Heart Based Mindfulness Training
Why Heart-Based Mindfulness?
Learn to powerfully work with the physiology of the heart & nervous system, not purely the thoughts or focus of the mind. Emotions are driving our physiology, often without our awareness or understanding. The evidence based tools from The HeartMath Institute and work from The Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion are excellent in supporting individuals to reduce and manage difficult emotions such as anxiety, anger & depression, reconnect with core values, build new healthy emotional habits & access practical heart intelligence.
Working with the Heart in Mindfulness Workshop
A practical information and tool kit building workshop. This session revolves around the affect that the physical heart has on our nervous system, our cognition, our perception and overall health.
We will explore the science and how to work more deliberately with your physiology in order to dial down an overactive nervous system, manage difficult emotions such as anxiety and depression as well as tune in more regularly and effectively with your heart intelligence and intuition…
From the Workshop
Heart Based Mindfulness Training and Mentoring
Using the foundation of the gold standard evidence-based tools and techniques from The HeartMath® Institute and the Centre for Mindful Self Compassion, Willow Francis will fully support you to learn, practice and integrate tools and understandings that can have a profound and practical impact in your life. These tools are an incredible asset in allowing you to manage energy, stress and difficult emotions. He will also assist you in understanding how to change conditioned reaction patterns, find balance and poise through the day and see old challenges with new eyes and possibilities. Willow generally offers a foundational 6 week program and can then provide further support if needed. During the program, you will build a solid new foundation of practice that allows you to make immediate, significant and on-going changes to the important areas of your life.
A Sample of Training Reviews
“”Before I learned these tools, I knew I was not experiencing life the way I wanted to. On the surface life was plentiful but I struggled to see and really feel this. As I began to apply the tools and techniques this has all changed. I don’t get upset by the small things so much now. I can show the love and care I deeply feel towards my beautiful daughters more than ever and can stay soft with and blame less my loving partner. These tools are now my everyday weaponry against negativity, self pity, burn-out and overwhelm. To have such tools at my fingertips is a blessed relief. I am now filled with appreciation and wonder for life which had become lost to me. I thank Willow and Catherine everyday.”
MEREDITH, TEACHER RECRUITMENT MANAGER
“The HeartMath training has given me a true, sustained experience of more time, space and appreciation of all the wonderful things that were already around me. Willow and Catherine make this fun and easy to learn. They provide an empowering, accessible inspiration in walking the talk of living a compassionate, engaged life. I now have tools that allow space between the stressors of life and my reaction to them and the spin off effect of using the heart-mindfulness tools, is that the joy of the small moments of being present in the hearts experience spills over to make life feel like a rich, creative journey again rather than an endurance event. I would recommend anyone feeling the burden of stress in the modern world learn what Catherine and Willow are so passionate about teaching!”
ANDREA ROWE, OSTEOPATH, BUSINESS OWNER & MOTHER OF THREE
Group Events & Training
Catherine and Willow Francis can facilitate small and large group events suited to your requirements. Sessions can be 1 – 2 hours, a half or full day, or we can contribute to your retreat, festival or conference.
Sessions can include:
Meditation – For relaxation and/or personal and spiritual development
Team strengthening with chocolate, meditation and/or ceremony
Managing stress and difficult emotions
Self-care, self-compassion and resilience
Whatever the requirement, Willow and Catherine bring a great combination of skill, knowledge, playfulness and reverence to every event and training they offer or are asked to provide.
“The HeartMath and Self-Compassion tools give you empowerment that ripples through your whole life!! In all of my professional and teaching career I have not felt this connected to my students and patients, free from judgement, nervousness and self consciousness. My lessons have become more meaningful and passionate and I have noticed a difference in my students when I am truly coherent”
JODI DUVAL, NATUROPATH & LECTURER; REVITAL HEALTH PODCAST