Relationship Therapy & Couples Therapy
Relationship Psychotherapy & Counselling, Retreats, Workshops for Couples & Individuals
Higher consciousness is a state of spiritual awareness where you can experience states of mental calm.
This is what I describe as a state of Flow a process of achieving happiness through developing mastery over your inner life.
Consciousness works and mastered through awareness of what creates mental and emotional states such as love, joy,happiness, anger, worry, pain, suffering in you.
You experience flow when there is order in consciousness. This happens when your energy or attention invested in realistic goals, and when your skills match opportunities for action and you are able to make them.
When you pursue a goal with awareness, concentration and attention on the task in hand you may momentarily forget everything else.
This is a state of flow. These moments are achieved through overcoming challenges that take you away from making direct contact with life.
When you experience these moments they can be the most enjoyable times of your life.
Founded by Aisha Ali in 2004 hundreds of people have attended Living from The Heart’s retreats and workshops including individual and couples psychotherapy & counselling.
‘As the founder of Living from The Heart I lead couples and individuals towards learning how to make deep changes towards consciousness and creating conscious relationships.
On Living from The Heart you will learn practical insights into the unconscious issues that create difficulties and obstacles between you and the relationship your spirit yearns for.
I work in a highly supportive way, respecting and responding to your needs. Guiding you in the process of honest exploration of the issues that you face, and provide you with tools to dissolve difficulty and transform your relationship’.
Helping you to improve your relationship with;
Yourself, your Partner, Family, Friends, the people you encounter through Work and the world and universe around you.
Path is a term that points to the great challenge of our existence. The need and desire to awaken, each in our own unique way. This opens us to the great possibilities that life presents, to become authentic. The nature of a path is to take us on this journey.
My work is based on exploring the process of relationships as a sacred path. Far from being an obstacle to your personal growth and development, relationships can be a catalyst for discovering your authenticity. When we enter an adult relationship, we are attracted to the light that emanates from love that penetrates deeply into the unconscious of both partners. This light shines a potentially healing light on the parts of the self that are in darkness, forgotten or shut off since childhood as a coping mechanism. These unconscious parts can create conflict and troubled spots in a relationship that can be read like signposts that point to specific issues from the past that are unconsciously shaping the present.
On Living from The heart we explore the powerful opportunity that intimate relationships provide to awaken to our true nature. If relationships are to blossom, they need to reflect and endorse who we really are, beyond any limited image of ourselves invented by family, society, or of our own minds. Relationships need to be based on the whole of who we are, rather than on any single part of function, or feeling. This presents a tremendous challenge, for it means undertaking a journey in search of our deepest nature.
The connection we forge with someone we love can be one of the best vehicles for that journey. When we approach it in this way, intimacy becomes a path, a process of personal and spiritual development. Becoming more authentic involves working with the totality of what we are—both our conditioned nature Mind/Body and our unconditioned nature Spirit. We have developed a number of relational patterns that cloud our awareness, distort our feelings, and restrict our capacity to open to life and to love. Much of this is learnt or created as a defence to shield us from pain, more often than not they become a hindrance keeping us from living as fully as we could.
One of the scariest places we encounter in relationship is a deep inner sense of how we are not loved, where we do not know we are truly lovable just for being who we are, where we feel deficient and don’t know our value. This is the raw wound of the heart, where we’re disconnected from our true nature, our inner perfection Beneath our conditioned and learnt behaviour, there exists a basic nature of the human heart which is unconditioned, awake, and present, with a caring, inquisitive intelligence, and openness to reality. From birth to death, these two forces are always at work, and our lives hang in the balance. Since human nature always contains these two sides, our journey involves working with both. Intimate relationships are a path because they touch both these sides of us and bring them into forceful contact.
When we connect deeply with another person, our heart naturally opens toward a whole new world of possibilities. Yet this also makes us more aware of the ways we are stuck and asleep. Relationships inevitably bring us up against our most painful unresolved emotional conflicts from the past, continually stirring us up against things in ourselves that we cannot stand—all our worst fears, neuroses, and fixations. If we focus on only one side of our nature at the expense of the other, we have no path, and therefore cannot find a way forward. This also limits the possibilities of our relationships as well. Love is a transformative power precisely because it brings the two different sides of ourselves—the expansive and the contracted, the awake and the asleep—into direct contact. Love challenges us to keep expanding in exactly those places where we imagine we can’t possibly open any further.
Relationship Psychotherapy & Counselling
A conscious relationship is one that puts you completely to the test as a human being. It involves becoming clear about what we are doing with another person and what that requires of us.
Like Psyche, we are presently undergoing the trials that create awareness and consciousness.
These difficult challenges that individuals encounter in joining their energies together in a relationship are not just personal trials. They are invitations to open to the sacred play of these two forces, the known and the unknown, the seen and the unseen.