The Journey to the Heart Course, and Level 1 of the Practitioner Training in Breathwork and Body Centred Counselling
Most of us have learned, through the dominant models of mental and physical health, to see pain and discomfort as symptoms of illness and disorder. We have come to believe this to mean something is wrong, that we are wrong. We focus on getting back to 'normal' (whatever that is!) and feeling "better" as soon as possible, mostly by managing the symptoms and trying to make the discomfort go away.
When it comes to mental health, we learn to assert mind over matter, to rely on the rational mind to overcome problematic feelings and struggles. We focus on strategies to change thoughts and behaviour, and tend to manage symptoms with very little confidence in permanent healing.
In the course of this Body Centred Training, we learn to use the Breath to access the information held in the body. We explore the differences between what the rational mind “knows” and what the body reveals when we learn to access it and listen to it.
We discover that pain and discomfort have a deep intelligence, that when we are gradually able to become comfortable with uncomfortable sensations, we have access to a depth of humanity that most of us yearn for. Meeting the truth of what is actually happening guides us to its permanent resolution. The intelligent internal guidance system teaches us the way through.
We include the whole system – the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual experiences of the organism, its environmental context, ancient and modern maps of consciousness …
This training consists of ten modules, approximately one month apart, from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon (except on public holiday weekends in March and June when we meet from Saturday to Monday). All onsite training is at Hobart Breathing Space, 13 Goulburn Street Hobart.
Students wishing to qualify as professioanl practitioners will need to complete this Level 1 training and Level 2.
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M: 0429 167 480