August Happenings

We are currently in Texas co-leading a writing workshop for Latinx girls. Our founder has been co-leading this space since 2016. She enjoys giving back to youth spaces since youth spaces helped nurture her areas of interest and growth.

Our next public Council will be in the Fall during the month of October. Please check our website or sign up for our mailing list.

July 2019 :: Fear Council

This is our second council for our summer series at Abundant Space in Scottsdale.

The theme for the July Council is Fear. We all have fears big or small, real or imagined. Some fears stem from childhood, others emerged in adulthood. Some of them shape how we live our life. Join us as we share stories around fear.

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Council is an age-old cross cultural practice that brings people together in community to share stories based on a theme. Guided by a trained facilitator of the practice, a safe space is created for mindful communication to unfold.

Join us as we share our stories about Fear (or fears we over came).

Date: Sunday, June 30th @ 10am – 11:30am

Location: Abundant Space – 10824 N. 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

REGISTER HERE: Fear Council

June 2019 :: Belonging Council

We are happy to announce that we will be having a summer series from June – August at Abundant Space in Scottsdale.

This Council will be on the theme of Belonging. We’ve all had moments when we were a part of a group, and moments when we have felt like an outsider. Join us as we explore the theme of belonging (or lack of belonging).

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Council is an age-old cross cultural practice that brings people together in community to share stories based on a theme. Guided by a trained facilitator of the practice, a safe space is created for mindful communication to unfold.

Join us as we share our stories about belonging (or disconnection).

Date: Sunday, June 30th @ 10am – 11:30am

Location: Abundant Space – 10824 N. 71st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

REGISTER HERE: Belonging Council

The Simple Act of Listening

I knew that the simple act of listening, in an empathic way, could have a profound effect. – Sophie Andrews

One of the intentions of Council Practice is to Listen from the Heart.

This beautiful intention, as simple as it sounds, is rarely done. In our day to day lives rarely do we stop what we are doing, look at the person who is speaking and listen. Often when we listen, we think about our to do list, our similar stories, our advice or even a follow up question or answer. In some cases we even interrupt or rush the speaker to wrap up what they are saying.

We know the importance of self-care like getting a good night sleep, exercising, eating well, getting massages etc. One aspect of self-care that we don’t think about or may not even see as self-care is our relationships. Relationships are important to our well-being. If we do not have true friendships, a close friend or close circle of friends, i.e. people who have taken the time to truly see us and get to know us, we feel alone.

Cigna partnered with Ipsos to survey 20,000 people in the U.S. Their report titled, Cigna’s 2018 U.S. Loneliness Index, found that “46 percent of Americans report feeling lonely sometimes or always, and 47 percent report feeling left out sometimes or always. […] 43 percent, report feeling isolated from others, and the same number report feeling the lack of companionship and their relationships lack meaning.”(Lardieri, 2018) Going further, “27 percent of Americans rarely feel or never feel like there are people who understand them.” (Lardieri, 2018)

HeartSpace Circle was created to bridge the gap between isolation and connection. We believe that a healthy community stems from individuals that have a sense of belonging and well-being.

In her TedMed talk, The Best Way to Help Is Often Just to Listen, Sophie Andrews addresses the importances of listening and knows that this simple, yet meaningful act, can even save a life.

If you are interested in experiencing Council, your in luck! Our next event on May 25th is a Council + Yoga Nidra. See our event page for more info.

The Power of ZZZ’s

Tired? Stressed? Having trouble sleeping because you are stressed?

At HeartSpace Circle, we know that in our busy world it can be hard to carve out time for ourselves for our own self care, rest or healing.

We also know and understand the power of stillness and the importance of being able to calm and center ourselves during times of high stress or challenge. For this reason, we include mindfulness and wellness tools in all our events.

We are so excited to add Yoga Nidra to our offerings. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that allows the body to rest and relax as it does when we are in deep sleep. In this level of deep relaxation the body can rest, heal and rejuvenate itself.

In this video titled “Why We Sleep”, Dr. Matthew Walker outlines the importance of sleep and the effects of sleep/ sleep deprivation on the brain and body.

If you are interested in Yoga Nidra, your in luck! Our next event on May 25th is a Council + Yoga Nidra. See our event page for more info.