"Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about language, ideas, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense." Rumi
Martha Farat is a registered psychologist and creator (founder) of Citta Psychology. She will be collaborating with us on the Mindful Home program offering a Weekly Meditation Sessions & Regular workshops.
Martha is a Registered Psychologist with experience in both organisational and clinical settings. She has worked extensively with refugees and other survivors of trauma and is experienced in working across different cultures. Her professional and personal quest are deeply interwoven and related to her own journey of self-inquiry and personal development.
She offers a holistic approach which is reflected in her personal life. Being a yoga and meditation practitioner, Martha has spent many years in Dharamasala, India studying Buddhist Science of Mind and Buddhist Philosophy in the Tibetan tradition. What she found is a very profound inner science that has been exploring the mind and it's potentials for millennia.
Martha is passionate about integrating Buddhist Science of Mind and Contemplative Neuroscience. Her method of Mind & Heart Transformation is aimed at transforming both mind & heart to achieve optimal well-being. Her goal is to promote human flourishing through a twofold approach: to reduce the impact of negative emotions and to enhance the positive emotions that naturally exist within us.
To know more about Martha
Mindful Home is a space for healing, for welcoming ourselves home to our bodies and sharing presence. Our intention is to create a safe trauma informed space for meditation where individuals move to their own pace and rhythm. Finding their own unique pathways or maps to wholeness, informed and supported by their own direct experiencing. We seek to offer a variety of practices supporting both our uniqueness and common humanity.
Classes, trainings, workshops & retreats:
Heart Place is a Collaborative Non-Profit:
The Mindful Home Program is in collaboration with:
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I am really excited to be offering the Mindful Home Mindfulness training again after a break over the Covid years and moving Heart Place/Home of Yoga to a new venue, where we are now well established.
Some history so you know your trainer:
I began holding space for shared meditation in our family house in John Street Cottesloe over 33 years ago before the birth of our youngest son. In truth I am not a 'great meditator' waking up at 4am. I can say that mindfulness and meditation has been transformative in my life and given me the capacity to have resilience to the ups and downs of life and to both befriend and celebrate my journey.
I facilitated the Mindful Living Program through the Home of Yoga from around 2004 to 2020. In 2006 I trained in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli. From here began a journey of working as a Trauma Informed Body Therapist with Refugees and Asylum seekers with complex trauma. In my personal life I was also challenged to what felt like my capacity with balancing caring with work-life needs. I was often exhausted and just managing to hold my head above water. I listened, explored and found ways to adapt MBSR to needs of both myself and persons with complex trauma.
The Mindful Embodiment & Somatic Healing training is an outcome of this journey and exploration. M.E.S.H. is trauma informed, grief informed, nervous system informed and provides a space and place where together we learn from our own direct experiencing moving at our own rhythms and pace. There is an educational component and sharing of resources as well as the opportunity to experience a range of practices to support you in deepening into your own unique pathway. Over 8 weeks we explore what it means to embody and the somatic healing practices that support us on our journey.
Details: 8 Week Program
Three Workshops: Sundays 9am-12pm
8 'Practice of the week' classes Monday 5.30pm-6.30pm (Begs July 31st.)
8 Mindful Rest classes Wednesday 7pm-8.15pm
Check timetable of Heart Flow classes which will also be included.
(Also available Meditation by Donation with Martha Farat see above.)
Included: Resources and audio recording for Daily Practice on a private page via heartplace.org
Places limited to 12. To hold a place now Email Sydel