When awakening happens, the mind’s need to understand disappears into the unconditional love and acceptance of the Heart.
-Tom Thompson

Tom Thompson

Tom Thompson is a teacher of Conscious Living.
Conscious Living is an all inclusive way of life. It is based on the Enlightenment Pathways of the East and the Human Potential teachings of the West. It includes the possibility of radical awakening along with the integration of body, emotions, mind and spirit; living skillfully and effectively in this world; and being in loving, empowering relationships.
The teachings of Conscious Living are direct, obvious, and all-inclusive. There is nothing to be believed or accepted, as they are self-evident. They point to the incredible gift and mystery of life, living us here and now as we are.
In 1964, at the age of fifteen, Tom became a student of human psychology and a practitioner of the yogic pathways and enlightenment traditions. He has had the great fortune of training in depth with a number of exceptional teachers in both the enlightenment traditions and Western psychology.
While pursuing spiritual realization, Tom had many jobs in many different fields. All were important in terms of his personal growth and evolution, but the most important was working for 13 years as a mental health worker in psychiatry.
Tom has extensive training and experience in several different therapeutic modalities including hypnotherapy, transactional analysis, energy psychology, breath work and HeartMath®.
Tom has been a guest on radio and TV shows. His writings have been published in newspapers, magazines, books and his website blog. He has taught throughout the United States at ashrams, universities, Hospices, spiritual centers, hospitals, and other places.
In 1982 Tom co-founded The Woodbury Yoga Center in Connecticut where he created and taught in-depth courses on Meditation, Kundalini, The Yoga of Death and Dying, The Supreme Doctrine, The Hara Training and other subjects.
In 1990 he co-founded The Awakened Heart Center for Conscious Living in North Carolina where he continued to offer various courses and Intensives focusing on The Direct Path to Spiritual Awakening.
And in 2017 Tom began offering Satsang and Hamsa Meditation at The Yoga Garden in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
Tom is available for private consultations. Please see the page for Private Sessions.