Talks, Performances and Demonstrations

Holistic Festival Weekend Programme 2019

Entry to workshops costs £5 per day. Your wristband will admit you to as many talks or workshops as you wish during each day!!

Saturday 30th March

Birch Conference Room
Workshop One
     

10.15 - 11.00   
Shamanic Drum Journey with Aya Zebrowska  

11.15 - 12.00
Me and My Best Friend Anorexia: a harrowing but inspiring story of recovery
with Leading ED Advocate Hope Virgo
Conquering Anorexia with Sport, Exercise, and Healthy Living

Hope Virgo is the Author of Stand Tall Little Girl, and a leading advocate for people with eating disorders. Hope helps young people and employers (including schools, hospitals and businesses) to deal with the rising tide of mental health issues which affect one in four people and costs employers between £33 and £42 billion annually. She has been described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital, as "sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact". Hope is also a recognised media spokesperson, having appeared on various platforms including BBC Newsnight, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and BBC News.

12.15 - 1.00
Cavemen and Polar Bears : A Proven Strategy for the Effective Management of your Mood and Mindset
The Book and Live Presentation
written and presented by Andy Workman HPD DHP SFBTSup(Hyp) SFBHyp CBTHyp GQHP AfSFH MNCH(Reg) MHS Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker

Are you ever stressed or anxious?
Do you want to stop worrying so much?
Would you like to enjoy life more?
The good news is that now YOU CAN learn to control your own mood and improve all aspects of your life and Andy will show you HOW.

During your time together you’ll discover

·         The difference between your rational and emotional minds

·         How your personal ‘Security Guard’, ‘Filing Cabinet’ and ‘Pharmacist’ interact to respond to whatever cards life deals you.

·         The underlying causes of stress, anxiety and depression and

·         What you can do to address those conditions and improve your mental resilience in the process.

Using everyday language and plenty of humour, Cavemen and Polar Bears introduces research, case histories, personal stories and examples designed to offer you a genuine opportunity to improve dramatically your mood and outlook on life.

Andy says “My message is easy to understand, easy to apply and makes life easier as a result”
91% of attendees say that they would recommend Cavemen and Polar Bears to family, friends and colleagues. Come and find out why!

Andy Workman is a successful Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, Mindset Specialist, Author and Motivational Speaker as well as being the Director of The Beehive Natural Health Practice in Keynsham near Bristol.

Having previously served for more than 30 years as a Police Officer, in both the Royal Air Force and the civil Police Service, he brings a wealth of life experience and characteristic humour to his work as a therapist and speaker.

Andy lives in Bristol with his wife Karen and they have two grown up sons, Sam and Adam. Away from his work, he is a keen swimmer and cyclist and relaxes by working out in the gym. He has many hobbies including beekeeping, painting (acrylics & watercolours), making hand & rod puppets, playing saxophone and ballroom dancing. There is NEVER a dull moment, but that is a blessing in itself.

1.15 - 2.00
Owning Your Extra Ordinary with British Actor, Model and Health and Well Being Author Tommy Hatto

From struggling with low self-esteem and facing continued rejection from peers to becoming one of Hollywood’s rising young stars, Tommy’s courage and determination has inspired many people to start believing in themselves and taking action. This 45 minute self-empowerment talk will aim to change people’s lives for the better. Listeners can learn how to accomplish their goals, overcome self-doubt and start loving the skin they’re in.

Tommy Hatto is a British actor, who rose to prominence after being cast in a small role in the Marvel blockbuster ‘Thor 2: The Dark World’. Following his film debut, Tommy has gone on to work with the likes of Hollywood superstars Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Kevin Costner. Tommy has also modelled globally for renowned brands such as Rayban and GQ. He is set to release his first book entitled ‘In This Skin’: a poignant conversation and self-reflection on body confidence, self-esteem and health.

Of the book, Tommy says ‘We should all want to strive to be the best version of ourselves. We need good food to function and feel powerful, we should exercise to be strong and feel indestructible. We should use our words and thoughts to empower others as well as ourselves. I guess the motivation for writing this book is if there are people out there, even one person, who is encouraged by something I say then that’s a good thing.’

2.15 - 3.00
Relaxing Sound Bath with The Bards of Avalon

We are Bea Martin and David Johnson, therapeutic sound practitioners who have been working together since 2003. We have trained with some of the world's finest sound healing practitioners and have been working together with sound since 2003. We’re passionate about the positive impact of sound therapy on people’s lives. We’ve seen first-hand how sound helps to reduce stress and provide deep relaxation. We love to share our knowledge and experience of how to use sound to assist in releasing and transforming limiting patterns. Our mission is to support you in realising your potential, have a more joyful, fulfilling life and enhance your health and wellbeing.

We offer a range of services including individual soundbath sessions on Skype, relaxing group sound baths, empowering workshops, inspirational presentations and life-affirming sacred site journeys.

Based in Bristol, in the South West of UK, we’ve worked with a great variety of individuals, organisations and community groups throughout the world.

3.15 - 4.00   
The Road to Positive Transformation  and Change - with Elaine Fenton

There is no time like now to open the doors and step into a whole new world of possibility. Change happens when we choose to create the time and space for it to grow, so come and spend some time with Motivational Mentor, Spiritual Advisor, Writer and Artist Elaine Fenton, as she shares an unforgettable session which will stay in your heart for a long time … and maybe, just maybe, encourage you to reach out and step into a new future.

The session will be creative and positive, with little hints of magic and fun thrown in … and guaranteed to see you leave with a spring in your step and a deeper sense of focus and ‘can do’ inside!

As well as her mentor role, Elaine runs national health and well-being festivals, reaching many thousands of people each year. She embraces a ‘holistic’ approach to her work … honouring the importance of the mind, body and spirit in relation to happiness and well being. She has hosted workshops and retreats for hundreds of people both here and in the U.S. Come and share some time with her as she reaches out to you!

Willow Conference Room 
Workshop Two 
 

10.15 - 11.00       
Biodanza with Paula Jardim

"Biodanza is a way of keeping your body in balance, reclaiming the wholeness of your being, and embracing the wisdom of your instinctual intelligence. It is a way of learning to dance with life through group experiences induced by music and movement.

Paula Jardim is a Biodanza facilitator, didactic teacher and supervisor who offers her services in the UK and abroad."

11.15 - 12.00
Laughter Meditation with Joe Hoare

A gentle embodied relaxing approach to laughter yoga and laughter meditation.
Oprah wrote: "Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood.
Last year I highlighted Laughter Yoga on my TV program. I've tried it, and it works."

My own personal wake-up changed my life forever, in one ripping instant. I realised from that spiritual catharsis that my life was one of service, and all my endeavours have been directed to that end ever since (1991). Even in the most corporate team-building and conference environments my agenda has always included encouraging people to connect with their good-natured, creative individuality and perform better not just for themselves but for a bigger picture for the good of all. And it works.

Following that thread, my personal development work is about empowerment: helping people wake up, come alive, be the best they can be, and enjoy the ride. Because this enjoyment is contagious, it gives others permission to enjoy the ride too. It stimulates qualities like connection & kindness, and its ultimate effect is to enhance people's experience of being alive, for the benefit of all.

I do this through courses, workshops, Retreats and one-to-one sessions. I do it however it works best, and find that the right people always attend the right session.

Professionally I have been running meetings, delivering conference sessions and providing workshops for over 30 years. My clients range from the international blue-chip companies (such as Kraft, Bank of Ireland, Novo Nordisk, Lloyds, Continental Airlines), to universities and colleges (including Bristol, Dundee, U.W.E, Cheltenham Science Festival), to charities and the Healthcare sector (Housing Associations, the NHS, Oxfam, NACTHPC, and others), and to the very experiential end of the spectrum like Glastonbury Festival.

In 2006 I set up the UK's Laughter Facilitation course, to teach others how to use this material. In 2000 I co-authored 'The Holistic Workspace', and in 2013 'Awakening the Laughing Buddha within' with the Barefoot Doctor.

12.15 - 1.00
Angels of Empowerment with Jane Fishlock


Angels are light and light brings empowerment.
Jane will be channelling Archangel Micheal’s words and vibration to allow yourself to immerse into deepening your understanding through collective meditation. This will allow you to touch and expand your inner light, lifting you to a new sense of well being and empowerment.

1.15 - 2.00
Demonstration of Mediumship with Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown is an International Medium who works professionally around the world, demonstrating his mediumistic ability as a Medium, Healer and Teacher. We are thrilled to have him with us. 

2.15 - 3.00
All You Need is Love - A Heart Chakra Workshop with Daniel Neale

In this Workshop, we will work with different crystals that can help bring the Heart chakra into balance. The Heart Chakra colours our lives with compassion, love and beauty.

3.15 - 4.00
The Fairy Ring - Healing & Wishing Circle with Karen Kay - The Fairy Lady

Join Karen Kay in the Fairy Ring as she holds a Healing and Wishing Circle.
A magical and light-hearted bonding experience, where the group energy combined with the fairies of love and light will support the wishes and healing requests of participants for the highest good of all.
You will also have the opportunity to make three personal wishes, and set your intentions for the year ahead! Suitable for children and adults.

Karen Kay, is a Hay House Author and former BBC news editor who now writes a fairy column for Soul & Spirit magazine. Her new Fairy Oracle cards will be published in 2019. Join her newsletter at www.karenkay.co.uk to receive a free digital download of her Fairy Door Meditation.
For further information about Karen and her work with the fairies visit www.karenkay.co.uk

4.15 - 5.00
Transforming lives through Inner Peace with Life Coach Sangeeta Dewan


I will share my journey and also my 12 steps to achieve Inner Peace and will do a live meditation and everyone will experience a deep healing. You will also receive my free Inner Peace meditation by email and get 10% discount to my 121 life coaching sessions. Here is my website
sangeetadewan.com

Sangeeta is a Life Coach based in Bristol and a co-presenter of the Real Women Show at BCfm radio. She has just launched this amazing programme for peace in Bristol! Come and join her.

Sunday 31st March

Birch Conference Room
Workshop One

10.15 - 11.00   
Peaceful Yoga and Deep Relaxation with Shanti

Connect to the peace within with a Gentle Yoga Hatha Class followed by a guided deep relaxation(Yoga Nidra). Suitable for All ages and Abilities – no experience required. Mats and blankets provided.

My name is Shanti (Lisa) and I have been qualified and teaching Yoga and Mindfulness for 5 years, ages ranging from 5 years to 90! I have regular weekly classes and hold workshops and retreats. Yoga and meditation support your wellbeing and help to connect to your peace within. A valuable life skill in today’s busy world. I am also a Mindfulness Practitioner, Energy Healer and offer Guidance Readings and channel messages to share.

I look forward to sharing this lovely space with you. Shanti xx

11.15 - 12.00
Kinesiology and Body Talk with Holistic Guide and Healer Mylène Chiron

Mylene will present BODYTALK, a consciousness-based therapy which taps into quantum reality and highlights the fact that CONSCIOUSNESS is what ultimately creates the reality you are experiencing right now.
If consciousness can create a state of poor health or mental imbalances of any kind, then it can undo it.: The key to change is WITHIN, and all levels of your experience of life thus far have contributed to creating and maintaining what you are living right now.

BodyTalk and its application of muscle testing biofeedback helps you access what YOU have created and brings YOU to the level of awareness necessary to operate changes.

Mylene is now working in partnership with Gwenolye Duirwoods who will join us to introduce her biofield tuning therapy: We will finish with a group healing demonstration - nothing too deep so you won't be unsettled but enough for you to experience the potential of both practitioners and their specialities combined.

12.15 - 1.00
Changing the UnchangalE with Ease with Ruth Bartleet

A talk about what you’d like to change in your life, with pragmatic tools for magic in your life and an introduction to Access Bars.

1.15 - 2.00
Psychic Surgery Talk and Demonstration with
Paula Jackson - Psychic Surgeon

Paula will be talking about Psychic Surgery healing and give two demonstrations with the assistance from the Psychic Surgeons and talking about the healing benefits within her book, ‘Journal of a Psychic Surgeon’.

Paula Jackson is a naturally gifted Healer offering Psychic Surgery healing.
She works with a Team of 33 individual Spirit Psychic Surgeons who work through her hands to clear mental, emotional, Spiritual and physical blockages that allow the body and mind to heal itself.

Since 2011 Paula has been spreading the word of her unique work across the South of England and Wales by carrying out public talks & demonstrations on her healing.In October 2017 Paula wrote and self-published through Amazon, her book,
‘Journal of a Psychic Surgeon’ about a healing path she never knew was open to her.

For more information on her work together with the latest testimonials received please view her website www.paulajackson.co.uk  

2.15 - 3.00
Atlantean Transformational Healing with Dominic Jones

Unlock the power and knowledge of the Violet Flame to transmute energies in your life and bring about change.

We will introduce to you the sacred symbol of the Violet Flame as well as the power of the Dragon through this talk and meditation working with
symbols, crystals, carvings and more. This taster is the perfect way to open yourself up to the transformative healing of the Violet Flame and will give you the basic knowledge to use it at home.

Suitable for all abilities.

3.15 - 4.00
Walking on Sunshine: A Solar Plexus Chakra Workshop with Daniel Neale

In this Workshop, we will work with different crystals that can help bring the Solar Plexus chakra into balance. The Solar Plexus Chakra is our power source. The centre of our own Solar System.

Willow Conference Room
Workshop Two

10.15 - 11.00   
Get Out of the Spiritual Closet with
Genevieve Robson

During this workshop Genevieve Robson will talk about the stumbling blocks that she has noticed in herself and others that are developing their spiritually; whether it be in the form of Intuition, Healing, Psychic Development, Mediumship or any other discipline.
Genevieve started consciously developing as a Medium and as Healer 11 years ago. She now works as a Trance Medium, Healer and Teacher helping others to develop their own unique spiritual abilities. She believes that we are all Psychics and Healers.
She believes that it is time to stop comparing ourselves to others and let our unique gifts shine though by learning to listen to our own intuition. She will talk about the importance of protection, grounding and clearing in our daily lives. And the importance of ethic’s within our work such as maintaining confidentiality with our clients. She explains that these disciplines are the foundations that we work with and that they will help you to unfold your endless spiritual potential.
She will end the Workshop with a guided Mediation to show you how to ground, clear and protect so that you can incorporate these into your daily routine if you wish.

11.15 - 12.00
Energising with Laughter Yoga with Joe Hoare

An energising, revitalising, connecting workshop, experiencing the healing power of laughter yoga.

Oprah wrote: "Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood.
Last year I highlighted Laughter Yoga on my TV program. I've tried it, and it works."

My own personal wake-up changed my life forever, in one ripping instant. I realised from that spiritual catharsis that my life was one of service, and all my endeavours have been directed to that end ever since (1991). Even in the most corporate team-building and conference environments my agenda has always included encouraging people to connect with their good-natured, creative individuality and perform better not just for themselves but for a bigger picture for the good of all. And it works.

Following that thread, my personal development work is about empowerment: helping people wake up, come alive, be the best they can be, and enjoy the ride. Because this enjoyment is contagious, it gives others permission to enjoy the ride too. It stimulates qualities like connection & kindness, and its ultimate effect is to enhance people's experience of being alive, for the benefit of all.

I do this through courses, workshops, Retreats and one-to-one sessions. I do it however it works best, and find that the right people always attend the right session.

Professionally I have been running meetings, delivering conference sessions and providing workshops for over 30 years. My clients range from the international blue-chip companies (such as Kraft, Bank of Ireland, Novo Nordisk, Lloyds, Continental Airlines), to universities and colleges (including Bristol, Dundee, U.W.E, Cheltenham Science Festival), to charities and the Healthcare sector (Housing Associations, the NHS, Oxfam, NACTHPC, and others), and to the very experiential end of the spectrum like Glastonbury Festival.

In 2006 I set up the UK's Laughter Facilitation course, to teach others how to use this material. In 2000 I co-authored 'The Holistic Workspace', and in 2013 'Awakening the Laughing Buddha within' with the Barefoot Doctor.

12.15 - 1.00
Fairies and Unicorns Manifesting Meditation and Talk with Karen Kay

Experience the beautiful and magical energy of the fairies and unicorns in this uplifting guided visualisation. Manifest your heart-felt wishes and dreams for the highest good of all as you journey to fairyland with Karen Kay, the Fairy Lady.

Karen will also share practical ways of manifesting your wishes as you work in harmony with the fairies and unicorns. Suitable for children and adults.

Karen Kay is a Hay House Author and former BBC news editor who is now a Fairyologist. Her fairy journey started in her Grandmother’s garden where she used to make fairy perfume as a young girl! She currently writes a fairy column for Soul & Spirit magazine, and her new Fairy Oracle cards will be published in 2019. Join her newsletter at www.karenkay.co.uk to receive a free Fairy Door Meditation.

1.15 - 2.00
Mediumship Demonstration with Greg Smith

 2.15 - 3.00
Making Emotion Conscious - Leading to Spiritual Enlightenment with Nick Roach

Nick will be describing the relationship between the emotions that arise from situations in our lives and the events themselves. And perhaps more importantly, how to use this knowledge to improve our life and grow in consciousness. 
 
During this fascinating and practical talk Nick shares how to:
 
•         Connect with the stillness within 
•         Consciously face emotions as they arise
•         Work with life and take action as necessary
•         Become increasingly present and self aware 
•         Gradually realise one's true nature

Nick began his spiritual journey as an extremely unhappy teenager desperately seeking a way to end the suffering which everyone seemed to accept as a normal - if not vital - part of being human. 

 Nearing despair, he eventually found a spiritual teacher who taught him how to experience emotion consciously which, as he learned, literally transforms the emotion into consciousness. Over 25 years have since passed, during which Nick faced the emotion head-on as he’d been taught, and spiritual insights and experiences came quickly from the outset, deepening steadily over the years into the sense of Being where the peace does not end.

 Now the author of 4 books on the subject, including his own spiritual autobiography, Nick teaches others how to do the same.     
3.15 - 4.15
A Health and Wellness Journey Using Essential Oils and Plant Based Products with Angela Sakala

I am passionate about creating a community of people on their health and wellness journey that support each other through it. At the heart of the journey are essential oils and essential oil infused natural plant based products.
So what is the buzz surrounding essential oils all about?
Join me for an interactive presentation where we will be discussing what essentials are, how to safely use them and how they can support your health and wellness. I will also showcase a range of essential oil infused natural plant based products such as household cleaners, skin care, baby care and nutritional supplements.
I look forward to meeting you.