For meaningful conversations that touch your heart, from January 2022 onward!
Would you like to talk about sex, ageing, living with invisible disabilities or chronic pain, about inspiration, spirituality or personal growth? I designed the concept of Heart Hubs for facilitated online conversations about meaningful topics. I always enjoyed ‘sitting in circle’ and sharing life experiences from the heart in a non-hierarchical way. Being together, and being witnessed in what we experience is supportive and often healing, as we recognise we are not alone. We can learn so much from each other’s views, approaches and solutions to life, without needing to ‘fix’ anything.
Instead of a fire-side talk that lasts deep into the night, these Heart Hubs are my contemporary online invitation to connect from the comfort of our own home! Heart Hubs stimulate conversations that perhaps don’t often emerge in our normal daily life and social circles. In a small, closed, group of max. 13 participants we discuss experiences, challenges and what we can celebrate.
Heart Hubs will be scheduled from January 2022 onward, featuring Health and Wellbeing, Ageing, Personal Growth, Spirituality, Emotions, Sexuality, Womanhood, Loss, Death & Dying, and Relationships. Drop me a line to register your interest in a specific theme, or propose your own via email@example.com.
Heart Hubs are English-spoken unless otherwise indicated, with an international audience. They are guided by Dr. Eline Kieft, who is an experienced facilitator. Everyone is welcome.
Please note that this is NOT therapy, but rather an opportunity to learn with and from each other about the joys and challenges of being human. We simply witness each other’s unfolding experience.
Structure of the Heart Hubs
A Heart Hub is a facilitated 1h15m meeting where we can talk openly from our heart and explore a specific topic from various angles. There is a variety of one-offs (7€ each) and and closed groups of 4 meetings for the more intimate topics so that we can get to know and feel comfortable with each other (25 € for four sessions).
Each meeting will open with a moment of guided meditation to connect with our heart and with each other, and focus on the theme. Then everyone has an equal amount of time to use as you wish, while the others give you their full attention. There is no right or wrong. What you have to say is important. You can also choose to remain silent. Whatever you do, you are received and witnessed as you are.
Time-keeping will be punctual, so that everyone has the same opportunity and also so that we don’t go over the allocated time. We complete with another guided meditation to integrate what we have learned and make a concrete bridge to return to our other activities refreshed and inspired.
The difference with the Spark Salons is that Heart Hubs are focused on a specific theme, and ALL participants have an equal amount of time to speak from the heart. There is no feedback, nor am I answering any specific questions, although of course I will introduce each sessions and complete the circle at the end. Also, the Spark Salons are free drop ins, while the Heart Hubs are committed and paid facilitated circles to ensure a circle with similar interests.
- Use the drop down menu to explore potential Heart Hub themes. What would YOU like to talk about?
- Register your interest for the Heart Hub of your choice via firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “Heart Hub + Theme” in the subject line.
- Receive a detailed explanation of the session structure, guidelines, and a payment link.
- Transfer 7 € for a one-off conversation, or 25 € for an ongoing circle of four meetings.
- Receive a Zoom link for the scheduled time.
- Welcome to the Heart Hub!