Developing more coaching and guidance offerings
Since establishing Archeus in 2013, I’ve been on such a journey. What started off as a business making natural skincare has become something so more. Along the way I’ve won awards for my work helping people through life transitions, various products of mine have been selected as finalists in international awards, I’ve taught literally hundreds of people at my workshops, and over the past year or so I’ve really been developing my coaching practice.
What I have realised through all this is that I like showing up and being of service as people go through the tough stuff. Navigating the end of life is a big part of this. I don’t know if it’s because of experiences when I was younger that made me leave my body (and in doing so learn so much about soul and spirit), or due to my experiences as my parents got ill and died, or the times I have cared for friends at the end of life or in bereavement, but I have realised it is really a calling for me. The other thing I have realised is that the more I have faced death, the more powerful life seems (you can read more about that in this blog) and so this is filtering in a really positive way into the work I do helping people through transitions and development their total awesomeness.
Not content to just figure things out for myself, I have complemented my interactions with people in the end of life space, with training in compassionate care, including with the Conscious Dying Institute in Boulder, Colorado. And most importantly, the people I have been with, and Nature itself have been the greatest teachers of all.
I think there is a real need for us to have someone to help us deal with end of life, as part of life, and so I am creating coaching and guidance programs for people who are facing their own mortality, people caring for a loved one who is dying, and people who are dealing with grief and bereavement. I’m creating resources, recordings, private Facebook groups with live group sessions to complement my one-on-one coaching offering. I look forward to launching those soon. If you have any questions about them, do not hesitate to email me here.
I’ve summed up where I am placing my focus as:
Coaching, Guidance and Nature-based Therapy for Life Transitions, Personal Development and End of Life
But this means letting other things go
Creating space to really pursue my calling, means that I have to also let some things go in order to make space for the new to come in. I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of that. Deep breath – here goes:
I will soon be stopping making my skincare products. This has been a terribly hard decision to make. So if you like them, I recommend you purchase them while stocks last (in saying that I am fairly low on Calendula & Gotu Kola Cream at the moment, but will make another batch next week to help get through this transition period).
Please note though that I will continue to make and sell my plant essences and elixirs because they are such extraordinary bridge-builders between us and our plant allies. Plus, my custom-made service Astrobotanics.
There is good news!!!! I have decided to share all of my recipes of Archeus skincare products I have made over the years* – including the ones that have been selected in awards. I’m creating PDF’s of each recipe, info on the ingredients – why I choose them, what they do etc. I am shooting videos to show you how to make creams, infuse oils and so on. I’m also including customer reviews of the products so you can see what people liked about them. These will become available on my website for you to purchase.
In addition – I will be making some of my infused oils available for you to purchase if you don’t want to spend the time doing that part of the process yourself. I will also be making some of the dried herbs available also.
I’m expecting this transition to have taken full effect by December 2020.
So again, in summary:
- I am continuing to offer my plant essences and custom-made Astrobotanics service.
- I am expanding my coaching and guidance offering to cater for life transitions, personal development and end of life
- I will be stopping making my general ‘off the shelf’ skincare products (get them while stocks last)
- I will be making educational online mini-courses for all of my product recipes
Gosh – you know, that was quite something to write this. I am happy and I am sad, and I am on my path – everything is as it should be
* NatFem Balm and Supernatural Tattoo Balm have so much potential and so I am not sure what to do with these. They need someone with lots of energy and dedication and yes, finances, to pick either of them up and make them really go to the next level. As such they will not be available as mini-courses until I explore possibilities for selling them on. If you are interested in talking this through. Please do get in touch.