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13 Moons in a Basket.

Nature Connection, Massage Therapy, Reiki Healing, Retreats and Women's Circles.

Inspired by a deep love of Nature, a strong connection with Shamanism and Women's Mysteries and a love of Creativity.

A background in Dance, Creative Arts, Holistic therapy and Forest School.

Experience of the healing power of Ceremony, Ritual and Women's Circles.

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From Fragmentation to Wholeness.

From Disconnection to Connection.

Modern Society creates disconnection.

Disconnection from our own intuition (our inner knowing), from each other and from the land we live on.

Our ancestors knew the wellbeing benefits of connection (to each other, to other creatures, to the land, to the seasons and to a power greater than individuals) and cooperation.

The power of breathing, singing/chanting and moving in synch with each other has a powerful effect on our nervous system, switching on the Parasympathetic and creating feelings of Safety and Emotional Connection.

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I find my healing in the woods, but I have to go alone

For the company I seek there, is moss and tree and stone.

There's a part of me that opens when I walk among the trees, there's a kinship that's unspoken, just whispered on the breeze.

However hurt or broken, there's a healing that takes place, when I walk in timeless wonder in this very special place.

Copyright Lisa Adshead.

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Creativity has the power to Heal.

Whether it's painting, crochet, weaving, collaging or sculpting, the act of being creative has the power to put us in touch with our inner landscape and 
Creativity switches on the Parasympathetic nervous system producing feelings of calmness and stimulates feel good chemicals to be released in the brain.
Working with our hands gives our minds a chance to rest and relax, allowing us to creatively problem solve and process experiences.
Painting as a medium can be very freeing as it allows you to work in both an intuitive and expressive way, getting in touch with your feelings and bringing them out of your body and onto paper.
This can be deeply healing as all your feelings are acknowledged and  
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Circles.

The Circle is an ancient form that our ancestors held in deep reverence.

Humans have been probably been gathering in circles since we first walked on the Earth.

The Circle holds so much inherent power.

It is both container and protective boundary.

"Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. In the old days when we were a strong and happy people, all our power came to us from the sacred hoop of the nation, and so long as the hoop was unbroken the people flourished." Black Elk - Holy man of the Oglala Sioux.

In a circle all individuals are equal, no one is above or below another.

The circle includes everything that is, was or ever could be.

Individuals both hold each other and are held by the circle.

"Lisa, you held such a wonderful space for me and my special women and girls.

I am so grateful for you and your beautiful, natural, intuitive presence"

Nancy, 40th Birthday Women's Circle.

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Buried inside all of us is an indigenous soul who is longing for harmonious livelihood, longing for spirit-self, longing for warmth of community, the joy of expression, the holiness of ceremony. Ignorant of this hidden hunger we stay restless and searching.”

​Shirley Tassencourt, founding member of the Arizona Council of Grandmothers

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Massage and Reiki.

At The Body Clinic,
17 West Street,
Leominster.

I enjoy helping individuals to let go of tension and stress and feel good.

Giving yourself the time to receive a massage or Reiki treatment is an investment in your overall health, as over time, chronic stress and suppressed emotions create physical symptoms.

Switching off from external demands and allowing yourself to be fully in the moment brings you back to the present moment and deeper self-awareness. 

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About me.

As a child I felt a calling to Spirit, getting feelings about people and places.

Searching for a focus for the sacred and unseen, I joined a church choir.

As a teenager I began questioning religion and it's ignoring of our dependence upon and responsibility towards the Earth.

I found myself drawn initially to the Celts and their Worldview, eventually being drawn to Native Americans.

Initially choosing to study Psychology at University from a desire to understand what shaped people, I found the course becoming more clinical and narrow in its focus. I wanted to see the bigger picture and look at things more holistically.

I felt a deep sense of incompleteness and homesickness for something unknown.

Then I went to a talk on The Medicine Wheel, a Native American model of the Universe and our place in it.

Something clicked and I thought "I've found what was missing!", Spirituality rooted in the Earth.

I left university aged 23, partway through my course, compelled to travel to America and connect with living Native Americans. I wanted to tell them that the spirit of their people hadn't died and that they should stay strong and be proud of their beautiful connection to the Earth.

I spent 3 months in Arizona and although too shy to share my inner thoughts with any Native Americans, I did live for a week on the Dine (Navajo) reservation and had experiences that confirmed my deep connection with Native Americans.

I qualified as a Holistic Therapist in 1998.

Moving to Totnes in Devon in 2000 I had my first experiences of Women's Circles and Shamanic Ceremonies including a Sweat lodge and a Pipe ceremony.

The Grandmother's Circle was a circle structure developed in Arizona in 1994 inspired by the prophecy, “When the Grandmothers speak, the world will heal,”. 

The first Council of Grandmothers was a gathering of 16 women who drummed, sang and shared stories while sitting in a yurt.

In the last few years I have have attended Shamanic Retreats, Women's Circles and a transformative Art Course in Italy. I have hosted Wheel of the Year Celebrations and workshops, Women's Circles, a Women's Healing Ceremony, a Winter Solstice Family Gathering and a Family Retreat.

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