Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Opening to the Wisdom of the Heart

In many cultures the word for heart is synonymous with mind, and wisdom is understood as centered in the heart.  This workshop will explore the physical, emotional, spiritual and mind dimensions of the heart and introduce a somatic process for opening the heart. We will draw on heart teachings from Indigenous, Buddhist and Christian traditions that support the expansion of the felt sense of the loving compassionate heart. The workshop will include experiential anatomy of the heart, embodied meditation, art-making and movement.

Where: Royston Community Hall, Old Island Highway – wheelchair accessible

When:  Saturday, November 7, 1pm to 5 pm.

Cost: $25 to $40 sliding scale


Denise Nadeau ( DMin., MDiv. M.Litt.) is a dance-movement therapist, spiritual companion, and educator whose work in the past twenty years has combined expressive arts with spiritual practice in the recovery of the sacredness of the body. She has trained in BodyMind Psychotherapy, the Halprin Life-Art Process, and Relational Trauma Therapy, and has worked in many interfaith contexts. She has discovered that the healing of the heart involves an embodied spiritual practice.

Nicole Crouch is an art therapist living in the Comox Valley. She has a Masters in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University. She has been working in the arts and in community development for over ten years.  She believes that the heart speaks in dreams and images, and that art therapy is an excellent medium for giving voice to these imaginings by letting images speak for themselves.

To register or for more information: contact Denise at or Nicole at

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