Before we were the first instructors you see here on Plan Be, we were just practitioners making a living helping clients and figuring out ways to get by and serve others better. We loved to do continuing education now and then, learning new skills and techniques to add to our toolkit.
What we wanted
We wanted two things: first, access to additional skills and interesting processes from multiple modalities (not just our own), conveniently learned from home, but ideally connecting us with a like-minded community.
Second, as practitioners/healers, we wanted to better grow our businesses with the assurance of financial stability doing what we love!
MEET THE FOUNDER
Welcome, everyone! I'm Michelle Dixon, the founder of Plan Be. In creating my course, the 6 Week Chakra Challenge, I realized that my own heart's desire was to create a global, online space for practitioners and genuine seekers of personal and spiritual development to share their wisdom and techniques, to be part of a community, and to learn how to be a happy, heart-centred, immensely talented and financially secure!
My background is diverse. I have a Ph.D. in Economics and am a serial entrepreneur who has done everything from freelance web design and content writing, to founding the online marketplace for career mentorship, Kindred Global Mentorship. As a practitioner, I have qualifications in several alternative therapies, and in addition to seeing clients, I facilitate workshops and retreats. My speciality is Shamanic body de-armouring, which I use alongside any number of techniques from energy healing, to NLP, hypnotherapy, and more.
I'm also a mother to three wondrous kids, a restless multi-tasker, a lover of fitness, the outdoors, and meditation on the beach. Originally from the US, I've lived in Sydney, Australia for nearly 20 years.
OUR CORE VALUES
Somatic Approach. We deeply value the wisdom of the body, and how it experiences the world emotionally, energetically, and relationally. The ego is of the mind, but Truth, wordless and peaceful, does not think or reason. Thus we want, with all that we do, to help you be more present in this temporary vehicle of the body. It is here, especially in the heart, that great healing can occur.
The Other. We don’t neglect the “Other” – the indefinable, non-religious presence that some call God, Consciousness, or the Divine, which is tied to spirituality, or the sense that there is more than what is presented. Thus, without naming it, defining it, or being prescriptive about it, we teach how to work with your experience of this energy/presence in yourselves, and in others, for growth, connection, and healing. This specifically touches on helping you practice what if normally referred to as “spiritual care” of others.
Sexuality. We don’t neglect sexuality, which is often swept under the carpet in modern therapeutic work, but which is a direct path to self-love, healing, and consciousness-expansion.
Diversity of Offerings. We love to bring you skills and processes that you may not have heard about, and are always on the look out for new ways of seeing/experiencing/being. The diversity of modalities is wondrous. Openness to new ways and means of being/healing/loving is the key to being a brilliant practitioner or carer.
Community. We love all practitioners and carers, of any and all modality and practice, for walking the path of service to others. We value and champion those who are genuinely on the path to Truth. We wish to support all of you to be better, feel better, and to connect to each other for mutual support and community.
Helping Healers Thrive. We want practitioners to thrive doing what they love, and offering their gifts to the world. Thus, we include plenty of courses and support for practitioners building their practices.
Global Vision. We in the caring/healing industry are uniquely able to make a difference in the world. We only need some information, skills, and a gathering place to pool our collective energy. From supporting Mother Earth energetically, to one day, tangible projects, this is part of our evolving journey. Stay tuned!