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Liverpool Holistic Circle meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7.15 for 7.30 pm. Just come along: you will be very welcome! Click on the How to Find Us link for more details.

 21st March 2017Monday's Child - planetary influence and health
Emma McEvoy

As children we all heard the traditional rhyme:
Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go
Friday's child is loving and giving
Saturday's child works hard for a living
The child that is born on the Sabbath day is blithe and bonny, good and gay.
But is there any truth in it? Oddly enough - yes! The week day you are born on affects your life because it is ruled by a planet. This workshop will show you how you can maintain health by supporting your constitution which is related to the day on which you were born and the characteristics of the planet which rules your day. Each day has an organ, emotion, remedy, herb and chakra which you can balance using this method.

Emma McEvoy (BA (Hons), DipHomMed, DSH, MARH) has graduated as both a Classical and Shamanic Homeopath. She is also a Reiki Master and a practitioner of other holistic disciplines. Her practice, based in Aigburth, has been established for 17 years. For appointments contact 07989 445471 or ems.mcevoy@blueyonder.co.uk or visit her website at www.emmamcevoy.biz

4th April  2017 Stargate
Louise Cooke

Prageet is a British channel who, with his guide, Alcazar, designed and built the Stargate, which assists awakening humans in the process of understanding and knowing Self, through meditation. During each meditation we are invited to travel through the dimensions to the twelfth dimension.

Louise has been following the Stargate work for the past year, and now wants to share the meditations in a group, to generate an even more powerful experience. She writes, "In the last few months the information and energy that has been transmitted has taken on a new dimension. In a recent workshop in Marin, California, Alcazar introduced the idea of Youthing and has been broadcasting energies that work on the Telomeres, Mitochondria and stem cells. (Telomeres are part of your DNA which slowly disappear as you get older.)"

Louise Cooke KFAP is an accredited Touch For Health and Brain Gym®Instructor. She is an experienced trainer who is an Educational Kinesiology Instructor and Consultant. She also sees clients on a one-to-one basis at her practice in Liverpool.

18th April 2017 No meeting  - Easter Break 
2nd May  2017 

An introduction to Appreciative Inquiry
Suzanne Quinney

Appreciative Inquiry is a way of working with people who have complementary concerns or interests. The aim is to understand people's view of the world, develop new and creative ways of looking at issues, appreciate and value the best of what people have got and then help to make it even better.

Suzanne will summarise the origins and nature of this approach and its links with Positive Psychology, and lead a practical exercise to offer a flavour of its energising and creative potential. For more about Appreciative Inquiry, examples and reference material, see www.appreciatingpeople.co.uk.

Suzanne Quinney is a co-founder of Appreciating People and a trained Appreciative Inquiry practitioner. Her approach is based upon discovering "what works" and building on the strengths of individuals and organisations. Such an approach is being used successfully both in personal development and in the private, community and public sectors to promote and support transformational dialogue at all levels.

 
16th May 2017 Yoga
Lynn Mooney
 

Yoga gives us the tools to allow healing of the body and mind and can be practised in your own home or at a weekly class. Yoga is a holistic approach to healing and consists of more that just physical movement, which is known as Hatha Yoga. In this session, Lynn will talk about the different branches of yoga, and will lead us in some chair-based yoga exercises, some breathing exercises, some Mantra chanting and a short meditation.

Lynn Mooney lived in a yoga retreat in New Zealand for two years, where she fully immersed herself in the yogic lifestyle, followed by some time in India. She is now in the final stages of training as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga.


6th June  2017 Mantra and Meditation
Lynn Mooney 

Mantras are chanted in ancient Sankrit Language, passed down from Great Rishis and Sages from India.  They are a very powerful tool to silence the mind and invoke an inner sense of silence.  It is Sound vibration which touches a deeper aspect of our being that normal songs can't touch.  Inner knowledge lies within Mantras.  They are referred to in various ancient texts, Upanishads, Bhagavat Gita and the Vedic texts.  When chanting as a group we can all touch that deeper aspect which lies within us and around us. Anyone can practice Mantra and it is a powerful tool you can use anywhere, anytime,  either silently or audibly.
The session will end with a short meditation.

Lynn Mooney lived in a yoga retreat in New Zealand for two years, where she fully immersed herself in the yogic lifestyle, followed by some time in India. She is now in the final stages of training as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga.

20th June 2017 Laughter Yoga
Bobby Birch

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept whereby anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humour, jokes or comedy. We initiate laughter as an exercise in a group with eye contact and childlike playfulness. It is called Laughter Yoga because it combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing. This brings more oxygen into the body and the brain so one feels more energetic and healthy. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between real and fake laughter if done with willingness. We get all the health benefits, whether laughter is real or simulated. 
The benefits of Laughter Yoga are: Reduces stress, increases oxygen levels, increases circulation, strengthens core muscles, boosts your immune system, makes you look younger, improves communication skills, boosts self confidence, provides natural pain relief, helps defeat depression and many more! 

Bobby Birch, founder of
Laughter Yoga with Bobby, has been a certified Laughter Yoga facilitator since October 2016. As well as running his own weekly laughter therapy sessions in Liverpool city centre Bobby has also worked with groups of refugees and community based organisations that support men, women and children. 
Facebook Page: Laughter Yoga with Bobby

4th July
2017 

The Emotion Code 
Louise Cooke

This workshop will be a practical demonstration of The Emotion Code, a tool developed by holistic physician and lecturer Dr. Bradley Nelson. http://www.drbradleynelson.com/about-dr-nelson/ Click here to read more about his story.
We will be using muscle testing, also known as Kinesiology, to find which emotionally-charged events from the past can still be attached in the form of "trapped emotions," emotional energies that literally inhabit the body. There will be practical demonstrations and an opportunity to practice on others.
It is a simple, easy and quick method of finding emotional baggage and can be done on yourself or friends. If you have never tried Kinesiology before there will be plenty of opportunity to practice.
This technique requires a magnet. Fridge magnets work very well. Please bring one (or more) if you can.

Louise will also demonstrate the Body Code, a method of finding imbalances in the body using a map that includes all the aspects of the body, be they physical, energetic (e.g chakras and meridians,) Chemical (e.g. supplements, foods and toxins), emotional or psychic. 

Louise Cooke KFAP is an accredited Touch For Health and Brain Gym®Instructor.She uses the Emotion Code and Body Code  in her practice in Liverpool.  
 
18th July
2017 
Temple Teachings
Margaret Hunt
 
We have all lived as priests, priestesses, healers and mediums in other lives and we can awaken to the ancient knowledge we have acquired from those lives when the time is right.
Discover the importance of ceremonies which were part of temple life and re-experience a life lived as a temple initiate. Learn how to create your own temple in the etheric realms which will become your place of learning and healing in this life.

Margaret Hunt is a medium, healer and spiritual teacher through whom Mary Magdalene works bringing ancient knowledge of the earth and the cosmos. Margaret runs weekly development classes, a monthly Moon Circle and Magdalene Moon Retreat days in North Wales and in other areas of England. More information and audio meditations to download are available on her website:www.waterlilytemple.co.uk 
1st August
2017 
No meeting tonight. 
15th August
2017 
Didgeridoo Sound Bath
Darren Greene 

The didgeridoo is an ancient Australian musical instrument.

A Didgeridoo Sound Bath is a form of vibrational healing which invigorates and clears your energetic system. It can also help with relaxation and it can bring harmony to mind and body.
During a didgeridoo session the didgeridoo is played in the room and also can be played around your body.

Darren Greene has over 20 years experience in meditation, healing and energy work. He facilitates meditation groups and has now started doing sound baths with the didgeridoo. 
5th September
2017 
Astrology - the Basics
Emma McEvoy 

Astrology is the study of the relationship between the relative positions of the Sun, Moon and planets at the time of a person's birth and their influence on that person's character and life experiences. It's an ancient and complex system that goes far beyond the "horoscopes" seen in magazines and newspapers. 
In this session, Emma will introduce and explain the three most basic parts of astrology - Signs, Elements and Houses. 
You can get a free natal (birth) chart at www.astro.com (select "Free Horoscopes" and then "Natal Chart - Ascendant.) 

Emma McEvoy discovered astrology at the age of eight and has been studying it ever since. She is a homeopath, Reiki Master and a practitioner of other holistic disciplines. Her practice, based in Aigburth, has been established for 17 years. For appointments contact 07989 445471 or ems.mcevoy@blueyonder.co.uk or visit her website at www.emmamcevoy.biz
19th September
2017 

Smile at yourself with qigong
Judy Mazonowicz

The Chinese term "qigong" can be translated as "cultivating personal energy."
In this session, Judy will teach a practice called "Quiescent Qigong." The purpose of this exercise is to relax internally and prepare for further practice. This simple process is a way of sending your own warm, gentle, loving energy to yourself. It releases tension and stress, and generates deep relaxation. It calms your emotions, refreshes your sense organs, and stimulates the tissues. It also makes you feel good.

Judy Mazonowicz has trained as a teacher with the Personal Energy Centre. She is a respected poet, community artist, teacher and dancer.

 
3rd October
2017 
No meeting tonight 
17th October
2017 
Homeopathy, Vibrational Healing, and how it works
Emma McEvoy  

Homeopathy is a form of vibrational healing, based on the principle of treating "like with like." It uses highly diluted doses of substances to treat symptoms which a larger dose of the same substance would cause. 
In this session we'll look at how Homeopathy works, we'll "tune in" to some remedies using meditation, and there will be a Q & A time to ask about remedies for particular ailments.

Emma McEvoy (BA (Hons), DipHomMed, DSH, MARH) has graduated as both a Classical and Shamanic Homeopath. She is also a Reiki Master and a practitioner of other holistic disciplines. Her practice, based in Aigburth, has been established for 17 years. For appointments contact 07989 445471 or ems.mcevoy@blueyonder.co.uk or visit her website at www.emmamcevoy.biz

7th November 2017 Fairy Tale Meditations 
Ged Thompson

Ged Thompson, Liverpool-born poet, writer and storyteller returns for a second session of fairytale telling.  He will take us through some guided fairytale meditations and also talk candidly about his own experiences of healing via creative writing and imaginative exploration.  Ged’s aim is to place a bridge between the two worlds of fairytale metaphor and meditative healing.  Or in more simple terms; bring a little childhood magic back to the adult heart and mind.  Please feel free to bring mats and blankets if you wish to just relax and lie down for the stories.
Copies of his book ‘Middle Earth Magic’ a collection of fairytales for adults and children alike will be available on the night to purchase if you so desire.  

Note from admin: Warning; the floor is very cold, so a camping mat or similar is essential if you plan to lie down. Also, we can't promise there'll be space for everyone to lie down, so come prepared to make yourself comfortable on a fairly hard chair. 
 
21st November 2017 To be confirmed 
5th December 2017 Feng Shui
Danielle Murphy 

In this session, Danielle will introduce  the two schools of Feng Shui: Form School and Compass School. She'll explain the Eight Directions in Feng Shui, directional meaning and colours using the Bagua. She'll also teach you how to find your Nine Star Ki Numbers, and take a brief look at the Four Pillars of Destiny, which is Chinese Astrology, Earth Acupuncture and Environmental dowsing. 
Please bring pen and paper and also a basic floor plan of your house, so that you can work out where things are using a Bagua map.