Talking Hearts 9 Month Certification Training

(September 2020 – June 2021)

with Joan Heartfield, PhD and Tomas Heartfield

“This journey has been an incredibly fulfilling, and is one for which I am eternally grateful. I have learned more about myself in this training than any endeavor I have ever done.  The clarity I now embody has prepared me to hold space for others in my healing practice.   I have been reviewing all the material so generously provided to me over the 9 months and I stand in awe of the comprehensive depth of what has been delivered.  What an immense value this course offers; 80 collective years of professional experience condensed into a nine month training. Thank you!”
– David Moats, Acupuncturist

Who Can Benefit?

Our Talking Hearts Training is for those who want to learn to coach and/or counsel others, lead workshops, teach classes, or simply discover how to support yourself and your friends with practices that open your awareness to reveal the deeper energies that are influencing your personality, decision-making and your journey through life.

What does it do?
This nine-month deep dive training is designed to develop confidence, clarity and expertise in sharing what is real, alive, and emerging from your essential self. It will help you to explore, understand, and express your truth. You will develop for yourself, and skillfully facilitate others, in finding those “Ah-ha” moments.

What do you learn?
The foundation of this course is Heart Intelligence style interaction, breathwork, and meditation techniques. This path addresses all the chakras. It aligns your sense of trust, passion, power, and heart, while fortifying your ability to communicate clearly, enhance your creativity, intuition, vision and guidance.
This training is designed to initiate a clear, ongoing awareness of who you are, and what you are here to be, do, give and receive. 

Over the course of the 9 months you will learn the basics of: 

  • Heart Intelligence
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Gestalt 
  • Family Dynamics 
  • Psychodrama
  • Stanislav Grof’s work including Holotropic Breathwork and sitting for others in non-ordinary states of consciousness
  • Archetypal  and Shamanic Astrology including Richard Tarnas’ work with Stan Grof showing how Astrology Transits accurately predict the kinds of experiences one might have in Shamanic states
  • Sacred Sexuality including Tantric and Taoist Sexual Healing Modalities 

You will learn how to:   

  • Create a safe environment and field of presence that encourages opening
  • Maintain neutrality
  • Build trust 
  • Deepen the value of your offerings 
  • Provide effective and fulfilling sessions 
  • Communicate Authentically

There will be homework such as books to read, videos to watch, papers to write, and practices to do with others. 

Upon successful completion of this training, which includes your full participation, and writing a paper at the end of each month, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Talking Hearts and also from the International University of Professional Studies.

The course is divided into three 3-month modules with 3 full Saturdays 10am-6pm, and 9 Thursday evenings 5:30-8:30 pm. 

There is an in person option and is limited to 12 people and Includes:
  • Zoom recordings of the class so if you miss a class you will be able to stay current, or if you are sick, you can watch on Zoom, or if they state restricts gatherings, we’ll go online for that period of time.
  • Access to mentors who can answer questions and help you with the processes 
  • Twice a month meeting with a mentor of your choice
  • A delicious organic Ayurvedic lunch on the Saturdays, plus snacks for the Thursday evenings. 
The online option is limited to 12 people and Includes:
  • Videos of the in person training with availability to watch the class on zoom in real time 
  • Once a month zoom group meeting with Joan
  • Twice a month zoom group meeting with a mentor
  • Twice a month meeting with a mentor of your choice
The cost of the in person or on line training is $3000. You can also make 10 payments of $350 each. Text Joan at 808 280-9005 to make an appointment for an interview. 

Normally we meet the first Saturday of the month, but because of Labor Day Weekend,  Our first class begins September 12, 2020.

First Module: Begins Sept 12, 2020
Saturday: September 12, 10am-6pm,
Thursdays: September 17, 24, Oct 1, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST
Saturday: October 3, 10am-6pm 
Thursdays: October 8, 15, 22, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST
Saturday: November 7, 10am-6pm
Thursdays: November 5, 12, 19, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST

Heart Intelligence, NVC Non-Violent Communication and Voice Dialogue: Shows us how to be present to what is happening moment to moment. This initiates ways of better understanding our relationship to aspects of our self. We discover more effective ways to interact with our self and others through cultivating empathy.

Heart Intelligence is a series of practices that allow us to be more present to what is happening moment to moment, and make choices that continually guide us toward what has the most heart, meaning and juice for us. We get still, get clear, get inspired and get moving in the direction that will bring us the most joy.

Non-Violent Communication is a process that strengthens our ability to inspire compassion from others and to respond compassionately to others and ourselves and to reframe how we express ourselves and how we hear others by focusing our consciousness on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting

Voice Dialogue enables one to contact, understand, and work directly with the many selves that make up the human psyche. It is precise, like a laser beam, enabling the facilitator to focus upon a specific area of the psyche for exploration, understanding, and healing.

Second Module: Begins Jan 9, 2021
Saturday: January 9, 10am-6pm HST
Thursdays: January 14, 21, 28, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST
Saturday: February 1, 10am-6pm HST
Thursdays: February 6, 13, 20, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST
Saturday: March 6, 10am-6pm HST
Thursdays: March 11, 18, 25, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST

Gestalt therapy, Family Dynamics and Psychodrama: is about bringing closure to past events. This gives us the ability to more deeply see and understand the patterns we took on from our family, culture and early training. This then provides the possibility to express our past in a more conscious and healthy way.

Gestalt therapy emphasizes that to alleviate unresolved anger, pain, anxiety, resentment, and other negative feelings, these emotions cannot just be discussed, but must be actively expressed in the present time. 

Family dynamics are the patterns of relating, or interactions, between family members. This includes family alignments, hierarchies, roles, ascribed characteristics and patterns of interactions within a family.

Psychodrama is an active and creative therapeutic approach that uses guided drama and role-playing to work through problems, gain new insights, resolve problems, and practice new life skills and behaviors.

Third Module: Begins March 6, 2021

Saturday: April 3, 10am-6pm
Thursdays: April 8, 15, 22, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST

Saturday: May 1, 10am-6pm
Thursdays: May 6, 13, 20, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST

Saturday: June 5, 10am-6pm
Thursdays: June 10, 17, 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm HST


Stanislav Grof’s work including Holotropic Breathwork and sitting for others in non-ordinary states of consciousness. Understanding “non-ordinary” consciousness and how it can accelerate your evolution and energetic reality.

Archetypal  and Shamanic Astrology including Richard Tarnas’ work with Stan Grof showing how Astrology  Transits accurately predict the kinds of experiences one might have in Shamanic states

Sacred Sexuality including Tantric and Taoist Sexual Healing Modalities exploring aspects of Neo-Tantra as a way to support you coming into alignment with all your chakras and feeling empowered to use your sexual energy for healing, nurturing and awakening.

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