“The Heart of the Matter” with Don and Linda McFarland
Sat 8th– Sun 9th October 2011, 9:30am-5:30pm.
In virtually all human cultures, ancient and modern, the heart has long been regarded as a source of wisdom and information beyond normal awareness.
Far more than a simple pump, as was once believed, The heart is now recognized by scientists as a highly complex system with it’s own functional “brain.”
“The heart is the perfection of the whole organism. Therefore the principles of the power of perception and the soul’s ability to nourish itself must lie in the heart” -Aristotle
Have you ever thought your brain could be informing or giving shape to your body’s functions?
What are your personal heart metaphors?
- For example take heart, heart felt, open-hearted, let’s get to the heart of the matter.
Why do this course?
This 2 day experience will help you get to the heart of the matter—for you.
Learn skills to align your heart to your intentions,
Reshape your body’s functions, your perceptions and behaviour
A great opportunity to nurture, mend or open your heart.
How does your Heart “In-Form” your body and perceptions?
Have you ever thought that your heart could be “informing” or giving shape to your Body’s functions?
The heart is the most powerful generator of rhythmic fields in the body, and as such has a powerful influence on processes throughout the body. The Institute of Heart Math research has found that brain rhythms naturally synchronise to the hearts rhythmic activity, and that during sustained feelings of love or appreciation, the blood pressure and respiratory rhythms, among other oscillatory systems, entrain to the heart’s rhythm. Rollin McCraty PhD says that the hearts field acts as a carrier wave for information that provides a global synchronising signal for the entire body. when these waves radiate out from the heart, they interact with organs and other structures, the waves encode or record the features and dynamic activity of these structures. This encoded information acts to “in-form” (literally, give shape to) the activity of all bodily functions.
Did you also know that Heart and Intuition research indicates that the heart and the brain receive information about an event before it actually happens. Further research suggests that the heart appears to receive this “intuitive” information before the brain.
What Actions Can I Take for a Happy Heart, Mind, and Body?
Appreciation – appreciate your body’s success. Love and appreciation stimulate the hearts governing ability to calm, and align your body and mind. Breathe appreciation into those forgotten corners, and reactivate your internal pulsations.
Choose your heart entrainment. What is your heart entrained to? Take some time out in nature and connect. Breathe in the wonder of nature. Share a caring touch with someone you love. Look for opportunities for your heart to entrain to a calm pulsation, rather than frustration, or upset.
The Power of Gratitude – did you know that when you feel gratitude, your whole brain lights up. Did you also know that when you experience gratitude, you perceive that episode as already happened, – past tense… So what if you are grateful now, for the wonderful day you are yet to have? Joe Dispensa in the video “Change your Brain” asks a man, who was told 25 years ago, that he had terminal cancer, and had six months to live,— why was he still alive? The mans response “I wake up every day and say Thank you for giving me another day”. Joe Dispensa suggests this man’s gratitude each day programmed him to live that day… Every day for 25 years.
The Heart of the Matter -8th & 9th October 2011
Don and Linda McFarland bring ease, efficiency and enjoyment to whatever class they teach.
In Body Harmony our field of exploration is the relationships between your physiology (your body), your perception, your behaviour and your posture. We then discover how you can realign your intentions with your behaviour, your posture, and your perceptions.
We do this by exploring the relationships within your body as reflected in your posture and movement. Within this course you have the opportunity to redefine the relationship of your heart with the rest of your body, and to experience your body, and your life, in a whole new light.
Research in the new discipline of neurocardiology shows that the heart is a sensory organ and a sophisticated centre for receiving and processing information. The nervous system within the heart (or “heart brain”) enables it to learn, remember, and make functional decisions independent of the brain’s cerebral cortex. Moreover, numerous experiments have demonstrated that the signals the heart continuously sends to the brain influence the function of higher brain centres involved in perception, cognition and emotional processing.
What are your “Matters of the Heart”?For some it is physical—from blood pressure to heart murmurs, for others relational—with loved ones, for others spiritual—connection to god or nature.
The class is personalised to the needs of the participants. You don’t need to have any previous Body Harmony® experience or specific knowledge to attend. Bring yourself, wear some comfortable clothes, and enjoy! Learning is through experience.
In “The Heart of the Matter” discover how you can bring more ease, efficiency, and enjoyment into your heart, and your life.
Join us 8th -9th October, 9:30-5:30pm to discover more. Morning and afternoon tea provided.
To find out more come along to the FREE Introduction Evening to “The Heart of the Matter”
7:30pm Friday 7th October 2011
Om Shanti College of Tactile Therapies
Upstairs Griffith Shops, Barker St, Griffith ACT
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