Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in Stroud.
Introductory courses held throughout the year. Tel: (01503) 250767 · email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.Resonance.org.uk
Thu 6 - AQUARIUS SEVERN SOCIAL EVENING. Join astrologers for a
D’Angelo, musician, sound healer and author. 10am-5pm, £35, Isbourne Holistic Centre, Cheltenham, Tel. (01242) 254321, www.isbourne.org
terials extra, £10-20 depending on projects. For beginners and improvers. At Hawkwood (see December 4th). www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
drink, chat and optional meal at The Norwood Arms, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, 6.30pm. www. aquariussevern.com
Fri 7 to Sun 9 - SILVER JEWELLERY MAKING with Steve O’Keeffe.
make willow and wire decorations to take home. 6.30-9.00pm. £20 includes mince pie and hot drinks, plus all materials and instruction by Norah Kennedy and Michelle Watling. At Hawkwood College, Stroud, GL6 7QW. Tel: (01453) 759034 Website: www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
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Learn soldering, forging, stone setting and polishing and take home several completed items. Residential single £221, shared £191. Non-residential (inc. meals) £151. Ma-
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meditative, led by Kris Lee. Friends’ Meeting House, Warwick Place, Cheltenham 7-9pm. (01451) 822438
Tue 4 - FESTIVE CRAFTS. Come and
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Sun 9 - CIRCLE DANCES FROM MANY TRADITIONS, both enlivening and
Mon 3 - THE PEACE CHIEFS, Tim
‘Mac’ Macartney, author of Finding Earth, Finding Soul, evokes a vision of society that’s environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling. 7-9pm, £13, Isbourne Holistic Centre, Cheltenham, Tel.(01242) 254321, www.isbourne.org
Residential single £286, shared £256. Non-residential (inc. meals) £216. At Hawkwood (see December 4th). www. hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Sat 1 - TUNING THE CHAKRAS THOUGH SOUND, with James
Sun 16 - WINTER WELLNESS EVENT
Fri 14 to Sun 16 - HEART OF THE HEARTH: Preparing for a peace-
10am -5pm. Various therapy stalls talks and demonstrations. iQuest speaker Kevan Manwaring. At Forest Oak Farm, Lydney. Tel. (01594) 563210, Forest of Dean.
ful Solstice with John and Caitlín Matthews. How to cleanse and bless your hearth and nourish your household. A winter gathering with spirit!
FRI 21 - WINTER SOLSTICE SPIRAL.
Walking a path symbolising completion of the old year and stepping towards the new. Children (accompanied) 3.30-5.00pm (£2); Adults 5.009.30pm (£5) All donations to charity. At Hawkwood (see December 4th). www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Thu 6 – AWAKENING, Author and
teacher Becky Walsh explores how awakenings happen, how to create them and how we might be able to stay awake in the sleeping world. 7.309pm, £10, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Dec 3).
e are all intuitive, the question is: how to access that intuition and what form to give it?
For over 16 years I have developed the art of Intuitive Storytelling. When I begin to tell a story, I see vivid scenes in my mind’s eye and hear clear cues from an inner voice, which together lead me step by step through the story. I never at any moment know what is coming next, and the stories flow best when I simply describe everything that is coming to me, no matter how nonsensical or outrageous. Those moments, when I am quite sure I am talking nonsense, usually turn out to be the most powerful, for in essence this work is the practice of getting out of the way, and allowing oneself to be a vehicle for something wider and deeper to express itself. I have always felt that storytelling should evoke the mysterious powers that move our lives, to bring alive what is most beautiful and most hidden in life. My website, Stories of the Journey Home, features a monthly podcast and contains over 70 of the best stories that I have told for adults. I also have a deep longing that children hear stories that are inspiring and em-
powering, whispering of the infinite potential that they are born with. Since becoming a father, I have told hundreds of stories at my children’s bedside, the very best of which I have put online at my website for children: Palace of Stories, which features a free monthly podcast and over 120 stories for children from ages four to twelve.
begin this work of Intuitive Storytelling for themselves, in weekend workshops and longer retreats.
Everyone can extemporise, even my young children can create rambling stories on the spot. What I teach people is to begin to listen to their inner voice, and to notice the images in their mind’s eye when they invite a story. I have been amazed to see people You can also follow opening up to an both sites on Faceinner relationship book and Twitter. Intuitive storyteller Leo Sofer in this way. Yes, I And for the last few believe creativity years I have been teaching people how to can be a conscious collaboration between
Regular Thursday evening talks, twiceyearly day workshops. Graham: (01242) 228796
BIODANZA. Joyful expressive dance to
inspiring music. No partner or experience required. For details contact Victoria: 07968 100555, victoria@biodanzadance. co.uk, www.biodanzadance.co.uk
CHELTENHAM HEALING GROUP Healing and Support: 1st & 3rd Mondays monthly. 7.30-9.00pm. Isbourne Foundation, 2 Wolseley Terrace, Chelt. Contact Alison: (01242) 621152 or Sue: (01242) 662824 CHELTENHAM DOWSERS First Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm, The Exmouth Arms, 167 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Guests/new members welcome. Contact: (01242) 570 387 or www.cheltenhamdowsers.org INFINITE TAI CHI AND CHI KUNG.
Classifieds GENERATE A GOOD INCOME & CHANGE LIVES with Accredited Meditation Teacher
Training. Cotswolds based. Learn how to run corporate & private meditation sessions. www. pathwaytopower.co.uk Tel: 0800 634 3320
Cheltenham AQUARIUS SEVERN ASTROLOGY SOCIETY.
A recent workshop participant said of her experience: “The workshop with Leo was fantastic! I´m not an experienced storyteller, but I learned so many useful things at the workshop. I was amazed that I was able to tell stories that made sense, after just one day. I have also used these techniques in an intuitive music concert, and in my writing process, and they have worked great!” Marianne Jørgense, Singer, Norway. Leo will be leading a workshop in Intuitive Storytelling in Stroud, on February 9th and 10th. For details of this, and all Leo’s work, see www.leosofer.com
GATEKEEPER TRUST LOCAL GROUP Healing NLP/EFT MONTHLY PRACTICE MORNINGS.
All NLP and EFTers welcome, regardless of School, wanting to hone their skills. Contact Kim for details: email email@example.com or visit www.integralnlp.co.uk.
QIGONG. Regular monthly qigong class with Daverick Leggett. A simple and profound practice for self-healing. No experience necessary. Saturdays 10am-4pm. Contact Chaya: (01242) 571285 WHITE DRAGON TAI CHI CLASS Thurs-
days at 7.30pm, Christ Church Sports Centre, Arle Road, Cheltenham. Other nights available. (01452) 540657, www. whitedragon.co.uk
Forest of Dean
Springbank Resource Centre Tuesday 10.30–11.30am, Charlton Kings Library Tuesday 6.30–7.30pm, Wednesday 1.30–2.30pm. www.taichicheltenham. com. Phone Gillian: (01242) 248663
MEDITATION CLASSES: morning, afternoon or evening, at Uniqueness Therapy Room, Bream. £5.00. Tel (01594) 563210, m: 07985 100310, email firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDITATION GROUP. Small, friendly group
meets on Thursday evenings on Leckhampton Road, 7.30 to 9pm. Sessions include brief instruction and recorded talks from renowned Buddhist teachers. Ring (01242) 514280 for details.
ourselves and our inner wisdom. This requires what I call an emotional honesty, a compassionate allowing of what gets evoked in us when we put ourselves on the line creatively. When we approach our experience with an attitude of welcome and tenderness, we feel safe to open up to everything that is there, including the still, small voice of our intuition. In that stillness, that tender space of allowing, the stories can unfold.
MONTHLY SHAMANIC JOURNEY CIRCLE. SHAMANIC SUNDAY MORNINGS (10.30-
12.30). First Sunday of each month in Blakeney - journeying circle and group chat. £5 includes tea. (01594) 541850. Email: info@ mandypullen.co.uk. www.mandypullen.co.uk
WHITE DRAGON TAI CHI CLASS Mondays 7pm, Berryhill (The Hut), Lakers Road. Other nights available. (01452) 540657, www.whitedragon. co.uk
Gloucester THE JOY OF SINGING IN COMMUNITY.
It is fun & uplifting; no previous experience necessary. Dawn Chorus: Monday 9.15-10.45am @ Brockworth Community Centre. Guildhall Community Choir: Tuesday 19.30-21.00 @ Guildhall Gloucester. Teatime Choir: Wednesday 16.15-17.45 @ Hucclecote Community Centre. Free taster session. FFI ring Monika (01453) 766484; email@example.com
WHITE DRAGON TAI CHI CLASS Fridays at 7.30pm, Christ Church (in the church), Brunswick Square, Montpellier Road, Gloucester. (01452) 540657, www.whitedragon.co.uk. Other nights available.
Malvern ART FROM WITHIN. ‘Explore yourself through
art’ regular group and individual sessions. For details call Ann (01684) 575095,www. artfromwithin.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org
the Earth, Healing Ourselves. Regular walks, meetings, pilgrimages in Three Counties area. Fiona Hopes: (01684) 892533
WHEEL OF LIFE CENTRE. Yoga: 10am-12md Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-2.30pm Wednesday, 7-9pm Tuesday and Thursday. Contact Alix Jones, (01886) 833826. Pilates Tuesday 10am. Contact Liz Batty, 07790 567790. Malvern Sangha, Buddhist service Wednesday 7-30pm. Contact Fiona and Kaspa, 07900 605055. Weight management class: Thursday 11am-12.30pm. Contact Jennie Sheringham, (01684) 565586. Interfaith Services: 2nd Sunday of the month, 10.30am. Contact Lionel Shorestone, (01684) 560098
Stroud & District CIRCLE DANCING, fortnightly, Horsley Village Hall, GL6 0PT. Thursday evenings, £5.00. Drop-in class, beginners welcome. Healing, transforming, relaxing, fun! Contact Hazel: (01453) 834125, email@example.com
SACRED DANCE, 5 RHYTHMS: Weekly with Dawn Morgan, Monday evenings @ Stroud GL5 1BN, £8 conc. £12 or £50 for 5 (not necessarily consecutive). Contact Dawn: 01453 750608, firstname.lastname@example.org. www. shapeshift.co.uk STROUD SPIRITUALIST CHURCH: Lansdown,
Stroud. Est. 1978. Spiritual Healing Mon. 2.00pm, Open Circle Thurs. 7.30pm, Clairvoyance Fri. 7.30pm, Sunday service 6.30pm. All are welcome.
WHITE DRAGON TAI CHI CLASS Wednesdays at 7.30pm, Paganhill Hall, Mathew’s Way, Stroud. Other nights available. (01452) 540657, www.whitedragon.co.uk means the advertiser has requested no ‘cold calling’ by other publications. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the publishers. Email email@example.com
Mon 28 - ‘HOW TO BECOME A MONEY MAGNET’ Coach and author
of Money Magnet Mindset MarieClaire Carlyle shares how to clear the biggest obstacle you have to attracting more wealth. 7-9pm, £10/£13, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Jan 6).
10-week course with Jo-Anne Hale to improve balance and bone density. Tailored exercises, small group. Mondays 12-1pm, £90, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Jan 6).
This day is a chance to be tutored on some favourite Hawkwood dishes with the added thrill of cooking under pressure for real guests! No experience necessary. £57. At Hawkwood (see Jan 11th). www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Sat 26 - LOVING WHAT IS. The Work
Friends’ Meeting House, Warwick Place, Cheltenham 7-9pm. (01451) 822438
Mon 21 - HAWKWOOD COOKERY.
The Aquarius Severn committee look back at their forecast for 2012 and forward to what the patterns in the heavens foretell for 2013. All welcome. Aquarius Severn, 8-10pm, 2 Wolseley Terrace, Oriel Road, Cheltenham. www.aquariussevern.com / Graham: (01242) 228796
of Byron Katie is a process that clears the mind. It is so simple that anyone with an open mind can do it. It is radical and life-changing and it really works. £65 including lunch. At Hawkwood (see Jan 11th). www. hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Mon 14 - ACTIVE BALANCE, new
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Feb 2 - ‘HOLISTIC CARE FOR ENERGY WORKERS’ course for health care pro-
artistic skill needed, materials are provided. 7-9:30 pm, £15, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Jan 6).
fessionals and natural therapy practitioners who wish to care for their own energy, thus enhancing their work with others. 9.45am-4.30pm, £60, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Jan 6).
Wed 9 - HEALING WITH THE ARCHANGELS PART ONE, 8-week
course with Kelly Peacey. Wisdom, techniques, meditation. Wednesdays 7-9 pm, £8/£56, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Jan 6).
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Thu 3 – ‘2013 - THE YEAR AHEAD’.
Thu 17 - ASTROLOGY TALK. 8-10pm, Fri 11 to Sun 13 - MADRIGAL SINGING. What better way to start
Roberts. Tuesdays 6-7pm, £8/£35, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Jan 6).
healing, information and advice. Workshop with shaman Mandy Pullen. 10am-5pm, £45, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Jan 6). the new year than getting inside some of the most exquisite examples of vocal chamber music ever conceived. Residential single £265; shared £235. Non-residential £190. At Hawkwood College, Stroud, GL6 7QW. Tel: (01453) 759034 Website: www. hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Holgate. Get fitter, look better and feel happier using coaching and NLP techniques. 10am-4pm, £49, Isbourne Holistic Centre (see Jan 6). taster session at The Isbourne Cheltenham, 7pm. www.tobynegus. com. See advert.
Sun 20 - CIRCLE DANCES TO AWAKEN US INTO THE NEW YEAR, led by Kris Lee.
Sun 27 - LEARN THE SHAMAN’S JOURNEY for Cheltenham. For details see www.aquariussevern. com / Graham: (01242) 228796 (See Jan 3).
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ACUPUNCTURE Jennie Sheringham M.B.Ac.C., M.A.R., R.G.N. Women’s Health, Cosmetic Facial Acu., Reflexology.
(01989) 566214 (01242) 584140
Wheel of Life Centre, Malvern (01684) 565586 Oakwell Health, Cheltenham GL53 8EX 078500 64684 Web: www.jenniesheringham.co.uk
Dip. A.T., M.B. Inst. A.E.T., B.C.M.A.
ALLERGY TESTING / THERAPY Lynn Hall
Ross-on-Wye: Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre:
(01453) 450713 / 07754 182 082 firstname.lastname@example.org www.milliewoodswanepoel.com
Millie Wood Swanepoel Fur, Feather, Skin & Scale All Welcome. Stroud, Dursley, Bristol: Email: Web:
Graham Boston Cert. N.L.P., Author: ‘Astrology, A Beginner’s Guide’
(01453) 882700 http://stroudcounselling.com
Evan Bond M.A. Psychology, Chartered Member C.I.P.D., M.B.A.C.P. Buddhist Psychology, Transpersonal, Psychodynamic Stroud and Cirencester areas: email@example.com
Gail M. Gill M.B.A.C.P., C.P.C.A.P. Dip Therapeutic Counsellor. Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Therapy. Heathville Osteopathic Clinic, Gloucester, Town House Clinic, Chelt.: (01242) 525121 / 07791 106828 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.gailgill.co.uk
07970 746334 email@example.com
Jennifer Horsfall Dip Gestalt Therapy, M.B.A.C.P Gestalt Counsellor and Wellbeing Coach. Stroud and Cheltenham: www.jenniferhorsfall.co.uk
PAST LIFE THERAPY Erin Venn D.P..L.T., M.P.L.T.A. ‘Connecting with our past enlightens our future’. Stroud. 07747 112263 Web: www.erinvennpsychicmedium.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PSYCHIC READINGS/COUNSELLING Johanna Gloucester
Erin Venn D.P..L.T., M.P.L.T.A. 1to1 Readings, Platform dems, Development Tutor. Stroud. 07747 112263 Web: www.erinvennpsychicmedium.co.uk Email: email@example.com
(01453) 886441 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah J Wood F.E.T. Reiki Master, S.E.N. For Clarity, Insight and Self Empowerment. Stroud Email:
(01453) 759436 / 07752 719331
PSYCHOTHERAPY Jay Ramsay M.A. (Oxon), P.G. Dip. (U.K.A.T.C.); U.K.C.P. Accr. Psychosynthesis Therapy and Healing. Stroud and London
(01242) 578234 email@example.com
Claire Seabrook B.Ed., R.C.S.T., trainee in Process Work Turn life troubles into life transformation. Cheltenham www.claireseabrook.co.uk
RECONNECTIVE HEALING / THE RECONNECTION™ Imogen Caterer Trained by Dr Eric Pearl Studied by scientists due to amazing healings. Gloucester, Distance healings (inc. animals): (01452) 501526 Web: www.GloucestershireHealing.co.uk
REIKI HEALING/TRAINING/WORKSHOPS Moira Govan Reiki Master Teacher 07448 110682 firstname.lastname@example.org
Millie Wood Swanepoel Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki master/
Gloucester Email: teacher/practitioner
(01453) 450713 / 07754 182 082 email@example.com www.milliewoodswanepoel.com
Treatments, Massage, Training. Stroud, Dursley, Bristol: Email: Web:
(01453) 886847 / 07803 085256 www.debbiefildew.co.uk
ROSEN METHOD BODYWORK Debbie Fildew M.R.S.S., Cert. Rosen Method. Wholeness and wellbeing through touch. Cheltenham, Stroud. firstname.lastname@example.org
SHAMANIC HEALING Mandy Pullen One to One Shamanism, Workshops and Groups Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire: (01594) 54185 email@example.com www.mandypullen.co.uk
(01453) 731226 07814 891772
Allison Priestman Dip. Embodied-Relational Therapy Counsellor, Body Psychotherapist, Supervisor. Stroud, Brimscombe. www.allisonpriestman.co.uk
(01242) 578234 www.claireseabrook.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Seabrook B.Ed., R.C.S.T., trainee in Process Work Discover gentle touch for healing and growth. Cheltenham Web: Email:
(01453) 450713 07754 182 082 email@example.com www.milliewoodswanepoel.com
Millie Wood Swanepoel R.C.S.T. Animal Communication, Reiki Master. Bristol, Gloucester, Stroud, Dursley, Bristol: Email: Web:
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (E.F.T.) Facilitator, Psych-K®,
Gabriella Burgess Member of A.A.M.E.T., E.F.T. level 3, Advanced
07970 819164 firstname.lastname@example.org www.quantum-transformation.eu
Practitioner of Energy Psychology, Matrix Reimprinting. Cheltenham Email: Web:
Jayne Burke M.T.I., L.C.I.C., M.A.R., B.C.T., C.H.S.V.A.,
(01242) 621494 email@example.com www.jayneburke.com
Holistic Massage, Indian Head, Block Clearance etc.
B.S.Y.A. Arom., B.S.Y.A. Sp.I., B.S.Y.A. S.Heal., L.C.I.
Walnut Cottage, Toddington, Email: Web:
(01452) 530814 077577 15320
Toby Negus Dip (S.A.C.) Life Coaching Advanced Level 4 Cheltenham, Bristol, www.tobynegus.co.uk
B.A. (Hons), B.Ed., Cert.Art, Post-Grad. Psychosynthesis
MANDALA THERAPY Counselling, M.B.A.C.P.
(01453) 790825 www.healingtheheart.co.uk
Revealing and Healing. Private and Group Sessions. Stroud, Bristol, Cheltenham: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.isbourne.org 07515 538650 www.lloydgee.co.uk
Lloyd Gee Naturopathic Diploma, Dip. Herbal Medicine, M.U.R.H.P. Herbalist, Asyra Health Balancing & Nutrition The Isbourne Holistic Centre, Central Cheltenham. Mobile: email@example.com
SHAMANIC HEALING continued
(01684) 897755 www.windsoftheeast.com
Emma Savage Healing the Light Body Graduate, Four Winds Certified Inka Medicine Wheel Instructor.
One-to-One, Workshops & Ceremonies Wye Valley, Chepstow, Forest of Dean: 07845 933860 Web: www.maxinesmillie.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(01386) 834319/07780 794081 email@example.com www.katebird.co.uk
SPIRITUAL COMPANIONSHIP Kate Bird, Founder member, Foundation for Holistic Spirituality “A safe space to talk about your spiritual life” Evesham: Email: Web:
(01453) 883560 www.mindfulness-west.com
STRESS MANAGEMENT Terry Pilchick Mindfulness, (MBSR) For Stress, For Life. Stroud, Cheltenham. Web:
TAI CHI Gillian Clarke Hill Qualified Tai Chi Instructor (Jason Chan) Cheltenham: www.taichicheltenham.com