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Healing the Heart

The Chopra Center's Emotional Freedom Workshop

June 14-16, 2013
Carlsbad, California
La Costa Resort & Spa

Call 888.736.6895 to enroll.

Watch this short video on emotional healing with Dr. Tim Brieske and Trista Thorp, who co-lead the Healing the Heart workshop.


Featured Speakers

Dr. Tim Brieske

Dr. Tim Brieske combines his experience as a board-certified family physician with his deep understanding of Ayurveda and other Eastern healings traditions. Dr. Tim Brieske currently practices Emergency and Hospitalist medicine in addition to serving as a Chopra. . .

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Trista Thorp

Trista Thorp is a brilliantly certified instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation, the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health/Ayurvedic Lifestyle. Trista apprenticed under Chopra Center co-founder Dr. David Simon, helping to co-facilitate the Healing the Heart workshop.. . .

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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.

Emotional pain takes many forms: the grief of loss, overwhelming stress and anxiety, depression, job burnout, feeling stuck, heart break, regret, the inability to trust, anger, and worry about the future. 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.

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.

At Healing the Heart, you will feel the weight lifted from your heart as you:

  • Are gently guided in the unique 5-step emotional healing process created by Dr. David Simon to help you identify, mobilize, and release any toxic emotions or experiences that are currently holding you back from living a life of love, purpose, and connectedness
  • Receive your personal Primordial Sound Meditation mantra to access deeper states of inner peace
  • Practice heart-opening yoga and breathing techniques to support you in the healing process
  • Nourish your body with delicious Ayurvedic meals
  • Connect with other like-minded individuals who share your desire for healing and greater happiness
  • Learn practical take-home tools like meditation, yoga, and guided journaling that will support you on your journey home

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
  • Job loss or burnout
  • Feeling stuck in old patterns
  • Loss of passion or trust

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 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 problems.

This unique 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, a powerful, easy-to-learn meditation practice that provides immediate benefits.

Each day you also have the opportunity to nourish yourself with morning and evening group meditations, heart-opening yoga sessions, Ayurvedic meals, and time for personal reflection.


Call 888.736.6895 to enroll.


“I came to Healing the Heart to rid myself of emotional wounds and losses so that I may continue my journey in peace. I have been through so much in my life and everything was covered up with Band-Aids. I realized I needed to remove these Band-Aids one by one. With the tools I have learned at Healing the Heart I can now experience more enlightenment and healing.”
~ Linda P., Clairemont, CA
“My intention for attending Healing the Heart was to work through some painful experiences. I feel I have finally discovered that sacred beautiful place in my heart that is always available to me. It is a place I can go to receive self-compassion and love and that I can start meeting my own needs.”
~ Shari A., Lyndonville, VT

Important Note: Healing the Heart is not an alternative to counseling and/or the therapist that you may already be working with. This is a group healing experience that will involve sharing with other participants. Please be aware that if you have active suicidal intent, homicidal intent or a diagnosis of unstable mental health, this course is not recommended for you.

Come Early, Stay Late


Healing the Heart takes place at the Chopra Center at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California (San Diego County). La Costa Resort boasts luxurious accommodations, a magnificent spa, and a soothing atmosphere that will help you integrate your powerful experiences at Healing the Heart.

La Costa Resort & Spa is just 30 minutes from the San Diego Airport and only 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy staying in this world-renowned resort for a special discounted rate.

Call us for special room rates at 888.736.6895