Attention to the Heart awakens the Mind

What We Do


We offer workshops designed to help individuals, families and communities uncover and transform self-defeating imprints, the deep-seated beliefs that skew our perceptions and emotional experiences of reality toward distress and mistrust, keeping us in repetitive survival modes of flight, fight or freeze. Negative imprints are activated and strengthened by core emotional addictions to security, power-control, sensation and suffering. These emotional habits keep us in reactive states until we identify them, and through the practice of heart-focused mindfulness, transform their energy.

We provide trainings and offer licensing to addiction treatment centers, and certifications to addiction counselors (and caretakers in helping professions at large), in the application of the Core Emotional Addiction Model to enhance and strengthen recovery from substance and behavioral addictions, and from codependency.

We conduct research on the application of attention and intentional breathing in modulating and transmuting distressing emotional energies.

We organize conferences and seminars on the role of emotions in relationships (familial, organizational, institutional, cultural…).

Inner Journey 1
Inner Journey 2
Couples Workshop
Individualized Programs
Licensing and Certifications in the Core Addictions Model
Conference on Emotions
New Book!

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Caroline Eick and Liliane Desjardins, co-founders of the Center for Heart-Mind Coherence, have more than 65 years of clinical and educational experience combined. Their professional backgrounds include the fields of addiction treatment, family dynamics, broader social/historical perspectives of community relations, and the role of personal and social narratives in the development of individual and cultural beliefs.

© Center for Heart-Mind Coherence, 2019

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