Sat, 06 Nov|
H.O.P.E. Awareness Coaching Gatherings
H.O.P.E. Awareness Coaching Gatherings is a 1 hr 30 min Zoom offering every fortnight to month, for those who have made an initial enquiry with Dr Adrian or have otherwize shown interest. We gather together to share our life journeys and offer each other spiritual support.
Time & Location
06 Nov 2021, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
About the Event
These H.O.P.E. group gatherings are an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, with the intention of creating a spiritually supportive online community.
The theme for this meeting will be 'Self-Compassion & Bodhicitta'. We will introduce a healing system known as Mindful Self-Compassion, and also explore the idea of Bodhicitta from a spiritual perspective, which literally means 'heart of enlightened mind'. This naturally leads to an exploration of 'heart coherence' - the capacity for our nervous systems to deeply rest, rejuvinate and attune to others as well as to our own intuitive power. We will also share a beautiful meditation known as 'Heart Chambers'.
The sessions will generally begin with a check-in, and then an exploration of a particular theme related to trauma healing or spirituality. This will be followed by a guided meditation linked to a healing intention - either towards a participant in need of support or a topical issue arising from 'collective trauma'.
So, what is unique about these gatherings?
Firstly I am eager to spread the message that modern trauma therapies can be crafted as an offering which can benefit everyone and deepen our understanding of our living reality. This includes insights about how the brain processes trauma, as well as principles that come from a variety of therapies - especially Mindful Self-Compassion, Comprehensive Resource Model, and the Internal Family Systems Model. I believe that when these principles are widely known, we will be better equipped not just to heal our own trauma but also heal the unresolved collective trauma which causes so much suffering on this planet.
Second, I am passionate about sharing the Kalachakra model of spirituality as a fully inclusive system which naturally embraces psychology, modern science and all forms of spirituality in the world today. Originating over 1000 years ago in Tibet, Kalachakra uniquely describes the universe in terms of three interconnected levels – the outer universe and the inner universe of our minds and bodies, which both evolve and change with time, and the timeless, fully embodied enlightened reality which underlies both of these (our 'Fundamental Goodness'). When our personal and collective trauma is healed, this Fundamental Goodness is unveiled.
In weaving together these two streams – spirituality and trauma healing - I sincerely pray that we may make a small but significant contribution to not only our own future wellbeing, but the wellbeing of our wider community and our planet.
HOPE November Gathering