APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN – September 20th – 25th.
Forestmind: A Cozy Gathering Space for Mystics, Introverts, & Highly Sensitive Souls
The Forestmind gathering space is created for women+ who are mystics, introverts, or highly sensitive souls.
I, for one, know that life can be overwhelming for a sensitive soul. Whether you are an introverted solopreneur or a mystic just trying to live life on your own terms, you’re gonna need some support along your journey.
That’s what Forestmind is here for. It’s a respite for you when you’re tired of trying to do it all alone. It’s a place to find community and comfort.
Maybe you have tried joining programs and communities, but they left you feeling even more overwhelmed and defeated. These spaces are often built on the hustle and grind mentality and lure you in with a tagline that says something about success or, more specifically, $10K months.
Many group containers are not built with the mystical, introverted, highly sensitive soul in mind. But Forestmind is.
This sacred container allows you to connect with kindred spirits who support and inspire you, as you are encouraged to connect with your own inner knowing and intuitive guidance.
The world is changing and we’re moving away from a dependence on the “expert” telling us what to do and how we should live our lives. And we’re moving back toward a trust in ourselves and our own inner knowing. Back home to ourselves.
Forestmind is an 8 month experience [October 1st - May 31st]...
…including cozy gatherings, mentoring sessions, nourishing retreats, guest features, and book clubs.
16 Cozy Gatherings
Throughout our 8 months together, we’ll meet online for 16 group gatherings that are 2 hours in length where you can show up as yourself and get the full support of a caring community.
4 Mentoring Sessions
During your membership, we’ll meet for 4 60-minute individual coaching sessions where you’ll receive loving support, mentorship, and guidance in all areas of your life and business.
2 Guest Features
I’ll invite two guests into Forestmind to share their wisdom and medicine. Learning in community is so special and I always look forward to showcasing those who I have learned from.
A Mystical Winter Gathering
This cozy online day retreat is all about relaxing and settling into the cold winter days. You’ll find nourishment and warmth for your mind, body, and soul through journaling and guided meditations.
New Year Intention Gathering
This cozy online day retreat supports you as you come out of winter. You’ll find inspiration and clarity for the year ahead through guided journeying, reflection, and community support.
2 Cozy Book Clubs
You’ll receive 2 tangible books. I’ll purchase your books, send them right to your doorstep, and we’ll gather for a book club to discuss what we learned and how we can grow from our readings.
Member Feature Workshop (optional)
Each member will have the option of hosting a workshop or gathering within Forestmind on a topic they are passionate about. This can be a way to ease into leading a gathering, or a way to test out a new offering.
The cost is $4,888 (8 monthly payments of $611) or $4,444 (pay in full, save $444). Applications open September 20-25. Forestmind begins on October 1st and ends on May 31st. All live gatherings will be on select Thursdays beginning at 10am ET.
How is Forestmind different?
Forestmind is a truly cozy group that hosts between 2 and 6 members. You will have an abundance of space where you can have breathing room, let your guard down, be messy and vulnerable, and be yourself (or discover yourself). You will have the space to share your successes, your failures, and everything in between. We all need the space to take an honest, yet kind, look at ourselves to discover who we are and what we’re here for. And I believe that we can only do this by slowing down and unlearning the busyness of our society that has kept us distracted from ourselves and our true power. I don’t believe in overcrowding group spaces in the name of scaling. We already have too much of this extractive practice in the world today. Here you will not be a number. You will be an integral part of a supportive community.
I believe you need community. We have grown up in a society that has prided rugged individualism, and we are now suffering as a result. We have become so disconnected from everything and everyone, including ourselves, our intuition, our inherent nature, and nature itself. If you’re anything like me, you may have started by trying to figure everything out yourself. You can google everything you need to know about having a wildly successful life and business. If that’s all that was needed, we would all have perfect lives and be billionaires if we wanted to. All the information is there – for free. You don’t need more information, you need community. Forestmind may be the community that you’ve been looking for. It is a place for you to reconnect with people who are figuring things out alongside you. It’s a place for you to rediscover the importance of having the community care that we’ve been missing.
No Promises of Success & Riches
That’s how they draw you in isn’t it? The promise of a better life. I think that we are beginning to learn that there are no quick fixes to our struggles of existing as a human being in this often complicated life. After being burned over and over again by programs that promise success and riches, you’re probably feeling defeated or that there’s something wrong with you. I’m here to say that there’s nothing wrong with you. Many of us are struggling in the world today. There are big shifts and changes and we have been feeling it, whether it be via increased depression and anxiety, a feeling of being scattered and ungrounded, or experiencing financial ups and downs and the stresses that come with living in a capitalistic society. Forestmind is not a place of false promises, but it will be a space where you can be yourself and get genuine compassionate support as we navigate this life together.
Anti-Racism & Decolonization Promise
Coaching, self-help, and spirituality spaces are not always safe and inclusive spaces for members of the global majority (BIPOC). As someone with many unearned privileges in this incarnation, I am committed to unlearning ways of being that are steeped in capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, racism, & white supremacy. Although I will stumble along the way, I promise to always make space within the Forestmind community for nuances, conversations, and feedback on topics of race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, and other identities from folks with lived experiences of oppression that I do not share. I will also expect a promise like this from all members of Forestmind – that you are actively engaged in learning and embodying practices of anti-racism and decolonization so that all members feel heard, honored, and respected as we share our different lived experiences.
Witch Wound Healing
During your time in Forestmind, I’ll help you begin to heal the witch wound. The witch wound is a collective, psychic trauma and a spiritual, psychological wound that manifests as a result of the Burning Times, when women (and some men) were tortured, burned, drowned, and killed for being witches. If you ignore or suppress your intuition, become paralyzed with fear when it comes to fully showing up in your life or business, or you keep yourself hidden and small as to not draw attention, you may be experiencing the witch wound. This wound keeps us from stepping into ourselves and into our full power. It prevents us from fully knowing ourselves, and therefore has us seeking guidance and approval outside of ourselves. The healing of the witch wound is best done in a supportive community, so that’s what we’ll be doing.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of the “10X your business with my 5-step proven formula” and promises to “make millions in your sleep with passive income.”
All this is bullshit and it’s a product of the late-stage capitalism world we find ourselves in. Our precious Earth is at a breaking point, and so are we. If you’ve been feeling exhausted and you don’t know why – maybe it’s just the society we are currently living in. We are steeped in the patriarchy and colonialism and capitalism that feeds off the suffering of others.
I want Forestmind to be an antithesis to this harmful culture that has us all feeling bad about ourselves if we’re not at the top of our game and ‘crushing it,’ and utterly exhausted if we have somehow found a way to, in fact, ‘crush it.’
I have become disillusioned and disappointed with the coaching industry as of late. And, as a coach, I guess I am part of the coaching industry. Hence my pull to reimagine what my work looks like.
I’m moving further away from the title of ‘coach,’ and closer to the title of ‘mentor.’ Further away from the term ‘mastermind,’ and closer to the terms ‘gathering,’ ‘circle,’ and ‘community.’
I hope that this reimagined Forestmind can be a support for you. It’s not going to be ‘the thing’ that cures all. And I’m sure that you’re beginning to figure that out, especially if you’re someone who jumps from program to program believing, “I’ve finally found it, this is the one!”. No program is going to be ‘the thing’ that solves all your problems.
But Forestmind is a place where you can come to lift the veil that has been concealing your intuition, inner knowing, and inherent worth. Forestmind is a place where we can allow ourselves to decondition from the belief that something outside of ourselves is going to save us or be the cure for all our woes. We need to do that from within. You are more powerful than you know.
Forestmind is here to support those who may be feeling disconnected. Disconnected from community. Disconnected from meaningful friendships. Disconnected from your partner (I was a couples therapist, you know). Disconnected from your intuition. Disconnected from yourself.
Forestmind is here to support those who are looking for a genuine, supportive community. A community where you can show up and get real-time support with everything from your next business venture to your shit-show of a day. We can focus on the here and now as well as your big dreams of the future.
During your time in Forestmind, it is my hope that you experience more connection. Feel more aligned, confident, and at ease. Are more trusting of yourself and your intuition. And experience a loving community who truly cares about you.
What do we do in Forestmind?
Support with Life
The fact that we’re alive means that at any given time we’ll be going through some shit. Having a regular meeting of kindred souls to be fully present with you and offer encouraging council during your most difficult days can be a breath of fresh air. And this council is also available to cheer you on in celebration of your most amazing days. In Forestmind, we don’t keep ourselves small or hide our achievements, we celebrate.
Support with Business
You don’t have to be a business owner to join Forestmind, but if you are, I can help support you. I’ve spent a large part of my career supporting solopreneurs, especially therapists and coaches, as they navigate being a mystic, introvert, or sensitive in the world of entrepreneurship. We can talk marketing, websites, networking, and all that – but more importantly, explore who you are and how you can design your business to support you.
The exploration of many ancient and metaphysical topics can help you gain a better understanding of yourself and uncover helpful insights to support you in life. We’ll dive into astrology, numerology, divination, meditation, gene keys, human design, ritual, yoga, feng shui, tarot, enneagram, moon phases, and more. And special care will be taken to appreciate (not appropriate) the cultures where this beautiful wisdom originated.
Hi! I'm Cindy (she/her)
…and after all these years I’m still trying to figure out what to say about myself. Maybe I always will be, and that’s alright with me. Maybe it’s my way of resisting the polished perfection that we are told to strive for when showing up and being seen (or when writing our bio). Or maybe it’s because I’m trying to remain open and flexible so that I can follow my intuition and the path that is being laid out before me, one little step at a time. Or maybe I’m just confused and asking myself, “What even is this life?”
No matter the answer, I’m figuring it out along the way just like you. I’m no longer trying to pretend like I have it all together or know what I’m doing. And I’m giving you permission to do the same.
What people have said about what it’s like working with me…
“An absolute joy. You are a ray of sunshine on a crisp, cold day. You inspire comfort and clarity just by being you! The way you show up for yourself and your business has really helped me see what’s possible. You do this with such authenticity and humility. I love that you never present yourself as an authority. You never make empty promises, condescend, judge or tell anyone what to do. You simply share yourself and offer insight as it comes and I love how this facilitates genuine connection and personal insight.”
“Gentle, reassuring and powerful, a really beautiful experience. You are incredibly present and generous with your support.”
Get to know if Forestmind is right for you…
When can I join? How long is Forestmind?
Applications open once a year from September 20th to September 25th.
Forestmind is an 8 month experience that begins on October 1st and ends on May 31st.
Please email me if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list for priority application, if you have any questions about membership, or if you’d like to schedule a chat: firstname.lastname@example.org
When are the gatherings?
All live gatherings within Forestmind will be on select Thursdays beginning at 10am ET. This consistent time will allow for easier planning on your part.
What is the cost?
$4,888 (8 monthly payments of $611)
$4,444 (pay in full, save $444)
What is the refund policy?
All sales are final and no refunds will be given. I speak with each applicant in depth before membership in Forestmind to ensure a good fit.
What do you mean by women+?
Forestmind is open to women+ which means that you identify as a woman or femme in any way that is important to you.
Isn't Forestmind a mastermind?
Kinda. But not really. Forestmind is a place where we gather and truly listen to one another so that we can all share our collective wisdom to help each member with whatever it is they are struggling with or need some support around. So, that probably is the definition of a mastermind.
But something about the word mastermind has rubbed me the wrong way lately and I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s the word “master.” Maybe it is because some mastermind programs have gotten a bad rap for being exclusive/excluding for those without a bajillion dollars.
So, the group gatherings in Forestmind are not changing, but I am finding new words to describe them that have less capitalism vibes, and more cozy vibes.
How many members are in Forestmind?
The appeal of Forestmind is its small size. Forestmind has a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 6 members.
This small number supports genuine connection and tailored support.
Your investment allows you to not be seen as a number, but as a beautiful, unique, individual soul.
Will I receive individual coaching while in Forestmind?
Yes! You will receive 4 individual coaching/mentoring sessions with Cindy. Individual coaching sessions are 1 hour in length.
Has anyone in the history of the world ever been a fan of receiving homework? No? That’s what I thought.
In Forestmind there are no worksheets, to-do lists, or homework. Your life is busy enough, and I don’t plan on piling on.
Why is Forestmind membership 8 months in length?
The answer is all about community, connection, and slowing down. I’m creating the space so that you will have the opportunity to fully experience what Forestmind is all about. You will have the time and space to develop deep, meaningful connections with incredibly supportive people. You will be encouraged and supported as you slow down and do less (in order to grow and experience increased abundance in your life).
Forestmind is a commitment of your time, money, presence, and energy. But most of all, it’s a commitment to yourself.
Can I join Forestmind more than once?
Forestmind is ongoing, and is never the same – so come and stay as long as you please. You’ll never wear out your welcome. Consider it your home.
Forestmind is not a training program, course, or workshop with a set curriculum that you work through and complete.
Although there may be specific themes, topics, and focus areas within Forestmind, these are meant to be areas of life-long learning.
For example, my professional studies in the Enneagram, Human Design, Moon Phases, Reiki, Feng Shui, Tarot, Witchcraft, Energy Work, and Mysticism are always ongoing. There’s always more to learn, experience, and embody.
In all honesty, we never fully arrive. We are continually learning and growing. This is what Forestmind is all about.
Forestmind is more about the experience, the embodiment, the community, the conversations, and the support from others who get you. Each year will be different as it will be influenced by the current members’ needs and interests.
Some members will join one time only, and others may continue their membership for several years, others may join for life, and some may join for a year and take a break only to join again at some point in the future.
Forestmind is here to support you when you need it.
You may not be ready for Forestmind. And that’s okay.
I bet you’re thinking that this whole Forestmind thing sounds interesting and cool. You probably like the idea of it. But, truth be told, not many of you are actually ready for it. But don’t worry, I will be here when you are ready.
Most people aren’t ready to slow down and do less – even if it means creating greater fulfillment in their life. They fear getting off the hamster wheel because it’s what they are used to.
I’m not gonna try and sugar coat it, getting off the hamster wheel can be scary. I mean, have you seen those videos where the hamster is booking it on his little wheel and then stops running and gets tossed around like a rag doll?
What we’re going to be doing in Forestmind is not just a half-hearted attempt at slowing down. A half-hearted attempt at slowing down will get you beat up, because the wheel of your business is still going 100mph.
What we’re going to do is a true, intentional slow down and get off the hamster wheel all together.
What themes and topic areas can I expect?
Themes and topics will vary. You can expect to see practical, nature-based, and magickal themes related to niching, moon phases, creativity, doing less, astrology, copywriting, messaging, content, human design, social media, introversion, high sensitivity, networking, enneagram, simplifying, money mindset, tarot, scheduling, numerology, business planning, gene keys, visioning, feng shui, websites, witchcraft, and many more.
“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Gary Zukav
Land Acknowledgement: With gratitude & respect I acknowledge that the land on which I live & work is the stolen territory of the Cherokee people (ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi). I honor this land & its stewards - past, present, & future. I encourage learning about the land you are on at native-land.ca in addition to reflecting on your role in reconciliation, building meaningful relationships, & caring for the land.
Anti-Racism & Decolonization Promise: I am committed to unlearning ways of being that are steeped in capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, racism, & white supremacy. Although I will stumble along the way, I promise to make space in my programs for nuances, conversations, & feedback on topics of race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, & other identities from folks with lived experiences of oppression that I do not share.