Part 1: The Heart of Healing - Details:
According to recent neuroscience research, the heart seems to act as if it had a "mind" of its own and has an energy field more than 60 times stronger than that of the brain. Not only does it send many more messages to the brain than the brain sends back to the heart, but heart-rate variability is considered the most dependable gauge of inner emotional states. This experiential workshop will offer a variety of approaches, including Heart Math tools, breathing techniques, mindfulness practice, and energy psychology, to stimulate heartfelt positive emotions, like love, compassion, and gratitude, and create "hearth healthy" states of inner coherence and harmony. We'll explore and practice effective methods for the rapid regulation of chronic toxic emotions often related to trauma that generate stress reactions, compromise the immune system, and strain heart health. You'll come away with an enhanced capacity for becoming a more mindful therapist and for helping yourself and your clients resolve traumatic stress and achieve neural integration through heart-centered awareness.