And as a result it can sometimes feel like we spend a lot of time up in our heads and sometimes get tired of ‘the noise’ or swirling thought mess up there.
There are communities on this earth that believe we have three brains one in the head (the analytical brain), one in the heart (the compassionate brain) and one in the gut (the intuitive brain) all of which are important in navigating life.
And more simply most of us know that when we spend time dropping out of our head and into our bodies a bit more we feel relaxed, calmer, better able to express ourselves and usually make different decisions and yet how often do we practice that or feel supported to do that?
The compassionate brain is a good one to tap into if you feel like your emotions are ‘too much to handle’ or you are sometimes angry but don’t really know why or are sad and do know why. And yet it’s hard to know how to do that sometimes when we are so in the habit of analysing everything with our mind.
We will often know that we have something deeper to express about our heart, our desires, our place… but haven’t felt ready to do that.
Or we feel like we are tired of holding onto secrets or judgements or certain feelings that keep returning.
I think we have two choices, we can either A) continue to muddle and manage around the emotional parts of life we find hard or listening to the swirling thought mess and its repeating messages B) learn to be ‘in’ those secrets, feelings and judgements and to have the power to understand them and navigate ourselves through them as best we can.
In my experience, option B always has more rewards and though it is a lot easier to choose if we are in it together.
More than simple meditation, connection and movement practices, this workshops weaves in the power of group work so we can all support each other to be as honest as we can, to begin to recognise our habits and understand how to allow all parts of ourselves.
So if you want to stay in Option A, I get it. And if Option B intrigues you, if a small part of you thinks it might be worth a shot, then have a read of the workshop details and see if it suits you.
If your current approach to life is not working or making you feel free or if you just know you are ready to try something different and are ready to step outside your comfort zone for the magic that lives there, or if you just know you are ready to release then this workshop might be for you.
This workshop will share a myriad techniques for tuning into your heart, your most compassionate ‘brain’. We will use sound, scent, breath, movement, touch, energywork and amanae along with sharing practices to tap into the hearts wisdom, to connect to how it feels and to open into any tension and pain it holds. We will work in circle to support one another to trust that the heart is as important as the mind in navigating this life and that the union of the two can create an unstoppable force.