Discovery -Life Design 101 featuring The Desire Map Level 1


“Go out in the woods, go out.
If you don’t go out in the woods
nothing will ever happen and
life will never begin.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Another sneak peak into a Life Enhancement Coaching/The Desire Map Workshop


This is a further sneak peak into Life Design 101 featuring The Desire Map Workshop (Level 1).  If you want to check out the previous sneak peaks you can go to The Altar and Meaning & Connections.  These sneak peaks are to help de-mystify The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte and  the workshops I offer – as a licensed facilitator.

In this week’s blog, we take a sneak peak into blocks 3 & 4 of the workshop.  These blocks focus on Discovery – a big important chunk of the workshop.

Photo Credit – Jeremy Bishop

If the last session was all about getting our feet into the raw earth, this double session is all about digging deep and getting our hands dirty………. in the best possible way.

These are the segments where workshop attendees start to desire map.
The question as attendees are guided through the workshop is……
how do you want to feel in key areas of your life? 

Discovery starts with a small group warm up session and then it’s time to start with the new work.  This will be time for solo reflection and time for writing in your Desire Map workbook. (The workbook will be available for you at the beginning of the workshop).  


Anything goes here.   Dream big.  There are no right or wrong answers.
This is all about the freedom to explore.


Photo Credit – Dayne Topkin

This is where workshop attendees get to the heart of the matter. Working on the way they want to feel and playing with…… and finding core desired feelings. At this point, this is free flowing……… not just singular words, but finding phrases…….whatever works best.

This is all based on the way ‘you’ want to feel…….not what you believe you should be feeling or what you believe you are expected to be feeling.
 This is all about leaving history behind and starting anew.


Photo Credit – Annie Spratt

Following the solo work, there is a brief break before we come back into the group for a little sharing and free flowing discussion.  

It’s then time to start reviewing words and phrases to choose words that most reflect our core desired feelings.  At this point we explore pattern recognition helping narrow down the words that best meet our core desired feelings.

By the end of the Discovery blocks, workshop attendees will have broken their list of words down to 3 or 4 representing their core desired feelings.  It is suggested that these be used and tried on for size for a few weeks.

 (There is a bonus session following on from the workshop for attendees
to review these core desired feelings.)

After a little more group discussion, this will bring the Discovery blocks to a close.

The final 2 blocks of the workshop then follow on.  These blocks include declarations, dreaming, planning, support beyond the workshop and wrapping up.

If you have any questions concerning the workshops, I offer, please contact me at

If you would like more details on this workshop, please click here.

If you would like to book into this workshop, please click on the button below to take you to the Eventbrite booking link.

Can’t make it to the workshop but would like to be coached one on one? Contact Clare at and she will be in contact.

Until next time, 

Clare xxx

Clare Lavender is a mother, creative entrepreneur, a mosaic artist, an accredited life coach, and facilitator of workshops on personal development, The Desire Map (by Danielle LaPorte) and mosaics. As well as offering workshops, Clare offers one on one sessions to women.  These are available to women all around the globe.
In addition, Clare has also created her own ‘Daring, Divorced and Divine’ coaching programme for women. This programme is aimed at inspiring, empowering and supporting women to move on to greater well-being following divorce.
Clare has a strong business background, having worked as a PA/EA and Practice Manager.  She is also trained in human resources management.  Clare has worked in several small to medium legal practices in her local area as well as ‘temping’ in larger practices based in Sydney.  Clare assisted in the set-up and management of  (a family business) and one of the first specialist family law practices in the region before moving on to work in a more creative field
Clare is a Reiki practitioner.
If you are interested in any further information, working with me one on one or joining a workshop please contact Clare at or visit
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