The heart is one of the first organs to form in our bodies. It starts beating around six weeks after conception and carries on beating every second of every minute of every day of every year of our lives. It will, most likely, be the lack of a heartbeat that informs people that we have finally reached the end of our lives. Together with the lungs, the heart takes the old, tired blood from the body and transforms it to renew and refresh our bodies. In this process, we look at the functions of the heart and the lungs, and explore the potential transformational lessons for ourselves.
Using heart meditation, the reflective imagination, poetry and movement the process can be applied to individuals, organisations and communities. We explore themes such as acceptance, letting go, inspiration and going forth.
Originally developed for care organisations, this workshop can be adapted to any form of organisation or community. It can be run as a brief overview (approximately one hour) or as a guided process over a day.
From a session at the Oxford Festival of Social Sculpture:
‘I was really struck with the imagery and wonderful way you presented the heart and took us on an imaginative journey through the heart.’
‘I was able to access my inner body and at the same time to increase my emotional understanding of the functions of the body.’
‘You spoke really well and held the space. The wording was careful, accessible and lovely to listen to – I felt every word was potent and energised – I got a lot from it.’
‘Afterwards, putting my hand on my heart, I fully felt the warmth of my heart and the movement behind it.’