Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Understanding All of Me!

For the past month or so I have been working on a few new projects which I will be announcing and launching in the near future. I am very excited about this journey and can barely wait to share it with YOU! This is something God placed in my heart a couple years ago but I was just waiting for the right time. Well, the time has come. I am building a legacy.

One of the projects however, I will share with you.

I have developed a new workbook which consists of 7 of my workshops & activities; as an add-on to my book 'If You Played In My Playground'
We can call this a self-help workbook. I am in the middle of the designing stages and this book will be available for purchase at $8 each. However if you purchase the whole Book Package titled "Understanding All of Me" (and includes the book) the cost is $25.00/ each package.

The D.e.v.a In You Group is a Self Development and Counseling Organization for Women and Youth

If you or your organization is interested in any of the following workshops (below), please contact me at

'The D.e.v.a In You' empowerment workshops offers women and youth an extraordinary opportunity to connect deeply to their own sense of self-worth. Enabling them to connect to their “true self” without the masks and helping them to overcome mental, physical and emotional issues. We are committed to inspiring individuals to live each day re-creating who they were born to be, therefore enhancing their quality of living and becoming leaders of their future.
“I am a REAL woman with a REAL story that strives to help REAL people”
-Elizabeth Correia, Founder of The D.e.v.a In You Group


Understanding All of Me- This 6 week workshop- (can be once or twice a week) is for a group of women or young girls that consists of small discussion based groups (8-10 people) The focus is to dig deep within as to who we are, who we would like to re-create ourselves to be and what are our goals? What makes us happy? What are our hobbies or passions and how to find them. What are some of the things or people that are challenging or negatively impacting who we 'really' are? What can you / we do to help us stay true to who we are or how can we re-create who we are with a focus on who we were meant to be. This workshop is for women from all walks of life who have been in abusive relationships (be it family or with a partner) and have lost sense of themselves or women who are going through a transitional period in their lives.

Organiz-her - This workshop focuses on the overall well being; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually with a strong focus on how to organize our space, finances and take care of our health. It's a GREAT and interactive workshop. We also going over personal hygiene and the importance of our physical appearance, our mental and emotional state as well as healthy lifestyle tips.

I Am Worth It! - This title speaks for itself. Let's face it too many women do not feel this way about themselves ( i have been there). The focus of this workshop is too look within FIRST for confidence and respect. We fail in our search when we look for it everywhere else but within! We focus on "what makes a person worthy of respect, love and appreciation" How do we remind ourselves of our self worth daily! What kind of people are in our lives and what do they bring to our self worth? We also focus on identifying unhealthy relationships, boundaries, anger, assertiveness, forgiveness, conflict resolution and self-esteem.

I Am Taking My Life Back
- As a survivor of sexual abuse in the hands of my father, I believe we all share certain characteristics in common. The most disturbing and many times crippling is a sense of shame accompanied with guilt. We do not believe something bad happened to us; we tend to think and believe that we are bad personally and that is what caused the abuse to begin with. The debilitating shame perpetuates the secret and keeps victims silent and we continue to feel and think this way into our adulthood in relationships with peers, the opposite sex and family members. This workshop program brings healing and hope to the abused. There will always be scars and memories if you tap back into it, but it is history and now just a story. A story that you have survived and can now use to help and heal the world around you. We are not victims, therefore we must not live as tho we are. We do not have to be products of our environment's but we are the ones that chose to be. We have been given the power of choice and this workshop focuses strongly on how to stop living as victims and start living as survivors. Individuals will gain the necessary tools to over-come and move on!

It's My Body -
This workshop program is designed to bring awareness to females aged 12 and up - that there are individuals out there that are luring females into drug addictions with the plan to force them to work the streets as prostitutes and exotic dancers. Many young women involved in prostitution have been murdered in Canada, some as young as 15. Young people get caught up in the sex trade because they're either running from something or to something. They may be running from physical, sexual or emotional abuse in the home or they may be running to what they see as excitement. Drawing experiences from my own personal story, i can relate to all of the above. I have found the best way to protect our youth from becoming the victims of these ruthless individuals is by educating them about the realities that await them if they get caught up with the wrong people- people that are more than willing to use and abuse them.

Breaking The Cycle -
(a workshop for young men) This workshop teaches males the importance of starting to deal with their personal issues, beginning to heal the pain they carry from childhood and into manhood, getting in touch with their emotions, reaching out to each other for help and ultimately eliminating the need to escape through disrespecting young women or through the need to drink and smoke weed. Many of these young men are hurting people who believe the only way out of their hurt is by covering it up with alcohol or drugs. This is a method they use in order to prevent themselves from "feeling" It is also an empowerment workshop focuses on empowering them to take the necessary steps toward re-building their self esteem, regaining their personal pride, learning how important it is to respect females and bringing honor and leadership back to their lives. Today, so many young men have become cold and disrespectful towards females. It is time for them to break that cycle and rise UP!

Healthy Me -
Living a healthy life all around. I focus strongly on the deadly affects of stress, what we eat, drink, smoke, what we are doing with our bodies and how we live including the importance of exercise. What are we reading and how often are we reading? We discuss the importance of water and walking...and also the way we carry ourselves (appearance wise). Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. I recently survived a major brain surgery and use this experience as the foundation to this workshop. I have facilitated this workshop twice this year and the empowerin g results in the lives of the young adults were amazing. It is apart of my "new life / self" commitment -to invest in the development of healthy, active youth.

For more information about The D.e.v.a In You Group, please visit and to for on my book 'If You Played In My Playground' visit my author site at

Love, Lizzy

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