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Self-Conscious Earth

Since Easter 2012 the Earth, and all life on Her body, has entered a time of unprecedented change. The forthcoming changes need special attention. As self-conscious beings we humans have the opportunity of raising our awareness of this process – because we have no way of avoiding its implications.


If we can accept the idea, put forward by James Lovelock, the originator of Gaia theory, that our planet has a consciousness, rather similar to our own with automatic hormonal, circulatory, digestive and lymphatic systems.  Is it too big a stretch to imagine that Gaia has evolved a self-aware conscious mind too?  The simplest way of determining whether an organism or person is self-aware is to attempt communication with it. “Hello, is there anyone at home?”


Read on for a personal view and some important practical steps** you can take to create a symbiotic relationship with the ground we walk on. Do we choose to be friend or foe, global gardener or parasite?

(** don't miss these helpful dates for you at the end of the article!!)




May I introduce Phil Turner?  For those of you who don’t know him yet, his approach to therapy supports two aspects of life, healing and growth. All therapeutic approaches support healing and all successful therapy will create opportunities for growth in relationships, work or creative pursuits. However, Psychosynthesis is one of the few psychologies that actively attends to both aspects. How does it work?  

Being Stuck or Lost

 Phil says: ‘Most of us experience feeling stuck or lost from time to time, and, unable to find clarity or confidence, we don’t know how to move forward.  

Few of us consciously choose to be stuck where we don’t want to be. The forces at work usually feel as if they are external; obligations to others, their attitude or treatment of us, or the misfortunes of fate and the pain of being stuck is sometimes so unbearable that we seek help.

In this situation the work of Psychosynthesis therapy involves building self-awareness to support the identification and processing of the unconscious blocks to movement that we may be holding onto in ourselves. This approach can bring about relief from pain (healing) and an experience of transformation (growth).

The writer and actress Anaïs Nin, who claimed that her life was transformed by therapy, described beautifully the moment when, finally aware of her power choose, she let go of her stuckness and experienced a sense of flowering. “And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”.

For me, supporting people at all stages of healing and growth has great beauty. I feel honoured and privileged to be with, and bear witness to, the pain, the courage, the healing and the growth of others.’


Phil is a Psychosynthesis counsellor, supervisor and co-founder of Cotswold Talking Therapies. You can contact him for appointments at the Isbourne via our number 01242 254321.


 Acupuncture can help with numerous conditions, whether these originate from a physical or emotional cause, are chronic or acute. This ancient practice can leave you with many benefits to add to your list of why acupuncture is a reputable treatment. 

Just a few of these benefits include:

  • Better sleep
  • Mental clarity
  • More motivation
  • Indigestion problems eased
  • Reduced pain
  • Migraine relief


Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine with its origins dating back to first century BC. The western world has only recently got on board but now recognises acupuncture as a beneficial complementary therapy, so much so that doctors and nurses themselves are now training to be practitioners. It is a tried and tested practice that has been developed and researched over years to allow us to understand the body’s energetic balance.

If you are considering acupuncture as a form of treatment then trust the millions of others who have benefited enormously from this practice.

Whatever your condition may be, whether healthy or unwell we recommend you join our very own acupuncturist Anna Darrock for this popular, 100% natural treatment where each session will be tailored to you as a whole. The reason why acupuncture treatment is tailored in this way is because the practice views symptoms as the ‘branches’ of illness, not as the root cause, allowing the treatment to discover the reason for the condition, to help treat it in the correct way as well giving the recipient ongoing benefits.

Anna is highly recommended by her clients and is a member of The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).The BAcC is considered the leading self-regulatory body for the professional practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. Anna received her BA(Hons) by Oxford Brooks University after training with The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Warwickshire. Anna’s approach to this practice is of a high standard of care to each individual and person centered care so each patient reaps the benefits that he or she needs. 

30th November 2013,  10.00am - 5.00pm


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 This fun and friendly event will be especially exciting if you love animals. The Hay House author and Animal Communicator Pea Horsley will be here at 2.00pm to give an interactive workshop helping us todirectly connect and  communicate with our pets!


 pea IMG 1400Pea Horsley, The Animal Communicator  go to booking page!


Have you ever wanted to ask your dog what is it that upsets him? 

Or had a desire to quiz your cat how you can make her happier?

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Animal communication is a universal language between all sentient beings. It can be accessed by anyone with a love of animals. The fact is it’s not a gift, everyone can communicate with animals.

In this interactive mini-workshop, Pea Horsley will give you a taster of animal communication. It begins with an explanation of what animal communication is and the methods you may receive information. Then Pea will take you through some fun exercises to help open your mind and ignite the more intuitive, creative right hemisphere of your brain.

All participants will be taken on a guided meditation to experience life from their own animal’s perspective and to exchange messages with them.

The workshop will be followed by a signing of Pea’s book: Heart to Heart: Incredible and heartwarming stories from the woman who talks with animals.

Her second book, The Animal Communicator’s Guide through Life, Loss and Love, will be published by Hay House in June 2014.  

cost: talk - £10

What else is happening during the day?  Try some of these!  …  

T  Stands  T  Talks  T  Demos 

T  Spiritual Readings  T  Deep Tarot – talk

T Jewellery  T  Cards  T  Wishing Tree!  T  Stone Carvings  

T  Meditation  T  Crystals  T  Neals Yard  T Psychometry Demo 

T Beat the Christmas Blues in 10 minutes!  T  Healing Room T 


and FREE Therapy Taster Sessions: -  Singing  Art Therapy  Hypnotherapy  Massage  Crystal Healing  ..


not to mention the fantastic snacks and drinks in our new Café served all day by the award winning Sandwich Box team!  T


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