To understand the symbolic significance of our name, and to fully receive its energetic transmission, it is important for you to understand the ancient practical and spiritual significance of the hearth.
For centuries, the hearth featured at the very centre of every home, town hall, and temple of worship, and was highly regarded – both literally and symbolically – as the heart of all home, family, and community life, inspiring the familiar adage “hearth and home”.
Deeply honoured as a sacred space responsible for supporting and sustaining all life within the home, the hearth provided light and warmth, facilitated the preparation and cooking of food, enabled the creation of various tools, provided a safe space for families and communities to gather, and served as an altar where offerings were placed. Many ancient polytheist cultures (particularly those of Egypt, Greece, Rome, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Scandinavia), believed the hearth was governed by a Goddess who ensured security, safety, and abundance within the home, family, and wider community, therefore it was always tended to with great care, intention and reverence.
With the advancement of modern society, the hearth has lost its cultural significance and is no longer present at the heart of every significant structure, or afforded the same level of honour and devotion as it once was. However, it has not lost its symbolic potency. Our name, along with our studio, is an activation, serving as both a transmission of, and attunement to, the ancient and sacred energies of the hearth by honouring and embodying its traditional symbolism as a homely and comforting place of light, warmth, nourishment, creation, family, community, and reverence, and its spiritual symbolism as a reflection of the creative spark of existence that resides within all; the heart of Being.
When you attend a healing session, class, or workshop at Sacred Hearth, you are returning home to your Self, to the warmth, comfort, safety, and security within, and tending to that space with the same intention, care and reverence as our ancestors once tended to the hearths within their own sacred spaces.
Welcome to Sacred Hearth.
To heal dissociation, disconnection, and dysregulation within ourselves and the community, and ground into Being.
All our therapeutic offerings aim to regulate the nervous system and create safety in the mind, body and Being so you can reside there 24/7 without dissociating, disconnecting, distracting, or otherwise trying to avoid or escape your experience.
We believe it is through grounding into presence (the Being) that we can achieve true healing and lasting wellness.
Our values not only underpin how we operate as a Wellness Studio, but act as a framework for the development of our therapeutic healing practices. Intricately interwoven, we believe these values both facilitate and support true healing and lasting wellness.
Presence is the core of our healing philosophies and practices.
In this context, we understand presence to be the practice of bringing awareness to, and consciously connecting and engaging with, the naturalness of our Being, Spirit, or the essence-core of reality - that underlying spark of Existence that gave rise to, and is present throughout, the Universe. True presence is the enquiry into, and conscious engagement with, that spark of Existence within all, and any practice that helps you connect to, explore, and develop a relationship with the depth of Existence. Practicing presence in our day to day lives until it becomes second nature, brings us into alignment with our true Selves, or "all that is".
Self-Awareness means establishing a deep and intimate relationship with all aspects of Self - mental, emotional, physical, energetic and spiritual. By coming to know and understand these aspects, what they mean to us, how they function, and the conditionings present, we are capable of learning what is truly ailing us at any given moment, and how we can heal. Self-Awareness allows you to recognise and overcome harmful conditionings, to identify, understand, and meet your own needs using effective Self-Care practices, and to reconnect with the depth of your Being. Self-awareness is born of ones ability to be truly present with all aspects of Self at any given moment, and allows you to tune in to your intuition.
Intuition is your internal guidance system. Pure, untaught, non-inferential knowledge. A heart based knowing of the truth that resides within the Being - the unconditioned inner space of pure existence - that can only be truly heard when one has emptied themselves of all external conditionings and 'noise', coming to rest in a state of presence and equilibrium within the Being. When the mind and spirit are clear, balanced and at peace, your intuition will have the freedom and space to flow and be heard by the heart, without being confused for impulse, or second guessed and questioned by the mind. The intuition is the foundation for developing discernment, which plays and integral role in healing as it is what allows you to make the choices that will be of your highest good.
True Integrative Healing practices and practitioners are those that acknowledge and understand that Mind, Emotions, Body, Energy and Spirit are intimately interconnected and must be addressed as such, that a clients needs, preferences and goals are fluid and must frequently be readdressed and reestablished, and that no two clients or experiences are the same and all therapeutic approaches must be tailored to the individual.
Integrative Healing understands that no one therapeutic approach can address every need of every client, and and that one must combine a variety of healing tools, techniques and philosophies in order to adapt and tailor ones approach to suit the needs of the individual.
In our experience, many Spiritual philosophies and practices focus on transcending the Earthly-Human experience. Much like the disconnect present in the Health and Wellness industry that treats Mind, Body, and Spirit as separate, there is a disconnect within many Spiritual philosophies and practices that results in the separation of our Earthly-Human experience and our Spiritual natures, and the suggestion that one (Spirit) is more desirable than the other (Human). We believe this is one of the reasons many people struggle with Spirituality and developing a Spiritual practice. Our intention is to make Spirituality more accessible by bringing it down to Earth, realigning our Spiritual nature with, and grounding it into, our Earthly-Human experience, so that we may realise the entirety of our experience is in-fact Spiritual.
Cyclical Living refers to the observation of, and personal alignment with, natures cycles (such as the Menstrual, Lunar, Solar, Planetary, and Seasonal cycles). In our experience, aligning with natures cycles allows us to connect more deeply with our Earthly-Human experience, our Spiritual nature, and the present moment. This depth of connection naturally brings about healing because you are working with life's natural rhythms, nurturing and supporting yourself in all your phases, rather than working against them by attempting to control, force, strive, and grasp. Your experience of life becomes more open, receptive, spacious and free flowing.