The human heart rests in the middle of our lives, and for virtually all of us, it stands in need of healing. The heart’s basic nature is to be courageous – and, in fact, the root word for “courage” (“cor”) means the heart. And, each of us has experienced the wounded heart – starting with childhood experiences in which we learned what we had to do in order to get love. It’s hard to imagine well-being in our lives without having taken care of the issues of the heart.
A wounded or broken heart is a universal experience and one that you cannot always control. But your wounded heart does not need to become a bitter heart, shut off from others and the world. This course assists you to connect with your resilience and to gently and lovingly embrace both the courage and the vulnerability of your heart. You will learn about current research and practices concerning forgiveness, self-love, and healthy boundaries. These practices will support you in responding to yourself and others in appropriate and caring ways.
By the end of these three days you will experience the capacity to:
- Understand and describe what modern science is discovering about heart consciousness, forgiveness, and self-love;
- Experience an enhanced capacity for deep listening, empathetic responsiveness, and emotional intelligence;
- Practice exercises of self-forgiveness that, in turn, make you more capable of forgiveness in difficult relationships; and,
- Free up energy so that you can take steps toward implementing your personal passion in life.