The Heart & Mind Movement
Our Mission is to unite the mind, body and heart
Our philosophy is that overall health cannot be separated from mental health. While we may obsess about taking care of our bodies by exercising and eating healthily, it is the negative mind that can overwhelm our thoughts and our lives. These negative thoughts then travel through the body in the guise of different emotions that shift our whole being. With therapy and yoga practice guided by our experts, perceptions and belief systems that filter and shape reality are changed, allowing people to view their world with a brand-new perspective and outlook.
This is a fundamental, deep transformation that has given a multitude of our clients a new life in which they are finally the masters, in control of their reality. Many of us are fraught with anxiety, sadness and trepidation. It does not take long before the heart and mind work that we offer at our London and Bali centres, in the total care of our professional team, allows guests to feel so safe that they can start to relax and enjoy a feeling of renewal, revival and restoration.
All of us are beautifully capable of changing our unhelpful habits, behaviours, and states of mind. It’s natural for the human brain to focus on the negative – a necessary bias which alerts us to threats and hardwires us for survival. Combined with difficult or traumatic experience, it’s no wonder that fearful thoughts and low mood dominate our actions and darken our reality. In trying to protect ourselves, we harm ourselves. Our perception of the world and our place within it becomes distorted, and we struggle to function normally. Common signs of this are fear, low self-esteem, anxiety, food issues, and even depression and addiction.
At The Place, our participants learn how to manage their emotions – which are often difficult, extreme and overwhelming. As they grow to understand what triggers these feelings (which usually originate from distressing past experiences) they are more able to cope with situations that previously might have crushed them, and experience strength, contentment and balance in their everyday lives.
During our time together, guests undertake a transformational process of dynamic yoga plus individual and group therapy. This occurs in the gorgeous exotic surroundings of Seminyak, on the Balinese coast.
Imagine a long stay in a sumptuous boutique hotel, with leisure time to enjoy the swimming pools, tropical gardens, spa treatments, complementary therapies, and delicious cuisine.
Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness; classes may include warm-ups, breathing techniques (pranayama), an exercise set (kriya), deep relaxation, chanting, and meditation. This practice helps to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity and purify the blood.
The healing process, despite its many challenges, can be pleasurable and rewarding…
The uniqueness of the process lies exactly in the combination of the mind/body approach that was practised by the ancient Greeks more than 2500 years ago: “A healthy mind in a healthy body.”
Throughout human history and across cultures, people have sought a deeper wisdom and understanding of the emotional strains of life. This has resulted in many hundreds of different therapies, practices, rituals and techniques that are all designed to improve our wellbeing and experience of life. The most modern of these is what we call clinical psychotherapy, but it is by no means the first. For centuries, people have pursued all manner of practices such as meditation, yoga and holistic therapies.
The secret to a contented life lies in the ability to manage our internal critic.
Our mission is to unite the mind, body, heart and offer profound healing globally. At The Place and with workshops, talks, events and outreach worldwide we combine the Kundalini practice (body) with meditation (mind), followed by the exploration in individual and group therapy of the thoughts and mind-connections that rule our lives.
The secret to a contented life lies in the ability to manage our internal critic (IC), and during the therapy, we explore and deconstruct our IC in order to establish coping mechanisms and dispel the myths that this destructive force in our lives can create.
We listen far too often to this critical voice in our heads and we start to believe it – leading us into depression, self-sabotaging, self-harming and other destructive behaviours such as addiction, always to alleviate the pain we feel on the inside with external coping mechanisms.
At The Place in London, Bali and worldwide our aim is to change this dynamic by discovering our inner strengths and by solution-building to overcome this inner destructive force. Through the practice of yoga, meditation and self-awareness we can achieve a framework with which to calm our minds and learn to become a good parent to our developing souls.