Hearts on Fire
Hosted by Firewalking International
Come along for a very special Firewalk celebrating the heart, love and Firewalking!
Firewalking with someone you love, a friend, significant other, or family member is an incredibly powerful experience. An experience that bonds the connection between two people, and one that will never be forgotten. Research shows that when people undergo a ceremony or ritual together, especially one deemed to be extreme, the connection between them grows stronger.
There was research conducted by scientists who attached portable heart monitors to Firewalking participants as well as those who had gathered to watch them. The crowd of spectators consisted of people who had no connection to the Firewalkers, as well as relatives.
As you would expect, when the Firewalkers stepped on to the red hot coals their heart rates spiked with fear and excitement. What you may not have expected is that the heart rates of their spouses, lovers and family member also spiked. At exactly the same time!
People unrelated to the Firewalkers showed no such spike, indeed, they didn’t experience any change in their heart rates at all. This tells us that the “shared heart rate” is a phenomenon that occurs between people who are already emotionally connected.
The researchers believe that Firewalking promotes social bonding via shared biological states. Previous studies show that dances and some religious services create the same feeling of group bonding, however this research shows that people can share the same physical sensations (shared heart rate) even when they are not moving as one. This is called synchronised arousal.
Other studies have shown that when people take part in extreme rituals they show and express more compassion, generosity and compassion.
This heart focused Firewalk will take place at Gortinessey School House, just outside Pettigo, Donegal. It will begin at 5.00pm and end around 11.00pm. A light supper is provided and limited accommodation is available.
This is your chance to live a heartfelt experience with a loved one.
PLUS! This Firewalk is part of the worldwide celebration of Firewalking on Firewalk Day. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people will be walking on Fire in countries all over the world.
Families are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.
£50 per person.
Additional family members beyond 2, charged at £25 per person.
If this event is simply not affordable for you, please contact us and we will do our best to help you be there.
There is limited accommodation available in the School House which can be booked at £25 per person per night. Please email us with your requirements and we will confirm availability.
A family comes in many shapes and sizes, and in the interest of fairness, we have a few rules. For us, a Family is parent(s)/carer(s)/partner(s) and kids. This event is designed to give the core family an empowering experience at a reasonable rate. The benefits for each family member, individually and collectively, far out way the investment. Please don’t pair up with other families just to save a few pounds. If we believe this is happening, you will be asked to leave without a refund. Sorry if this sounds harsh, as stated, we are trying to make this affordable as possible for people and we are giving a lot in return. We hope you understand.
Times: 4.00pm – 11.00pm
Location: Donegal, Ireland