Primal feelings are unresolved patterns of emotion from childhood. Because these feelings lie in the depths beyond the conscious mind, we can’t control when they come out. Often they present themselves in moments when we least expect them: like unexpected rage at a partner, extreme anxiety before a job interview, or intense fear at times when there is no obvious threat. When our needs aren’t met Primal feelings are programmed into us from times in
breathwork workshops UK
What Is Rebirthing? Rebirthing, also known as Breathwork, is a therapeutic technique that allows you to release physical and emotional tension and find resolution to past traumas. It’s usually practiced under the guidance of a suitably experienced facilitator. During a rebirthing session, you lie down, close your eyes and follow a specific breathing pattern. This allows your mind to come gradually into a subtly different state of consciousness. You might find that your body begins
men's groups UK
Why separate men’s and women’s circles?  Workshop leaders and workshop participants often observe that people feel more comfortable to share about intimate aspects of their lives when only those of their own sex are present. It can be very strengthening and validating to receive reflections, or even just heart-centred listening, from others who have shared many of the same embodied life experiences we’ve had, simply through growing up as a boy or a girl or
transformative workshops UK
Mahadeva participated in the Total Life Change Programme in April 2019. Here, he shares his experience – and what changed for him. Where I was “I wasn’t going anywhere in my life – I seemed to be stuck and it was difficult. I was just doing the same thing over and over again, so I wanted to shift that. I’d been living in a van and picked up many skills and experiences that I wanted
body-based therapy for depression
If you suffer from depression or anxiety, you are far from alone. Depression affects 300 million people worldwide and the numbers are similar for anxiety. But there is hope! Here’s a refreshing take on depression and what you can do about it from Devaraj, one of Osho Leela’s therapists and workshop leaders. Recognise these thoughts? What’s the point? It’s not worth it. It doesn’t matter what I do, anyway. When you’re depressed, a bodily feeling
Visitors to Osho Leela love strolling through the garden and grounds, soaking up the abundant beauty and recharging away from city life – and in the summer, camping on the field. Leela residents find sanctuary and nourishment from their often busy schedules running a personal development centre. I’ve heard more than once that the magical atmosphere comes from the ley lines that run underneath – all the way from Glastonbury. But did you know that
conscious sexuality festival
The Buddha says desire is the root cause of all human suffering. So how do I deal with DESIRE, the cause of all my emotional pain? I see that the majority of Western society is dealing with the issue by trying to fulfil all our earthly material desires with money, sex and power. However, without consciousness, we can get lost in this materialistic playground and lose connection to why we wanted all these things in
what is bioenergetics?
Bioenergetics is a radical way to release you from the effects of trauma and conditioning so that you can feel as free and light as a feather. The idea behind it is that our muscle system holds all that we’ve repressed. So, when doing Bioenergetics, we put our body into certain positions which allows us to release these tensions. We increase our breathing – in and out through the mouth and from the belly –
healing workshops UK
I talk to Sanjula, one of the therapists and workshop leaders at Osho Leela, about healing from difficult life experiences, embodiment and empowerment. What is true empowerment? “We all want to feel free and uninhibited. We long to be able to respond to life in the moment with love and joy rather than fear and defensiveness. But when a person experiences trauma – and most of us have experienced some form of it – a
2 years ago, sitting around a campfire at Dance Camp East, a new friend told me he was going to spend 2 weeks at a Sexuality Festival. What’s that? I nodded and smiled, but inside I was baffled. Why would people need to go and celebrate sexuality in such an overt way? I just didn’t get it. The flow of life The banner for the Sexuality Gathering Roll on 2 years and I’ve just spent