Talk Demonstrations and other events

Movement Meditation – ‘5 Rhythms’ event

Do you want to exercise but can’t follow a class or have 2 left feet?

Would you like to be more at peace with yourself?

Would you like to be able to navigate the chaos of life more easily?

Like to dance, have fun and not be judged?

If so this is for you…join us …No previous experience of dance needed, and all are welcome young, old, fit or unfit. No steps to learn and nothing to get right or wrong and no judgement from the teacher. You dance at your level.

We will go through the rhythms so that you can begin to feel them in your own way; you will be encouraged to “FLOW”  for yourself then to allow the beat to take you into “STACCATO”,  to then move into “CHAOS” with curiosity; to drop into “LYRICAL” and find that part of yourself that wishes to sing and embrace everything and then lastly to find peace and quiet in “STILLNESS”.


We will go through the 5 Rhythms with focus on being conscious of what is present for us in the moment and how our movement is affected by our thoughts and our feelings.   At the same time I will explore with you how each rhythm has its’ own flavour and each session is an exploration into being mindful and in the present.

We will look for the “sweet spot”, the place where we feel wholly together in body, feelings and mind; together with another, the group and the setting.  Searching for this combination of the whole self, and repeating the dance as we feel it, can lead into that energetic space where there is only the beat, your breath, your heartbeat and the space to be you

The focus is on being conscious of what is present for us in the moment, how your movement is affected by your thoughts and your feelings. It is not about how well you or anyone else performs.

The music is varied: electronica, jazz, classical, pop, rock and roll, alternative, some fast some slow.

Wear loose comfortable clothes; layers to remove as you warm up and put back on as you cool down. Wear comfortable shoes or dance bare foot as socks are too slippery on the wood floor. Bring some water.

Read more: on my blog about the previous 5 Rhythms event

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5 Rhythms teacher Dean Kayum
Teacher Dean Kayum

As Dr. William W. Purkey  said:

“sing …as if no one is listening
dance …as if no one is watching
love …as you’ve never loved before
live …as if heaven is here on earth”

If you want to do that then dare to be brave and join us

Venue: Liddington Village hall, Swindon SN4 0HB

Date:  6th May 2018

Time : 2pm to 5pm

Teacher: Dean Kayum

Value: £20 Early bird by 23rd April £18, Book 2 places get £2 off

Booking: Essential to avoid disappointment as places are limited to 16.

Cheque or transfer; for details email or call Julie on 01793 495551


 Discover ways to ease pain, strain and stress

 Talks will last about 90min depending on questions.  The events are free to attend, however a donation would be much appreciated. I look forward to meeting and helping you.

Venue: Natural Therapy Centre, 5 Bibury Road, Swindon, SN3 1DD
Free parking in the street.

Places are limited so booking is essential please click the ‘book here’ under the appropriate event or for more information
and one to one sessions contact me, thank you.

Julie Nicholls 01793 495551

Feel the joy of a pain free, less stressed life.

Read someone else’s perspective on these talks

 20 steps to beat stress 

stress full life man pushing car up hill.

Stress might be the norm these days, but that doesn’t mean it has to be that way for you.

It is agreed, by the medical profession, that stress is the cause or aggravates most diseases, yet they continue to treat the symptom not the cause. Come and find out how you can  deal with the cause.

Why spend time and energy managing stress when you can get rid of it?
Discover some simple things you can do that will help you unwind and really release the tension in your body and make a huge difference to your stress levels.

Apply the 20 easy and simple steps in your life so you can feel better and more in charge of your life.

 You can get rid of fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, frustration and all the parts of stress you don’t need which are getting in the way of you performing at your best!  You will also see a demonstration of EMDR. This will help you regain clarity, energy and sleep better too.
You can see a demonstration of how quickly and easily a stress issue can be resolved on this EMDR video


 Feet, balance and walking

walkingOur feet enable us to do so many things yet we often take them for granted. They are the basis of good balance and when used correctly for walking are powerful tools for self healing. (It is easy to tell if you are walking well, by looking at the soles of you shoes and see if they wear evenly)  Having happy feet can make you feel happy too!
Watch these videos of the difference before and after treatment –

Knee pain

Hip pain

Weight – take a new look.

Have you been yo yo dieting and are fed up with it?

Have you been feeling guilty about eating things people tell you are bad for you, yet life doesn’t seem worth living without them?

Do you want to loose weight, get back into shape, without sacrificing your pleasures, without having to do crazy exercise you hate, without having to cut out carbs, fats or any other combination the diet industry bombards you with?

Then this talk is for you.

You will:

  • Find out how the language you use like “I am trying to loose weight” is setting you up for failure.
  • Discover how making changes to other areas of your life can affect your weight.
  • Get a better understanding of what you can do to get the results you want and get some tips to help you put it into practice.



Breathing more deeply might not be the best thing for you!

Ease shortness of breath and help many issues like asthma, headaches, shoulder tension with 3 simple techniques which will be demonstrated and practised on the night.

You will increase ease of breath and lung capacity if you practice these regularly. If you are on medication, in time, you will also find you rely on it less. You will also become more relaxed generally.

Read more on the previous time I gave this talk

Watch my video: anxiety and breathing tip.


Releasing the jaw.

Have you been told by your dentist you grind your teeth?  Does your jaw click  when you eat?  Do you hate going to the dentist because you can’t open your mouth wide enough?

If so this talk is here to help you understand what you can do about it.

Jaw tightness can cause headaches, tinnitus, sinus problem among other things. Discover how your jaw neck and hips are connected. Find out how you can release it and ease your pain or discomfort.


food heartYou might like your food but does your food like you?

Do you know some types of  foods can increase inflammation disorders such as arthritis, eczema & colitis?

If your hormones are playing havoc with your well being then it could be you are lacking minerals and you can help yourself by having the right foods and supplements without the need for HRT.

Are you confused about what foods & drinks are healthy & what aren’t?

Would you like to look & feel good in your clothes?

To feel great and have more energy, find out which foods love you, depending on your blood type.

Speaker: Helen Auburn, a nutritionist based in Swindon will be sharing her insights into how food can make you ill or help you feel great.


Neck and shoulders

Nec alignment Before treatment: the ear is forward of the shoulder
Before treatment: the ear is forward of the shoulder
After neck treatment
After: ear and shoulder are more in line

For most people tension is held in the shoulders and causes pain in the neck and headaches.  Many people stretch their arm forward to ease the tension yet this is the opposite of what you need to to solve shoulder pain and tension.  Find out how to easing tension and improving round shouldered posture easily and without going to the gym. Learn some simple techniques you an use anywhere any time.

Introduction to Mediation

Meditation Sue Holden

Discover different types of meditation. Research shows that meditation helps reduce blood pressure, stress and improves sleep.

How might it benefit you? Come along, give it a go and find out for yourself.

Guest Speaker and leader Sue Holden Mondo Zen facilitator.



Get the spring back in your step, walk well!

Feet and walking workshop

Do you find walking difficult or painful?  Would you like to feel light on you feet and able to move freely?

WalkinWalkingg is part of our every day life.  It is more than the act of going from A to B , it is also a reflection of our state of mind.

Walking can be a joy but for some it is a dread and feels like a burden, a chore because of  the pain or discomfort it causes, not just in the feet but in many other areas of the body, knees, hips, back and even the neck.

Discover how to help yourself  with simple movements and techniques you can use everyday to help you re-discover the joy of walking.

See these before and after videos: painful hipspainful knee
You can find out more by attending my talks 

During this workshop you will:

Find out how you are actually walking, even if you think you are walking properly you might be surprised. (You can look at your shoes to see if the soles are wearing evenly or not)

You will be able to see how you are walking and what you are doing that is contributing to your discomfort and begin to correct this.

Practice some ways to relax your feet, how to ease aching  sore feet, including massaging your feet (even if you can’t reach them),  make them more comfortable so that walking becomes easier and a pleasure.

Discover how you can improve your balance.

Explore how your thinking affects your balance and walking.

At the end of this workshop you will see how your walking has changed and feel how to walk with more ease and comfort.

Suitable for everyone! Whatever your level of fitness or unfitness, wellness or illness. No experience of any form of exercise required. Wear warm, loose, comfortable clothing

When:  1.15pm to 4.30

Investment: £48 Booking is essential as numbers are limited to 8.
Book by 20th May : £3 off
Bring a friend: get £3 off
Book for yourself and a friend by 20th May: Save £9!
AND save min £100 on cost of learning this in a private sessions.

Be warned, this could change your life! If you are not ready to change then this workshop is not for you.
To book contact Julie  01793 495551
If you click on the Julie link you will be able to let me know how many places you want to book and get an email to book online if you wish.
If you are interested in this but can’t make the date, let me know as I am planning a ‘Secrets of natural walking TM’ workshop later in the year.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Events - Food Sensitivity Testing at Natural Therapy Centre, Swindon

DATE: No dates currently available

VENUE: Natural Therapy Centre, Swindon
Other dates may be possible on request.
COST: £49.95 for the 81 food and 31vitamin and mineral test.
£10 for the 28 additives test, if taken with the above.
Children’s test 60 foods and
28 E numbers additives £42
£10 deposit required to confirm booking.
CONTACT: Julie Nicholls 01793 495551

Events - Food Sensitivity Testing at Natural Therapy Centre, SwindonFood Sensitivity Testing can help you with your health problems & improve your wellbeing.
Suffering from painful or stiff joints, headaches, skin problems, mood swings or IBS?
Do you want to find out if your health problems are food related?
A painless simple test lasting 1 hour for all 3 tests (81 Foods, E numbers and a vitamin and mineral deficiency) can give you the answer.  You may find the elimination and re-introduction programme helpful once you know what food to watch out for.
The test gives you immediate results and no blood sample needed. More dates may be available on request.
IBS, fatigue, headaches, arthritis, skin problems, ADHD, fluid retention, sinusitis, mood swings etc.
Can’t find what the cause of your health problems are or tried everything and nothing really helps!  Find out if food or additives are the cause!
Are you taking vitamins or minerals?
If so are you taking the ones your body really needs?  You can find out which you really need and which you can stop buying.
Are you deficient in any vitamins or minerals?
If you are, then taking the ones you need could make you feel a lot better than you imagine.  You can find out which you really need.