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Perhaps you would like a space, one to one, where you can just be yourself?  Where whatever life rises in you is given room to breathe and show itself.  Where the life in you is met with compassionate presence and gentleness, and to have an opportunity to grow capacity to hear others this way also?

I have a sense of trust that with enough spaciousness and warmth, the life energy held in our longings finds expression and that our life's direction becomes clear from the courage to just allow what arises.  As children we just wanted to be met with warmth and understanding.  This didn't happen for so many of us.

As well as the work of Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication, my work is also influenced by that of Sarah Peyton, Certified NVC Trainer and Interpersonal Neurobiology Educator.  She says:

"The latest developments in neuroscience unveil that we have the ability to simultaneously observe ourselves with compassion when at the same time being distraught (scared, anxious, depressed).  The ability to be both experience and hold the experience is the key to maintaining inner calm in the face of life's challenges."

​My role in these one to one's is to support the translation and transformation of life-alienating thinking into our precious life force which is captured through identifying feelings and needs using the practices and principles of Nonviolent Communication and to support the growth of our compassionate self-witness.​​




Venue:  These sessions take place at my home in Stroud (more details when you contact me) ​


Cost: £45 per hourly session (book 5 sessions @ £40 per hour (payable in advance) - couples £65 per hourly session (book 5 sessions @ £60 per session (payable in advance)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Cancellation:  Up to 24 hours notice a full refund will be given. Cancellations less than 24 hours notice will not be refunded. 

How To Open Your Heart


Do not try to open your heart now. That would be a subtle movement of aggression towards your immediate embodied experience. Never tell a closed heart it must be more open; it will shut more tightly to protect itself, feeling your resistance. A heart unfurls only when conditions are right; your demand for openness invites closure. This is the supreme intelligence of the heart.

Instead, bow to the heart in its current state. If it's closed, let it be closed; sanctify the closure. Make it safe; safe even to feel unsafe. Trust that when the heart is ready, and not a moment before, it will open, like a flower in the warmth of the sun. There is no rush for the heart.

Trust the opening and the closing too; the expansion and the contraction; this is the heart's way of breathing; safe, unsafe, safe, unsafe; the beautiful fragility of being human; and all held in the most perfect love.


Jeff Foster