Rebel Rules: A Four Week Boundary Skills Course with Melissa Forde
So we can set the world on fire without burning out.
The journey begins on January 21, 2021
Unfair power dynamics have never been more obvious or unsustainable.
In 2020, hundreds of thousands of people died in the biggest public health crisis in modern history (with black and brown communities bearing a disproportionate share of the fatalities), racialized violence was illuminated in epic proportions, democracy in America was threatened and the planet nearly self-combusted under the pressure of our mistreatment.
Living and working within systems that have been specifically designed for some (but not all) creates a life threatening strain on everyone and everything involved.
A lot of change is needed, and it’s needed now.
The people best equipped to imagine and build an equitable new world are also the ones most likely to get overwhelmed
Caring a lot about humans and the planet often comes with an ability to feel deeply.
Experiencing the pain of the world as if it’s our own gives us tremendous insight and can inspire us to become forces of healing change. Feeling too much, however, can flood our systems and cause us to engage in numbing practices (flight) or shut down completely (freeze).
Those of us who are sensitive to the world around us are vulnerable to overwhelm and prone to over-giving because high levels of empathetic awareness are only possible with very permeable boundaries.
Don’t fret though, stretchy boundaries are no problem as long as you know how to work ‘em!
Boundaries are everything
Having healthy, adaptable and clear boundaries allows us to do things like focus our energy on endeavors aligned with our values, rest + recharge when we are tired and protect ourselves from things that drain us — so we have more fuel for the things that really matter.
If you want to meaningfully contribute to the changes needed in our world, Rebel Rules is for you.
This course focuses on how boundaries move and feel.
There’s lots of really interesting things to say about boundaries — yet our bodies always speak louder than words.
Working with our somatic intelligence offers a way more robust and experiential understanding of boundaries than the theoretical frameworks we can only think about with our heads.
This class is for you if:
*You are service oriented and tend to slide into martyrdom or self-sacrifice
*You feel overwhelmed by the level of pain and injustice in the world
*You feel responsible to give more than you are available for
*You override your own needs to please others
*You accept less than you deserve in work, relationships etc
*You avoid things that feel hard (dating, tough conversations, the news…)
*You hold space for others as part of your work in the world
*You have people in your life who repeatedly push back on your limits
*You get sick frequently or have chronic inflammatory/autoimmune issues
*You desire a deeper understanding of and connection to your body
In this class we will:
*Dive into the physiology of connective tissue + nervous system states
*Learn how to track our edges and accurately orient ourselves to our environment
*Practice noticing the signals our bodies send us about our limits
*Explore the shapes + moves that coherently communicate our state to others
*Share stories + laugh a lot
If you can’t attend live, no worries, you can catch up on the recordings whenever works best for you.
Week One: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Week Two: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Week Three: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Week Four: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Each week includes a live class with guided somatic practices
Week One: Containment + Grounding
Learn to track your edges and return to center so you can access your body’s resources, especially during times of conflict or chaos
Week Two: Giving + Receiving
Develop a reliable radar for interpreting the signals your body sends you about your limits so you can find a healthy balance
Week Three: Orientation + Congruence
Practice accurately assessing your environment so you can respond with the most adaptive nervous system state
Week Four: Building Capacity For Discomfort
Increase your physical tolerance for discomfort so you can stand your ground when you need to stick up for yourselves and others
Investment: Choose What You Pay
There are 3 payment options to increase access to this support and information.
Each option provides full access to the course. Please connect with your integrity and choose the price point that best aligns with your current circumstances and the resources you have access to.
For those who need help
(this pays for you at a discounted rate)
($149 after 1/11)
For those with adequate resources
(this pays for you at the full rate)
($199 after 1/11)
For those who have the means to share
(this pays for you and supports another)
($249 after 1/11)
Your gifts are needed. The world can’t afford for you to burn out.