April 7 - 28, 2023

Meets Virtually
Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm PT

Each of us lives out multiple stories through the course of our lives. This class is the first in a series of three that will allow each participant to engage with the set of narratives you carry into the world. Through archetypal language, the Enneagram, creative writing, visual prompts, and poetry, you will be invited to dive into the unique life you are living, allowing you to hone in on the themes of beauty that you have to offer yourself and the world.

Before careers and house-cleaning, even before the whirlwind of your teens and twenties, there was a child who knew how to seek love, find safety, and have fun. Every one of those early experiences shaped who you are today, and every piece of that child still matters.

As a preschool teacher and an Enneagram type 7, Heather is uniquely situated to reintroduce you to your inner child for the sake of self-knowledge and fun! This class invites us to remember who we were at the beginning of it all, inviting grace and understanding to the people we have become.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
11am-12pm PT

Your Guide

Instructor Heather Mayer

Heather is a trauma-informed Spiritual Director and a seeker of those moments that thin the veil. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, a Master’s in Spiritual Formation from George Fox Seminary, and is a certified Spiritual Director through Portland Seminary. In the vein of “everything is spiritual,” Heather is also a preschool director and teacher. Her approach to early childhood is the same approach she takes in spiritual direction - that all persons carry the image and the wisdom of God within and that our intimacy with God can grow when we are encouraged to approach spirituality with curiosity and wonder. Heather finds her deepest connection with Creator God in nature and in the presence of children and animals. Her call to spiritual direction lives in her desire for all God’s children to know and trust in their belovedness.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome Resources

    2. Nice to Meet You!

    1. Zoom Session: Friday, April 7, 12:30-1:30pm PT

    2. Sun Child Chapter

    1. Zoom Session: Friday, April 14, 12:30-1:30pm PT

    2. What Stories are you Living Chapter 2

    3. Archetype Assignment

    1. Zoom Session: Friday, April 21, 12:30-1:30pm PT

    2. "What Stories are you Living" Archetype Discussion Questions

    3. Breath Prayer by Sarah Bessey

    4. Reading File 1- Ezekiel 37

    5. Reading File 2- La Loba

    1. Zoom Session: Friday, April 28, 12:30-1:30pm PT

    2. The Shape of Our Story Graphic

    1. To Stay in Touch with Heather

    2. Other Opportunities with the Companioning Center!

    3. Course Evaluation - Please take a moment to let us know about your experience.

About this course

  • $169.00
  • 17 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

What Others Are Saying...


by Debi

Opening Your Story took me places I didn’t expect. We journeyed through our past lives and learned the importance of looking back to give perspective to now. This class was about discovering who we are in our own stories. We explored the power of archetypes as well as delight and embracing our duality to include our shadow sides in the full true picture. I found it especially helpful as a spiritual director as many of our directees are seeking just this – to know who they are in their story.

Safe Space to Explore

Heather's class on opening your story led to finding joy in my childhood in the midst of the hard as well as enriching my understanding of who I am and how I am in the world. It was a safe space to explore. I am leaving the class with questions to continue to consider in my own time and space.