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Eviva! embodied emotional empowerment - July 2022
Join us for Eviva!
/e’vːiva/ = Hurray! To life!
A 6-week embodied emotional empowerment program.
Reconnecting with your inner world through the medium of movement therapy.
Find a deep sense of knowing where you no longer feel the need to justify or explain yourself.
Hush the external chatter so you can hear your inner voice, throw off the shackles of expectation and live the life YOU want.
Understand why perfectionism and people-pleasing are making you feel like you’ll never be enough or do enough.
Ready to discover the powerful woman hiding underneath your ‘good girl’ mask?
Lessening the distraction of external noise.
Listening to your inner voice.
Becoming more unapologetically YOU.
Sign me up lady!
Book a 15-min discovery call
Does this sound familiar?
“I feel like I’m never enough. I am burning out from trying to live my supposed ‘best life’.
I make decisions based on fear, and what I think I should do, rather than what I actually want.”
Are you exhausted from trying to be the best version of yourself? Constantly striving to ‘Make an impact!’ or ‘Live your best life’?
Let me unequivocally tell you, I am not surprised. Today, our culture praises competition and achievement over connection and expansion. We have been brought up to constantly strive, people-please, and dismiss our own needs so much that we’ve lost contact with ourselves. We’ve lost our voices, and we’ve lost our self-confidence. Not only does this lead to a speedy case of burn out, it also means we end up hiding some really delicious parts of ourselves that we long to share with the world. We end up living a life that fits someone else’s mould. We live our lives from a place of fear.
We are Fear-Full:
- Fear of rejection. Worrying about what others might think of us, worrying about being judged, that we’re not going to ‘make the grade’.
- Fear of failure, of being canceled, of being judged as ‘less than’.
- Fearful that we are simply ‘not enough’.
- Ignoring or silencing our inner voice and listening to the voices of everyone else instead, taking on their views, their opinions.
- Feeling resentful or angry with ourselves because we haven’t spoken up.
- Feeling paralyzed by perfectionism.
- Fear of not being liked. People pleasing. Staying small so that others don’t dislike us or worse.
- Allowing people to smash our boundaries so that they think we’re a ‘nice girl’ or a ‘good woman’
- Losing our confidence, joy, our voice, and sense of self.
What if you could learn to listen to your inner voice (again)
What if you could turn down the volume on the exterior world?
And turn UP the volume on your internal world? Slowing things down, reconnecting you with your heart and your instinct? Not caring what the external world might do or say or think. I have a good feeling that you’d be feeling a lot calmer, more at ease with yourself and your life.
You do not need to be ‘improved’
You are already ‘enough’. You are not ‘defective’. It’s just that the pressures from society and the frantic pace of life have caused you to disconnect from your inner voice. Your inner knowing. And perhaps you’re living someone else’s desires and plans.
Maybe you’d be living with more pride in yourself
Feeling more fulfilled because you’re living the way YOU want to, not the way others things you should.
Perhaps you’d be feeling more strong and certain
So you’re able to focus on just one thing, and relish it, rather than trying to spread yourself too thin.
Hopefully, you would live more at ease
And do the things that you actually enjoy. Focusing on the relationships that you think are really important.
Maybe you would act with courage
And spend less time questioning yourself. How would you be if you dropped the ‘good girl’ mask, showed the world more of who you really are, and started to dive in to things that truly lit you up inside?
Let’s focus instead on
- Learning to listen to your body, to the language of your inner voice
- Exploring your feminine power
- Throwing off the ‘good girl’ mask to see what lies beneath
- Increasing your self-confidence
- Setting boundaries and learning to say no (and mean it)
- Spring cleaning your mind, shedding light on limiting beliefs, and stories that you have running in the background
- Uncovering the silent fears that have been keeping you small (and learn how others have exactly the same fears).
About your guide – Sarah Tuckett
Somatic psychotherapist, Counsellor, and dance movement therapist based in Brisbane.
Nowadays I help clients get their life back from the grips of anxiety, stress, trauma, and more through 1:1 sessions and group movement therapy. But back in my 20s and 30s, I was living someone else’s idea of a successful life… and it didn’t work well for me.
I burnt out in my 30s. Twice.
Fearful of not pleasing others and of being ‘not good enough’, I did supposedly prestigious jobs that felt hollow and jarred with the real me. I studied continuously trying to prove my worth through academic achievement. I sought permission and opinions, instead of listening to my own voice. I cowered under the weight of my perfectionism. The pressure of living up to false standards of ‘success’ caused me to burn out. Twice. Aged 30 and 35.
I learned to listen to my own voice, my own heart
It wasn’t until I started to listen to my own voice and my own heart, that I started to follow my own path. I haven’t burnt out since.
Now it’s my time to help you
So I want to guide you to listen to your inner voice. To help you see the stories you’ve got running in the background, like redundant computer programs, that colour your decision-making. To help you establish your boundaries. And to help you rediscover what is important to you.
Qualifications are important to some people, so here are mine:
I have been working full-time as a psychotherapist since 2016. I am a Clinical Professional member of PACFA (membership no’ 23732) and a Provisional Professional member of DTAA. I have a Master of Mental Health (Psychotherapy) from University of Queensland (2018), Advanced Diplomas in Somatics and Dance-Movement Therapy (2019), Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy (2015 and 2019), and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy (2021). For my full qualifications please see About me.
One of my clients described me as a ‘mental martial artist’
Because I helped her find her strength, her voice and her assertiveness. But I like to think of myself more as a ‘mental Flamenco dancer’ because I help you find your feminine power, passion and pride.
Flamenco is the National dance of Spain. It is passionate, powerful and sensual. They wear their emotions with pride. And what’s more, the women take no BS from the men! I like to think it’s my role to help you find your passion, power, and pride.
In this program, I’m going to be guiding you like a coach
However, my knowledge and experience as a psychotherapist will underpin everything we do. I can use all my tools of the trade to gently guide you, I can support if you feel overwhelmed by big emotions, or like my own Flamenco teacher, Diego, I can challenge you when it’s needed.
This stuff that’s holding you back from your desired life? It’s time to pack its bags and politely, yet firmly say Arrivederci! Because it’s your time for you to remember what it is to be in love with life again.
Through movement we remember
Movement therapy increases your ability to be aware of your body so you can listen to the wisdom it’s trying to tell you.
As you move, images, thoughts, and feelings arise that connect you to your subconscious mind, to your core self.
Your mental flexibility increases, new possibilities open up in front of you, answers to questions suddenly revels themselves.
What do you want to reach out and grab? These are the clues we’ll work with using movement, breath, enquiry, drawing, and journaling, to connect to your inner reality and remember who you really are.
Get your vitality back!
Book a (free) discovery call
What will we be doing?
6 x weekly workshops (1.5 hours) over Zoom
Each week we will explore a different topic (see below) following a similar format:
1. We will begin with some guided movement and breathing.
2. You will then be led into an experiential of discovery, where you will be encouraged to move your own way and rediscover your inner world.
3. This will be followed by time for self-reflection to help you integrate your inner thoughts and feelings.
4. You will have the opportunity to share your experience in small groups if you wish.
• Please note that each session will predominantly be about moving and self-reflection. There will be very little talking.
After each session
I will email you more material to either help you keep integrating and reflecting, or generate thoughts and feelings about next week’s topic. This is voluntary.
Yes I’m totally in!
I’d like to find out more
Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1 – Reconnecting to your body, resourcing and setting your intention
In week 1 we create the framework and intention for this 6-week program. We begin with the foundations – our body. Let’s see if we can ‘re-friend’ our body, finding compassion, gratitude, and acceptance. I will guide you to listen to the voice of your body. Your heart and soul – the place where there are no words. Just a sense of knowing. We’ll also do some ‘resourcing’ techniques so that you can regulate yourself and calm yourself.
During the week:
Let’s start to think about your values, goals, negative beliefs and how you sometimes self-sabotage.
Week 2 – Boundaries and jettisoning the good girl
This week we’re going to listen intently to your inner voice. Connecting to what is you – not the socially-acceptable version of you. We’ll identify what is right for you (not others), and what is your preferred personal space bubble. We’ll explore Me versus Not Me, and Me versus You.
We’ll also start to look at the inner you (as opposed to the pre-programmed good girl version of you). How might you move if you were not being the good girl version of you?
During the week:
An invitation to reflect on how you might people-please: situations, different types of people. What might you be doing to make your situation safer or more controlled? What might you be avoiding?
Weeks 3 and 4
Week 3 Courage, confidence and compassion
Let’s celebrate your past successes and what makes you feel really good about yourself. But let’s also look at the value of failure and adversity. How have you grown from these setbacks? Can you give yourself a little wiggle-room to f’up a bit? Or do you ‘cancel’ yourself?
Let’s re-think failure. It can often shape you more than ‘coasting’. Failure can be the catalyst that helps you shine even brighter. Can you allow yourself to flow with the chaos of life? Let’s see if we can find some compassion for what you went through and see how you became a stronger person as a result.
What is the future you want for yourself? Not the ‘safe’ version. I mean the one you dream of. How might you step forwards with small courageous steps?
During the week
We’ll look at perfectionism, the buzzkill of creativity and pleasure (urgh). And there’s an invitation to try some practical daily compassion practices. No spiritual by-pass/ faux-positivity BS affirmations – just real practical steps for being a bit kinder to yourself.
Week 4 Exploring the feminine
What do you associate with the word “feminine”? What about the word ‘power’? Sadly, power is often abused in our society. But what if power is not necessarily power ‘over’. I’m just inviting you to step more into your feminine power. Your ‘you-ness’ Expand into your potential – whatever that looks like for you. This is about exploring the connection to your femininity, sensuality, and creativity. Perhaps trying on a new way of being that is vastly different from how you currently present to the world. And just maybe peeking under the ‘good girl’ mask.
During the week
I’ll invite you to think more about the word “feminine” and the beliefs, images, memories that this stirs up for you.
Weeks 5 and 6
Week 5 Reaching out for what you need and learning to say “No”
Needs – we all have them and it’s ok to need. But there’s often such a sense of denial and urgh neediness around needs. Yuck! So let’s look at your needs and learn how to express those needs in a mature way (so that they have a better chance of getting met).
Let’s also have some fun experimenting with how to say No. With your body posture, with your face, with your voice. No. Just no. Definitely No!
During the week
An invitation to ponder some more on your needs and desires.
Week 6 – Stepping into vitality – happiness, pleasure, purpose, pride
In our final week together we reflect on how far you have come in the program. But before we get to that, lets’ try out feeling ‘enough’ and let go of expectations (yours and other people’s) and accept the chaos of life. Let’s focus on what is filling you with pleasure, purpose, and pride now, what you want to bring into your life, and what you want to let go of.
Yes I’m totally in!
I’ve got a few questions
An important note for those who don’t think they can dance.
Dance-movement therapy is not necessarily about ‘dancing’.
Dance-movement therapy IS about
- Slowing it down and listening to the sensations and impulses of your body
- Letting your body move you
- Movement but not necessarily ‘dancing’
- Improving your awareness of your body (sensations, posture, how you move and how you don’t)
- Accessing your somatic memory and your unconscious mind
- Expanding your range of motion and your corresponding mental flexibility.
Dance-movement therapy is NOT about
- Learning dance routines
- Performing for others
- What you look like on the outside
The Eviva! program is right for you if …
- You have had enough of living someone else’s life and want to step into the joyful, vibrant life you’d always dreamed of
- You want to connect with your true self and find your voice so you can ask for what you want
- You want to change how you feel about yourself and your relationship with your body so you step out feeling pride and confidence
- You feel a calling to let go of past limitations in your life and step into your Feminine Power
- You have a curious mind and want to use movement and breathing to tap into your unconsious mind
- You like moving your body (or think you could get into the swing of it)
- You are late 20’s or over
- You are committed to attending the 6 weeks of the program. Your program-sisters gain emotional support from your presence. Your absence will affect them
- You are happy to participate as a confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate member of the group
Eviva! may not be for you if …
- You don’t really like moving your body
- Or maybe your body doesn’t feel like a safe place (which can happen with trauma) – seeing a trauma-informed therapist for 1:1 therapy might be best for you at the moment. I am one or I might know of a colleague near you.
- You have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, are managing an active addiction or disordered eating, are suicidal, or have been recently hospitalized for a mental health issue – seeing a clinical psychologist might be post for you right now.
- You know you can talk the hind leg off a donkey. This is not a ‘talking’ therapy group. There will not be a lot of time for unloading or processing feelings (max 15 minutes at the end of each session)
- You want somewhere to vent your feelings. The focus in this group is on personal growth, self-inquiry and reflection through movement and experience
- You know you are someone who dominates a group discussion. My focus is on the group as a whole, giving everyone equal air-time
Bringing a group of people together for a great experience is like creating a girl group like the Spice Girls. We want to make sure that the personalities are going to complement each other and that no one is going to dominate the group. If you’re not a ‘group’ person, individual therapy might be a better fit for you. I’m happy to listen, call me on 0450 22 00 59.
Eviva! Starting July 2022
July 2022 Group
Weekly on a Wednesday night 6-7.30pm AEST (8-9.30am GMT) from Wednesday 20 July 2022 for 6 weeks via ZOOM.
Dates are: 20 and 27 July; 3, 10, 17 and 24 August 2022.
Beaming via Zoom to your living room, bedroom, hotel room. If you go away, just join in via your phone/tablet/laptop. The Zoom details will be emailed to you once you sign-up.
The movement section of the call and me talking will be recorded and will be sent to you afterwards. The breakout rooms will not be recorded and you can ask me to pause recording at any time.
Maximum 10 women. Minimum numbers apply.
Early bird price $549 AUD including GST if you book before 6pm AEST on Friday 15 July 2022. $597 thereafter.
Non-refundable deposit of $183 AUD.
Payment plans available. Early bird: $183 AUD deposit, then 2 fortnightly payments of $183. Full price: $183 AUD deposit, and then 2 fortnightly payments of $207.
To book your place
Please use the button below to book your place. It will ask you to pay to hold your space in the group (you can pay in full or sign up to the payment plan package).
If we’ve never met before
I’d love to have an informal chat with you, just to make sure that group work is the right thing for you. Scroll down a bit more to see how to book a free 15-min discovery call with me.
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Refund and Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 1 week prior to the programme start date will receive a refund less the non-refundable deposit. Email Sarah at email@example.com. Exemptions may be made at Sarah’s discretion for emergencies.
If you start the group and decide within 7 days that it’s not for you, I am happy to refund you less the non-refundable deposit. Please talk to me and tell me why you are not satisfied. Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Exemptions may be made at Sarah’s discretion for emergencies.
Would you like to talk to me first before you commit?
If we’ve never met before and you’re a bit undecided about whether it’s right for you or not. Let’s have a 15-minute chat on the phone/zoom to talk it through. Completely confidential and with no obligation whatsoever. Just you and me chatting on the phone/zoom.
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Frequently asked questions
Perhaps one of these might answer your burning questions about the program. But if it doesn't feel free to email me email@example.com or book a discovery call/zoom.
Are you worried about "dancing"?
Will it be secure?
The program is delivered via Zoom, with a secure password and waiting room. No one else will be in the group except us.
I'm too shy to be in a group? What would I have to offer a group?
I’d like you to consider something… What if someone’s life is enriched just by you being there? What if a kind word or a kind glance totally makes their day? What if you say one comment and it sparks a life-changing revelation for another person. It causes them to reconsider long-held beliefs and totally change the way they thought about themselves. I know this is true because it happened for me in groups that I was in. Just one comment from a peer totally changed my self-view.
Will it be confidential? Will other members talk about me to other people?
This will be a safe, confidential group environment. I will make that very clear upfront and remind everyone in the first session. You can tell others about your personal experience during the program, but you are not allowed to talk about anyone else or what they experienced. Equally, you are not here to therapise or analyse your peers. You are there to witness them so that they are truly heard and seen. You can say how you felt about a certain thing, but please don’t tell someone else what they may be thinking or feeling.
What am I going to learn from a group that I couldn’t learn from a 1:1 situation?
- Your personal growth within a group setting is often more powerful than individual work as you will feel the support of your peers.
- It gives you an opportunity to see how others affect you, and how you affect others. You may find a group member’s process moving, triggering your own emotions and allowing you to express whatever needs to come up.
- Through interaction with group members, you get to discover and accept previously unknown or unacceptable parts of yourself.
- You learn that you are not alone in dealing with certain emotions/situations.
- It’s a chance to connect with like-minded people in your community and feel a sense of belonging.
- In addition, you learn from the feedback of your peers. The group becomes a mini-version of the outside world where you get to try out new behaviours and get feedback. New neural pathways are created!
What if I can't make all the dates of the course?
That’s a bummer. If you are going on holiday take us with you! All you need is a phone/tablet/laptop, good connection, and space to move. I’ve done online dance classes from hotel rooms. This is designed as a 6-week program so you can’t just dip in and out. There are no discounts if you have to miss a week. But the Zoom session will be recorded and emailed to all participants.
Will the Zoom call be recorded?
Yes the movement parts of the call and me talking will be recorded and sent to you after the session. From memory, Zoom keeps the recording for about 7 days for us. The breakout rooms will NOT be recorded and you can also ask me to pause recording at any time.