Health and Happiness from a Catholic Perspective

Proverbs 31 is an online Women’s Wellness Course designed to help you grow in self-care for body, mind, and spirit. God wants you to be the best version of yourself so that you can live out your purpose with passion!

"She is clothed with strength and dignity..."

Are you a woman of faith whose life is all about caring for others and whose greatest need sometimes is to have someone to care for…you?

Proverbs 31 is a totally Catholic, total person approach to health and wellness. Each online session provides you with self-care information and inspiration, and encourages you to build supportive relationships with other like-minded women of faith.

Course Cost: $125 ($15/session)
Course Dates: See below
Couse Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Consider taking this course as a group or with close friends! You can sign up individually and then participate in the sessions together.

Session Information

All sessions take place online from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

September, 2024

Introduction

Introducing the Proverbs 31 Woman: Who is this woman of strength? What does Jesus say about her? Where does self-care fit with our striving to be a Proverbs 31 Woman in our lives and families? What is healthy self-care, anyway?

September, 2024

October, 2024

Physical Self-Care

Our bodies are not just a skirt we put on in the morning. On this side of heaven, we ARE our bodies! How we eat, sleep, breathe, move, rest, and nourish our bodies makes a difference in how we’re able to fulfil our purpose as Proverbs 31 women.

October, 2024

November, 2024

Emotional Self-Care

One of the most important bridges between our minds and our bodies is our emotions. Our emotions light up in our brains, but we feel our feelings in our bodies. Let’s find out what’s happening below the neck so that we can direct our passions towards our ultimate goal!

November, 2024

January, 2025

Mental Self-Care

Do you have a running commentary in your head that’s holding you back from your potential and your purpose? Get to know your inner author who rewrites and sabotages God’s story for your life. Learn how to identify and challenge those negative narratives that hold you back from being the daughter of God you were created to be.

January, 2025

February, 2025

Spiritual Self-Care

Are you tapping into your greatest source of self-care? Do you take time to live in the present moment and let God love you and take care of you? Learn how you can supercharge your self-care habits so that they become even more transformative.

February, 2025

March, 2025

Communication

Does it sometimes feel as if you and your loved ones are talking a different language? Do you have trouble telling others what you need? Do you struggle with conflict, disagreement, and sharing your emotions? Let’s explore ways to speak from the heart AND the head!

March, 2025

April, 2025

Boundaries and Relationships

Are you sometimes not sure where you stop and others start? Are you confused about the difference between a boundary and a barrier? Find out what healthy, Catholic boundaries might look like and how they can improve your relationships.

April, 2025

May, 2025

Spiritual Gifts

Did you know there’s a difference between natural talents and supernatural charisms? Discover your unique gifts from the Holy Spirit and tap into the creative energy they offer to live out your Proverbs 31 purpose with supernatural passion.

May, 2025
Anne Marie Posella

Self-Care Instructor

Anne Marie Posella is FFI’s Mental Wellness Outreach Coordinator, and holds graduate degrees in Catholic theology and counselling psychology. As your self-care instructor, Anne Marie brings her knowledge of a Catholic understanding of the human person as well as over 15 years of experience as a counsellor and health care life coach.

Start Your Journey

Stepping into a Proverbs 31 reality in your life is about balance and right order. It’s about being and becoming who you were created to be, and about taking care of yourself in a healthy, holy way, so that you can care for others in your life. Anne Marie’s talks will cover detox, cognitive distortions, managing emotions, living in the present moment, beautiful boundaries, burdensome barriers, developing spiritual gifts and more!

For registration inquiries or questions about the program, please contact Sarah at sarah@famfi.ca

FAQ

Do you find yourself at the close of the day or at the end of the week feeling like your jar of water is bone dry, and the well is just too far away to access? Do you sometimes wonder what exactly are you pouring out on others when it seems as if you’ve got nothing left to give? Do you come up against physical, mental or emotional road blocks that derail you, shut you down, or otherwise interfere with your ability to see the bigger picture in your life? Are you married, with or without children? Single-momming it for whatever reason? Or single and have a strong desire for and calling to the married life? In other words, are you a woman of faith and family, whose life is all about caring for others and whose greatest need sometimes might be just to have someone to care for you? Then Proverbs 31 is for you!

Because of the subject matter and the sensitive nature of each session's topic, this course is not recorded. We encourage participants, if they are going to miss a session, to communicate with Anne Marie to gather the necessary handouts and resources for the session and to communicate with a classmate to gather any notes or takeaways.

The cost for this course is $125. This fee goes towards FFI's Mental Wellness Outreach operations and any course resources or handouts.

Yes, you can join the course partway through. Those who join after the course has started can receive all handout materials from previous classes. Sessions are not recorded so the talk will not be provided again. New participants will have the opportunity to contact Anne Marie. Price for the course, regardless of the time of starting the course, remains the same.

This course is designed to meet women where they are at in the middle of their busy lives. The evening time slot of Friday at 8-9:30 was selected to navigate the reality of end-of-day tasks and bedtime routines, while opening up the possibility of getting together with friends for a Friday night. If staying up past 9:30pm isn't your cup of tea, consider connecting with friends a few days after the session to check in and see how it went for them.