The Flourish Formula for Families

 

Enjoy more ease in your family relationships.

Learn fresh techniques to metabolize stress that you can naturally share with Your family.

So all of you feel happy, playful and free.

 

CourtneySpecial note from Courtney: Many parents are home with their children right now because of school closings to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

For me as a parent plugging into online community and learning something new (especially something I can apply in the family to handle stress and improve relationships) is really helpful.

If you have the resources to invest in this program I encourage you to join us and I would love to support you. These tools are so life-giving. If you do not have the resources I want to gift everyone access to my 9 Centering Practices for Families Guide as a way of helping families cope with the stress right now.” 

* All families welcome here. Single or partnered. Children, furbabies, grandchildren, chosen family. However you define family you are welcome. 

What if I told you…

I know where you can find a flourishing potion for your family. The ingredients, like the Enneagram, are potent allies gleaned from the wisdom of generations before you.

Because here is the truth.

You don’t need to be told what to do.

You just need a moment to catch your breath.

A space where the sacred art of raising up the next generation is valued.

Help understanding and clearing what is foggy inside of you.

(We all have blindspots, it is totally natural.

But we don’t have to keep them. And we don’t have to pass them on.)

And fun mind-body and mindset tools that help you feel like you.

So you can be more present.

And empowered to naturally share these gifts with those you love.

Helping everyone in the family to feel better in the short term.

And creating more space for each other in the long term as you grow together.

PRAISE FOR

the Flourish Formula for Families

DeniseCourtney naturally weaves powerful tools into your real-world relationships + parenting struggles.

Courtney has deep knowledge, yet teaches in a way which feels easy and accessible. She sees the big picture and helps you connect the dots between powerful wisdom tools and your everyday life. It doesn’t feel like she is sitting you down and teaching you the Enneagram or other tools in a tedious way but rather she naturally weaves the insight it offers into your real world relationship and personal struggles. Equipped with awareness from the Enneagram I can get clarity in challenging parent moments: recognizing the difference between my triggers and the real issue for my child. This enables me to address the core underlying issue and to message it in a way which resonates and encourages my child. I highly recommend Courtney and her teaching is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to feel more resourced in their own personal growth and parenting life.

— Denise Null, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

JUST WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.

“I’m quite new to Enneagram, but feel like it’s what I’ve been looking for all my life. It’s hitting the spot for me as a woman and a mother in a way that other personality typing systems never quite did. Thanks for showing up in the world and lighting the path in the way that you have. I have been stuck for too long but this year I’m going to live my truth in a visible way. I’m terrified but it’s past due.”
  
— Char Lekx, Host of the Village Mama Podcast

What is the Flourish Formula for Families?

The Flourish Formula for Families is an online coaching program + community:

It includes fresh mind-body and mindset tools which help you feel less stressed and more buoyant

And equips you to naturally share these gifts with children and loved ones in organic ways.

This course is a self-study coaching program (watch videos or listen to audio classes at your convenience via your phone or internet) and an optional Facebook community for ongoing support.

Plus a curated LIBRARY of digital content including the Parenting with the Enneagram + Learn Your Parenting Personality eCourses

CLARITY + COURAGE to Do What I Want with My Life!

Hi Courtney,
I wanted to add some updates about my life after the Flourish Formula for Families:
We are under contract to buy a small farm which would enable us to make our family homestead dreams come true.
I am getting ready to go back to school to change careers and become a pediatric OT, a profession that I believe I would really enjoy and through which I could truly share my gifts.
I am finding so much joy, fun, and peace in my daily life with my kids.
This is all due to finally having the clarity, courage, and self esteem to do what I want with my life!
Thank you for helping me get on this path!
  
— Veronica S., Alexander, North Carolina

Char

JUST WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR.

 
"I'm quite new to Enneagram, but feel like it's what I've been looking for all my life. It's hitting the spot for me as a woman and a mother in a way that other personality typing systems never quite did. Thanks for showing up in the world and lighting the path in the way that you have. I have been stuck for too long but this year I'm going to live my truth in a visible way. I'm terrified but it's past due."
  
— Char Lekx, Host of the Village Mama Podcast

 

What Your Journey Includes

q&a

Four classes on common family challenges along with specific Enneagram and mindbody techniques, coaching practices and resources to help you create lasting change in yourself and your family. See themes below.  {$400 value}

 

facebook A Facebook Group for community with wise souls like yours. Non-judgmental and authentic support in the realm of family life/raising up children? Yes, please! {priceless}
audio
Curated library of digital resources including the Know Your Parenting Personality and Parenting with the Enneagram eCourses {$125 Value}
 
written guides

Information overload never helped anyone. Which is why you can expect a curated collection of written guides and resources which help you to LIVE what you are learning and implement the lessons in your everyday life. Plus a beautiful PDF guide of 9 Centering Practices (which correspond to the 9 Ennea types) to help everyone in your family, regardless of age, come back home to themselves when feeling stressed. {$150 Value}

Plus Bonuses to Help You Center & Feel the Love

Family Mediation Cards

Beautiful cards with original artwork illuminate 9 vital childhood messages which we need to hear (and share with our children) again and again. Depending on personality type, there is one message we especially need. Participants will receive a PDF to download + print. Instructions for using the cards also included.

Working with Challenging Emotions in the Body

In this guided meditation Courtney will guide you through a powerful somatic or body and breathing technique which balances out your nervous system and connects you to inner resources. A wonderful practice for challenging moments + to share with children of any age. Also includes a separate audio of how to “eat pain” taught by her son Coleman. Helps children to handle moments of emotional or physical pain.

Flourish Formula for Families Themes

 Find Freedom from Busy Schedules + Extra Stuff

 

 Learn the keys to creating the white space you want in your schedule and how to shed excess in a sustainable way (so clutter doesn’t creep back.)

Family Personalities
Using the Enneagram

How to heal conflicts (before they start) and honor each member of your family and tend to their unique perspective and needs.  

Overcoming
Guilt 

In this masterclass I’ll share the difference between productive and unproductive guilt and how to feel at peace in your choices.

Define Your Family
Culture

The recipe to ease stress and flourish as a family plus tips on how to create family celebrations and traditions which blend old and new to fit you and yours just right. 

Total Flourish Formula for Families Value $675+

The Flourish Formula for Families program price is $198

This includes ongoing access to a private members page with all program recordings for you to enjoy at your own pace and rhythm plus additional resources including the Parenting with the Enneagram digital library.

This is a curated and powerful program with over 20 hours of video/audio classes to support you in learning fresh techniques and creating the lasting changes and connection you desire in your family life. Join us!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my kids are older (even in college or adults?)

This program incorporates powerful tools for every age and stage and will give you an opportunity to recognize patterns from your child’s earlier years and understand them in a new way, plus offer age-appropriate stress reduction tools.

Is the course online? What if I don't love technology?

Yes it is and I hear you. You can simply watch the video classes on your computer or tablet. I also provide the audio files if you prefer to download to your phone and enjoy on the go. (This is one of my favorite ways to learn.) Although this is an online course it has a lot of “heart” and you get to hear real life examples from me and questions from other participants which enliven the content. The optional Facebook space is also a fun arena to ask questions and receive encouragement and support.

I work with children or have children in my extended family/community. Would this course be helpful to me?

Yes! The children in your classroom, extended family, and community will benefit greatly from your awareness of the tools and techniques in the Flourish Formula for Families program. And YOUR example. Putting the info from this course into action you will model compassion + health in relationships – something wonderful for every child in your world.

Will this be another parenting resource where I drown in info that I feel guilty about not reading or listening to?

Nope! I have been developing this content and the flourish family methodology out of the rough material of my life, training as a coach and Enneagram teacher, and family for over a decade. I put in what is most helpful and leave out the rest. Each tool and practice has MULTIPLE benefits and so a little bit of new content can go a long way to creating ease inside you and your family. Plus the Facebook community is an optional space to ask questions and get some feedback on how to best implement the material. The written guides help you digest what you are learning and implement it into your life. Join us!

What are some of the kinds of questions I can expect to hear or ways I can learn from others?

When we feel alone in our struggles everything is SO much harder. Family life is intense. In fact I think raising up conscious children is counter-cultural in our time and place where speed and success are prioritized over meaningful connections. Here are some examples of struggles I have heard from fellow families in my community and the kinds of questions I address in the program. If any of this resonates you are not alone!

“I struggle with time. I wear many hats of various responsibilities at my work. Our daily schedule of just school and work doesn’t get us home until after 5:00. Then, it is rush, rush, rush, w lunch boxes, dinner, homework. I feel so much weight and guilt that we are never spending quality time— we are all just rushing through this hamster wheel routine. 🙁 Once children are settled, my husband and I hardly have time together, due to work brought home. It is a broken cycle that I would LOVE to break.”

“I would love to understand my kids personalities more and care for them in the specific ways that they need.”

“I long for better flow and management of ongoing household tasks, how not to be searching for a my running socks on a Tuesday morning and other similar frustrations that could be solved by routine and rhythm.”

“I struggle with not getting to what I want as priorities. Getting side trapped.”

What is the Enneagram?

The Enneagram is an ancient personality map. Just as we see patterns in nature it turns out that there are patterns to being a human. Nine different personality types or “flavors” as I describe them to my children. Like icecream! Three types lead with their “head,” three lead with their “heart” and three lead with their gut or body intelligence.

The Enneagram has the capacity to help you see and find freedom from those hidden or subterranean habits which guide your thinking and your actions. If you have ever found yourself in a tight spot in your family life, relationships, or your work and wondered “How did I get here again?”  The Enneagram can help you understand what is going on and give you freedom to make fresh choices. It also gives you compassion and opens new space in relationships as you realize that there are eight other perspectives or ways of filtering life. Likely your children, partner and/or the other members in your family have a perspective that is distinct from yours! The Enneagram is the most incisive tool for self-awareness I have encountered and is over 2000 years old. I LOVE sharing this material and helping people use it artfully in family relationships.

What is included in the parenting library?

The entire Parenting with the Enneagram: Nine Human Energies & How They Live in Children ecourse is included in your parenting library. I cotaught this course with Nancy Goodman, a licensed clinical social worker and founder of aparentconnection.com. All of this content plus the Learn Your Parenting Personality Class (to help you identify your Ennea type) is included in the digital library Flourish Formula for Families program so that you can enjoy it at any time, now or in the future.

Here is the full description of the Parenting with the Enneagram ecourse:

This course is about creating space + ease in your relationship with your child.

It is about saying “I am here to support you in developing into who you authentically are– not who you think I want you to be.”

It is about creating freedom from habitual parenting responses and fresh resources to offer your child.

Parenting with the Enneagram: Nine Different Human Energies + How They Live in Children.

Module 1: Grounding Yourself as a Parent + The Helper Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson.)

During week one you will learn:

  • How to use the Enneagram to create space in your relationship with your child
  • How to allow your child to discover + claim their own personality type
  • About the journey of human development– birth to adulthood.
  • What the Helper personality energy (Enneagram type two) looks like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic this personality energy
  • A parenting prescription for working with helper energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A centering practice to aid helper children reset when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lessons into everyday life.

Module 2:  Recognizing The Performer + The Dreamer Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson)

During week two you will learn:

  • About the heart center of intelligence + how to respond to shame in your child/ren.
  • What the Performer + Dreamer personality energy (Enneagram types three + four) look like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic these personality energies
  • parenting prescription for working with performer and dreamer energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A centering practice to help “reset” performers + dreamers when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lesson into everyday life.

Module 3: Recognizing The Observer + The Trooper Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson)

During week three you will learn:

  • About the head center of intelligence & how to respond to fear + anxiety in your child/ren.
  • What the Observer + Trooper personality energies (Enneagram types five + six) look like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic these personality energies
  • A parenting prescription for working with observer and trooper energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A recommended centering practice for observers + troopers to help “reset” when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lesson into everyday life.

Module 4: Recognizing The Enthusiast + The Challenger Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson)                   

During week four you will learn:

  • How personality energies can look different based on the gender of your child/children + how to work with that.
  • How to identify whether your child under utilizes their head, heart or gut/body center of intelligence + ways to connect
  • What the Enthusiast + Challenger personality energies (Enneagram types seven + eight) look like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic these personality energies
  • parenting prescription for working with enthusiast + challenger energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A recommended centering practice for enthusiasts + challengers to help them “reset” when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lesson into everyday life.

Module 5: Recognizing the Peacemaker + the Perfectionist Energy in Children (One hour audio lesson)

During week five you will learn:

  • About the body center of intelligence + strategies for working with anger in your child/ren.
  • What the Peacemaker + Perfectionist personality energies (Enneagram types nine + one) look like in children
  • Developmental stages and other considerations that can mimic these personality energies
  • A parenting prescription for working with peacemaker + perfectionist energy in toddler/preschool age, school age, preteen + teenage children
  • A recommended centering practice for peacemakers + perfectionists to help “reset” when stress builds
  • And a PDF action sheet with concrete recommendations, exercises, and practices to integrate lesson into everyday life.

Module 6: Recording of a Live Q & A/Celebration Call. Learn from other parent’s “real-world” parenting questions in this recording of a live group coaching call.

During week six you will:

  • Breathe
  • Implement (& celebrate) what you’ve learned
  • Learn how to cultivate resiliency & three-centered living (incorporating heart, head + body intelligence) in yourself + child/ren.
  • Specific strategies for supporting your child/ren in staying connected to the truth about who they are

All files (mp3s & PDFs) are available to download and yours permanently to keep.

If you don’t yet know your Enneagram type, you can discover it by watching the Learn Your Parenting Personality Class, also included in your digital library. 

Ready to jump in?

The first word, and the last, is love. It’s not easy to maintain a satisfying connection to your family members and also to stay grounded in what needs to happen in daily life. But this is the recipe or formula for flourishing. I spent over 12 years searching for and developing all of the material I include in this program and it is my deepest hope that it will support you and yours to enjoy more ease in your family relationships, learn fresh techniques to metabolize stress, and to feel more happy, playful and free in everyday life.

I believe we aren’t meant to do this inner awareness work alone. In fact it is so much easier (and faster) to craft a family life which nourishes us and those we love, when we have guidance and support.

If you have any final questions, please reach out to us at team@courtneypinkerton.com.

I hope you’ll join us. Warmly, Courtney

About Courtney Pinkerton, MDiv & MPP

Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women (and a few inspiring men) slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the flourish coaching methodology and the Flourish Formula for Families program. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

CREDENTIALS

Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and Masters of Public Policy (with a focus on leadership and social entrepreneurship) from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Certified Life Coach. Completed Dr. Martha Beck’s Wayfinder Coach Training Program. {Martha is one of the pioneer’s of the coaching industry and a frequent Oprah guest.}

Trained with numerous Enneagram teachers including Suzanne Stabile and Enneagram Master Teachers from The Narrative Enneagram Community. Courtney has a special interest in how our personality type is expressed somatically, or in our bodies and has attended numerous trainings on this area of interest.

I hope you will join me in the Flourish Formula for Families program.

Because what your family most needs is YOU. Lit up from the inside out.

Slaying your own dragons, growing and laughing so they can see how it is done.

See you inside! Join via the secure link below and I’ll be in touch with all your welcome details! xo Courtney