Professional Training in Breathwork and Body Centred Counselling

Level 1 begins in Hobart March 2018

10 months for 3 days per month

This course is for those seeking Practitioner Training, Continuing Professional Development, and for those wanting to immerse in an intensive personal development journey. 

Download the prospectus here (764 KB pdf file)      Read Testimonials here

Download the 2018 dates and fee schedule here

The Journey to the Heart

Most of us have learned, through the dominant models of mental and physical health, to see pain and discomfort as symptoms of illness and disorder. We have come to believe this to mean something is wrong, that we are wrong. We focus on getting back to 'normal' (whatever that is!) and feeling "better" as soon as possible, mostly by managing the symptoms and trying to make the discomfort go away.

When it comes to mental health, we learn to assert mind over matter, to rely on the rational mind to overcome problematic feelings and struggles. We focus on strategies to change thoughts and behaviour, and tend to manage symptoms with very little confidence in permanent healing.

In the course of this Body Centred Training, we learn to use the Breath to access the information held in the body. We explore the differences between what the rational mind “knows” and what the body reveals when we learn to access it and listen to it.

We discover that pain and discomfort have a deep intelligence, that when we are gradually able to become comfortable with uncomfortable sensations, we have access to a depth of humanity that most of us yearn for. Meeting the truth of what is actually happening guides us to its permanent resolution. The intelligent internal guidance system teaches us the way through.

We include the whole system – the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual experiences of the organism, its environmental context, ancient and modern maps of consciousness …

Breathwork combined with a body centred counselling model is, in my experience, the most effective tool available for this personal transformation, and I am passionate about passing on these tools for use in the healing of mind and body, and the healing of relationship with spirit and soul.

My aim is to train practitioners to become highly skilled, caring and ethical professionals. Journey to the Heart provides a heart centred environment for personal growth and professional growth, and highly values each person’s unique contribution to the whole.

The Training recognises that people learn best when each person can be accepted as their whole selves. All of you is welcome here. We create an environment that facilitates trust, kindness and unusual honesty. We also recognise that the most effective, compassionate and resourceful practitioners have learned and integrated through their own personal process. The Training guides students on a journey of personal transformation, and is therefore suitable for students who seek to explore and heal themselves, as well as those seeking a professional pathway.

My two decades of professional practice, and the many thousands of human processes I've had the privilege of witnessing, have shown me that the fundamental core of the practitioner’s toolbox is our own personal journey. The more completely and honestly we are able to be with our whole selves, to be in direct and honest relationship with ourselves, the more we develop the capacity to be present with the real expression of the other. We develop an increasing capacity to be fully and wholeheartedly present with What-Is, and our primary tools become awareness and presence. We are able to be fully present with ourselves, and with the other - this is what facilitates effective practice. The training builds upon that foundation with an understanding of context and theory, and guides the development of the knowledge and skills to work with individuals and groups, and to create a thriving practice.

Level 1 consists of ten modules, one month apart on the second weekend of each month, from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, except when the Monday is a public holiday when it will be Saturday to Monday. All onsite training is at Hobart Breathing Space, 13b Goulburn Street Hobart.

Course topics include:

  • The philosophy of healing and trusting the body's process
  • Presence, self awareness, self responsibility, honesty and realness
  • The nature of healing
  • Rites of passage and the nature of change
  • Embodiment - the physical body
  • Mental intelligence and the nature of thought
  • Energetic intelligence and sensitivity
  • Emotional intelligence and the Internal Guidance System
  • Consciousness and the spiritual body
  • The complexity of material that humans experience
    • Cellular templates
    • Family and social conditioning
    • Biographical, ancestral, genetic and racial memory
  • Non-ordinary states of conciousness
  • Healing relationship templates and wounds
  • Primary relationships - with self, with nature, with existence and with the lover, sexuality
  • Communication and true honesty

Level 1 of this professional training is also the Journey to the Heart Course.

This is an intensive course for those wanting a guided personal journey without the intention of becoming practitioners. As already expressed, good professional practice requires a deep knowing of one's self. Practitioners need to be able to be with themselves, no matter what arises. Then we can sit with others as they journey, with a solid trust in the intelligence of their process.

And as for the purely personal journey, entered with no intention to guide others, we must also learn about other people, about the many ways different people navigate their internal and external lives, about the wounding others have experienced and what effects it has. What we learn within this group environment is a crash course in human-ness of all kinds. We have the opportunity to heal our relationship wounds and to learn to live according to our own truth whilst being in respectful relationship with others.

When and Where:

Hobart Breathing Space, 13b Goulburn Street, Hobart 7000

March to December2018

3 days per month - Friday to Sunday EXCEPT for public holiday weekends which are Saturday to Monday (March and June):

March 10th to 12th  |  April 6th to 8th  |  May 11th to 13th  |  June 9th to 11th  |  July 6th to 8th  |  August 10th to 12th  |  September 7th to 9th  |  October 12th to 14th  |  November 2nd to 4th  |  December 7th to 9th

Cost: 

Earlybird price if paid in full prior to the beginning of the course: $4500 + GST = $4,950.00

Payment plans: $4,650 + GST = $5,115.00

(Please talk about a plan that can work for you - I am flexible when in respectful agreement!)

Total inclusions: 

  • Training program - all onsite teaching
  • Training materials, resources and support
  • Student access to Journey to the Heart library
  • Online student portal for ongoing connection, discussion, sharing articles, resources and research

Book here or contact me to reserve your place, to discuss your payment options or if you have any other queries or concerns.

Please feel free to ring me if you would prefer to chat:  0429 167 480

TESTIMONIALS

"Each breathwork session is journey of discovery into myself.The flow of uninterrupted connected breathing brings emotions and images from long suppressed places I've been holding in my body to my awareness. I've seen the thoughts and body movements I use to distract and block myself from being present with my inner world. Skilfully guided by the loving undivided attention of Cindy I have been able to extend my capacity to stay with myself and let the breath carry the feeling or event to be fully felt and acknowledged and finally transformed.

The course broadens this personal unfolding to link with the universal human processes and the resulting trauma we all carry in our own ways. Using the wisdom of the body and the breath we can uncover our authentic selves and live comfortably in our own skin.

Cindy is an inspiring teacher. She lives what she teaches with passion and integrity and her gentle loving but uncompromising stand for the truth of this work is wonderful. Her capacity to hold us in our collective process is awe inspiring to witness and feel."  Juliet Chapman, Environmentalist, Community Development Worker and Educator, Grandmother.

 

"Cindy’s Breathwork training course is a unique and rare platform for self-exploration, healing and expanding one’s self awareness, also providing a solid foundation for those looking to become a practitioner.

For me, participation in this course means being in a group of people who are willing to explore, witness and unfold their inner world in transparency and full ownership. Cindy holds and facilitates this space with great skill and integrity, creating both a powerful and safe environment for inner and outer alchemy to occur."  EP, Scientist and student, Hobart

 

"Cindy's Breathwork and Body Centred Counselling has made more sense to me than any other psychotherapy or healing modality, the realest, deepest, most effective work I've done.  So I was very clear that I wanted to study with her when the practitioner training course became available.

It has been such a rich experience so far.  Immersing in the course with a small group of others is beautiful, powerful and very supportive.

Experiential training facilitates a depth of understanding that I couldn't acquire from theory alone.  It is a delight to bring my whole self to 'school', such a contrast to my previous experience of tertiary education where only my intellect is welcome.

I feel deeply the need for a model of wellbeing and healing that understands and accommodates our whole selves: emotional, psychological, spiritual, energetic.  A process that knows us as beings in relationship with our loved ones, our culture and nature.  As inhabits of a body (not just a mind).

Cindy's presence as a teacher and guide is truly extraordinary, she is endlessly loving, utterly dedicated to her work.  Her reverence for the wisdom of Life within everyone holds the door open to ourselves again and again.  Cindy's experience is so extensive that there doesn't seem to be anything she can not meet.  I am honoured to be on a journey to carrying the light of this work."    Jennifer Andrew, Wilderness Guide

 

"Cindy’s vast knowledge and experience, solid integrity and passion for her work is always present. She assists us to go safely and deeply into the process of inner exploration and healing that is the core of this powerful modality. I am new to Breathwork but am growing in confidence that it is a trustworthy and direct way to access real self-knowledge and healing."  KT, Psych Nurse

 

"This training is proving to be everything I hoped it would be. Deep, soulful, nourishing, challenging, radical, life changing, and loving.

Like being truly, beautifully, sometimes painfully yet gratefully alive. Like coming home. Remembering myself. Meeting the other. And finding the way I will walk, which is the one I knew all along.

I feel myself to be on the right path, both as human and as practitioner. I'm so glad to be here." CM, parent, counselling student

 

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I look forward to hearing from you.

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Contact Details

Address: Hobart Breathing Space

13b Goulburn Street, Hobart 7000

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