Attention to the Heart Awakens the Mind and Heals Relationships with Self, Others, and Nature.
What We Do
At The Center for Heart-Mind Coherence, we teach heart-centered and inter-relational approaches to identifying and releasing blocked emotional energies that keep us reliving traumas of the past / enacting self-defeating habits. We integrate spiritual wisdom across ages with the latest research in neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology to develop the emotional competencies to relate with self and others meaningfully and authentically, with dignity and compassion. Our efforts are dedicated to participating in the awakening and quickening of intuitive intelligence to heal individual & trans-generational trauma.
We offer workshops designed to help individuals, families, and communities uncover and transform self-defeating imprints, the deep-seated beliefs that skew our perceptions and emotional experiences of reality toward distress and mistrust, keeping us in repetitive survival modes of flight, fight, freeze, attach/cry, please/appease, or collapse/submit. Negative imprints are activated and strengthened by core emotional addictions to security, power-control, sensation, and suffering. These emotional habits keep us in reactive states until we identify them, and through the practice of heart-focused attention, transform their energy.
Caroline Eick and Liliane Desjardins, co-founders of the Center for Heart-Mind Coherence, have more than 70 years of clinical and educational experience combined. Their professional backgrounds include the fields of addiction treatment, family dynamics, broader social/historical perspectives of community relations and the role of personal and social narratives in the development of individual and cultural beliefs.
We conduct research on the application of attention and intentional breathing in modulating and transmuting distressing emotional energies.
The Imprint Journey: A Path of Lasting Transformation to the Authentic Self
In The Imprint Journey: A Path of Lasting Transformation to the Authentic Self, Liliane Desjardins shares her own journey and lessons learned as a therapist in an intimate and humble manner that is insightful, clear, and concise. Her book provides a fresh perspective on pursuing mindfulness and personal transformation. She reminds us that we have “hidden treasures” in our “true identity” and “authentic self” that can be overshadowed by life’s pains and fears.