I didn’t have a vision board, but now I do. I celebrated my 27th birthday on 19th November, so my vision board came right on time for MY new year, and THE new year. Ironically, everything I learned at the vision board workshop was tested in the latter part of November, so while I simmer down, I sat down to answer some questions I think you might want the answers too!
HOW WAS THE VISION BOARD WORKSHOP?
I found a great word to describe the vision board workshop, but as luck would have it, I can’t remember it now. It was like being pampered on my wedding day or birthday. I felt very special, and loved, and as if I was the most important person in the room. Sonja was attentive, and gentle, even going so far as offering to change the scents she had burning if they were overwhelming or irritating my allergies. Sonja lives in a beach community, and it was perfectly cool that Saturday morning. Her home is an oasis, and when I wasn’t engaged in the process, I was admiring the nurturing environment she has created for herself and people like you and me.
WHAT DID YOU DO AT THE VISION BOARD WORKSHOP?
I created a vision board, of course. I also decided on a word/mantra for 2019 and participated in the meditation/mindfulness exercises that were presented on the day.
WHAT WAS THE BEST PART OF THE VISION BOARD WORKSHOP?
Sonja is exceptional at her job. I’m confident that there is no one who can do what she does, the way she does it. You and I can create a vision board at home, but there is no way to replicate the model Sonja has developed as an expert in this field. It is incredible, and it works. You don’t just walk away with a vision board, you walk away with knowledge of self – and that’s invaluable.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF AT THE VISION BOARD WORKSHOP?
Quite a bit, actually. I answered weird, uncomfortable questions, and explored questions that I did not have an answer for right away. I sat in the space and allowed the answers to bubble up and spill over. It was wonderful to talk openly to Sonja, and Roxanne, who was also present at the workshop. I’ll be touching on this in more detail in another blog post.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT VISION BOARDS AT THE VISION BOARD WORKSHOP?
Creating a vision board is not a destination, it’s a journey. And as much as I would have liked to and planned to ‘complete’ my vision board on the day – it’s not something to be compressed into one day, one time, and one moment. It’s not an event, but a process. Sonja’s workshop guides that process.
In my previous post, you will notice that I wanted to be strategic and methodical about the images, quotes, and words I placed on my board. I imagined that analyzing each one carefully would increase the probability of my goals coming to pass. I learned that while I could be fully present in the moment, I couldn’t ‘control’, ‘force’ or ‘overthink’ my vision board. It ended up taking shape very nicely, without the help of my ego.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THE VISION BOARD WORKSHOP?
Sonja’s vision board workshop is five hours long. It sounds like a lot, but time flies. All the activities were presented perfectly, but I would have loved more time to assemble my vision board. However, there is a reason for everything and I plan to finish the vision board over the holiday season. With that said, I would totally attend a full-day or one-day, one-night rendition of this workshop – a weekend would be fantastic!
ANYTHING WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS VISION BOARD WORKSHOP?
It’s a group workshop but the groups are always small. I shared the workshop with a fellow copywriter, which was fun. I’ve seen quite a few of the pics from Sonja’s workshops and attendees have mostly been groups of 2 – 3 people, often family or friends. You don’t have to feel shy or uncomfortable about sharing the space with a stranger, and you are welcome to do a group booking if you want to enjoy the experience with someone you know. Sonja is a big believer in good ol’ positive vibes, and in her own way, she screens all clients who come into her space. So you’re in awesome company.
Is there anything else you would like to know about vision board workshops, or this vision board workshop in particular? Let me know in the comments!
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