The See Yourself E-Course
Do You Struggle with Seeing Yourself Photos?
What if for 7 days you let yourself be seen, to resist the urge to hide behind the lens and bravely become the focus of it?
To start witnessing your life in photos with you in it?
To see yourself with compassion.
To see yourself with curiosity.
To see yourself from a new perspective.
To see yourself outside of the old stories of your inner critic and make room for a new voice.
Are you ready to see yourself?
Perhaps you’re always the one holding the camera?
Or you’re convinced you’re not “photogenic” so you’re never in photos.
Or if you are, you conveniently place yourself behind someone else so you’re not visible.
Maybe you’ve known it’s time to be in photos again for a while but just aren’t sure how to leap that chasm you’ve created or find when you try your inner critic just awaits you.
Are you ready to see yourself with more kindness?
This class is called SEE Yourself as so much of our relationship to photos is defined by others. What others might think about our photo. What others have said that influenced our relationship to our body and self-worth. This isn’t about the world seeing you (though it will have ripple effects). This is about you seeing yourself without prioritizing those outside perceptions and letting yourself feel seen, feel witnessed, feel supported, feel recognized, by yourself first and foremost.
Yes, this is a selfie class. But the selfie is truly just the medium to reconnect with ourselves. To look at the person looking back at you in the lens and start welcome them rather than resist them. To get curious about how those old stories about your relationship to photo might be wrong and what new stories might await.
The activities in this class are playful yet all you need is a phone to take part. In fact I encourage you to use a phone camera for this class so you don’t put technical challenges in your own way!
This class may be a fit for you if:
You've been recommended the 30 Day program but it's not presently in session or 7 days feels like a better fit for you right now.
You aren't often in photos or hide from the lens.
You haven't seen a photo of yourself in a while
You want to be in photos but feel uncomfortable in front of the lens and not sure how to take selfies other than an arms length photo
What you'll need:
A camera of any sort. Smartphones 100% welcome (in fact, they work great for these activities). Point and shoot or DSLR’s too. You don’t need fancy gear or photo knowledge to take part.
5-10 minutes per day to playfully explore the activity. The activities are meant to be something you can easily integrate into your daily life.
How it works:
Each day for the 7 day class you'll receive an activity from me in your email inbox for you to explore and you're invited to do the activity at your own pace during the day.
The class starts as soon as you register!
$39 CAD (thats around $30 USD). PayPal will adjust the cost for your currency (note it's further in the process than the first page once you 'Add to Cart' but of course, before you pay)!
Register for See Yourself
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Join in for this session of See Yourself and explore 7 powerful days of activities!
Prices are in Canadian Dollars and PayPal will exchange it into your currency.
I’m Vivienne, your guide in this online class. I created Be Your Own Beloved E-Courses after many years of using the camera as a tool to find my way back from a deep struggle with negative body image and self-hate. The curriculum in this program is derived from the same tools that I used to heal how I saw myself and find my own voice of how I saw myself (outside of my inner critics voice).
I hope you enjoy getting to know yourself through the lens and don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions!
For those of you on the fence, trust me. Sign up. I’ve taken two courses with Vivienne and I’ll surely sign up for more. Vivienne is compassionate without being schmaltzy, creative without being flighty, and meets learners where they are. Her ability to create a community seems easy but as an online educator, I know how hard it is. Her classes are well worth the investment and they made me love the camera and myself.
How is this class different than the 30 Day Be Your Own Beloved E-CourseSee Yourself is very similar to Be Your Own Beloved but is a 7 day version or could be considered a warm-up class to the 30 Day Beloved class. The activities are different and don’t overlap so you won’t be repeating content if you take the 30 day class later. This class is also more gentle. In the full 30 day class we dig into Body Acceptance more as the month goes by. The focus of this 7 day class is really just to get YOU in the photo so I wanted to keep it gentle and ease you into the practice of seeing yourself through the lens. I know it’s a vulnerable thing to start seeing yourself in photos so it’s not necessarily ‘easy’ no matter what!
Is this a self-portrait class?See Yourself is an adventure into self-portraiture, but as you’ll discover, self-portraiture isn’t just about capturing our image but rather it is about seeing ourselves in a new light and in that way, this class is indeed about self-portraiture. That said, there is no pressure to take a specific type of self-portrait at any time during the class. You can take photos of your feet or something in your hand. You will be asked to take some sort of a self-portrait each day as part of creating a self-care practice through self-portraiture but I promise you it will be oh so much fun!
Do I get feedback on my photos?This class is self-paced so it can start anytime and is self paced so there is no community group or direct feedback on your photos. If that's what you're looking for, you should definitely join in for the next session of Be Your Own Beloved instead. But what's powerful about doing a class without a group is that you can really do it for yourself first and foremost! Then share if you feel drawn to. You might share on Instagram or sign up with a friend and text your photos to one another each day to have an accountability buddy! Or you're welcome to share your favourite photos from the class with me via email.
It says the prices are in CAD. What would that be in my currency?Indeed, I’m Canadian, so tIndeed, I’m Canadian, so the prices in Canadian currency but when you put the class into your cart, paypal will let you know what it will be in your currency before purchasing the class. You can check here to get a sense of what it would be though it may be a slightly different rate via paypal. If you have any further questions about this don’t hesitate to click the contact form and connect with me!he prices in Canadian currency but when you put the class into your cart, paypal will let you know what it will be in your currency before purchasing the class. You can check here to get a sense of what it would be though it may be a slightly different rate via paypal. If you have any further questions about this don’t hesitate to click the contact form and connect with me!