Ever felt like somehow you fell down a hole into the mythological Underworld and have no idea how to find your way out again?
Normal life seems to go on for everyone else but you’re being poked, prodded and even operated on. Living with chronic pain, fatigue, drug side effects and emotional overwhelm? Yep, me too. And the truth is despite everyone’s well-meaning support and solicited (or unsolicited) advice – we still have to find our own path through this deeply uncertain emotional terrain.
There’s no way around the genuine grief of the loss of our physical capacity, the loss of the life we had before illness and even the loss of the future life we planned. But this is not the end of our story.
We change our inner story, the one we tell ourselves and then the one we share with others. Whether we have a diagnosis or are struggling to get real help, we can still feel invisible like somehow our soul and power have faded. And this is the perfect place to start.
Let me be super clear with you – you are in a deep psychological dive into your own power, sovereignty, tenacity, intuitive wisdom and ultimately the clarity of your soul. The quality of your health may stay exactly the same, but the quality of your life really improves when you know this is the path you are on.
This is the path I found for myself. I realised that everything I was facing was strengthening me even though I felt super wobbly. It’s a paradox but actually like the Greek myth of Persephone, I may have been extremely naive when I started this journey – privileging the doctor’s views over my own, not speaking up about terrible side effects, not asking for more support and not setting great relationship boundaries. But through the experience of being bed-bound twice and living with chronic illness every day I now embody my full sovereignty as a Queen of the Underworld.
I know how to move in the dark,
I know how to nourish my soul,
I know how to set Badass Boundaries, and
I also know how to shine my magnificence clearly in the world.
And all of this has developed precisely because I have had to find my emotional strength and clear intuition in order to make it through the daily experience of chronic illness.
I also know every woman living with chronic illness is on the path to her own Sovereignty.
We can sit in circle together. We can be seen in this world for the magnificent, wise and incredibly powerful women we truly are. And that is how this story goes. That is what we can do with our raw pain, our formidable strength and with our true compassion with ourselves and others.
Join us to radically transform your experience of illness
Queen of the Underworld is an immersive 8 month journey for women experiencing serious illness.
In this course, we honour the depth, grit, vulnerability, and tenacity that has served you this far, and illuminate the sacred power you are already embodying.
Can you imagine?
Never again apologise for feeling unwell.
Feel the relief of not having to ‘fix’ everyone else’s reactions to your condition.
Feel zero guilt or shame about prioritising your own self-care and knowing what you need.
Imagine that you feel emotionally grounded and proud of yourself.
Enjoying all the wisdom, joy and love you have created in your life.
You are the informed decision-maker in your life especially around treatments and ongoing management of your condition.
You fully access and trust your own intuitive guidance.
You Stand Your Sacred Ground
You may not know it from looking at me, but I’ve lived for over 15 years with two chronic health conditions.
One life-threatening, which cannot be cured and the other a debilitating vertigo condition.
Through these experiences I have become dedicated to a world where no one is shamed for their experience of illness. In fact, I’m for a world where we are respected and valued precisely because of what we go through. The grit, vulnerability and power we harness every day to meet our experience.
I call this the Sacred Power of Illness. I am committed to helping women access their emotional Power and Freedom.
My work focuses on mentoring women just like you, who want to have a positive relationship with themselves even while living with serious illness.
I live a passionate life speaking, writing and running courses in a way that works for me and my body. I also lie down a lot, and enjoy quiet time with my gorgeous partner Cliff.
I cannot wait to meet you, to share what I have learnt from my many years lived experience with serious illness and my deep passion for this work.
8 Module Digital Program
Queen of the Underworld is a Digital Program designed to completely release old beliefs & programming, especially any shame, create your Badass Boundaries, enjoy meaningful work and access your authentic emotional power to create a life that works for you and your body.
You get to experience regular Live, Interactive Group Masterclasses with Q & A, Coaching & Conversations on ALL things Power and Freedom with Illness!
8 Months Transformation
Queen of the Underworld 8 Modules of powerful content with videos, journal prompts, rituals, meditations and practical strategies you can implement immediately. Not only will you be able to understand and integrate the emotional experience of illness but this inner work leads to deep emotional, tangible results. You will enjoy more freedom, have more energy for what you want to do and have all the rest you need for your body.
8 Months of Intimate Community
You will have access to a beautiful, engaged, community of women experiencing illness and at a similar place in their desire to have a deeply positive relationship with themselves, and thrive.
Access to 8 months of the Queen of the Underworld Program, Masterclasses, Exclusively Curated Content, and Experiences…and more!
- 8 Modules of Powerful Content with videos, journal prompts, rituals, meditations and practical strategies you can implement immediately.
- 8 Months of Live, Interactive Group Masterclasses with Q & A, coaching and all things Power and Freedom with Illness.
- 8 months of inner work and practical tools to profoundly change your experience and relationship with illness.
- 8 modules of the Queen of the Underworld power in a gorgeous workbook to dive deep into!
- 8 Mystical Rituals and guided audio healings for you to access your deepest intuition and Sovereignty.
- A beautiful, engaged, community of women experiencing illness and at a similar place in their desire to have a deeply positive relationship with themselves, and thrive.
- Michelle’s support and guidance for accessing the wisdom within.
- You will experience deep healing and access to your authentic power through the Mystical Alchemy of Illness
This work is so important and empowering because most women living with chronic illness experience a sense of erosion of their power and confidence over time.
Sarah Ramey, Author of A Lady’s Handbook to her Mysterious Illness
To look at those really deep questions, you have to be in an environment of high trust.
You don’t really deal with the emotional side of illness because you’re immediately dealing with the physical experience. To survive in a way you build a bit of a cocoon and I buried the emotional impact on me while I was dealing with the treatment and side effects. But then I had to make sense of what I have been through, what that meant for me, and then how I had come to live my life around it.
Michelle creates that in a very empathetic and connecting way because she has experienced all of this. It’s unspoken, it’s known and that allows for a greater sharing. I realised what I was going through is really normal and honestly that was incredibly helpful.
Susan Cosgrove, Melbourne
Transform your Relationship with Illness
Lifetime access to the membership course materials, for the lifetime I run it – all stored on a beautiful secure membership portal.
Private Signature Sessions
2 Private Signature Coaching sessions with Michelle to help support your whole Queen of the Underworld journey and embody your Sovereignty. Valued at $900 ($450 a session)
Finding Feminine Maturity
Finding Feminine Maturity is an 8 week digital program designed for you to let go of habitual patterns, transform all your relationships and stand in your authentic, mature power. Valued at $888.
Masterclass with Lauren Selfridge on Creating Your Soul’s Work & Masterclass with Sarah Ramey on Understanding the Myth of Persephone and Inanna. Valued at $888
Making Our Lives Sacred
We begin by exploring our beliefs, stories, our memories and programming about what we have been taught about illness. We need to access our subconscious, the deepest parts of ourselves in order to create long lasting and monumental shifts.
We dive deep into the great feminine myth of Persephone as our archetypal guide.
You’ll uncover your personal and practical resources, honouring who you are and who you are becoming.
Here we explore the deepest letting go of all that has been. We allow any residual grief to find expression through both mystical ritual and embodiment techniques.
You learn how to access our ultimate intuitive wisdom even on the days you feel whacked. Especially for those days.
The Sacred Power of Illness
Here we illuminate the personal power you have already been steeped in.
You will work specifically with your Power Archetypes – your inner Queen, Warrior and Wise Woman. All with the purpose of finding your way through illness into the sovereign ground of your wisdom and capacity.
Saying the Unsaid
It’s time to set healthy relationship boundaries AND connect with Love.
We come to terms with what has been and uncover what is truly unspoken within. We dive deep into the Myth of Aphrodite and reclaim our own inner lover, our sensuality and what we truly desire. You will specifically explore your own Circle of Wellness and Speak Up for what you need and want. This is where your Sovereignty becomes embodied.
Enjoying Meaningful Work
Here we explore what is meaningful work (or creativity) for you, and how to do that in a way that works for you and your body.
We reset your relationships at work, no longer taking on an ’emotional labour’. You’ll find and act from your Sacred No and Sacred Yes.
Flourishing with Authenticity
Now we expand into a life where you can thrive, and enjoy the expression of your magnificence in the world. Here you embody all of your experience, wisdom and talents. You know you have choices and are comfortable making the most optimal ones for you.
You will consistently prioritise your own energy and self care, so that you have capacity to do what is most important to you.
The Power of the Mystic is the lived experience of the chronic illness world.Here you explore your own personal shamanic gifts and your full capacity to trust yourself.
You are now very skilled at using your discernment, setting badass boundaries and opening up to a life where you flourish. We integrate the whole 8 month journey and close with a deeply personal ritual.
I invite you to join me
Your 30 min complimentary consultation where I am 100% present for you.
The A's to your Q's
Most frequent questions and answers
Yes, absolutely! I have worked with all the Queen of the Underworld material over and over in my life, and I share all the essential tools I have used to create a powerful and positive relationship with myself. This program is all about the quality of your life. The quality of your health may stay exactly the same, but the quality of your life really improves, especially that relationship that you have to yourself, which is the most important relationship in your life. This program helps you re-establish your connection to your incredible personal power.
My clients’ successes are real women who have purchased the program, done the work, shown up and taken action, implemented and transformed their experience of illness, relationships, work dynamics and creative passion. However, I cannot know what you will choose to do with this information, and therefore I cannot guarantee you a specific result or outcome. Most importantly, I do not provide specific mental health or therapeutic counselling.
This course is exclusively designed by and for people with serious illness. We get it. You will have unlimited access to videos, workbooks and masterclass replays to revisit at your own unique pace..
When a lot of your energy is spent dealing with a health crisis then the emotional overwhelm is very real. One of the key practical tools you will learn through this course is how to focus your energy through your own Circle of Wellness – whatever your capacity on any given day.
You will start to release some of that emotional overwhelm, harness the energy you do have and have practical ways to experience freedom even in the darkest of nights.
Queen of the Underworld is designed to work in your own time, aligned to your own schedule. Ideally, if you dedicate 2 hours each week to engage in and work through the course material and attend our Live Masterclass then you will reap the rewards of deep transformation. If you miss a live call you can watch it later when it is convenient for you.
Each week is full of journal prompt, video lessons and pratcical strategies to really help you connect with your personal power and transform your relationships. You literally can log in anywhere you have a phone or computer and internet access, and take the time you need when it fits into your life. You will have unlimited access to videos, workbooks and masterclass replays to revisit at your own unique pace.
The course runs through a private web platform where all your material and weekly videos will be accessible. We use Zoom for our Masterclasses and the replays will be loaded into our web portal. You can also participate in the beautiful, private Facebook group specifically set up for the you and the women joining this course.
You literally can log in anywhere that you have a phone, tablet or computer and internet access.
You will participate in the Live Masterclasses in Zoom, and receive all the weekly materials in our private web platform. You can also join our beautiful, private Facebook group with other magnificent women just like you who want to live from their deepest power and transform their experience of illness.
Fantastic! This course will fully support you to transition to wellness.
As you physically recover, there is a deep psychological and emotional healing that also occurs. This is a very powerful time when you start to feel better, feel renewed hope and start to plan for the future. A lot has changed in your relationships, your career and your life and this course is all about harnessing your power, wherever you are at, and focussing your energy towards what is most important to you.
There are no refunds for change of mind, unless deemed an extraordinary circumstance.