Too often terms and conditions are tucked away, hard to find and even harder to read and make sense of. Becoming Your Story is about doing things differently and about values like
- Radical generosity
- Deep attention
- Transformative creativity
If you are sinply here to read and browse, you are welcome and I hope you find value and inspriation. This site has many free resources in both the blogs and the ‘Start here’ pages, which include three full free downloadable courses. I don’t collect data from site visitors beyond functional cookies that expire quickly or names and logins for those in the kith community, but would love you to sign up for the newsletter if you would like to receive a fortnightly newsletter about the blog and occassional newsletters about courses.
There are also a couple of paid online courses on the Going Deeper pages (one of 40 days and one of 7 to do at home) and I’m happy to answer questions you might have before buying. I’ve had great feedback on these courses and I’m confident you’ll get a lot out of them. As they are downloads, they can’t be returned or refunded (though of course I’ll make sure you get them if you have any technical issues).
If you work with me directly in one of the the Kith community or mentoring tracks, the commitment is for the year. Once the year starts, the places can’t be filled by someone else as these are closed groups, so do try to ensure you can keep the commitment, most importantly to yourself, but also to the arrangement we’ve mutually made. I do understand that life can get in the way and will try to be as flexible as possible about spreading the timing where there are emergencies, but bear in mind that the offer to spread the cost isn’t an offer to drop out and end the payments; it’s there to help as many people as possible to participate. This means that the full payment agreed on at the outset is payable even if you decide to discontinue the community or mentoring tracks.
I’m confident that participants will get ongoing and substantial benefits from the courses and from the community and mentoring options, but mentoring in particular means you are opening yourself and your work to feedback. This will always be given with care and constructively; the aim is to encourage you to push your boundaries and with positive goals in sight, based on the direction you want to go in. This can feel vulnerable but it will always be in a context of support and safety.
if you are visiting to read and browse, enjoy the site
if you buy a downloadable course, it’s yours to keep but it can’t be returned or refunded
if you commit to kith community or to mentoring, the full fee is payable even if you drop out during the year/time agreed. I can’t offer a refund if you need to leave the course or mentoring after signing up. Once the mentoring group is ready to go at the beginning of February it won’t be possible to add other people, so your place can’t be refilled and I will likely already have turned people away to offer you the place. Additionally, you will already have access to the zoom codes and private pages the community and mentoring pathways so this would involve restructuring all the digital access to maintain the privacy of the group, with and a significant time outlay for both myself and other group members.
I will, however, do whatever I can to be flexible about spreading the work in cases of unforseen life events.
I guarantee that I take your commitment to your writing and your creative practice as seriously as you, and am always thrilled to work with writers.