Workshop Dates

Sunday 19 January 2014 - Kirsteen Freer: SONGS FOR NICK

Saturday 15 February 2014 - Jackie May: EVERYONE CAN SING!

Saturday 08 to Sunday 09 March 2014 - Sarah Frossell: CREATING COMPELLING FUTURES:
DARE TO DREAM!
NLP

Saturday 15 March 2014 - Jackie May: AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

Saturday 29 March 2014 - Penny Nicholas: MINDFULNESS

Commencing Saturday 05 April 2014 - Sarah Frossell: NLP PRACTITIONER AND MASTER PRACTITIONER TRAINING (ACCREDITED)

Saturday 12 April 2014 - Tim Swanson: FREEING STIFFNESS OF THE HEAD, NECK & SHOULDERS

Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 May 2014 - Tigga: YES, YOU CAN PAINT!

Saturday 17 May 2014 - Tigga: YES, YOU CAN PAINT! DAY 1

Sunday 18 May 2014 - Tigga: YES, YOU CAN PAINT! DAY 2

Saturday 21 June 2014 - Susie Prater: SOLSTICE SING


Sunday 19 January 2014

SONGS FOR NICK with Kirsteen Freer

A day of singing beautiful songs to remember and celebrate the life of Nick Prater. No set charge – we are asking for donations, all of which will be sent to the Prater family at this difficult time for them. Please let us know if you intend to come.

Venue: Edmondsham Village Hall, near Verwood, Dorset. BH21 5RG
Time: 10:30am-4:30pm
Cost: By Donation

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Saturday 15 February 2014

EVERYONE CAN SING! with Jackie May

Were you told as a child that you couldn’t sing? Do you only ever sing in the car? Or maybe in the shower? Does the idea of singing give you the ‘collywobbles’?

Would you like to CHANGE THAT?!

We can all sing! It’s often just a case of having confidence, and learning a few simple vocal techniques. This workshop will use powerful techniques from NLP to help you build your confidence and let go of old negative beliefs, then give you practical experience of letting your voice be heard, at a pace that is right for you.

And you will find that as your voice begins to be clearer and stronger, you will feel that way too!

Venue: Holtwood Community Hall, near Wimborne, BH21 7DT
Time: 10am – 4:30pm.
Cost: £40.00

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Saturday 08 to Sunday 09 March 2014

CREATING COMPELLING FUTURES:
DARE TO DREAM!
NLP with Sarah Frossell

CREATING COMPELLING FUTURES:<BR>DARE TO DREAM!<BR>NLPDo you feel you’re stuck in the same old rut?
Have you secretly got a compelling dream that other people tell you is ‘pie in the sky’?
Do you know you want something different but don’t know how to take the steps to get yourself there?
Do you want to find a way of beginning to think differently, of starting to transform your life completely?

Then this workshop is for you. Working in a like-minded, carefully managed group, we lead you in an exploration of your thinking; your dreams, your beliefs and your values. We will safely support and encourage you as you work out what you really want and dream of doing.

Then, using the success strategies of successful people, we will lead you through a process that will allow you to start to turn those dreams into a compelling future and concrete reality.

The techniques we will be using come from a range of sources, and are underpinned by Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), often described as the Psychology of Success. They are easy to learn, powerful tools for change.

NLP can give you the keys to unlocking your own potential, to understanding that we all have real gifts to uncover, to identifying the small things that make the real difference to success and above all, to recognising the power of choice and how using that power can positively affect your life and move you forward into the future you really want for yourself!

"Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful space in which we all worked together. I’ve got heaps and heaps from just 2 days." JM

"Thank you Sarah for a brilliant course once again and for giving me the trust to live my dream." LM

This workshop can be taken as a one-off introduction to NLP, or can form part of the NLP Practitioner Training starting 5 April). For more info follow this link.

Venue: Horton Village Hall, near Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7JA.
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: £85.00

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Saturday 15 March 2014

AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE with Jackie May

AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN HEAD MASSAGELearn simple, effective ways to help friends, family and yourself to de-stress and relax.

You will learn massage techniques for the upper back/shoulders, neck, scalp and face. The massage is carried out through light clothing, with the recipient seated in a chair. This workshop is also useful as a taster if you are considering training as a practitioner in Indian Head Massage (NB: this day does not give you a qualification).

Jackie was trained at the LCIC in London by Narendra Mehta, who brought the technique to England from India. She works as a holistic therapist and coach, and is also one of the founders of Joyous Isle.

Venue: Blandford Forum Dorset
Time: 10am – 5pm.
Cost: £40.00

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Saturday 29 March 2014

MINDFULNESS with Penny Nicholas

MINDFULNESSMindfulness is a form of meditation that cultivates awareness of the present moment. It is about being awake and aware and living in the present rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future.

People often experience the following benefits from mindfulness:

During our day together we will have the opportunity to experience the varied ways in which we can bring mindfulness meditation into our daily life. There will be formal meditation practices that involve sitting, lying and walking. We will also look at mindfulness in our daily activities.

Please wear comfortable clothing including a warm pair of socks. You will need to bring with you a floor mat and a blanket.

My hope is that the day provides you will an insight into what mindfulness is and how it may help you. You will receive a CD with a couple of guided meditations on it. I look forward to meeting you.

‘Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace within the storm'.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Venue: St Mary and All Saints Hall, Ellingham, near Ringwood, BH24 3PJ
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £35.00 This group will be a maximum of 20, so book early!

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Commencing Saturday 05 April 2014

NLP PRACTITIONER AND MASTER PRACTITIONER TRAINING (ACCREDITED) with Sarah Frossell

NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Course Starting in April See NLP Page for more details.

Venue: Horton Village Hall, near Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7JA.
Time: 10am - 6pm Sat and Sun
Cost: £1800.00 for course can be paid in installments.

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Saturday 12 April 2014

FREEING STIFFNESS OF THE HEAD, NECK & SHOULDERS with Tim Swanson

Like Yoga, Chinese Medicine is based on a system of vitality. In both disciplines the lines of vitality, "Rivers of Energy", being open and free are the basis of good health.

On this one day workshop Tim will take you through the lines of the Head, Neck and Shoulders and show how we can use movement and breath to keep them free flowing.

After the first year of school we begin to experience tightness in our Shoulders and Neck; years of tension decrease the flow of energy, blood and oxygen that flow and circulate around our neck and shoulders, resulting in stiffness and pain. We all have it, the question is, how can we help?

Treatments can be beneficial, but there is a lot we can do for ourselves, as our bodies require treatment regularly, much more than once a week. This workshop will help you understand your own Head, Neck and Shoulders and how to relax these tense areas. As complicated as the anatomy might be, it’s simple to understand tension and learn how we can release, let go and improve the flow. We have to nourish our selves and the rewards are great when we use gentle movement with breath to keep circulation free flowing.

Tim Swanson has been an Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher for over twenty five years.

His focus now is to teach how we can help ourselves and make that an enjoyable habit.

Venue: Village Hall, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5QB
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: £45.00, to include a tasty vegetarian lunch.

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Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 May 2014

YES, YOU CAN PAINT! with Tigga

Have you ever said "I wish I could paint"? Well, now is your chance!

Join established artist and muralist Tigga Goode for a mixed media painting workshop that is fun and informative. Inks and acrylics are used, as well as exciting use of texture. Music, poetry, and play bring awareness of the creative process, and help beginners and experienced gain confidence with discovery in freedom of expression in colour, line and the creation of form. Everyone will go home with at least one piece of work.

Day one: Paint and texture... allowing inspiration to flow, images to form.

Day two: Continuing with the previous day’s paintings, bringing structure and composition.

You may choose to attend just one of the days for a cost of £40 See seperate entries.

Venue: Edmondsham Village Hall, near Verwood, Dorset. BH21 5RG
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £75.00 (includes basic materials)
book or make enquiry now!

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Saturday 17 May 2014

YES, YOU CAN PAINT! DAY 1 with Tigga

Have you ever said "I wish I could paint"? Well, now is your chance!

Join established artist and muralist Tigga Goode for a mixed media painting workshop that is fun and informative. Inks and acrylics are used, as well as exciting use of texture. Music, poetry, and play bring awareness of the creative process, and help beginners and experienced gain confidence with discovery in freedom of expression in colour, line and the creation of form. Everyone will go home with at least one piece of work.

Day one: Paint and texture... allowing inspiration to flow, images to form.

Venue: Edmondsham Village Hall, near Verwood, Dorset. BH21 5RG
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £40.00 (includes basic materials)
book or make enquiry now!

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Sunday 18 May 2014

YES, YOU CAN PAINT! DAY 2 with Tigga

Have you ever said "I wish I could paint"? Well, now is your chance!

Join established artist and muralist Tigga Goode for a mixed media painting workshop that is fun and informative. Inks and acrylics are used, as well as exciting use of texture. Music, poetry, and play bring awareness of the creative process, and help beginners and experienced gain confidence with discovery in freedom of expression in colour, line and the creation of form. Everyone will go home with at least one piece of work.

Day two: Continuing with the previous day’s paintings, bringing structure and composition.

Venue: Edmondsham Village Hall, near Verwood, Dorset. BH21 5RG
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £40.00 (includes basic materials)
book or make enquiry now!

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Saturday 21 June 2014

SOLSTICE SING with Susie Prater

We are delighted that Nick’s daughter, Susie, will be coming in June. Many of you will remember her from her visit with Nick last year. It is wonderful that she will be carrying on his work, and making it her own.

Susie is a vibrant and sensitive teacher sharing songs of the heart - her own compositions and songs by her father Nick Prater, along with favourite uplifting Gospels and World Music - all in full harmony. She is currently musical director of the 150 strong Glastonbury Festival Choir.

No singing experience or ability to read music is necessary. If you’ve never sung with a group before, come prepared to be amazed! Within minutes Susie will have you singing in full harmony like a band of angels!

Venue: Village Hall, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5QB
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £25.00 (£20 if booked and paid in advance)
book or make enquiry now!

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Future Courses

THE TRANSPERSONAL JOURNEY with Ian Thorp
Towards a deeper understanding of the Self.
Series of 3 workshops

These workshops offer people seeking personal growth the chance to explore their own inner worlds, gain insight into their unconscious patterns, work towards freedom from the control of those patterns and thus find more meaning in their lives.

The three workshops:

are run on an on-going basis when we have a group ready to start. Please let us know if you would like to register interest and we will give you information on forthcoming dates. A certificate of attendance will be given for CPD purposes (14 hours per workshop).

For books on these subjects and other Mind/Body/Spirit titles, see Ian’s website: www.transpersonalbooks.com

APPROACHING THE SELF: THE TRANSPERSONAL JOURNEY: WORKSHOP 1 with Ian Thorp
Our ‘Self’ – our higher self/spirit/soul – speaks to us through dreams, symbols and images. In this experiential workshop we will explore some of the ways we can be open to its inner guidance. Bringing our Self into our conscious awareness can help us gain clarity on many issues, including health, relationships and life purpose.

Workshop topics include: symbols and images, sub-personalities, maps of the psyche and an introduction to the Four Functions.

The workshop can be taken as a one-off, or as part of the series of three (see website for more info).

Register Interest in course

THE MASCULINE & FEMININE WITHIN: THE TRANSPERSONAL JOURNEY: WORKSHOP 2 with Ian Thorp
This workshop continues the journey of exploration within; the ways we express ourselves in the world as we grapple with the duality implicit in our being. We look at the great polarities of inner/outer, head/heart, yin/yang, anima/animus, masculine/feminine, and how these affect our lives. The workshop is not so much about women and men, as about the masculine and feminine present within each one of us.

The great impulse to become whole leads us towards the need for balance in mind, body and emotions and the means of expressing ourselves through creativity and intuition to maintain it and the health we seek.

Workshop topics include: The Four Partners at the Marriage, Container and Contained, Symptom as Symbol and much more.

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CYCLES & STAGES: THE TRANSPERSONAL JOURNEY: WORKSHOP 3 with Ian Thorp
This workshop ends the cycle of three and presupposes a profound level of inner work; patterns and cycles emerge, energies and qualities. We explore the mystery of archetypes (queen, father, ruler, priestess, priest-healer, philosopher, maiden, idealist, artist, magician, for instance), asking which of them affect our own lives.

We explore our projections to see where we have placed our energies through the changes and cycles of our lives. We begin to understand that it is wholeness we seek and not perfection.

The first two workshops looked up and out, within and down: the self reaching towards the Self. In this third one, some descending lines have been established, down from the Transpersonal, back from the Self to us.

Workshop topics include: Control Patterns, Projections, Stages of Life, Archetypes.

Register Interest in course

We would be pleased to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about any of the courses — use the contact page, or alternatively please phone Jane on 01258 840097 or Jackie on 01202 885294. For booking info:

Joyous Isle, 19 St Catherines, Wimborne, Dorset,BH21 1BE

Tel: (01202) 885294 or (01258) 840097