Not Your Typical Spiritual or Personal Development Website
We love practitioners and healers.
What I value in a practitioner or healer is heart-centredness, skills that are relevant to my problems, compassion, presence, to name but a few qualities that are vital.
But it's sometimes hard to find the right practitioners, because let's face it, they aren't taught how to build a business and market themselves when they learn their therapeutic skills.
And there is so much out there in business and marketing that doesn't sit right with us spiritual people.
We want to self-promote, but in integrity. We are often more comfortable in a healing role than in a marketing role, and can avoid the latter to focus on 'doing our thing'! Yet, in doing so, we shortchange ourselves, and don't necessarily reach as many clients as we could, nor make the income we really need and desire.
So at Plan Be, not only do we teach healers/practitioners how to grow a thriving business with ethical and heart-centred marketing, but we then host their offerings, promote them, and help them be paid for it.
Oh, and we LOVE courses that cultivate your inner guru.
I don't know about you, but my biggest revelations, my breakthroughs, my glimpses of bliss - they've taken place in entirely personal moments.
The birth of a child. In the heartbreak of loss and grief. After practicing forgiveness, or meditating, or doing bodywork.
When I've touched Truth, it's been deeply internal, personal, and unique to me and my life.
Many, many teachers have influenced me, and many different processes. But none more so than the inner teacher who is always there, speaking my language, and guiding me to the next step. Only with this foundation have I been able to create the kind of success in my external life that is deeply meaningful for me (and it's not everyone's notion of what 'success' means!)
That's why at Plan Be we are less interested in gurus than in processes, strategies, and tools that take you inward. That's why we are less interested in championing one form of extraordinariness, such as being successful in the world, and why we are more interested in recognizing that you are already extraordinary for just being yourself with your own particular gifts and talents!
At Plan Be you are allowed to be who you are.
In summary: Plan Be's mission is twofold: first, to support practitioners and healers to grow their businesses and thrive, and to help them by hosting their teachings, paying them for it, and promoting them.
Second, to offer everyone access to additional skills and processes from multiple modalities, conveniently learned from home, but ideally connecting us with a like-minded community.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Welcome, everyone! I'm Michelle Dixon, the founder of Plan Be.
I don't want this site to be about me, because I built it to be about YOU, and to have multiple instructors and modalities. Nevertheless, I understand that probably some of you are curious how Plan Be got started. And why, of course, the first courses are by me!
My background is diverse. I have a Ph.D. in Economics (speciality post-Soviet politics and human rights), 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, biodynamic cranial touch, and holistic life coaching. I write fiction & polemic on Medium sometimes, as well as contributing to Flying Solo on business topics, not to mention all my blogs on here, as well as on my practitioner site here, Energetic Bodywork & Healing.
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 is 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 lookout 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 modalities and practices, 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!