Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Essence of Presence

Do you want to gain insight and vision into your personal journey?
Are you ready to dance outside of your comfort zones?
Do you want time to play, create, move and to explore the joy of being?
During this workshop we will connect with the inner child, experience working with others in more effective and loving ways. We will dance with our shadows and learn how to know ourselves more deeply thus increasing our creativity and artistic skills by seeing ourselves from a new perspective.
The weekend includes a fusion of techniques that include clowning, contact improvisation, practical shamanism, meditation, music, rhythm … and laughing!
By visiting the extraordinary we open our senses to the moment.
This workshop is open to everyone – the only experience needed is life itself.
Come and join us as Nic Cambas guides us through some real life adventures into the self.
Price £150 To book and pay for your place please select MBT Seminar from the dropdown box below and note down your name, email and phone number in the Comments box, or phone 01223 315400 for more details.

Children of all ages welcome

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Reflexology 1- Physical Reflexes of the Feet

Reflexology 1  - Physical Reflexes of the Feet
This course is aimed at therapists and health care professionals who wish to add foot reflexology to their existing practice. You will require a working knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
You will learn:
  • Anatomy of the foot
  • Basic history and principles of reflexology
  • The feet as a mirror of the body
  • How to locate and treat the physical reflexes
  • Relaxation and palpation techniques
  • Indications and contra-indications to therapy
Entry requirement – qualification in anatomy and physiology
Course duration: 2 days - 10am – 4pm
Course cost:  £150
Course dates: May 12th and 13th 2016 
Venue: The Therapy room, 25 Oxford Rd Cambridge CB4 3PH
Course Tutor:  Angela Lattimore


Contact 01223 315400 or training@thetherapyroom.com

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Angela Lattimore
Angela is an Integrated Health Practitioner specialising in mind/body related issues, using Psychotherapy, Hynotherapy, reflexology amongst other approaches.

To book your place please select Reflexology from the drop down box below and add you name, email and phone to the Comments box.

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Seminar Mind Body and Identity

21/22 May 2016 Cambridge
£150 (don't let money be the reason not to do this - if you need help please contact us)
In this day and age many people struggle with the idea of identity, we wear so many masks and play so many roles for others in our lives that when left alone with just ourselves we seldom know who we are anymore, what we think, how we feel or indeed what we want!
If you have struggled with any of these concepts then our Mind Body and Identity seminar is for you. Working in both large and small groups we will begin by building safe boundaries within which to explore these concepts, we use psychodrama to enact real life situations to better see how we are interacting with the world around us, how often we deny our true thoughts and feelings in deference to someone else’s, without really checking whether this is even true let alone helpful. As a result we feel powerless, burdened and unappreciated. The seminar is about exploring how to be your true authentic self, recognising that you have every right to feel what you feel – regardless of someone else’s judgement. You have the right to your own opinion even if it differs from those you love. You have a right to be You – even if it displeases someone else.
These can be very difficult challenges to face, it can feel scary and disloyal, like we are doing something wrong or bad, but living a life that is not true to the self is one of the biggest regrets people have in later life. There is a way out of this pattern and it is never as destructive as we fear it will be – in fact the benefits so outweigh any short term discomforts that we are usually left wondering why it took us so long to take the step into self!
Please come and join us at Abington Barn on May 21/22 and give yourself the gift of being your true self.
2 days of practical and theoretical experience in the fascinating sphere of the mind body connection - also known scientifically as psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) You will have the opportunity to explore your own mind body relationships in both small and larger groups in a safe, trusting, mutually supportive environment.
You will also get the opportunity to see mind body therapy in action in the form of psychodrama, focusing on volunteers presenting their issues and then having them acted out using other audience members as 'actors' to enable insight to make workable changes.
This seminar is open access and will appeal to anyone interested in the mind body connection and how that awareness can improve their own health. It is also aimed at those already working in the mental healthcare field who might be interested in expanding into the field of Mind Body Therapy. You will learnpractical skills that can be immediately integrated into your existing practice.
The seminar will be led by Angela Lattimore and Prof Jure Biechonski.
Angela is the owner of The Therapy Room Integrated Health Clinic in Cambridge and practices and teaches Mind Body Therapy. She worked for ten years as an Anatomist at the University of Cambridge, and leads seminars and training internationally.
Jure is a counselling psychologist, and runs an international training school in Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. He runs courses and lecture around the world.
Jure and Angela have worked together for many years leading seminars in different countries.
We look forward to seeing you at a seminar soon.
The seminar will be held at Abington Barn, Cambridge CB21 6AP 


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Friday, 5 February 2016

Alexander Technique

Introduce balance, calmness & confidence into your life...

I was born and brought up in Japan and have spent my adult life as an actor.
But one of the things I discovered most strongly was the relationship between my mind and body.
I first encountered the Alexander Technique during my theatre training and it changed my relationship with my art, with my fellow performers and with the world.
So I decided to share what I could learn from this revolutionary technique with others and undertook full time training in Alexander Technique.

What is Alexander Technique?
An Alexander Technique lesson is a one to one experience of finding your centre by which you learn to prevent harmful and unnecessary tension and stress which cause back, neck and shoulder pain resulting in migraine, sleeplessness and breathing problems.

Do you remember as a child... You played joyfully, freely and happily without any aches and pains.
When and how did this change?
Is it just because you are becoming older?
As we grow up we build harmful habits of unnecessary tension.
Stress interferes with our natural balance causing stiffness and pain.
The Alexander Technique is a unique way to recognise unwanted patterns and understand how to change them.
We can gain our original freedom of movement, to re-acquire balance and remove discomfort. 
You can learn the Alexander Technique at any age from childhood to maturity, progressing at your own pace.

What kind of benefits can be expected from Alexander Technique?
At first the benefits are obviously physical.
Muscular & skeletal problems resulting in backache, chronic conditions such as arthritis & rheumatism are addressed.
Many of us in this busy life suffer from headaches and worse still from migraine.
So many of us spend many hours a day in front of the computer screen or crouched over a tablet or a smartphone.
In these fixed position we suffer restricted breathing, eye strain and stiff neck and  back.
Alexander Technique can also help with breathing problems such as asthma and speech defects.
It is particularly helpful in rehabilitation after surgery, illness or injury.
But Alexander Technique works in a more subtle way with psychological problems such as stress-related disorders - nervousness and panic attacks and hyperventilation.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Explore your unique Mind-Body connection with Mind-Body Therapy

What is Mind Body Therapy?

Mind Body Therapy explores the unique connection between your mind and your body. It does not instruct how this should be, merely explores how it is thus giving the individual the opportunity to experience their inner reality and the effect that it has on their own health and well-being.

We live in a judgemental society and have therefore learned to be judgemental of ourselves and our perceived failings, especially in regards to our bodies – often criticising them for the way they look and the way they function, getting particularly angry or scared when they start to express the symptoms of ‘illness’.

Sadly we are not taught in schools to understand and respect the incredible workings of our own human body, instead we learn to compare and criticise and so make life more difficult for the body to thrive. It is not until adulthood and often only after many years of unconscious self abuse that people find their way to Mind Body Therapy.

By understanding the relationship between the judgemental mind and the criticised body it becomes easier to learn healthier and more constructive ways of being within the self in order to remove or reduce the effects of symptoms, strengthen the immune system, increase resilience and generally return to a healthier and more balanced way of being.

What happens in a Mind Body Therapy Seminar?

The main focus of these seminars is the opportunity for self awareness within a genuine, safe and mutually supportive environment. It is primarily practical with the theory being delivered as part of the events going on around you. Psycho-drama is one of the many tools we use to enable those willing to share their problems to reach greater understanding and thereby find solutions that may otherwise elude them. By casting members of the audience as ‘actors’ in the problem, we are able to interact with the scene in a way not possible when it all remains in the head. Other techniques may involve art therapy, music and movement.

Above all it is the awareness of our shared human struggles that make these seminars so rewarding. It is not a case of ‘everyone else is sorted’ at all, in fact people the world over struggle with very similar problems of feeling overwhelmed, self sabotage, low self-esteem, addiction, avoidance and fear. By looking at the things we share as human beings, we notice how much kinder, understanding and forgiving we tend to be to others while simultaneously being critical and judgemental of ourselves for the self same feeling!

If you are truly interested in your own self, your own journey, your health, wellness and the unique way you relate to yourself then a mind body seminar is a great way to do some serious self work. If you are fascinated by people and the way they do what they do and the effect that it has on their health and wellness and you want to see in action the processes of change then this seminar is for you.

The next seminar is scheduled for 23rd/24th January in Cambridge follow this link for more details

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Natural solutions for menopause symptoms

During the menopause there is a decrease in hormone levels that can result in a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, hot flushes, insomnia and night sweats, mood disorders and low libido. Decreased oestrogen levels can also lead to an increased risk of osteoporosis, where the bones become weak and are more likely to break.

Conventional treatment includes hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and, in some cases, antidepressants; however, HRT carries the risk of increased rates of breast and ovarian cancer, while antidepressants may cause weight gain, digestive upset and low libido. There is another way, however, and there is no need to suffer in silence and accept menopause symptoms as a part of life.

Herbal medicine is a comprehensive healthcare approach that has been used for many years to promote well-being. Herbal medicines, such as black cohosh, wild yam and red clover, have been particularly well studied with regards to their effects on menopausal symptoms as they contain phyto-oestrogens that can help negate the effects associated to decreased oestrogen levels. Other herbs have successfully been used to improve sleep, regulate mood and increase libido in menopausal women, including Ayurvedic herbs such as Shatavari and Ashwagandha.


If you’re interested in finding out more about how herbal medicine or Ayurveda could help you, you can book an appointment to see Lois Bradnam, our Medical Herbalist and Naturopath who specializes in women’s problems, including the menopause. Initial consultations cost £50 and personalized herbal remedies are priced at £6 per week. Alternatively, you can book a free 15-minute chat with Lois to find out more about her, as well as how herbal medicine can be of benefit during the menopause.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Functional Blood Chemistry - why should I bother when it is free at my GP's?

When interpreting blood chemistry lab results, there is a Functional Range and a Pathological Range. Test values that fall between the Functional Range and the Pathological Range are considered subclinical and can indicate the beginning stages of disease. They should be used as markers, indicating something that is not as good as it should be; or they can be a sign of a developing condition that is not bad enough to treat medically…at least not yet.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Most health practitioners today use only the Pathological Ranges and do not address the subclinical findings until they become a serious medical condition. The goal is to identify developing nutritional problems and prevent them from manifesting into a serious medical condition. This will help us on our path to true health and a better quality life.

Benefits of a Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Analysis

  • Determine which nutritional, homeopathic and/or botanical products will best address your individual needs.
  • Avoid wasting money on “The Supplement of the Month”. In other words, on products that provide nutrients that you are not deficient in and don't need to supplement.
  • Provide nutritional protocols that address your deficiencies and help your body return to a healthy state.
  • Provides early detection of emerging, life-threatening health conditions.
  • It is an inexpensive way to determine how effective your nutritional program has been. Follow-up testing allows you to chart the effectiveness of your program and make precise adjustments when needed.
  • Maintaining your blood marker values within the optimal ranges will allow your immune system to function better, allow you to utilize nutrients more efficiently and help you live a much healthier, happier and hopefully longer more vibrant life.
  • It is essential to gather evidence from symptoms and health history in order to accurately make use of this analysis.

Book your free initial consultation here