A space for sharing, caring and listening.
Heart Space is a empathic space to heal together through sharing, caring and listening. I organize circles, workshops and retreats based on people coming together to work on their “stories/issues/themes” whilst supporting each other.
Where & How?
The Heart Space Circles are ususally 1.5 hrs meetings where we share and listen or decide on what we feel to do with the time given, read more here.
In the Heart Space Workshops I share about the tools I use for my healing journey and guide those who wish in their stories. The workshops are also to teach about how to support yourself and each other in the emotional processes we go through.
Heart Space Retreats are 2-5 days, generally in a group but I also offer one-on-one Heart Space retreats. In the retreat just as in the workshop I share about the tools I use for my healing journey and guide others in their process plus I teach about how to support yourself and each other in the emotional processes. A HeartSpace retreat will also include times and activities for interagtion, such as art expression, movement and writting.
Why Heart Space?
In my journey I realized that it helps me a lot to speak about what is going on inside. Being heared and simply accepted as we are is a simple powerful step towards healing.
When we share with someone we really start hearing ourselves better. When no one gives us unwanted advice, but just listens with the “me too” attitude, than you can remember your own power. Sharing can be hard when we are not used to it, however often it is suprising to experience that we all go through the same stuff.
Empathy – The “Me too” attitude
Sympathy is when you think “Oh I’ m so sorry for you dear.”
Empathy is when you think “I know the place you’re talking about. I feel the same sometimes”.
We may not be able to relate to everyone in this way, but there is a choice to stay grounded and connected with the own humanness that reminds us that we all have our struggles.
Saying “me too”, being present with empathy on the inside when you listen to someones story is the most supporting attitude you can show.
Talking about emotions??
Many people find this strange to start with. We are so used to say “I’m fine” when asked “how are you”, that we have forgotten to really ask ourselves how am I and that there is the possibility to tell the truth to others. Truth is we are not always fine and there is many facets of emotions going on. We have just not learnt to listen. In fact we have learnt to ignore our emotions as if they where some stupid mistake of creation and needed to be simply controlled instead of understood.
But did what we have learnt bring us to a healthy and powerful place? Or does it keep us simply functioning?
Talking about what you feel might be scary at times and there is never an obligation to do so, sometimes just listening can be equally powerful. When you do talk, you are allowing yourself something that you may not have learnt to allow before, when you do talk change might start to happen in your live, change that you truly like.
What about the risk of gossip?
Well, gossip comes from people that are so wounded that they need to focus on what others are doing so they must not feel their own pain. This leaves them in the space of suffering. When you show your vulnerability you can get hurt by someone taking this to places where you didn’t want things to go, but for a start I never saw this happen in this circumstances and secondly by doing this step you can stop your suffering. Plus you set things free that many suffer from and don’t dare to mention. (collective trauma issues)
Secrecy, shame and blame is the game that keeps us trapped. Openness, courage and honesty is what sets us free.
Do you want to come to a Heart space retreat, workshop or circle?
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