What is Big Heart Healing?

Big Heart Healing is an approach to personal discovery, exploration, and healing that begins with the recognition that we are already completely Whole just as we are.  This state of Wholeness, or Oneness, is our true nature, and our identification as an isolated, disconnected, and separate "self" is the source of seeking and suffering.  This realization of our Essential Nature provides a spaciousness from which we can take an honest look at our limited self and move forward on our healing journey.  Big Heart Healing uses a variety of modalities including the Big Mind/Big Heart process, meditation, and somatic practices to facilitate the process of personal growth, healing past wounds, and changing patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. Through workshops, retreats, and individual sessions, Dr. Paul Thielking utilizes what he has learned in his 20+ years as a psychiatrist and Big Mind/Zen student to help us awaken our minds and open our hearts to the full experience of life as authentic, unique beings in the world. 

What is the Big Mind/Big Heart Process?

Big Mind/Big Heart is a process created by Zen master Genpo Merzel Roshi as a skillful means to share Zen teaching. The Big Mind/Big Heart process integrates wisdom from Zen Buddhism with techniques from a psychotherapy process called Voice Dialogue, developed by Hal and Sidra Stone. The Big Mind/Big Heart process is intended to help participants transcend limiting self-concepts to experience their true nature and explore their deepest sense of meaning and purpose in life.  Big Mind/Big Heart is compatible with any faith, and participation does not require any experience with Zen.

Big Mind Website

Voice Dialogue website