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Spiritual Doll Making

Much of our ability to accept abundance into our life is shaped by what we are taught and how we were treated in our childhood.

If we suffered trauma at any previous time in our life that may contribute to us feeling unworthy of having a life of abundance and joy.

When I talk about trauma I am not only including horrific experiences like being assaulted, raped, beaten or abandoned but also subtle forms, getting messages that you aren’t wanted, or are a burden in some way. Perhaps you were told that you weren’t as smart as your siblings or that the things that you wanted for yourself were forbidden or unacceptable in some way, those are forms of trauma too.

Trauma can be being told who you are isn’t good enough or appreciated. 

 

We often doubt ourselves and find ourselves less than. When self-doubt is the guiding principle of your life you assume you won’t be able to accomplish as much as you want to. That can lead to being unwilling to take the risks required to find a better job, go into business, ask for a raise or increase your fees.

Self-doubters often come to believe life’s experiences are out of their control, that they are powerless and unable to get their needs met. Many are jealous of others, sad that their goals will never be fulfilled. Always feeling the need to work harder to emulate those that they see as successful and loved rather than being proud to be who they are.

When we feel less than, we unconsciously sabotage our efforts to bring more money into our lives. Even when we do allow ourselves to make good money we find ways of spending it away, leading to debt and further self-criticism or we spend all of our time doing things for others and don’t take the time to make sure we are taking care of ourselves, our businesses and our money.

Spiritual Doll Making is an opportunity to get in touch with what your current needs are and also the needs of the child that lives within you.

Then to create an object that represents the fulfillment of those needs. I chose dolls as the form because as children many of us turned to our dolls to comfort us. Our spiritual dolls can give us comfort and healing now. In a way the process allows us to reparent ourselves and love ourselves, showing the child in us that we are ready to take better care of it, make smarter decisions including how we deal with our money.

The workshop will meet for 3 hours on 3 consecutive Saturdays.

During this 3 session workshop we will do some exercises to identify how we feel about our lives currently and uncover the underlying beliefs we have about ourselves. We will discover what we need to overcome our self-imposed obstacles. Then we will translate that information into visual language and create a doll that fulfills those needs.

I will be there as a guide to help you do the inner work and to help you with any technical questions you have about how to make your doll.

 

This is an opportunity to nurture yourself. It is deep and healing work. 

Meets Saturday, February 25, March 4 and 11, 2023

 

  • 10:00am-1:00pm CDT
  • Live online
  • Tuition: $395.00 

So, here’s how it works…

Session #1:  

I will lead you through some exercises to help you explore what experiences you had as a child and how they are influencing your behavior today.

We will get in touch with the child within and learn what he/or she needs now to help you realize your goals and dreams.

I will teach you how to take what you learned and translate that information into visual language.

We will discuss how you will make your dolls and make a list of the materials you will need.

In Between session 1 and 2

You will have the week to find the materials you will need to make your doll. They may include objects you already have, things you have found or bought. You may need to purchase some things depending on what you feel your doll needs to be made of.

Session #2:

During this session you will be making your doll. I will be there to assist you in the process to answer any technical questions that you have.

Between Session 2 and 3

You will continue to work on your doll on your own.

Session #3:

You will have the beginning of the session to finish your doll and add any words or embellishments that are needed.

Closing ceremony

Sheryl Kosovski

Artist

Money and Business Coach. 

I think of myself more as a self-love coach than as a money coach. I help my clients see their value, so they come to believe they are worthy of more. Sure, I also teach them to make spending plans and how to get out of debt and save. More importantly, I help them to see that by taking care of their money they can better take care of themselves and the people they love.

Self-love? What does that have to do with managing money and financial success, you may ask?

Well, everything.

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We worked with Sheryl during a time of many transitions: Dane was finishing grad school and getting ready to launch his career as a teacher, and we were planning to get married in a few months. We had been living together for several years but we had not combined our finances, and we needed to figure out how to do so. Sheryl helped us in a number of important ways: we figured out how to create one budget for the two of us, how to manage our debt and keep out of trouble with borrowing, and, perhaps most importantly, what each of us was bringing to the marriage when it comes to history with money and feelings about getting, spending, and saving it.

A year and a half later, we are collaborating beautifully on our budget, have no credit card debt, and have been able to start saving toward the mutual goals we identified with Sheryl. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to learn from her!

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Nora Frazin, LCSW & Dane Haiken, Teacher
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I had the pleasure of attending the financial class offered to staff members by my company this past spring offered by Sheryl Kosovski.  I found Sheryl’s class to be an invaluable support in becoming more aware of my finances, planning for my future, and improving my financial health. I feel very grateful that my agency gave me the opportunity to take this course and highly recommend it to anyone looking to better understand and manage their finances.

Prior to the class beginning, I would often avoid thinking about or looking at my finances because it was anxiety-provoking for me. This was not simply a budgeting and tracking course, but so much more. I now have a budget and realistically plan for my future. I am much more aware of my finances and where my money is going, which has greatly decreased my anxiety surrounding my finances. I have also learned a great deal about myself, my relationship with money, my sense of value, and how I would like to be living my future. I appreciate the opportunity to have been able to take this course and work directly with Sheryl. I think this course, and her other services, are vital resources for anyone, particularly those who are working with limited financial resources.

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Shira Glogower, LCSW, MS.
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At the ripe old, but healthy ages of 85 & 88, we suddenly realized we were outliving our Money. As we were well into our retirement years, my wife and I were getting increasingly concerned about whether our savings and investments would see us through the rest of our lives and our grown children were becoming very concerned about us as well. We had no idea how to measure our current spending against our long-term needs.

Sheryl helped us focus on the problem and gave us tools to budget and monitor our expenses.  I can honestly say that this is the first time that either of us has learned to Budget. She is teaching us to live within our boundaries.  Sheryl is easy to work with and has substantially lifted our burden of uncertainty.

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Bobbe Wolf, Photographer & Hugh Brodkey, Retired Attorney
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“I have been working with Sheryl for over 3 years now. Prior to working with her, I did not understand the value of financial planning and monthly budgeting. The software program she typically uses Money Minder is very user friendly. Sheryl is very compassionate and understanding of one’s needs. She has gone above and beyond in helping me get my finances in check. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their financial health!”

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Connie Izquierdo
M.A.CCC-SLP,COM., Certified Speech Pathologist
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“I met Sheryl quite a few years ago, somewhere between 55 and 60 years old. Sheryl offered financial literacy—a new concept to me. We moved through obstacles and highs as well as lows (unemployment). It has been a journey and Sheryl provided a guiding light, a steady force, and a compassionate heart. Sheryl offers insights and provides resources. She encourages self-discovery while constantly making available concrete tools such as a “budget-like” website to use and books that tend to empower, rather than shame.”

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Marla Goldberg
Volunteer Services Coordinator