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Imagine what it would feel like to:

  • Take meaningful action on those things you know you’ve been avoiding: tackle those bills, dentist appointments, phone calls and/or pile(s) of clutter.
  • Confidently have the tough conversations—to say what you really think, and ask for what you really need.
  • Dare to challenge norms + transform the “popular” patterns that are no longer serving you.
  • Change the world based on your own personal mission and definition of “enough”, and finally get off the hamster-wheel of compulsory “productivity”.
  • Set guilt-free boundaries (for yourself + others) that free up your time and energy for more rest and fun!

The Art of Self-Advocacy

Break the endless cycle of burnout, overwhelm + people-pleasing
and become a devoted accomplice in your own liberation.

 

You’re ready to become an awesome self-advocate, but…

  • You don’t have time:  I hear you. I’m a business owner, activist, writer, maker, and mom of a three-year-old. AND what I know is that, whether it’s our work in the world or our work on ourselves, it’s better to stay ready than get ready. This course prepares you for the tough conversations, the difficult choices, and the dark moments—so you have the skills to fall back on when things get difficult.
  • You’ve already tried + it didn’t work:  I’m obsessed with the mechanics of how we make change: from the individual to the collective. This course is chock-full of my best strategies for creating lasting change that works for your actual life. Inside, we break the work into manageable pieces—and offer plenty of integration. I’ve included audio meditations if you feel overwhelmed, or video pep talks if you feel discouraged!
  • You’re not even sure if you’re ready for a change (or: “This sucks, but I’m afraid!”):  I get it. I was too. SO much of my identity as an activist was caught up in my ability to work as hard as I could  “for the cause.” I was scared to let go of my identity as the “go-to” person for everything. What I understand now that what I needed more than anything was to learn to trust myself. That’s what we do here. And when we let go of people-pleasing and self-shaming, we learn that we can be a trusted co-conspirator for ourselves.

That’s why I created The Art of Self-Advocacy

a step-by-step course that will give you all the tools you need to start—and a sustainable, personalized plan to put it into action.

Your enrollment includes 3 monthly Office Hours calls with Christy
PLUS: Lifetime Access (and Free Updates to the Course!)

Plus Bonuses:

  • Welcome + Wrap-Up videos
  • (new!) Quick-start video lessons, specific to the type of work you do
  • Christy’s completed workbook
  • Mini video pep talks, in case you feel stuck or need a boost
  • Spotify playlist

What People Are Saying

NOW IS YOUR TIME TO ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF AS WELL AS YOU ADVOCATE FOR EVERYONE AROUND YOU.

FULL COURSE
+ LIVE CALLS

  • 3 core modules with videos + audio meditations
  • PDF course workbook
  • 3 monthly Office Hours calls
  • Lifetime access

PLUS COURSE BONUSES!

$297

**enroll now + save $50!**

VIP COURSE + 1:1 CALL

  • 3 core modules with videos + audio meditations
  • PDF course workbook
  • 3 monthly Office Hours calls
  • Lifetime access
  • ⭐VIP ONLY: 45-minute 1:1 call with Christy ($497 value)
  • ⭐VIP ONLY: my audio meditation course, Your Magical Intuition ($127 value!)

PLUS COURSE BONUSES!

$597

What People Are Saying

If you’re a changemaker, a caregiver or a creative…
you need to start building self-advocacy into
the ecosystem of your work.

activists: differentiating *your* mission from the mission of our work or organization
and baking self-care into your daily work.

artists; advocating for the worth of your time, energy, and work, so you can feel
better-resourced—and finding value beyond “productivity”.

teachers: modeling living from your values, setting (+ holding) clear boundaries,
and having courageous conversations.

parents (or kids of aging parents!): reclaiming your time and learning the
specific language to ask for the kind of help you need.

healers: setting boundaries that allow you to reclaim your sense of self apart
from being useful and developing ways to be present without “fixing”.

Wherever you are right now, you can begin.

Have an Internet connection? Then you're ready to begin.

The entire program is digital, so you can access the materials any time, from anywhere in the private course portal.

From your bed, your kitchen table, your patio, or your phone, get comfortable and dive in.

Plus, with lifetime access + forever-free updates, you'll never miss a thing.

Go at your own pace, and work through the lessons on your own schedule.

Have questions? Bring them to the office hours each month!

Important Program Dates

  • September 25th 1pm  ::  Office Hours
  • October 30th 1pm :: Office Hours
  • November 20th 1pm :: Office Hours*

Office Hours calls (you get three with registration!) ordinarily take place on the final Friday of the month at 1pm. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, November’s call will take place the week prior.

All office hours calls will be recorded and shared. all times Pacific.

What makes this different from anything else out there?

It's personal.

You're an individual: nothing here is cookie-cutter.

You're short on time: I give you practices that take you deep—never wasting time on fluff.

You want it to be effective: this program interrupts the patterns and beliefs that are keeping you stuck. For good.

(Which, if you're looking for done-for-you self-care: this course is not the right place for you.)

I teach strategies that make big changes.

I've been an activist for more than 20 years (since 1999!). From scrappy collectives to giant non-profits, and from street direct action to corporate negotiation, I've seen how change happens from the inside out.

In this course, I'm teaching you the strategies and tactics that I use in making big, systemic change—so that you can change your life.

I care—deeply.

Our collective liberation is my number one goal. Which means that I'm invested in you getting the support you need. And with access to 3 office hours calls, you'll never get lost in the shuffle.

Even if you’re busy and feel like you don’t have time….

Even if you’re afraid to say what you need to say…

Even if you’re burned out  (and digging yourself out feels like the priority)…

YOU CAN DO THIS AND YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

What People Are Saying

I'm Christy. And I believe in your liberation.

I’ve spent more than twenty years shaking systems to their core and building a more compassionate world.

My passion for fighting injustice came naturally to me. Give me a cause, and I’ll happily chain myself to a tree for it. But sticking up for myself? I needed a lot of practice.

Over time, I learned to do the advanced work:
advocating for myself.

I know firsthand that if we want to change the world, we need to care for ourselves well in the process.

The Art of Self-Advocacy is the step-by-step program that shows you how to develop the self-knowledge, courage, and action-taking you need to advocate for yourself well.

I'll show you how to stand in your power and resource yourself well.

NOW IS YOUR TIME TO ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF AS WELL AS YOU ADVOCATE FOR EVERYONE AROUND YOU.

FULL COURSE
+ LIVE CALLS

  • 3 core modules with videos + audio meditations
  • PDF course workbook
  • 3 monthly Office Hours calls
  • Lifetime access

PLUS COURSE BONUSES!

$297

**enroll now + save $50!**

VIP COURSE + 1:1 CALL

  • 3 core modules with videos + audio meditations
  • PDF course workbook
  • 3 monthly Office Hours calls
  • Lifetime access
  • ⭐VIP ONLY: 45-minute 1:1 call with Christy ($497 value)
  • ⭐VIP ONLY: my audio meditation course, Your Magical Intuition ($127 value!)

PLUS COURSE BONUSES!

$597

Have questions? I’m happy to help.

  • What’s the deal with the calls? When will they be? Each month, I will host “Office Hours” calls on Zoom. Calls will take place the last Wednesday of each month at 1pm Pacific. A Zoom link will be sent out 48 hours ahead of time.
    Calls will last 60 minutes, with questions answered on a first-come, first-served basis. Calls are optional, and you have access to 3 monthly calls (the next three office hours calls will take place on 9/25, 10/30, and 11/20).
    ALL CALLS WILL BE RECORDED AND SHARED.
  • What’s the deal with the VIP call? Once you sign up, I will be in touch within 2-3 business days to set up your 45-minute 1:1 call. The call must be booked within 30 days of you joining the course and must be used within 90 days of you joining the course. Your call will be recorded and shared with you. You will receive an intake packet (to be filled out and returned to me at least 48 hours before our call). Within 24 hours after our call, you will receive a post-call homework assignment from me; all the notes from our call; and a 10-minute customized audio meditation (recorded and shared exclusively with you). Any calls canceled within 24 hours of the call time, as well as any no-shows, will not be rescheduled or refunded. If I need to reschedule our call with less than 24 hours notice, I will add an additional 15 minutes to your session.
  • What do I need to do this course? An email account and a computer. A journal + pen. An internet connection. Optional: headphones for listening to the meditations; a printer to create a hard-copy of the workbooks.

  • How long do I have access to the materials?: You have access to the materials in the program for life.
  • What about future updates? You will receive all future updates for free at the level you signed up for.
  • Refunds/Cancellations: Due to the digital nature of this product, I respectfully do not offer refunds or cancellations for any reason. Part of becoming an awesome self-advocate is learning to honor your commitments (and their impacts). What I do guarantee is that you’ll get the very best of my teaching. (Please see above for policies regarding 1:1 VIP calls.)
  • What if I have an emergency and can’t complete the course? Life happens. That’s why I give you lifetime access to the course. You are welcome to do the course truly at your own pace—and to “retake” it (as many have). As I mention above, however, I respectfully do not offer refunds. (Please see above for policies regarding 1:1 VIP calls.)
  • Any other questions? If you need more information, please zip me an email at christy@christytending.com. I’ll be happy to help you decide whether the course is right for you.

Have any questions about
The Art of Self-Advocacy Program?

Zip me an email—I’m here to help:
christy@christytending.com

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