You Deserve A Safe Space To Explore Faith On Your Own Terms!
Vulnerable Exploration Private Coaching is the perfect place to sort out what you believe and recover from religious trauma.
You probably didn’t consciously choose to head into this season of deconstruction.
Like most, you just looked around one day and realized you weren’t sure what you believed anymore. Now it feels like everything is unraveling and you don’t have any say in what’s happening to you or your faith.
Nothing seems absolute and concrete. Everything you used to be sure of seems questionable at best.
So how do you make choices that will stick? What if you make the wrong choice?
And how do you even know what the options are?
✔Having supportive systems, processes, and practices to help you navigate the gray areas of faith.
✔Feeling encouraged and hopeful instead of constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop.
✔Having all the encouragement you need to avoid getting stuck in the old toxic religious beliefs that you so desperately want to be free from.
All from the safety of your own home, without having to go back to that unhealthy church.
The good news is…
No matter how out of control things feel right now, you get to choose what happens next and…
You don’t have to figure it all out on your own.
Deconstruction should always be a personalized journey.
That's where the Vulnerable Exploration Private Coaching Experience comes in...
VE is the perfect blend of workshops, printables, resources, and 1:1 support from a coach who understands what you're going through.
I’m excited to introduce the Vulnerable Exploration Private Coaching Experience, my signature coaching program that will teach you how to navigate deconstruction in the healthiest way possible.
This isn’t a step-by-step plan that tells you what you 'should' believe — we both know you don’t need more of that.
Instead, this 16-week virtual course with private coaching sessions is created to help you stay anchored in yourself while you untangle from toxic religion and beliefs. Deconstruction is all about examining what you believe, exploring the nuances you weren’t allowed to explore before, and deciding for yourself if that belief is worth keeping.
This program will help you do all of that without completely losing yourself in the process.
Vibrant spirituality is the byproduct of openness and curiosity. This private coaching space provides the space, support, and resources you need to...
- Confront your privilege and dismantle the thinking patterns that are so harmful to you and the people you love.
- Create a supportive environment for yourself to fight the isolation of stepping back from your faith community.
- Reclaim the sacredness of self and release yourself from the way others have defined your mind, body, and soul.
- Make decisions from a soulful place that’s anchored to your truest identity.
- Embrace the grey and explore the expansiveness of faith.
And you’ll do it on your own terms...
I'm Angela, a Faith Deconstruction Coach with 11+ years of experience in ministry, and I'm here to tell you the choice about what you believe is (and always should have been) yours to make.
For years, you’ve been told that you have to believe certain things to be welcomed, loved, and ‘deserve’ safety.
They taught you to push aside your natural intuition and curiosity, while pressuring you to fit in.
But now that’s all changing, because you’ve realized how small you had to make yourself to fit into their box.
You’re taking back your power, your voice, your body.
You’re remembering how to choose what’s resonates with your soul and take up more space. Even when that rocks the boat.
Choosing not to follow their rules will certainly upset the establishment, but trust me, that’s a good thing.
"Angela is the perfect guide for this journey...."
I decided last year that I needed a coach to walk with me as I deconstructed/reconstructed my faith and relationship with "church." Angela brings a depth of knowledge, kind spirit, and is the best kind of coach...the kind who helps you find the answers within!
Coach and Founder,
Messy is Wonderful, LLC.
"Angela has helped me to be brave and for that, I am truly grateful."
It was refreshing to be coached by Angela because I came from a very conservative background. She empowered me to become ALL that God has created me to be, not just a portion. I appreciate her honesty and intuition immensely. She always has the right words to say, even in the most difficult moments.
Owner and Artist,
Robin Kraft Design
"Angela helped me to gain a new relationship with my Creator & myself..."
Both of which are without limits & not confined to any sort of 'box'. When I first started deconstructing, I quickly became overwhelmed at all the toxicity I was finally noticing in the religion I used to be a part of. It was physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually painful. I was skeptical at first and had SO many questions before I joined VE Group Coaching Experience. I went from someone who avoided feelings at all costs (even when I was alone), always relying on the opinions of others, to someone who has more tools in my toolbox to continue in growth. I now trust myself (including my feelings) to shape my own path, even if it means nobody is leading me. Before this course, I was about ready to give up on God altogether.
Member of VE Cohort 1
Here's A Sneak Peek At What You'll Learn!
Committing to Embodied Curiosity
You cannot deconstruct your toxic religious beliefs if you’re committed to clinging to what you already know. In our first week we are going to talk about why deconstruction relies heavily on our willingness to let go of the need to always have the “right” answers. Embodied curiosity, rather than certainty, is the deconstruction posture we'll explore.
Lowering Your Defenses
Trusting yourself and lowering your walls can be challenging when recovering from trauma, but deconstruction requires vulnerability. Going into this process with your shields up, trying to protect yourself from discomfort and the pressure to change, is only going to exhaust you. This week you'll learn a healthy way to embrace vulnerability.
Gathering New & Different Info
Deconstruction requires us to accept that what we know now is not all that there is. It’s crucial to get out of the bubble of people who believe as we do. This week we will explore the importance of reading and listening to people who see from perspectives we haven’t yet heard, or understand while maintaining our embodied curiosity and vulnerability.
Examining & Sorting New Ideas
This phase of deconstruction is all about sitting (and often wrestling) with new information. This week you'll learn a simple system for examining the new information you’ve gathered. You'll also learn what to do when those new perspectives collide with old beliefs.
Reconciling & Releasing
This phase is where you reconcile what you know, what you believe, with what you do. Having head knowledge is only one aspect of deconstruction. We also want it to transform our deepest beliefs and our daily actions. In this phase, it’s time to root out the beliefs that are out of alignment so that your behaviors will reflect your deconstructed belief system.
Recentering on What Is Good
After releasing what no longer aligns with your belief system, you’re going to have more space to settle into the beliefs, practices, and relationships that are good for you in this season. This may possibly be the first time you've been able to do this in your deconstruction journey. This week you'll learn how to create routines and get familiar with the space you now have to breathe deeply and experience the Divine in a way that is true to you.
Carry On With Compassion
Deconstruction is not a linear process where you start at point A and are fully deconstructed when you get to point B. Rather, it’s an ongoing journey with varying speeds, intensity, and discoveries. This week you'll learn how to build in recovery time and space to grow by giving yourself permission to repeat this process as often as needed. This module is crucial to healthy deconstruction and helps you learn to avoid the overwhelming feelings of “Why am I still struggling with this?”
It’s important for you to know that there’s no hidden agenda to get you to believe what I believe or save your faith at any cost.
It might feel easier if I told you what to believe, but deconstruction requires us to loosen our grip on certainty, embrace our questions, and honor our power to choose.
The Vulnerable Exploration Private Coaching Experience encourages you to ask questions that may have been off-limits before, without pressure to have the ‘right answers’ or conform to the expectations of an unhealthy faith community. You'll learn to embrace embodied curiosity and draw strength from your vulnerability.
Imagine being in a space that nurtures you spiritually, without having to compromise your beliefs or pretend to be someone you’re not.
Plus, you get to do all this from the comfort of your own home in our private online community. No travel, no crowds, no pressure to fit in.
No one even has to know you're taking this course unless you want them to know.
The choices you make are truly yours to make, perhaps for the first time ever.
Here's What Your Vulnerable Exploration Private Coaching Experience Includes...
16 Weeks of Coaching, Training, & Support, Including:
- The Entire 7-module Vulnerable Exploration Course.
- Seven 60 Minute Private Coaching calls with Angela via Zoom.
- 90 Minute Intake Call With Proprietary Assessment.
- 90 Minute Completion Call.
- Printable Worksheets & Journal Prompts
- PLUS: Spotify Playlists, Resource Lists, and A Few Surprises Along The Way
Plus, You'll Receive These Bonuses!
Erotic Embodiment Workshop
with Lurie Kimmerle
Join Lurie as she takes you through how oppressive understandings of love and passion have harmed your relationship with yourself, your body, and what it means to be a sensual creature.
Dreamwork: Honoring Your Inner World Workshop
with Megan Gilmore
Join Megan for an exploration of what happens when you dream. You'll learn how to engage with them n a way that honors all of you. Includes journaling prompts and worksheets.
with Aj Smit
Aj, The Joy Weaver, has created a lovely library filled with meditations to explore your soul, connect with the Divine in your own way, ground into your body, and follow curiosity.
You get 16 weeks of teaching, resources, private Faith Deconstruction Coaching and all these bonuses (plus a few surprises along the way) for four monthly payments of $497.
As a certified life coach, seminary-trained online pastor for 11+ years, and a Faith Deconstruction Coach I have a lot of experience helping people navigate faith...
But deconstruction is also very personal for me.
I learned to be a people-pleaser at an early age because we moved a lot, and it felt like I was always the new kid trying to figure out where I fit in.
When my hubby and I started going to church in our late 20s (because “it would be good for our kids”), I was ecstatic to find out that the rules and expectations were pretty cut and dry. It didn’t feel like legalism; it felt like an instruction manual that laid out a plan for “How to be a better person” and, perhaps more important to me, “How to be accepted.”
After a few years of being deeply embedded in the church, I walked away with a pretty big case of #ChurchHurt and entered a season of deep doubts and wrestling. I was deconstructing from toxic religion, even though (at the time) I didn’t know that’s what it was called.
It took years of self-love, therapy, coaching, and trauma recovery to create a healthy spiritual life that actually nourishes me, without pressure to be who people think I should be…
It's my hope that you’ll also find healing and space to curiously explore what your soul's deepest longings.
You won't be pressured to believe what I believe or practice what I practice.
Instead, you'll have the support you need to find healing and curiously explore what your soul is longing for most. I’ll be a guide walking beside you, not a guru directing your every step so that I get the credit for your happiness.
(Gross, right? But we know it happens alllll the time in Christian spaces so let’s just agree not to go there, K?)
Let’s go through the looking glass and get curioser and curioser about the wild sacred holy life you’re capable of creating ❤️Let's Do This Together
Questions You May Have About This Community...
Is This Just A Ministry Where You Try To Convert Me To Your Beliefs?
Will This Program Do The Bulk Of The Deconstruction Work For Me?
Is This Reallllly An Inclusive Space for LGBTQIA+ People?
Is This Just For People Who Are Deconstructing?
I'm In The Free Group, Do I Still Need This?
How Long Will I Have Access To The Course?
Are White Voices Centered In This Program?
Do You Offer Refunds?
What If I Still Have Questions?
Still On The Fence?
Here Are A Few More Words From Vulnerable Exploration Alumni:
The deconstruction wilderness can be lonely, but you're welcome to sit by my fire while you sort out what you want to believe...
The Vulnerable Exploration Private Coaching experience is a 16-week 1:1 coaching program experience designed to give you what you need to untangle from toxic religion without isolation, overwhelm, or pressure to conform to other people's expectations.I'm Ready To Feel Safe Again!
Not Ready For 1:1 Coaching Yet?
No problem! You can still receive the support you need in The Wilderness Community-An off social media group coaching experience that explores deconstruction-related topics in a safe and affirming space. At less than $30, it's super budget friendly and you get to control how much information you share with other community members!Tell Me More About The Wilderness Community!