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
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
- Family Dynamics
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
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.
Events & Classes
Over the course of the last several years, Joan and Tomas Heartfield have been leading workshops in the following:
Heart Intelligence Circles
Heart Intelligence gives you an opportunity to open your heart, expand your energetic emotional range, and discover what is holding you back from expressing your full potential. You can then move beyond your conditioning into what you really want for yourself, and with all your relationships.
Heart Intelligence gives you an opportunity to open your heart, expand your energetic emotional range, and discover what is holding you back from expressing your full potential. You can then move beyond your conditioning into what you really want for yourself, and with all your relationships. The work is accumulative. The more you participate and practice, the better you get at discovering where you are sourcing your truth, and the easier it is to get clear. Once your direction is clear, you naturally move toward more aliveness. You are more able to choose what feels better; mentally, physically, emotionally and energetically. You naturally become more joy-full.
This balanced, holistic and juicy experience helps you find the joy your heart longs for in all your relationships, sexual or not. Explore the mysterious connection with your life energy/Shakti, awakening your ability to fully embody your ecstatic aliveness. Focus and direct this energy toward what you want for faster manifestation and greater self confidence. Fusing Tantric and Taoist Sacred Sexual Practices, Heart Intelligence, and Compassionate Communication as an integral experience.
Conversations That Matter
A relationship preparedness experience directed towards friendship and intimacy. It is for singles who wish to make and maintain conscious connections and cultivate the fine art of relationship. In CTM you expand your ability to appreciate the uniqueness of men and women and their approach to life. You have the opportunity to develop refined communication skills in pleasant one on one and small groups settings, and to learn cutting edge relationship skills, so that once in a partnership, you have what it takes to make relationship work.
Opening to Love Ceremonies
An ecstatic modern ritual soiree that opens the door to heart and soul connections. We practice seeing past the personality into each others heart and soul. We create a space for genuine connection, where we can be seen, heard and felt, and learn to open our hearts to the Love that lives within us, and in others.
Romancing the Beloved
An expansive, nourishing and uplifting experience, to empower the essence and ecstasy of divine intimacy for both singles and couples. We explore ways to open the heart and to stabilize and enhance the quality of energy we want to share in relationship. We share methods of healing, nurturing and awakening the chakras, so that we can feel the totality of who we are, and bring that to one another.
Talking Hearts Practitioner Training
This nine-month 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.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 up your awareness to reveal the deeper energies that are influencing our personality, decision-making and our journey through life. Over the course of the 9 months you will learn the basics of: Voice Dialogue, Gestalt, Non-Violent Communication, Psychodrama, Family Dynamics, Heart Intelligence, Stanislav Grof’s work including Holotropic Breathwork and sitting for others in non-ordinary states of consciousness, Shamanic healing in non-ordinary states, Shamanic Astrology and Archetypal Astrology Transits. Learn More about this Training.
A safe and powerful way to open to our deepest truth, trigger experiences of non-ordinary consciousness and open to deeper spiritual understanding. Lost memories from our personal history, experiences from our birth, and archetypal and cosmic phenomena become available to us in holotropic awareness, helping us transcend the constraints of our ordinary thoughts and habits. Trust your inner healer, the deep wisdom of your psyche; Bear witness to, and release suffering;Support one another through a dramatic process of unfolding; Deepen compassion for yourself and others; Feel yourself at one with the Universe.