EasternPeace Events Completed

Piemonte: HeartTouch for Well-being & Vitality

June 15th - 16th 2024 @ Colla di Netro, Piemonte, Italy

Embodied Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch training rooted in Western Mindfulness, Chinese Qi Gong & Japanese Hara Training and Ki Therapy.

London HeartTouch: Embodied Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch Training for working with Trauma & Mental Health. For Psychotherapists, Clinicians & Bodyworkers.

June 1st 2024 1pm to 5pm @ The Bonnington Centre, Vauxhall, London

An embodied mindfulness & compassionate touch based training for psychotherapists, clinicians & bodywork therapists interested in working with mental health & trauma.

Bristol HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

May 12th 2024 9.30am to 4.30pm @ Subud Hall, 29 Wesley Pl, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2YD

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

Luxembourg HeartTouch: Embodied Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch Training for working with Trauma & Mental Health. For Psychotherapists, Clinicians & Bodyworkers.

May 4th 1.15pm-4.45pm @ The Holistic Corner, 39 Val St André, L-1128 Luxembourg

An embodied mindfulness & compassionate touch based training for psychotherapists, clinicians & bodywork therapists interested in working with mental health & trauma.

Glasgow HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

March 17th 2024 10am to 5pm @ Cloud Water Zen Centre, Glasgow

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

Brighton HeartTouch: Embodied Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch Training for working with Trauma & Mental Health. For Psychotherapists, Clinicians & Bodyworkers.

March 10th 2024 10.00am to 5.00pm @ The Loft, Brighton

An embodied mindfulness & compassionate touch based training for psychotherapists, clinicians & bodywork therapists interested in working with mental health & trauma.

Thailand: The Tai Chi Holiday

Jan 10th - Jan 20th 2024 @ Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

A 10 day, 20hr sunrise & sunset introduction to Small Circle Yang Style Tai Chi in an amazing setting. Maximum 5 people.

Bristol HeartTouch Training for Psychotherapists & Psychiatric Clinicians: Embodied Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

Dec 1st 2023 10.00am to 5.00pm @ The Centre for Whole Health, 12 Victoria Place, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 3BP

An embodied mindfulness & compassionate touch based training for psychotherapists & psychiatric clinicians

London HeartTouch: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch with Talk for Health

November 23rd 2023 10am to 4.00pm @ St. Pancras Community Centre, Camden

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

London HeartTouch: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch with Talk for Health

November 22nd 2023 10am to 4.00pm @ St. Pancras Community Centre, Camden

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

Weathering Storms: Resilience & Recovery Training for Psychosis. A Mindfulness & Compassionate Connection based Approach.

16/9 - 19/11 2023 30hrs @ Bonnington Centre, Vauxhall, London

A mindfulness & touch based training course over two months for people experiencing emotional / mental distress.

Glasgow HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

November 5th 2023 10am to 5pm @ Kagyu Samye Dzong, Glasgow

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

Edinburgh HeartTouch Training for Psychotherapists: Embodied Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

November 4th 2023 10.30am to 5.30pm @ Kagyu Samye Dzong, Edinburgh

An embodied mindfulness & compassionate touch based training for psychotherapists

Embodied Listening & Connection: Connecting with Oneself and Others

14th October 2023 14.00-18.00 @ The Yoga Space, Woolwich, London, SE18 6EY

An exploratory workshop covering embodied mindfulness, empathic listening & compassionate touch practices. Also suitable for therapists.

Milan: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

October 6th 2023 10am to 4pm @ Via Carpaccio, Piazzale Gabrio Piola 12, 20133 Milan, Italy

A Sei Ki HeartTouch Training.

Kiental: Sei Ki HeartTouch Intensive Workshop

Sep 29th - Oct 1st 2023 @ Kientaler Hof, Switzerland

An Intensive Sei Ki HeartTouch Training. Beginners and experienced therapists welcome!

Aosta: HeartTouch for Medical Professionals

September 26th 2023 17.30-20.30 @ Energie Sottile, Corso Lancieri 15, D 11100, AOSTA, Italy

An experiential training for medical professionals on embodiment and co-regulation for self-care and patient support.

Piemonte: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop

September 23rd - 24th 2023 @ Colla di Netro, Piemonte, Italy

An intensive Sei Ki HeartTouch Training for enhancing ones capacity to support others experiencing trauma and distress.

Luxembourg Qi Gong in the Park for Well-Being & Vitality

31/8 - 4/9 6pm - 7pm Daily Dropin @

A daily session sharing Tai Chi Qi Gong exercises for increasing Well-Being & Vitality. These are easy to learn and there are videos to support your practice after the sessions.

HeartTouch @ The Summer of Love Yoga Festival

Aug 24th - Aug 27th 2023 @ Kientaler Hof, Switzerland

7 hours of Introductory Classes on HeartTouch & Treatment Opportunities. Beginners and experienced therapists welcome!

Skipton HeartTouch: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch Training for Well-Being & Vitality

August 12th 2023 10am to 5pm @ Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton BD23 3AE

A mindfulness & compassionate touch based training for people experiencing physical or emotional distress, chronic pain and illness and those who care for them.

London HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

July 23rd 2023 10am to 5pm @ Imperial Wharf, Chelsea Harbour, London

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

Bristol HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

June 24-25th 2023 10am to 5pm @ Subud Hall, 29 Wesley Pl, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2YD

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

Piemonte: HeartTouch Taster Workshop

June 2nd 2023 @ Colla di Netro, Piedmont, Italy

A 3 1/2hr HeartTouch Taster Event in a Healing Arts Festival.

There were 10 students in the room for this workshop, 2 experienced shiatsu assistants and myself. Two students already had experience of Sei Ki & HeartTouch with me or with Kishi. The rest were beginners from the local Biella province.

Because time was limited, I ran the workshop as two 1 1/2 sessions at a pace. It went really well, the first session taking us through embodiment work with a little katsugen and a first guided touch session and the second session introducing the HeartTouch Kata for working with the whole body. There was enough time for students to share an unguided practise and hopefully take it away to explore further with friends and family.

It was a really good day and great opener for the festival I was presenting it at.

Norwich HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

May 20th 2023 10am to 5pm @ Norwich Well-being Centre, 15 Chapelfield East, Norwich NR2 1SF29

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

As things worked out, we were a very small tutorial group for this first event in Norwich with one shiatsu teacher, an assistant teacher and a student soon to start shiatsu training.

As ever, with these events, group size doesn't effect the quality of the day and it felt like a good introduction to the work.

For one participant, who had a heavy period that day, learning seemed to be mostly about boundaries, feeling empowered to end a session that wasn't wanted with an 'authority' figure teacher, in this case me, while I was demonstrating! I was fine with this - its an important part of the HeartTouch framework, that both people are actively creating the session and taking responsibility for their needs. I consider this essential for good trauma work, especially in situations working with sexual trauma. Another day will be completely different, so its important for both people to be okay with 'the truth of the moment' rather than have a prejudicial idea about how a session should play out. Sometimes coming to a good feeling together isn't the most important outcome!

For the final couple of hours there were just three of us, so it really became a personal tutorial, which felt good.

I wasn't very well myself on this day, with my own stress imbalance issues and yet the workshop didn't feel effected by this. Another treatment with someone else was really nice to share. In fact the day felt just right with authenticity from the start. And sharing the practices helped me as well as the group, so this may be useful to understand for anyone else leading these kind of workshops with a personal health journey of their own.

ResourceBalance: Chronic Stress Recovery Support & Personal Resource Balancing

22nd April 2023 @ The DOJO, Kensal Green, NW10, London

A mindfulness & compassionate touch based training for people experiencing chronic stress and vitality issues including long-term illness.

The group was of diverse background with two people with serious chronic health issues: leukeumia recovery & stem cell transplant and chronic lyme disease, both people co-presenting with anxiety and stress issues. Others had backgrounds relating to bodywork, psychotherapy and mindfulness teaching but combined with personal issues of their own. Another person fitted the simple model of 'stressed at work'!

This was a first event for me, exploring presenting the mindfulness models for understand stress imbalance alongside the embodied mindfulness practices and compassionate touch work. Snezhana brought more perfomance reflections to the work which further enriched the day. It was interesting to feel adrenaline kicking in and threat state invigoration when sharing a tai chi combatative / pushing hands session and then the soothing state while following a more collaborative two person sticky / following hands session

The format worked well as a lighter one day introduction to the HeartTouch work alongside more cognitive explorations. We will run more workshops like this.

Piemonte: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop

April 15th - 16th 2023 @ Colla di Netro, Piemonte, Italy

An intensive Sei Ki HeartTouch Training for enhancing ones capacity to support others experiencing trauma and distress.

We had a nice mix of participants on this workshop ranging from a couple of shiatsu practitioners, a physiotherapist, an experienced masseur, a jungian psychotherapist, a newly retired senior nurse from A&E, a nursery teacher and an airplane mechanic! And I was assisted by my two shiatsu teacher friends again.

It was really interesting to see the development through the 2 day event. The first day was really nice, but difficult for one person in particular to connect with, but he stayed and by the second day he was really enthusing over the work. This is great, as it showed that he arrived with quite a stress burden, emotional resistance came up as it wasn't a small matter, and then it cleared through the practices within the depths we can reach over a longer event.

I am working hard to meet people where they are at in life with all of its busyness, with compact 1 day, or 4 hour, 3 hour even 1 1/4 hr events and this is amazing that we can share a deep connected experience together as a group in such a short time, but at the same time, when it is possible to spend longer together and have two or three days of work, it goes so much deeper! The first day is the hard one, the rest just flows with its own aliveness. I love it...

I had great feedback from the experienced psychotherapist, that even though he had never worked with touch before with clients, he was completely happy with this way of working, declaring empathic resonance and compassionate touch the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. From this point, any talking therapy will work naturally and easily. Trust will already be there to safely engage with difficult topics without having to spend extensive time trying to approach the core difficulties.

As one of the shiatsu practitioners said, everyone was giving amazing treatments by the second day, including the airplane engineer!

Luxembourg HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

April 2nd 2023 9.30am to 1.30pm @ Strassen, Luxembourg

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

On this occasion we were a small tutorial group of 4 including myself, and we shared it in my friend's house giving a warm cosy feel to the morning.

In larger groups individuals blend into the mass, whereas in these smaller events you really meet the depths that people bring with them. There is a role for 1-1 work and I am really interested in using the practices and touch work on this basis and there is an important role for larger groups 14-20 people, but these small tutorial groups with 4 perhaps 5 people present are a really interesting modality in their own right for working with traumas and mental health issues.

On this occasion we had two people with extreme anxiety and trauma issues, a psychotherapist and myself and we shared a great morning together working through the practices and then on to the touch work.

The next event will be in September 2023!

Glasgow HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

March 25th 2023 10am to 5pm @ Kagyu Samye Dzong, Glasgow

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

London HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

March 11th 2023 10am to 5pm @ The DOJO, Kensal Green, NW10, London

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

This HeartTouch workshop in London was beautiful just now.

Most attendees this time had a history of emotional / mental distress whether that be with 'labels' of acute psychosis, bipolar, ADHD or with adult and child trauma histories.

Yet all we experienced in the room was a warm gathering of people learning to connect more deeply with themselves and others.

A really nice day!

Piedmont: HeartTouch for Couples

December 17th 2022 9.30am to 1.30pm @ Associazione Il Punto, Burolo, Piedmont, Italy

A mindfulness & compassionate touch based workshop for couples wishing to deepen the empathic quality of the touch they share.

This was such a warm and friendly day.

In the end we we're 10 people as 3 couples sadly had to cancel and we started a little late due to the icy weather but the workshop soon settled down into a comfortable feeling.

I really enjoyed the diverse mix of people in the room, especially one older couple who we believe had no previous experience of touch work.

They enthusiastically embraced the freedom offered in the spontaneous qi gong practices and reflected that the life in wider society is often robot like and lived in auto-pilot.

We also had an 82 year old lady present and a family with their late teenage daughter who all enjoyed the work.

There were several experienced shiatsu practitioners and teachers present and one of them brought their partner who was able to share in her world for the first time.

We finished with a lunch out together at a local health food restaurant.

A great day! I want to do it again.

London HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

December 10th 2022 10am to 5pm @ The DOJO, Kensal Green, NW10, London

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

Milan: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

November 11th 2022 2.30am to 6.30pm @ Shiatsu Milano Editore, Milan, Italy

A Sei Ki HeartTouch Training.

Kiental: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

September 23-25th 2022 @ Kientaler Hof, Switzerland

An Intensive Sei Ki HeartTouch Training. Beginners and experienced therapists welcome!

Kiental: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

September 20th 2022 @ Basel, Switzerland

Sei Ki HeartTouch Training. Beginners and experienced therapists welcome!

Milan: Sei Ki HeartTouch Workshop: Hara Conditioning & Compassionate Touch

September 18th 2022 9.30am to 1.30pm @ Shiatsu Milano Editore, Milan, Italy

A Sei Ki HeartTouch Training.

London HeartTouch Training: Mindfulness & Compassionate Touch

September 4th 2022 10am to 5pm @ Imperial Wharf, Chelsea Harbour, London

A mindfulness & touch based training for people experiencing emotional / mental distress and those who care for them.

Summary

Recently Completed:

15/6 - 16/6 : HeartTouch for Well-being & Vitality
Where: Piemonte, Italy -
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1/6/24 : HeartTouch Training for Psychotherapists, Clinicians & Bodyworkers
Where: London - More...

12/5/24 : HeartTouch for Anxiety, Emotional Pain & Trauma
Where: Bristol - More...

4/5/24 : HeartTouch for Psychotherapists, Clinicians & Bodyworkers
Where: Luxembourg - More...

17/3/24 : HeartTouch for Anxiety, Emotional Pain & Trauma
Where: Glasgow, Scotland - More...

10/3/24 : HeartTouch Training for Psychotherapists, Clinicians & Bodyworkers
Where: Brighton - More...

10/01 - 20/1 2024 : Tai Chi Holiday
Where: Koh Yao Noi, Thailand - More...

1/12/23 : HeartTouch Training for Psychotherapists & Psychiatric Clinicians
Where: Bristol - More...

23/11/23 : HeartTouch for Anxiety, Emotional Pain & Trauma with Talk for Health
Where: London - More...

22/11/23 : HeartTouch for Anxiety, Emotional Pain & Trauma with Talk for Health
Where: London - More...

16/9 - 19/11 2023 : Weathering Storms Resilience & Recovery Training for Psychosis
Where: London - More...

5/11/23 : HeartTouch for Anxiety, Emotional Pain & Trauma
Where: Glasgow, Scotland - More...

4/11/23 : HeartTouch for Psychotherapists
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland - More...

14/10/23 : Embodied Listening & Connection: Connecting with Oneself and Others
Where: London - More...

6/10/23 : Sei Ki HeartTouch
Where: Milan, Italy - More...

29/9 - 1/10 2023 : Sei Ki HeartTouch
Where: Kiental, Switzerland - More...

26/9/23 : HeartTouch for Medical Professionals
Where: Aosta, Italy - More...

23/9 - 24/9 2023 : Sei Ki HeartTouch
Where: Piemonte, Italy - More...

31/8 - 4/9 : Qi Gong in the Park
Where: Luxembourg - More...

24/8 - 27/8 2023 : HeartTouch: Summer of Love
Where: Kiental, Switzerland - More...

12/8/23 : HeartTouch for Well-Being
Where: Skipton - More...

23/7/23 : HeartTouch Training
Where: London - More...

24/6 - 25/6 2023 : HeartTouch Training
Where: Bristol - More...

2/6/23 : HeartTouch Taster
Where: Piemonte, Italy - More...

20/5/23 : HeartTouch Training
Where: Norwich - More...

22/4 2023 : ResourceBalance for Chronic Stress
Where: London - More...

15/4 - 16/4 2023 : Sei Ki HeartTouch
Where: Piemonte, Italy - More...

2/4/23 : HeartTouch Training
Where: Luxembourg - More...

25/03/23 : HeartTouch Training
Where: Glasgow, Scotland - More...

11/3/23 : HeartTouch Training
Where: London - More...

17/12/22 : HeartTouch for Couples
Where: Piedmont, Italy - More...

10/12/22 : HeartTouch Training
Where: London - More...

11/11/22 : Sei Ki HeartTouch
Where: Milan, Italy - More...

23-25/09/22 : Sei Ki HeartTouch
Where: Kiental, CH - More...

20/09/22 : Sei Ki HeartTouch
Where: Basel, CH - More...

18/09/22 : Sei Ki HeartTouch
Where: Milan, Italy - More...

4/9/22 : HeartTouch Training
Where: London, UK - More...

Nb. These records only go back to September 2022. I have taught countless Sei Ki HeartTouch workshops and other events since 2013!