You are invited… to the Flourish Holiday Playshop!
This year the holidays are going to be different for most of us.
You may not be able to travel or gather like you normally would.
You may be talking with your extended family around how best to navigate COVID risks.
Should you meet outside? Wear masks? Stay home and gather for (another) Zoom conversation? Mail gifts? How can you do this whole thing …. differently?
This year all kinds of traditions are going to be wonky and reimagined.
Yet we NEED our spaces of comfort, joy, and light more than ever before.
So I am creating a special offering, A Flourish Holiday Playshop, and will be hosting it a few different times over the Holiday season. (It will also be recorded.)
Read on for all the details + pay from the heart pricing.
A playshop is like a workshop, only fun.
Because y’all, we need some fun. 2020 has been a wild ride. And bringing that playful spirit to our yearning for joy and hope this holiday season will help us find it. We are going to have to get creative.
We turned our living room upside down recently for a photoshoot and had a really good time. My husband Rich was the photographer and my kids popped in and out making me laugh. I even opened a bottle of wine at 11AM because we thought it would be funny to put on my “holiday cocktail party” attire and pretend I was at one.
I am still wearing my cozy pants from Target on the bottom, which weren’t supposed to be in the shot! This picture for me captures the vibe of this unusual holiday season, and I invite you to join in the fun, from my couch to yours.
And feel free to wear your holiday fancies, on top at least, because who knows where else you will get the chance 😉
What Your Flourish Holiday Playshop Journey Includes
Two Flourish Holiday playshops. Choose which time + flavor you prefer. The teaching section from both playshops will be recorded and you get access to both!
Beautiful written guide you can use to map out a gentle, supportive (even playful?) plan for you and your beloveds for the holidays.
Playshop One with special focus on Relationships + the Enneagram * Rescheduled for NEW Date in December
Saturday December 12 at 12-2PM Eastern. This playshop will include some special teaching on how to navigate relational challenges this holiday season by using the tool of the Enneagram to support yourself and to better understand your beloveds.
Playshop Two with special focus on Reimagining Holiday Traditions
Saturday November 21 at 12-2PM Eastern. This playshop will include special teaching on how to consciously refresh holiday traditions in light of COVID restrictions, and guidance on how to utilize this unusual season as an opportunity to take a deep look at what nourishes us and what we are ready to let go of.
Both playshops will be recorded and include experiential practices and time to ask questions and get support for your holiday-planning
Flourish Resource Library
Participants receive access to a curated holiday playshop digital library full of resources including mini teaching videos, guided meditations and written guides with journaling prompts. I’ve selected resources which will nourish you this holiday season and beyond, including excerpts from my Flourish coaching program on the Enneagram, meditation, and embodied practices which help you metabolize stress. I’m also tucking in additional resources to support your holiday traditions or help you design a new one, including how-to guides on creating a giving portfolio, a nature-infused advent wreath, and designing a solo retreat.
Let’s say a little something about the “holidays.” I love postmodern spirituality and could nerd out a WHOLE lot about this topic and probably will. What I mean by the holidays is roughly late November/US Thanksgiving through the new year.
Depending on your culture and traditions, this time includes Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hannakah, Kwanzaa, Diwali and other holidays – or none at all.
My short hand for religion – it is a whole lot less about what you BELIEVE i.e. head assent, and a whole lot closer to the question “What do you BELOVE?”
Increasingly people are fed by more than one tradition or are holding different traditions in the same family. As for me, I call myself a “Buddheo-Christian.” I grew up Methodist and have been meditating since I learned how at the Homeopathic hospital in London during my year abroad. I weave both of these loves together in ways that delight me (think garden Buddha and Day of the Dead altar with all my favorite mystics). I love the desert mothers and fathers of the Christian tradition (who may have had a hand in creating the Enneagram) and the liturgical year, with all its myriad feasts and fasts. And I love my husband who is trained in ecology and whose patron saint could probably best be described as Jane Goodall.
But beyond all these elements of my story is this: I LOVE holding space for people to examine what they belove and I am super comfortable with all the traditions or none at all. (Hey, that is why I went to Harvard Divinity school and studied alongside such a diverse crew. We laughingly said the only thing we could all agree on is sitting in silence).
It brings me a lot of joy to venture into these waters with you. And if you think some reflection on YOUR holiday season, whatever that means to you, could potentially be helpful or fun, I hope you will join me!
Pay From the Heart Pricing 💗
I wanted to make this playshop as accessible as possible and to offer a discount for anyone affected by COVID or navigating other financial stress. There are three options. Click on the one below that resonates with your heart:
How this works:
Generosity price: helps me offer this playshop to more people, invest in my own learning and the growth of my business, and be generous with charitable gifts.
Gift-exchange price: nourishes me and my family so that my coaching business is energetically sustainable and allows me to make charitable gifts.
Support price: available for anyone who needs more accessible pricing, especially because of COVID or other financial hardship. This price is also a way for new people to “taste” coaching at a lower investment, so it opens this healing work to more people.
(Once you click you will be taken to a checkout page to enter your payment details. You will also set up a password so you can access the playshop digital resource library and recordings.)
With EVERY purchase, no matter what price:
We are going to plant a tree in gratitude with TreeSisters.
One of my favorite things about designing a new learning offer, like the playshop, is to link it with a charitable gift. As I reflected on the Holiday playshop I thought it would be meaningful to plant a tree with Tree Sisters for each participant. For those of us in the Christian tradition, bringing a tree indoors is one of the most central and potent expressions of the holiday season. (I love how wild it is! Coming inside with the hint of cool still between its branches. And I feel such gratitude for the life of the tree.) Through making this donation we are actually going to be planting tropical trees, which sequester three times the carbon as deciduous trees. So we are really giving back into the earth to nourish and sustain her, as we are nourished by our holiday traditions.
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 helps conscious women, and a few inspiring men, pursue their most salient goals and discover more pleasure in the everyday. 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, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in a co-housing community in Asheville, North Carolina.