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Introduction to Healing Workshop


Introduction to Healing Workshop Saturday May 6th 2017 with June Carlisle and Liz Weir. 

The day will include an introduction to meditation, sensing energy, Chakra balancing and healing practice. All enquiries to June Carlisle or Liz Weir 07814595724. Venue Ovington, times 10am-4.30pm, cost £45.00.


Understanding the Language of Your Symptoms – Workshop with Dr Brenda Davies -Saturday June 17th 2017 at Newton and Bywell Community Hall, Newton, NE43 7UL

For more information, please see the Events page of this website


Mind, Body Spirit and Wellbeing Event 2016 – standholders

Shona Duthie – wooden carvings

Barbara Palliser – tarot reader and astrologer  –

Divine Light –  Aura Photography –

The Holistic Hut – taster Kinesiology and Crystal treatments . Crystals, essential oils, incense, Himalayan sea salts, natural soy candles and Aura sprays. .

Edwin Courtenay and Andrew Helme – books, crystals, CDs, cards, jewellery, spiritual crafts.

Denise Jacques – crystals and handmade crystal jewellery.

Honeyliscious – bee products

Vera Burini – handmade crystal and gemstone jewellery.

Vivien Hartill – tarot reader

Pat Smith – psychic art

Neal’s Yard Organics –natural organic health and beauty products

Fiona  McGee – Indian Head Massage

Bridget Enever – Bowen Technique, Emmett Technique

Richard Cuthbert – psychic medium

Beth Kelly – tarot reader

Wellfield Therapies – – Bach flower remedies, mini consultations available

Keith Chaston – handmade pyramids and carvings

Forever Living – Aloe Vera products‎

Northumberland Cancer Support Group –

Steven Brown – Nutritionist

Dominic Cleary –  Shiatsu, Tai Chi Qigong

Laura Napran – Writing for Wellbeing

Northumbria Healers –

Audrey-Gail Parkin – Homeopath

Andrene Wilson – Numerologist

Mind, Body, Spirit and Wellbeing Event 2016 – Talks and Workshops

Dr Brenda Davies

Dr Brenda Davies, born in the North East, is a healer, author, broadcaster, workshop leader, spiritual teacher and also a consultant psychiatrist. She has a school of healing and spiritual development which has classes in eight countries and also works in the area of conflict resolution and peace building and in the corporate arena bringing spirituality into business. However, she considers her greatest achievement as being a very happy woman, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Dr Davies lives in Zambia and travels the world. teaching, broadcasting or addressing conferences and corporate events


Doing what we love – (talk)  Main Hall 11 a.m. to 12 noon

Each of us has a unique blend of gifts to share with the world, to help make a difference, to play our part. We can choose to utilise these gifts in the form of ‘work’ or we can simply do what we love, making our mark and leaving a trail with passion, purpose and desire for the higher good of all.  ‘Work’ becomes a thing of the past and life becomes an adventure of creativity and wonder as we simply express our love in the world. This has been Brenda’s journey which she’d love to share it with you in the hope that you too can spend your life simply doing what you love to do.


Understanding the language of our symptoms (workshop)  Board Room 13.45 p.m. to 14.30 p.m.

Symptoms are our soul’s way of signalling to us that something is out of balance, no longer in harmony, needing attention. Learning to understand their language, ‘read’ our symptoms and respond to them, helps us understand and re-frame past wounds that remain unhealed as well as do regular ‘maintenance’ to keep ourselves fit and well. In this experiential workshop, Brenda will work with people individually, making life charts of their journey, as well as teach the basics of learning to hear our soul’s language.


Edwin Courtenay

Edwin Courtenay is a visionary artist, clairvoyant channel and healer, spiritual teacher and sound healer – he is the author of three books published in three languages and teaches regularly at the college of Psychic Studies in London.


Art Alchemy – Transformational Mandalas  for Healing and Empowerment (Talk) Main Hall 12.45 p.m. to 13.45 p.m.

Mandalas have been employed throughout the world cross-culturally since the beginning of time to help aid mankind with healing and transforming their mind, body, heart and spirit and the world about them. Combining the power of colour, sacred geometry, symbols and ancient light language they are not only contemplative devices to be used in meditation but also powerful talismans which have the ability to effect the very nature of energy and matter in the physical environment.

Visionary artist, clairvoyant channel and spiritual teacher Edwin Courtenay has been creating – under Spirit’s directing hand – Power Mandalas for many years now. Using his power of sight in combination with his 25 years of knowledge in the magical and energetic  fields to combine colour with sacred geometry and channelled light language with powerful magical and alchemical symbols and forms. Using digital art, he draws upon the images of nature to create powerful pictures for a variety of uses from healing to meditation and spiritual development to manifestation and cleansing.

This talk explores the use of Edwin’s mandalas and ancient mandalas for personal use and in the healing of others and the earth, land and homes. Explaining and exploring how mandalas can be practically used for meditation and activated through intent to work their magik whether they are seen or unseen in the world about us.

Throughout the talk Edwin will share with us some of his mandalas and introduce us to the Mandala Oracle Deck which he has created, explaining how it can be used to both heal and guide. A guided meditation using the Mandala of Abundance will be experienced in order to begin the process of manifesting in your life anything and everything that you desire!


The Green Ray – The Green Fire (Workshop)  Board Room 14.45 p.m. to 15.30 p.m.

Since the beginning of time the power of nature has been invoked and petitioned to bring fertility and healing to both the land and mankind. The “Green Ray” as it has been known, greatly valued for its restorative and regenerative powers has been used to heal the body and bless the food, deities of the Earth – such as Demeter the Goddess of the Earth, Pan the God of the Woods, and latterly the Green Man called upon as representatives of this ancient power.

Now – in response to the world’s needs – a new and yet ancient presence steps forwards, offering a deeper mystery of the Green, a deeper current of the Green Ray not known since Lemurian times – THE GREEN FIRE. The Fairy of the Green, the ancient Fairy Queen of Earth, offers to return to man that which has been denied them too long, a force that can restore not only harmony to body, mind, heart and spirit but also passion, inspiration, solution, purpose, direction and hope!

The Green Fire – hidden in secret in the heart of the world – denied mankind as a result of their misuse of it in Atlantis – is finally returned now that it might be used to contribute to the world’s healing and to mankind’s restoration to wellbeing and power. Used not only to regenerate the land, the Green Fire also holds the promise of restoring to the collective consciousness of humanity, unity, harmony and hope for their future. Applied to individuals, the Green Fire cannot only heal the body but also the broken spirit, providing clarity and repair, direction and understanding, power and hope and truth concerning who we are and why we are here at this most important of times.

This mini workshop explores this power – offering an experience and sample of its energies to all who attend that they might recognize the hidden bounty hidden in nature’s glory and begin to discover how they might access it again.


Keith Chaston – Past Life Regression (Talk)   Board Room 10.30 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.

Keith is a professional Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Meridian Therapy Practitioner with over 10 years experience. As an hypnotherapist he is able to assist with a wide range of problems and he has a deep interest in past-life regression and spiritual hypnotherapy work. Keith practises from his home in North Shields.

 Do you ever think that you might have had another life or lives before this one? In his talk, Keith will explain how hypnotherapy can enable you to access previous lives, what you can expect from a regression session and will illustrate his talk with examples of what some of his clients have experienced during their own regressions.


 Steven Brown – Healthy Eating;  The Building Blocks of Health and Wellbeing (Workshop)  Board Room 11.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

Having completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Newcastle University in Food and Human Nutrition, Steven is  a Nutritionist registered with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which holds the official register for qualified Nutritionists in the UK, an affiliate member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and a healthcare member of Coeliac UK. 

The workshop is designed to provide some basic, accurate and evidence-based information in a way that is easy to understand.  It is intended to help clear up some of the conflicting information that is publicised by the media. I see many people who are confused as to what good nutrition looks like, and many have almost given up on the idea of trying to achieve a healthy diet, feeling that if they listened to every piece of advice they wouldn’t be able to eat anything.


Dominic Cleary – Grounding (Workshop) Board Room  Board Room  12.30 p.m. to 13.30 p.m.

Dominic teaches and practises Shiatsu, Tai Chi & Qigong and is a member of the register of the Shiatsu Society. He trained at The Shiatsu College with all of the main teachers. The form of Tai Chi he teaches was brought to this country by Miss Rose Li (1928 – 2001) and is of the Yang (Pan-hou) Lineage.Dominic works with two forms of Five Element Qigong as well as The 8 Brocades. He also teaches the Hunyuan 12 Step form, as taught to him by Richard Druitt.

Traditional Chinese Medicine – which informs all three disciplines that Dominic teaches – works with our connection to Heaven and Earth, or Yin and Yang as we also know it as. We get a more authentic connection to the divine, to universal oneness if we do it as a life form with our roots connected to the earth. In this workshop/session we will explore this dynamic, and taking some exercises from Tai Chi and Shiatsu we will learn what ‘rooting’ and ‘grounding’ feels like, and how we can utilise these practices in our own healing modality.


Laura Napran – Writing for Wellbeing (Workshop)  Main Hall 14.00 to 15.00 p.m.

Laura Napran, PhD, is an experienced leader of writing workshops, as well as a storyteller and poet. She loves helping people use creativity to access their own inner wisdom. Laura is a member of Lapidus (Literary Arts for Personal Development) and NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education). She leads workshops at many UK locations and does one-to-one sessions at the Westoe Practice in South Shields. More information on

In this workshop  Laura will lead you through guided writing activities designed to foster personal growth, increased mindfulness, and emotional wellbeing. Whether seeking a new perspective on difficult issues, or looking to unleash your creative spirit, a developing body of research shows that writing is good for you!

No previous writing experience is needed, only a willingness to explore your own healing potential in a nurturing and non-judgmental environment.



Mind, Body, Spirit Event 2016

Our next Mind, Body, Spirit and Wellbeing event will be held at Hexham Auction Mart on Saturday October 8th and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please put this date in your diary! In addition to a range of stands selling a variety of goods, there will be therapists, readers and Northumbria Healers giving healing by donation. There are talks and workshops all day which are included in the entrance fee of £5. There is plenty of free parking at Hexham Mart and also a cafeteria selling sandwiches and hot food so you can spend all day at the event if you wish. More information will be posted soon.

Wellbeing Workshop

I am pleased to report that our Wellbeing Workshop went extremely well. We had sessions on Nutrition with Steven Brown,  Mindfulness for Anxiety with Val Duncan, Qi Gong with Phillipa McAulay and a sound healing session with Fiona McGee. It was a very good day and we plan to have more wellbeing workshops in future so watch this space!

Healing Centre, Tesco’s Community Room, Kingston Park, Newcastle NE3 2FP, Thursday July 7th

Northumbria Healers will be holding a Healing Centre in Tesco’s Community Room at Kingston Park, Newcastle NE3 2FP on Thursday 7th July from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Do join us, if you can. As usual, healing will be given by donation. We look forward to seeing you there!

133-A5-Tesco Healing Centre-LOW RES-Flyer (single-sided)




Reiki Training

Fiona McGee will be running a Reiki Level 1 training course in June 2016. For more information, including the course syllabus, please see the Home Page of this website.

Wellbeing Workshop

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Wellbeing Workshop for members of the public on Saturday June 18th 2016 in the Parish Hall, Millfield Road, Riding Mill, NE44 6DJ.  For more information, please see the Events page of this website.


Mind, Body, Spirit Event

Our next Mind, Body, Spirit event will be at Hexham Auction Mart on Saturday 8th October. More information to follow.

Mind, Body, Spirit event/Health and Wellbeing festival: Talks and Workshops

Times  and Details of talks and Workshops

Saturday 7 November at Hexham Auction Mart from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Board Room

10.30 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. Workshop with  Susan Johnson –  Yoga for Relaxation

Susan Johnson is a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher and has written the companion set of  four books called Thirty Paths. She is a well known Yoga teacher here in Northumberland and her classes are renowned for the relaxations she delivers.

Susan’s workshop will take you gently through a breathing technique which will help to still the mind to lead you on a journey into deep relaxation.This short session will help you discover the benefit of deep relaxation and how it is essential in our busy world, to turn off and tune in. Susan has also made a CD which will enable you to take the relaxation experience


11.45 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.  Workshop with Andy Hunt – How EFT/Tapping Can Relieve Stress and Distress

Andy Hunt is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and also a Practitioner and Trainer of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). He’s been practising NLP since 2000 and EFT since 2004.

Andy works with people who have a painful inner life. They want to change themselves for the better and they know it is up to them but, however hard they try, they stay stuck in the same old struggles.

Sometimes life can be stressful and distressing.

If you would like to learn a simple way to reduce your levels of stress and distress then this short introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or “Tapping” might be just what you need. EFT is a deceptively simple process that literally taps into the body’s own soothing response to reduce the power of unpleasant emotions.

In this brief introduction Andy Hunt (AAMET Accredited Master EFT Trainer) will show you have to use this technique to reduce the stress and distress you feel in everyday life.


12.45 p.m. to 13.30 p.m. Workshop with Steven Brown –  Healthy Eating;  The Building Blocks of Health and Wellbeing

Having completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Newcastle University in Food and Human Nutrition,  I am a Nutritionist registered with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which holds the official register for qualified Nutritionists in the UK,  an affiliate member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and a healthcare member of Coeliac UK.

The workshop is designed to provide some basic, accurate and evidence-based information in a way that is easy to understand.  It is intended to help clear up some of the conflicting information that is publicised by the media. I see many people who are confused as to what good nutrition looks like, and many have almost given up on the idea of trying to achieve a healthy diet, feeling that if they listened to every piece of advice they wouldn’t be able to eat anything.


13.45 p.m. to 14.30 p.m. – Workshop with  Edwin Courtenay : The Violet Flame – Flame of Alchemy, Transformation and Healing

 Edwin Courtenay is a spiritual teacher, clairvoyant, channel and healer, psychic artist  and sound healer – he is the author of three books published in three languages and teaches regularly at the college of Psychic Studies in London.

.The Violet Flame is a spiritual tool available to anyone seeking change and transformation, healing, cleansing and protection for themselves and others. Watched over by the Ascended Masters St Germain and Lady Portia and the Archangel Zadkiel,  it is a powerful energy which holds within it a deeper mystery. In this mini-workshop Edwin will explore and explain the nature of the flame and its guardians, its many different variations and their uses and reveal the new Violet Flame chakra which is beginning to appear with the Chakra system of humanity and the Earth!


14.45 p.m. to 15.30 p.m.  Workshop with Val Duncan – Mindfulness over Mood 

Val is an experienced British Wheel of Yoga Tutor, with a special interest in how Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help to manage anxiety and depression, with a view to exchanging  habitual negative patterns of thoughts  and feelings for enhanced mental and emotional wellbeing.  Get the happy habit!


Main Hall

11 a.m. to 12 noon – Talk by  Edwin Courtenay: The 12 Powers – exploring the healing power of the rays

The mystery of the Rays have long been spoken of by the Theosophists of the Victorian era to the Channellers who rose to notoriety in the early nineties but recently have disappeared off the radar of many on the spiritual path. They remain, however, a powerful resource of spiritual power for miraculous healing and magical transformation. In this introductory talk, Edwin will explain exactly what they are, detailing the 12 Rays and their powers, and reveal how anyone can tap into their energy for themselves and others.


 12.30 p.m. to 13.15 p.m. – Talk/demonstration.  Glynis  Rose – Yoga for backs

Glynis  is an experienced yoga therapist. She is also qualified to teach the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs course.

Her talk/demonstration today is about the benefits of the course. This is a tried and tested 12-week programme specifically designed  to help participants gain strength and mobility in their lower back thereby reducing pain and enabling a more active life.

Please come along prepared to try out the demonstrations with her.


13.30 p.m. to 14.30 p.m. – Talk by Trudy J Ashplant – Astrology and Health

 Trudy is a Spiritual Teacher and clairvoyant based in Durham.  She is  a Consultant Member of the British Astrological & Psychic Society, the author of three handbooks on the Tarot and  has appeared regularly in the local and national press and also on TV.

In this talk Trudy will reveal the link between Astrology and our general health.  How does our Sun Sign affect our wellbeing,  and what impact does our time of birth have?

Come along and discover this – and more!


14.45 p.m. to 15.3o p.m. – Workshop with Shona M  Duthie, “The Woodmuse” –  Wood for Wellbeing

I am a woodcarving musician living in the North East and started carving my Spiritual Warriors after living on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  My workshop  will focus upon the  healing energy and wisdom of the “Standing People”  – the trees – and how the wood they ‘gift’ us with can help to enhance our lives.