Emotional pain takes many forms: the grief of loss, overwhelming stress and anxiety, major or chronic depression, job burnout, feeling stuck or trapped, heart break, lingering guilt, regret, fear of trusting again, pent-up anger, worry about the future, and shame from the past.
In the face of difficulty, most of us do our best to cope with the situation, hold it together, and keep going, but we often end up carrying emotional pain that we don’t know how to heal or release. The toxic residue of painful experiences gets stored in our emotional heart, limiting our ability to give and receive love. If you want to break free from the past and experience emotional freedom, we invite you to join us at the Healing the Heart workshop. In our safe, nurturing setting, you will be guided in the unique five-step healing process developed by Chopra Center co-founder Dr. David Simon that has helped thousands let go of their pain, find freedom from the past, and rediscover joy and fulfillment.
Healing the Heart is led by the Chopra Center's Medical Director, Dr. Tim Brieske, and Trista Thorp, the Certification Program Coordinator of Chopra Center University. Along with other loving members of the Chopra Center staff, they will support and guide you in freeing yourself from the burden of accumulated pain, anger, guilt, and other difficult emotions.
This is an intensive weekend workshop that allows you to reach deep levels of emotional release and healing in a short amount of time. Whether you’ve recently experienced an upsetting event or loss, or you’ve been carrying the burden of old emotional wounds for many years, Healing the Heart will help you find emotional freedom.
For more information, call 888.736.6895 to connect with an expert.
BALANCING THE BODY
“Lack of love and emotional pain manifests in many disguises. It may appear as obesity or anorexia, depression or anxiety, allergies or autoimmune disorders. Digestive problems, chronic pain, and fatigue can all reflect underlying emotional malnourishment. If you are willing to look at the story behind your illness, release the toxic emotions you’ve been carrying, and begin thinking and doing things differently, healing and transformation will occur.” ~ David Simon, M.D.
Balancing the Body is a powerful mind-body healing immersion designed exclusively for those who have completed the Healing the Heart workshop. At Healing the Heart, participants are guided in an intensive emotional release process for letting of the stored pain and core beliefs that contribute to emotional distress and physical illness. Free to Heal/Balancing the Body will help you integrate and deepen the profound healing you’ve experienced at Free to Love/Healing the Heart. The Chopra Center has created Balancing the Body as a deeply nurturing companion program, and we highly recommend that you take the two programs back-to-back.
Balancing the Body is a six-day mind-body healing immersion dedicated to nurturing your emotional well-being and physical health. In the Chopra Center's compassionate environment, you will experience daily Ayurvedic massage treatments and therapies, receive an individual integrative medical consultation with a Chopra Center physician (M.D.), and attend sessions led by our team of master certified educators.
The Balancing the Body program features daily rejuvenating rasayana treatments. Rasayana is an ancient Sanskrit word that means "that which nourishes." Each day you will receive luxurious Ayurvedic massage treatments customized for your mind-body type.
Every Balancing the Body program includes daily classes where you will learn the foundational tools and principles of Ayurveda, including:
How to identify your unique mind-body constitution
Food as medicine
Holistic techniques for releasing stress and anxiety
A personal daily routine
The wisdom of natural herbs and the body's inner pharmacy
Lessons in communicating more effectively and compassionately
The healing practice of yoga
During this profound healing immersion, you will be guided in the proven steps to restoring your balance, creating your own healing regimen, and transforming your life.
If you are seeking healing at the deepest levels of your mind, body, and soul, join us at the Chopra Center for this powerful emotional and physical detoxification and rejuvenation.
For more information, call 888.736.6895 to connect with an expert.
Who can benefit from the Healing the Heart workshop?
The emotional healing process has helped many people coping with a wide range of difficulties, including:
Divorce and relationship stress
Painful memories and regrets
Death of a loved one
An abusive childhood or past
Job loss or burnout
Feeling stuck in old patterns
Loss of passion or trust
Who can benefit from the Balancing the Body program?
Balancing the Body offers profound healing benefits for anyone coping with a physical illness, or emotional pain, including:
Depression and anxiety
Chronic pain or fatigue
Dietary imbalance or weight concerns
Insomnia, hypersomnia, and related sleep disorders
Other health challenges
What happens at Healing the Heart?
At the Healing the Heart weekend workshop, Dr. Tim Brieske, Trista Thorp, and other loving members of the Chopra Center staff will guide you in a unique, proven five-step process to identify, mobilize, and release the painful memories and life-damaging beliefs that are at the root of many emotional and physical health problems.
The Healing the Heart process includes guided visualizations, journal writing, music and sound therapy, and exercises in conscious movement and body-centered awareness. If this is your first Chopra Center experience, you will also receive instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation, an ancient, easy-to-learn meditation practice that provides many tangible healing benefits.
Each day you also have the opportunity to nourish yourself with morning and evening group meditations, heart-opening yoga sessions, optional Ayurvedic meals, and time for personal reflection and integration. The Chopra Center's teachers and staff will be available to support you throughout your healing journey.
Tim Brieske, M.D.
As the Chopra Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Tim Brieske combines his experience as a board-certified family physician with his deep understanding of the foundation and practice of Ayurveda and other Eastern healing traditions. With his characteristic compassion, deep listening skills, and lighthearted nature, he creates a safe, nurturing environment for guests and patients to balance, heal, and transform.
“I have found my dharma or purpose in life is helping people restore their balance and experience greater levels of happiness, purpose, and optimal health,” Dr. Brieske said.
For the past four years, Trista Thorp has apprenticed under Dr. David Simon, co-facilitating the Healing the Heart workshop at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Throughout this period, Trista has developed a heartfelt connection to the five-step emotional healing process created by Dr. Simon, and has lovingly guided hundreds of people through their journey of personal transformation.
“I have a profound respect for those who have recognized an area in their life where there is emotional pain that no longer serves them, and who have taken the first step to do the deep and sacred work that will lead to their emotional freedom,” said Trista.
What are the requirements to attend the Free to Heal/Balancing the Body program?
The six-day Balancing the Body program is exclusively reserved for those who have completed the Healing the Heart workshop. After experiencing the profound emotional release process at Healing the Heart, you are ready to deepen your healing by nourishing your body and mind at Balancing the Body. Graduates of our Emotional Freedom program and Free to Love workshop are eligible to attend Balancing the Body.
“A truly profound event that opened me up, seemingly out of nowhere, that has altered my life and perhaps saved it. I am deeply grateful to you and the universe.” ~ Karl V., Massachusetts
"This course opened my heart and awakened me to a life that I am free to lead. The staff was beyond words and I hold each of them in my heart. I can only express gratitude and thanks. The event was run seamlessly and the knowledge and energy I received were overwhelmingly positive. I feel like a cloud has moved away and the sun is shining on me. I am excited to make a difference for myself. I know now that I deserve it. I can’t wait for my next course – Seduction of Spirit!" ~ Jessica T., California
“This workshop has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. The highlight was releasing my pain, realizing that I wasn’t alone, and finding myself. I am so thankful I decided to do this.” ~ Sarah B., California
“I have accomplished more [healing] in the last three days than I have in years of therapy. Working from the inside out is the only way to truly heal!” ~ Jenny L., Colorado
“I feel transformed and empowered and believe that healing is well on its way. The Chopra Center’s ability to create a palpable feeling of love and acceptance with a room full of strangers in such a short time speaks to the wonderfulness of everyone here.” ~ Craig M., Arizona
“I do not have adequate words to fully express how powerful and transformative this experience has been for me. I feel a deep gratitude, relief, and a sense of renewal.” ~ Jennifer D., Arlington, Texas
“Before I came I felt like I was choking from so much pain, heartache and anger. I didn’t know how to deal with them or bring myself any peace of mind. Now I know that I'm not alone and that I have the tools to trust myself and find the answers within myself. I feel excited and so much lighter!” ~ Tricia C. Laredo, Texas
“One of the most important experiences of my life. I was surprised that in such a short period of time, I could go so deep and realize things that before were not obvious.” ~ V., Netherlands