The atmosphere in the event space quickly settled into a beautiful connection between audience and the presenters Gabrielle Caplice and Annette Baker, well known Relationship Counsellors. The space inside the hall had an exceptional feeling about it as we were taken on a journey of expression and connection by this power couple.
We were presented with the Five Pillars: “Joy, Harmony, Stillness, Love and Truth”. Yet, in real life, so many avoid these ways and remain disconnected from their true essence.
“The purpose of Expression is to Evolve. We are throughout each day offered many opportunities to expand and develop; too often we shun those opportunities by failing to feel into the moment. Being in stillness is also an important form of expression - ponder that.”
Annette presented that the purpose of expression is to bring more love and truth. People are unsettled because, deep down, they know they are not being presented with the absolute truth.
We were prompted that, in order to be a good listener, we need to listen with our whole body . . . without one ounce of planning or multi-tasking. So often a ‘listener’ is, in truth, thinking about what he or she is going to say next and therein stems the source of many relationship problems.
We were presented that as we access ever higher awareness, we in turn start to recognise unacceptable feelings in the all-knowing body, such that, through that recognition, we can commence our own journey of behaviour change and healing.
Bev Carter, a wellknown and highly experienced life and well-being coach, also took to the stage and led the audience through a gentle process of connection, gentle breath and exercise.
The final chapter of this hugely appreciated workshop was about the power of “Nomination” and how, by nominating what we want, what gets in the way or what is needed to develop, we bring forward healing. This theme ignited many interesting sharing’s from the floor – a lively period of some great questions and answers which, unfortunately, had to be prematurely ended as the workshop was already heading to overtime – three valuable hours together seemed to have flashed past. Many stayed behind to further share the experiences of this impressive workshop.
Review by Neil Gamble