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Jun
23
Sun
2024
A Taste of Bioenergetics Introductory Afternoon 16:00-18:30
Jun 23 @ 16:00 BST – 18:30 BST
A Taste of Bioenergetics Introductory Afternoon 16:00-18:30

We are delighted to offer you this stand-alone in-person introduction to bioenergetics evening during which we will guide you through an experiential introduction to some key elements of bioenergetics.  It also serves as an introduction to our yearlong Bioenergetics Training.

Bioenergetics is not to be confused with the body of work that comes from biochemistry but comes from Wilhelm Reich and the therapy developed by his students like Alexander Lowen, Gerda Boyesen, Ron Kurtz and David Boadella.

Who do you want to be?
Start to unlock the roadmap for discovering more of your psyche of why you are who you are
through a series of exercises. Armed with your discoveries you can then make changes to become
more of who you want to be and realise your potential. Join us for an evening of self-discovery and
who you could choose to be.

During the evening, we will invite you to participate in some exercises which encourage you to
observe your response and attitude towards them, helping you establish your approach to life in
general. These have led previous participants genuine “aha moments”, arming them with self-
knowledge to change and thus enhance their enjoyment of life. These exercises come from the
body of work generated by Wilhelm Reich called Bioenergetics. This work states that our formative
experiences not only shape our thoughts and attitudes but also our body in the form of
tension/armouring/holding. These holdings, that may have been useful in our younger self, may
now no longer be serving us and we will look at ways in which it is possible to let them go. As we
find alignment with both the mind and body, then we can be in our truth and full potential.

Would you like to discover more about yourself and possibly make changes to bring you more
pleasure and joy? If so, then please join us!

This event also serves as an introduction into our full year Bioenergetic training which you can read more about here.

The doors open at 3:30pm and the event starts at 4:00pm.

We create a safe space where you are invited to do as much as feels comfortable for you.   Wear loose, comfortable clothes you can move freely in.

No partner is required and everyone is invited to work with different people in order to enjoy a greater range of experiences. If you attend with a partner or friend, you are welcome to work together for the whole event or whatever portion you wish.

Contact: Elara – 07391 552 616

The cost is as follows (please see our refund policy):

Standard Price: £18 + booking fee

Duo/Couple Price: £28 + booking fee

Concession Price: £14 + booking fee

You can avoid booking fees by paying by bank transfer.

There are some concession tickets available. Please message us if you think this applies to your circumstances.

Jun
27
Thu
2024
Gong Bath with Gong Holistic @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Jun 27 @ 19:30 BST – 20:30 BST
Gong Bath with Gong Holistic @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

Craig is a trusted and respected, elder, teacher and guide with forty years experience in creating sound-scapes, a wisdom carrier for community, growth and transformation. He will manifest a sound journey for you to travel on within a safe, sacred environment that brings healing to your mind, body and soul. 

While gongs have been around for thousands of years, this practice is relatively new in that the science, a practice that utilizes wave forms and frequencies has only been available to us for the past few decades, through which we have learned to work with our own physiology and DNA..
Today, enthusiasts believe that gong baths can help reduce stress and liberate emotional blockages. Scientific evidence suggests that certain forms of sound therapy prompt damaged human DNA strands to repair themselves. Some tones are thought to promote vitality and healing, and also to enhance happiness.
PLEASE arrive 15 mins early for the session as you will need this time to settle. Please enter quietly if you are late, it’s fine.
Let me know in advance if you have any queries regarding the suitability of a gong bath for you.
As your heartbeat lowers when you relax during a session, so does your core body temperature. Please bring your warmest blankets, duvet or even a sleeping bag as some often do! This will make your overall experience much more pleasurable.
Come and join us for this amazing 1 Hour relaxation. Not suitable for children under the age of thirteen, people with pacemakers and pregnancy in their first trimester.

Further details Contact:

Facebook: @GongHolistic
Craig Winterburn 07910 265 221
E-mail: treedrum@gmail.com
https://treedrum.co.uk/
Jul
18
Thu
2024
Bioenergetics – Block 1 @ The Pathways Studio
Jul 18 @ 13:00 BST – Jul 21 @ 17:00 BST
Bioenergetics - Block 1 @ The Pathways Studio

We (Jon and Elara) are delighted to bring this one-of-a-kind Bioenergetics Yearlong Training for the first time to the UK. This is one of less than five yearlong Bioenergetics trainings worldwide.

If you are curious about bioenergetics but don’t want to commit to a yearlong training, you are welcome to try the first block which is standalone.

How we embody and express our energy makes our psyche and our patterns of reactions to life visible. We hold in our bodies the energy we dared not express when we were vulnerable children, both as a tension in the muscles and as a charge of energy in the organs and connective tissue. This fixed form of expression and defence is called our character. It is our social, adapted self, and blocks and represses our spontaneous flow of life energy, our wildness, including large amounts of our sexuality and creativity.

***What is Bioenergetics?***

Bioenergetics is not to be confused with the body of work that comes from biochemistry but comes from Wilhelm Reich and the therapy developed by his students.  This body of work not only includes bioenergetics itself but also Bioenergetic Analysis (Alexander Lowen), Biodynamic Psychology and Massage (Gerda Boyesen) Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) and Biosynthesis (David Boadella), Radix Therapy (Charles Kelly), Stanley Keleman (Formative Psychology) and the work of Leonard Orr, Arthur Janov and Stanislav Grof also draws upon it.

This training will cover both theoretical and practical grounding in the work of Reich and his followers.

Bioenergetics in general seeks to release old trauma, habits, and unconscious defensive attitudes and to liberate our life energy for aliveness, pleasure and for self-actualization. It seeks to change the base of our existence from an attitude based on fear and the unconsciousness to a mindfulness of our choices and an ability to express ourselves from our heart, our sex and our spirit. This yearlong training includes:

  • An analysis of our own character and patterns, which we respect as a necessity for survival
  • An understanding of the biographical causes of any stuckness and limitations
  • Strategies for managing trauma and fear
  • Supporting individuals to find freedom of expression and creativity as autonomous human beings

More specifically Bioenergetics is a self-exploration through becoming aware of tensions in your body. These tensions are created by the energies of past formative experience which are imprinted on your body.  These create your character, the person you became under the influence of your parents and your society.  By becoming aware of this we can release the tension and free up our energy to choose life in each moment. Thus, we are able to free up a huge amount of energy for our aliveness, our creativity, our pleasure and joy in life to create our conscious path and fulfil our dreams.

The ability to read the energy and character of others and know how to support their energy will also be taught.  As such, it is an invaluable training both for oneself and as a professional resource for those working energetically with others.

Themes for this yearlong training are:

  • Primal therapy, birth and intrauterine experiences and imprints that affect our lifetime patterns of energy.
  • The difference between character type and response
  • Understanding the patterns and needs of one’s character type
  • Moving from dependency to independence
  • Being aware of your feelings and expressing them appropriately and communicatively
  • Knowing what you want and what you don’t want and communicating that safely and respectfully
  • Assertiveness
  • Raising your energy levels, being more alive, aware, sensitive to life.
  • Grounding and standing on your own feet
  • Increasing the flexibility of one’s attitudes
  • Flowing with life instead struggling against it
  • Opening to aliveness and pleasure
  • Being able to be present and to stay in contact

We will support you to gain an understanding of:

  • The phenomenon of resistance and how to use and work through it.
  • How to work energetically and physically with projection, both positive and negative.
  • The different kinds of touch, their intent and applications: holding, containing, focussing, making conscious, confronting, soothing, mothering and fathering, supporting, grounding.
  • The emotional plague, repression and rebellion.
  • Armouring and core energetics, energy and character.
  • Imprints, memoire corporelle (cellular memory), regression, aspects of Janov and Grof.
  • The relationship between consciousness and energy, catharsis, demons, creative confrontation, witness consciousness.
  • The importance of breath, Reichian and other breathing techniques.
  • The orgasm reflex, the birth reflex.
  • Character analysis – the character types and their use in therapy.
  • Therapy and spirituality.
  • Techniques to raise energy, bioenergetic stress positions, Osho meditations.
  • Grounding and its importance, both through the feet and through the eyes.
  • The segments and their order of opening.
  • The contribution to the field of Reich‘s students including: Alexander Lowen, Ron Kurtz and Hakomi, David Boadella and Biosynthesis, Gerda Boysen and family and Biodynamics.
  • Self-regulation, the inner wisdom and balance of the body

***Who is this Training For?***

It is open for people who wish to explore their own patterns of holding and be able to release this energy and live fuller and more expansive life.  Feeling more alive, creative and deepening their pleasure and joy in life.

It may also be useful for those who have some experience in verbal therapies and want to explore particular themes through bodywork, or who want to deepen their experience of themselves through the methods of bioenergetics.  It is also designed for therapists, therapeutic masseurs and counsellors who wish to include working with the physical body and the energy body in their repertoire of therapeutic methods and interventions.

THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES / TRIADS / OTHER CONSTELLATIONS OF ALL GENDERS, SEXUALITIES & BODY TYPES.

This training can be undertaken as a yearlong Bioenergetics training comprising 4 blocks or Block 1 can be done as a standalone introduction to Bioenergetics.

In Block 1 the key aspects we will be exploring, through theory but mainly practical exercises, are:

  • The relationship between tension and relaxation
  • Some patterns of holding / armouring
  • How to support the flow of energy
  • Reich’s concept of segments and looking at some of the key ones
  • How to support ones energetic flow

***Logistics***

The training starts at 13:00 on the Thursday and finishes at 17:00 on the Sunday for each block.

The training occurs at The Pathways Studio, Manchester and is non-residential. 

The cost included in the ticket is just for the teaching fee.  You will need to organise your own transport to get there and sort out your own accommodation and food.

The class size will be a maximum of 24 to allow valuable coaching time and exploration of their own character responses.  A minimum of 12 people are required to give attendees a typical cross-section of different energies and character responses to explore in person.

Dates:
The first date will go ahead based on a minimum of 12 people otherwise we will move to the next date. You will be given approximately a months notice of this if you have put down a deposit:

Thu 18 Jul to Sun 21 Jul 2024 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 10 Oct to Sun 13 Oct 2024 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 23 Jan to Sun 26 Jan 2025 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 27 Mar to Sun 30 Mar 2025 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 03 Jul to Sun 06 Jul 2025 – Manchester Non-Residential

Thu 09 Oct to Sun 12 Oct 2025 – Manchester Non-Residential

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AND EXPERIENCE BLOCK 1 BEFORE SIGNING-UP TO THE OTHER BLOCKS AND WE HAVE PRICING TO REFLECT THIS (SEE BOOK TICKETS).

Jul
25
Thu
2024
Psychic and Spiritual Development – Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Jul 25 @ 18:00 BST – 20:00 BST
Psychic and Spiritual Development - Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

We are all born with psychic abilities, some of us are able to readily ‘tap’ into this gift naturally; however, it often lays dormant within others, and requires a little bit of assistance for them to access these hidden abilities.

Whether you are new to psychic development and wishing to learn more, or you are an ‘old hand’ looking to enhance your existing psychic abilities; our regular monthly psychic development workshops are specially designed to guide you along your individual journey in a safe and supportive environment, at a pace that is the most comfortable for you.

In this meetup, we will be calling in our Guides and connecting with them through meditation as well working with ways to strengthen that connection.

Throughout this series of workshops, we will explore a range of topics including and not limited to the below:

  • working with the different clair senses (clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience),

  • working with the human energy system, auras and chakras,

  • the importance of grounding and protection

  • obtaining information using the tarot and other cards

  • dowsing

  • what spirit guides are and how to connect with them through meditation

  • connecting with your gatekeeper

  • connecting with crystals

  • developing mediumship and psychometry skills

All our subsequent workshops will be designed so you can build on or reinforce your newly learned abilities, so they are ideal for individuals who wish to come on a monthly basis. However, they will provide a solid foundation if taken on their own.

The cost is £12.00 + booking fee (please see our refund policy):

See you soon!

Love & Blessings

Elara

Aug
15
Thu
2024
Psychic and Spiritual Development – Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Aug 15 @ 18:00 BST – 20:00 BST
Psychic and Spiritual Development - Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

We are all born with psychic abilities, some of us are able to readily ‘tap’ into this gift naturally; however, it often lays dormant within others, and requires a little bit of assistance for them to access these hidden abilities.

Whether you are new to psychic development and wishing to learn more, or you are an ‘old hand’ looking to enhance your existing psychic abilities; our regular monthly psychic development workshops are specially designed to guide you along your individual journey in a safe and supportive environment, at a pace that is the most comfortable for you.

In this meetup, we will be calling in our Guides and connecting with them through meditation as well working with ways to strengthen that connection.

Throughout this series of workshops, we will explore a range of topics including and not limited to the below:

  • working with the different clair senses (clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience),

  • working with the human energy system, auras and chakras,

  • the importance of grounding and protection

  • obtaining information using the tarot and other cards

  • dowsing

  • what spirit guides are and how to connect with them through meditation

  • connecting with your gatekeeper

  • connecting with crystals

  • developing mediumship and psychometry skills

All our subsequent workshops will be designed so you can build on or reinforce your newly learned abilities, so they are ideal for individuals who wish to come on a monthly basis. However, they will provide a solid foundation if taken on their own.

The cost is £12.00 + booking fee (please see our refund policy):

See you soon!

Love & Blessings

Elara

Aug
16
Fri
2024
Reiki Level 1 Initiation 09:30-16:00 @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Aug 16 @ 09:30 BST – 16:00 BST

Reiki 1 training gives you the ability to give Reiki to yourself and to family and friends. It allows you to access the universal healing reiki energy and can for many people, be one of the most transformative and enlightening decisions they have ever made as well as a beautiful opening up experience.

Reiki, is the name given to a system of natural energy healing which evolved in by Japan by Dr. Usui who was inspired to develop this healing system from ancient teachings after many years of study, research and meditation.

Reiki level 1 is suitable for :

– those who want to learn how to treat themselves and family/friends,

– those that are looking for a way to move forward with their own self development and spiritual advancement, and

– anyone interested in exploring their spirituality.

The ability to use Reiki is normally given via an attunement or initiation. When attending a Reiki 1 course the participant gets attuned/initiated by a Reiki master through a simple process which opens them to receive and utilise more of the Universal Life Energy. The attunements have in themselves a very powerful balancing and healing effect.

Since energy spins at different levels, Reiki is normally split into 3 levels: Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Master level. Once attuned Reiki is easy to use and your ability to use Reiki will never leave you. The attunements will be done by Elara who is a Reiki Master/Teacher in both Eastern and Western traditions.

This course is a Western Reiki 1 Initiation and consists of one and a half days. The additional half day will be scheduled after the 21 day healing period and will be mutually agreed by all who attend.

During the course, you will:

– learn the history of Reiki

– be introduced to the universal life force energy and learn to feel and connect to this energy

– receive four reiki attunements, usually done individually by a Reiki Master/Teacher who will attune you to this universal life force energy

– learn about protecting yourself from negative energy.

– have a practical demonstration of giving a Reiki treatment and an opportunity for you to practice

– learn about the about the uses of Reiki on friends, family, animals, plants, gifts, clearing spaces and situations.

– Learn about the different effects of a Reiki treatment and what to be conscious of

– You will be given support during your 21 days of self-healing to allow you time to adjust to this shift in your vibration.

– You will be given a written manual and a certificate.

The investment is as follows (please see our refund policy): –

Full Price: £155 + booking fee

Those repeating Reiki 1 with me: £95 + booking fee

To avoid booking fee’s, you can pay by bank transfer.

Please note that if you come on the course and then do another repeat at the repeat price, then you can come along for free to future Reiki Level 1 courses in the Western tradition that I run. This is subject to availability, I will keep 2 places available on each course that I run and I will be able to confirm availability if you message me. My intention in introducing this free lifelong repeat option is to allow us to keep coming back and connecting with the material and Reiki at a deeper level and I am very excited about the possibilities that could come from this.

For those who attend Reiki 1 Initiation, I am also offering an optional package of 3 one hour one to one sessions with me for £95. These sessions are to support you in your ongoing Reiki journey and can involve further one to one instruction on techniques or receiving Reiki from me for the hour or a mixture of both, depending on what you require at that time. They can be in person or online.

Contact Details: Elara – 07391 552 616

Love and light

Elara

Sep
5
Thu
2024
Gong Bath with Gong Holistic @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Sep 5 @ 19:30 BST – 20:30 BST
Gong Bath with Gong Holistic @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

Craig is a trusted and respected, elder, teacher and guide with forty years experience in creating sound-scapes, a wisdom carrier for community, growth and transformation. He will manifest a sound journey for you to travel on within a safe, sacred environment that brings healing to your mind, body and soul. 

While gongs have been around for thousands of years, this practice is relatively new in that the science, a practice that utilizes wave forms and frequencies has only been available to us for the past few decades, through which we have learned to work with our own physiology and DNA..
Today, enthusiasts believe that gong baths can help reduce stress and liberate emotional blockages. Scientific evidence suggests that certain forms of sound therapy prompt damaged human DNA strands to repair themselves. Some tones are thought to promote vitality and healing, and also to enhance happiness.
PLEASE arrive 15 mins early for the session as you will need this time to settle. Please enter quietly if you are late, it’s fine.
Let me know in advance if you have any queries regarding the suitability of a gong bath for you.
As your heartbeat lowers when you relax during a session, so does your core body temperature. Please bring your warmest blankets, duvet or even a sleeping bag as some often do! This will make your overall experience much more pleasurable.
Come and join us for this amazing 1 Hour relaxation. Not suitable for children under the age of thirteen, people with pacemakers and pregnancy in their first trimester.

Further details Contact:

Facebook: @GongHolistic
Craig Winterburn 07910 265 221
E-mail: treedrum@gmail.com
https://treedrum.co.uk/
Sep
19
Thu
2024
Psychic and Spiritual Development – Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Sep 19 @ 18:00 BST – 20:00 BST
Psychic and Spiritual Development - Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

We are all born with psychic abilities, some of us are able to readily ‘tap’ into this gift naturally; however, it often lays dormant within others, and requires a little bit of assistance for them to access these hidden abilities.

Whether you are new to psychic development and wishing to learn more, or you are an ‘old hand’ looking to enhance your existing psychic abilities; our regular monthly psychic development workshops are specially designed to guide you along your individual journey in a safe and supportive environment, at a pace that is the most comfortable for you.

In this meetup, we will be calling in our Guides and connecting with them through meditation as well working with ways to strengthen that connection.

Throughout this series of workshops, we will explore a range of topics including and not limited to the below:

  • working with the different clair senses (clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience),

  • working with the human energy system, auras and chakras,

  • the importance of grounding and protection

  • obtaining information using the tarot and other cards

  • dowsing

  • what spirit guides are and how to connect with them through meditation

  • connecting with your gatekeeper

  • connecting with crystals

  • developing mediumship and psychometry skills

All our subsequent workshops will be designed so you can build on or reinforce your newly learned abilities, so they are ideal for individuals who wish to come on a monthly basis. However, they will provide a solid foundation if taken on their own.

The cost is £12.00 + booking fee (please see our refund policy):

See you soon!

Love & Blessings

Elara

Oct
10
Thu
2024
Gong Bath with Gong Holistic @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Oct 10 @ 19:30 BST – 20:30 BST
Gong Bath with Gong Holistic @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

Craig is a trusted and respected, elder, teacher and guide with forty years experience in creating sound-scapes, a wisdom carrier for community, growth and transformation. He will manifest a sound journey for you to travel on within a safe, sacred environment that brings healing to your mind, body and soul. 

While gongs have been around for thousands of years, this practice is relatively new in that the science, a practice that utilizes wave forms and frequencies has only been available to us for the past few decades, through which we have learned to work with our own physiology and DNA..
Today, enthusiasts believe that gong baths can help reduce stress and liberate emotional blockages. Scientific evidence suggests that certain forms of sound therapy prompt damaged human DNA strands to repair themselves. Some tones are thought to promote vitality and healing, and also to enhance happiness.
PLEASE arrive 15 mins early for the session as you will need this time to settle. Please enter quietly if you are late, it’s fine.
Let me know in advance if you have any queries regarding the suitability of a gong bath for you.
As your heartbeat lowers when you relax during a session, so does your core body temperature. Please bring your warmest blankets, duvet or even a sleeping bag as some often do! This will make your overall experience much more pleasurable.
Come and join us for this amazing 1 Hour relaxation. Not suitable for children under the age of thirteen, people with pacemakers and pregnancy in their first trimester.

Further details Contact:

Facebook: @GongHolistic
Craig Winterburn 07910 265 221
E-mail: treedrum@gmail.com
https://treedrum.co.uk/
Oct
17
Thu
2024
Psychic and Spiritual Development – Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Oct 17 @ 18:00 BST – 20:00 BST
Psychic and Spiritual Development - Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

We are all born with psychic abilities, some of us are able to readily ‘tap’ into this gift naturally; however, it often lays dormant within others, and requires a little bit of assistance for them to access these hidden abilities.

Whether you are new to psychic development and wishing to learn more, or you are an ‘old hand’ looking to enhance your existing psychic abilities; our regular monthly psychic development workshops are specially designed to guide you along your individual journey in a safe and supportive environment, at a pace that is the most comfortable for you.

In this meetup, we will be calling in our Guides and connecting with them through meditation as well working with ways to strengthen that connection.

Throughout this series of workshops, we will explore a range of topics including and not limited to the below:

  • working with the different clair senses (clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience),

  • working with the human energy system, auras and chakras,

  • the importance of grounding and protection

  • obtaining information using the tarot and other cards

  • dowsing

  • what spirit guides are and how to connect with them through meditation

  • connecting with your gatekeeper

  • connecting with crystals

  • developing mediumship and psychometry skills

All our subsequent workshops will be designed so you can build on or reinforce your newly learned abilities, so they are ideal for individuals who wish to come on a monthly basis. However, they will provide a solid foundation if taken on their own.

The cost is £12.00 + booking fee (please see our refund policy):

See you soon!

Love & Blessings

Elara

Nov
14
Thu
2024
Psychic and Spiritual Development – Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Nov 14 @ 18:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT
Psychic and Spiritual Development - Meditation for Connection @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK

We are all born with psychic abilities, some of us are able to readily ‘tap’ into this gift naturally; however, it often lays dormant within others, and requires a little bit of assistance for them to access these hidden abilities.

Whether you are new to psychic development and wishing to learn more, or you are an ‘old hand’ looking to enhance your existing psychic abilities; our regular monthly psychic development workshops are specially designed to guide you along your individual journey in a safe and supportive environment, at a pace that is the most comfortable for you.

In this meetup, we will be calling in our Guides and connecting with them through meditation as well working with ways to strengthen that connection.

Throughout this series of workshops, we will explore a range of topics including and not limited to the below:

  • working with the different clair senses (clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience),

  • working with the human energy system, auras and chakras,

  • the importance of grounding and protection

  • obtaining information using the tarot and other cards

  • dowsing

  • what spirit guides are and how to connect with them through meditation

  • connecting with your gatekeeper

  • connecting with crystals

  • developing mediumship and psychometry skills

All our subsequent workshops will be designed so you can build on or reinforce your newly learned abilities, so they are ideal for individuals who wish to come on a monthly basis. However, they will provide a solid foundation if taken on their own.

The cost is £12.00 + booking fee (please see our refund policy):

See you soon!

Love & Blessings

Elara