"This course played a huge role in getting me out of my depression and bringing me to a place of fulfilling the call on my life."
- Penny, homeschooling mom of 14 (yes, FOURTEEN)
Girl, I GET IT. I used to think that's just how "mom life" is.
But what if I told you your life doesn't have to be this way?
My name's Gina. And I am a recovering basketcase.
A few years ago, I was a hot mess. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Lost. Defeated. Granted, I had three little kids. I assumed that it was just a part of the experience, the weekly (at least!) weeping sessions, the frequent desire to just start driving and not come back for a loooong while.
I had a couple of "come to Jesus" moments when I realized that something had to change.
Over time, I developed a 3-part system that helped me:
Little by little, my life transformed. I was happier, healthier and purpose-driven. I started to teach others and continued to develop my own learning in stress management and coaching.
I am passionate about sharing this system because it works. It has helped me and dozens of other women take their life back from chaos and live with peace and purpose no matter what the circumstances.
But don't take my word for it. Just ask some of my students who have completed the steps in this exclusive academy...
"I loved this course!
"I started doing things I love again and have re-found past loves I had forgotten about! I was no longer spending hours binging on tv! Instead I started living my life! We haven't looked back!
"This class helped me regain my vision for my life and what I really want when I am not overwhelmed with anxiety. It is well worth any price. Gina is an excellent teacher and each class is both interesting and practical. Life-changing!"
- Stephanie, mom of two, cancer survivor, women's ministry leader
"Things were really hard and I was close to nervous breakdown...But this course got me pointed on the right path and encouraged me to get the extra help/resources and not view it as weakness.
"Without these practical things and my faith I wouldn’t be functional. I’m still not where I want to be but growing and that’s what matters most."
- Amy, mom of two, recruiting manager
Your life doesn't have to be chaotic and stressful. Get back in the driver's seat and come learn with us.
WHAT MAKES THIS ACADEMY LIFE-CHANGING?
Chaos to Calm teaches a step-by-step process, based on biblical principles, for overwhelmed, exhausted women to take their lives back and be the women God created them to be.
In this academy, you'll take your life back from overwhelm using this 3-part process:
Over five lessons, you’ll explore a biblical, science-based framework for understanding the human stress response. Discover practical strategies for letting go of the things you can’t control and actively changing your thought patterns. You’ll also learn how to set better personal boundaries and gain a healthier understanding of self-care through the biblical lens of rest.
Using the lens of biblical rest, you’ll spend three lessons digging deep into life-giving self-care practices for the mind, body and soul. Identify your weak spots and start creating space for God’s gifts.
Wrap up the academy with four power-packed lessons about how to live a God-centered life you love. Over four lessons you’ll learn how to identify your priorities, set goals, develop healthier habits, manage your time like a pro, and cut out the excess from your life.
There's a huge gap of information out there when it comes to managing stress—which many of us are suffering from chronically.
On the one hand, you'll find a lot of heart-filled devotionals about how we need to live less frantic lives. While they're inspirational, they contain very little practical advice (except maybe just try harder???).
On the other hand, there are countless self-help resources and tools that lack the truth, power and grace that I see in the Bible. With the bazillion books out there, why are so many people still stressed to the max?
If you want true change, you need a change in your mindset and your actions. This course addresses both.
I am certified in stress management coaching through the American Association of Christian Counselors and have done a TON of research in biblical psychology. The lessons in this academy have been developed using research from world-renowned scientists, psychologists and theologians including Cloud and Townsend, Max Lucado, Kelli McGonigal, Caroline Leaf, Brene Brown, Richard J. Foster and more.
In other words, I've done my homework so you don't have to! Get the BEST stress management strategies out there that are biblically sound—all in bite-sized, easy-to-consume lessons that you can implement right away.
So what are you waiting for?
I hear this a lot! We all have reasons—excuses, really—not to make the leap and invest in our own wellness. But the longer you put it off, the longer you’ll be stuck in a holding pattern of stress and overwhelm.
I've included several features and value-added BONUSES to help you stay focused and get through this academy with flying colors!
Not everyone consumes information in the same way, which is why I give you options! Choose what works best for your learning style:
I've created 12 video lessons that are packed full of biblical principles, scientific research and practical strategies for real life. They're presented as slide shows so you can visually process while you listen. Each video is 20 minutes or less—no fluff, and easy to fit into your schedule.
Want to listen to the lessons while you're on the move? Download the audio files so you can learn while you're driving the work, doing the dishes or working out. All you need is 20 minutes or less per lesson.
Everything I cover in the videos is also written on slide decks. You can read these on your own, use them as you follow along with the audio or visual lessons, or review them as desired so you can really let the material sink in.
Writing things down is proven to help you process and retain information. Say goodbye to everyday overwhelm, with help from journaling, self-assessment and planning pages:
There is a lot of information in these lessons that you won't want to forget! With this beautiful workbook you can write out scriptures, respond to journaling prompts and internalize the lessons, which will help you take your thoughts captive and receive the "peace that passes understanding."
I love seeing how my students grow and change over the course of this academy! The self-evaluation will help you identify what areas in your life you need to focus on the most. After you're done, take it again and see how your life has changed so you can be inspired to keep going!
It's one thing to learn about what you need to change...it's another thing to actually do it! I include the simple but effective tools I have developed to help you become a time management ninja. These including vision and goal planning, habit building, creating a master schedule, and strategies to cut out excess and stay on top of what matters most.
Access our exclusive Facebook community and coaching calls so you can get the encouragement and support you need from women who understand what you're going through.
I'm a very engaged instructor! I'll be checking in with you once a week via email with bonus content and cheerleading to keep you on track!
Do you turn to food to handle your stress? This devotional and meal plan from a certified Whole 30 Coach will help you dig deep so you can better nourish your body, mind and soul while you go through the academy!
Need help prioritizing time for God and growing in your faith? This printable pack is a great resource to help you dig into the Word, pray with intention and continue to live out what you learn in this academy.
I just had to share more ways for you to get motivated based on your personality type and take your thoughts captive, so I included these bonus lessons if you really want more coaching in these areas! There are videos as well as detailed text, so you can learn however you prefer.
No matter what season of life you’re in, you always have choices. Your life doesn’t run you; you have a say in where you’re spending your time and energy.
If you feel like there’s not enough time in a day for you to meet your responsibilities without losing your mind and sacrificing your health, it’s a sign you need to make a change.
These women did!
"When I first heard about Chaos to Calm, I thought, “Well, I need my life to calm down before I can take this course!”
"But then I heard Gina’s story, and it related so much to mine that I signed up right away. I just was tired of feeling behind and stressed out all the time, but not knowing how to catch up. This course helped me realize that stress isn’t the enemy, and how to manage it instead of fearing it.
"Gina is a calming presence in her teaching, and walks the walk, having applied a lot of her teachings to her own life. She does such a great job of balancing biblical perspective, modern studies on stress, and practical application to make this course useful and effective."
- Jenn, mom of two, blogger at WhatYouMakeItBlog.com
"I am more patient now and frankly just a nicer person...
"This course gave me a godly perspective on stress. Just today I prayed through some of the things that were making me anxious and realized than most of them were out of my control so I could give them up to God instead of letting myself get anxious. It also has helped me understand the importance of biblical rest and has given me some great practicals to manage my priorities, say yes to the important things, and feel okay about saying no to the rest.
"Reshuffling my priorities has highlighted the activities I don't want to be doing."
- Andrea, mom of two, user research professional
...And it's up to you to take it back from overwhelm and stress! Here's how this academy can help you do that:
I know you're a busy mom, so I've made the lessons super easy for you to finish & implement!
I take the overwhelm out of living a healthier lifestyle. You can start making small changes and see big results.
Hopefully, this program is the first step of many to living a life you feel great about! I include a big list of resources to further your learning.
You'll LOVE this program if:
This program isn't for you if:
What kind of time commitment does this require?
I know that you're busy and I value your time. The lessons are 20 minutes or less, packed with the most valuable information you need to change your life. You can go at your own pace and access it at any time.
I recommend that you commit an hour a week for 12 weeks to get the most out of this course.
How long will I have access to the academy?
As long as it exists! You can take it at your speed and access the material as often as you need to. You'll also be an ongoing member of the Facebook community. Stress management is a lifelong process, so these are tools you can use indefinitely.
Is there a refund policy?
I offer a refund period of 30 days after you purchase the course.
I'm already a student of Choose Rest. How is this course different?
If you enjoyed my course on self-care, Choose Rest, and you're looking for the logical next step to put those principles into practice, Chaos to Calm is for you! I do cover some of the same material, which is why Choose Rest students receive a discount. But hopefully it's clear that Chaos to Calm covers waaaaay more.
Can I find this information anywhere else?
Nope, not the way it's presented. It took me years to construct this framework. Even then it didn't really come together until I was certified in AACC stress management coaching in 2017.
In general, I find the information out there regarding Christian stress management to be incredibly lacking. So while you could hypothetically figure some of this out on your own, you'll be en route to better health and happiness a lot quicker via this tried and true system.
Is this course just for moms?
While I created this course with moms in mind, the application is broad enough for anyone! I've had students who were single, empty nesters, working moms, stay-at-home moms, and from around the world.
Is the Bible teaching specific to a particular denomination?
No. This course is useful for anyone who wants to put general biblical principles into practice, regardless of denominational background. I present the scriptures; you can interpret them for yourself.
This seems like a lot of value for the price. Is this legit?
I can assure you (and so can many students) that this program IS legit! I want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to understand and manage stress from a biblical perspective.
Do you offer refunds?
YES! I offer a refund period of 30 days after you purchase the program, no questions asked. (But to be honest, hardly anyone has asked for one!)
I'm so confident you'll love this academy that if you change your mind, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
I wanted you to know how my life has gone since I first developed this course, just to show you how much this system has continued to help me.
I have undergone a tumultuous couple of years personally, including deaths of loved ones, a home invasion and several cases of theft. This was followed by navigating the realities of the pandemic while homeschooling and keeping our family businesses afloat, bringing our internationally adopted fourth child home in a season of chaos and uncertainty. And then I got a surprise pregnancy and baby #5 in 2021!
Am I still familiar with stress? Uh, yeah.
Do I have the tools to navigate the stress in my life faithfully? Yep, sure do.
When it comes to stress, I am "patient zero!" But this God-centered approach has changed my life and I hope it can change yours too.
Ready to take you life back from stress and overwhelm?
One more time, here's EVERYTHING you get when you purchase CHAOS TO CALM:
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