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How To Calm Your Anxiety So You Can Write


Sensitivity is a superpower for many writers and creative people. Our empathy and ability to unpack big, complex emotions enables us to write stories and make art. But at the same time this can make us lightning rods for the anxieties of the world—especially in turbulent times. And that’s overwhelming.


I created my course, The Sparkle Technique: A Glow Up For Your Mind And Spirit, because I wanted to share everything I’ve learned about healing from burnout, chronic stress and anxiety.


Since launching a month ago the course has helped 400+ students from around the world (and counting!), and earned multiple five-star reviews.


Turns out visiting an imaginary luxury spa to rest and rediscover their sparkle is exactly what a lot of people need right now. How about you?


The Sparkle Technique benefits FAQs

Dear Suzanne, my writing project is stalled and lacklustre. How can I get unstuck?

One of the foundational concepts of the course is Julia Cameron’s “refilling the well” from her book The Artist’s Way. The course is designed to spark your imagination.


Dear Suzanne, ever since the pandemic I’ve been so anxious, and not at all creative. How can I feel more myself again?

The course reconnects you with your inner resource of calm as part of the practice. I’ve had anxiety too and healing is a process. In the course I share what helped me.


Dear Suzanne, I’m burned out, stressed and I feel blah. Help!

Like a spa, the course will refuel and rejuvenate you with quiet moments of rest and inspiring reflection to help you begin to sparkle again.  


Dear Suzanne, I’m worried what I’m working on will fail, or I won’t finish. How can I relax?

Sustained enthusiasm thrives on energy and novelty. The course can give you a fresh perspective and a big dose of self-compassion to boost your confidence and see your project through.


Dear Suzanne, I’m heartbroken and my grief and disappointment seems endless. Will I ever write, dance or create again?

It’s vital to feel all your feelings to their depths AND let them move through you. The course can begin to help you feel a sense of flow again.


Dear Suzanne, my inner critic won’t shut up! What’ll reassure me?

The course shows you your inner gems and reminds you you’re here to shine. Each lesson includes positive affirmations to help quiet your inner critic.


Dear Suzanne, I feel alright and my writing is going okay, is this all I can hope for?

As Gabrielle Bernstein says, it’s good to feel good! Let’s see if the course helps you shine brighter and open up to noticing more of what’s good and even wonderful around you.


Dear Suzanne, will The Sparkle Technique help me find love?

When we practice sparkling from the inside out we’re naturally more attractive, so maybe? The course also reminds us love is already always here, within. Sometimes love is more of a remembering than an external discovery. See what the course sparks within you!



5/5 stars “Really lovely, loved the visualizations and the rhythm of going through the doors past the chandelier every day to get into the practice. Will definitely revisit!” Alan, an Insight Timer member


5/5 stars “This was such an amazing course. I never wanted to leave. What a beautiful journey. I will be taking it again and again.” Robin, in Maryland


5/5 stars “Loved the meditation classes and the different rooms. Very relaxing and peaceful exercises. Will be returning to the spa often.” Anne in the UK


How to access the course in three easy steps:

2.    If you DON’T have Member Plus sign up. If you DO have Member Plus the course is already available to you.

3.    Search for “Suzanne Alyssa Andrew” or “The Sparkle Technique” and begin. Be sure to add it to your favourites!


I hope you sparkle with me!






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