Our inclusivity statement
We celebrate and honour diversity. We believe every human has the right to choose how they identify and express themselves as an individuals regardless of the gender they were assigned at birth. We welcome LGTBQ+ people and offer various events in our program that are suitable for everyone regardless of gender, sexual expression, or identity.
Alongside this we also offer private couples’ work for all types of couples no matter your orientation or identity. Our courses for cis women are defined as people born with vulvas who identify as women. Our couples group courses are designed for heterosexual couples and welcome all aspects of sexual expression.
Please contact us if you would like more clarity or to know which workshops are suitable for you.
Feminine and Masculine principles
We use the language of ‘Feminine and Masculine’ in some of our work as a way to point to energetic forces existing in all life including humans regardless of our gender or sexual expression. We understand that these 2 words can have a strong cultural connotation and association of a binary view of life. This is not how we use them, we understand that there are more than 2 forces at play in the universe.
We are working towards finding different and new language that supports the changes we seek to see in the world.
In the meantime, if you join any of our workshops you will need to hold in your awareness the above of how we use language and ensure that you feel comfortable working within this framework of so as not to experience it as counterproductive while working with us
We do not set ourselves up to pretend to know or understand what it might be like for a person who does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth or the cultural norm. We also would not present ourselves as experienced facilitators for a non-binary people and what they may need in terms of support.
Instead we come with a willingness, a welcoming, a listening and humility to learn and to embrace the changes needed in our society. We are open to helping if we can and learning as we go. We are always doing our best to meet the different needs of people while recognising our own limitations at this point.
Racism and diversity
We are committed to actively and on-goingly doing what it takes personally to not be silent and/or complicit in systemic racism, culturally and globally. We are aware of the white privilege we hold as facilitators and that the spiritual community and personal development world is by and large dominated by white privilege. We are committed to changing this and we recognise that change in our world cannot happen if only part of the whole is represented and voiced.
We also recognise that BIPOC may not have the financial resources that white privilege gives and we would not want any BIPOC to be prevented from attending our workshops if that was a preventative factor. Please get in touch if this is the case for you.
We are aware that we can always do more and that it’s a lifetime work, not just a current fashion. Things we are doing on an ongoing basis….
~ Continually educating ourselves and staying aware of the issue
~ Offering a financial support when we can for BIPOC to attend events we run.
~ Developing long-term infrastructure to ensure we’re an anti-racist organisation.
~ Working with Me and White Supremacy workbook by Layla Saad
~ Being a member of a peer leadership group whose aim is to be diverse in its membership, actively exploring the dismantling of racism and issues of diversity
~Speaking up on behalf of POC when it arises either in our workshop or in life.
We do our very best to include and work with physical disability, both visible and invisible (both Jewels and Mark have invisible disabilities) Our online event may be more accessible to those with disabilities. For the in-person workshops it’s more challenging as the land at EarthHeart is wild forest and this wild untouched nature is what holds the work and is a key aspect.
This means that sadly it’s not suitable for wheelchair users or people who cannot walk more than approx 100 metres without assistance. We don’t have the funds to be able to develop the land to create more options at the moment, but hopefully at some point we will. Meanwhile we are always willing to do what we can and if we can make it possible do please feel welcome to ask.
Mental Health accessibility
The work we offer is not suitable to people who experience any of the following: learning difficulties, mental health challenges, or for people taking prescribed medications such as antidepressants and anti-psychotics, or medications for ADHD and bipolar disorder. It is also not suitable for people working with extreme trauma. If you have any questions do please feel welcome to contact us and ask questions about your personal needs.