When I heard about The Healing Forum from my massage therapist, I immediately registered to attend. Without really knowing what it was all about, I decided to follow my instincts and just go along.
The trepidation with which I entered the event space immediately dissipated and was replaced by an overwhelming sense of serenity and knowing that I was in a safe space. That I was exactly where I needed to be. I surrendered to the experience and remained present as the day unfolded. And what an incredible day it was!
The most unique aspect of this event is that the program writes itself throughout the day. There are no set speakers, no pre-determined topics at The Healing Forum — the speakers emerge from the group of people in attendance. Real people, bravely put their hand up and nominate themselves to facilitate a workshop, share their story, or run a group discussion.
The un-conference format of The Healing Forum helps to really connect the individuals as a unified group and creates a safe, loving and respectful space for learning, sharing, interaction, reflection and transformation.
It takes courage to get up in front of a group of people to speak. Even if you’ve done it many times before, there’s butterflies in the tummy and a tiny little voice in your head called doubt. Yet, people got up anyway, felt themselves drawn to the front of the room to share a bit of themselves. It amazed me the calibre of each presenter, the power of their story, their extensive knowledge and their willingness to share, educate and inform.
For each time slot throughout the day, there were three or four different speakers — different sessions being run concurrently. And for each time slot, there was at least one session that resonated with me and that I absolutely needed to attend. I learned so much that day about body, mind and spirit, about myself and the journey I am on.
People from all walks of life were there — people of all ages, men and women, all at different stages of their “healing” journey. Everyone was made to feel welcome, and even those of us who intended to sit quietly and simply observe, were drawn in and were actively interacting with fellow attendees after the first session!
The connections I made at The Healing Forum have had a profound impact on me and my journey towards holistic health, fulfilment, happiness and higher consciousness.
Why should you go along to The Healing Forum?
If you’re intrigued by or already exploring mindfulness, spirituality, natural therapies, or energy healing this event is for you. If you’re at a crossroad in your life and need some guidance then come along with an open mind and an open heart and let the stories shared on the day inspire and move you towards your must. If you’re yearning to connect with likeminded people, to learn new things, to nurture your soul, to do something for you, or simply to explore something “different”, then make it a priority to attend the next Healing Forum.