Facing the holidays after loss? Your heart is safe with us.

December 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm EST

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In this 90-minute workshop:

  • LEARN about "Grief Brain" and what happens to your brain and body when you're mourning.

  • DOWNLOAD your Heart Mapping Grief workbook, a tool that you can use again and again in the future.

  • ENGAGE in an immediately "doable" process that can be used to SHIFT YOUR BRAIN & BODY when you’re feeling sad, overwhelmed, hopeless, angry, or (fill-in-the-blank).

  • UNDERSTAND some of the biggest challenges of holiday grief, and RECEIVE tools for navigating the season with a hurting heart.

  • CREATE SOMETHING TO HONOR YOUR GRIEF: This is a workshop, not a lecture, so bring photos and items that represent your grief, along with coloring tools, paper, and scissors. It helps to get a little crafty while we work through hard things.

What to Bring

For this special "Holiday Grief" Session of HEART MAPPING,  we recommend bringing photos, cards, letters, or clothing belonging to your loved one.

For general HEART MAPPING sessions: Bring a past or present challenge to tend to during the workshop. It doesn't have to be anything heavy, but if you're dealing with something tough, we've got you! From February Blues to a challenging relationship to caregiver fatigue, your heart is safe with us.

If you're trouble free, hallelujah! Join us to learn how you can use Heart Mapping to support your loved ones, clients, and friends.

Any questions? Drop us a note at info@vivainstitute.com

What is Heart Mapping?

Heart Mapping is an integrative, step-by-step process for moving through life's challenges that will clear the path to your fullest potential and higher purpose. Heart Mapping blends mysticism, biology, and neuroscience, but it's an interactive, immediately "doable" process that anyone can learn. In this 90-minute workshop, you'll learn what it means to live in today's world when your body was built with a 500-million-year-old nervous system, and how to give yourself regular upgrades. It's all about returning your body, brain, and heart — the “gateway to the soul” — to its natural state of connection and love so that you can get back to doing the brilliant things you came here to do.

What people are saying about Heart Mapping

Right on time — just what I needed!

Kelly Moreno

I think Heart Mapping came along just for me! I've been in a bit of an inexplicable funk most all of the month; I gotta tell you, by the day after this workshop I was well on my way to "mischief managed!" One has to do the 'work,' but Leigh provides the springboard. Loved it — BIG TIME. Thank you, Leigh!

Beautiful inspiration

Crystal-Lee Quibell

Leigh has such a gentle way of introducing the material. It was such a comfortable and supportive environment. I left class feeling inspired to create again after a long hiatus with my art and my writing. So grateful for the beautiful inspiration.

Hopeful, helpful, and supportive

Keitha Austin

A wonderful workshop. Hopeful, helpful, and supportive. The exercises are practical and at the core of what needs exposure for the highest good. I especially liked the introduction of polyvagal responses and the path to safety.

Really wonderful, the workbook was fantastic!

Cheryl OShaughnessy

I found this workshop very valuable and informative. I really appreciated the action strategies to use after understanding the content! The workbook was fantastic, as I am a visual and kinesthetic learner. Just hearing a lecture and information is tough for me to internalize and remember. I now have some wonderful strategies to use, and much greater insight and understanding about emotions that are such a huge part of our lives, and great ways to deal with them. There was one in particular that I am so grateful to have learned and will definitely use ongoing! This was really wonderful!!!

provided tools and clarity

Michelle G.

I really enjoyed Heart Mapping and am excited to use it to work with some current challenges in my life. I’m familiar with the approach of getting to what you are really feeling, however, this class provided more tools and clarity in how to do that. Connecting it to the body’s autonomic nervous system in the way this class explains is new to me. The workbook is very helpful as a guide to work through the process. I hope to remember to use this approach with future challenges so that instead of just feeling something, accepting it as it is, and suffering, I can try to go deeper and find the other side. It was nice to join with others in this class. Thank you!

Heart Mapping soothed my heart

Debbie Gordon

Leigh's Heart Mapping workshop was a wonderful, concentrated dose of self care training. The workbook was a great companion tool and Leigh's teaching style is endlessly calm and encouraging. I look forward to Part 2!

Enjoyable and informative

Michelle Gobely

I very much enjoyed Heart Mapping and am excited to use it to work with some current challenges in my life. I am familiar with the approach of getting to what you are really feeling, however, this class provided more tools and clarity in how to do that. Connecting it to our bodies autonomic nervous system in the way it explains, is new to me. The workbook is very helpful as a guide to work through the process. I hope to remember to use this approach with future challenges so that instead of just feeling something, accepting it as it is, and suffering, I can try to go deeper and find the other side. It was nice to join with others in this class. Thank you!

Excellent, thank you!

Daun Lopez

The Heart Mapping workshop was excellent, thank you!

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“We are never more in touch with life than when life is painful, never more in touch with hope than we are then." — Frederick Buechner

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Heart Mapping Resource Center

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    Welcome to Heart Mapping

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    Zoom link for Heart Mapping

    • Recording of Heart Mapping Holiday Grief: December 14, 2022

    • Mantras and Music for Heart Chakra Healing

  • 3

    Review Heart Mapping!

    • Tell us what you thought of Heart Mapping ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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    Resource Center

    • Pebble Meditation

    • Additional Reading

Virtual retreat for the modern mystic

Meet Your Instructor

Director

Leigh Hopkins

Leigh Hopkins has a Masters in Education, a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and is a certified Usui Reiki Master. In 2010, Leigh Hopkins said goodbye to a career in social policy to move to Brazil, where she founded Viva Institute by rigging a satellite dish to a boulder in a banana field (yes, really!). Viva Institute's workshops and virtual retreats have reached thousands of people on six continents. A lifelong educator, Leigh is passionate about helping people to unlock their unique contributions to the world. At Viva Institute, we believe that you are the catalyst for your own transformation, and Leigh's mission is to empower you with the tools you need, exactly when you need them. Leigh's writing has appeared in BOMB Magazine, Longreads, McSweeney’s, and The Rumpus, among other publications. Today, she lives in Philadelphia, PA.