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Thrivecraft Coach Training – applications now open

Accredited Thrivecraft

Coach Training

with Maggie Kay

Become an IICT accredited

Thrivecraft Life Coach

New training programme

October 2017 – June 2018

Is Thrivecraft Coach training for you? 

*  Train and qualify as an accredited Thrivecraft Coach

*  Acquire powerful tools to make a difference in the world

*  Receive business training to succeed in your coaching practice

Thrivecraft is Maggie Kay’s unique blend

of life, business and spiritual coaching.

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Thrivecraft is a registered modality

and approved as a training provider by the

International Institute of Complimentary Therapists (IICT).

The IICT accredits Thrivecraft coach training and

meditation teacher courses, allowing graduates to become

members of the IICT and acquire professional insurance.

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Click Accredited by the IICT to find out more

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The Thrivecraft Coach Training Programme includes:

Home study and once a month group training

at a stunning 100 acre, riverside, country retreat

near Saltash, Cornwall, SW England

* 6 x group Sunday tutorials

* 3 x group weekend workshops

* 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions with Maggie Kay

* Study materials including life coaching and business documents,

workshop videos, tutorial videos, recommended reading

* Home study / case studies / supervision / assignment

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For more info and / or application

email maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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maggie-kay-9090-web Message from Maggie Kay

“I am thrilled to have been running the Thrivecraft Coach training programme since 2013 – the tenth anniversary of my Coaching Practice, Thrivecraft.

The vision to foster a community of  Thrivecraft Associates and train a team of accredited Thrivecraft Coaches has been been there right from the beginning.  And here we are, all these years later, passing on our special formula of Thrivecraft skills and resources.

During our programme, I’ll be sharing over thirty years worth of training, skills and experience and teaching you everything I have.”

final-low-res-badge-logo Calling inspired change makers

Coaches. Therapists. Practitioners. Trainers. Consultants.

Educators. Care professionals. Community & charity workers.

Social entrepreneurs. Ethical business people. Eco entrepreneurs.

Media creators. Artists. Musicians. Performers.

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For more info and/or application pack,

email: maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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Thrivecraft Coach Training Programme

October 2017 – June 2018

Oct / Nov / Dec     Module 1: Life Coaching Essentials – Skills, Tools and Guidelines

Oct 14-15:  Set Your Life Free – complete life coaching process – workshop (& video)

Nov 12:    Training and tutorial day – life coaching skills and coaching practice

Dec 10:     Training and tutorial day – life coaching skills and coaching practice

Home study (videos) of workshop – Essential Life Coaching Skills including EFT and NLP

Home study of Maggie Kay’s Newcastle College Life Coaching certified course

Home study of 10+ video extracts featuring Maggie’s teachings at previous tutorials

Personal mentoring session 1 (on personal study) with Maggie Kay

Jan / Feb / Mar    Module 2: Putting Thrivecraft into Practice – Case studies

Jan 21:      Training and tutorial day – preparing for case studies and coaching practice

Feb 18:    Training and tutorial day – case studies and coaching practice

Mar 17-18:  Soulful Marketing – branding, marketing and pricing workshop

Home study of Maggie Kay’s Do-Be-Do (ILM) Business Coaching certified course

Home study of 10+ video extracts featuring Maggie’s teachings at previous tutorials

Case studies:   3 x case studies consisting of 6 x 1.5 hour sessions.  Keep records.

Personal mentoring session 2 (on business plans) with Maggie Kay

Apr / May / Jun    Module 3: Becoming a Thrivecraft Coach – Completion and graduation

Apr 15:   Training and tutorial day – coaching supervision and assessment

May 20:  Training and tutorial day – coaching supervision and assessment

Jun 16-17:  Say Yes to Abundance workshop with graduation ceremony

Complete study, case studies & business planning.

Submit written assignment and completion statement.

Personal mentoring session 3 (on training completion) with Maggie Kay

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Apply Now

For more info and / or application pack

email maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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The accredited Thrivecraft Coach training includes the following workshops:

Set Your Life Free

Complete Life Coaching Process

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An inspiring, powerful and warm-hearted workshop

to refresh your life and set it in a new direction.

REVIEW your current life situations and relationships

CONNECT with your true purpose and ideal life

MELT AWAY doubts and obstacles

CREATE a do-able onward plan

ACTIVATE your magic

A complete Life Coaching programme in weekend format.

As well as standard Life Coaching processes, this uplifting and inspiring weekend will be laced with powerful teachings and meditations that bring magic into your everyday life.

With a mixture of interactive practical exercises, talks and guided contemplation, there will be opportunities to ask questions and give your comments along the way.

And there will be plenty of time to connect with other participants – typically a high quality group of open minded, friendly people.

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Soulful Marketing

Brand, Price and Market Your Coaching Practice

Attract Ideal Clients With Ease

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* GAIN a stronger sense of who you are, your true purpose,

and the unique gifts you have to offer the world.

* LEARN the magical art of how to magnetise

your ideal clients, customers, investors and collaborators.

   * CLAIM your true self and do what you love.

* CREATE prosperity with authenticity and grace.

* ATTRACT opportunities, synchronicity and flow.

Guided by Maggie & harnessing the visionary input of the group,

you will develop a clear sense of your next steps

towards greater creative expression, prosperity and fulfillment.

Thrivecraft combines spiritual intelligence with practical know-how

to activate a rewarding shift in your life and business.

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Say Yes to Abundance

Opening the Flow of Money and Prosperity

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 An inspiring, powerful and warm-hearted workshop to

* DISCOVER your unique soul-path to prosperity

*  CLEAR AWAY habitual money worry and crippling doubts

*LIBERATE your natural gifts and appreciate your true worth

* CREATE inspiring, soulful money-making ideas and plans

*  FIRE-UP your enthusiasm and set yourself into joyful action

This workshop has been specially created to help you make a shift in consciousness and allow abundance to flow into your life.

To generate enthusiasm, ideas and plans to take action with an authentic heart and fulfilled soul.

Boost your income.  Grow your business.  Up-level your prosprity.

Attract good fortune.  Create synchronicity.

Feel free and joyful.

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Maggie Kay (then known as Srimati) talks to Karen Davies about the first ever Say Yes to Abundance workshop.

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Thrivecraft Coaching Skills

Including NLP and EFT

With Maggie Kay

and Thrivecraft Associates

Elisabeth Stirling (NLP)

and Bill Tucker (EFT)

Life and Business Coaching skills for professionals, teachers, educators, coaches, therapists, business people and for personal, relationships and home life.

Maggie Kay is founder of Maggie Kay Wisdom and Thrivecraft.

 www.maggiekaywisdom.com

Elisabeth Stirling is a NLP Master Practitioner and voice coach

www.elisabethstirlingNLP.com

Bill Tucker is an expert Practitioner in EFT and German New Medicine

www.eftandmatrix.com

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Apply Now

For more info and / or application pack

email maggie@maggiekaywisdom.com

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Diving for Pearls – new book coming soon

I am delighted to announce that my new book – Diving for Pearls: The Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love – will be published on 29th September 2017.

Look out for my special pre-release launch event early in 2017 for an opportunity to buy your own personally signed copies ahead of the official publication date.

And for book signing events in the UK and USA from the autumn – to be announced.

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Dive For Your Pearls

This book is part true love story and part how-to guide. In these pages, I take you with me on the spiritual adventure of my life and share how I eventually found what I was longing for – deep trust in my own inner wisdom and a true love, soul mate and life partner that can meet me on all levels. Along with the story, I share the insights and learning that lit the way for me with the hope that this will also help illuminate your path of love and wisdom.

My quest for wisdom began when I was a child, trying to figure out if church had the answers to life’s big questions. Continuing by studying psychology at university, I was profoundly affected by the death of my father and discovered the practice of meditation. For nearly two decades thereafter, I trained for and became an ordained Buddhist.

But wisdom wasn’t enough. Although denying it for many years, deep down I also ached to be properly partnered by a soul mate – a true love that shared every aspect of my life. A series of experiences finally brought me to fulfill that destiny and the ensuing spiritual renaissance resulted in the resigning of my ordination and the founding of Thrivecraft – an inspirational coaching practice providing a universal path of love and wisdom for all.

Echoing my own journey, the first half of Pearls is about inner wisdom. Along with this part of my story, I share tips and teachings on meditation, mindfulness and intuition so that you too can tune in to your own natural inner wisdom.

The second half focuses on finding true love and includes my ‘Get Ready For Love’ step-by-step guide. I also describe how inner wisdom continues to serve a deepening relationship once you’ve met a partner (or, indeed, reveals when it is time to move on).

It is my dear wish that you will be inspired by my story and tips, transported by a special ‘Ask Your Inner Wisdom’ meditation I have created and recapture your natural entitlement to be completely guided and supported in all that you do. Go ahead and find the kind of love and wisdom that you so desire and so deserve. Dive for your pearls – they are right here and they are all yours.

Maggie Kay

 

 


Reclaiming Maggie Kay

As I complete writing my forthcoming book – Diving for Pearls: Discovering Inner Wisdom – I am concluding with my account of reclaiming my original name, Maggie Kay, last year.  I’ve been looking at the videos I took at the time to remind myself of the magic of that occasion.  And so, I thought I’d share it with you again and re-post my blog from the summer of 2013…

This summer I changed my name from Srimati to Maggie Kay.

I’ve been known as Srimati for 20 years – a spiritual name given to me when I was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1993.  And although I resigned my ordination 11 years ago and no longer consider myself to be a Buddhist (preferring to embrace all spiritual traditions), I kept my beautiful spiritual name until now.

So why the change?

The idea came out of the blue – well from the heavens to my husband Pat, as it was he who had the sudden insight to make the change after talking with me about some old unconscious beliefs I was letting go of.  But it felt so right!   I knew as soon as Pat suggested it that it was what I would do.

We could see that being called Srimati was keeping me subtly but powerfully linked to aspects of Buddhism that I no longer resonate with.  And it was blocking me from claiming my true spiritual inheritance from my family name, ancestors and magical Scottish homeland.

I gave myself the summer to make the changes.  It has been a profound, rich, intimate inner process (as anyone who has changed their name may tell you) and has also required a bit of practical work including re-branding my business.

In August, Pat and I had a wonderful holiday in Scotland.  On our first night, wanting to honour my ancestors, we visited the birthplace of my Great Grandmother, Mary Kay, whose name has been passed down at least five generations on my mother’s side to me.

Here is a video I took that morning, speaking about my great grandmother, Mary Kay:-

After enjoying a delightful week with my mum on the Isle of Cumbrae, Pat and I spent our last night in Scotland near the Scottish Buddhist retreat centre, Dhanakosa, where I had been ordained and given the name Srimati.

In this video I am standing on the lochside by the retreat centre, reflecting on my ordination as Srimati:-

The following morning, I conducted my own private ceremony to lovingly lay aside my Buddhist name, Srimati, in the very shrine room where I was publicly ordained.

I took the video camera into the shrine room with me to catch this spontaneous but powerful ceremonial moment:-

And so Srimati ‘radiant mind’ has become Maggie Kay ‘pearl fire’.

My friends have been adapting with love and understanding (some of them affectionately calling me Srimaggie for a while to help them with the transition!) and my mum is very happy I’ve chosen to reclaim the beautiful names she gave me at birth.

There have been a few moments when I’ve missed being Srimati and have been feeling strangely ‘naked’ as Maggie Kay, but I know I am embodying more of myself than ever before.

It is good to be back!


Love Your Inner Demons

Who’s in charge here?

I woke up the other morning dreaming that a busy, uncommunicative parking attendant gave me a £416 fine (very specifically, £416!). In protest, I went marching through endless council offices, speaking to person after person, explaining that there had been a mistake – I’d only been there for a moment and was away buying my ticket and hadn’t done anything wrong! But no-one was listening. They just kept repeating their silly rules and insisting that I’d better pay £416 or they’d double the fine. It was so unfair and so frustrating!

Now, its said that all the characters in your dreams represent an aspect of yourself. Hmmn – so I have an inner officious, busy, uncommunicative, petty minded beauracrat, do I?…  Oh yes! I recognise her well!

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Years ago, when I was part of a Buddhist right livelihood team running an ethical gift shop (a job I loved, but that’s another story) I found my inner officious, busy, uncommunicative, petty minded beauracrat alright. I called her Helga. She was a big, loud, tank-like, German bossy boots who liked everything exactly her own way and for no one to get in it. (Excuse the national type-casting. I do actually relish characteristically German directness and two of my very best friends are German.)

Helga would march around her territory – the throws and cushion department – making sure not a fold was out of place. God forbid someone would talk to her, or worse still, ask her to do something else whilst her mind was on the task!  Nowadays, Helga is only usually in evidence at Christmas time when I’m cooking for my guests . “Can I help with ….” “NO!” Helga barks before my poor sister-in-law can finish her sentence. “I’m better on my own!”

Bless her, my mum is similarly self-determining. Her kitchen is her domain and its best to stay clear whilst she’s busy preparing a meal. Like my mum, I love to express my love by providing meals for friends and family and want the kitchen to be all mine as I’m doing so.  Also like my mum, I generally think I know best and want to do things MY way, even if it means exhausting myself because I’m incapable of delegating. You can see how this connects with ‘over-giving’ and it not occurring to me to say no, traits I also share with my remarkably generous and extremely dynamic mother.

Love Your Inner Parking Attendant

So the moral of this tale is that it pays to love your inner parking attendant, or any other het-up inner character who pipes up and misbehaves when you are under duress. Making friends with them (or even giving them a pet name like Helga) is the best way to make sure that you remain in overall command of how you behave, not them. If these guys remain unrecognised and un-named they have a habit of taking over automatically and wreaking havoc with your life.

The tricky time is when you are not even aware that we have a Helga or whoever in operation. Some unconscious part of you has been activated by a situation and off it goes pontificating or whining or bashing other people and your bigger self is powerless to do anything about it. It’s like you are possessed. Eventually, rant over, you come around to yourself again and wonder what happened. But by then it’s too late…

However, spotting your particular tendency to flip out (and the situations that trigger them) is really helpful. Even better, giving this aspect of your personality a pet name allows you to have a humourous, affectionate relationship with it. You can then give this protesting character some recognition, validation and attention without letting it take over inappropriately. It’s exactly like handling a naughty child.

And so I’ve also come to understand the good that Helga stands for.  She has very high standards and is prepared to work hard to achieve excellence. Actually, she is quite talented and makes an exceptionally good job of things. She is proactive and strong and determined. (Part of my previous Buddhist name, Srimati, reflects this positive aspect. Mati can mean determination or strong mindedness).

The down side of Helga is that she is superior and up herself. She doesn’t rate anyone else or trust that they can do anything useful to help.  Superiority is, in fact, a state of defensive fear – you compare yourself with others and set yourself apart in a misguided attempt to protect yourself.  You don’t like what you think you see in someone else (some form of weakness or vulnerability) and don’t want to have anything to do with it because you can’t admit to your own weaknesses.  However, in cutting yourself off from others (and any experience of vulnerability) you also sever your connection with your true nature which is total and absolute BLISS.

To allow yourself to be connected and intimate with others means allowing yourself to be open and vulnerable. It means admitting that you suffer sometimes, that you are fallible, mortal and fragile. It means being HONEST about your human experience and condition – that failure, loss, and pain are an intrinsic part of being alive.

Oh , Jeez, if we could only just surrender to our true feelings and honour the fragility and impermanence of all things, then we would experience incredible tenderness and joy – that we are utterly linked with one another, that there is indescribable, breath-taking beauty in every moment, that we can totally let go and float on an infinite sea of divine care.

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Relaxing into the Fragile Mess

In the modern, developed world we live in a culture where fragility, unpleasantness, suffering, illness, pain and death are kept as far out of consciousness as possible. We create great armies of thought-police and institutions and industries to uphold our collective denial. We work and spend ourselves senseless and never pause long enough to breathe properly, never mind smell the coffee! And then when we get to the top of our ambition mountain – the successful husband and kids, the million dollars in our bank account, the huge house overlooking the sea – we wonder why life feels hollow, that we are not truly happy.

Have you ever wondered why ordinary people in poor parts of the undeveloped world seem so happy? Have you noticed the sparkle in their eyes, the bright colours that they wear, the connection they have with one another despite being surrounded by abject suffering? Well, I don’t know for sure, but it’s my guess that these simple people are living in a way which actually allows them to stay in touch with their true humanity in a way that eludes us in the developed world. And I wonder if the key to that humanity is to allow our natural experience of vulnerability and suffering to be a full part of our experience without fear.

Poor old Helga! What a lot she’s missing out on. If she could only realise that it’s okay to get it ‘wrong’, that the world won’t fall apart if a cushion is out of place or a Christmas dinner is late. If only she could relax and laugh and enjoy the great, chaotic play of people and events around her, muddling along, making mistakes, supporting each other, getting there somehow. She might notice that her shoulders are aching or that she’s really hungry, but there would be something so sweet about admitting that she, too, is a delicate human being. She would feel at home in this great fragile mess of perfect imperfection and finally realise that the point of life is not to strive to keep it all in order, but to let go and enjoy it just as it is.


Life Coaching, NLP and EFT Workshop

Thrivecraft Coaching Skills:

Including NLP and EFT

With Maggie Kay

and Thrivecraft Associates

Elisabeth Stirling (NLP)

and Bill Tucker (EFT)

Totnes, Devon, UK

Sat 9th / Sun 10th November 2013

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Life Coaching Skills and Techniques

including

Emotional Freedom Techniques – EFT

Neuro Linguistic Repatterning – NLP

Life and Business Coaching skills for professionals, teachers, educators, coaches, therapists, business people and for personal, relationships and home life.

Maggie Kay is founder of Maggie Kay Wisdom and Thrivecraft.

 www.maggiekaywisdom.com

Elisabeth Stirling is a NLP Master Practitioner and voice coach

www.elisabethstirlingNLP.com

Bill Tucker is an expert Practitioner in EFT and German New Medicine

www.eftandmatrix.com

At Totnes Natural Health Centre

  £235 / £149

 includes lunches and refreshments

For more info and to book, click orange button below:

Eventbrite - Thrivecraft Coaching & Communication Skills incl NLP & EFT

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