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Your Life Matters, by Junie Swadron

Do you want to write your story but you . . . 

  • –Feel like you don’t have a story worth telling?
  • –Lost your voice along the way?
  • –Think there are many stories out there like yours already?
  • –Imagine what your husband, your lover, business associate, or children . . . would think if they ever read your book?
  • –Even if you are an entrepreneur with something completely unique and valuable to offer, do you have your own list of reasons why it may not work for you?

We all have fears around writing our stories, and if we don’t acknowledge that our life is the most important one of all and that the stories we want to tell are worthy, then what justice do we do for our creative and career enhancing pursuits?

The intention is that once you learn all the reasons why you CAN write your book, you’ll be saying an absolute YES to joining a group of committed upcoming authors in my Your Life Matters! Author Mentorship Program.

Why am I so confident about that? Because of the fantastic results that people like you, who have felt trepidation, have received. Testimonials are below — read on!

Book a free call with Junie to discuss the program
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
The Author Mentorship Program is for you if . . .

You want to write your memoir:

✔️ To leave as a legacy for your family

✔️ To share your wisdom far and wide (consultancy, talks, workshops, etc.)

You’re an entrepreneur and you want to:

✔️ Stand out in your chosen field

✔️ Add credibility to your name

✔️ Share your story and how you got to where you are now

✔️ Use your book as a professional calling card

✔️ Have your book available for sale at online and live events

YOUR INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF
AND YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR INCLUDES:

✔️ Achieving your life-long dream of writing your book!

✔️ Comprehensive 10-week program — You will be given very specific lessons on how to write your book – both for memoir writers and entrepreneurs sharing their unique services and products.

✔️ Publishing package exclusive opportunity — A personal endorsement and introduction by me to the CEO of my New York publishers, Morgan James and the CEO of International Publishing Company: Spotlight Publishing! 

✔️ Free publicity — Free publicity in front of a brand new audience— the opportunity to have an exclusive VIP Interview with me about you and your book on my podcast, The Soul Connection Podcast. 

✔️ Busting through your blocks — Write with confidence and ease.

✔️ Private discussion forum — Interact with your fellow writers 24/7. Post your questions, concerns, musings, inspirations — basically give and receive support with your cohorts about your book and book process throughout the 10 weeks of the course. I’ll hop on as well as your faithful cheerleader!

✔️ Ongoing classes  — Meet with your fellow up-and-coming authors once a week on our private Zoom coaching calls.

✔️ Learn to write from the most empowered part of you as you are mentored by me, a best-selling author, playwright, book-writing coach, and psychotherapist in writing the most compelling book while at the same time, heal any unresolved trauma or wounds still niggling in you.

Allow the hard lessons of life to become your greatest gifts and inspire others by how you did it.


✔️
Becoming part of a conscientious group of writers, just like you, readying themselves to have their works published. This isn’t just a gathering of people. No, it is the formation of a sacred circle, honouring your life’s journeys where kindness is the # 1 tenet while offering up suggestions to enhance each other’s work.

 

 ✔️ Opportunity to attend the Author Mentorship Bootcamp Retreat in Beautiful British Columbia following this course. It will be a celebratory time to meet in person as well as provide focused time to continue working on your book. (Covid dependent) **Additional Fee

 

You will finalize your book, receive specific one-on-one guidance from me on next steps, and preparatory training at a mock book launch.

 

  • I really appreciated Junie's Author Mentorship Program. It was amazing to do this journey with other authors and hear their profound stories. I think that was a highlight for me, to share the vulnerability of writing together and being encouraged forward by Junie. Junie listens really well and challenges us with such a clear but gentle touch.Angelyn Toth

  • Junie brings her enormous heart and ignited spirit to each lesson, as well as to each and every person. She is a creative wellspring, inspired and supportive, and that all comes through. Thank you Junie for sharing your gifts and experience with us!Patricia Campbell

  • It was really good for me to have a place to express myself in writing—to do the actual writing itself and sharing it with the others. You are right, writing has the ability to heal.Dre Lavack

  • It truly has been a sacred circle, to be able to go so deep within myself to places that often hurt, to clear the pain and move further into my healing and also to go deep within to revel in my blessings. Then to be witnessed and to witness the others. What a privilege!Rae Bilash

  • Junie, you are a delightful guide and mentor and have incredible capacity for compassion and insight. Your course keeps me focused on enveloping the reader to sense and feel what I was feeling. Elisabeth Gelb

  • I deeply appreciate the way Junie encourages her students to be comfortable and fearless at the same time. I found that I could go further than I’d expected in my writing, and this course inspired me to continue to work at this craft. I hope to take more courses with Junie in the future!Melanie Cook

  • This course has given me the opportunity to revisit experiences of joy and pain and to eventually and gradually realize the deep sacred gift of each person and of each experience in my life. And also to take responsibility for all of the reflections of myself these people and experiences have been. Thank you for providing such a healing, safe space to reveal what has been so difficult to express even in private before.Rosemary Anderson

  • “I wasn’t prepared for what happened in your writing class. I wasn’t prepared for you. Somehow, through your gentleness, caring and warmth, together with your knowledge and skills, you have created a space where I can feel safe and begin to tell my story in ways not before available to me. Your commitment and total belief in the process, little by little, removed my blocks and barriers to new awareness. Writing, once my survival tool, has now become a gift to be honoured and cherished.”Anna Danylchuk

  • With her previous experience as a psychotherapist, Junie has a gift for molding a group of strangers from different backgrounds into a support group for each other. Especially helpful is selecting a writing buddy. Junie shows how to gather ideas for stories and how to structure one’s book. She provides a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere and a safe place for struggling writers to share the tears and fears. I have taken many courses from her over the years and highly recommend this course.Ella Brown

  • The greatest joy for me in the Author Mentorship Program was the fact that not only is Junie an accomplished writer, but she is a practising psychotherapist, which was the crowning touch. Not only did we as a group receive invaluable encouragement and validation in the pursuit of writing our memoirs, but the magical healing of obstacles and roadblocks we had installed by our own subconscious volition. The soulful weekly lessons and personal one-on-one via Zoom or phone with Junie were the catalysts that propelled me to the knowledge that I could do this even though I had never been a writer before this course. What a hell of an experience that changed my life forever! The glorious joy of self-discovery and truly embracing my strengths and gifts are my takeaways from this revolutionary writing course. For me, the top two experiences of my personal growth were being with a group of like-minded people while being led by a truly remarkable coach.Joan Sullivan

  • I'm really glad I signed up for Junie’s Your Life Matters Author Mentorship program. It was exactly what I needed. I was able to fit it in to my busy life and I learned valuable practices that will continue to serve me well in the future. I am leaving with a new level of confidence and a belief that achieving my dream of writing a book about my life really is possible. Also, I was mind blown by the inner healing that occurred for me. Before the course I hadn't realized how much I was still standing in my own way. To the extent I knew I was holding myself back I was not clear about what was holding me back. Now, I have new clarity and a plan.Beth Lewter

  • At first I was not really sure about this workshop but in the end I am happy to have been a part of it. Thank you for opening your home and heart to us. You provided a safe environment and encouraged us—no judgments, but truths. You helped me to believe that I have a story and that it is worth writing down—especially because of the healing that it has brought me. In your sharing it shows how courageous and strong you have been on your journey and that overflowed during our time together. Blessings to you.Wendy Kenny

  • Each week you set the tone for healing and loving work. I showed up like a drenched cat, desperate for hope in the latter weeks. And you were there—with kind eyes, with thoughtful words and hope that is real with listening that I have rarely seen in any setting. I hear the Creator and your soul speaking to me and I am so filled with gratitude. You held in there beyond our fears, beyond our resistance, beyond our wanting to hide out. Your determination to be there and not give up on us, on me—is so honourable and loving. You didn’t have to do this. You chose to and I am so lucky.Laura Lane

  • I believe Junie Swadron has the rare gift of originality, both in her work, her teaching methods and her way of life. In her classes, I was able to dust off my cobwebbed imagination and confidence, oil my rusted brain and actually share ALOUD what I had written! An almost otherworldly depth arose for me—high quality fertilizer for my parched mind, heart and soul. I thank you, Junie, for being a kind and determined angel of art, supporting the best in us all.Julia Jirik

  • Junie gave me permission, skills and encouragement to take feelings to thoughts and thoughts to words. My life stories were eddying about. Writing them has opened new spaces inside me and opened the doors and windows on my creativity. Christie Eng

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
  • Ten (10) weekly 2-hour Zoom calls.
  • Two private 60-minute 1-on-1 calls with me. One near the beginning of the program, and one toward the end of the program.
  • Weekly teaching, sharing and homework.
  • Hot Seat work — one or more individuals will work with me on certain Zoom coaching calls. What serves one serves the whole.
  • Zoom break-out rooms for group witnessing of your writing.
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HOW TO APPLY

Select the best date for us to have a 45-minute call about the program here in my calendar.

When booking your one-on-one call, you’ll be asked to answer a few questions. Answer the questions as thoroughly and honestly as possible and take some time to feel into your responses.

This is not a test; it’s an opportunity for you to explore your truths about your goals and dreams of being an author. Look at the questionnaire as an intuitive process and allow your thoughts to flow.

Your answers will become the foundation of our telephone conversation so that we can determine if the Author Mentorship Program is right for you.

By the end of our Author Mentorship Program call together you will be confident and ready to learn how to write your book.

Please be sure to review our cancellation policy here

WHAT WE'LL COVER EACH WEEK
to review the lesson plan for each week, click on the drop down arrow within the blocks below
LESSON 1
Answering the Call

Welcome to Your New Book-Writing Community!

This is your introduction and overview for the 10-week Your Life Matters Author Mentorship Program.

You Will Learn to:

  1. Come to know that you’ve arrived at the right place at the right time, answering the call of your heart.
  2. Fully relax into knowing why our paths have intersected exactly at this time, as we shake hands and agree to walk this sacred path together.
  3. Dig deeper into your WHY for writing your book. Gain access to your deepest clarity and truth so that you can move forward with confidence.
  4. Discover the joy of working together with others (your cohorts) who are writing their books in a non-judgemental, safe, and supportive environment at the same time as you and with you. You will be seen, heard, acknowledged for who you are, and have the opportunity to do the same for others.
LESSON 2
The Extensive Road Map

Structure and Organization

You Will:

  1. Be given the practical organizational tools you need to begin writing your book. From creating a sacred writing space, scheduling writing times, how to stay motivated, when to use pen, and when to use a keyboard.
LESSON 3
From Fear to Feast

You Will Learn to:

  1. Move from self-doubt, procrastination paralysis — “I’m scared” — to loving yourself into action.
  2. Identify your favourite fears and saboteurs of the past and replace them with the healing powers of intention, courage, and commitment towards breaking free of self-defeating traps.
  3. Find excitement in the stories you wish to write and explore the idea of using your book as a calling card for talks and workshops that you’ll be delivering.
  4. Identify the target audience for your written content. Readers that will benefit greatly from what you’ve learned through the course of your life.

If the main purpose of your book is to leave a legacy for your family, then they will come to know even more about you as you discover your deepest, truest authentic voice, and in reading the stories about you that they may never have known!

LESSON 4
Let’s Write!

Unabashed, Unashamed, Unapologetic, and Unstoppable You!

You Will Learn to:

  1. Reflect on the life stories and circumstances that have made you who you are today — the beautiful, love-filled stories, as well as those that almost tore you apart, forcing you to grow.
  2. Create your book outline. Choose which stories you wish to share that will become your working title, chapters, and subheadings.
  3. Write your first story assignment! Now you are ready! On your mark. Get set. Let’s Write!
LESSON 5
Looking Back to Grow Forward

The Gifts and Lessons

You Will Learn to:

  1. Choose to transform the pain of your past into inspiration that will help give hope, entertainment, and healing to others.
  2. Gain inspiration and encouragement from the other participants in the course as you share your stories with each other.
  3. Identify the gifts and lessons your stories have taught you.
  4. Let’s Write!
LESSON 6
Ceremony: Reclaiming Your Voice

You Will Learn to:

  1. Anchor in the new you — the Successful Author you!
  2. Take stock of the parts of the writing process that have been the most valuable to you — even if not always the most fun — and the exercises that really touched into your personal truth and value in knowing that Your Life Matters! You matter!
  3. Fall in love with your writing journal.
  4. You’ll come to see how your voice on the page is becoming your voice in the world in new ways — even BEFORE completing and/or publishing your book.
  5. Let’s Write!
LESSON 7
The Phoenix Rising

The Brand New You — Take a Bow!

You Will Learn:

  1. Victory is at your fingertips as you literally recognize and write from a lens of purified self-love to identify your strengths, talents and gifts.
  2. To see the puzzle pieces of each situation you have ever lived that have been woven together to create a rich, sacred tapestry that makes you YOU!
  3. Empowerment of the shift from fear to love, from student to master, standing tall inside your skin.

You are the Phoenix that has risen and transformed by the fires, fires that you can now name as your strengths and your salvation!

LESSON 8
Where To Go From Here

You Will Learn:

  1. Valuable information about the publishing industry to help make an informed decision about whether to self-publish, choose a traditional publisher, or not publish at all.
  2. Book layout, cover design, editors, and tips on how to choose what’s right for you.
  3. Let’s Write!
LESSON 9
Book Launch with Your Cohort

You Will Learn to:

  1. Attend a mock book launch where you dress for success as a proud new author on Zoom — just as you would in an auditorium – taking the stage and showing off your book to a live audience.
  2. We’ll create the scene so that you’ll get to feel in your body what it will be like once you have your real book in your hands.
  3. Design a cover on a blank journal, adding the testimonials you’d like to see from the people who would mean the most to you.
  4. Let’s Write!
LESSON 10
Review and Celebration!
  1. We’ll review the lessons
  2. Answer all your questions
  3. Do hot-seat work, and . . .
  4. Celebrate Your Success!
  5. From Draft to the Finishing Line – Crafting and Book Publishing.

I will share with you the next part of the journey for those wishing an exciting opportunity to continue all the way to the finishing line. Holding your finished written masterpiece in your hands!

WHY STUDY WITH ME?

Watch what Annie Lavack has to say. At the time she took my writing workshop, “Re-Write Your Life, Sacred Stories, Celebrating Your Life Journey”, she was a stay-at-home mom not sure of her path in life. She went on to have her voice on the page become her voice in the world, as a church minister in Victoria, BC — giving weekly talks and inspiring and empowering others. ~ Junie Swadron

I have successfully coached thousands of writers, authors and change-makers, taking them through their block and uncertainty into the power of what they wish to say and share.

My skills and expertise as a psychotherapist and writing coach go hand-in-hand as I guide people in writing compelling page turners.

Through the unique process design of the Author Mentorship Program students work through whatever blocks have been keeping them stuck. It may not be just ‘writer’s block’, but pain that is still present and preventing the flow of writing from their most empowered voice. This is the energy that the reader is going to pick up energetically.

Every work of art moves directly from its originator’s heart into the heart of the observer.

My mission is to help this group of up-and-coming authors to become the Authors they want to be in their life — to step into the highest expressions of themselves.

Ready to get started?

Click the button below and let’s talk!

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IS THIS YOU?

Is writing your story a dream you’ve secretly held, one that you can no longer ignore?

The chance to join up-and-coming authors like yourself to be part of my Author Mentorship Program is the Universe saying, “It’s time to come out of hiding!” A sign that it’s time to shine your light into the world through the telling of your life stories.

Have you ever told a story to someone you trust and afterwards they looked at you earnestly and declared, “Oh my gosh, your story is incredible. You need to write a book!” and the look in their eyes and the sincerity of their tone resonated deeply in your heart? For a split second, you came alive as you felt the wonder of what it would be like to act on the instinct.

Writing down the experiences that only you have lived and discovering what they’ve taught you will help transform you. The Author Mentorship Program will, in fact, free you and your stories will help liberate countless others.

But then, do thoughts come chiming in, interrupting your quiet reverie? Thoughts like, “How do I write a book?”

Or, “I’d be mortified if ‘so-and-so’ read my book.”

“What if it’s a flop — a farce?”

“There are so many other books out there on the same subject.”

“It’s a lot of work and I haven’t got a clue where to begin.”

We all have fears like this, and if we don’t acknowledge that writing down our stories is important to us, we’ll never do it. The Authorship Mentorship Program will help you work through the fear. It’s time!

writing memoir, with Junie Swadron

You have what it takes to write your book and my Author Mentorship Program has the right teachings to make your publishing dream come true.

The words by Ralph Waldo Emerson are be the same words I’ve heard from every book-writing client I’ve ever worked with while I helped them turn self-defeating thoughts into self-empowering action and creation.

By this point, your desire to write and my program must have touched a chord in you.

THIS IS YOUR INVITATION
to Your Life Matters!
Author Mentorship Program.

YOUR SIGN FROM THE UNIVERSE.

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“Like an angel, Junie Swadron embraces you all the way on this challenging terrain of finding your voice and tackling your toughest fears. And like magic, your cocooned story is ready to emerge.”Alissa Friedman, Chicago, Illinois, USA

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

A big part of the Your Life Matters! Author Mentorship Program is uncovering the truest expression of yourself. This is a journey in self-discovery.

Often students come in thinking that they want to write a particular thing and then it changes into something else that feels even better. The program will guide and support you through each step as you grow and ultimately become the author of your own book.

But don’t just take it from me. Hear what my former student, Lawrence Cooper, a psychologist, had to say about his process while working with me before fulfilling his dream of becoming a proud and published author by watching the video above.

Apply for your own success as an author here!
  • “Thanks again for a wonderful writing course. This is my third and I’ve loved every minute of it. Your encouragement pepped me up and even when I did not like my own writing as much, you would find something positive to say about it. I treasured that and felt safe. Whenever I write in my journal I’ll be thinking of you!”Marya Nihland

  • “The gift you have given me, and each of us gathered here, June, is that of community. Spirit, creativity, awareness, reflection, silence, love—for each of these, and your guiding star presence, June, I give thanks.”Judy McIlmoyl

  • “It was really good for me to have a place to express myself in writing—to do the actual writing itself and sharing it with the others. You are right, writing has the ability to heal.”Dre Lavack

  • “It truly has been a sacred circle, to be able to go so deep within myself to places that often hurt, to clear the pain and move further into my healing and also to go deep within to revel in my blessings. Then to be witnessed and to witness the others. What a privilege!”Rae Bilash

  • “One of the great things about your workshop, June, is that it has given me a safe place to open some mental boxes that I’d been sitting on for years and allowed me to give everything a good tidy. The act of writing things out was liberating and illuminating.”Sharon Pocock

  • “I deeply appreciate the way June encourages her students to be comfortable and fearless at the same time. I found that I could go further than I’d expected in my writing, and this course inspired me to continue to work at this craft. I hope to take more courses with June in the future!”Melanie Cook

  • “This course has given me the opportunity to revisit experiences of joy and pain and to eventually and gradually realize the deep sacred gift of each person and of each experience in my life. And also to take responsibility for all of the reflections of myself these people and experiences have been. Thank you for providing such a healing, safe space to reveal what has been so difficult to express even in private before.”Rosemary Anderson

  • I wasn’t prepared for what happened in your writing class. I wasn’t prepared for you. Somehow, through your gentleness, caring and warmth, together with your knowledge and skills, you have created a space where I can feel safe and begin to tell my story in ways not before available to me. Your commitment and total belief in the process, little by little, removed my blocks and barriers to new awareness. Writing, once my survival tool, has now become a gift to be honoured and cherished.Anna Danylchuk

  • “Thank you for your wonderful writing workshop. It truly helped me to see just how much writing has the ability to clarify, to heal and to comfort. I have loved your wit, your gentle nature, your subtle probing and loving guidance.”Sasha Collins

  • “Who knew that when I embarked on this part of my healing journey ten weeks ago that I would actually be grateful to dredge up the past—but I am. I finally feel freer than I have in a long time. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you.”Michelle Lamb

  • “Your course, “Sacred Stories”, was a real healing time for me. I have to say that it wasn’t all that easy for me and I felt like quitting a few times when I was remembering some of my painful past. But I didn’t quit. Your gentle encouragement helped me stay with it and I am so grateful I did. I can see the gifts in the stories and also how much I have grown. Thank you.”Julie Watier

  • “At first I was not really sure about this workshop but in the end I am happy to have been a part of it. Thank you for opening your home and heart to us. You provided a safe environment and encouraged us—no judgments, but truths. You helped me to believe that I have a story and that it is worth writing down—especially because of the healing that it has brought me. In your sharing it shows how courageous and strong you have been on your journey and that overflowed during our time together. Blessings to you.”Wendy Kenny

  • “Each week you set the tone for healing and loving work. I showed up like a drenched cat, desperate for hope in the latter weeks. And you were there—with kind eyes, with thoughtful words and hope that is real with listening that I have rarely seen in any setting. I hear the Creator and your soul speaking to me and I am so filled with gratitude. You held in there beyond our fears, beyond our resistance, beyond our wanting to hide out. Your determination to be there and not give up on us, on me—is so honourable and loving. You didn’t have to do this. You chose to and I am so lucky.”Laura Lane

  • “June Swadron changed my life. Her course, “Sacred Stories, Celebrating Your Life Journey” offered me the opportunity to look at my life compassionately. June is a wonderful, caring Being and Teacher.”Jaia Friesen

  • “I believe June Swadron has the rare gift of originality, both in her work, her teaching methods and her way of life. In her classes, I was able to dust off my cobwebbed imagination and confidence, oil my rusted brain and actually share ALOUD what I had written! An almost otherworldly depth arose for me—high quality fertilizer for my parched mind, heart and soul. I thank you, June, for being a kind and determined angel of art, supporting the best in us all.”Julia Jirik

  • “June, I can’t even begin to tell you how much my life has been enriched by taking your two courses. I didn’t think that you could improve on “The Artist’s Way” but somehow you did it. Doing “The Stories of Our Lives” helped me to see my life from a whole new perspective. Who says I don’t have an interesting life!”Taylore Co

  • “I was especially struck by the events that followed the imagery focused on ‘forgiveness’. Not only did I receive a special inspiration during our session, but also I was able to carry that over in my daily life. I feel that an important event has happened to me while participating in your class, and that the effect isn’t limited to that space, but like a seed, has started to take root and grow.”Fiesta de Vries

  • “June gave me permission, skills and encouragement to take feelings to thoughts and thoughts to words. My life stories were eddying about. Writing them has opened new spaces inside me and opened the doors and windows on my creativity.” Christie Eng

  • “Taking June Swadron’s writing workshop was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever given myself. She tapped into my persona by recognizing and nurturing my insecurities as a writer. She was the mid-wife who birthed my writing voice through skill, guidance and inspiration. June was the inkwell who fed my inner pen. My stories blossomed and matured under her expert eye. I am grateful for such commitment, honesty and integrity…and for helping me to find my voice on paper.”Ange Frymire

ABOUT JUNIE SWADRON

“Your soul meets you on the page and something shifts. You strengthen. And begin to stand taller. Soon you begin to notice that your voice on the page has become your voice in the world.” 

 This is spoken from my heart to yours and is the cornerstone of the work I do and of how I am of service in the world.

I’d love to share with you my big WHY for the work I love doing and my personal story of how I declared victory over serious mental health diagnosis, through the healing power of my own written words and commitment to heal.

Watch this video to learn my story.
*Please disregard the mention of a 9-week course (this was in reference to the previous in-person course which did not contain the bonuses offered now)
~ Junie Swadron

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
Are you ready to write it?

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“Like an angel, Junie Swadron embraces you all the way on this challenging terrain of finding your voice and tackling your toughest fears. And like magic, your cocooned story is ready to emerge.”Alissa Friedman, Chicago, Illinois, USA