Angela Pollard Therapies

The HEARTS process

Next workshop: May 2020

HEARTS stands for:

  • Hands-on
  • Empathy
  • Aromas/Aromatherapy
  • Relaxation
  • Textures
  • Sound

    The HEARTS Process was developed at the Neil Cliffe Centre (part of St. Ann’s Hospice) near Manchester by complementary therapist Ann Carter. Ann has run workshops for therapists and carers who work in supportive and palliative care throughout the UK and Ireland.

    It was developed in response to the needs of some clients who were unable or unwilling to receive traditional massage and other therapies to bring about relaxation and a sense of calm. Drawing on different therapeutic approaches, the HEARTS process is a gentle, hands-on, ‘in the moment’ experience which brings about profound relaxation and helps to calm the mind. It can be given wherever the person is with little preparation and uses one, some, or all of its elements.

    It can easily be taught to staff and family carers to use when needed to sooth, relax and bring comfort. The workshops are suitable for anyone in a caring role who would like to learn some very simple techniques to be used in the moment which will help to bring a sense of calm.

    The workshop offers a versatile package for working with most people, whether patients, family carers and staff. It covers a range of touch techniques and simple relaxations you can use anywhere and in a variety of situations.

    Angela is a HEARTS process teacher and can deliver the workshops in your own workplace. Contact me for further information, course dates and prices.



  • Course dates and times

    The workshop is delivered over 2 days.
    Times: 10am till 4:30pm

    The HEARTS process workshop is experiential and you will both offer and receive the HEARTS process during the 2 days.



    Dates for workshops

    This is a 2 day workshop

    Dates for 2020:
    I will be planning a workshop in May

    Venue: Kendal, Cumbria



    Please contact me if you are interested as there is a maximum of 6 people per class, so let me know as soon as possible if you would like to be added to the waiting list. Thank you.



    Feedback from some workshops

    Just wanted to say thank you for 2 lovely days training with yourself. It was one of the best training sessions that I have attended and I have had positive comments from the other girls.

    Keep up the good work.

    Heather, Nursing Home

    Angela, you have made studying at the weekend more like a mindfulness retreat! The HEARTS Process, will benefit many of my mums- to-be and hospital staff


    Jane, Midwife.





















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