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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.

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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.




Mind, Body, Spirit event/Health and Wellbeing festival

Due to the success of last year’s Mind, Body, Spirit event we are running another event this year with a focus on Health and Wellbeing. It will be held at Hexham Auction Mart on Saturday November 7th  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is £5 to include a raffle ticket and access to free talks and a variety of workshops all day.. There will also be taster sessions available for various therapies and Northumbria Healers will be giving healing sessions.. We will have  a wide variety of goods on sale and  details of the talks and workshops will be posted soon, Watch this space!

















Mind, Body, Spirit Event

Saturday 8 November 2014 at Hexham Auction Mart

We are delighted to report that our Mind, Body, Spirit event was a resounding success. We had almost 200 people through the doors on the day and were given some excellent feedback about the wide variety of goods and services available. Our talks and workshops, led by very knowledgeable and entertaining local practitioners were very well attended.  Shona Duthie played her guitar and sang and Northumbria Healers gave healing throughout the day.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this a wonderful day, including the girls at the Mart who provided food and refreshments.  We have been asked whether we will host another event next year and the answer is ……..yes! Watch this space for further information.

Mind, Body, Spirit Event – Talks and Workshops

Mind, Body, Spirit Event – Times  and Details of talks and Workshops

Saturday 8 November at Hexham Auction Mart from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Board Room – Qigong  Workshop with Barbara Ellis. Barbara Ellis is a  Speech Therapist turned Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapist, She has helped many people improve their health naturally with a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Diagnostics.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced “chee” and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, Gong, pronounced “gung”, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

11.a.m.- 12 noon Main Hall –Talk by  Edwin Courtenay. 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.

Keys to The Kingdom – Spiritual Guidance in  Time of Uncertainty & Need

Do you feel lost on your spiritual journey? Uncertain of exactly which way you should be headed or what you should be doing? Disillusioned with what you’ve been told and where you’ve been led? Abandoned and let down by the Divine? If the answer is yes to any of the above then this is the workshop for you! Directed by Spirit, Edwin has produced an interactive mini workshop that will help you navigate your way on your spiritual path, as well as offering a deeper understanding as to why sometimes that which we feel we are meant to be doing simply doesn’t seem to want to come to pass! Using meditations and exercises, Spirit and Edwin will lead you on a journey to find the Keys to Your Kingdom. Helping you to unlock the truth in regards to those things which have been obscuring your journey as well as the power that will help to set you free. Drawing upon both familiar and completely new spiritual guides and teachers, you will be provided with means that you can take out into the world for your own benefit and the benefit of others to help you achieve your dreams and goals. This mini workshop/lecture will include meditations, trance channellings and practical hints, tips and exercises

12.15 p.m. – 1.15 p.m. Board Room –  Healing Colour Meditation with Johanna Sheehan.

Sound and Colour

I draw inspiration for my sound and colour meditations from Andean traditions based on personal spiritual experience of working with Don Americo Yabar over the last 10 years and my ongoing training with Tama-Do, The Academy of Sound, Colour and Movement.

“The story of the Universe is written in the Rainbow Colours of the Sky and imprinted in our DNA. “Everything we know comes from the Light.  We are just star light.  And because we are Divine in nature, we are just beginning to remember..”  Fabien Maman.

Come along and experience the energy and beauty of connecting with Cosmic Love Peruvian Style and Tama-Do Rainbow Colour Silks Meditation to help bring wonder and light into each moment for you.

1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.  Board Room – Nia (Non-impact aerobics) Workshop with Anne Cosgrove and Allison Austick. Anne and Allison are Nia teachers in the local area.

Experience Nia.  A holistic, mindful form of movement  that leaves you feeling centred and energised.  Danced  to inspiring, uplifting music that all ages can enjoy.

1.30 – 2.15 p.m. Main Hall Talk by Trudy J Ashplant  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.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Tarot

Do you have a pack of Tarot cards but never done anything with them? Are you drawn to the Tarot but don’t understand why? Or are you a budding reader keen to make a start? If you answer YES to any of these, then come along and find the answers. This talk is an open forum for the curious, the keen, and the (maybe) nervous. So let’s make a start by looking at the basic concepts of this fascinating tool. Trudy will have several decks in use for demonstration purposes at this talk. What’s in store for you?

2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Board Room. Workshop with Edwin Courtenay.

Sound Healing – Restoring the Harmony of your vibration

Sound is a powerful source of healing capable of rebalancing, rejuvenating and healing the physical body, mind, heart and spirit. Used since the beginning of days, it has played a part in every civilization of the world tending to the holistic needs of the people and helping to unite them with their own magick and the greater Divine. Edwin Courtenay uses his voice in combination with the pure tones of Crystal Singing Bowls, the rhythmic power of the Shamanic Drum, Koshi Bells, the Silver Branch, the Sansula, tongue Drums and the Native American Flute to tend holistically to the individual’s need, guided by Spirit to create a bespoke sound healing journey. In this lecture Edwin will not only demonstrate this array of powerful instruments but also explain how each one affects the different fields of energy, chakras and holistic states and how we can “self medicate” with sound by following a few simple guide lines and rules. This promises to be a powerful, interactive lecture complete with a sound journey meditation perfect for relaxing too and receiving a balanced healing – just what the sound doctor ordered!


Mind, Body, Spirit Event – Our Participants

Saturday 8 November from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hexham Auction Mart, Tyne Green, Hexham, NE46 3 SG.

List of participants:

Debra Donnelly, Hands On, Hexham – hands on therapies, beauty treatments, beauty products, healing, massage, facials using Elemis and Dr Haushka organic products.

Gill Coates, Illygoms  – crafts

Pat Smith, psychic artist and jewellery hand made by Pat’s students at First Step. Psychic art is intuitive drawing based on connecting to a person’s energies.

Trudy J Ashplant – tarot reader and spiritual teacher.

Beth Kelly – psychic reader and Life-Re-Director.

Bob Carr –  tarot  reader and healer.

Caroline Taylor, Candle Love. – handmade candles.

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

Shona Duthie –  The Wood Muse – hand-carved spiritual warriors, jewellery and pendulums. Shona also plays the guitar. www/

Glynis Rose – Vedic Art, Therapist and Trainer – chakra cards and coloured silks.

Barbara Ellis, Optimum Health – Health and Well-Being Therapist.

Susan Johnson – yoga books and CDs.

Anne Cosgrove and Allison Austick – Nia (Non-impact aerobics)

Sheila Barnes – Eternal Circle Healing. Healer and Cosmic Heart Artwork

Denise Jacques, Spirited @ Green Heart – Energy Therapist and Master/Teacher – crystals and gemstones.

Vera Burini – handmade crystal and gemstone jewellery

Sue Knight – angels, incense, crystals and salt lamps.

Debbie Young – kinesiology and crystal healer. Crystals, candles and natural salts.

Janette Young, Knowledge Futures – Coaching and Personal Development

Nina Hall, Dvine Light  – Aura photographer.

Fiona McGee – Indian Head Massage

Dilston Physic Garden – herbs and herbal products.

Northumbria Healers – free healing sessions. Donations accepted.

Mind Body Spirit Event

Our Mind, Body, Spirit event will take place on Saturday 8 November from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Auction Mart at Hexham.  There will be a range of  goods and products on sale and  psychics will be available for readings.  The admission fee of £3 gives access to free talks and workshops and Northumbria Healers will be giving healing, also at no extra charge. We hope that you can come and look forward to seeing you there! For more information or to reserve a table, please contact Liz Weir (0781 4595724) or Pam Down (07960 380636).

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