The Digital Sabbatical: Disconnecting for Divine Discovery $85.00 There are trade-offs and measurable impacts from ever-increasing information consumption and “always-on” connections. A Digital Sabbatical can help if you are experiencing technology overwhelm. Add to cart SKU: OC-DSA Category: Online Education Tag: featured Description Digitally disconnect and nurture your soul. The Digital Sabbatical: Disconnecting for Divine Discovery is a three-part, online self-study and reflection course. Through a combination of readings, external resource links, and reflective exercises you will explore your current relationship with the digital tools in your life and redirect your technology usage to support your sacred practices. You will also create a personalized plan to digitally disconnect and explore the potential of spaciousness and numinous opportunity. This course is for you if you feel: overloaded with information and unable to focus distracted by the constant interruptions in your day disconnected from your intuition because it's crowded out by external noise and inputs a longing to experience a period of silence and freedom from technology a desire to "cut the cord" or "go off the grid" for a period of reflection and renewal MATERIALS PROVIDED: All course materials provided as downloadable PDF's Worksheets to explore your current relationship with technology and the time you are spending "virtually" Directions for device settings the can enhance your "disconnected" and sacred study time. Journal prompts Resource and reading lists CONTENT OUTLINE: Reflect & Discern- consider your current technology usage and digital connection patterns. Conceptualize your ideal balance of technology usage and disconnected time. Redirect & Align - Explore ways to use your technology differently to enhance and support your sacred practices and disconnected time. Disconnect & Deepen - Develop and action plan to disconnect from technology and spend time in reflection afterward. Integration - Tools and ideas to continue your journey toward digital and technology balance in your life. Course Facilitator How the Course Works Course Policies & Procedures Course Facilitator Sister Frances Banks – Pennsylvania I am a woman in transition. I spent nearly 25 years doing marketing for software and early stage organizations. I had a great “cerebral” career. I learned from challenging opportunities; I was successful and lucky enough to work with some great companies and with some amazing people. However, during a professional sabbatical, I began to discern that I needed to spend the rest of my "working life" in a role that integrates - in a "heart-centered" way - my essential need to nurture with my spiritual, creative, and intellectual gifts. Becoming a Sister of Belle Coeur has grounded this heart-centered way of living and helped me to establish my own rituals and sacred practices that enrich all areas of my life. I am a hospice patient volunteer, Healing Touch student, and I provide spiritual companionship to the residents of a nearby nursing facility. I am also the mother of four beautiful kids, two of whom are active teenagers and still live at home and need me to drive them everywhere. I am married to the love-of-my-life who also happens to be my greatest blessing. Without him, I wouldn’t have been able to take the time these past few years to shift gears and prepare for a new calling. In my spare time, I like to read, cook, cheer for Kentucky Basketball, crochet, and spoil my two Labrador retrievers. I am also the "web guru" for the Sisters of Belle Coeur. How the Course Works Course Logistics: After you finalize your course registration (via the shopping cart & checkout process), you will receive a confirmation email from Belle Coeur with login instructions that will enable you to access the private course materials. We suggest you keep this confirmation email for future reference as your access to the course materials does not expire, and there is no time limit for completion. Course procedures and policies: As all Belle Coeur digital courses are non-refundable after purchase, please read and fully understand our COURSE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES which are included below. Technology Requirements: It’s helpful if you have a familiarity with computers and you’re comfortable navigating a website. Your computer should have the capability to download PDF files, video and listen to MP3 recordings. Time and Energy Commitment: This course requires time and energy. Because it is an independent study format, self-motivation and curiosity will be helpful for your process. You may want to invite a nearby friend or two to also register for the course to share this creative experience. Course Policies & Procedures Please carefully read through the following information before registering for an online class: Questions? Get in touch. All online courses are non-refundable. Due to the digital nature, immediate delivery, and online transactions associated with our course offerings, we cannot offer refunds. Please carefully discern your choice before registering. Contact the Belle Cœur team if you have any questions prior to registration. You may wish to visit our blog and review other Course Offerings and information on this website to become familiar with our philosophy and work while you discern if a class is right for you. Because the courses are on-demand at a time of your choosing there is no option to transfer to another course. However, we do offer a 7-day "Resonance Policy." If you download the first module of a course, begin to work with the material, and then discern that the course offering is not right for you, please contact us within seven days from your purchase date. We will discontinue your access to the remaining course materials and offer you a credit towards another course equal to 75% of the cost of the course fee (rounded to the nearest whole dollar). So, for example, if you downloaded a $85.00 course, and wanted to take advantage of this "Resonance Policy" - you would receive a credit of $64 applicable toward another online course offering on Belle Coeur.com. You cannot transfer this credit to another person and any credits will expire 12-months from the date they are created. Belle Coeur reserves the right to refuse your request for a credit under this policy if you have made multiple requests in the previous 12 months. Please respect our hard work and intellectual capital - do not share these materials with others. Thank you. Materials are created for personal use by one person only. Please do not share passwords or e-mail links, pertaining to the class with others. All materials pertaining to each class are copyrighted. Please contact me if you have questions pertaining to sharing of class materials. The Blessing of Discernment Again, please spend quiet time contemplating where you are on your life’s journey and if this work is in alignment with your needs at this time.