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Applications Open November 1st

Get on the Interest List below to receive priority application. Special Founding Member benefits for those who join between November 1st & December 15th.

A Mastermind for Private Practice Introverts & Highly Sensitive Therapists

A comfy, cozy space to support your private pay therapy practice and connect with kindred spirits who inspire you in designing, creating, and growing a practice that works with your nature as an introverted, sensitive person.

We focus on a high quality of life and a low number of clients, allowing you to be more present and balanced in both work and in life. By taking good care of yourself, you become better and more effective as a therapist and have an even greater impact on the world.

Private Membership Site

Forestmind is settled in a quiet and secluded online sanctuary, free from the distraction of social media, so that you can focus on what matters.

Yearly Membership Design

Forestmind is designed as a yearly membership, specifically with HSP’s and introverts in mind, to foster a close-knit and supportive community.

Limited Memberships Available

Forestmind has an intentionally small number of members for a cozy, enriching experience built around your specific needs.

Practical, Nature-Based, Magickal Support for your Private Practice

Forestmind is a place where we blend the Practical, the Natural, and the Magickal

The Practical

Forestmind is an online membership mastermind designed for introverts and highly sensitive persons with private pay therapy practices. Solopreneurs in other closely-aligned helping professions are also welcomed.

When you join this lovely community, your membership fee covers your year-long engagement in a small, welcoming sanctuary of individuals who get you. The intentionally small number of members means that you will be able to form genuine connections, while designing a business that works for your personality traits and desired lifestyle.

The Natural

Forestmind is an online sanctuary that is thoughtfully curated for the introvert and highly sensitive person. You will have space to develop your intuition and listen to the sage wisdom that nature has to offer. There are natural rhythms to everything, including your business and your life.

Too often we get caught in the trap of constantly achieving so that we can finally arrive. This leads us to burnout, overwhelm, and disappointment. By embracing a nature-based view of the world, you can be less stressed and more aligned in both your business and your life.

The Magickal

Forestmind is a magickal place designed to break you out of the mold that society has placed upon you, releasing you to discover your true self and your natural essence. As introverts and highly sensitive persons, this can be exceptionally rewarding.

By incorporating magickal and metaphysical aspects into your business – meditation, intention setting, the moon phases, astrology, the enneagram, tarot – you can create an authentic life that is in alignment with your soul’s purpose and your highest good.

Special Rate for Founding Members ($7,800)

Forestmind officially launches in January, however, if you’d like to become a founding member and receive $1,200 off your yearly membership you can apply between November 1st and December 15th. Spots are likely to get snagged up quickly due to the small, cozy, intimate nature of this group, so you can get priority application by joining the Interest List.

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Who is Forestmind for?

Forestmind is for those of you who desire more out of your business and your life. More pleasure. More rest. More income. More ease. More congruence. More space. More success. More balance.

Forestmind is for those of you who want to design a business that truly works with your life.

Forestmind is for those of you who have decided to no longer accept the outdated cultural norms that keep us burned out. We will be actively moving away from and rejecting hustle culture, grind mentality, internalized capitalism, and patriarchy.

Forestmind is for those of you who want to trust yourself more and connect with your intuition when making decisions in your business and your life. I firmly believe that everything you need to create a successful business and life is already inside of you. I want to help you connect with this inner guidance.

Forestmind is for those of you who want to better understand and appreciate the beautiful and unique gifts that your traits of introversion and high sensitivity bring to your work and your life.

Forestmind is for those of you who want to truly understand how you are getting in your own way. You want to dig a little deeper into your patterns and understand yourself more.

Forestmind is for those of you who want to stop the cycle of “procrasti-learning”. What is procrasti-learning? It is defined as managing your anxiety and imposter syndrome by taking one course/workshop/program after another and not implementing the work before moving on to the next training.

In Forestmind, we’re going to slow down. Did you know that the slower you learn, the more you learn? It’s true.

We’re going to dig deep into helpful topics. This will replace the “panicked learning” that you have likely been taking part in – where you jump from one thing to the next out of fear of not knowing enough. Has learning more, researching more, and taking “just one more course” become a substitute for taking action?

Forestmind is for those of you who want to stop making fear- and scarcity-based decisions and allow more abundance and ease into your life.

If you’re ready to slow down and discover how you are getting in your own way so that you can lead a life and run your business with more purpose and ease, Forestmind is the place.

Let’s grow together.

Who is Forestmind NOT for?

Forestmind is NOT for those of you who are seeking out yet another training or course to tell you how to have a successful business – fast. Forestmind is an EXPERIENCE of support and community, not a workshop, training, or course.

Forestmind is NOT for those of you who are unwilling to slow down and take a look at yourself and the patterns that keep you stuck. It’s okay if this concept is scary. It’s not supposed to be easy. I only ask that you are willing.

Forestmind is NOT for those of you who have a goal of making 6 figures AND DON’T KNOW WHY. It’s okay to have financial goals, but it’s even more important to know why. Is it because you heard that this is a successful number? Or have you really thought about all the ways how this number will support you in the life you want to live? In Forestmind, we’ll spend some time on numbers – but we are also going to throw them out the window at times. When you focus more on the experience that you want to have out of work and life, the numbers will come.

Forestmind is NOT for those of you who are looking for a course on how to start and grow your private practice. (I can help with that via the Day Hike here.)

Forestmind is NOT for those of you with a team of employees or contractors who work for you. Forestmind is designed for the SOLOpreneur. Those of you who are in business by yourself (who maybe have a support person to help with administrative tasks) will be best served by this community.

What is a mastermind?

A mastermind is a group whose purpose is to help one another by offering guidance, advice, and support to aid in overcoming challenges and achieving goals.

Intentional small group support in a safe space can be magically impactful. A mastermind is a living example of the phrase “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

A dynamic energy is created when a group of supportive people come together to encourage, challenge, and validate one another. This energy can initiate new ideas, spark creativity, and inspire bold action.

What’s the difference between the live mastermind and sanctuary sessions?

The mastermind sessions will focus more on business support. The sanctuary sessions are more relaxed and will focus on personal support and encouragement, and work/life balance.

When will the live mastermind sessions be offered?

There will be 2 live online 90 minute mastermind sessions each month (with the exception of July and December). The first will be offered on a Monday at 10:00am ET. The second will be offered on a Wednesday at 10:00am ET. Specific dates will be given to members upon enrollment.

When will the live sanctuary sessions be offered?

There will be 1 live online 60 minute sanctuary session each month (with the exception of July and December). This session will be offered on a Friday at 10:00am ET. Specific dates will be given to members upon enrollment.

Will I receive individual coaching while in Forestmind?

Yes! You will receive a 60 minute individual coaching session with Cindy each season.

What are the tea chats?

The tea chats are an additional 30 minute individual coaching session with Cindy each season. These chats are to be used in between the 60 minute seasonal coaching sessions when you need some additional support or motivation.

Is Forestmind just for therapists?

Sort of, but not really. What I mean by this is that Forestmind is designed for therapists and counselors in private practice who identify as introverts and/or highly sensitive persons. However, other solo business owners in very closely related helping and healing professions are welcome. Some examples may include massage therapists, dietitians, life coaches, and other solo business owners who support others in living their best lives.

Cost is relative.

To some, Forestmind is really expensive. To others, Forestmind is a great value.

You may wonder about whether you should invest in Forestmind. Only you can answer that. However, I will provide my thoughts on investing in a supportive community and give you a few considerations to reflect upon.

I think it can be extremely beneficial to stretch yourself when investing in your personal and professional growth. There have been many times where I have thought twice (or three or four times) before enrolling in a program for myself because the cost was a stretch for me. In the majority of those instances, I was really glad I did and I came away thinking that my experience was worth more than what I paid.

However, with that being said, I don’t think you should invest in any program that could land you in financial hardship. If you are struggling to pay your bills, it may not be the best time to invest in a $10,000 program. But next year may be a different story. You’ll need to take an honest look at your financial situation and come up with a realistic plan of how you can make your investment in the program doable for you.

I do believe that it is important that we invest in ourselves, as this can also give us a boost on an energetic level – showing the universe that we believe in ourselves, helping to propel us forward.

Why is Forestmind membership a year 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).

I like to compare Forestmind to the Slow Food Movement. (You can hear more about this on the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast episode about Forestmind near the top of this page.)

Forestmind is a commitment of your time, money, presence, and energy. But most of all, it’s a commitment to yourself.

Can I stay in Forestmind longer than a year?

Of course! Forestmind is not a training program, course, or workshop with a set curriculum that you work through and complete.

Although there are specific themes, topics, and focus areas within Forestmind, these are meant to be areas of life-long learning. For example, you don’t take a course on marketing and then believe that you are set for life and never need to learn about marketing again. Imagine taking a course on marketing in 2005 and believing that this course contained all the information you ever needed to know about marketing.

In all honesty, we never arrive as business owners. We are continually learning and growing. This is what Forestmind is all about.

Forestmind is more about the experience, the community, the conversations, and the support from others who get you. Each year will be different as it will be built around the current members needs and interests.

Some members will join for a year only, and others may continue their membership for several years, and some may join for a year and take a break only to join again at some point in the future.

Forestmind is here for support 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 success 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?

The themes will depend on current membership and what is most desired by the group. You can expect to see themes related to niching, creativity, doing less, copywriting, messaging, content, social media, introversion, high sensitivity, networking, simplifying, money mindset, scheduling, business planning, visioning, websites, and many more. We will also be incorporating magickal aspects such as the enneagram, tarot, and moon phases to support your intentions for your dream life and business.

How To Join Forestmind

Step 1: Identify as an introvert or highly sensitive person (or both) and be a therapist, counselor, or solo business owner in the helping and healing field.

Step 2: Get on the Interest List above.

 

*Forestmind officially begins in January 2022, but you can apply as early as November 1st.

*If you apply to Forestmind between November 1st and December 15th you’ll become a founding member and your investment will be $7,800. The yearly membership cost goes to $9,000 on December 16th.

*If you’d like to have a chat before applying, feel free to schedule a Forestmind Conversation to chat about whether the mastermind is right for you. Click BEGIN. to schedule.

“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

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