Anthony Fidler has remarkable qualities and much valuable experiences of creating safe spaces where we can together explore difficult things.
This happens through movement, touch, breath work and so much more.
He has a very instinctive approach that can tune in to what people need regardless of their circumstances and needs.
I can thoroughly recommend people to join his workshops especially for families who are struggling with emotional distress.Jen, Skipton - 2023
I came to HeartTouch through a posting that was shared with me online. Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but as I do a lot of work in Mindfulness and have been interested in Reiki and being a massage therapist, I thought I'd give it a go.
This work is about the individual opening up to the power of touch and flow of energy in the body.
That is it... there is nothing magical or out there about it.
The weekend we spent together was tribute to the power of this way of being.
No matter what you have going on, physical, mental, emotional... this work is so important.
Not only receiving the touch, but also offering the touch.
I am looking forward to taking this work of touch as well as mindful movement into my daily life and sharing it with whomever is open and interested in it.
Thanks Anthony!James, Bristol - 2023
Anthony is a very engaging and enthusiastic presenter, he has a deep, uncompromising love for his practice and an unstinting generosity in sharing his knowledge.
His workshop has helped me to refresh my Qi-based practice and develop my understanding of this fascinating work.Elise, Bristol - 2023
Anthony creates a welcoming and safe space, and he is very open about his own past mental heath struggles.
This enhances trust and a sense of community for participants who have faced/are facing mental health challenges.
Furthermore, it creates a sense of equity and democratises (as much as possible) the therapeutic space where participants are considered *experts* of their bodies and experience.Dina, Bristol - 2023
I would certainly recommend people give Heart Touch workshops a try.
It's simple and affective treatment almost anyone can learn. I came away feeling empowered in body, mind and soul.Peter, Bristol - 2023
This is a great workshop for all those who wish to learn how to be there for themselves!
I've always struggled to soothe myself when others aren't available and I've been implementing new things that Anthony confirmed was useful, giving me further tools to practice on.
We also learnt other ways for others to be there for us and that was very interesting too.
"I've learnt nothing" is probably right, as I've learnt so much by very simple, but often missed, things to which Anthony guide us back towards.Anna, Norwich - 2023
I recently attended a Resource Balance workshop held in the beautiful DOJO space in London.
It was great to be able to connect with other people in a safe and sacred space where we learnt under the guidance of two talented and passionate individuals, practices to harness and resource our energy levels and vitality.
I will definitely be using these practices going forwards.
I found it lovely connecting in person and well worth the journey/effort getting there, rather than opting just for online classes. Screens have their limitations!
I left feeling confident and empowered in helping myself recover from chronic illness in a positive way with others.
Great for therapists wanting to learn more techniques for their practice or for people like myself recovering from illnesses or just looking for ways to live a good, authentic life.Rebecca, UK - 2023
I really loved my experience with Anthony and Snezhana.
It was a very comfortable space and they provided a good balance between practical exercises and theoretical explanations around very useful concepts and practices.
I took away many tools that I will use in my own life to increase my energy levels, connection to myself, and have better balance.Camille, UK - 2023
Anthony and Snezhana's Resource Balance Workshop was a day well spent with a nice group of interesting people in a beautiful venue (The Dojo, Kensal Green, North West London).
For me personally, it was a great introduction to Tai Chi which has inspired me to take Tai Chi classes in the future.
Throughout the course of the day, I gained some interesting insights into the way that my own mind works and how I might be able to become more 'open' and grow as a person.
The hands-on shiatsu practice at the end of the day was very soothing and I finished the day feeling very relaxed,positive, mentally and physically soothed.
Highly recommended.Alex, UK - 2023
Anthony and Snezhana's workshop on Rebalancing Energies is a great resource for anyone who has difficulty with any kind of stress or moments of distress in life.
They took us through many different ways of looking at what we have going on in our daily lives and different ways to approach working with anything that we may want to get moving through our bodies.
I came away feeling energised and deeply connected to my own energy and the field around me.
This is work that is so important in today's world when we are bombarded with outside stressors at every level.
Remembering that we have an energy body ourselves and that it needs a bit of care and protection is such valuable work.
I couldn't recommend this workshop enough for anyone who is interested in finding ways of creating more peace and prosperity in our own lives.
Many thanks for a great workshop and wonderful insights.James, UK - 2023
I had a one to one online session with Anthony. It was very straightforward and easy to book a session.
Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge of different Eastern practices, presenting them in an easy to understand format.
From his own lived experiences, he also understands the practicalities and challenges of being a sensitive and empathetic human being in the modern world, offering lots of guidance in ways of finding peace and inner resilience.
Having struggled to find online teachers that can cater for specific health conditions, Anthony is able to adapt sessions, putting you at ease.
Would highly recommend Anthony for learning how to live with more peace and balance within.Rebecca, UK - 2023
Anthony has this wonderful skill to make practices powerful but simple enough so I can use them in every day life.
I very much appreciated learning a technique of safe touch to soothe and release emotions, which I will certainly use with my clients.Silvija, Luxembourg - 2023
The Heart Touch Training was completely new to me.
I hoped this might be another step in helping me deal with some childhood trauma that I am currently working on from different angles.
The training was focussed on grounding and coming back to your own breath and turning towards your inner being, finding this deeper connection with oneself in the first place and all of this in a safe place, and yes, it worked!
I felt immediately at ease and was able to feel the connection and calmness coming over me.
This training gave me some precious tools that I will surely use on my personal journey.Annick, Luxembourg - 2023
Anthony was really engaging and down to earth with this workshop.
There was plenty of practices to try out and opportunity to reflect.
I learned a great deal which will inform both my own personal growth as well as my practice as a shiatsu practitioner.
I intend bringing some of the practices into my own personal and professional practice.
Thanks to Anthony for his compassionate presence, honesty and heart opening quality to his creative heart-touch approach, may it continue to grow in our communities where it is so needed . Corrinna Bain, shiatsu practitioner.Corrinna, UK - 2023
Anthony's engaging and authentic teaching style provides a very grounded approach to this work, inspired by his own experiences and work with Akinobu KishiElaine, UK - 2023
The work helped me immensely.
I have not felt so calm and grounded for a very long time.
I feel the work gave me some valuable tools to calm and ground myself.
Really grateful for the safe and welcoming space that Anthony created and held throughout the day.Dina, UK - 2023
I would highly recommend Anthony's training to anyone needing to down-regulate their nervous system and wishing to be better able to connect with others.
Anthony's practices are unique, grounded in decades of training with Eastern masters.
Through these he has discovered what helps him in his moment to moment experience of life.
He embodies his experience with complete authenticity and this is what makes the training so powerful.
I felt really calm and revitalised by the day's workshop and look forward to attending another.Anon, UK - 2023
I attended Anthony’s HeartTouch workshop not quite knowing exactly what to expect, and to be honest I was just the slightest bit apprehensive about how it would be to be touched by or have to touch someone I did not know.
But for some time now as a parent of a son with psychosis and as an advocate for compassionate healing outside of the coercive psychiatric model, I had a hunch that this work might be important.
Anthony has also worked with my eldest son online with really positive results, another reason I wanted to see the workshop practise for myself.
Within moments of arriving the space was so welcoming as was Anthony himself.
There were flowers that filled the room with beauty, and the dojo itself was light and airy.
We had tea and by the time we started the meditative walking practise I was fully present and grateful to be doing this work.
We chanted together, which I found so enriching. The touch work happened in the afternoon when there was a sense of safety and camaraderie that Anthony had created from the morning session.
The afternoon offered me a way to connect deeply to my own sense of self and also to the partner I was working with.
I think that the profound effect of touch cannot be overestimated. I wish that I had been able to use it when my son was distressed as I think it would have deescalated some of his fear.
We all need to learn to live in our body and to come back to the breath and to remind each other to do so.
The mind and body are but one organism as this workshop reaffirmed for me.
Thanks Anthony. I will be back and will put to use what this teaching has given me.Tanya Frank, UK - 2023
I found the day really valuable.
It was structured and paced in such a way that one activity naturally moved to the next with increased intensity that always felt safe and healing.
Thank you Anthony.Jo, UK - 2023
Simple yet such incredibly powerful work.
Exploring these practices in our society which is grossly touched deprived as a means for supporting each other is necessary now more than ever.
Thank you AnthonyAndrew, UK - 2023
The Heart touch training was an opportunity to develop an understanding of and participate in compassionate based bodywork.
It gave me an understanding of how therapeutic touch can soothe the nervous system and open the human heart.Joan, UK - 2023
I would recommend Anthony's workshops and approach.
His focus, exploring our self perception and how to develop and work with this in relation to supporting both ourselves and others, I feel to be very effective.Adam, UK - 2023
The HeartTouch workshop was held in a beautiful Zen healing space, and we warmed up into the bodywork practices very gently.
Thank you.Emily, UK - 2023
Anthony's Tai chi, qigong and hara conditioning workshops provide a safe and welcoming space where, at their own pace, participants are able to explore and to work with the embodied felt sensations and constrictions that arise in the midst of difficult experiences of mental and emotional distress.
As I was working with my own experiences of childhood trauma - and the ensuing spiritual crisis and liminal states - Anthony's workshops became a sanctuary in which I was able to soften and to show myself kindness, to ground difficult energies, and to bring my nervous system back into a state of tranquility and calm.James, UK - 2022
Thank you very much, it took me a long way in dealing with my 'anxiety'.
You and your sessions played a big role in this by bringing me closer to the concept of mindfulness and teaching me some exercices I can easily integrate in my daily life. Thank you very much for this.
I never told you how grateful I am that I had the chance to meet you, but I've been thinking it for a while!Marc, Luxembourg - 2019
Your workshop was very useful because it gave me a lot of tools to help me relax in a more profound way, acknowledge my feelings and come back to my body.
I also loved the compassionate touch practices.
I found them very rewarding, a great way to connect with other people and to honour our basic humanity.Monica, Luxembourg - 2018