• From Head Strong to Heart Smart

    Listen to your heart (your wisest teacher) and bring some balance to your brain

The world demands we use our brains a LOT. We have to plan and organise and strategise and carry out tasks. We likely spend most of our day processing and acting on information. Our minds do an incredible job of keeping us safe, keeping us learning, keeping us active and keeping us growing.

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.

Join the Waiting List Now

Online Group Programme  (with optional one to one sessions)

Current Programme is Now in Session
Please join the waiting list to be the first to hear about the Next Programme:
Likely dates January / February 2021.
Registration: December 2020
Programme Length: one month (New moon to New moon)
Investment: €200 (early bird till end of December €160)
3 discounted places available for those on low incomes right now.

Questions

What will the programme entail?

We will do individual work and work in pairs and with the whole group circle.

To fuel our exploration of our hearts, we will use:

– intention setting
– meditation
– movement
– sound healing
– breathwork
– amanae (emotional release techniques)
– energy work
– the group dynamic

This month-long programme will support you with diving deep into your heart, your wisest teacher.

You will be supported to express what this part of you wants and needs in your own way. To find your own truth here.

At the end of the programme you will be able to feel a strong connection with your heart space and will know how to connect your heart with your head in your daily life. You will have expanded your emotional literacy, be better able to foreground and allow or manage your emotional waves. You will learn how to be around your own and others strong emotions and find more freedom and embodiment in your day to day life and expression.

And there will be 5 online cirlces sharing practices and exploring this work together AND closed facebook group so you can keep working through what comes up in your own time.

What else do I need to know?

The programme is one month long with calls taking place on Saturdays or Sundays)  at times that work for those who sign up.

Payment can be made via the Booking Form (card payment or paypal) once it is open.

There will be some gentle movement as part of the practice, adaptable for all needs.

You will need to let me know if you have any medical requirements.

Due to the nature of the work it is recommended (but not mandatory) that you don’t plan anything too hectic for after the weekly gatherings so you can be gentle with yourself as you process what you have experienced.

Everything will be available on replay in the Private Facebook group (unless I find a better place for us to gather) if you can’t make the calls live.

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