Training in Heart Based Practices

What happens when you start to view the world through your heart. Opening up to more of your true potential. Instead of looking outside for what we need, heart based meditation brings us strength from within, back to our true nature and awakening the warmth that has always been there. Over time we build up barriers and blocks to the heart, compassionate practice supports the gentle melting away.

This 8 session course will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of heart based meditation, and compassion practices for your own development/and or to guide others.

1 session each month (Saturdays) 10am-3:30pm (Starting November 2020)

Online material and guidance provided between sessions.

Two 1-2-1 supervision sessions with Liz.

Certificate in Heart based meditation upon completion.


Session 1

Introduction to meditation

- Why meditate? Changes within the brain.

- The power of pause.

- Concepts, stories and metaphors.

- What is heart based meditation and self compassion.

Session 2

Living in the body

- Embodying a heart based approach.

- Focusing and unsound sensations.

- Pain and the use of meditation.

Session 3

Compassion practices 

- Awakening compassion.

- Fear of compassion and working with it.

- Holding a meditation circle.

Session 4

Meeting the inner critic

- Welcoming aspects of self.

- Dropping the mask.

- Holding inquiry.

Session 5

Insight practices

- Exploring your insight.

- Transforming limiting beliefs.

- Cultivating your heart based approach with difficult emotions.

- Leading meditation circles.

Session 6

Mantra and sound

- Mantra and sound in meditation.

- Visualisation.

- Leading meditation circles.

Session 7

Inner wisdom

- Listening.

- Intuitive meditations.

- Leading meditation circles.

Session 8

Waking the heart

- Practice and sharing.

- Story so far.

- Leading meditation.

- Supervision.