Personal Mythmaking

upgrade from the self-directed to the live version and experience how

your personal mythmaking journey gets even richer.

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Starting February 2020.

Click here to see the live class schedule and reserve your spot before it fills up.


My only self-doubt in life comes from sharing my writing with others. I want it to be genius and I am afraid it will suck. The group was so kind and always made me feel good about my work and encouraged me to keep it up.

Watching others come alive through sharing their vulnerabilities was the best part for me.

I don’t think we allow ourselves to shine until we are willing to explore the deeper parts of ourselves. Seeing how this group changed over the course of the program was awesome.

This course is guaranteed to open you up to parts of yourself you never even realized existed.

I couldn’t think of a better person than Janelle to guide you through this difficult but necessary life work.

Talyn M., Writer & former organic farmer, Canada

This is a fun class. It got me writing effortlessly; it explored subjects and angles in writing (and creativity) that were new and expansive.

Janelle is a conscious and thoughtful teacher/facilitator and she has developed a course that is abundant with opportunities for personal exploration, insights and new ways of understanding one’s life story and personal themes.

It helped me to unify many aspects of my personal past (lots of “ah -ha” moments) that inform who I am in the present.

I think anyone could take this class and get something out of it. Well worth it and very enjoyable.

Mandy T., Herbalist, Canada

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So much online marketing is hyperbole, exaggeration and inflation of skills, abilities and offerings. I fear engaging in something that promises much and delivers little. I was delighted to find Personal Mythmaking was, if anything, undersold rather than overrated.

I found a course based in scholarship and experience. The work was experiential, embodied and deepening without being overwhelming. And the support is amazing.

I enjoyed the experiential nature of the course, how much body was included, the depth of scholarship behind the prompts, how we could weave our story into a memoir and the amazing, professional, insightful, compassionate holding by Janelle through the process.

Grace Quantock, Wellness provocateur, Writer and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Wales

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What a journey Janelle took us on.

I was so amazed at how beautifully our stories came together, and how healing the process was. I loved the prompts. I loved the accountability, and I loved the embodiment exercises.

And to top it all off I left with an amazing reframe of my life so far on this planet, clarity about why I’m here, and how to use my story to connect to people – specifically my audience.  What a gift!

Janelle will bring out your inner guide and create new pathways for success, love, and abundance.

She is a delight to work with, sharing deep, provocative writing and embodiment exercises peppered with giggles and heart-catching anecdotes. She will transform your life.

Dr. Tonia Winchester, Naturopathic Physician, Canada

I feel like every aspect of our being was examined; it allowed for all the various personalities; there is something for everyone.

There was so much information we could apply to our own lives allowing for clarity and understanding. I ended up with a much better idea of who I am and have fewer limits on what I am becoming.

Jen s., canada

Take this course. Your writing practice will ignite.

But if you were led to this material, it’s your creative spirit, your very soul, that’s yearning for this original and singularly eccentric adventure.

Molly Pennington, PhD

upgrade now for extra support and deeper connection and take advantage of

early bird pricing - save up to $450 dollars!


8 monthly payments of

$162.50 $112.50

  • Art of Personal Mythmaking
  • Includes 13 modules
  • Monthly group coaching calls
  • Access to private class forum
  • Lifetime access
  • PLUS! Weekly discussion calls
  • Weekly live writing labs
  • Small class sizes

$400 total savings!

Pay in full

$1250 $850

  • Art of Personal Mythmaking
  • Includes 13 modules
  • Monthly group coaching calls
  • Access to private class forum
  • Lifetime access
  • PLUS! Weekly discussion calls
  • Weekly live writing labs
  • Small class sizes

$450 total savings!


If I were recommending Personal Mythmaking this is what I’d say:

Hello best friend. You do not talk much about your past. I am not sure if it is because you want to forget it or you don’t think it’s important. Trust me, it is. If you take this course, you will know why and you’ll grow into a more confident and happier person. That is not to say that you seem to lack confidence or happiness, but it gets even better – inside out.

Georgette P., Canada

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Personal Mythmaking was the closest thing that I had to a vacation in close to a decade. It’s such a luxurious and nourishing blend of creativity, self-care and healing.

Before taking this class, I had some major chips on my shoulder and I felt resigned to lug these things around with me for the rest of my life. Janelle’s class offered a fun, safe and creative way to reframe my troubling stories.

Taking this class was the nicest gift that I ever gave myself.

jess Molnar, Odd Duck Press, usa

My biggest fear working with Janelle is that I would for some reason not complete the course.

I was afraid because I knew that I would miss two or three sessions and perhaps lose my momentum and give up – but that did not happen.

Because each class is recorded and the facilitation topics are saved and easily retraceable, I was able to regroup, get back on track and carry on to the end.

This was a milestone for me because it seems as though I am constantly on the move and to places where on-line meetings are not always feasible. I often give up on other projects because my travels interrupt them. Not this time and I feel very rewarded. Thank you Janelle.

I absolutely loved the other participants.

So strange, something about the on-line nature and Janelle’s brilliant guidance through our creative process allowed for focus and elimination of distraction allowing us to just listen to one another and have them fill the screen – literally and metaphorically – when they spoke.

Janelle uses a timer for who talks and for how long. That combined with a mute button kept me from rattling on and on and getting off topic too long. In that way, I really listened to others (and myself) and got a deep sense of who we were.


Georgette Pare. Fine Arts & Language Arts Facilitator, Calgary, Canada



Before the course I was so full of excitement and anticipation. Thinking about what to share was my only fear in the calls. What I have learned is that the difficult sharing can give us back the most information about ourselves.

If I have to pick a favourite part, it would have to be the discussion group and writing lab. To be able to see the other people in the group, discuss the material and then write together created such a special connection that was a complete surprise to me.

The closing call, when we each read some of our work, was pure magic.

To listen to all of our unique voices and hear the individual flavour of each story. I felt as though I was hugged with the words of appreciation, because in my head there was uncertainty of how my story would be heard. I am inside looking out, intimately entangled in my story, and attempting to create in a clear voice.

The feeling of achieving just that, has created a feeling like no other. I lived on that cloud for as long as I could be held there.

Jennifer setterfield, cabinetmaker, canada

When I started Janelle’s Personal Mythmaking course, I’d been working on my memoir for years, but in a practical sense, I was getting nowhere.

By the time the course finished, I had a complete outline (the spine and organs of my book with its threads and themes,) three full chapters, and the start of my book proposal.

The course also led me to generate tons of material for articles or essays.

I don’t mean to suggest that Janelle’s course whips your book into shape. Rather, she’s designed a masterful journey through unexpected detours where you discover the soul of your memoir and the most crucial essences of your story and voice.

You’ll get writing prompts that take you through myth, archetypes, fairy tales, and artwork. The sources are vast, but they synthesize together to inform and reframe your personal paradigms.

Molly Pennington, PhD

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Starting February 2020.

Click here to see the live class schedule and reserve your spot before it fills up.