the consequences of fully owning your power. At the heart of this fear is the fundamental belief that you are unworthy. You may have adopted this belief, because at some point in your past you experienced emotional pain. Maybe you vowed to yourselves, from that day forwards you would never put yourself through that pain again. You may have experienced judgment, criticism, shaming, abuse, loss, bullying and embarrassment as a direct result of owning your power and gifts.

The Emotional Courage process takes you on a journey of owning, loving and embrace your power, gifts and positive qualities. This process empowers you to release your fears, limiting beliefs, and feelings of unworthiness, so you can fully step into and own your power, gifts and magnificence.


Embracing your Inner Dark Horse Journey Meditation

 In this activity, a horse will guide you on the journey of embracing your inner dark horse or what is commonly known as your shadow. You will be guided through a journey meditation, which is done blind folded. During the journey meditation, the horse will be on a lead, while you are sitting on its back.

Embracing your shadow is a process that the famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung coined, he said:

“The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.” ~ Carl Jung

This powerful process helps you reintegrate aspects of your shadow, so that they no longer unconsciously run your life.


Blind Folded Obstacle Course

In this Activity, you do an obstacle course on horseback and instruct your partner who is blindfolded to navigate you through the obstacles. This is powerful activity for building trust and a greater tolerance for vulnerability.

This activity develops:

  • Leadership
  • Foresight
  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Emotional resilience


Blind Folded Boundaries and Energy Fields Exercise

In this activity, you complete the boundaries and energy fields exercise while blind folded. This activity teaches you to set energetic and emotional boundaries as well as recognise the boundaries of others you are in relationship with. As a result, you will be able to stay connected and respected in your interactions with others, without causing unnecessary resentment and hurt. Being blind folded enhances your trust in your own inner guidance and strengthens your intuition.

This activity helps you develop:

  • A deeper trust in your inner guidance and intuition
  • Enhanced body wisdom
  • A deeper spiritual connection to yourself


Embodying the Goal – Active Round Pen

Embodying the goal draws together elements of the body scan, an intuitive connection to the horse and the added task of performing a specific goal.

In this activity, you envision a goal to be achieved with the horse before performing it and then proceed to embody this goal. By recognizing and moving beyond false thought patterns, memories and stories, you learn to develop assertiveness necessary to realize the goal.

You will learn to:

  • Get information from their bodies to communicate and collaborate with another being
  • Use their body language in a more powerful and dynamic way when communicating and collaborating with others
  • Visualise a goal before performing it
  • Develop non-verbal leadership skills that lead to greater levels of assertiveness, timing, focus and energy modulation
  • Set boundaries balanced with a sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Engage both embodied reason and embodied intuition in the process of realising a goal

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