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27th March to 8th May '12

Bach Flower Remedies
Catherine Smith

In the 1920s/30s, Dr Edward Bach, who was a homeopath, researched and discovered a system of flower remedies that can help us rediscover the positive side of ourselves. He believed that the attitude of the mind plays a vital role in maintaining health and recovering from illness. He developed a complete system of 38 flower remedies and also the famous Rescue Remedy, each of which were prepared from the flowers of wild plants, trees and bushes, which enable us to rediscover the positive side of ourselves and help us live emotionally healthy lives.
The remedies work by treating the individual rather than the disease or its symptoms. Today, these gentle but effective remedies are used worldwide.

Catherine Smith is a practitioner and teacher of a range of holistic therapies. She teaches courses in Crystal Therapy, Colour Therapy and Reflexology at Adult Learning Centres in Liverpool. She will soon be adding Bach Flower Remedies to this list, and we are fortunate to have a preview of that course over the next seven weeks.

15th May '12

Prosperity with Integrity
Declan Kerr

In this session, Declan will focus on showing how to prosper and flourish by being ourselves, and being in our essence: the time for having a poor opinion or estimation of ourselves, about each other and about life is over. Will include some clearing of unhelpful patterns of thinking and creating of new, more positive ones.

Declan Kerr is a writer, healer and workshop leader. His websites and

22nd May '12

Choosing Happiness
Kerry Needs

We don't have to let external circumstances affect us (anger us, depress us, stress us out). We have responsibility for the thoughts that we are thinking and we can consciously choose our responses rather than just unconsciously reacting to life. Our power is within us. Over attachment to outcomes prevents us from being happy as we are placing our source of power outside of ourselves.

Kerry Needs is a writer and speaker on managing your mindset. She is the founder of Whole Science, an online resource on the mind's potential, and is a writer for the Female Entrepreneur Association. Kerry's work centres on taking control of your thoughts and emotions to improve overall mental well being and happiness. Her intention is to move individuals from a fear-based mindset to a love-based mindset.

29th May '12

Guided Imagery for Self-Healing and Personal Growth
Denise Wood

The imagination gives us access to aspects of our selves that are normally hidden and unconscious - the very aspects which create our reality, our health and our relationships to other people and the world. Imagery gives us a different way of thinking about issues by allowing them to be represented non-verbally. It enables us to explore emotions that we might not otherwise be able to express, and to contact the unrecognised aspects of ourselves, leading to integration or healing.

This session will consist of one or more guided imagery exercises. Please bring something to write on and with. You may also wish to bring a cushion for your seat (the chairs being somewhat hard) and a blanket (unless the hot weather persists).

Denise Wood is the coordinator of Liverpool Holistic Circle, and a practitioner of various therapies and healing modalities. For information about one-to-one sessions she can be contacted on 0151 427 1607 or


5th June '12No meeting this week due to Bank Holiday
12th June '12

Guided Imagery for Self-Healing and Personal Growth - Part 2
Denise Wood

Another evening of guided imagery, led by Denise. See 29th May (above) for details. 

19th June '12

Guided Imagery for Self-Healing and Personal Growth - Part 3
Denise Wood

 See 29th May (above) for more details.

26th June '12

An Evening with Angels
Declan Kerr

Come along if you fancy connecting with angels. Declan's approach is that we begin to understand angels when we connect with them: it's an empowering process - and there's no substitute for making our own connections and having our own experience of angels. Angels also offer ways in which we can understand ourselves and our journey, so bring any questions or issues you have. Declan is also offering to do some angel channeling.

Declan Kerr is the author of "How to heal with Angels" and "Finding Your Other Half". Further details about Declan at -
3rd July '12
A modern romance for 2012
Declan Kerr
"Imagine a modern-day romance, in which all the stuff we know to be true can come true. Imagine we can find what we're looking for, we can find peace in our hearts; we can even see how it's possible to have peace on earth. Well, that's what I'll be talking about this evening, and because it's a feeling and a place which we can experience, we will also be creating that as an energy.

"To go into too much detail takes us into a logical state of mind and
the place we're heading for is a balance between logic and knowing. Words we have for this include wholeness and unity, but it doesn't really describe what's going on. Imagine for instance that you can be in your head and your heart at the same time. You are living in loving awareness. That's the invitation!
"There is no catch with this, no tricks, just the challenge of allowing ourselves to be ourselves. Hope to see you there."
Back by popular demand this week, after a full house last Tuesday, Declan is sure to give us another enjoyable and uplifting evening. You can see more information about Declan and his work at
10th July '12

Transitioning to the Aquarian Age - Part 1
Liz D'Aste

To quote from Dickens in "A Tale of Two Cities," "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". 
In a way, our present best and worse times began with the 'tale of Twin Towers.' Are these dramatic events random or are they a reflection of the planetary and stellar cycles we live within? In Part 1 of this talk Liz will be covering such questions, as well as 'what's an AGE?' 'What about other ages?' 'What are we transitioning from?' and 'What's it got to
do with us?' We'll explore the symbols of the Pisces age, the blending of symbols with the coming Aquarian age and what that may mean in our own spiritual journey.

Liz d'Aste has been studying astrology for 29 years and practising for 24. She has a diploma from the Huber Astro-Psychology Institute.

17th July '12

Transitioning to the Aquarian Age - Part 2
Liz D'Aste

In this second week, Liz will be pursuing an in depth understanding of the shift from the water/earth polarity of the Age of Pisces to the air/fire polarity of the Age of Aquarius. She'll then move on to show how the symbols of Aquarius are popping up everywhere, what the Aquarian Age may have in store for us and how to use it to our advantage. What are all these signs in the skies telling us? Galactic alignments, the milky way, star lore, 2012 and planetary dramas will be thrown into the mix to fill in 'the bigger picture', showing that we are indeed on the cutting edge of a paradigm shift.


24th July - 28th August '12 

Crystal Healing
Cathy Smith

Crystal healing has been practiced for thousands of years by different cultures. It is a therapy based on using crystals in different forms, and the energy they emit, to promote
healing of the mind, body and spirit. Crystals resonate at different vibrations and when placed in the aura or on the chakras they allow a positive change.

Illness can cause blocked energy or incorrect energy flow. Crystal therapy can help to rebalance the flow of energy and remove energy blocks. Crystal therapy can help to:

Alleviate stress and trauma
Restore energy and vitality
Relieve aches and pains
Encourage positive thought
Aid study and concentration
Calm the mind and the body

Whether you're experienced or a complete novice, this six week course will have something for everyone.  

Cathy Smith is a very experienced practitioner and teacher of a range of holistic therapies. She teaches courses in Crystal Therapy, Colour Therapy and Reflexology at Adult Learning Centres in Liverpool.  

4th September '12

Crystal Healing - final week
Cathy Smith

This course was due to finish last week, but Cathy has very kindly agreed to give us an extra session. In this she will teach how to programme quartz crystals, and some uses of crystals for Feng Shui.

Please bring a quartz point if you have one, for programming. There will also be some available to borrow for practice. If you haven't managed to come to all the previous sessions in this course, don't worry, you'll still be able to join in.