NICHOLAS DE CASTELLA
The Institute of Heart Intelligence has grown out of my inner search for a richer, fuller and more satisfying life. I have spent much of the last twelve years working with the healing power of the breath, traveling the globe, presenting his work and researching the latest emotional clearing and empowerment techniques.
I am the Founder of the Australian Breathwork College, a Quantum Breathwork Trainer, a Quantum Process Practitioner and trained in John Bradshaw’s ‘Non-shaming’ Therapy. I have been working in personal development for fourteen years. During this time I have facilitated private sessions, weekly group meetings and Emotional Mastery Programs around Australia, in New Zealand, USA, Canada, South Africa and England.
In my youth I was an international class distance runner. I spent four years at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Yes, I have a brother, Robert, who is also a famous marathon runner. I have represented Australia in four World Cross Country Running Championships. In 1983 I recorded the tenth fastest marathon ever run by an Australian in a time of 2 hours 15 minutes.
Whilst in Canberra I completed his Bachelor of Architecture. In 1987 I received a distinction for my thesis on the relationship between Quantum Physics and Architecture. This thesis seeded my departure from a Western, Cartesian philosophy to a more holistic approach to life.
In 1988 I attended a personal transformation seminar to heal myself of ‘chronic fatigue’ and to get my athletic career back on track. I learned to access inner powers, heal my body, release the struggle from life, and I started to run faster than ever on less training. From that time I have attended numerous trainings on enhancing full human potential.
In 1992, after working as an architect for six years I made a major career change. Following my heart to work full time in personal development.
I believe in the innate goodness and innocence of humanity. That we are all doing the best we can to find and express love with the skills and experience available. Through my I see that many people today are living in pain caused by the suppression of their emotions. I encourage individuals to connect with, accept and express their true feelings. This brings immediate healing and a deepened connection with the truth of who we are.
I currently teach Meditation, Breathwork Practitioner Trainings, Heart Mastery Seminars and Relationship Skills.
My major goal is to teach about open hearted living and to facilitate the realisation of the beauty and power that is available to each of us when we open our hearts.