Break Free from fear
follow your desires
& take action!
An 8-week 7-MODULE interactive video course
Time moves so quickly, and yet the days pass slowly, in monotony.
Every morning, it's a monumental effort to get out of bed. You push the snooze button until you have to frantically rush around to get yourself ready.
You used to have fun, meet with your friends, try new things, and take care of yourself. Now, if you're not working your evenings are passed mindlessly flipping through the channels, playing online games, or endlessly scrolling through social media — your only real engagement these days.
It feels like your big accomplishment of the day is getting dinner on the table, or making it through another work day.
At dinner, your spouse questions your second glass of wine. Or was it a third? You lash out, but then feel terrible. And then you wonder, "Is the bottle really gone?"
You spend the rest of your evening mindlessly flipping through the channels until you MUST go to bed. You ask yourself, “What did I even do today?”
AND YOU GET TO DO IT ALL AGAIN — TOMORROW...
But you want to be here...
You want a life of passion and intention — to do something that sets your mind on fire and your hard overflowing with purpose. You want to be 'in love' with your spouse again, and you want a community of amazing friends to share with.
Journaling will help you find the answers you're looking for and the way back to YOU.
I feel you. Because I've been you.
You may have tried to sort it out yourself in the past, or you may have sought help. But it didn’t stick, and you found yourself sinking back into old patterns.
Up until now, you haven’t understood why you feel the way you do, so it hasn’t been possible to break free from the fears that are holding you back.
When you journal, you get results because it brings you back to your heart and to the core of how your fears began.
You begin the healing process from the inside, out.
I’m Kathy Mercure,
a passionate storyhealer and writing coach.
I help women to create the life they’ve only ever dreamed of — by listening to their hearts and healing their stories.
The year I was turning forty-nine, I was at a crossroad. I had moved to a new city and started a freelance writing business but I knew no one, had no close friends, and I felt lost. I sank into that familiar funk that had visited me sporadically over the years. When money got tight because I was so afraid of failure and didn’t feel worthy of success, I reached out, pick up the pen and found my journal waiting to listen. With the guidance of mentors, I worked through the wall I'd built up around me to protect myself. I began to live my life authentically and with power I never knew I had.
When I saw women struggling mightily with their fears, trying to find meaning in their lives, I knew that I could help because journaling through my own pain and fear had made me stronger and more resilient. Braver.
Now I help women like you who are ready to heal their lives, take action, and move through their fears, using the journal as their guide.
"I love the way Kathy engages the audience, the gentle and encouraging way that she nudges to go deeper, and the confidence she has in the student's ability to do this and that it doesn't have to be perfect. This has been such an effective tool and it makes me feel like a writer!! It's so helpful when I know I can tap into Kathy's guidance and do this together. I have talked about this course to others and they are fascinated with the format and content." — Jo Ann Beckie in a Writing From the Heart testimonial
You don’t know how to get ‘unstuck’
You’ve read all the self-help books, you practice gratitude, you say your affirmations. You may have tried counseling or enrolled in courses, but you have never been able to make yourself follow through to the finish. Nothing seems to work.
So you stay stuck in a deep, deep rut. So deep you think it’s your ‘normal’.
You’ve tried to get your life back on track by eating better, going to the gym. It feels great while you’re focused, but as soon as something happens to throw you off track — a birthday with cake, working late at the office so you miss the gym, a few late nights — you give up because you've blown it and it’s never going to get better, anyway, so why bother trying?
You’ve always been the one everyone depends upon. At work you run yourself ragged as you try to find a sense of purpose and achievement in your work. And it's getting harder to keep up the pace.
Your relationship with your husband or partner is less than great. You used to have fun together, there was passion, and you could talk into the wee hours of the night. Now, you mostly retreat to your neutral corners because there is less tension. Yet, you yearn for the closeness that you used to share when you were a team — before life and ‘reality’ got in the way.
You are starting to think that you are turning into your mother. You swore you’d never become your mother, but here you are… without focus, your light has dimmed, you’ve become passive, or passive-aggressive. You continue to stay stuck. Worse, you’re well on your way to passing the legacy onto your daughter. You hate that she's seeing this happen to you, but you feel powerless to pull yourself out of it. You sure as hell don’t want her to end up here...
You don’t feel connected, but you yearn for a community of people who ‘get’ you. You’ve thought about joining a club, or volunteering in your spare time, or finding a group of women you can have coffee with, but it never seems to work, you never know what to say when you get there because you're always protecting yourself.
There’s something missing, but you can’t figure out what. You may have been able to get yourself out of your funk in the past, but this time you’re at a loss. You can’t do it alone. You need help. You want to get to the core of what’s going on, but you don’t even know where to begin. So you do nothing.
This state of perpetual frozen avoidance is fear
Begin with journaling
With my support and mentorship, you’ll find yourself digging deep, discovering old passions that you have long forgotten, or are from a part of your life you no longer recognize. You’ll unearth old hurts that are the core of your fears. And you'll learn to let them go so you can move forward again.
You could choose to stay scared and small, but there will be consequences
Doing nothing has consequences. You know it because you’ve seen it happen to so many women — perhaps your own mother. Don’t let doing nothing lead to extinguishing your fire or allowing life to lead you instead of you leading your life.
Doing nothing and drifting can mean sinking into real depression — the kind where the doctor prescribes pills. You swore you’d never go there. So don’t let it happen.
There is a proven link between depression and physical illness. Professor David Goldberg of the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK, reports that the rate of depression in patients with a chronic disease is almost three times higher than the norm. Depressive illness can also precede a physical disease. It has been linked to coronary heart disease, stroke, colorectal cancer, back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and possibly type 2 diabetes.
Research has also found that journal writing is therapeutic. And, writing about important personal experiences is not only good for your mental health, but your physical health as well, according to James Pennebaker, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Texas in Austin. Pennebaker, author of Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, found that writing about upsetting personal experiences for just 20 minutes at a time, over three or four days, can result in a significant drop in blood pressure and a healthier immune system.
When you have a life that’s filled with passion, purpose, and connection, you:
Greet each day with intention and action. You jump out bed, slipping into your exercise gear, lacing up your running shoes and heading out the front door for a brisk walk BEFORE you’ve had your coffee or turned on the computer!
Find energy and focus. You find yourself losing hours — but this time doing what you love! You have more than enough energy to get to the end of your to-do list. And you’ve lost the guilt when you choose not to work.
Take care of yourself. You stop spending so much time TV surfing and try actual surfing! You lace up your walking shoes and explore. You eat better because you stop hating your body and want to take care of it.
Have a community that you actively engage in. You joined the gym and found a circle of friends or a woman’s group — and you found your inner goddess! It feels good to laugh and cry and celebrate.
Fall in love with your husband again! The spark is back and you’re getting to know each other on a completely different level. You’re sharing more of the load together, going on date nights, and staying up late talking and rediscovering your passion for each other.
Are curious about the world around you. Your wanderlust has found you again. You’re finally planning that return trip to Tuscany with your husband — and this time you’re taking a cooking course with a chef!
Create better relationships with your children. When you choose to end the legacy of self-defeat, anger, abuse, and addiction, you show your children what it means to fill your own cup to overflowing so you can also help others. You can show them that risk-taking pays off in self-worth.
Fall in love with life again! You found purpose in helping in your community or you’ve turned your hobby into that business you always wanted to try. It’s like having a second career, but it doesn’t feel like work because it feels like it’s what you were born to do.
When you have the right support — and do the work — your dreams can become reality
BREAK FREE is the answer!
Break Free From Fear is an eight-week, 7-module interactive video coaching program that helps you get your life unstuck by moving through your fears and towards your desires.
Don’t worry, we’re in this together
You'll learn to still your mind
Allowing your mind to slow down in a form of writing meditation, you will find yourself more calm, more relaxed, more open-hearted and more receptive in your life.
you'll Hear the wisdom of your heart
Your heart already has all the answers. No one can tell you how to heal. You do it yourself. You learn to trust your inner wisdom.
You’ll be more willing to be vulnerable
Listening to your heart will blow the doors open to possibility. You'll be willing to follow your dreams and live the life you've always wanted.
you'll look at your fears
We'll spend time you looking at your fears and then face them. You'll learn to stop hiding from and fighting Fear.
You’ll move toward your dreams
When you release your 'sh!t' and move through your fears, you'll create an action plan to move toward your dreams and desires.
We'll work together in a very small group
At the group coaching level, we'll form an intimate bond not only in class, but throughout the week in our private facebook group. I'll be with you as we work through it all.
Here’s what we’ll be doing together
Break Free is a combination of video lessons for doing in the privacy of your home, and live online discussion to work through your worries, anxieties, and questions.
This course will inspire you, free you, propel you forward, and give you the courage to take action.
It’s a deep exploration of our fears and our desires — and where they collide. But it's so much more! It's also about taking action to move through the fears that have been holding you back. It's about practical, achievable actions, valuable lessons, writing practices, and weekly challenges to step out of your fear box and move towards a life you'll be excited about living!
Best of all, I’ll be with you every step of the way. All Break Free levels include private, one-to-one coaching.
At the Group Coaching level, we’ll be working together in a very small group of people who are also ready to break free from their constricting fears. We’ll quickly develop into a close-knit supportive group that I call a cocoon of love. Together, you and your cocoon-mates will transform from fear-filled to fear-less people who are moving toward their dream.
At the Private Coaching level, we'll meet each week and work together one-to-one to keep you moving, talk about your progress, where you're acing the course and where you need extra help.
Over eight weeks, we’ll work together to:
We begin by learning how to connect to your voice of knowing with my foundational masterclass, Writing From the Heart.
Each week, I'll post a module with the video lesson and workbook for you to work through in the comfort of your home. Each module includes insights and inspirations and plenty of journaling practices for you to move through your fears, desires and actions.
At the group coaching and private coaching levels, we'll also meet each week to discuss your insights, challenges, a-ha moments and excitement as you realize that you CAN break free from your fears! On our last week together, we'll do a recap and discuss the plan you're taking into action for beginning to living the life of your vision.
In the self-directed course, I've included a private, one-to-one session.
You'll build and develop your writing muscle and find and develop your core strengths, which will see you through as you create and move through your action plan.
You'll be excited to create an action plan to begin creating the life you've dreamed of, but never believed you could lead — UNTIL NOW!
Let's take a look at what you'll learn in each module:
(Hover over the modules to find out what's in store each week)
Did you say BONUSES? I've got you covered!
Writing From The Heart
We'll start off with my foundational course — discovering and using the 7 essential tools and 5 steps to listening to your heart.
Whatever you need
One of the many benefits of doing this course together is that I can tailor it to wherever the group is at. We could have a special guest, take another week to dive deeper, work through stuff... whatever you need.
(private and group coaching)
Private Coaching Session
A 1-hour one-to-one coaching session with me! We can talk about anything you like and you get to decide at which point you need extra help, or a pep talk.
Video recordings of each module that are yours to keep forever.
The key to writing from your heart is quieting your mind. In this 7-minute meditation, I'll prepare you for hearing your heart — PLUS you get an hour of concentration writing music.
Each week, you'll receive a new workbook to guide you through the modules, including written transcripts, extra questions and prompts, and resources links.
15 tips for wFTH
Gentle reminders to make the most of your Writing From the Heart experience.
A supportive, private facebook group to share with your cocoon-mates, rise to challenges, and ask questions. I’ll be on there with you, every day.
In 8 weeks of deep exploration of your fears, desires and actions, private and group meeting time, lots of writing, a one-to-one session with me, and bonus materials, Break Free will put you on your path to healing and unblocking your life!
Simple and profound
"I love the simplicity and directness of this course and Kathy's message. I teach and coach emotional healing and have known the importance of journaling the feelings for many many years, but Kathy's methods give form and structure to what is loosely termed as journaling or freewriting. I find this course highly beneficial and helpful. I highly recommend this course and all Kathy's writing courses to anyone who is passionate about self discovery and spiritual development. Thank you Kathy, for this gift." — Miranda Suryadjaja in a Writing From the Heart testimonial
more than a course, this could change your life.
This is a beautiful course and Kathy, the instructor, is a beautiful person. I could feel how much she cared and wants to help people by sharing this amazing writing practice. The practice is deeply healing, and great for journal writing, but has also breathed new life into my novel writing. From the first time I tried writing from the heart, it felt like I had come home." — Morgan Roche in a Writing From the Heart testimonial
Asking the right questions
"Kathy's gentle, yet probing techniques pushed me to dig a little deeper and ask the right questions and before I knew it my words were flowing with much ease. Kathy has a unique gift and her gentle and loving approach was exactly what my heart required in order to unleash the words that had been trapped in my mind." — Diane MacDonald in a Writing From the Heart testimonial
Break Free is different from other journaling courses you may have tried before
1. We’re in this together
If you’re like me and so many others, you need accountability and gentle nudges to keep you going. I used to call myself the Queen of Procrastination!
With Break Free's group and private coaching options, you get accountability, gentle nudges and peer support every week of out eight weeks together. I’m with you all the way. This is tender stuff, and in a loving and gentle way I will guide you through the process that I personally created from my own experiences. I will challenge you and love you through the process of discovering and naming your fears and desires. Then, as we take action, I’m there with the tough-love you’ll need to stay on track.
And don’t forget the support of your cocoon-mates in the group coaching option! We’re all in this together and we will support, encourage and fight for each other because we are each fighting for our own lives.
In the self-directed option, you will also have a private, one-to-one coaching session with me.
2. Fear is NOT the enemy you think it is…
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my struggles with my own fears, it’s that fear is not the enemy. In fact, Fear is part of you. And if you're feeling Fear at the thought of following your desires, you can be sure that your heart is calling you. I believe in taking Fear along for the ride, not kicking her ass (or worse)! I may believe that you're taking her along for the ride, but I also believe in being firm about who's in the driver's seat — YOU!
3. You develop a customized road map to navigate through your fears
Think of me as your guide to learning to navigate by following your own inner GPS. I have the tools, the techniques, and I've experienced (and worked through) many of the same fears as you have. This is a method you can use over and over again, each time your fears collide with your desires.
My journal writing courses have been proven to help connect your heart to your brain to your pen, to find answers, and to create change. Just ask the 8000 students who have signed up for my courses!
4. Because I freaking care so much about you!
I am a petri dish of experience. I was in such a state of uncertainty a few years ago, I felt as though I alternated between feeling like a china doll wrapped in cotton gauze (nothing could get in, nothing could come out) — or a marshmallow wrapped in barbed wire (I lashed out at the smallest criticism I felt, to the point I distanced myself from all but a few people who knew me well enough not to hurt me so I didn’t have to hurt them). Through journaling and mentorship, I broke through, found my passion, and changed my story to feature myself as the heroine instead of the victim.
I know journal writing heals, because I, and many of my students, have made huge changes, finding clarity and answers in our lives, with the help of journaling. I want that for you too.
Questions? I have answers!
+ I’ve tried journaling before and it didn’t work. What makes this course so special?
Honestly, I don’t know if there’s ever been something like this before. I’ll be with you every step of the way and we’ll be working together either privately, or in a very small group of people who are also ready to break free from their constricting fears. As in my past live workshops, in the group option, we’ll quickly develop into a close-knit supportive group that I call the cocoon of love. It’s kind of like a mastermind group of women who support, challenge, and keep each other accountable. Together we’ll transform ourselves from fear-filled to fear-less women who are moving toward their dreams. When you’ve completed this course, you will have a plan and a system that you developed to keep moving forward — and journal writing will be a habit and your place to sort out any bumps or roadblocks you encounter on your way to creating the life you desire.
+ Do I have to write by hand?
When you write by hand — you slow down your mind and still that chittering bird brain that — so that you can hear your heart speaking. This is what I call Writing From the Heart and it forms the foundation of everything I teach. It’s all about connecting your heart to your brain to your pen. You simply become a conduit that records what she hears. Try it. Once slowing down your thoughts and hearing your heart becomes a ritual and a habit for you, by all means, use your computer. Just make sure you turn off all distractions while you write.
+ I’m not a writer, what if I run out of things to say?
The most wonderful thing about writing from your heart is that you become a receiver and recorder of thoughts — it’s a listening practice, not a writing practice. And don’t worry, I will always be there, guiding you with topics to write about. As long as you are connected to the voice of your heart, you will never run out of things to say.
+ I’m afraid to find something traumatic in my past…
I felt the same way, but I, and thousands of students who’ve taken my courses, know the heart is gentle and loving and will only tell you what you’re ready to know. Writing from the heart is like following a spiral — you circle around the core of what there is to discover (sometimes over many writing sessions) until you are ready to know what lies beneath the hurt and fear. You’ll be able to look at each memory from an adult perspective, knowing that nothing and no one can hurt you like that again. However, some of these journaling practices may trigger those with deep, unresolved trauma. It is best that you follow your own inner wisdom. I cannot accept responsibility if this happens.
+ Will I be free of fear at the end of this course?
By the end of our eight weeks together, you’ll be the one in the driver’s seat of your life, not Fear. She will always be a passenger on your journey, but as you learn to trust yourself and move toward your desires, you’ll be the CEO of your own life. When she starts to fuss, you’ll know that if there isn’t imminent physical danger (what Fear is really meant to warn you about) then you are moving closer to something that is really important for you to experience.
+ What if I can’t attend all the classes?
I’ve got you covered. All lessons will be recorded, so even if you can’t attend every class, you will be able to follow along and keep up. If you can't attend the weekly live meetings, they may be recorded if group consensus is reached.
+ How do I know if this course is for me?
If you’re struggling in your life, missing the courageous, fun-loving woman you once were, and you’re determined to get her back, then this course is for you.
If the thought of doing this course with a group of women you don’t know scares the heck out of you, that’s a very good indication you need to join us!
However, some of these journaling practices may trigger those with deep, unresolved trauma. It is best that you follow your own inner wisdom as to whether this course is for you, or not. I cannot accept responsibility if this happens.
+ Who isn’t suited for this program?
This course will ask a lot of you: it will challenge you to take a serious look at your life, your past, what you fear, and what you desire. It challenges you to step out of your comfort zone. If you aren’t ready to courageously go there, week after week, and in the time in between lessons, this is not the course for you. If you have deep, unresolved trauma, this course is NOT for you, unless you also have the guidance of a therapist.
+ I’m working with a counselor/coach. Will Break Free From Fear still be a good fit?
Since Break Free From Fear is a healing course about using your journal to work through your issues and make changes in your life, it's the perfect complement to any self-exploration healing you may be doing. Having the journal to record and make sense of all the changes happening in your life is the perfect way to explore and look back upon your progress.
However, some of these journaling practices may trigger those with deep, unresolved trauma. It is best that you follow your own inner wisdom. I cannot accept responsibility if this happens.
+ How long do I have to finish this program?
This interactive video course spans an 8-week period. You can take as long as you need to finish the modules. The video modules will be yours to keep forever, so you can go back to them again and again. Recordings of the weekly live meetings may be recorded, if group consensus is reached.
+ How long do I have to book my one-on-one call?
When you register and pay, you can book your call anytime during the 8 weeks the course is running, or for two weeks after the course has ended if you need a bit more time.
+ What if I don’t like the course? Do you have a refund policy?
If you attend the workshops, do all the work and find that Fear is still running your life after our 8 weeks together, I will, of course, give you a full refund. But if you sign up for Break Free From Fear and decide not to continue, refunds will not be issued. This is life-changing work we’re doing here, so please be sure this course is for you.
Not finding the answer to your questions here?
Ready to bust out of your fear box and create the life you’re excited to live each day? Let's do this!
7 life-changing lessons +
- 8 private coaching sessions
- A program that's tailored to you!
- Membership in my inner circle & special discounts on new courses
- 7 workbooks to guide you
- 7 videos lessons are yours forever
- guided meditation
- 15 tips to WFTH
- Save $200 when you attend an information webinar and enroll + my new Heart's Desire Meditation Journaling course
7 life-changing lessons +
- 8 weeks of group coaching
- 1 private coaching session
- A program that's tailored to the group's needs
- 7 workbooks to guide you
- video lessons are yours to keep forever
- guided meditation
- 15 tips to WFTH
- private facebook group
- Save $100 when you attend an information webinar and enroll + my new Heart's Desire Meditation Journaling course
7 life-changing lessons +
- 1 private coaching session
- 7 workbooks to guide you
- 7 video lessons are yours to keep forever
- guided meditation
- 15 tips to WFTH
- Save $25 when you attend an information webinar and enroll + my new Heart's Desire Meditation Journaling course
(If you're living in Canada, please contact me before sign-up to pay in Canadian Dollars)
If you feel drawn to Break Free From Fear, but the thought of doing it scares the heck out of you, it’s a very good indication you need to join us for this life-changing course!