Friday, 18 March 2016

Empowerment begins here!

Thought I'd answer a few questions that have come up about the Cinderella to Princess Course, cos I've been asked them by a few of you...
What is the idea behind the Cinderella to Princess course?
Therapies are not always available, but, there's also the reluctance from you, sometimes to accept help?  With that in mind, I felt I could provide a course, for women specifically, (and yet no, I'm not excluding you men if you're willing to do the work) so that you could begin to help yourself.  

I'm all about empowering individuals,  and I felt, with some directional tools, you could begin to think reflectively about your life, your thoughts, beliefs and morals? These are all life choices to be made, but then throw in life experiences, and obviously that changes everything.  Very often, you don't realise you have these choices to decide.
You have to really want, to make a better life, for yourself, really feel, a commitment to doing the work, to keep determined step by step!  I’m thinking, if there’s things you’re wondering about, rather than serious, life challenges of course, then some of the work can be, begun by yourself.  Yes, this is dependent on you as an individual.
If you’ve chosen the stand alone course, rather than one to one therapy, then decide you want to discuss some things, then individual sessions can be arranged.
Sometimes doing this sort of work can stir up feelings, that may definitely need working with, to give you the right support.
I do provide Free consultations prior to one to one sessions.

Why is the course different from every other course?
I’m incorporating exercises, even meditations, and addressing a popular topic and current day issue of many, of lack of self-worth or esteem.  I’ve witnessed how this has such a negative effect across the whole of your life, if support or encouragement from those close to you is not given.
It creates a feeling of being downtrodden, unsure of which way to turn, and not even realising or seeing, your own power, making you easy victims for those who’ll take advantage, roll in Cinderella!
So this is, the Cinderella to Princess idea, it’s only from looking at the way you treat and think of yourself, or the lack of self-love, you realise, that inner work, needs to be done. 
The course is different to other courses, because, though it is, an online one, you still can arrange added access with me, through private counselling sessions.  I would hate anyone to feel, there is nowhere to go.

Why do I feel this work is so important out there?
None of us are taught parenting skills, or life or relationship skills in school, you’ve probably never considered, that ‘you’ choose ‘how you’ want your life to be, possibly, very differently, from your parents lives.  You tend to think of yourself as a continuation of your parents, not as an individual, which really, you're not.  What if you had maladaptive parents? How will you ever know how to start, to change things?
Thing is it’s okay, to have different ideas to your parents, there really 'shouldn’t' be world war two to know this?  It’s text book stuff really, but 'should' be taught to kids and especially teens and a lot of ‘adults’ too!
How can any of us grow, to have decent relationships with anyone, when we really don’t know, who we are ourselves?

Why specialise with empowering teens/women of all ages?
Equality is not always there for women, you're luckier in the western world, but the whole world has not caught up yet, it’s still quite shocking that this is the truth!
Only 10% of women in the western world are in the top earning bracket of jobs.  Culminating in our whole world not being balanced, with the compassionate/feminine and strong/masculine traits to create that harmony.
It’s so much easier to educate women with good self-esteem, than, as in my profession, attempt to repair the damage done, caused by lack of self-esteem.
Most of my work at the moment, is dealing with the damage from 50’s/60’s/70’s women’s childhoods.  If you were one of them, you know how little you were encouraged in those days.
But it’s also shocking to see present day kids , deal with the modern world of perfectionism they live in, and taking that on board, what sort of a role model is that?  It’s like being human is not expected from you anymore? It doesn’t promote inner work of who you are from within.  That means that it's very important, for current teens, and women of all ages to know, that you can, take back your power, by doing this work, by realising you do have choices, to take your freedom as a free thinking woman in this world.  
Here's the link to more details of the  Cinderella to Princess course
Who am I?  I'm Sally Hope Woodroffe a Professional, Registered Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Artist, Musician, Singer Songwriter, prolific creative woman hopefully creating a better world in many ways.  You can join me at or email at and subscribe here to receive various goodies and competitions!