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Tuesday 18th March 2014

Mr John Wood for the Association for the Blind told us about the Northampton Association for the Blind - it's history and how it helps the visually impaired in Northamptonshire today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Wednesday 10th September 2014

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Thanks to Barbara Lewise for an interesting talk on Coping with Therapies in Difficult Situations –
No Hands Massage
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Wednesday 15th January 2014

Fiona Davies gave us an interesting talk on the Emmett Technique

Developed by experienced Australian body-worker, Ross Emmett, this simple, gentle method of hands-on muscle release, pain relief AND physical body balance works as a stand-alone therapy or alongside all other known bodywork systems. A light touch, neuromuscular technique – aiming to encourage the body to perform in a balanced way, an Emmett move can create change within seconds! Emmett is for everyone adults and children alike … a gentle and effective therapy for all. WEBSITES: www.rossemmett.com.au, www.emmett-uk.com (which now has brilliant video clips of Emmett in action - take a peek!)

Wednesday 13th November 2013

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Thanks to Barbara Lewis for gaving us a fascinating talk on The History of Medicine

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Wednesday 10th July 2013

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

We had an interesting talk on Unified Healing.

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Tuesday 14th May 2013

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Thanks to Liz Barr and Brian Mackman for giving us a very interesting talk on Mindfulness - Finding Peace in a Frantic World. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tuesday 13th November 2012

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Thanks to Barbara Lewis for an interesting and informative talk on "I'm a vegetarian, no I don't eat fish".

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Wednesday 12th September 2012

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Our speaker was Sarah Line. Sarah gave us a fascinating talk about 2012 And Beyond.

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Tuesday 15th May 2012

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Our speaker was Pat Smart.

'A SACRED SOUND’ JOURNEY

Working with many different instruments, such as drums, percussion, singing bowls, bells or simply chanting mantras for rebalancing and effecting a healing, or for use in meditation, working with crystals, or finding your voice through toning and lots more experiential development opportunities.


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Tuesday 13th March 2012

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Our speaker was Wendy Boulton who gave us a talk on "Crystals in the Home".

Wednesday 25th Jan 2012

Northampton District Scout HQ at Fernie Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Our speaker was Sue Waters who is a librarian and and talked to us about Jean Overton Fuller 1915 – 2009 - biographer, poet, painter and mystic.

Jean lived in Rushden and was known in her later years for visiting the library, spending hours just sitting there. On her death it was discovered that she has played an important role in the Second World War and had been one of the pioneers of Complementary Therapies in her time.

She was also a mystic, again a pioneer of her time.

Sue filled us in on her unusual and varied life.


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Tuesday 12th July 2011 - Northampton

Northampton District Scout HQ at Ferney Fields, post code NN3 7BD

Rose Todd talked to us about The Secret and beyond (techniques of manifestation). A very interesting and enlightening evening.




Wednesday 18th May 2011 - Rushden

(Rushden Conservative Club, 44 High Street, Rushden, NN10 0QX)

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Thanks to Alison for stepping in at short notice to talk us through a very relaxing and energising technique.

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Tuesday 15th March 2011

Northampton District Scout HQ at Ferney Fields, post code NN3 7BD

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Thanks to Janet Flowers who gave us an interesting talk on the energy of colour and how we use it for health.



Wednesday 26th January 2011

Our November Group meeting was in Rushden (Rushden Conservative Club, 44 High Street, Rushden, NN10 0QX) on Wednesday 26th January 2011 from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Jean Pugh gave us an interesting and informative talk on Spiritality and Aromatherapy

Tuesday 16th November 2010

Northampton District Scout HQ at Ferney Fields, post code NN3 7BD

Thanks to Celia Allen-Bullock who gave us a talk and demonstrated Reiki Drumming.

Wednesday 19th May 2010

Church hall, Stanion Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Stanion, near Corby

The Stanion group of therapists are having a talk on the same night on Iridology, so we thought we would join them on this occasion.
This meeting is held in the church hall, Stanion Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Stanion, near Corby. Stanion is situated on the A43 A14 roads near Corby and is a small community.
The meeting starts at 7.30 pm and a charge of £3 is levied which includes refreshments.

Tuesday March 16th 2010

Fernie Fields Sports Club , NN3 7BD

Christine Gould (and members of the Reiki Academy) gave us a talk on Reiki and also offered tasters during the evening. Christine founded the Reiki Academy and works with Reiki in hospitals.

Wednesday 27th January 2010

Rushden Conservative Club, 44 High Street, Rushden, NN10 0QX

Wendy Boulton talked about NLP

Tuesday November 17th, 2009

Friends Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton NN1 3AS

An evening of taster sessons
A selection of therapies was on offer
A charge of £5 per 15 min taster session
Proceeds to go to Mind
View Pictures of the Taster Session
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Wednesday September 16th, 2009

Friends Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton NN1 3AS

Sue Martin repeated her EFT workshop starting with the basics and workting on aches and pains (Emotional and Physical)! We successfully tried out Proxy EFT and Borrowing Benefits.

Not sure of what EFT is - then follow this link to find out more Gary Craig's EFT Website

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Tuesday, July 14th, Rushden Conservative Club

Sandra Murphy of the charity One Step At A Time told us about how and why she set up the charity which provides support to vulnerable children and their communities in Northern Uganda.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 Friends Meeting House

Jill Miller of Theta Healing gave an introductory talk on Theta Healing. Small entrance charge payable.

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Tuesday 17th March - Rushden Rushden Conservative Club

Christine Gould, an International Medium spoke to us about CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She also told us about other therapies she uses such as Socratic Dialogue. A very interesting evening.

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Wednesday 28th January 2009

Friends Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton NN1 3AS - the group AGM and Michael Markham talked about Forever Living Products, a range of aloe vera based products, their benefits and also the business opportunity to run alongside therapies

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Tuesday 18th November 2008

The meeting was held at Roz Crampton's therapy room in Northampton. (Cy-n-ra, 258 Kettering Road Northampton, NN2 7DT. Roz's tel no is 01604 721881) The sound therapy room is built at the back of Roz's home and we experienced a brilliant sound bath and played drums.

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Wednesday 21st May 2008

Wendy Boulton gave us a talk on Theraplay. This therapy is structured for children and parents and its goal is to enhance attachment, self esteem, trust in others and joyful engagement. Children are referred for a wide range of problems including withdrawn or depressed behaviour, veractive aggressive behaviour, temper tantrums, phobias, and difficulty in socialisging and making friends. If you missed this meeting you missed the sweets and the mock snowball fight :-)

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Week Commencing 14.4.08, the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust Festival of Wellbeing. Members attended various events during this week.

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11th May 2008 Natural Living Fair in Northampton - The group had a stall at this event.
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Tuesday March 18th 2008 - Northampton
Thanks to Katherine Hall for giving us a talk on Shiatsu at The Friends Meeting House in Northampton.
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8th March International Women's Day
At the Pemberton Centre in Rushden. The event ran from 10.00am to 4.00pm, and the group was based in the bar area of the centre.

We gave free tasters as it was a charity event. A good steady stream of ladies took advantage of the free tasters and found out about our group

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Launch Event in Towcester - Saturday 23rd Feb 2008
An assortment of our therapists gave free taster sessions at our Launch event in Towcester
The venue was the Town Hall. A quiet afternoon - but with 6 therapists we had just about enough people through the doors to keep us all busy. Thanks to Jean Pugh, Alison Rowlands, Pat Smart, Julie Leatherland, Sue Martin and Janet Flowers for giving up their Saturday afternoon to help spead the news about Shires Holistics and Completmentary Therapies :-)
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Group Meeting - Wednesday 30th January 7.30 to 9.30 pm at the Melton Community Centre, Melton Street, Kettering NN16 9DS

Our next meeting was planned for Wednesday 16th January, but this date clashed with the Stanion Group meeting, so we have changed ours to Wednesday 30th January from 7.30 to 9.30 pm at the Melton Community Centre, Melton Street, Kettering NN16 9DS (the centre is situated at the end of Melton Street on the corner of Cross Street).

Our speaker was Julie Leatherland who talked to us about Hypnocolour. Hypnocolour uses the proven therapies of hypnotherapy, EFT relaxation, colour breathing colour visualisation, meditation techniques colour therapy and positive affirmations.

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Anniversary Event at Balance Studio 29th September 2007

The First Anniversary Celebration on 29th September at The Balance Studio in Northampton was well attended with 9 of our members offering 30 minute taster sessions. Money raised from these tasters will be donated to a charity.

After the public event we had a members only party with assorted nibbles to celebrate one whole year!

Thanks to Kerry for the loan of a venue with a truely relaxing atmosphere and further thanks to all the therapists who gave their time and energy for free.

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Group Meeting Wednesday Sept 19th 2007

Kerry Clarke from the Balance Studio in Northampton gave us a fascinating talk on Yoga.
Venue was the Friends Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton.

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Group Meeting Tuesday July 24th 2007

Change of speaker as Mo was unable to give a talk. Janet Flowers stepped into the breech and gave a talk on Aromatherapy. Venue was the Melton Street Community Centre, Melton Street, Kettering NN16 9DH.

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Group Meeting Wednesday May 23rd 2007

Thanks to Mary for her talk on Indian Head Massge at Green Dragon pub, Higham Ferrers

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Group Meeting - Tuesday 27th March 2007

The meeting at the Friends Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton was well attended.

For this meeting, we were very fortunate and priviledged to have Michael Markham, a very well known businessman in Northamptonshire giving us a presentation on motivation, network marketing and differentiating marketing.

Michael give us a very entertaining and inspirational talk, providing lots of useful information and tips to use in promoting our businesses. The time just flew by and it was lucky that we had the keys to lock up - as we easily overran our end time.

If you missing this talk but get a chance to hear Michael speak in the future it's well worth going to see him.

Below is a short biography of Michael.

Michael Markham, Managing Director, Stanair Industrial Door Services Ltd.
Shire Security Ltd.
MMm, Michael Markham Mentoring

Michael spent most of his youth in and out of care, and foster homes, until joining the Army in 1962 at the age of 15 years. From 1965 until 1976 he toured the world with the Army developing military airbases (and then subsequently dismantling them.)

He left the Army in 1976 and teamed up with Stanair Industrial Door Services Ltd., a small predominantly manufacturing company that had been trading since August 1974. Michael moved to Kettering in 1978, where Stanair now have their head office with Service Centres throughout the region.

Michael has been involved with many other businesses on his way to his current success.

Stanair have numerous awards and accreditations for business excellence, including;
ISO9001 2000
Investors in People
Age Positive Champions
Beacon Organisation Status

They have a strong training background, writing their own training courses for their Engineers when no external qualifications existed. Winning “The National Training Award” in 2002

These have largely been adopted by the industry as a whole and are incorporated in the industry NVQ’s which Michael was very instrumental in producing.

Michael is actively involved in local business and community activities

A Director, Northamptonshire Business Link.
AQ Director, Northamptonshire Chamber.
A Director, Northamptonshire Action Against Crime Business.
A Business Mentor.
A Schools Mentor.
Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Northamptonshire.
Chairman of The Door and Shutter Manufacturers Association.

October 13th.2003 - he attended Buckingham Palace to be recognised by Her Majesty the Queen as a Pioneer to the Life of the Nation.
June 22nd. 2004 - he attended Downing Street for one of his companies, Stanair Industrial Door Services Ltd., to be recognised as “Age Positive Champions”
July 14th. 2006 - he attended Buckingham Palace in recognition of his work with The Prince’s Trust.



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Wednesday 21st March 2007, Highgate House, Creaton, Northants

Age Concern ran this event and several members of Shires Holistics attended to give talks and free tasters.

All proceeds from the event went towards the Age Concern New Home Appeal.
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Group Meeting - Wednesday Jan 24th 2007

At Melton Street Community Centre, Melton Street, Kettering NN16 9DH.

Thanks to Ulrike Bluemel who kindly stepped in at the last moment. Her talk on Equine/Animal massage and spinal manipulation was very informative and instructive. I think that we'll all look at animals in a new light.

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Angel Festival - Higham Ferrers - November 24th - 26th 2006

Members of Shires Holistics attended this event and offered taster sessions - perhaps next year we'll have to wear wings and halos!
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Thanks to Wendy Boulton and Mo Peacock for giving the talk on Crystal Healing - How to Clear the Energy in a Room. At the Green Dragon, Higham Ferrers. A very interesting evening during which we all learnt a lot about using crystals.
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The Launch of the Group and Directory took place on Saturday 23rd September 2006 in the presence of The Mayor and Mayoress of Wellingborough at The Castle, Castle Way, Wellingborough

We offered free taster sessions in Reflexology, Crystal Healing,
Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Neck and Shoulder massage and EFT

A good number of people came to see what the group is about, to collect a copy of the directory and to try the taster sessions and free drinks

Thanks to The Mayor and Mayoress of Wellingborough for launching the group
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The Shires Group of Holistic Practitioners also attended the Holistic Therapy Event at the Sixfields Stadium in Northampton on Sunday 24th September 2006.

We handed out copies of the Directory to people attending the event and spoke to many of the therapists on the other stalls to see if they would be interested in becoming members.

Taster sessions were offered at £5 for 15 minute sessions.

There was a good level of interest in who we are and what we do.
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