This deeply connected coaching program will teach you how to be resilient, and prevent the stress and overwhelm of fostering from interfering with your health, happiness, and relationships. You'll become less reactive to stress as we focus on expanding your coping skills. Plus, you'll be doing so alongside an amazing community of foster mom friends that can truly empathize with your experience.
You're worried about case workers and doctors and bio parents judging you. You're worried about what's going to happen down the road, and will you be able to handle it? Will it really work out for the BEST for your foster child? What about your bio children? It can all feel so heavy, I know. But here's the thing:
It doesn't always feel safe to reach out to your case worker or post in a Facebook group when you're struggling. If you're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated by any aspect of fostering, Fearless Fostering is the perfect safety net.
Apply for the program by filling out THIS FORM. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2021.
We'll review your application and invite you to interview for the program via a Zoom call.
We'll answer any and all of your questions and give you more details when you're invited to join.
Six weeks into our first foster placement, I was sobbing my eyes out in a Starbucks.
My husband and I had just had our hopes of adoption completely dashed at a case review meeting (or so we thought!). My heart ached in a way that I had never felt before, and I remember my husband asking me, "are we sure we can handle this?"
I'll help you change the way you respond to prolonged periods of stress and uncertainty on two group coaching calls per month.
Practice new coping skills and cultivate friendships on an immersive, luxury retreat just for foster mamas.
Grow, learn, and share with moms who GET it via a Marco Polo group chat.
Feel peaceful, patient, calm, and present throughout your foster care journey, come what may
How does this sound?
The confidence that you can handle ANYTHING (even those "what if" scenarios on repeat in your mind)
Be fully supported by other foster moms who totally get what you're going through
Exclusive access to a clinical psychotherapist (who also happens to be a foster mama!)
Double your determination that foster care IS for you, and yes, you CAN do this.
"I find I am so much better able to decide what I need to move through anxious times."
Anxiety is a part of life, there's no getting around it (especially in foster care!). But when you can easily access the right coping skills, you take anxiety's power away. It no longer rules your life, it's just something you notice and deal with and keep on truckin'.
What my clients and students have to say...
"You get to have Cathleen there with you, giving you the support you need."
Rather than wasting time (and money!) trying every fad Google recommends to overcome anxiety, why not take it from a therapist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety? Save time AND money by learning the skills at home, whenever it's best for your busy schedule.
"In a word, working with Cathleen is amazing. She has an endless supply of compassion and knowledge."
I provide a safe space for you to land, while you provide a safe space for kiddos. It's as simple as that. When you need someone to GET IT, someone to hold space for all your feels, and guide you to the actions that will bring more peace and joy to your foster care journey, it would be my honor to do just that for you.
When you talk to someone who really GETS what you're going through, foster care doesn't feel so lonely. When you have a game plan to deal with all the tough stuff foster care can throw at you, you feel equipped to handle it all, come what may. Most importantly, you find the strength to KEEP GOING in this ridiculously important calling.
If you're feeling at all called to this program, I encourage you to apply today. Applications are open for enrollment through June 30, 2021 and will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Don't miss out on the opportunity to foster with ease - it IS possible, and over the course of six months, I'll show you how.
is that a yes?