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A 7-week Program
With Transformational Leaders and Teachers
SARK
(Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) and
Dr. Scott Mills, PhD
New Live Training Starts
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Make the inner shifts to free your natural creative expression and birth your memoir, novel, blog or screenplay in a beautiful, easeful and joyful way.

Can you imagine writing an entire book and enjoying every moment of the journey?

That may sound like a stretch for most of us, but multiple bestselling author SARK has done it 17 times and her books have sold 2 million copies!

The best part is that she has FUN through the whole process because she has a writing practice that respects the natural, joyful rhythms of creativity. She knows what it takes to get into a creative flow AND when a wild romp through the woods is better than fretting at your desk.

Freeing your writer’s voice is all about connecting with the juicy, wild, creative energy that wants to move through you, which is quite natural when you open yourself wide enough to write in a state of joy and magic.

When you do, watch out! The world will beat a path to your door (or book, or business).

That’s because powerful writing is magnetic. People are drawn to your stories and drawn to YOU because you are liberating them with your words.

When you open to writing in a state of joyful flow, you craft stories that enliven, inspire and liberate others. You touch the hearts and souls of others because you are in touch with your own heart and soul.

Writing can become more like a dance than a chore — a freeing form of creative self-expression in which your words dance off the page, samba off your lips, and sashay into the hearts of your readers.

This is the real secret to successful writing: it is disciplined AND joyful, focused AND fun.

That’s because your emotional state infuses your words. Words written as a boring task will carry that heaviness when you write them. Words written with delight will dance off the page.

Liberate Yourself AND Others

So if you are eager to express yourself creatively through writing and write something you can be proud of (and that truly touches others ), then it’s time to learn from the most delightful and delicious mentors in the business.

SARK and her creative teaching partner Scott are offering a 7-week online program in which they distill a lifetime of successfully applied techniques that can liberate your authentic writing voice and develop a delightful writing practice!

They will put you on a journey of real creative freedom, one in which you recognize your writing practice is a chance to let your soul shine through.

They will show you that the most powerful writer’s voice is the one that is unmistakably YOU, rather than following the forms, rhythms or metaphors of someone else.

Freeing your writer’s voice will lead you to buried treasures and hidden delights. You’ll discover that many of the experiences you’ve held with embarrassment or even shame can become portals into a fully expressed life.

It’s about being TRUE to who you are, in all the wonderfully weird, wacky or quirky ways that you might show only to your innermost circle.

They will take you on a liberating romp into the heart of writing and expressing your truth.

They will have you laughing your way to more freedom and bringing more playfulness into your writing practice. They will make writing far more FUN. And the funny thing is, by making your writing journey more joyful, you’ll actually generate better results.

Whether it’s daring to make a new metaphorical pirouette or turning an embarrassing experience into humor, SARK and Scott will invite you to expand your paradigm of what writing really entails.

Ultimately, it’s about shedding layers of constriction, fear and old habits to reveal the radiant gem that is YOU.

Writing With Joy and Ease

If you want to become a more powerful beacon of light and write from your passion, SARK and Scott will show you how.

You’ll learn how to write in short bursts of creative inspiration. When the juice isn’t there, you’ll have the permission to do something else to creatively recharge and enjoy yourself.

Great writing comes from when we are most relaxed, most at ease and most authentically ourselves. When we deprogram around HOW we write, we end up with writing that touches, moves and inspires people.

During this illuminating 7-week journey, you’ll:

If you’ve been yearning to put your ideas onto the page and generate writing that gets you noticed, SARK and Scott will show you how their time-tested approach can deliver real results.

Whether you want to write a memoir, blog for your business, or generate stories that sell, they’ll light the way to writing that sparkles, dazzles and enchants.

If you have something important inside you that wants to come out, but you’re not sure how you’ll ever get it done, this course is for you.

Embrace Your Creative Genius

At the heart of a successful book, article or marketing copy for your business is an authentic voice unique to you that truly inspires your readers.

Every week you will be writing and sharing your writing as well as learning tools and strategies that have helped some of the best writers in the world to write joyfully and powerfully.

You will engage in creative games and prompts that get you writing — even on days that you don’t feel like it, think you’re too busy, or just plain don’t wanna do it.

You’ll discover how to care for your writer’s soul and embrace your creative genius.

You’ll learn tools and strategies that SARK and Scott have taught to writers around the world to help you bring your words to life.

And you will be able to ask your questions and get mentoring from two of the most empowering, fun and successful mentors in the world!

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks

Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

In this 7-week transformational writing journey, SARK and Scott will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to confidently speak your truth through your writing — with vulnerability and joy — to bring your unique message to the world.

Each weekly, LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to overcome your inner critic and playfully sustain your writing path.

Please note: Scott will be absent for two sessions, during which time you will have the opportunity to discover writing approaches from other uniquely gifted writing teachers.

Module 1: Welcome Home to Your Writer’s Self
Revealing Your Magnificence (September 14)

Most people come to their writing thinking they have just a few good stories or ideas — a limited capacity to create — when they actually have so much more to offer. They have powerful stories they’ve forgotten or places in their lives that can touch another deeply. In this first session, you’ll take stock to discover all the amazing assets you have to work with.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Step into your own worth as a writer with something very important to say
  • Be reminded of the passion and excitement that initially drew you to writing
  • Reconnect to your passion and let it fuel you so you can write with joy and delight
  • Get clear about what you really are most wanting to share, whether it be with your next-door neighbor or the world

“When you know the heart of your message, it’s much easier to ‘shout our barbaric yelps from the rooftops of the world.’" — Walt Whitman

Module 2: Find Your Writer’s Voice (September 21)

This week, you’ll dive into your unique writer’s voice. We all have perspectives on the world that are different from anyone else’s and that didn’t come before you and will not come after you. Dr. Scott likes to say, “You are the only version of your song that the universe will ever sing.” So, we’ll explore how to inhabit your uniqueness.

(This is really counter to what so many creative people have been told all their lives — just fit in, be normal — but in writing we have to unlearn all that nonsense.)

In this module, you’ll:

  • Discover your own unique perspective on the world. (You are more unique than you know)
  • Practice using your unique perspective to draw out the heart of your stories and make them come alive for your reader. (Even something as simple a walk around the block can be given a particular aliveness when it is shared through your unique lens)
  • Give yourself permission to be free. (One the biggest obstacles newer writers have is the notion that they have to be like someone else. Won’t it be fun to discover what it means to live outside the boundaries of normal in your writing?)

Module 3: Discover Your Treasure Chest of Stories (September 28)

SARK has been cultivating her storytelling skills since the first grade, when she declared to her mother that she should do show-and-tell every day. (And she did just that, learning how to hold the attention of even the most sophisticated sixth graders.) The power of stories to transform, enlighten, excite, inspire and more lies at the heart of your writing. And this week, we will help you discover how to bring your stories to life.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Understand the elements of a really good story
  • Discover how to unleash your whole being to bring your full heart, mind and body to your writing. (When one of these elements is missing, stories often seem flat and unappealing)
  • Learn to tell a story from multiple angles so you can add depth to each character in the tale

Module 4: How to Take Naps, Relax a Lot & Still Write More Than Most People Ever Dream of (October 5)

This week, you’ll discover the micromovements of writing — how to create a writing practice that goes with you. (Here’s a little secret — there is no right way to write a book or a story. There is only a right way for you — and we’ll help you discover that "write" way, so you can write a lot more than you thought possible without having to force yourself or feel bad when you skip a day.)

In this module, you’ll:

  • Discover MicroMOVEments, a process of taking tiny steps that cause huge results — you’ll get more writing started and completed
  • Shift your mind to think less about writing and, instead, write more
  • Learn how to prepare yourself for writing, so when you are ready to write so are your words

Module 5: You’re Stronger Than the “Monsters” (October 12)

This week, we’ll focus on the advanced (ninja level) strategies for dealing with your inner critics, so they don’t sabotage your writing efforts. These are techniques to help you tap the deep inner wisdom already within you so you can speak your truth more clearly and, thus, bring more depth and power to your writing.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Discover how to manage your inner critics, so they don’t manage you — and your writing life. (These techniques can also ease the inner critics in other areas of your life)
  • Learn tricks to turn off your critical inner dialogue
  • Discover how to squelch the distractions that seem to flood your head as soon as you sit down to write: Did I leave the stove on? Is the door locked? Does the dog need to go for a walk?
  • Discover easy ways to quiet your mind and make space for your creative genius to come out and play

Module 6: Dissolving Writer’s Blocks (October 19)

For years, SARK has been telling people that writer’s block doesn’t exist. There are days when you are tired, there are days when you don’t feel like writing, but there are always words to flow — if you let them. This week, you’ll discover some of our favorite ways to jumpstart your writing process.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Discover the real cause of "writer’s block" — the same thing that keeps you from doing many of the things that you most want to (most people call this self-sabotage)
  • Find out how to work with self-sabotaging parts of yourself so you can get over the blocks and into action
  • Learn how to get in the flow fast with a box of tricks that can break through the barriers in even the most “blocked” writer

Module 7: Writing With Joy & Explosive Creativity (October 26)

Does your creative energy come in a trickle or a torrent? Are you a channel for creative energy or a generator? So many people can become exhausted by the writing process. But when you know how to ride the creative waves, your writing can flow freely.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Learn to enter a creative zone, where your brain turns off all the other stuff. (It’s a little like taking the plunge into Wonderland where anything is possible. You just have to decide which direction you’d like to go)
  • Give yourself permission to delight in your writing first, so that others can be delighted as well
  • Dare to breathe life into the big writing project your heart is longing to create

The Setting Your Writer’s Voice Free Bonus Collection

In addition to SARK and Scott’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the program — and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Writers’ Wonderland Interviews
Audio Dialogues With SARK and Leading Visionaries

In these three, color-full conversations with luminaries Christine Kloser, Dr. Christiane Northrup and Danielle LaPorte, SARK asks all the deep, bold questions you’d wish to ask, and they provide their wise and sometimes revealing answers. You’ll receive “uncut” recordings of these free-flowing, juicy and irreverent discussions — inspiration guaranteed!

Overcoming Your Fears of the Publishing Industry
Audio Dialogue With SARK and Christine Kloser

Christine Kloser is the award-winning author of The Freedom Formula and Conscious Entrepreneurs. She is widely recognized as an expert in the field of conscious entrepreneurship having spoken alongside such luminaries as Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Joe Vitale, Arielle Ford, James Twyman and Marianne Williamson. Christine coaches entrepreneurs to embrace a new paradigm of success... helping them experience true freedom and fulfillment in their life and their business. Her teachings have impacted thousands of entrepreneurs around the world through coaching, speaking, teaching, writing... and dozens of media outlets worldwide including the Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Constitution-Journal, Leadership Excellence, WomenEntrepreneur.com and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Learn to Tell Yourself a New Story
Audio Dialogue With SARK and Dr. Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup, MD is a visionary pioneer and the world’s leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind, body, emotions and spirit. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup teaches women how to thrive at every stage of life. Following a career as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology for over 25 years, Dr. Northrup has dedicated her life to inspiring women to flourish. She encourages women to create health on all levels by tuning into their inner wisdom. She is the author of many books including Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and Beautiful Girl.

Putting Your Opinion Out Into the World
Audio Dialogue With SARK and Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place online for kick-ass spirituality,” and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.

What People Are Saying About SARK and Scott Mills...

We, in this world, and this weary old world itself, have a great gaping need for SARK.
— Maya Angelou

SARK has laid out the path for us to transform our lives no matter what the world throws at us.
— Chip Conley, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels

Scott Mills is truly one of our time’s most gifted Evolutionary Leaders who has a talent for bridging the transformational divide for those feeling called to step into the next evolution of who we are meant to be.
— Jane Deuber, CEO, Virtual Training Academy

SARK makes us realize what’s important in life more pleasure, joy, love and mangoes!
— Marc Allen, Bestselling Author

Scott’s work... has everything to do with... diving deep into exploring AND manifesting ALL possibilities into being to achieve the massively abundant lives we are all here to realize. My term for him is the “What If Wizard.”
— Dan Fowler, Owner, Red River Productions and Imagination

Thank you [SARK] for helping us redefine and rewrite our own love story so we see only possibility.
— Suzanne Evans, Bestselling Author

My work with Scott has been life changing and I don’t use that phrase lightly. On a daily basis I use the insights and exercises he has shared with me. Because of the work we’ve done together I have a more fulfilled life.
— Jeff Lehman, Lehman Organizing Solutions

Join the Global Community

Setting Your Writer’s Voice Free not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.

This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With SARK and Dr. Scott Mills

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with transformational leaders SARK and Dr. Scott Mills — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your writer’s voice. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson, you’ll have the option to do related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Setting Your Writer’s Voice Free Bonus Collection

  • Writers’ Wonderland Interviews
    Audio Dialogues With SARK and Leading Visionaries
    • Overcoming Your Fears of the Publishing Industry
      Audio Dialogue With SARK and Christine Kloser
    • Learn to Tell Yourself a New Story
      Audio Dialogue With SARK and Dr. Christiane Northrup
    • Putting Your Opinion Out Into the World
      Audio Dialogue With SARK and Danielle LaPorte

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Setting Your Writer’s Voice Free Virtual Training

We’re honored that SARK and Dr. Scott Mills have chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive, LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with two transformational teachers whose well-schooled insights and playful, yet transformative, teachings are helping us find our true writing voices — and bring our unique selves out into the world — with joy and ease.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from SARK and Scott’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you are serious about liberating and sharing your authentic writer’s voice, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

About SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy)

SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is a bestselling author, artist and teacher, with 17 titles in print and well over two million books sold. She comes from a background of creative expression and inspires others through her teachings in books, products and programs to support empowered living. SARK’s purpose is to be an uplifter, a transformer and a laser beam of love. She does that through her art, words and spirit. She is also the founder and Creative Fountain of Planet SARK, a thriving business that creates innovative products and services to support empowered living. SARK lives and creates gladly in San Francisco, California.

About Dr. Scott Mills, PhD

What happens when you take an insatiable curiosity about human nature, add a quirky sense of humor, a deeply compassionate spirit and an intense commitment to developing amazing leaders in the world? Well, of course, you get Dr. Scott.

Scott has been dedicated to supporting individuals and businesses to step beyond themselves for the last twenty years. Unique in the world of leadership development and human transformation, not just for his emphasis on the science that creates deep and lasting change but also for the breadth of the tools that he draws on, Scott is consistently offering new ways of thinking about life, new tools for stepping quickly into the change that people most want and all in a way that respects all of who you are and where you have come from.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.

I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is September 28th, 2016. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we'll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we'd love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we'll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.