Weekend Workshop Bristol: Body Mirror System of Healing

Body Mirror System visits Bristol for the first time this November 4-5 for a HEALING WEEKEND workshop.

The class is hosted at The Southville Centre, Bedminster, Bristol.  The class starts both days at 9.30am and ends around 8.30pm on Saturday and around 7.30pm on Sunday. Registration starts on Saturday morning at 8.30am.

The Body Mirror System of healing developed by Martin Brofman, is a synthesis of Western psychology and Eastern philosophies based on the chakras (energy centers found in the Hindu traditions). Because each of these chakras can be associated with certain parts of the consciousness as well as certain parts of the body, they allow us to read the body as a map of the consciousness within. Thus, tensions in the body are seen to reflect tensions in the consciousness, and the chakras can be used as a vehicle to understand the Body Mind Interface and its implications for healing.

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During the class, you will exchange 5 healings with other participants, using various techniques you have been taught, and at the completion of the class, you will be able to:

1. Understand and experience yourself as a Being of energy.

2. Feel and direct energy, and see energy (auras, chakras, thought forms.)

3. Understand the relationship between your body and your consciousness.

4. Understand how symptoms in the body reflect tensions in the consciousness.

5. Read the body as a map of consciousness, understanding the inner causes to outer symptoms.

6. Understand the chakras and their associations with specific parts of the consciousness and specific parts of the body.

7. Use various tools designed for healing (White Light, colours, thought forms.)

8. See the results of putting these techniques and tools to use.

If you live in Bristol and would like to host a participant from abroad for the weekend, please contact Jo.


Tuition for the class is €300 or £245.

If you are repeating the weekend class of the Body Mirror System of Healing for the second or third time, or if you have already attended one Intensive Level 1, you will pay half price £122.50.

If you have attended at least 3 weekend classes (or one Intensive Level 1 plus one week end class) in the Body Mirror System, you can attend this class for free.

If you would like to enrol for this class, you will need to pay a deposit of £100.

For further information and payment details please contact:

Jo Hickey-Hall at

We are all healers.

Love heals.

Anything can be healed.

Spellcasting and Invoking with Marian Green

As part of the Practical Witchcraft series, Marian Green, best-selling author of, ‘A Witch Alone’ returns with a structured workshop exploring the creation of spells through poetry, meditation and invoking your chosen deity.

Marian will lead you through each step of creating a successful spell to take away and use. We’ll be discussing:

⭐️ success with spells and why spells go wrong
⭐️ use of words and poetry
⭐️ choosing and connecting with your deity
⭐️ invocation for effective spellcasting
⭐️ what to expect before, during and after the spell

There will be plenty time to ask Marian’s advice on any aspect of magic and ritual. All are welcome to share their ideas.

No previous experience needed but come with an open mind and a respect for others’ beliefs.

Contact: to reserve your space.

Spaces limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: £55
Time: 9.30 – 5pm
Location: Bedminster Quaker Hall, Bristol.

Thanks to Tin Can Forest for the image.

East Devon Forest Garden ‘Innermost Creativity’ Retreat

Retreat to the peace and wild of Devon of the East Devon Forest Garden “The Garden of Complete Being” for a weekend to replenish, reconnect to our deepest roots of stillness, nature and creativity.

This weekend, we’ll create a healing space together that will help each and every one of us to take a next step in their life: letting go of the past, experiencing transformation and healing, strengthening your relationship with your essence and truest way of life, all held and supported by the nature around us.

Mindfulness meditations with nature and creative art in interactions with the land.

Take a journey with kind supportive community, meditation, foraging, creative art deep play interacting with materials from the beautiful three acre garden. Camping and food included.

Facilitator: Naomi West is an accredited Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist with a long background in meditation, psychotherapy (trained Karuna Institute), the arts and creative therapies and has been running retreats internationally since 2012.  More information at

October 6-8 2017.  Arrivals from 5pm Friday to start at 7pm. End on Sunday 3pm. Location: Kentisbeare, Devon.

Cost: sliding scale £150-£200 according to incomes.  2 concessionary places available by application.

Limited to 15 participants

Booking by transfer of £70 deposit to Jo Hickey-Hall by 30th September 2017 at contact:

Healing, Dowsing and Meditation with Scarlett of the Fae

I have enjoyed giving healings for over 20 years.
Learn how to heal yourself and others with these simple skills that anyone can learn. Here’s what I’ll be teaching:
– simple meditations to cleanse yourself and connect to earth and the ‘All’.
– how to experience ourselves as ‘beings of energy’
– how to feel sensations of energy within ourselves
– directing that energy to other people for healing
– practising the use of sensory and visual communications during healing
– giving people feedback about what we sense
– how to give healing when the person is not physically present
– symptoms in parts of the body can tell us something very specific about tensions in our lives. We will learn about these connections
– the body’s metaphors – what is your body telling you? A simple guide.
– how to dowse with a pendulum
– identifying your ‘yes’ and ‘no’
– using dowsing for our own health – choosing remedies, vitamins etc
– using the pendulum to pick up areas in the body which may need healing
We will be giving and receiving healings during the day so you will leave feeling great and having met some like-minded others.
What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday!
Come and be delighted by your healing capabilities!
No previous experience needed. All levels welcome.
Spaces are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact: to reserve your space.
Cost: £25-40 sliding scale of affordability.
Times: 10am – 5pm
Location: Bedminster Quaker Hall
Booking is essential. Spaces are limited.

Marian Green’s Wild Autumn Walk on the Malago

Join author, Marian Green as we walk to the source of the ancient Malago river at Dundry Hill identifying trees, wild herbs and flowers en route.
The Malago river is much older than Bristol. When Bristol was little more than a marshy river crossing, Bedminster was an important town and had been since the Iron Age.East/West Street is the site of a Roman settlement. While Tesco in West St was being built, deposits dating from late Iron Age and “significant assemblage of Roman finds” were found on the site.The Malago was fast-flowing in previous centuries, providing fresh water and mill pools. These are thought to have been used for pagan water blessings and later Christian baptisms. The ancient British or Welsh word for baptism, ‘beydd’, may have given Bedminster it’s name and ‘melis’ (mill), ‘agos’ (place) could explain the origin of the name Malago.

Today it is a green corridor that runs throughout different areas of the city, from Dundry to the New Avon Cut. Much of the river today is culverted to underground tunnels. Sadly, in recent years rubbish is regularly dumped into the accessible areas of the river. However, it still remains a wildlife haven in many areas. If you feel you would like to join me in collecting litter along the way, please bring a suitable bag!


We will meet at 12pm at Morrison’s car park in Peterson Avenue, Hartcliffe BS13 0BE. You can reach this via the no 75 bus from the harbourside which passes through Bedminster.

Please bear in mind, although the walk up to the spring source is only about 30 mins it is uphill and a little steep in places. We will be stopping to look at trees, flowers and wild herbs along the way so the route will take more like 45 mins – 1 hour. There will also be an opportunity for foraging herbs, berries and perhaps even nuts! So bring containers if you wish to do so.

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather including long trousers and long sleeves and footwear with decent grip for walking back down afterwards. We will also be walking through some tall overgrowth in places.

At the top of Dundry Hill there’s a spectacular view of the city and we’ll stop for a picnic for about 30-45 mins.

Please bring a picnic, plenty of water and something to sit on.


Cost: £5
Times: 12pm to 3pm
Contact: to reserve your space.

Spaces limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

*Thanks to Bristol ‘Know your Place’ and Anton Bantock’s research for the BAFHS.

Healing Workshop at Arnos Vale Wellness Fair

As part of Arnos Vale’s first Wellness Fair I’ll be teaching simple healing techniques at the Underwood Centre.

Healing is a simple process which anybody can do. It requires no special tools or particular gifts. Only a willingness to be open to the possibilities.

In this workshop we’ll be introducing ourselves to energy and feeling it within us and around us. We will then learn how to direct this energy to others.

Using this powerful technique the healer acts as a mirror to the healee’s consciousness and can reflect back to them the tensions that have put their body or life out of balance. At the same time the healer readjusts the balance of their energy to bring about healing.

We’ll learn how the symptoms in the body speak in metaphors and can tell you something about your life situations.

No experience required but come with an open mind and a respect of others’ beliefs is essential.

Practical Witchcraft with Marian Green ‘Ritual and Magic’

Following on from her initial event, Marian Green, author of ‘A Witch Alone,’ invites you to delve deeper into Ritual and Magic.

This workshop teaches the basics helping you develop your own toolkit for effective magic ritual.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable people in the fields of witchcraft, magic and Western Mysteries.

The course will focus on the following topics:
⭐️ setting up the ritual (circle, quarters)
⭐️ use of symbolism
⭐️ invoking
⭐️ intention of spells
⭐️ application of magic paraphernalia
⭐️ working with group dynamics

No previous experience is required but an open mind and a respect of others’ beliefs is essential.

Location: The workshop takes place at The Southville Centre, Bristol (details below) from 9.30am to 17.00pm.

Cost: £60 (£20 deposit with £40 balance on the day).

Please note that spaces are limited.

Image: Tin Can Forest

DIY Ritual

I’ve been interested in ritual and the ideas of magic since attending Roman Catholic school as a small child. Each festival, I watched our classroom transform into a place of ritual worship. Immaculate white tablecloths covered the teacher’s desk, adorned with polished gold chalice and magical paraphernalia, crucifixes and candelabra. As we sat, hushed and waiting, our senses filled with Frankincense, the gentle priest would enter. Familiar in his white robes and jewel coloured stole, he’d stand before us at our newly created altar.

This was my introduction to ritual and I soaked it up, giddy with incense and absolute recognition that higher forces were being invoked.

When the opportunity arose, I recreated this enchantment for myself at home. Having managed to dodge church on a Sunday morning due to sickness, I assured my dad that I’d watch a televised service. When he’d driven off, I asked my mother for the folding table and her best tablecloth then keenly searched our home for the correct utensils.

I held my very own ritual that day with the TV mass muted. I was in my element. A biscuit and goblet of Ribena before me and surrounded by carefully chosen symbols, I uttered my own incantation. It was instinctive and meaningful. I was around nine or ten years old and I felt wholly accomplished.

When my father returned and berated me for blasphemy, I was shocked. His reaction didn’t make sense to me. At my core, I knew that ritual is an innately human compulsion. I remained sure of this and would continue to meddle privately in my own ways.

Over the years, the most powerful rituals I have taken part in are the ones I’ve conducted alone. I adore joining with others in mutual intention, sharing of occasion and the wonderment of experiencing ritual translated through others’ perspectives. Yet, when I’m presented with undisturbed time and space to explore ritual using familiar objects in my own home, the effect is exceptionally potent.

People often avoid creating their own ritual for fear of getting something wrong. I say resist your mind and listen to your heart. What do you feel impelled to say thank you for, release from your life, protect, or honour? Go with that. Which gods and goddesses, Lords and Ladies, angels or elementals are you drawn to? Don’t depend on A-Zs or Google. If a sacred name occurs to you then use it. There are no mistakes, simply trust your own truth.

Let choosing your implements be a playful and revealing process in itself. By using your imagination you can create anything you need. You don’t need to be an artist to roughly sketch a representation of anything you wish to draw upon. Everyday objects contain a particular potency because they directly resonate with your life – employ them! Trust yourself to instinctively use what you have to hand and avoid the distraction of restrictive dogma.

Within your home you will most certainly find practical objects: string, ribbon, paper, figurines, candles, incense and cooking utensils. Whether you live in a bustling city or a secluded valley, you only need to step outside your door to find leaves, flowers, herbs, stones, wood and feathers. Add a pinch of playing cards in lieu of tarot, a sprinkling of photos, snippets of words and pictures from newspapers and magazines, and a personal trinket or two.

Or use none of those things…as you wish. Choose what you will, because it makes sense to you and for no other reason.

A focused intention is the most important ingredient. So it’s useful to make a few notes in the hours or days leading up to your ritual. You’ll have been weaving ideas naturally as you go about your daily business, but the simple act of writing them down can be their first real invitation into existence.

Once you’ve set up with clear intent and applied protection in a style that feels right to you (circle casting, white light or your own means) give yourself time to enjoy each moment. You may find you’re stirred to sing, dance or move. There’s no performance, just an exploration, so let the occasion unfurl and allow yourself to be guided by it.

Knowing that you will not be disturbed is paramount. There’s nothing worse than having to clock watch if you’ve only one toe in the earthly realm. Equally, you will eventually feel the ritual flowing towards its natural end. Be grateful for your time and accept that your workings will continue to reverberate in the hours, days and weeks after the ritual.

Five years ago, I applied the DIY ritual concept on a most important occasion. My husband and I were hand-fasted on a beach just after the turn of the tide. The symbolism and words were created just for us. Witnessed by a small group of loved ones, the person that most remarked on its beauty and real sense of meaning was my dad. He’d felt it, that same awareness I’d experienced as a child. I think we both knew that he always had.


Interested in developing your own toolkit for effective ritual?
Upcoming workshop: Ritual and Magic with Marian Green
Saturday 8th July 2017, Southville Centre, Bristol.
Limited spaces. Contact:


Image: Thanks to Peter Hall Studio



Marian Green’s Wild Herb Walk

Ever wondered about the plants and herbs growing right by our pathways in this beautiful city?

As we walk to work in our local areas there are plenty of wild herbs growing that can be eaten or used for medicinal purposes.

Come and walk with Marian as she identifies wild plants and advises their seasonal nature and uses.

We will meet St George’s on Great George Street. The walk will be three hours ending with an optional one hour group lunch at The Folkhouse where we can further discuss our finds.

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.