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 find it hard to know how you are feeling
- If your emotions tend to feel overwhelming or you are prone to exploding or feeling emotionally ‘out of control’
- If you feel disconnected from your emotions (and / or yourself)
- If you don’t want to “go there’ because you are afraid of what might come
- If you find yourself in repeating patterns of relationship/friendship that are not supportive
- If you often meet your emotional needs in unhelpful ways (hello fridge/new project/helping others) instead
- If you feel like your emotions get in the way
- If are uncomfortable when other people are emotional
- If emotional = soft/weak/impractical/useless
- If you are a bit judgy (we all are, don’t worry) about how other people express emotions (too emotional, too emotionless)
- If you want to be better at yours and around others emotions
- If you want to become better at expressing how you feel
- If you want to become more embodied, more powerful and more able to allow your emotions to show you what you need
- If you want to develop your emotional intelligence and literacy
- If you want to be a better leader, lover, mother, brother, sister, son or daughter, friend or colleague
- If you know there is space to grow here.
And yet it can be hard to know how best to do anything about all of that when we are so in the habit of analysing everything with our mind.
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 programme 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 programme 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 programme might be for you.
This programme 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.