Exploring Touch – for pain

A workshop for anyone whose life is affected by Fibromyalgia

Saturday 19th May 2018 10am – 12.30pm

Persistent, widespread pain in our limbs and spine for no obvious reason is a key feature of fibromyalgia. Very often it goes along with discomfort about being touched or sudden pain during ordinary activity when we don’t expect it.

This workshop is for those with fibromyalgia who would like to rediscover their own world of touch through guided, simple and safe exercises.

Together we will explore different aspects of touch and experience gentle, therapeutic touch.

The main objective is to begin to experience touch as something safe and enriching.
The workshop is hands-on and participatory and is open both to people who have fibromyalgia with – or without – their partners.

The workshop is facilitated by Dr Rainer Klocke, Consultant Rheumatologist and Fiona Sim, Registered Nurse.

Cost: £20 per person. £16 for early booking before 5th May 2018.
Maximum number of participants is 8.

For more information and to book a place email fiona.sim@live.co.uk or alternatively call the Elysia Therapeutic Centre directly on 01384 392 072.

Follow on workshops are possible if there is sufficient interest.

Elizabeth King

Holistic Facial Treatments

With over 26 years’ experience, Elizabeth is passionate about care of the skin. Her extensive knowledge is based on the principle that the skin protects as well as reveals the inner soul-life as it mediates between individual, people and environment.

Balance is required to maintain skin health. Skin that is too sensitive becomes over-reactive and red; skin that is ‘asleep’ is dull and lifeless. Addressing these two polarities with touch and high-quality natural ingredients can help restore equilibrium and keep the skin vital and functioning at its best.

Working with Martina Gebhardt products, a simple and soulful skincare range, and using rhythmical and pulsing movements, the skin and the person feel met and held, so that inner and outer radiance can emerge.

The facial treatment uplifts the spirit and delivers an overall sense of wellbeing and balance.

Elizabeth is also Principal of the Skin & The Soul Within – School of Holistic Skin Care and co-runs the workshop Conscious Connecting

Her facial treatments are designed around the client’s specific skin condition and needs. Elizabeth has particular experience with rosacea, teenage acne as well as irritated, hypersensitive skin conditions.

• Soul-wise Facial Treatment (1hr 15 mins) – £50
• Soul-wise Facial Treatment with Back and Lower Leg Massage (1hr 45 mins) – £70

phone: 07504 821593

Introducing Active Practical Love

“Exploring the highest action of love”
by Dr Tessabella Lovemore

This course is a rare and heart-opening opportunity to explore subjects such as “from Egocentric to Love”, “Knowing myself”, “I Choose”, “The Activity of Love in You as Healer” in 12 lessons running through the year.
We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month for 2 hours starting at 8pm.
Between these lessons, participants will split up into small groups to discuss and share their processes.
The fee for the course is £25 per month. Concessions available on request.

Please express your interest and/or enquiries to Celine at celine.labesse@orange.fr

The inner voice of longing in each human being cries;
“Love me for who I truly am.
The truth of who I am is clouded by all the distorted images of me.
I am bound in chains of distorted images.
Free me.
Love me unconditionally that I may be free to discover who I truly am.”

Loving in this way expands your consciousness, changes your life and changes the lives of the people around you.

There is a way to develop a capacity to love abundantly, unconditionally and unreservedly.

With practice it can be felt as an energetic, expanding warmth flowing from you.

From the first experience of Active Practical Love the perspective of love begins to change in your soul from ‘I need love’ to ‘I am a living source of love’. It is the highest action of love that can change our basic beliefs and behaviour.

This course is a culmination of more than 20 years of developing exercises on how to love. Please find link below for an introduction on the subject.

Tessabella Lovemore Cert Ed, Cert Couns, MEd., PhD. is a Social Scientist, Education Consultant and Counsellor.

Touch for Health

Touch for Health – Kinesiology Training

With Jonathan Livingstone
Learn the art of muscle testing and goal-oriented energy balancing

Internationally recognized and accredited training by International Kinesiology College (IKC)

For health practitioners and lay people. If you are:

▪interested in a career in kinesiology;

▪a health professional who wants to extend your expertise;

▪interested in personal development and improving the health of yourself and others.

Level I includes the pre-tests for accurate muscle testing; 14 muscle tests – one for each meridian; techniques to alleviate pain; emotional stress release (ESR); and auricular and visual balancing.

Jonathan Livingstone is a therapist and coach and author of the book about kinesiology, The Therapist Within You (Lemniscate, 2009). He was an elected director of the Kinesiology Federation and has been teaching Touch for Health since 2002.

This TFH training is uniquely offered over three days per level (instead of the usual two days).

There is no extra charge for the additional day. The third day is primarily an opportunity to practise and develop skills. This extra day has an enormous impact on the competence and confidence of Touch for Health kinesiology students as they develop their skills.

Course dates

Touch for Health level I

Days 1 & 2: June 2018 Date TBC

Day 3: June 2018 Date TBC

Touch for Health level II

Days 1 & 2: 9–10 June 2018

Day 3: 16 June

Dates for levels III & IV and Proficiency TFH tba

Touch for Health I £250

Touch for Health levels II–IV £240

Cost includes course manuals and certificates

For more information and to book

Contact Jonathan Livingstone 07951 260446; jhlivingstone@gmail.com



Catherine McKean

My name is Catherine, I specialise working as a Meta Health®️Master Practitioner, Meta Kinetics Practitioner and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

My journey into exploring physical, mental and emotional patterns of health,began with a diagnosis at 18 with an autoimmune disease. Subsequent training and employment in the NHS in Radiotherapy(AP),Chronic Disease and as a Self Management Co-ordinator,  together with my own personal journey created a deeper awareness, empathy and transparency of what individuals may experience with their physical and emotional health. This personal and professional experience has enabled me to transition to my own practice,  so I can observe and facilitate working with individuals as a ‘‘whole being’ rather than just as the symptoms they are experiencing.

Using a persons medical diagnosis/symptoms, I use a systemic approach termed Meta Health® analysis, to explore through specific questioning the plausible relationships between adverse events/stress conflicts, brain relays,physical symptoms, belief structures, emotions, feelings and patterns of behaviour to determine why the body maybe experiencing symptoms.

Within my remit I use Meta Kinetics (kinesiology) to allow deeper exploration into the subconscious mind, then proceed with therapeutic intervention, (Meta Therapy and Meta Coaching) once the deeper patterns linked to the physical, mental and emotional symptoms have been elicited. My aim is to facilitate a new paradigm for a person to create self responsibility, self awareness, self care and self confidence to transform their health and wellbeing.

I am registered with IMMA (International Meta Medicine Association) and AAMET (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques) for CPD (continuing professional development) and attend regular supervision for updates in the field I work within.

Phone: 07535 354657| Email |

Soul-wisdom Workshops

Soul-wisdom means seeing and understanding the living architecture of our inner-life, the way our thoughts, feelings and actions interweave and impact on each other and us as a whole-being.

The Workshops help with personal empowerment in the face of changes and choices you might be facing or want to make in your life.

They can help us understand the dynamics of the soul; how we get stuck with fear, anger or doubt; how we can find authentic ways to make life choices more comprehensible, meaningful and manageable; how understanding choice and purpose enables us to see with new eyes.

Soul-wisdom workshops are for everyone, they help develop skills in relating, leadership and self-leadership.

In the workshops a clear and practical framework for understanding the living architecture of our soul is shared. The workshops use with mindfulness, story-telling and art, through contemplation, sharing and reflection.

The foundational workshop is called Soul’s Choice and is available at the Centre. Further support is available in the form of: Coaching – one-to-one support for life management and goal creation; mentoring – individuals working on Projects; consulting – to leaders and leadership groups in organisations; further soul-wisdom workshops and formal teaching curriculum; public talks and evening workshops

Souls Choice

Soul-wisdom Workshop

An introduction to anthroposophy through the Soul. Understanding how our thoughts, feelings and actions interweave and inform our choices in life.

This allows us to identify our resources, find places where we can get stuck with decision making and security issues, and explore ways of moving forward towards freedom.

We explore our soul-life using simple exercises and every-day observations to develop greater skill and confidence in taking our unique spiritual resources out into the world.

Course Facilitators

Melanie Taylor is co-founder and director of the Elysia Therapeutic Centre in Stourbridge and the Oasis project. She works as a Counsellor and Life Coach and has many years’ experience in helping people with their life questions and choices.

Sebastian Parsons is a social entrepreneur and consultant with a life-long interest in the psychology of organisational change and development. He is founder of Stockwood Community Benefit Society and co-founder of the Elysia Therapeutic Centre.


£45 (concessions by request)


Melanie on 078100 48739

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