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Nov

Deeper Listening to Polarities Within the Body

An interactive, deep-dive workshop with Sandhya Dave

What happens when we are met with opposing views, with difference, or the challenge of not being agreed with? How do the limitations of our inner landscape prevent us from true dialogue with the outer landscape? What of the relational space in-between?

This workshop provided participants with the opportunity to explore further the topic of polarities from a deeper body-heart-mind perspective. Using somatic body listening and verbal inquiry from The Diamond Approach participants were invited to become curious about the human experience of deeper listening, identity, belonging and entrenchment.

Date and time: Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 4.00pm-6pm London GMT


About Sandhya Dave

Sandhya Dave’s background is in Shiatsu Bodywork and Gestalt Psychotherapy. She has over twenty years experience as a body psychotherapist and meditation practitioner. In her private practice Sandhya specialises in birth work with babies, children and adults. Sandhya has recently begun working for Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services as a specialist trauma-informed therapist. In addition she has run clinics on mental health wards, offers workshops in communities and takes Shiatsu into schools. 

Alongside this, Sandhya works as a Diversity Consultant and Educator with Devon Development Education, where offers training to explore systemic racism and the decolonising of our minds and institutions. With The Global Centre, she delivers on their Cultural Champions programme, taking cultural diversity and anti-racism work into schools and the community.

Sandhya has worked as a focaliser for Trees for Life in Scotland, planted trees in the foothills of the Himalayas with Vriksha Mitra Saklaniji (Friend of the Trees) and been part of a core group that set up Moor Trees in Devon in 1998, looking to reforest parts of Dartmoor and have to date planted 100,000 trees. She recently co set up Devon Earth and Faith Network and organised eight conference days looking at faith and sustainability in action. Additionally, she has taken part in Extinction Rebellion non-violent protests, and is about to embark on a resilience-building project called Growing Resilient Communities in Exeter.

Sandhya is a shape-shifting mischievous goddess who likes to play! She believes in the power of stories for personal and planetary change and how sharing stories can help us to build connections, change the narratives we hold and let go of rigid beliefs held via the body. She is passionate about her offerings to create a more harmonious planet through our human connection and emotional needs being met, so that we all have a sense of belonging, guardianship and ease of being. Her ancestral roots are Indian having grown up with the ecological religion of Hinduism and the discovering of this for herself in its truest essence. Sandhya lives her life being guided by her strong principles of justice for all beings, not just humans.

Photos used with permission from Sandhya Dave


This interactive workshop follows our main In Conversation event on the theme of communication, Communicating in Times of Polarity, held on 3rd November 2020.

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