Welcome to Ordinary Badass
The website for people who want to be more badass in their everyday life.
Access lots of free videos and articles to inspire, inform and connect you with people who are living ordinary badass lives.
Sign up for online webinars that address common wellbeing and mental health issues that can hold you back from living your best life.
The Ordinary Badass Course
Attend an intensive face-to-face workshop grounded in evidence-based theory and experiential work designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to feel more fulfilled, joyful and connected.
Exclusive access to a growing community of people who want to support and grow together.
The Ordinary Badass Approach
In my work as a therapist and workshop facilitator I've learned a lot about what makes us tick and why it's so hard to change. This work is grounded in attachment theory, the neurophysiology of stress and trauma, gestalt and relational therapies, and embodied mindfulness practice. You can learn more about me here.
In this video I explain how my approach to personal development can help you live a more fulfilling life.
3 Founding Principles
of Personal Development That Works
nothing is going to change if you don't know who you are or what you're doing
Solution: practices that get you grounded in the here and now.
nothing is going to change if you stay in your comfort zone
Solution: skills to overcome your fear and the resistance to change we all experience.
nothing is going to change if you don't connect with the people in your life
Solution: support and community to help you show up in your relationships.
I can help you improve your awareness, act with more confidence, and relate better with the people in your life.
If you are ready to book a webinar or the 8 day course go straight to the booking section by clicking the button below.
Or if you want to find out more, just keep scrolling for more information.
Read what some of my clients have to say about working with me.
"I have found Etain to be a deeply insightful, intelligent and honest therapist. She sees and hears and responds actively to what I say, and even more to what I am feeling and experiencing. Etain’s humour and evident compassion helped me to feel safe and at ease during therapy, and she challenged me to move forward."
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Ordinary Badass Course
Let me take you on a tour of the Ordinary Badass Course
Week Two: Awareness
Moment by moment self-awareness is a badass skill.
Week Three: Responsibility
We need to take personal responsibility for our lives in order to make them badass.
Week Four: Affection
Having affection for the full range of emotions we all feel - and appreciating what they have to teach us - is a truly badass way to live.
Week 5: Relationships
We have to show up fully in our relationships to make them work.
Week Six: Action
Nothing changes in life without action.
Week Seven: Transitions
Once we move out of our comfort zone, then what?
Week Eight: Integration
Putting it all together is truly badass.
Who is this course for?
People who want to stop being held back by anxiety, depression and unfulfilling relationships.
People who are willing to do serious work to get what they want.
People who are willing to make real changes.
People who want to be adults.
People who are willing to own their shit.
People who want to connect deeply with other people.
People who want to receive as much as they give.
People who want to develop embodied awareness.
People who want to live with integrity and purpose.
People who are willing to embrace the full spectrum of their experience, not just the nice, pretty, positive stuff.
People who have a healthy sense of humour.
Who is this course not for?
Sign up for one my introductory webinars.
Webinar: Introduction to Depression
Depression isn't just a matter of mind over matter. Learn what causes depression and what you can do to help yourself when the black dog comes to visit.
Click on the links to book your place on our upcoming courses, webinars and group coaching.
The Ordinary Badass Podcast
Real People. Ordinary Lives. Inspiring Stories.
Lisa and I talk about how she got out of the rut she had got stuck in, and now lives a perfectly ordinary life with honesty and bravery.
Would you like to work with me?
My Ordinary Badass Course is starting 7 January 2020 and it's going to be a lot of fun.
Last seats available BOOK NOW
Meet the Chief
I've devoted my life to promoting positive health and wellbeing through peer-support groups, training, counselling and a range of community based projects for the past 20+ years. I have a BA in Psychology, post-graduate Counselling qualifications. I also hold a Masters Degree in Creative Writing, am a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and Laughter Yoga leader, and have a range of teaching and management qualifications.
I am passionate about giving people accessible knowledge and skills that help make everyday life fulfilling, joyful and badass.
When I'm not working with people as a counsellor in private practice or running workshops and webinars, I live an ordinary life, just like you. I haven't climbed Everest, I've never run a marathon or come first in my class. You won't see pictures of my feet in the sand on a tropical beach or hear stories you can't relate to, because I'm just like you.
I've had my fair share of challenges in life and I've definitely made mistakes. I juggle finances, cook meals, try to be a good parent, and spend too much time online.
I also eat what I like, laugh a lot, and have wonderful friends. And I couldn't be happier or more fulfilled because I've learned that being joyful doesn't depend on material things or external circumstances. I enjoy spending time with my son, especially getting outdoors and having adventures in our tiny campervan. I love to dance and I'm a lifelong student of mindful and embodied practices. And I'll give you a mean rendition of Dolly Parton on the ukulele if you ask nicely.
So everything I teach is a lesson I've learned myself, and I apply it every day. And I'd love it if you joined me because we're more badass together.
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