We have a variety of groups and workshops we run, some are out in the community. If you are a workplace, school or a group that feel you would like support from us please let us know we are happy to help in a variety of ways.
Groups and Workshops
For Counselling students and qualified counsellors:
Supervision: Peer, groups and individual.
Counsellors networking and support group.
A group especially for professionals by professionals, a monthly small group to support each other.
please email us to find out more. firstname.lastname@example.org
No matter what level you are in painting/art really does not matter and you are made to feel at ease and encouragement is given on your Masterpiece and share some valuable feedback from others in group, will be going again we even put forward ideas for next painting session.
New workshops and courses for 2019
Monthly Tia Chi and Meditation
Join Victoria Bodhini and Yoko Young for an energy harmonising afternoon of Tai Chi and meditation.This event is suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience of Tai Chi and Meditation.
£22 per person
Must be booked and paid in advance.
Email email@example.com for payment details.
Yoko will begin the session with revitalising Tai Chi after which there will be a refreshment break followed by deeply relaxing meditation practices with Victoria Bodhini.
Tai Chi is a form of moving meditation characterized by soft, slow, flowing movements that emphasize force, cultivating Chi (氣) energy. Tai Chi is a gentle exercise which relaxes and strengthens your body and mind.
Yoko is a World Tai Chi Gold medallist and British National Tai Chi Champion of 2018
You don't need to wear any special clothing, just something loose and comfortable. This also applies to your footwear.
For meditation, please bring a blanket and cushion/ pillow and a yoga mat if you have one. (Spare mats are available if needed)
Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless the event is cancelled by us or the venue.
Weekly art classes Tuesday evenings 7-9pm
Eve Art classes 7-9pm Tuesdays.
This is run by David Waterman who is a talented artist and musician.
All levels, Absolute beginners. All materials supplied. All mediums taught.
please email David for a booking form and payment firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock painting workshops new dates to be added.
Rock painting is a creative and fun way to spread kindness and love to others. For ages 8-12 yrs.
In the workshop the children can create their design and get to use special pens so they can dry quickly. We discuss ideas and have time to look at what we create together.
This is a popular hobby and after creating the rocks they can take them away and hide in the village or give as presents.
The workshop costs £10 and all rocks and materials are supplied.
Please email email@example.com for a booking form.
Small group so children get full attention of the facilitator.
Sunday sound healing & meditation
Dates for this are:
12th May, 9th June, 14th July and 18th 11am -12.15
Hosted by Bodhi Aspirations will be hosting a monthly group.
Experience a relaxing guided meditation followed by a sound bath in which you can deeply rest in the vibrations of various meditative, therapeutic and sacred sounds. These sounds can include gongs, singing bowls, reiki drumming and more.
You will need to bring:
pillow or cushion and
We do have spare yoga mats. Please let us know if you require one.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes early so that we can start at 11am promptly. Late arrivals may not be admitted once the session has begun.
Must be booked and paid in advance by PayPal. Please contact us for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable unless the event is cancelled by either us or the venue.
Sunday 9th June 1-3.30pm Create your own vision board!
Have you often thought of creating a vision board to help you manifest the things in your life that you are working towards or would like to attract but not had the time or appropriate space? Our upcoming workshop could be perfect for you. Following a short relaxation exercise to help you focus on your heart centre, we will support you to create your own vision board to take home with you. All materials provided, although if you have anything specific you would like to bring please feel welcome to do so.
March 10th at 1pm-3pm
£20. Please register by emailing email@example.com
This workshop is being facilitated by 2 experienced BACP accredited Counsellors, Susan Woolnough & Tania Brocklehurst
Dates to be confirmed
Introduction to mindfulness and relaxation skills
This introductory morning will provide insight into basic mindfulness tools and techniques that can help us manage stressful situations. We will also guide you through a relaxation exercise that you can take home. Cost of workshop £25. 7-9pm.
May 24th 10.30am Inner peace maintenance morning
A time for radical rest and re-set for your mind, body and soul.
An opportunity that is not always available during the working/ school week.
Enjoy these two hours of deep relaxation consisting of gentle yoga, meditation and sound healing.
No previous experience of yoga or meditation required.
If you are pregnant, have any injuries or medical conditions, please contact me about these in confidence before booking to make sure this session is suitable for you.
You will need to bring:
A yoga mat (let us know if you need to borrow one)
A cushion/ pillow
A water bottle
Investment: £25 per person
Must be paid and booked in advance by PayPal. (You don’t need a paypal account).
Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless event is cancelled by us or the venue.
Introduction to mindfulness and relaxation skills TBC
This introductory morning will provide insight into basic mindfulness tools and techniques that can help us manage stressful situations. We will also guide you through a relaxation exercise that you can take home. Cost of workshop £25.
If we have enough interest we may run the full MBCT course and regular continued practise sessions.
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Yoga Thursday evenings 7.30-8.45
Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the West is Hatha yoga. When a class is marketed as Hatha, it generally means that you will get a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. You probably won't work up a sweat in a hatha yoga class, but you should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed.
£10 per session, you can just tur up too!
Past courses we have run:
Guided painting workshop
Guided painting workshops with Katharine’s Creations in association with the Acorn Wellbeing Centre.
New and current courses and support groups
At present we are updating the diary to fit in support groups and short courses.
Mindfulness courses and Workshops
Does your life run at break neck speed?
Do you ever feel that you’re constantly on the go?
Do you ever feel anxious, stressed or depressed?
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above then Mindfulness classes are for you.
Mindfulness based stress reduction MBSR
This evidenced based 8 week stress reduction programme is increasingly popular for stress management and its close cousin the MBCT is recommended by NICE for treatment of anxiety and depression.
We live in a busy, fast paced world, which can, at times, feel pressured or overwhelming.
This 8 week course guides you through the principles of mindfulness and teaches you stress reduction tools and techniques that you can take forward into the next phase of your lives.
Held over 8 consecutive evenings, this course is suitable for people who have little or no current mindfulness or meditation practise as well as those more experienced looking to support their current practise. Participants must commit to the whole course.
Applicants will be given an informal free telephone assessment session to help determine suitability at this time, and to answer any of your questions.
Group sizes will be no larger than 10, if you are concerned about being in a group, we can discuss this, as there are many benefits to attending as part of a group process. Alternatively, one to one 8 week courses are available on request in instances of sever social anxiety. Tania is also available for individual counselling or CBT sessions.
Tania Brocklehurst MBACP, is a senior accredited BACP counsellor and supervisor , CBT therapist and has attended teacher training in mindfulness with Bangor University.
MBSR: New date is being put in the dairy so we are taking names now as places will be limited.
For further information please email us. A registration form will need to be completed in order to attend the workshops and courses.
Mindfulness really can make a difference to Wellbeing as a sample of our feedback demonstrates:
"Worked well for me, great style, pace and duration"
"Very relaxing, making me realise how busy I am"
"Very enjoyable, thankyou"
"I think the session was very beneficial to me, found it very uplifting and educational".
"A really good insight into mindfulness which is just what I wanted".
The Mindfulness in Herts workshops and courses are being held at The Acorn Wellbeing Centre.