Discover your true self

Joy of Being You is a deep inner journey to discover who you are and what you can be. Connection to your authentic self is the foundation of joyful, meaningful life. The 10 weeks of self-inquiry in a relational space liberate your truthful feelings and expression, and improve your self-knowledge and relational intelligence. It is a unique personal experience where changes are guaranteed.

Content of the 10-week program

Nine guided meditations
Creative journaling process with a pair
Five 2-hour group meetings in Zoom
Access to the monthly Joy of Being Sharing Circles after the process

Joy of Being You happens in a relational space of deep connection and authentic expression. It is a safe and free space to find a deeper connection to your true Self and to others, and explore what your inner truth in your heart wants to tell you. You learn to give and receive mutual support to the others, and to listen with caring honesty and presence. All emotions, creations and expressions are welcome exactly as they are. This space makes deep healing possible.

Guided meditation and creative journaling

Guided meditations bring your awareness to the space within – the space of inner quiet and wisdom where you can see yourself and your life from a higher perspective. They give way for your inner voice to be heard and hidden things to arise. Whether you meditate or not, this will be a great experience to learn.

Each of the nine meditations lasts about 10 minutes and has its own theme. You are committed to listening to the meditations 2-3 times a week.

After listening to a meditation you start journaling freely. This is your tool for creative self-expression of your feelings, sensations, thoughts, needs and experiences. Writing helps you to communicate from your inner being, gain insights of yourself, express yourself freely and clearly, and reprogram your conditioned mind with loving thoughts.

Journey with a pair

We heal in deep connection and need another person to be our witness and mirror to really see ourselves. Therefore you share the journey with a pair.

You and your pair share your texts with each other in a circle that is private for just the two of you. You also feel, sense and reflect the texts of your pair and respond to them.

One participant expressed her experience of the shared space like this:

"With my pair it was a very interesting ‘ride on a healing wheel’. Her fire was my fire, her questions stirred my questions, her new insights inspired my new insights – and vice versa. There was much freedom, absolute honesty, and a lot of joy all the way through. I felt truly honored to witness her process and was grateful to share mine. It was like a Dance. She danced her Dance and I danced mine, side by side, laughing, crying – absolutely alive and thriving."

You can sign up on the program either by yourself and find a partner from the circle or join with your partner, friend, team mate or anybody suitable for sharing the journey with you.

Group meetings

All participants come together in five Zoom video meetings. They will be organized both in English and in Finnish. In the meetings, everyone has a chance to practice to express themselves freely and share things with other participants.

A process beyond activities

Guided meditation guides your subconscious to a specific direction. It opens a box of memories, thoughts, emotions, patterns, and all other things stored into your system. When you start to write, you grasp the first pile of things and deal with them by letting the text arise from within. But the box is not closed afterwards. It remains open and your subconscious keeps working with its content. It takes days – or even more – to go through the content of the box that is available for processing, and make the adjustments to your patterns and models. This is why so many things in the Joy of Being You process happen in between the meditations and writing. It is literally a 10-week process, with no breaks in between.

You are the creator of your journey

Joy of Being You is not a program for specific content you need to learn. There is no curriculum, no teacher, no doctrine. It is not about an external source or authority giving you answers or defining your path. Only you hold the power to heal yourself and that is why this is about your journey inward. You will get all the tools, resources and support you need to dive deep to your own self. With the help of your inner guidance, you choose what you make out of them.

Benefits & Outcomes

Better Self-Knowledge

Joy of Being You supports your awareness of your emotions, thoughts and body. You learn to recognize limiting beliefs and inner blocks, understand your emotions and experience pure feelings. With high self-knowledge comes meaning, passion and self-appreciation.

Strong & Healthy Relationships

Working with a pair and small group improves your relational intelligence and teaches you valuable skills to be brought into your relationships. The most important ones of these are letting yourself be truly seen, being a mirror for others and creating a mutual, intimate connection with them. You also learn to establish healthy boundaries and balance giving and receiving.

Shadow Work

Before you can step into a new version of yourself, you need to let go of fears, anxieties, limiting beliefs and unhealthy attachments. Joy of Being You process helps you to understand your inner shadows so you can either release them or integrate them into your life in a more constructive way. When you release what no longer serves you, you make space for the new to emerge.

Inner Wisdom

Your heart, true feelings and intuition tell you what is truly valuable in life. Guided meditations and creative journaling help you to connect to the space within, listen to its voice and wisdom, and make decisions and express yourself based on that.

Truthful & Creative Expression

During the process you express yourself creatively by writing and speaking. You learn to allow your creative expression flow freely and overcome creative blocks. Each of us have our inner creative genius which you get to meet in the process.

Mature Adult

The Mature Adult group is for participants above 30 years old. Each group has max. 6 participants.

Why are there different age groups?

We share similar ways of thinking, acting and communicating among our own generation. Our peers often have similar life situations and ongoing challenges which makes it easier to identify with each other. We may experience deeper trust or mutual understanding in their companion.

Young adults are often in a phase of finding their own way in life. To take a step towards maturity and integrity, they need to acquire awareness skills and self-knowledge. Inner growth helps them to live a more conscious life guided from their own values and inner truth of what feels right. Those who start the inner growth process later in life, transform their earlier experiences into practical wisdom to be shared with others as wise elders. Wisdom comes from inner work. Although Joy of Being programs are directed to different age groups, the Joy of Being community will bring these groups together in new ways.

We find it important to support the wellbeing and growth of young people as they are key players in creating a new culture to our world. However, we understand that many young people do not yet have financial stability or solvency like many older adults do. We do not want the program price to be an obstacle for their participation and therefore we have modified the price and program content to better fit their needs. The price of the Young Adult course is compensated with bigger group size.

The next program starts on autumn 2021 and we are announcing the starting date soon. The program is organized on the Sutra platform. If you wish to discuss the program before signing up, please email harriet@intune.fi for a free personal meeting.

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Young Adult

The Young Adult group is for participants who are less than 30 years old. Each group has max. 10 participants.

Why are there different age groups?

We share similar ways of thinking, acting and communicating among our own generation. Our peers often have similar life situations and ongoing challenges which makes it easier to identify with each other. We may experience deeper trust or mutual understanding in their companion.

Young adults are often in a phase of finding their own way in life. To take a step towards maturity and integrity, they need to acquire awareness skills and self-knowledge. Inner growth helps them to live a more conscious life guided from their own values and inner truth of what feels right. Those who start the inner growth process later in life, transform their earlier experiences into practical wisdom to be shared with others as wise elders. Wisdom comes from inner work. Although Joy of Being programs are directed to different age groups, the Joy of Being community will bring these groups together in new ways.

We find it important to support the wellbeing and growth of young people as they are key players in creating a new culture to our world. However, we understand that many young people do not yet have financial stability or solvency like many older adults do. We do not want the program price to be an obstacle for their participation and therefore we have modified the price and program content to better fit their needs. The price of the Young Adult course is compensated with bigger group size.

The next program starts on autumn 2021 and we are announcing the starting date soon. The program is organized on the Sutra platform. If you wish to discuss the program before signing up, please email harriet@intune.fi for a free personal meeting.

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“Joy of Being You was an adventure to my mind and my true self. The journey helped me rediscover myself and develop from a shy, quiet and insecure girl to a joyful, confident and chatty woman. I learned to actually listen to myself and put my needs first. I got courage to talk about my feelings and my opinions, instead of hiding them deep inside. I would recommend Joy of Being You to anyone who is willing to take a leap to themselves to learn, perceive, discover and to love.”

Kristina, 21, Communication student

“The insights that I have seen after this 10-week journey were profound! I came to the realization that I trust myself after many years of doubting if I was making the right decisions toward my dream life. I can trust my inner guidance and wisdom above all else. I realized I am safe to surrender and to stay present to what the Universe is presenting and giving me. I realized that I find true joy when moving my body and I am committed to honoring that part of me moving forward. I found a new understanding of how I express and display my emotions, how I personify them & this helps me find the true feelings underneath. Most importantly when I speak the truth, Intimacy follows, whether it’s with another person or myself. I am truly grateful for this process to understand myself and to better hold space for another during their own Joy of Being process.”

Ashley

“In its intimacy and intensity, the program is a very strong process which I would prefer everyone to participate in at some point of her life. It is extraordinary to get to reflect your challenges and be heard in an atmosphere of trust during 10 weeks. Working with a pair and communicating by writing helps to discover deep things about self.

The meditations are very finely planned so that during the 10 weeks it is possible to take a deep dive to your challenges, but at the end of the course, you are back with your inner joy, stronger than before the journey.

I can warmly recommend the program to everyone who needs a pause to their every-day life and wants to get the inner power moving, create constructive perspective about the future, or increase self-compassion in their lives.”

Margit

"During these 10 weeks of co-creation I have changed from being very tired and worried in periods to be energised and full of trust that Life and I are on a journey together step by step, moment to moment. Wounds have been healed which opened up for more appreciation, truth, sovereignty and freedom. My heart cracked open for more love, what a treasure! As a result of this journey I even found what I truly like to experience in my life. This journey has been life changing! I’m so grateful!"

Karin

“In our 7th year of relationship, I fell into a crisis and needed a break because I had the feeling that so much of what I had offered was not seen and not heard. We had nothing to loose and therefore were willing to try Joy of Being You. To commit and write 3 times a week was the best thing that could happen to us (as talking was not working well anymore). These beautiful meditations gently guided us back into our hearts. We were invited to express ourselves in a very honest way. In this intimate space, much healing for both of us happened and today, we stand on a more authentic and loving ground. I truly can recommend this transforming journey."

Vini

"Joy of Being You was an intriguing journey that in the end, brought me back to the most important jewel of my being - my self worth. I have never felt it with such a depth that I feel it now. I feel like I am ready to truly receive all the good in my life, because now I truly feel that I deserve it. This journey is about what you make of it. Your choice. I got what I wanted and what I struggled most with at the beginning - the recognition of my inner beauty. Thank you Harriet for midwifing more of my spirit here."

Nina, Finland

"I personally got through some very dark times and depression during the process. Every time I listened to the meditation and journaled, I got back on my feet and it made me feel like my true self. I managed to find a lot of memories and experiences that I hadn't dealt with yet. Joy of Being You gave me courage to face all the shadows that came up in my life.

What made the process one of the most important experiences of my life was finding a strong connection to my heart. I learned to listen to its deepest dreams and desires, and create myself a life where they become true. My heart and my emotions became my best navigation tools."

Katarina, 24

"Joy of Being You helped me to unleash more of my inner potential and joy. I jumped into the process with little experience of meditation and in the beginning second questioned my skill in that, but soon I realised that I have no need to doubt myself. The process was smooth and the weekly meditations and journaling tasks were easy to follow. I learned to sense, name and manage emotions through my body. I got courage to make visible my doubts, fears and joy and to embrace them. After the Joy of Being You experience I feel more confident to convey my feelings in my behaviour, instead of neglecting or hiding them. I want to encourage you to discover the Joy of Being You, no matter how experienced or familiar you are with meditation or self-awareness. If I was able to do it, there is no doubt that you wouldn't!"

Sakari, 26, Finland, Entrepreneur in marketing and communication

“Joy of Being You training has been very good for me. Letting go of control and the need for me to be so responsible for others was my heaviest job to do. It has been a big part of my identity as well, so it was a huge armour I was wearing. I reached the bottom so to speak, feeling myself being outside, depressed, and asking who am I now when I am not the old me. I realized that the new me is like a baby that has to learn anew. Now I am more on top again and feel happy having all my good memories intact and loving both the good, bad and ugly about being me. Joy of Being You has helped me a lot, so BIG thanks to Harriet and my pair."

Lisbeth, 70, Denmark, Line Manager in International Finance and trained Psychotherapist

''Joy of Being You far exceeded my expectations. The focus of sharing my journaling with a partner, having tender concern for her & feeding back to her journaling actually took me deeper into my own experience of self-appreciation as well. I felt a shift into ''Lightness of Being'' by week 5 which progressed by week 8 into Self-Love. Joy of Being You came to me like a miracle! This beautiful shared journey and Harriet's gentle facilitation pulled a depressed me up into my 'Joy of Being'.'' Highly recommended.”

Sue

"My motivation to participate in Joy of Being You was to find a closer and truer inner connection with my partner and that wish was fulfilled!

You have all the time and the space that you need to reflect the post(-s) of your partner very carefully. This is less possible in a discussion. You have the possibility to choose your own words carefully, so that they express the truest feelings of your heart.

After a while, I realized that what I had expected to experience in the relationship with my partner occured to me with myself too. When I read my own previous posts I often was amazed about what this man had written. Joy of Being You gave me a new and more accurate picture of myself. I am delighted! “

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Work communities

Embody a new culture of balanced doing and being, mutual listening, truthful self-expression, authenticity, connection, and balanced feminine and masculine qualities to your team, organization or community. The Joy of Being You program serves work communities in building their cultural foundation, improving trust and communication among community members, and harnessing procedures that support creativity, free expression, and workplace wellbeing. The program enables community members to work with themselves, their emotions and self-knowledge, and learn important relationship and communication skills. Open sharing and listening in the whole community increases individuals’ enthusiasm, motivation, wellbeing, the feelings of support and meaning, and capability to use their own potential.

If your working community is ready to make a cultural change, please email harriet@intune.fi to get started.

Disclosure

The Joy of Being You program asks for personal responsibility and leadership. The program is not therapy or mental health treatment, but it can have a therapeutic impact. It is not coaching towards a specific goal, but personal goals and visions can arise from within during the process. Every participant understands and agrees that she/he takes full responsibility for her/his own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing during the program.

Joy of Being is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. 

Participants register for the programs on the Sutra platform and join Sutra members when registering. Sutra has its own Privacy Policy which all participants need to read before registration. We do not collect data about participants outside of the Sutra circle and the personal texts are shared in a private, safe setting.