Meditation, Mindfulness, Awakening Practices & Cacao Ceremonies in Perth, WA.
Develop your meditation & mindfulness skills. Learn to reduce & handle difficult emotions such as anxiety & depression. Reconnect to your heart & deepen your connection to your spirit. Attend a Cacao Ceremony and purchase Ceremonial Cacao.
Meet your Facilitators
Catherine Francis & Willow Francis have been providing educational sessions, coaching and ceremonial events such as Cacao Ceremonies since 2008. Together they have trained over a thousand individuals and organisations.
The mission is always the same: To support individuals to become better equipped to handle life’s challenges and connect more deeply with life’s wonders.
They love working together and have complementary skills and facilitation styles. This makes them a powerful force in supporting positive individual and community change. Their work spans the most mainstream of environments, to the most spiritual.
Combined together, they have over fifty years of experience in both the modern medical system as well as holistic health modalities. They are committed to sharing this experience to support those in their community.
From one on one sessions, small not-for-profits, councils, festivals, educational facilities and branches of bigger corporations, Catherine and Willow work with the full spectrum of humanity.
Their work includes education, training and practices on mindfulness, emotional self-regulation, meditation and communication. Or it might involve team strengthening with chocolate and ceremony. Additionally, there might be support required in understanding how individuals and teams can re-align with core values or bring genuine self-care and resilience to the table.
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.
Beyond Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Join our fortnightly deep dive meditation evening sessions. These sessions focus on gently guiding our awareness beyond the mind towards unwavering peace, contentment & rest. We guide attention behind the dialogue and preferences of the mind, the changing emotions, physical sensations of the body and signals from the environment.
The 90 minute fortnightly classes work with a combination of guidance, silence and dialogue. A cup of tea on arrival, chocolate of course (any Reverence Event involves chocolate!) and the tangible support of the collective group effect.
Heart Based Mindfulness Training
We offer workshops, seminars and one-on-one coaching with the tools and techniques from The HeartMath Institute and the Centre for Mindful Self-Compassion. These methodologies support individuals & groups to cultivate mental & emotional health & resilience. All evidence based, the tools also improve our capacity to manage & transform difficult emotions & conditioned reactions such as anxiety, anger & depression.
Working with the heart in mindfulness practice also develops heart intelligence as well as more consistent and practical access to innate deeper wisdom and intuition.
Cacao Ceremonies Perth
These afternoon and evening sessions work with a potent combination of modalities. From evidence based heart focused and mindfulness based meditations, to leading edge sound technology. From the pharmacological support of cacao, to the reverence and shared intention that comes with sitting in a sacred ceremony. The structure of the ceremony has been refined for over a decade and supports individuals to deepen their capacity: to engage renewing and transformative emotions such as gratitude, compassion, forgiveness and dignity; deeply rest & reset the nervous system; put the body into the best state for self-healing; access spiritual guidance; and refresh creativity.
It is powerful to connect from the heart with others with a similar intention & commitment.
Ceremonial Cacao & Reverence Chocolate
We offer 100% organic, sustainably sourced and energetically potent cacao paste to work with in meditation, ceremony, for health tonics and in reverent culinary creations. In contrast to other cacao paste’s, this cacao also has an incredible flavour profile and extra creamy texture.
We also create a beautiful 70% organic chocolate which we craft by hand using our cacao paste in small batches.
Packaging is 100% compostable.
“Willow and Catherine embody what this work is all about. They lead the way by setting an example of how things should be done by living, breathing and loving what they teach. It has been an absolute pleasure to work along side them to be guided on this journey into a deeper heart space. They have, and continue to provide a supportive foundation for this work whilst being honest and up front when they need to be to ensure that you get the maximum benefits of the training. “
DAN REGAN, Health Practitioner
Thank you for a fantastic afternoon!! I really wanted to say I loved the way the course was presented with a holistic approach. It made me reassess aspects of my life from sustainability to healthy eating and well being. Willow and Catherine were very supportive, and their enthusiasm was infectious! A very inspiring course, with a lot of info and a lot of laughs, I have already raved about it to everyone!!!
I’ve found using the techniques I learned with Willow & Catherine has led to greater self-awareness, increased compassion and feelings of ease in both body & mind. Stressful situations & emotions are more manageable with quicker recovery time. Working with both Willow & Catherine enabled me to gain increased understanding and insight as each has their own unique life experiences to draw on and styles of teaching.
📍 Perth, WA
💡 Meditation I Mindfulness I Awakening
➕ HeartMath Certified
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