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Dear  friend,

After attending Passionately Alive you know how beautiful and wonderful your life is when you live with an open heart. And you’ve got a sense of how much fuller and brighter it can still become.

Now I invite you to take the next step, which is going to be a quantum leap, into our Heart Centred Living Program. This is a 5 month life transforming overhaul that will take your level of inner peace to new depths and your sense of aliveness to new heights!

Would you just love to:

• Open your heart fully, come alive and shine
• Fall in love with the person you are
• Get the clarity you need to achieve your dreams
• Find your passion and express your unique gifts to the world
• Feel more confident and enthusiasm to move forward in your life
• Feel more peaceful and contended in yourself
• Have more energy and vitality
• Connect heart to heart more deeply with others
• Create a Passionate Loving Relationship
• Live more from your heart with ease and grace 

NICHOLAS THAILAND 2013 smallIf you answered YES to the questions above, and you would like to live your passion, inspire others, give your greatest gift to the world – YOU – and make a difference, then I’m here to tell you it’s absolutely possible.

There has never been a better time to create the life of your dreams!

Today, I live a truly blessed life: I’m the husband to a beautiful wife, father of two great kids, living in 7 acres of beautiful rainforest, doing what I love while helping to make the world a better place.

I’ve dedicated my life to helping people discover their authentic voice of leadership so they can create more passion, fulfillment, and purpose in their lives. There comes a time when you feel the undying urge to shed the cloud of past emotional baggage, open your heart fully to life and move forward boldly and courageously.

Since I began my heart opening journey in 1988, ‘spirit’ has continually lifted and guided me forward. I have now been working for over twenty years full-time as a Heart Coach and have travelled the globe three times paying my way ‘doing sessions’.

As they say, “when the student is ready the teacher appears.”

Is this your time?

And now, after 20 years of research and development and much deep reflection, we are very excited to birth a new level of evolution in personal development trainings: Thrive Living Program


You will transform your life in these ways

  • Increased energy
  • Decreased stress
  • A freeness of expression
  • A greater sense of inner connectedness
  • Feeling of confidence and personal empowerment.
  • Understanding & changing key decisions from the past
  • Clearing emotional blockages
  • Open the heart and living authentically
  • Calming the mind to find peace, happiness, and freedom
  • Resolving the feelings underlying the issues that cause problems in their lives
  • Breakthrough procrastination, frustration, anxiety and stress
  • Create deeper relationships
  • Increase health and wellbeing
  • Find inner peace
  • Harness the inner power to achieve goals with greater ease and flow.

Ready to change your life now! 

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My Aim?

To use Heart Opening to help people to find peace and happiness and freedom by resolving the FEELINGS underlying the issues that cause problems in their lives: help them breakthrough procrastination, frustration, anxiety and stress, deepen relationships, increase health and wellbeing, find inner peace, happiness and achieve their goals with greater ease and flow.

Hear from our graduates:

“Thank you Nicholas for nurturing me through this course and assisting me to release the shackles of the past, which I had allowed to inhibit my personal growth. Learning to set myself free and make conscious choices about myself is liberating experience I feel so grateful to have had. Breathwork is not just a course – it is a way of life!” – Ros Stewart. “Six months ago I thought my life was falling apart. Then a friend suggested I try Breathwork. Thanks to this gentle and powerful healing process my life has never been better. I now let go of the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future. I will always be grateful to you Nicholas and Susan.” – James Davis

And if that’s not enough to convince you…

Medical doctors agree

Picture13 “I have known and worked with Nicholas and Susan de Castella for over 10 years. Over 200 of my patients during this time have reported more energy; lessening of physical pain; increased understanding of their life situation; a range of skills that can be used in all sorts of situations to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression; improved mood; improved coping skills with life stressors; more passion in their lives, and hence, improved relationships; finding a network of genuine friends from whom they feel support.Some of my patients attending Seminars have been particularly ill, either physically or mentally, and these patients, too, have been able to make great gains during a short time. I conclude by thoroughly recommending the range of Seminars facilitated by Nicholas & Susan de Castella. These are high quality events with the potential for changing people’s lives forever.” – Dr Andrew Horwood G.P.
Picture14 “As medical doctors you would want to benefit from their transforming work for yourself and of course your patients. I have found Nicholas and Susan to be heartfelt beings who practice what they preach and in doing so have that special quality of authentic and infectious teaching by example. Both are well experienced healing processes, which as a holistic practitioner for more than 25yrs. I know it as essential for my patients to access in order to regain wellness. Whether facilitated in individual sessions or in groups, patients will get help for the emotional and mental dimensions of their symptoms, which most GPs have no time to delve into; whether it is depression, chronic fatigue, asthma, degenerative illness of all kinds. Your patients will be thankful for Nicholas and Susan’s help.” – Dr Margaret Ngu G.P.
Picture15“I have attended Passionately Alive, Manhood and Relationship. I have found them helpful and inspiring. I recommend my patients to attend. In fact I believe emotional and heart centred work is essential for personal growth and healing. I recommend these workshops to anyone with chronic disease, relationship problems, emotional crisis and those wanting to avoid these.” – Dr Peter Johnston G.P.

Become a More Open Hearted Person

This may be the opportunity you have been looking for to gain greater skills in being the person you long to be and creating a life you love. We can help you to harness your inner power and achieve even their wildest dreams like never before. They motivate, energize and inspire! No other program comes close to delivering the all-around amazing experience of breathwork training.

The program is conducted with a strong and loving group of people who are committed to both their own growth and to supporting that of others. The program offers an intense transformational process over a five month period. It is the perfect opportunity for you to enrich the quality of your life, experience major shifts forward in your personal level of awareness, effectiveness and love.

See a Review of the Program Highlights over 17 years…





5 Heart Centred Living Modules:

  • ALCHEMY – Create Your Vision for your Ideal Life
  • EMPOWERMENT – Claiming your place here on Earth
  • OPEN HEART WOMAN – Women’s Honouring
  • OPEN HEART MAN – Men’s Honouring
  • POWER OF VULNERABILITY – Loving Relationships
  • RADICAL BREAKTHROUGHS – Spiritual awakening

The core of the Training is attendance at five Heart Opening 3 1/2 day residential Modules. The training is highly experiential since it is the quality of our presence that is the major factor that creates the field for healing to happen in. Each module builds on the one before so that this becomes an life transforming journey of ever deepening heart opening and reconnection to the innate goodness at the core of your being. Attendance at Passionately Alive is a prerequisite for attendance in Heart Centred Living Training Program. Here is an outline of each module:

Module 1: ALCHEMY

Create  Your Ideal Life

5 Steps to Create Your Ideal Life

1. Create a crystal clear vision for your life
2. Clear the blocks us from receiving goodness and cultivate Grace
3. Cultivate the heart states to manifest what you want
4. Practice Wealth Creation Principles
5. Align your mind, body and heart to achieve what you want

Heart Qualities Cultivated: Enthusiasm, Generosity, Gratitude, Mystery

Topics covered include:

  • Metaphysical Training: Manifesting Your Own Life
  • The Power of the Mind, Affirming Universe Exercise
  • Beyond Judgments, Comparisons and Expectations
  • The transformation of Pain and Suffering Struggle into Joy and Ease
  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  • Healing Shame & Emotional Release Processing
  • Breathing Skills – Healing through the Breath
  • Setting goals from your heart
  • Heart Manifesting
  • Effortless Flow: Achieving with ease and grace

Picture3 “The best part was… achieving a steadily increasing bank balance and a system that enables this to continue. The biggest thing I got out of it is the realisation that I am the creator of my reality, and visibility of the patterns that in the past kept me playing small… plus the tools to work with these realisations and implement them practically in my life. Everyone needs to do this important work.” – Rod Schofield

“The best part was illuminating areas of my life that I was able to create what I wanted and areas that I was stuck. It provided a space to evaluate where I was and where I wanted to be with a path to get there. The biggest thing I got out of it is how my money attitude is playing out in my life and allowing myself to receive more cash flow when I needed it. It involved being more proactive and asking for what I wanted.” – Anne Hubbard

“The best part was…playing the money game! The biggest thing I got out of it is…learning about scarcity vs abundance paradigm and acknowledging my role in creating the environmental problems of the world. I continue to work on this as an award winning conservationists.” – Jean Thomas

Inner Child Healing

Freedom from childhood conditioning 

Program: 5 Steps to Become Empowered

Freedom from childhood conditioning
1. Clear stuck/struggle birth patterns
2. Individuate: End Enmeshment/Isolation
3. Release Authority Disapproval Syndrome
4. Claim your own authority: Ending mystified parental projection 5. Live Congruently. Get out of Drama

Heart Qualities Cultivated: Peace, Acceptance, Gentleness, Compassion, Innocence

Topics covered include:

  • Conception, Womb & Birth Effects on Personality
  • Birth Exercise
  • Order of Emotions – a Map for Healing
  • Primal Myths and Eternal Laws
  • Inner Child Healing techniques
  • Needs and Developmental Stages
  • Self Image and Self Esteem Building
  • Personality and Family Roles
  • Emotional Mastery – Feeling Healing
  • Parental Disapproval Syndrome
  • Expressing Anger Creatively – Claiming your Power
  • Addictions
  • Boundaries
  • Forgiveness Healing Guilt, Resentment and Shame
  • Healing Power of Truth
  • Making Breakthroughs – Mastery over fear
  • The Anatomy of Fear
  • Birth and Fear
  • Fear and Attack
  • High Ropes Course

Picture5Picture4 “The best part was getting over a fear of heights that had everything to do with how I previously ran my life. The biggest thing I got out of it is allowing myself to have a heap more FUN in my life which is priceless.” – Rod Schofield

“The biggest thing I got out of it is…letting go of childhood resentments and identities that no longer serve me as an adult.” – Jean Thomas

“The best part was creating a new way to be in this world, letting go of the limiting emotion around my birth patterns. The biggest thing I got out of it was being present with what is helps me to move forward with ease.” – Anne Hubbard


Program: 5 Steps to Living Courageously

1. Healing gender shame and understanding gender differences
2. Embracing the masculine and feminine in each of us
3. Clarifying your values and mission
4. Rite of passage to adulthood
5. Find self Love and Acceptance

Heart Qualities Cultivated: Peace, Acceptance, Gentleness, Compassion

Topics covered include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Mind Generated Emotion
  • Healing it with Mother and Father
  • Mothering Yourself
  • Embracing the Feminine
  • Forgiveness, Mercy & Nurturing
  • Family Dynamics
  • Embracing the Masculine
  • Fathering Yourself
  • Finding your Own Authority
  • Developing Inner Strength

Picture6“The best part was dance like there is nobody watching. “Hear me Roar” The biggest thing I got out of it is to embrace my femininity and allow myself to flow with ease and grace. Learning to be gentle with myself, dance and connect with others.” – Jodie Wirth

“The best part was spending time with self-care and feminine nurturing which has not been a regular part of my life. The biggest thing I got out of it was the ability to connect with my feminine relationships in a softer and gentler way, particularly my Mum.” – Anne Hubbard

“The biggest thing I got out of it is…heart felt connections with other amazing women. Being validated, accepted and loved for being a woman just as I am.” – Jean Thomas Picture7 “The best part was embracing the magnificence of my masculinity. The biggest thing I got out of it is realising that I’m not alone in the challenges that I face as a man, and a nurturing ceremony that needs to be included in our culture to help boys transition beutifully into manhood.” Rod Schofield

“I feel more connected to myself and others. Manhood helped me define what a man’s role in life is. What has changed for me is my marriage, relationships, I am a better father, a better friend my life is a lot happier and freer, after releasing a lot of built up sadness and anger.” Andrew Moore

“By participating in Manhood, I was given the skills to grow a greater understanding of myself and areas in my life that have been holding back my development and growth. It has given me the ability to move forward in my relationship with my partner, my family, friends and work associated. Manhood was worth every second. What has changed and will continue to change is my relationship with my mother and the relationship with my wife and daughter. The manhood experience will also change the way I am seeing and relating to myself. This in essence will change the way I approach work and deal with others. Keep the excellent work up Nicholas and Susan” Fred Ferrante

“It was a great experience to connect with a group of men with a common focus of facing our biggest challenges, pains and vulnerabilities and supporting each other to be free of all that and live from our empowered hearts. I feel deeply better about myself and have gained a new appreciation of the value of having honest open hearted relationships with my male friends and looking for ways to nurture these relationships. Thanks Nicholas for your leadership, honesty, vulnerability, friendship and support.” Sol Ramana

I believe Manhood with Nicholas is a transformative experience that needs to be done by any man. I have come into my power and truth about myself and what it really means to be me and to be able to expose myself and been seen.” Keiran Glossop


Program: 5 Steps to Harness the Power of Love

Creating Heart Centred Relationships
1. Deepen relationship – being all that you are
2. Learn to speak up for yourself
3. Connect heart to heart: Empathetic sharing
4. Communication: verbal and non-verbal
5. Uniting Love and Sexuality

Heart Qualities Cultivated: Openness, Honesty, Honouring and Empathy

Topics covered include:

  • Intimacy and Relationship Dynamics
  • Creating Loving Relationships
  • Healthy and Dysfunctional Communication Patterns
  • Warm Water Breathwork
  • Freedom from Co-dependency
  • Healing it with Siblings and Past Relationships
  • Prosperity and Abundance Programming
  • Giving and Receiving Pleasure
  • Prosperity Principles
  • Understanding the Money Game
  • Self Nurturing
  • Sacred Sexuality
  • ChannellingKundalini Energy
  • Tantric Exercises

Picture11 “The biggest thing I got out of the Loving Relationships module is..finding peace with my birth and learning to love myself more deeply. Learning about the masculine and feminine energies and how I can be more connected to those energies.” Jean Thomas

“The best part was realising we’ve really only just begun to live in our relationship, and clearing out the shame that has stifled my willingness to receive the love that’s always been there. The biggest thing I got out of it is breaking out of some very old and entrenched patterns that have been eating away at our relationship to the point where were on the brink of separation. Our relationship is now more alive than it has been for nearly 30 years.” Rod Schofield

“The best part was connecting deeper within myself and see that I had so much more potential than I had ever given myself credit for. The biggest thing I got out of it was connecting to a deeper level in the relationship with my husband, feeling more open and sharing of my experience in every moment.” Anne Hubbard


Program: 5 Steps to Awaken Your Spiritual Dimension

Radical Breakthrough – Connecting to your essence
1. Awaken to your basic goodness
2. Transcend ego encapsulation
3. Connect to your timeless nature
4. Dialogue with divine guidance
5. Cultivate inspired living

Heart Qualities Cultivated: Mystery, Wisdom, Freedom, Grace and Love

Topics covered include:

  • Living with Enthusiasm and Joy
  • Spirituality: discovering the Mystery that is You
  • The Ego and the I am
  • Clearing the ‘Unconscious Death Urge’
  • The Chakras
  • Discovering Your Purpose & Service
  • Graduation and Celebration!


Dates and Times
All modules run from 7.00pm Thursday to 5.00pm Sunday
Click Here to See Calendar for exact dates
(Plus Monday for Practitioner level)

EMPOWERMENT (Inner child ) July 
MANHOOD October 
RADICAL BREAKTHROUGHS (Spirituality) November


Your Invitation

Come and join us for this Life Transforming Journey where you get to build open hearted living into your life. 

Be the person you want to be and Create a life you love:

  • Feel whole and alive in yourself
  • Claim your voice, live your truth
  • Create passionate loving relationship
  • Find your passion and live it
  • Create a life of ease and grace
  • Grow spiritually

Early Bird Bonuses Register 2 weeks before the start and receive these great bonuses:


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Instantly gain access to your Heart Centred Living pack complete with 10 x 1 hour teachings and 20 minute meditations on heart Centred Living

Numbers are Limited

So that we can give the time and attention necessary for each participant to make quantum shifts in their life a maximum of 16 trainees are accepted at any time.

Places are already filling!

If you want to secure your place, please let us know as soon as possible.

All fees include food and accommodation for all 5 modules.
All fees are GST exempt.



Full Fee: $9,700

Early Bird Fee: $7,700 (If fully paid by 2 weeks before commencement)

Instalment Option: $200 deposit plus  instalments 


1. Click this register now link to secure your place with a $200 deposit



Heart Centred Living Highlights



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“The most powerful transformational work I’ve done –  I now experience so much more energy, peace and strength. Friends have noticed changes. Best decision I’ve made in years. Thanks Nicholas.” David Horwood

“The changes in my life after having done the Breathwork Training have been monumental.” – Ellen Henderson

“The dedicated group of people in this course provided a safe and loving space for me to learn to trust again, to open myself further into living my truth and to become more peaceful and free.” – Rene Robinson

Are YOU ready to take a quantum leap into a life of more happiness and success?

How much is it worth to you to finally live a more passionate and fulfilling life?

To finally recognize your true calling?

The CLOCK IS TICKING and it’s not too late to create the transformation you need to reach new heights of passion and fulfillment in your career, relationship, and health.

In closing… We are very much looking forward to experiencing the strength and depth of support, truth and love that will be present during the training… and long after!

Wishing you peace, love and happiness.

Warm Regards, Nicholas and Susan de Castella

P.S. If you wish to discuss your participation further please give us a call on 03 9739 8889.

About Nicholas and Susan de Castella

NIcholas & Susan Credo 2012 small 300dpi We share a passion for living to the fullest. We facilitate Heart Intelligence Trainings and private Breathwork sessions. Our work encourages us to open our hearts and reclaim our authentic self. We see heart opening as a way of living that is naturally healing and empowering. We enjoy a conscious marriage in which we pro-activly explore ways of deepening our love and support of each other. We are familiar with the challenges of maintaining a loving relationship amongst the pressures of modern life. We are married, have a four and a half year old son, ‘Charles’, and Alexander who is three years old.

About Nicholas de Castella

Picture12 Nicholas de Castella is a world authority Heart based Emotional Intelligence and creator of Heart EQ which brings joy, health, love and fulfilment through emotional healing and empowerment. He is the founder of the Core Clearing Process and Passionately Alive Seminars. His work is part of a global renaissance: re-establishing the three crucial relationships, connecting head to heart, heart to heart and heart to environment for harmony and balance. Nicholas de Castella, Director of the Institute of Heart Intelligence, has over 20 years’ experience in Emotional Intelligence Education and Breathwork Trainings. He has conducted workshops across Australia and around the world in New Zealand, USA, Canada, South Africa and England. He is the author of ‘Keys To Emotional Mastery’, and has another book in the pipework outlining his seminal work on Heart Centred Living.

About Susan de Castella

img-icon2 Susan has began practising meditation and yoga for over 18 years. Today she shares her experience as a Quantum Breathworker, Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. She has a successful practice consisting of private sessions, facilitates ‘Womehood’ Seminars and together with her husband Nicholas de Castella, conducting seminars including ‘Passionately Alive’, ‘Leela’ and ‘Quantum Breathwork’ Therapist Training. Susan has an innate ability to share her compassion, understanding and care to support her clients’ needs.

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