Cultivating Self-Compassion

Step back from your life. Step into your healing.

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  • Online Workshop

Service Description

“I don’t have time for emotions!” This was a huge wake-up call, hearing myself make such a statement through gritted teeth. This pattern of thinking was the main contributor to burning out while living an intense corporate life. If you are in a position of responsibility or if you are caring for others, in the workplace or at home, perhaps you can relate to this. Perhaps you also tried many different ways to cope. Unhealthy ones like bingeing on food and screen-time, retail therapy, mind-altering substances. Or maybe you tried healing modalities like psychotherapy and hypnosis. For me these only brought temporary relief. It was like putting a band-aid on the symptoms, but not addressing the actual cause. In this series of online workshops rolling out later this year, I will share the techniques and concepts that have proven most effective in my lived experiences and have had long-lasting effects. 1. RELEASE – Are you in touch with your own emotions? Do you often find yourself triggered? Does your reaction seem disproportionate to the situation? Learn how to hold space for yourself while fully feeling and releasing old emotions that are stuck and might be keeping you stuck in the past. Explore and wonder at the full spectrum of emotions that the human experience offers. Inspired by breath therapy techniques and Ramana Maharshi’s Self-Enquiry method of meditation. 2. RELATE – do you constantly find yourself in a vicious cycle of drama? Do you keep wondering how you ended up in the same situation again? Zoom out of your relationships and recognize the role you tend to play that perpetuates the drama, and question your underlying limiting beliefs. Empower yourself with practical techniques to interrupt and break free from those patterns. Inspired by Victor Frankl and the Karpman Drama Triangle. 3. COMMUNICATE – do you tend to speak from your mind or from your heart? Speaking from the mind often involves projection, interpretation, evaluation or judgment of one’s own or others’ behaviour turning the attention outwards. In contrast, when speaking from the heart we acknowledge and express what we’re feeling and needing. Only then can we claim back our power and take full responsibility for having those needs met. Inspired by Rosenberg’s model for Non-violent Communication.


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info@theheartsanctuary.org

Parow North, Cape Town, South Africa