Joanna Bristow Watkins

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  • 24th June, Midsummer's Day in British Tradition & Fors Fortuna in Roman Tradition

    24th June Mid Summers DaySaturday 24th June is Midsummers Day and was considered magical in Cornwall and Ireland, when there was feasting, fires, songs, and dances. Bonfires were kindled on high hills to commemorate the high point of the year.

    Traditionally, the veil is thin between the dimensions housing the living and the dead at this time, hence its setting for Shakepeare's Play a Midsummer Night's Dream.

    June 24th was designated as a feast celebration called St John's Day in the Christian Calendar, dedicated to the marytr St John The Baptist. The observance begins the night before as St John's Eve.  It's also commemorated in Freemasonry.

    However, Midsummer's Day celebrations long predates Christianity, and has existed under different names and traditions globally.

    24th June is also the Roman Festival of Fors Fortuna. Fors is an ancient Roman Goddess of prosperity, good luck, and divine blessings. Her name means "She Who Brings", from the Latin verb fero, synonymous with abundance and success.  This seems to have merged with Fortuna, probably originally a Goddess of fertility, into the Goddess called Fors Fortuna, who was acknowledged as sometimes being fickle or wanton and representing Fortune as Goddess of luck or chance. 

    She was especially worshipped by slaves and commoners, as the Goddess who could bring about rags-to-riches transformations; with at least two dedicated temples in Rome being founded by former slaves in gratitude for their changed luck. It also looks to have been the origin of the phrase Wheel of Fortune.

    By keeping traditions, communities in Ancient Britain retained a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.

    If you are interested in Ancient Egypt, Joanna Bristow-Watkins (Harmony Healing) is a Reyad Sekh Em® Egyptian Alchemy Healer and Teaching Mentor. Developed by Joanna, Reyad Sekh Em® is an ultra high vibration healing system combining ancient Egyptian philosophies, alchemy, angelic elemental healing rays, sound vibration, sacred breathing and etheric crystalline energies. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing features four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene Angelology.Missed sessions are fully recorded so that late registrations or are possible. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 Package offers a cost saving. 

    A virtual Violet Flame of Amenti evening course recently completed. The Violet Flame is an ancient tool of alchemy and this course features over 6 hours of tuition, a manual and an attunement into the Violet Flame. Since the zoom sessions are recorded, it is possible to study the interactive material after the course has completed.

    If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we hold monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations.During this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. Book at thHarmony Shop.

    Other services
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits. 

    MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are proving popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers.

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  • A round-up of December events in the Surrey/Hampshire area, accessible from London

    As Joanna has in-person workshop and book sale events happening in Surrey/Hampshire on 13th, 15th & 21st December, we've decided to do a round-up of activities on offer and include some offered by friends from the local spiritual fraternity; this month featuring Beata Dzwigol from ifeelgoodtherapy.com

    This may become a monthly regular summary; if so, please feel free to pass it onto your interested friends and subscribe at https://bit.ly/SignupHH if you're inspired by the idea. 

    We have a Forest Bathing event on Sunday 4th (11am-2pm at Harry Edwards, Shere) and various angel demos and a book sale on Tuesday 13th (7.30-9.30pm in Ash). Excitingly, we have a couple of in-person events at Harmony Healing in Walton-on-Thames (an easy walk from Hersham or Walton-on-Thames station), on Thursday 15th & Wednesday 21st (Solstice), see below for details. Our Full Moon Meditation takes place 7.30-9.30pm (UK time) on Wednesday 7th, with the Cold Full Moon peaking the following morning at 04:09. Aligning with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, and our next Lunar Alignment Programme commences with the New Moon on 21st January 2023.  We also have the Geminid Meteor Shower peaking 13th/14th.

    We have Forest Bathing and Harmony Healing vouchers available as Christmas gifts.

    In-Person Events (in date order)

    Su17 Oct 21 Harry Edwardsnday 4th December, 11.00am - 2pm, 3-hours Forest Therapy session with Joanna in the beautiful private grounds of the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary (Shere, near Guildford, Surrey), £35 (+ £1.75 if paid by PayPal). This Winter therapy session will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds. 

    A deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming! Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    Book via our Harmony Healing shop. Email , or amend your suscription via the link at the bottom, to go on our monthly forest therapy update email list. 

    10 Dec Beatas Goddess RetreatSaturday 10th December, 2-7 pm, is Beata's Open Inner Goddess Within & Live Your Magic, at The Bisley Yurt, GU24 9AR. Beata is a founder of the New Earth Goddess Heart Temple. This is a monthly activity, for women only, full of healing, cleansing, letting go, joy, love and liberating on Soul. 

    This New Earth Goddess Temple events feature sacred ceremonial cacao to connect to wisdom of your Soul, to your heart, re-claim your power, let go of the old, welcome the new. It's an interactive 5 hour mini-retreat offering deep powerful healing, full of joy. Each time will be unique, enhanced with a different invited guest (Empowered Women), but always the event will be tailored to the needs of the attending Goddesses. Very limited sacred spaces offered. More at Beata's website.  The next monthly event will be 2-7pm, 14th January.

    Contact Beata on 07731 673759 or via  using the code BEA12, to receive details on how to pay via bank transfer and save the Eventbrite fee.

    heart and soul angel cards angela mcgerr card spreadTuesday 13th December, 7.30-9.30 pm, is Adam Buttery's monthly EnergyWorks gathering at Ash Victoria Hall, 121 Ash Hill Road, Ash, GU12 5DN - parking across the road Joanna will be introducing the work of her sister, Angela McGerr, who has created 10 different Angel Card sets over the years, selling close to a million in total. At Energyworks, Joanna will demonstrate how to invoke Angels in the Essene Angelology system. The Essenes were a spiritual sect based by the Dead Sea around 2,000 years ago). As this event is on a Tuesday, we will invoke Camael (Angelic Guardian of Tuesdays and the planet Mars) and Joanna will demonstrate various ways to develop a closer connection with that Angel.

    There will be new and some pre-loved editions of Angela's angel cards and books for sale even though they have been out of print for years. See the book selection available at the Harmony Shop (costs will be lower on many items at the event). Email .uk in advance if you want a specific publication brought along.

    Other stalls will be available to browse after the presentation. Email Adam on  to find out more, book a stall or to receive regular notification of his events.

    15 Dec angel workshop book saleThursday 15th December,10-1pmAngels are not just for Christmas mini-workshop; a brief introduction to the weekday angels (in the Essene Angelology System) from Joanna and how to work with them, £30 per person - see below for details.
    Thursday 15th December, 2-8pm, angel book sale drop-in at Harmony Healing, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 3BH.

    Starting at 10am there will be a 3-hour workshop introducing the seven weekday angels: Raphael, Gabriel, Camael, Michael, Zadkiel, Haniel, Cassiel plus the patriarchal angel Melchisadec and the Matriarchal angel Pistis Sophia. Each angel will be invoked in turn, introducing their key attributes and how to work with them more closely. A crib sheet for calling on them on a daily basis will be supplied as a handout. We will look at the angel cards and channellings in Angela McGerr's publications (Angela is Joanna's sister) which will also be available for sale (both new and pre-loved editions, making excellent and unusual Christmas gifts) during the course. This will be a deep and cathartic experience to prepare you for the festive season. Book via the Harmony Shop.

    Dec Book SaleIn the afternoon/evening, from 2pm, there will be a drop-in (no need to book but it would be helpful to let me know a rough time) for anyone wanting to purchase angel books and cards but who are not able to attend the morning workshop. An optional one card reading will be available for £5 and it will be possible to book an optional mini-reading (30 mins for £30).

    Only 3 x 30-minute readings will be available at 2pm, 5pm and 7pm - pre-booking essential to guarantee a slot.

    Harmony Healing is an easy walk from Hersham or Walton-on-Thames station, about 30 mins from London Waterloo.

    See Harmony Shop to book the workshop (link disabled after the event has taken place) and/or a personal reading or email 

    Beatas All Night Puja 17 DecSaturday 17th/Sunday 18th December is Beata and Jarek's all night Puja. The Gong Puja lasts about seven and a half hours, which is the equivalent of very gentle 10 x 45-minute Gong Baths. This is a deep anxiety and karma cleansing process.

    You will be immersed in the gentle sound of the gongs, giving your body the opportunity to enter a deep state of relaxation. The vibrations will wash over you, unblocking, cleansing and freeing you from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

    More at Eventbrite. Contact Beata on  or 07731 673759using the code BEA12, to receive details on how to pay via bank transfer and save the Eventbrite fee.

    21 Dec Solstice Chakra eventWednesday 21st December, 10-8 pm, is Joanna's drop-in Solstice event, at Walton-on-Thames, no need to book if arriving after 1pm. 
    Wednesday 21st December,10-1pmchakra balancing solstice meditation, followed by buffet salad lunch (vegetarian/vegan) with £30 per person [£20 to my students or without lunch (you can bring your own)]
    Wednesday 21st December, 2-8pm, angel book sale drop-in at Harmony Healing, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 3BH.

    Starting at 10am there will be a 3-hour workshop featuring a chakra balancing with colours, crystal energy, angels and planets (similar to my monthly Full Moon meditation). We will look at the angel cards and channellings in Angela McGerr's publications (Angela is Joanna's sister) which will also be available for sale (both new and pre-loved editions, making excellent and unusual Christmas gifts) during the course. This will be a very balancing experience to prepare you for the festive season. Book via the Harmony Shop*.

    Dec Book Book Card SaleIn the afternoon/evening (from 2pm) there will be a drop-in (no need to book but it would be helpful to let me know a rough time) for anyone wanting to purchase angel books and cards but who are not able to attend the morning workshop.

    Harmony Healing is an easy walk from Hersham or Walton-on-Thames station, about 30 mins from London Waterloo.

    An optional one card reading will be available for £5 and it will be possible to book an in-person Equilibrium Attunement for £22 at 6pm. Pre-booking essential to guarantee your attunement.

    See Harmony Shop* to book your attunement or email  

    link disabled after the event has taken place.

    Virtual Events

    All you need to take part via Zoom is a computer with a webcam and microphone. It's very easy to download and use. Visit https://zoom.us/ and sign up (Zoom do not charge for this).

    19 Dec Full Moon in DecWednesday 7th December is our Full Moon Unity Consciousness Meditation, 7.30-9.30pm UK time. This is the night before Full Moon peaks at 04:09 on the 8th.

    During this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (small admin fee added for PayPal). This activity serves as a good taster of Joanna's work in general. For more details and to book, see Harmony Shop.

    If you can't join our virtual healing share, but want to have distant healing sent to you (and/or someone you know would appreciate healing), email  with your name and you will be added to the 'absentee guest list'. 

    Reyad Sekh Em Egyptian Alchemy Healing online Training Series

    If you'd like to learn about ancient Egyptian philosophies, our next interactive training module of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 continues 11th January for three consecutive Wednesdays with Mindful Chakra Balancing & Unity Consciousness7.15-9.30pm UK time (GMT).

    Monthly Virtual Full Moon & Unity Consciousness Meditations
    I'll be running my next Full Moon Guided Healing & Unity Consciousness Meditation via Zoom on Wednesday 7th December at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (small admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE or Moon Course graduates. See Harmony Shop to book. 

    To fully connect with the moon cycle, our annual New Year New Moon New Vision Lunar  Cycle Alignment Programme (LCAP) will run 21st January - 20th February. It will cost £177, although early bird bookings, made in 2022, will be at the current cost of £155. 

    Other Harmony Healing Services
    Harmony Healing activities are aimed at bringing harmony and wellbeing into your life. Currently, events are virtual, except for Forest Bathing+, hence distant readings and healings are proving popular and we have low cost meditations available as well as distant 1-2-1 readings & healings. Remember that Harmony Healing gift vouchers are available for use against any of our services.

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially. 

  • Cannon Hill Common, London SW20 9DB

    Forest Bathing Cannon Hill Common, London SW20 9DB

    Forest Bathing sessions 2½ hours. Public sessions = £39.77* per person, private sessions = £175 or £333.

    We do not have any public sessions scheduled here at the moment, but we can offer private sessions for up to 5 people for £175 or for up to 10 people for £333.

    *Please note, if you are booking less than 48 hours before an event, DO NOT assume there is space available. Text 07930 414525 before booking.
    If there are no public sessions scheduled, this venue is available for private bookings, themed events and/or corporate sessions, enquire for details. Preferred timings for private bookings is 11am-1.30pm or 12-2.30pm, but other timings can be arranged.

    Launched in August 2021, We hold Harmony in Nature therapeutic sessions in the London area at Cannon Hill Common, SW20 9DB near Wimbledon Chase, Raynes Park and Morden. The area is easily accessible by public transport.

  • Celestial Forecast April 2024

    Significant dates from folklore, lunar and meteorological activities this month in teal
    Selected Events (Harmony Healing and other events as notified) in black
    Forest Bathing Events in green
    Timings given are UK time (GMT+1), click here to convert to your time zone

    March CF HH coloursAs we progress into April, a theme emerges which venerates spring, renewal and fertility as well as nourishment. Known for April Fool’s Day and April Showers, the month often hosts Easter, as it does this year. In the forest, we start to see (and smell) the beautiful bluebells, a marker of ancient woodland, which generally reach their full splendour in May. 

    The month of April was supposedly named after the Roman Goddess Venus (leading to Her Veneralia festival on 1st April), originally named Aphrilis after her equivalent Greek Goddess Aphrodite (Aphros) or the Etruscan version Apru. To the Anglo-Saxons, April was called Easter-mōnaþ "Easter Month", "Month of the Goddess Ēostre".  No prizes for guessing which Christian Festival took its name from this annual festival.

    April begins with April Fool's Day plus the Roman Festivals of Veneralia & Fortuna Virilis, as well as Easter Monday also on 1st April. In the Roman calendar, April also hosted Magna Mater on the 4th & Floralia on 28th, widely believed to be connected to Beltane. April is also a month for some international awareness days including Autism Awareness Day on 2nd, World Health Day on the 7th and Earth Day on 22nd. In the UK, we celebrate St George's Day and Shakespeare's birthday on 23rd. For those who celebrate the chance to get outdoors, we have a Total Solar Eclipse on the night of 8th April (though not fully visible in the UK), the Lyrids Meteor Shower peaking, as usual 21st April, and Full Moon on Wednesday 24th at 00:48 (hence our Full Moon Meditation is evening of 23rd). We have our Forest Bathing public session at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary's private woodland (near Shere, Surrey) on Saturday 20th April when there should definitely be bluebells, of which there are thousands at Harry Edwards. We have Saturday 4th May reserved for anyone wanting to gather together a group for their own exclusive private bluebell session.

    For a more in-depth analysis of the listed festivals and spiritually significant days, such as April Fool's Day and Veneralia, I publish a blog post on the day in question. Or to receive the information to your mail inbox, sign-up for Blog update alerts.

    April FoolMonday 1st April is April Fool’s day.

    A day for practical jokes, April Fools Day may originate from the move from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

    This moved the start of the year almost three months, from the Spring Equinox to the start of January! Those who refused to recognise the new calendar and still saw April as the start of the year were labelled "April Fools".

    Much about this in our specific Blog post on 1st April.

    Veneralia Fortuna Virilis 1st AprilMonday 1st April, in addition to being April Fool’s Day, is also the Roman celebration of Veneralia and Fortuna Virilis.

    Both celebrations seem loosely connected with Venus who is honoured on this day and whose advice is sought on matters of love. 

    Easter Monday 5th AprilMonday 1st April, in 2024, is also Easter Monday, this is Bank holiday in the UK.

    As mentioned in an earlier Blog, whereas the Easter celebration in the UK is based on the Gregorian Calendar, the Orthodox Easter celebrations are based on the Julian Calendar. The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to determine their holy days. Easter for the Orthodox Church will always fall sometime between April 4th and May 8th each year, this year it's really late, Friday 3rd May - Monday 6th May.

    2nd April Autism Awareness DayTuesday 2nd Aprilis World Autism Awareness Day, taking place annually on April 2nd since 2008. It was set up to encourage Member States of the United Nations to raise awareness about autistic individuals throughout the world.

    Whilst the United Kingdom celebrates Autism Awareness Week around World Autism Day, other countries, including the United States, celebrate World Autism Month throughout April.

    A suggested way to demonstrate that you support people on the autism spectrum is to wear blue. This could be a special blue shirt you can purchase from a nonprofit like Autism Speaks or simply a blue ribbon or some blue clothing.

    Thursday 4th April is Magna Mater in the Roman calendar.Magna Mater 4th April

    This is the festival of Cybele, Phrygian Great Earth Mother. Her priests took on female clothes and identities to commemorate her lover (or in siome sources her son) Attis, who was castrated and died of the wounds but was later resurrected.

    This is the festival of Cybele, Phrygian Great Earth Mother. Her priests took on female clothes and identities to commemorate her lover (or in siome sources her son) Attis, who was castrated and died of the wounds but was later resurrected.

    Indoor Forest Bathing Taster Experience, Indigo Moon, Guildford, Surrey, 7th April 2024Sunday 7th April is Soulful Sunday at Indigo Moon Holistics, Guildford, Surrey. We are there all day. 

    11.30-12:15pm, we are offering an Indoor Forest Bathing Taster Experience.  While there’s nothing to compare with mindful, sensory meandering out in nature, in 45 minutes we aim to give you a taster of understanding and experiencing how using our senses consciously can bring us to a place of calm, and benefit our physical, mental and emotional functions. Research shows that spending mindful time in nature can improve our hormone, immune and respiratory functions; reduce anxiety and depression; as well as boost the quality of our sleep, our memory and creativity, amongst other benefits.   

    Should you wish, you will be listening to, smelling and touching natural items in new ways, and taking away tips to use in times of stress. Then, imagine what three hours in woodland could do for you!  We already have bookings so please book in with Indigo Moon via this page (no charge) to avoid disappointment.

    An Introduction to Egyptian Alchemy Healing Free Mini-workshop & £5 Taster Readings in Guildford

    Starting at 12:30pm, there will be a 45 minute workshop introducing 'khemitology' which is Egyptology according to the oral traditions of the Egyptian tribal elders.  As there is capacity for a maximum of 10 participants and we have limited space left. please book in with Indigo Moon via this page (no charge) to avoid disappointment.

    Fascinated by Ancient Egypt? Feeling frustrated in your spiritual development? Join Joanna Bristow-Watkins for a live demonstration and interactive presentation on Reyad Sekh Em® - A unique high energy combination of sound, colour, crystals, angels, alchemy and elemental healing rays inspired by the land of the Pharaohs.

    World Health Day 7th AprilSunday 7th April is World Health Day. The message of World Health Day is simple: giving people access to healthcare without the prospect of financial hardship. 

    The theme for 2024, is 'My health, my right’. According to the website (linked above), this theme was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination.

    Insta images inc moons 21Monday 8th April @ 19:20 is the Pink New Supermoon and a Total Solar Eclipse. Visible only in Mexico, USA and Canada. According to Nasa, it will be the last total solar eclipse visible from all odf USA until 2044. It will be partially visible from Europe, including the UK, as a partial eclipse. Find out more at Earthsky.com.

    The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. There are video instructions on my Facebook Page or You Tube Page.

    New Moon is a good time to work on your Vision Board for the rest of 2024. 

    Bluebells at HESaturday 20th April, 11am - 2pm, public Forest Bathing session in the grounds of Harry Edward's Healing Sanctuary, £39.77.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend 3 hours in the woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment. Join us for a leisurely amble through charming private woodland; observe and connect with nature, smell the bluebells, stroke the bark, listen to the birds. The session culminates with a treelaxation, our unique nature meditation under the canopy of trees.  A deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing,does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    This 3-hour session which will take place in all weathers except high winds or electrical storms. Book by 2pm the day before via our the Harmony Healing shopEmail  to receive our forest bathing monthly event update.

    Lyrids 21st AprilSunday 21st (late) until dawn Monday 22nd April is the Lyrids Meteor Shower.

    The Lyrids are an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak.

    These meteors can produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. This year the shower peaks on the night of April 21st/22nd, although some meteors can be visible from April 16th - 25th.

    Look for meteors radiating from the constellation of Lyra after midnight, the later you view in the morning of the 22nd, less meteors will be below the horizon and therefore more will be visible but as sunrise approaches light pollution will hamper viewing.

    The proximity of the Full Moon on the 23rdApril, means light pollution could make viewing difficult, however there is a possibility of 10-15 per hour! See earthsky.com for more. Best time to watch: late evening to dawn on the nights of April 21st-22nd and 22nd-23rd.

    Earth Day 22nd AprilMonday 22nd April is Earth Day, which is heralded as a pivotal opportunity for people, corporations and governments to join together to create a global green economy. 

    The theme for 2024 is Planet vs. Plastics. This calls to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics, rapidly phase out all single use plastics, urgently push for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion, see more at earthday.org.

    It is hoped that coordinated efforts now will be recognized by future generations as a turning point.

    Shakespeares birthdayTuesday 23rd April is St George’s Day in England, celebrating England's patron saint, St George. England's National Day is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, which is on April 23rd.

    Shakespeares birthdayAccording to legend, St George was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess. The English flag is the red Cross of St. George, which is widely displayed as a symbol of national identity.

    It's also supposedly Shakespeare's birthday and deathday.

    However, 23rd April is not a Bank Holiday.

    23 April Full Moon meditationTuesday 23rd April, 7.30-9.30pm UK time (GMT+1) is our Full Moon Unity Consciousness Meditation, as the Full Moon is happening in the early hours of Wednesday.

    During this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (£1 admin fee added for PayPal, concessions to RSE/VFoA graduates), book at the Harmony Shop.

    This activity serves as a good taster of Joanna's work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament. To find out how working on your own spiritual consciousness can help humanity and the planet by raising the overall human consciousness levels, see Joanna's You Tube explanation.

    Pink Full MoonWednesday 24th April at 00:48 (Tuesday night/Wednesday morning) UK time (GMT+1), is :Pink Full Moon. We are holding our Full Moon Meditation the night before, see entry above. Between Full Moon and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body. 

    For details of Full Moon timings for the year, as well as instructions for an Angela McGerr Angelic Meditation with Gabriel, see Harmony Healing Full Moon link.

    Floralia 28th AprilSunday 28th Aprilis the Roman fertility festival of flowers and crops called Floralia, that later developed into celebration of sexuality, and may have influenced the subsequent celebrations for Beltane and May Day. 

    Bright coloured clothes are worn (if any!), races and shows are performed.

    Beltane 30th AprilTuesday 30th April, is the Pagan Eve of Beltane; celebrations begin with people dancing around the fire clockwise, singing. Sometimes two fires are set, and cattle are driven between the fires to purify them.

    Dew gathered from the grass at dawn is used in potions for luck and indeed it is believed to be lucky to roll naked in the dew!!!  On Beltane, it is traditional to drink from a well before sunrise.

    Wash in the morning dew, and adorn yourself with greenery. Watch the sun come up, dance round the Maypole, and otherwise abandon yourself to the season. 

    Round Full Moon Cakes are eaten and blackberry, elderberry, dandelion wine or cider is drunk. Sacred springs are visited and healing water is drunk. 

    Acknowledgments

    Moonwise Calendar 2022Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts. It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's various Almanacs. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!

    These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) are generally uploaded to the Harmony Healing website and can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

    To subscribe to the detailed Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion/event so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up here. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. 

    If you would rather ONLY receive the monthly Celestial Forecast, select the appropriate subscription. You will receive occasional newsletters but this opts you out of the smart Blog which emails regular notifications as events occur.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em® (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing. Featuring four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene AngelologyMissed sessions are fully recorded so that late registrations or are possible. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 package offers a cost saving.

    These are interspersed by her one month Lunar Cycle Alignment Programmes. She is also an intuitive healer offering 1-2-1 distant healings and readings, plus MP3 recordings. She is a fully qualified Fotrest Bathing guide, offering Forest Bathing sessions in the Surrey Hills of England. Joanna acts as the retailer for her sister, Angela Mcgerr's, best selling angelogy books and angel card sets. The are mostly now out-of-print, but Joanna still has some unused copies as well as pre-used versions of many of the card sets, see the Harnony Shop for the full details.

  • Celestial Forecast March 2024

    Significant dates from ancient folklore; timings given are UK time (GMT)
    Listings in black are Harmony Healing Events, Forest Bathing events in green.
    Timings given are UK time (GMT), click here to convert to your time zone

    March CF is hereDuring March, we can look forward to extended daylight and the awakening of nature, especially in the forest. As well as new green buds and sprouts on the trees, we start to see new growth at ground level, with a plethora of camelias, hellabores,daffodils, narcissi, hyacinths and daphne; some with a lovely subtle fragrance. And even where trees have fallen this last week, following three successive violent storms here in the UK, it will be amazing to observe the speed with which new saplings will appear to fill the spaces.

    The Roman Calendar originally started in March and the month was named after Mars, the Roman God of War. To the Anglo-Saxons, March was called 'Hrēðmonath', named after a pagan fertility Goddess called 'Hreða' (also known as Rheda).

    March begins with the Welsh celebration of St David's Day as well as the Roman Festival of Matronalia. March was a busy month in the Roman calendar, indeed, there’s even a festival for Roman Matrons (older married women) to celebrate by turning the household hierarchy of their day on its head. March is also a month for celebrating women in the modern calendar, with International Women’s Day (8th), Mothering Sunday (26th) and the celebration of numerous goddesses, Egyptian (5th & 20th) and Roman (1st, 15th, 17th & 19th). The Irish celebrate on 17th with St Patrick's Day. This year we have Easter 29th March - 1st April (different for Orthodox Easter).

    We have Nature ConnectionForest Bathing events scheduled this month on the 17th at Harry Edwards, (Shere, Surrey).

    For a deep dive into the ‘whys and wherefores’ of the listed festivals and spiritually significant days, I publish a blog post on the day in question. Or to receive the information to your mail inbox, sign-up for Blog update alerts.

    Full Moon is Monday 25th March, peaking at 07:00. There's no Full Moon Guided Meditation this month, because I will be at the site of Stalag Luft III WWII POW camp (now in Poland) for the 80th Anniversary of the Great Escape.  I am giving two addresses to an assembly of RAF Officers relating to my father's POW experiences at the camp.

    St Davids Day 1st MarchFriday 1st March is St David’s Day. St. David, Dewi Sant, is the patron saint of the Welsh, and 1st March, his feast day, is celebrated as a patriotic and cultural festival in Wales. 

    Saint David, Grandson of the King of Ceredigion, was said to have been born on a clifftop during a fierce storm. He died on this day during the year 500. He grew up to be a celebrated Bishop and founder of monastic settlements and churches. Glastonbury Abbey may have been founded by St David.

    So why is David associated with a dragon? There is a myth that when David was asked by villagers to slay a dragon, he instead went to visit the dragon and listen to its sad tale.

    Matronalia 1st MarchFriday 1st March is also Matronalia, according to Roman tradition, which was the topsy-turvy feast sacred to Juno, the birth Goddess.

    It was also a celebration of marriage, and the peace that these unions could usher in between Romans and Sabini, tribes from the mountain region near the Tibor.

    The Roman mistress of the house waited on her servants for the day and presents were given to other people’s partners!

    The wives of the house also gave a feast for their female slaves.

    5th March Ploiaphesia framed

    Tuesday 5th March is Ploiaphesia, Egyptian Festival of Navigation. This was when one of the most important festivals of the Egyptian Goddess Isis was celebrated, the Ploiaphesia or Navigium Isidis (Ship of Isis).

    The festival marked the opening of the safe sailing season after the stormy weather of winter had passed. A statue of Isis was carried in procession from her temple down to the harbour, where a specially-built ship was moored. The ship would then be loaded with offerings and dedicated to the Goddess, before being launched and carried out to sea by the wind. 

    The festival is described by Apuleius in his Metamorphoses (also known as the Golden Ass). To participate you can enjoy the energy of water and celebrate with processions, lights, mirrors, music and flowers. We have informative Egyptian Deity Posters available for sale from the Harmony Shop. explanation.

    IWD 8th MarchFriday 8th March is International Women’s Day; a day designated to celebrate the empowerment of women worldwide.

    The theme for International Women's Day 2024 is Inspire Inclusion. From the website:

    When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world.

    And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

    Collectively, let's forge a more inclusive world for women.

    See the International Women’s Day website for more. Or for other inspiring ideas,seewomenforwomen.org.

    04 Nov New Moon SupermoonSunday 10th March @ 09:00 is New Moon. It's also a Supermoon.  

    The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. Image by Harmony Healing.

    There are video instructions on my Facebook Page or You Tube Page.

    It is a good day for creating a personal or corporate Vision Board for 2024. Harmony Healing proviides a Vision Board template and periodically we offer a lunar cycle mentoring programme.

    Mothers Day 14thSunday 10th March is also Mothering Sunday in  the UK, now viewed as a chance to recognise the positive role of mothers in our lives.

    Often posies of daffodils are presented.

    Mothering Sunday is celebrated by Christians  in the UK & Ireland and some other English speaking countries. It takes place on the fourth Sunday in Lent, which is exactly three weeks before Easter Day.

    It was once observed as a day when people visited their mother church, but has become a day for honouring mothers and exchanging presents with them. Increasingly it's being referred to as Mother's Day, although that name originated as an American secular holiday, celebrated on a different date and quite distinct from the initial UK based Mothering Sunday.

    Friday 15th March was the Ides of March in Roman tradition and a Festival to Jupiter. Anna Perenna etc. 15th

    Shakespeare had a soothsayer warn Julius Caesar 'Beware the Ides of March'. Indeed he was reputedly assassinated on 15th March 44 BC. 

    In Ancient Rome, 15th March was also the celebration ofAnna Perenna.

    Offerings were made to the Spirit of the Year, so that the circle could be completed.

    Forest Bathing at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, SurreySunday 17th March,11am - 2pm, Forest Bathing in the grounds of Harry Edward's Healing Sanctuary, £39.77.

    Usually at this time of the year, the site is carpeted with daffodils. Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend three hours in the woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment, guided by me in simple sensory exercises and a treelaxtion. A deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing,does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    This session which will take place in all weathers except very strong winds or electrical storms. Book via our the Harmony Healing shop. Email  to go on our forest bathing mailing list.  

    St Patricks Day used 2021Sunday 17th March is St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. St Patrick is credited with converting the Irish back to Christianity which had been abandoned under Roman rule.

    Saint Patrick is said to have used the Shamrock (three leaved clover) as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity.

    The name shamrock comes from the Irish word seamróg, which is derived from the Irish word for clover (seamair) and means simply "little clover" or "young clover". 

    Liberalia 17 MarchSunday 17th March was also the Roman Festival of Liberalia, this was the feast to celebrate the male coming of age!

    In view of the date coinciding with St Patrick's Day, having abandoned Christianity under Roman rule, I wonder if there is a connection that when Eire re-converted to Christianity they chose the Roman Festival for males coming of age as their date of celebration...

    Considering the theme of rebirthing and the Spring Equinox, I can't help wondering if it was a development from the Egyptian Pelusia Festival, see 20th March entry. 

    Tuesday 19th Marchis the Roman Festival of Quinquatrus,so named because it was the 5th day after the Ides of March. Quinquatrus 19th March

    This was a Festival in honour of Minerva; it seems that women were accustomed to consult fortune-tellers and diviners upon this day.

    At one time, celebrations took place 19th - 23rd of March, orginally an Etruscan festival to celebrate spring, rites of women, rebirthing and the Spring Equinox. I can't help wondering if it was a development from the Egyptian Pelusia Festival, see 20th March entry.

    Pagan EquinoxWednesay 20th March is Spring Equinox at 03:06. On the Equinox, light and dark are equal over the whole world: mark the moment of the Equinox with silence and stillness. 

    Representing balance of opposites; it's a good time to bring balance into your life. 

    Pelusia 20thMonday 20th March is the Egyptian Festival of Pelusia, with the Egyptian Goddess Isis working her spring magic to ensure the flooding of the Nile later in the year, thereby guaranteeing a fruitful harvest. 

    We have informative Egyptian Deity Posters available for sale from the Harmony Shop.

    IDF image 2Thursday 21st March is International Day of Forests, sponsored by the United Nations. The theme for 2024 is ‘Forests and Innovation’. 

    Forests are home to more that 60,000 tree species; comprising about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.

    In fact, 1.6 billion people are directly dependent on forests for their shelter, food, medicines, income and energy.  Alarmingly, we are losing around 10 million hectares of global forest annually (the size of Iceland) and this is said to account for 12-20% of greenhouse gas emissions thought to contribute to our climate change. 

    As a qualified Forest Bathing guide, I am delighted to see Forests being recognised for their wellbeing benefits and valuable biodiversity and efforts being made to protect dwindling international woodlands. 

    Alec Bristow the Great EscapeSunday 24th March,80 years ago today, during the night of 24 March 1944, 76 airmen escaped out of the Prisoner of War camp Stalag Luft III. The event was immortalised by the 1963 Hollywood blockbuster The Great Escape, which was partly fictional but a surprising amount of astounding activities depicted in the film were based on fact. Of the 76, only three made it home and, of the remainder, 50 were murdered on Hitler’s orders, in direct contravention of the Geneva Convention. Joanna's father, Alec Bristow, was a WWII Mosquito Pilot, imprisoned in the camp at the time, and Joanna offers a popular talk on his memoirs of the occasion. She will be giving two addresses to RAF officers, at the museum located at original location of the camp (now in Poland) as part of the 80th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony.

    Sunday 24th March,this year, is also Palm Sunday in the Christian Calendar this year. Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday, is the 6th Sunday of Lent and the final Sunday before Easter.

    Traditionally it marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. 

    The name is believed to commemorate the placement of palm leaves on the road to soften the surface for the donkey on which he was riding. 

    Equinox worm moonMonday 25th March@ 07:00 is Worm Full Moon and a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. The start of the eclipse will be visible in London (from about 05:00) until the Moon dips below the horizon, see Time and Date for details.

    Between Full Moon and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body. 

    For details of Full Moon timings for the year, as well as instructions for an Angela McGerr Angelic Meditation with Gabriel, see Harmony Healing Full Moon link.

    This year, since Joanna will be giving presentations in Poland at this time, there will be no live meditation, but you can purchase Joanna's pre-recorded any month Full Moon meditation. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (£1 admin fee added for PayPal, concessions to RSE/VFoA graduates), book at the Harmony Shop.

    To find out how working on your own spiritual consciousness can help humanity and the planet by raising the overall human consciousness levels, see Joanna's You Tube.

    Good Friday 2nd AprilFriday 29th March, this year, is also the Christian Festival of Good Friday, which is a Bank Holiday in the UK as part of the Easter break.

    This commemorates the day when Jesus was crucified. 

    It was not called ‘Good Friday’ until 4th Century and may be a corruption of God’s Friday. 

    Easter Saturday 3rd AprilSaturday 30th March is Easter Saturday in the Christian Calendar.

    It commemorates the day that Jesus was buried in a tomb following his crucifixion. 

    Last weekend in MarchSaturday 30th March, in the UK this year, is also when the clocks go forward.

    In fact at 01.00 on Sunday 31st March is the start of British Summer Time/.

    However, we often have a while to wait until summer arrives in the UK. 

    hare triscol by Jackie MorrisSunday 31st March is Easter Sunday, which is generally taken to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus three days after his crucifixion. Intriguingly, Easter Sunday is not a set date but is calculated according to the Lunar cycle, so it can move around between 22nd March and 25th April. It's fixed as the Sunday following the first Full Moon after the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. Coptic Easter, celebrated by the Orthodox Church is usually a week later.

    This points to the celebration being linked to an earlier Pagan celebration, which were all associated with seasons and moon cycles.  The name Easter itself is derived from the Pagan God Eostre. the Easter Egg is reminiscent of the Pagan egg to symbolise fertility. And of course, the Easter Bunny, a strange addition to a crucifixion story, makes a lot more sense when viewed as a sign of spring, and possibly even a hare. Watch my YouTube presentation: Was Easter superimposed into an earlier Pagan Festival?

    The Hare is another ancient symbol of fertility, with a 28 day gestation period very linked to the lunar cycle.

    In Ancient Egypt the hare is a hieroglyph meaning ‘existence’

    Acknowledgments

    Moonwise Calendar 2022Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts. It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's annual Almanac. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!

    These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) are generally uploaded to the Harmony Healing website 2-3 months ahead and can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

    Extracts from the Celestial Forecast are reproduced in Glyden Magick, an online magazine offered via Gylden Fellowship which is a fabulous resource for Neo-Pagans (particularly in the South of England when physical meet-ups can resume). 

    To subscribe to the detailed Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion/event so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up here. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. 

    If you would rather ONLY receive the monthly Celestial Forecast, select the appropriate subscription. You will receive occasional newsletters but this opts you out of the smart Blog which emails regular notifications as events occur.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em® (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing. Featuring four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene AngelologyMissed sessions are fully recorded so that late registrations or are possible. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 package offers a cost saving.

    These are periodically interspersed by her one month Lunar Cycle Alignment Programmes. She is also an intuitive healer offering 1-2-1 distant healings and readings, plus MP3 recordings. She is a fully qualified Forest Bathing guide, offering Forest Bathing sessions in the Surrey Hills of England. Joanna acts as the retailer for her sister, Angela Mcgerr's, best selling angelogy books and angel card sets. The are mostly now out-of-print, but Joanna still has some unused copies as well as pre-used versions of many of the card sets, see the Harnony Shop for the full details. 

     
  • East Sheen Common, London, SW14 7EL

    Forest Bathing at East Sheen Common, London SW14 7EL

    Forest Bathing sessions 2½ hours for up to 5 people, £175.

    We are yet to offer public sessions at this venue (current price £39.77 per person), but we are able to offer private sessions for groups of five persons maximum for £175.

    *Please note, if you are booking less than 48 hours before an event, DO NOT assume there is space available. Text 07930 414525 before booking.
    If there are no public sessions scheduled, this venue is available for private bookings, themed events and/or corporate sessions, enquire for details. 

    Preferred timings for private bookings is 11am-1.30pm or 12-2.30pm, but other timings can be arranged.

    We can hold Harmony in Nature therapeutic sessions in the London area at East Sheen Common, London SW14 7EL. The area is near Richmond Park and is easily accessible by public transport.

  • Forest Bathing

    General Forest Bathing Information - see Harmony Shop for public session dates and to book

    Experience how woodland can help your Physical, Mental & Emotional Health.

    Newands Corner

    To complement Joanna’s spiritual approach to wellbeing, Nature Therapy and Forest Bathing+ combine mindfulness with the beauty and tranquillity of ancient woodlands and local gardens.

    Harmony In Nature is run by Katie Robinson & Joanna Bristow-Watkins; both experienced & insured Forest Bathing+ Guides licensed by The Forest Bathing Institute.  Operating mostly in Woodland near Guildford, Surrey, they offer 2hr+ public & private sessions.
     
    Join us for an inspirational Forest Bathing+ session in local woodlands, where possible utiilsing ancient or semi-ancient sites. Calming, peaceful and yet intensely powerful, you’ll move slowly through a sequence of sensory exercises and deep meditations that lead to an enhanced state of mindfulness and reconnection with nature.
     

    All Harmony In Nature gatherings for Forest Bathing+ follow the current government guidelines and last a minimum of two hours. Costs from £35 (individual). Private bookings for taster and private sessions available, please enquire for bespoke private or corporate sessions.

    See below for more information on Forest Bathing or listen to our Brooklands Radio Forest Bathing podcast interview with Jill Bennett (8½ mins).

    For our venues and dates available, and to book a session, see the Harmony Shop Forest Bathing Sessions.

    Forest Bathing+

    Forest Bathing comes from the Japanese term, ‘Shinrin Yoku’, the process of immersing the human spirit under a canopy of trees. It was developed to mitigate the high levels of stress experienced by businessmen in crowded urban environments and combines mindfulness, meditation and gentle exercise within an ambient forest location.

    Ancient civilisations frequently venerated nature and gained insight and wisdom from their relationship with the natural world. Despite the fact that society is now more disconnected from the countryside, research supports the physiological benefits of Forest Bathing. Trees emit essential oils known as ‘phytoncides’ which have been proven to evoke relaxation and wellbeing. By immersing ourselves in ancient woodlands, we re-connect with nature and reinforce this relationship with the natural world.

    The Forest Bathing Institute (TFBI) has pioneered the addition of enhanced sensory exercises and deep meditations to create Forest Bathing+, which helps promote mindfulness 

    Our Harmony in Nature Forest Bathing experience involves a slow exploration of woodland through our senses.  Cost is £35 per person for a 3-hour public session.  Rates for private sessions are negotiable.
    Forest Bathing has been proven to have ongoing health and wellbeing benefits.  Backed by global evidence-based studies, especially in Japan, Korea, and more recently in the UK, research (relevant study hyperlinked in each case) shows Forest Bathing has the potential to:
    We have been piloting some Forest Bathing sessions for the charity sector and we are currently running a 6-week course for Mind, Woking.  Initial feedback five weeks in, is excellent with many health improvements noted amongst participants.
    Joanna and Katie feel that with the growth in eco-awareness and the drive for greener businesses there is an opportunity for us as providers with minimal (even positive) environmental impact to be supplying regular wellbeing maintenance sessions to employers/employees including schools and teachers.  As Forest Bathing becomes more accepted within the NHS and charity sectors this can only help.
     

    Jo at NCJoanna's interest in Forest Bathing

    Joanna grew up in an area dense with ancient woodland, and had the freedom to roam. Much of her childhood was spent playing in those woods with her sister, Fiona, largely unsupervised by adults.

    She feels their childish enthusiasm encouraged a love of nature, animals, and woodlands, which laid the foundations for much of her subsequent interests and work.

    Have spent 15 years + in senior management specialising in customer care and training, she was suddenly driven by a desire for inner peace and became interested in Ancient Egyptian philosophies and natural healing techniques.

    Forest Bathing+ felt like a natural progression. She trained with, and is fully certified, by the Forest Bathing Institute (TFBI), who initiate ground-breaking research on its physiological, immunological, emotional and mental health benefits.

    Image shows Katie (left) and Joanna (Right) in Newlands Corner, Guildford.

    Katie's interest in Forest Bathing

    From a young age Katie spent multiple family holidays walking, youth hostelling and being outdoors whatever the weather, particularly in the Lake District and North Yorkshire Moors, so Katie feels right at home with Forest Bathing.

    She has been on two survival courses, and loves learning which wild foods we can forage. She’s been self-employed for much of her working life, so she can do a mix of what she enjoys, which has included editing and dance instructing. 

    One of the most important things to her is managing her and her family’s health care with natural therapies, enabling them to be mainly independent of the mainstream. She advocates always doing your own research. The key components of her approach to health are nutrition, essential oils, homeopathy and walking amongst greenery; with visits to other practitioners as necessary.

    Nature Therapy and Forest Bathing+ Sessions

    Forest Bathing + can take place in multiple locations, but most of my sessions take place at Newlands Corner or in the grounds of the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, close to the picturesque village of Shere, near Guildford in Surrey.

    This Sanctuary focuses on Energy Healing which completely aligns with Forest Bathing+. All sessions take place in ancient woodlands and I will gently take you through a number of mindfulness-based sensory exercises and meditations that will enhance your appreciation of nature through all your senses.

    Having spent over two decades working with healing energy (my company, Harmony Healing, was founded in 1999) the importance of nature in health and wellbeing is obvious. I can also run themed sessions incorporating nature angels, which may give you a useful introduction towards spiritual mentoring and expansion, RSE® Egyptian alchemy healing and practitioner training.

    Garden Therapy sessions are also available for private and corporate bookings, either in your own garden (if suitable) or in a beautiful garden setting in Surrey.

    Contact me for group and corporate Forest Bathing+ and Nature Therapy sessions. Blog updates, with seasonal activities, are emailed out to Harmony Healing subscribers.

    Whilst undertaking the mindfulness sensory exercises during the session, participants will be asked to refrain from talking to each other (and avoid other distractions such as mobile phone use) so that all participants can gain the full benefits from the surroundings. Do come along with a friend provided they are keen to adopt the rules (and not seeing it a general catch-up). Please contact me on  with queries.

    DOGS: Regrettably we cannot accept dogs on our Forest Bathing+ sessions unless they are trained Guide Dogs.

    INCLEMENT WEATHER: We operate in all weathers (we just request that you wear appropriate clothing) except winds exceeding 30mph due to safety reasons.

    Private Forest Bathing Sessions are available.

    Listen to our podcast interview on Forest Bathing with Jill Bennett from Brooklands Radio

    For more details about Forest Bathing:-

    See my 8.5 minute chat with Fiona Mason of Cuppa Time

    https://www.facebook.com/CuppaAndAChat/videos/1134876673567721/

    See Emma Reed's reaction after her Forest Bathing+ Session with Joanna

    https://www.facebook.com/248959805155973/videos/2373335036220701/

  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 1 - The Awakening Forest

    Shaft of Light in the Winter Woodland

    What an incredible week, with storm after storm, leaving a trail of disaster in roads and woodlands all over the UK. As I type this, we still have heavy gusts from Storm Franklyn and it's become a common site to see fallen trees, sadly cut and piled up by the side of the road.

    As March approaches, we can look forward to extended daylight and the awakening of the forest with new growth at ground level as well as on the trees. And even where trees have fallen this last week, it will be amazing to observe the speed with which new saplings wll appear to fill the spaces.

    Our friend and fellow Forest Bathing Guide, Lisa Duncan, has written an excellent guest journal entry on Forest Bathing for a wonderful UK based organisation called the Naked Pharmacy who offer amazing natural remedies made to pharmaceutical specifications. To read it, head over to the Naked Pharmacy Blog.

    Surrey/London Forest Bathing Events

    ? ☕When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!

    ?More dates & venues coming soon. Join us for Forest Bathing in Shere (near Guildford), London SW20 or Woking, Surrey as follows: -
    February
    Sunday 27th February, 11am - 1pm
    We will take you on a 2-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary.
    Our final 2-hour event of the year, £25
    Book at the Harmony Shop
    March
    Wednesday 16th March, 11am-1.30pm
    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through this charming site situated between Wimbledon Chase, Raynes Park & Morden. £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
    Monday 21st March, International Day of Forests
    We are planning an all day event to celebrate this date, more details to follow.
    Sunday 20th March, 11am - 2pm
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary. £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
    Thursday 31st March, 10.30-1pm
    We will take you on a 2½ hour journey over this historic common land, featured in HG Wells' best selling novel. £35
    The area is easily accessible by public transport (Woking station)
    Book at the Harmony Shop
    April 
    Sunday 24th Aprily, 11am - 2pm
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary.
    Our last event of the year, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
    ?  Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful yet therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
    ? To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see  www.harmonyinnature.uk  (currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk) or, to receive our nature connection mailings, email  ?
    ?  Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is an evidence based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
    ?  To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna also runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Friday 18th March 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], a Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme [next one running 1st-30th April, £155] and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses.

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  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 10 - November & Slowing Down

    Autumn view square

    November in Britain, with the clocks having gone back, features darker, colder nights, but is peppered with the explosive lights, sounds and smells of bonfires and fireworks, as Guy Fawkes Night (following Diwali, usually in October) is celebrated. Many animals, such as the hedgehog, start to hibernate for the winter.  Sometimes we humans feel like hibernating too, and in times past we would naturally have made changes to our daily lives. The magic touch of frost on the winter landscape can be utterly charming and provide a different kind of light.

    This year in the UK, autumn has felt mild, and there’s still plenty of greenery about, along with the traditional colours of purple, brown, red and golden yellow, which will mostly be shed this month. Seed heads from 'old man's beard' in the hedgerows look magical as they catch the low sunlight and the morning dew. Seasonal in the kitchen this month we have Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, carrots, beetroots, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, kale, potatoes and winter squash  It remains good for harvesting chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts (particularly prolific this year) plus late-fruiting apples and pears, with a plethora of fungi, for those who know the edible from the ones best avoided.

    The month of November was named after 'novem' meaning 9th in Latin, as November was the 9th month when the year started in March. To the Anglo-Saxons, November was called Blotmoneth, meaning “blood month” as this was traditionally the month of slaughtering and preserving meat to last through the winter.  It was also a month of feasting, as all the meat cuts which couldn’t be preserved were cooked up, making it a bountiful month, and helping folks keep warm.

    During November, as well as Guy Fawkes Night, we can also look forward to the British Celtic Festival (specifically Irish, apparently) of Samhain (Celtic New Year = 1st November), which was a feast spread across three days, including bonfires representing the sun, and marking the start of the dark or winter period of the year, or Samonios. While Samhain marks the end of harvest and nature dying back, nature needs rest and renewal time, ready to burst out again in spring. For us, it is about nurturing ourselves, completing projects, and thinking about which aspects we want to bring forth in spring. 

    Joanna's Full Moon Meditation takes place 7.30-9.30pm (UK time) on Tuesday 8thwith the Beaver Moon peaking at 11:02. We also have the Leonid Meteor Shower peaking 17th/18th. We have Forest Bathing vouchers available as Christmas gifts.

    Harmony in Nature Forest Bathing Events in Surrey/London

    Despite the title, forest ‘bathing’ only involves water if it rains. We will be immersing ourselves in the woodland atmosphere, taking our senses for a meander among trees. You will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down, through the therapeutic benefits of guided mindful sensory activities with fellow nature lovers, becoming aware of what could easily be missed. We end with a ‘treelaxation’and aim to leave you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated.

    Forest Bathing is an evidence-based wellbeing activity. Spending time in woodland has been shown to potentially boost our immune system for 2-4 weeks, balance blood pressure, reduce blood sugars, stress and cortisol levels, amongst other benefits. Participants may feel a reduction in anxiety, depression or rumination, and an improvement in concentration, memory and creativity afterwards, as well as improved sleep.

    We tend to offer fewer public sessions in the winter, although all our venues are available for private bookings, themed events and/or corporate sessions, so do enquire for details. 

    We have nature connection forest bathing events on Sunday 13th November (Shere), and Thursday 29th November (London SW20). See below for details.

    🍏🥕☕ When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!

     
    Our Forest Bathing for the rest of 2022 (listed separately by venue below):
     
    Forest Bathing at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, SurreyHarry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Burrows Lea (near Shere) 

    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary. 
    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    Sunday 13th November, 1am - 2pm, £35.
    Book at the Harmony Shop 

    Sunday 4th December, 1am - 2pm, £35.
    Book at the Harmony Shop 

    This venue is also available for private bookings, themed events and/or corporate sessions, enquire for details.

     
    Cannon Hill Common undatedCannon Hill Common (SW20)

    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through this little known London conservation park area. Cannon Hill is located between the town centres Raynes Park and Morden, in the south western corner of Merton. 
     
    Tuesday 29th November, 12-2.30pm, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Our next public session will likely be spring 2023, but this venue is also available for private bookings, themed events and/or corporate sessions, enquire for details. 
     
     
    Kosmon Sanctuary, Walton-on-the-HiIl, Tadworth (nr Epsom/Dorking)
    Kosmon light and shade
    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through the private ancient woodland of the charming Kosmon Sanctuary. Featuring 22 acres of private woodland, the undulating ground and rich variety of trees in the beautiful ancient woodland offers ever changing vistas and surprises. 
    This is a new venue for us.
     
    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.
     
    Our next public session will likely be spring 2023, but this venue is also available for private bookings, themed events and/or corporate sessions, enquire for details. More details at the Harmony Shop.
     
     
     
    Horsell Common, Horsell, Woking
    forest bathing horsell common woking
    Horsell Common has a mixed woodland of silver birch, pine and some oak, adjoining heathland, which is one of the most endangered habits in our country. Spanning 152 hectares this is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.
     
    Whilst we don't hold regular public sessions at Horsell Common, the venue is available for private bookings, themed events and/or corporate sessions, enquire for details. More details at the Harmony Shop.
      
    ***** 
     
    ⚖ To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see www.harmonyinnature.uk  (currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
     
    🐕    To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     

    Other Offerings from Jo and Katie

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna runs other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses Joanna's November Full Moon Meditation takes place 7.30-9.30pm (UK time) on Tuesday 8th, with the Beaver Moon peaking at 11:02. Also, for those who feel an affinity with the moon, following the moon cycle is very therapeutic, and Joanna's New Year, New Moon, New Vision: Moon Alignment Course runs for a full lunar cycle from New Moon on 21st January to New Moon on 20th February 2023. Cost is £177.

    Katie has five 1:1 places left this year for Nurtured by Nature, One-day Reset Retreats (Facebook link).Individually tailored, depending on what is most helpful for you, they may include a selection from nutrition, breathing, mindful movement, sounding or chanting, essential oils, ‘de-chemicalising’ your lifestyle, natural first aid, as well as reconnecting to ourselves and nature through sensory nature connection practices outdoors, ending, naturally, with a forest bathing session. Whole day for £488. Message Katie on 07596 830910 to discuss your ideal day retreat and possible dates.

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  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 2 - Spring Equinox & International Day of Forests

    Shaft of Light in the Winter Woodland

    The month of March was named after the Roman God of War, Mars. The Roman Calendar originally strated in March. To the Anglo-Saxons, March was called 'Hrēðmonath', named after a pagan fertility Goddess called 'Hreða' (also known as Rheda).

    On 20th March, we have the Spring Equinox at 15:32. On the Equinox, light and dark are equal over the whole world: mark the moment of the Equinox with silence and stillness. Representing balance of opposites; it's a good time to bring balance into your life. 

    On 21st March, we have the International Day of Forests, and to mark this occasion we are offering a Tree Connection Workshop, featuring a 2-hour Forest Bathing session, plus an indoor workshop featuring some of our local trees and how to connect further via teas, tree essences and essential oils. See below for details.

    We have North Surrey & London Forest Bathing events scheduled this month on the 16th (Cannon Hill Common, London SW20), 20th (Harry Edwards, Shere, Surrey), 21st (International Day of Forests Tree Connection Workshop, Shere, Surrey) and 31st March (Horsell Common, Woking, Surrey). See below for more about each event.

    Surrey/London Forest Bathing Events

    Through a selection of simple sensory activities, you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a treelaxtion;  a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    This session which will take place in all weathers except 25+mph winds or electrical storms. 

    ? ☕When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!

    🌳 More dates & venues coming soon. Join us for Forest Bathing in Shere (near Guildford), London SW20 or Woking, Surrey as follows: -
     
    March
     
    Wednesday 16th March, 11am-1.30pm
    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through this charming site situated between Wimbledon Chase, Raynes Park & Morden. £35

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. We will take you on a 2½ hour journey through the beautiful landscaped park, nestled in this little known oasis of calm within Greater London.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop.
     
     
    Sunday 20th March, 11am - 2pm
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, on this Spring Equinox.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend 3 hours in this charming private woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop
     
     
    Monday 21st March, International Day of Forests

    Join us for the day in the Bluebell Room and outdoors to strengthen your connection with trees, particularly those native to the UK.  Spend 2-3 hours Forest Bathing with us in the lovely private grounds (connecting with nature using mindful sensory activities), find out more about our most popular trees and learn how you can bring wellbeing into your life through a selection of tree essences, teas and essential oils.  

    ​Discover about nature's WoodWideWeb and learn how to connect with it on a daily basis. Meditate with a tree through the seasons.

    An educational, interactive and fun workshop for tree lovers, which can work around school runs.

    £70, book at harmonyinnature.co.uk 

    Thursday 31st March, 10.30-1pm
    We will take you on a 2½ hour journey over this historic common land, featured in HG Wells' best selling novel. £35.

    Join us at this mixed woodland and heath location, featuring many Scott's pines and silver birches.

    The area is easily accessible by public transport (Woking station)
     
    £35, book at the Harmony Shop
     
    April 
     
    Sunday 24th April, 11am - 2pm
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend 3 hours in this charming private woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop. 
    ?  Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful yet therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
     
    ? To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see  www.harmonyinnature.uk  (currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
    ?  Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is an evidence based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
     
    ?  To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna also runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Friday 18th March 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], a Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme [next one running 1st-30th April, £155] and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses

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  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 3 - Easter & Bluebells

    Shaft of Light in the Winter Woodland

    As we progress into April, a theme emerges which venerates spring, renewal and fertility as well as nourishment. Known for April Fool’s Day and April Showers, the month often hosts Easter, as it does this year. In the forest, we start to see (and smell) the beautiful bluebells, a marker of ancient woodland, which reach their full splendour in May. 

    The month of April was supposedly named after the Roman Goddess Venus (leading to Her Veneralia festival on 1st April), originally named Aphrilis after her equivalent Greek Goddess Aphrodite (Aphros) or the Etruscan version Apru. To the Anglo-Saxons, April was called Easter-mōnaþ "Easter Month", "Month of the Goddess Ēostre".  No prizes for guessing which Christian Festival took its name from this annual festival.

    We're taking a break for Easter, so this month we only have one public forest bathing session, £35, 11-2, on the 24th April (Harry Edwards, Shere, Surrey), where we may be lucky to encounter some early bluebells of which there are thousands here; this lovely venue becomes stunning when they are in bloom.

    I am delighted to announce that the talented Vanessa Potter has completed Series 3 of her Finding Your Right Mind Podcasts all about ParkBathe: Nature's de-stress revolution. The series highlights the benefits of immersing ourselves in woodland and features interviews with many experts on Forest Bathing, including Joanna.

    Next month, we have Mental Health Awarenesss week 9th-15th May, when we will offer two public sessions on Monday 9th, 11-1.30, £35, at Cannon Hill Common (London SW20) and on Sunday 15th we are offering our first full-day themed on nature angels at Harry Edwards, Shere.  The morning is an indoor nature angel workshop (£50) and the afternoon is a nature angel themed bluebell forest bathing session in the private grounds (£40), or special all-day price of £77.

    For those wanting a mainstream Bluebell Forest Bathing Session (without the Nature Angel theme) at Harry Edwards, we have one, 11-2 on Sunday 22nd May, £35.

    Also during Mental Health Awareness Week, we are launching a 6-week Forest Bathing series for the local branch of the mental health charity Mind, with Katie and myself as the guides. This has been co-ordinated by The Forest Bathing Institute (TFBI) who have worked tirelessly to introduce Forest bathing as an acceptable evidence-based therapy to the NHS and the charity sector. A similar 6-week series has already started for another charity, guided my one of our colleagues. The launch of these charity programmes is a momentous development.

    We can hire our venues at Cannon Hill Common (SW20), Horsell Common (Woking GU21) and Harry Edwards (Surrey Hills near Shere) for forest bathing use for private groups, enquire for details. See below for more about our public events

    Surrey/London Forest Bathing Events

    Through a selection of simple sensory activities, you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a treelaxtion;  a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    Our  sessions take place in all weathers except 25+mph winds or electrical storms. 

    ? ☕When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!

    🌳 More dates & venues coming soon. Join us for Forest Bathing in Shere (near Guildford), London SW20 or Woking, Surrey as follows: -
     
    April 
     
    Sunday 24th April, 11am - 2pm
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, where we may well encounter some early bluebells.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend 3 hours in this charming private woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop. 
     
    May
     
    Monday 9th May, 11am-1.30pm (Mental Health Awareness Week)
    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through this charming site situated between Wimbledon Chase, Raynes Park & Morden. £35

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. We will take you on a 2½ hour journey through the beautiful landscaped park, nestled in this little known oasis of calm within Greater London.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop.
     
    Join us for the day in the Bluebell Room and outdoors to learn how to connect and work with a selection of Nature Angels (09.30am-1pm). Spend 3-hours Forest Bathing with us (1.15-4.15pm)  in the lovely private grounds, connecting with nature and the nature angels using mindful sensory activities, where we will also enjoy a plethora of bluebells as this is the peak of their brief season.

    ​Discover about nature's WoodWideWeb and learn how to connect with it via Zuphlas (the Angel of Trees) on a daily basis. 

    An educational, esoteric, interactive and fun workshop for angel and nature lovers.

    £77, book at harmonyinnature.co.uk 
    Morning only, £50; afternoon only, £40

     
    Saturday 22nd May, 11am - 2pm, Bluebell Session
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, where we will encounter thousands of bluebells.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend 3 hours in this charming private woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop
     
     
    ?  Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful yet therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
     
    ? To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see  www.harmonyinnature.uk  (currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
    ?  Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is an evidence based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
     
    ?  To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna also runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Easter Saturday 16th April, 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses

    Sign up to Regular Update Mailings
    To receive our Forest Bathing Updates, sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up  or email  

    To receive regular Blog updates as each event unfurls (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, you can sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up or at any page of the Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 4 - May Celebrations + Mental Health Awareness week

    square insta bluebell at HE 22MayMay is a month when our Pagan heritage breaks through into parochial folklore.

    May Day, also known as Beltane, is a Pagan Festival still celebrated in parishes across the country featuring elaborate traditions involving May Poles, floral-dressed girls bedecked with flower garlands, Morris Dancers, Green Man imagery, hobby horses etc.

    We usher in the promise of sunshine and summer as we welcome green shoots and abundant blossom everywhere, not least the Mayflower (Hawthorn) associated with the old adage, ne'er cast a clout till May be out (which I always assumed meant the month itself)...

    The month could be named after Maia, a Greek Goddess linked with the land, fertility and growth. To the Anglo-Saxons, it was called Thrimilci, the month when cows could be milked three times a day due to constant grazing on abundant new grass.

    Mental health awareness week 2022This month we have Mental Health Awarenesss week 9th-15th May, when we will offer two public sessions on Monday 9th, 11-1.30, £35, at Cannon Hill Common (London SW20) and on Sunday 15th we are offering our first full-day themed on nature angels at Harry Edwards, Shere. The morning is an indoor nature angel workshop (£50) and the afternoon is a nature angel themed bluebell forest bathing session in the private grounds (£40), or special all-day price of £77.

    For those wanting a mainstream Bluebell Forest Bathing Session (without the Nature Angel theme) at Harry Edwards, we have one, 11-2 on Sunday 22nd May, £35.

    Also during Mental Health Awareness Week, we are launching a 6-week Forest Bathing series for the local branch of the mental health charity Mind in Woking, with Katie and myself as the guides. This has been co-ordinated by The Forest Bathing Institute (TFBI) who have worked tirelessly to introduce Forest bathing as an acceptable evidence-based therapy to the NHS and the charity sector. A similar 6-week series has already started for another charity, guided my one of our colleagues. The launch of these charity programmes is a momentous development.

    We can hire our venues at Cannon Hill Common (SW20), Horsell Common (Woking GU21) and Harry Edwards (Surrey Hills near Shere) for forest bathing use for private groups, enquire for details. See below for more about our public events

    Surrey/London Forest Bathing Events

    Through a selection of simple sensory activities, you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a treelaxtion;  a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    Our  sessions take place in all weathers except 25+mph winds or electrical storms. 

    ? ☕When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!
     
     
    May
     
    Monday 9th May, 11am-1.30pm (Mental Health Awareness Week)
    A 2½-hour journey through this charming site situated between Wimbledon Chase, Raynes Park & Morden. £35

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    We will take you on a 2½ hour journey through the beautiful landscaped park, nestled in this little known oasis of calm within Greater London.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop.
     
     
    Shaft of Light in the Winter WoodlandJoin us for the day in the Bluebell Room and outdoors to learn how to connect and work with a selection of Nature Angels (09.30am-1pm).
     
    We will learn about the angels of the seasons, wind, rain, tame anmals, birds, mountains, rivers. Aratron - Guardian Angel of Nature's Magick & Achaiah - Guardian of the Secrets of Nature, plus the elemental angel guardians for earth, air, water, fire and spirit.
     
    Spend 3-hours Forest Bathing with us (1.15-4.15pm)  in the lovely private grounds, connecting with nature and the nature angels using mindful sensory activities, where we will also enjoy a plethora of bluebells as this is the peak of their brief season.

    ​Discover about nature's WoodWideWeb and learn how to connect with it via Zuphlas (the Angel of Trees) on a daily basis. 

    An educational, esoteric, interactive and fun workshop for angel and nature lovers.

    £77, book at harmonyinnature.co.uk 
    Morning only, £50; afternoon only, £40

    Sunday 22nd May, 11am - 2pm, Bluebell Session
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, where we will encounter thousands of bluebells.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend 3 hours in this charming private woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop
     
    June
     
    Saturday 25th June, 11am - 2pm, Summer Session
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    Spend 3 hours in this charming private woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment.

    £35, book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Advance Notice on our subsequent events for your diary:
     
    Sun Moon Festival logoWe will be attending the Sun & Moon Festival, 26th July - 2nd August at Merrist Wood, Guildford.During the Festival, Katie will be offering three 90-minute Forest Bathing+ taster sessions and Joanna will be offering three separate 90-minute workshops on connecting with the nature angels; harnessing the power of the moonand a New Moon chakra balancing meditation. More at the Sun & Moon Festival Website.
     
    Connecting with the Moon Cycle & Full Moon Forest Bathing
    Sunday 9th October, Full Moon, 09.30am - 4.15pm
    Connect with the Lunar Cycle Morning Workshop (£50), afternoon Full Moon Forest Bathing (£40), All Day Price = £77
    Morning WorkshopHarness the Power of the Moon for Health, Wealth & Wellbeing
    Human beings have always been fascinated by the moon and its power to influence so much of what happens on our planet.
    Afternoon: Forest Bathing Session (1.15- 4.15pm) on this day of the Ivy Hunter Full Moon which peaks at @ 21:54, but we will already be in the energy of it.
    Hold your place with a £25 deposit, or pay in full now at harmonyinnature.co.uk 
     
    ***** 
     
    ?  Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful yet therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
     
    ? To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see  www.harmonyinnature.uk  (currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
    ?  Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is an evidence based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
     
    ?  To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna also runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Easter Saturday 16th April, 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses

    Sign up to Regular Update Mailings
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  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 5 - June & Summer Solstice

    square insta bluebell at HE 22May

    June is British summertime. The roses bloom, imprinting their perfumed scent into the extended evenings leading to the Solstice on the 21st. Garden flowers and hedgerows are splendidly colourful and summer berries are abundant. Seasons are topsy turvey with the elderflower, usually a May blossom, in full bloom as June begins. After two crazy years, we will relish the picnic season with strawberries & ice-cream plus elderflower cordial; despite optimism versus realism whilst planning for both rain and/or sunburn risk.

    The month could be named after Juno, the Roman Goddess linked with marriage. To the Anglo-Saxons, it was called sera monath (dry month), which is not necessarily our modern-day experience.

    In UK, on 21st June, we have the Summer Solstice marking the turning point of the year, after which days start to get shorter again. We have just completed Week 5 of a 6-week course for the charity'Mind' (in Woking) and we are delighted with the results which are also being studied by Derby University. We have a Surrey Forest Bathing event on Saturday 25th at the private woodlands in the grounds of the Harry Edward's Healing Sanctuary (Burrows Lea, near Shere, Surrey). 

    We can hire our venues at Cannon Hill Common (SW20), Horsell Common (Woking GU21) and Harry Edwards (Surrey Hills near Shere) for forest bathing use for private groups, enquire for details. Next month, we hope to start offering monthly sessions at the Kosmon sanctuary in Tadworth. See below for more about our forthcoming public events.

    Surrey/London Forest Bathing Events

    Through a selection of simple sensory activities, you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a treelaxtion;  a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    Our sessions take place in all weathers except 25+mph winds or electrical storms. 

    ? ☕When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!
     
    HE August 2020June & July Forest Bathing at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Shere
     
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    Spend 3 hours in this charming private woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment.

    June
    Saturday 25th June, 11am - 2pm, £35
     
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    July
     
    Sunday 10th July, 1-4pm, £35
     
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Thursday 7th July, 11-1.30 we also have a session at Cannon Hill, SW20, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Advance Notice on our subsequent events for your diary:
     
    Sun Moon Festival logoWe will be attending the Sun & Moon Festival, 26th July - 2nd August at Merrist Wood, Guildford.During the Festival, Katie will be offering three 90-minute Forest Bathing+ taster sessions and Joanna will be offering three separate 90-minute workshops on connecting with the nature angels; harnessing the power of the moonand a New Moon chakra balancing meditation. More at the Sun & Moon Festival Website.
     
    Connecting with the Moon Cycle & Full Moon Forest Bathing
    Sunday 9th October, Full Moon, 09.30am - 4.15pm
    Connect with the Lunar Cycle Morning Workshop (£50), afternoon Full Moon Forest Bathing (£40), All Day Price = £77
    Morning WorkshopHarness the Power of the Moon for Health, Wealth & Wellbeing
    Human beings have always been fascinated by the moon and its power to influence so much of what happens on our planet.
    Afternoon: Forest Bathing Session (1.15- 4.15pm) on this day of the Ivy Hunter Full Moon which peaks at @ 21:54, but we will already be in the energy of it.
    Hold your place with a £25 deposit, or pay in full now at harmonyinnature.co.uk 
     
    ***** 
     
    ?  Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful yet therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
     
    ? To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see  www.harmonyinnature.uk  (currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
    ?  Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is an evidence based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
     
    ?  To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna also runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Wednesday 13th July, 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses

    Sign up to Regular Update Mailings
    To receive our Forest Bathing Updates, sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up  or email  

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  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 6 - July & Lavender

    square insta lavender

    July is the height of British summertime. Time for the orchids, delphiniums, dahlias, hydrangeas, irises and sunflowers to bloom, and the lingering perfumed scent of lavender, roses, honeysuckle, gardenias and jasmine on the night air. Traditionally, here in the UK, July features the Wimbledon Championship tennis finals and Henley Regatta.  

    The month of July was renamed to honour Julius Caesar, who was born in this month. Under Roman rule it was previous called Quintilis, meaning the 5th month in Latin. This was before January became the opening month of the calendar year, when the Gregorian calendar was established by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. To the Anglo-Saxons, it was called Æftera Līþa (after midsummer).

    Katie and I will be at the Sun & Moon Festival (Merrist Wood, Guildford), where we will be offering a selection of workshops and three Forest Bathing Taster Sessions. 

    We have Surrey Forest Bathing events on Thursday 7th July at Cannon Hill (London SW20)Sunday 10th at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary(near Shere, Surrey) and the Kosmon Sanctuary (Tadworth, near Epsom, Surrey) on Tuesday 12th July. See below for details and booking linksThe Full Moon Guided Healing Meditation is taking place on Wednesday 13th, the night of the Thunder Moon (reaches its peak at 19:38)

    We have just completed our 6-week course for the charity'Mind' (in Woking) and we are delighted with the results which are also being studied by Derby University. We can hire our venues at Cannon Hill Common (SW20), Horsell Common (Woking GU21), The Kosmon Sanctuary (Tadworth) and Harry Edwards (Surrey Hills near Shere) for forest bathing use for private groups, enquire for details. See below for more about our forthcoming public events.

    Surrey/London Forest Bathing Events

    Through a selection of simple sensory activities, you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a treelaxtion;  a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    Our sessions take place in all weathers except 25+mph winds or electrical storms. 

    ? ☕When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!
     
    Forest Bathing this Summer at Cannon Hill, Harry Edwards or the Kosmon Sanctuary (listed separately below)
     
    Cannon Hill Common undatedCannon Hill (SW20)
     
    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through this little known London conservation park area. Cannon Hill is located between the town centres Raynes Park and Morden in the ward of Cannon Hill in the south western corner of Merton. 
     
    Cannon Hill Common has several lovely ancient trees (likely over 200-300 years old) and some charming walkways under the canopy of woodland. We are confident that participants will experience therapeutic benefits from connecting mindfully in nature.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    Thursday 7th July, 11-1.30, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
     
    HE August 2020Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Burrows Lea (near Shere) 
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    July 
    Sunday 10th July, 1-4pm, £35 
    Book at the Harmony Shop

     
    August
    Wednesday 17th August, 11am-2pm, £35 
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
     
    Kosmon light and shadeKosmon Healing Sanctuary, Tadworth 
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private ancient woodland of the charming Kosmon Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.
     
    July 
    Tuesday 12th July,  11am-2pm, £35 
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    August 
    Thursday 18th August,  11am-2pm, £35 
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
     
     
     
    Advance Notice on our subsequent events for your diary:
     
    Sun Moon Festival logoWe will be attending the Sun & Moon Festival, Tuesday 26th July - Tuesday 2nd August at Merrist Wood, Guildford.During the Festival, Katie will be offering three 90-minute Forest Bathing+ taster sessions and Joanna will be offering three separate 90-minute workshops on connecting with the nature angels; harnessing the power of the moonand a New Moon chakra balancing meditation. More at the Sun & Moon Festival Website.
     
    Connecting with the Moon Cycle & Full Moon Forest Bathing
    Sunday 9th October, Full Moon, 09.30am - 4.15pm
    Connect with the Lunar Cycle Morning Workshop (£50), afternoon Full Moon Forest Bathing (£40), All Day Price = £77
    Morning WorkshopHarness the Power of the Moon for Health, Wealth & Wellbeing
    Human beings have always been fascinated by the moon and its power to influence so much of what happens on our planet.
    Afternoon: Forest Bathing Session (1.15- 4.15pm) on this day of the Ivy Hunter Full Moon which peaks at @ 21:54, but we will already be in the energy of it.
    Hold your place with a £25 deposit, or pay in full now at harmonyinnature.co.uk 
     
    ***** 
     
    ?  Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful yet therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
     
    ? To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see  www.harmonyinnature.uk  (currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
    ?  Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is an evidence based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
     
    ?  To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna also runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Wednesday 13th July, 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses

    Sign up to Regular Update Mailings
    To receive our Forest Bathing Updates, sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up  or email  

    To receive regular Blog updates as each event unfurls (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, you can sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up or at any page of the Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 7 - August & Summer Outdoor Festivals

    August in Britain is school summer holidays. Time for summer camping, sunshine and outdoor festivals and, our Summer Bank Holiday, this year on Monday 29th August, with typically lots of rain.  As someone with a late August birthday I can testify to rain being very common indeed.

    The month of August was renamed by Augustus Caesar, after himself. Under Roman rule it was previous called Sextilllia, meaning the 6th month in Latin. When the Gregorian calendar was established by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, January became the opening month of the calendar year. To the Anglo-Saxons, August was called Ƿēodmōnaþ meaning ‘weed (or grass) month’.

    WhatsApp Image 2022 08 08 at 8.25.35 PM 1Katie and I started the month at the Sun & Moon Festival (Merrist Wood, Guildford), where we offered a selection of workshops and three Forest Bathing Taster Sessions. We had 39 at one of the Taster sessions!

    The Sun & Moon festival itself was absolutely amazing and we'll definitely be back next year; 1st - 8th August, put the dates in your 2023 diary now. 

    We have full Surrey Forest Bathing events on Wednesday 17th August at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary(near Shere, Surrey) and the Kosmon Sanctuary (Tadworth, near Epsom, Surrey) on Thursday 18th August The Full Moon Guided Healing Meditation is taking place on Thursday 11th, the night before the Sturgeon Supermoon which reaches its peak @ 02:36 (Thursday night/Friday morning).

    Last month, Joanna visited the Hampton Court Flower Show Forest Bathing Show Garden, see Katie's article below, and under that, our forthcoming Forest Bathing events.

    Recreating a sense of the forest in a small garden – RHS Forest Bathing Garden, Hampton Court Flower Show, Designed by Dave Green, who kindly supplied the graphics.

    When the Duchess of Cambridge was involved in creating a forest bathing-inspired garden for the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, there was a sigh of relief within The Forest Bathing Institute where we trained, and the hard work of previous years, trying to interest the NHS, Universities and the media in forest bathing and get some coverage of its many benefits to human health and wellbeing, started to pay off.

    HamptonCourt1 Forest BathingThree years on, and garden designer Dave Green created the ‘RHS forest bathing garden’ for the Hampton Court Flower Show last month. He first experienced forest bathing during studies in Japan in 2016, and clearly understands the concept, describing it in the July 2022 edition of ‘Pro Landscaper’ magazine:

    Most of the time, forest bathing is a guided practice, with a practitioner getting you to undertake activities to engage with where you are. A forest is really good with that, because it has different sights, sounds, textures and smells – all of which can help your senses to focus on where you are at the present time.’

    HamptonCourt2 Forest BathingTo recreate the protective sense of forest immersion in a small patch of busy showground, he used mounds on either side of the path to shield wanderers from the busy world beyond, planting a mix of ferns, native UK woodland plants and some Japanese ones, as well as some large trees and shrubs to provide a sense of tree canopy. The different textures of landscaping, including plants, wood and stone are all part of the sensory experience.

    During a conversation with Joanna, he described creating the winding path to slow down the pace of those walking the route, and seems to have covered many aspects of the woodland experience, although to supply ambient sounds and smells required modern technology! In the light of the fact that his forest bathing garden was minus a practitioner, we have offered our services for the future, so watch this space.

    Surrey/London Forest Bathing Events

    Through a selection of simple sensory activities, you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a treelaxtion;  a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    Our sessions take place in all weathers except 25+mph winds or electrical storms. 

    ? ☕When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!
     
    Forest Bathing this Summer at Cannon Hill, Harry Edwards or the Kosmon Sanctuary (listed separately below)
     
    Cannon Hill Common undatedCannon Hill (SW20)
     
    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through this little known London conservation park area. Cannon Hill is located between the town centres Raynes Park and Morden in the ward of Cannon Hill in the south western corner of Merton. 
     
    Thursday 15th September, 11-1.30, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
     
    Forest Bathing at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, SurreyHarry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Burrows Lea (near Shere) 
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    Wednesday 17th August, 11am-2pm, £35
    Saturday 17th September, 10-1pm, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop

     
    Kosmon Sanctuary, Tadworth 
    Kosmon light and shadeWe will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private ancient woodland of the charming Kosmon Sanctuary. 
     
    This is a new venue for us.
     
    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.
     
    Thursday 18th August,  11am-2pm, £35 
    Tuesday 13th September,  5-7.30pm, £30
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Advance Notice on our subsequent events for your diary:
     
    Connecting with the Moon Cycle & Full Moon Forest Bathing
    Sunday 9th October, Full Moon, 09.30am - 4.15pm
    Connect with the Lunar Cycle Morning Workshop (£50), afternoon Full Moon Forest Bathing (£40), All Day Price = £77
    Morning WorkshopHarness the Power of the Moon for Health, Wealth & Wellbeing
    Human beings have always been fascinated by the moon and its power to influence so much of what happens on our planet.
    Afternoon: Forest Bathing Session (1.15- 4.15pm) on this day of the Ivy Hunter Full Moon which peaks at @ 21:54, but we will already be in the energy of it.
    Hold your place with a £25 deposit, or pay in full now at harmonyinnature.uk 
      
    ***** 
    ?     Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful yet therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
     
    ? To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see www.harmonyinnature.uk(currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
    ?     Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is an evidence based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
     
    ?    To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Thursday 11th August, 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], a Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme [next one running 25th October - 23rd November £155] and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses

    Sign up to Regular Update Mailings
    To receive our Forest Bathing Updates, sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up  or email  

    To receive regular Blog updates as each event unfurls (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, you can sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up or at any page of the Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 8 - September & Harvest

    September FB newsletter Issue 8September in Britain is back to school after the summer holidays. It's the month of harvest, blackberries abound on the bramble bushes and apples are plentiful on the trees, conkers and chestnuts are starting to ripen.

    The month of September was named after 'septimus' meaning the 7th month in Latin. September was the 7th month when the year started in MarchTo the Anglo-Saxons, September was called Hālig-mōnaþmeaningHoly Month.

    During September, we have the Equinox on 23rd, when night and day are equal length across the globe. It's a good day to focus on harmony and balance.

    This year we will be running one-hour taster Forest Bathing sessions at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair in Cranleigh on the 10th/11th September weekend (see below for full details). We have full Forest Bathing events on the 13th (Tadworth/Epsom), 17th (Shere), 29th (London SW20). Our Full Moon Meditation takes place 7.30-9.30pm (UK time) on the night of Saturday 10th, with the Harvest Moon peaking at 10:58.

    Surrey/London Forest Bathing Events

    Through a selection of simple sensory activities, you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a treelaxtion;  a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    Our sessions take place in all weathers except 25+mph winds or electrical storms. 

    ? ☕When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!
     
    Forest Bathing this Autumn at Kosmon Sanctuary, Harry Edwards or Cannon Hill Common (listed separately below)
     
    Surrey Hills Wood fair, Cranleigh

    Surrey Hills Wood Fair imageThe Surrey Hills Wood Fair is brimming with traditional rural charm celebrating our woodland heritage, wildlife and of course the beauty and versatility of wood. A celebration of the Surrey Hills within the beautiful setting of woodlands and surrounding countryside with easy access from Cranleigh. 

    The Surrey Hills Wood Fair is a fantastic day out for all ages. To help you plan your day, there is a list of all the fun, crazy, innovative and traditional activities that you can take part in. In order to take part in these activities (including our 1-hour taster sessions), you must also have tickets for the Surrey Hills Wood Fair.  We will have a stand in the Space for Nature marquee and also near the entrance.

    We will be offering 1-hour £10 taster sessions for adults at 11.30 & 2.30 on each day. We believe one hour is the minimum requirement to get tangible benefits from a nature connection session. Attendees will be entitled to book a 2for1 offer on one of our full sessions. All forest bathing sessions which will take place in all weathers except 25+mph winds or electrical storms. Book your taster session via our the Harmony Healing shop. Katie is away, so I will be working with Lisa Duncan from Hinoki Forest Bathing, who is one of our fellow member of Surrey Hills Enterprises. 

    Kosmon Sanctuary, Tadworth 
    Kosmon light and shadeWe will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private ancient woodland of the charming Kosmon Sanctuary. Featuring 22 acres of private woodland, the undulating ground and rich variety of trees in the beautiful ancient woodland offers ever changing vistas and surprises.  Some of the trees are very old, whilst the circles of yew trees, planted several years ago, invites the visitor to enter and experience a deep stillness. Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. This is a new venue for us.  
    Tuesday 13th September,  5-7.30pm, £30
    Book at the Harmony Shop 
    Forest Bathing at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Surrey
      
    Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Burrows Lea (near Shere) 
    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, nestled deep in the Surrey Hills. Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    Saturday 17th September, 10-1pm, £35
    Sunday 9th October,
     1.15-4.15pm Full Moon Session, £40

    Book at the Harmony Shop  

    Cannon Hill Common undatedCannon Hill Common (SW20)
     
    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through this little known London conservation park area. Cannon Hill is located between the town centres Raynes Park and Morden in the ward of Cannon Hill in the south western corner of Merton. 
     
    Thursday 29th September, 11-1.30, £35
    Thursday 27th October, 11-1.30, £35 (£77 with optional morning Moon workshop, see below for more details) 
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
      
      
    Advance Notice on our subsequent events for your diary:
     
    Connecting with the Moon Cycle & Full Moon Forest Bathing
    Sunday 9th October, Full Moon, 09.30am - 4.15pm
    Connect with the Lunar Cycle Morning Workshop (£50), afternoon Full Moon Forest Bathing (£40), All Day Price = £77
    Morning WorkshopHarness the Power of the Moon for Health, Wealth & Wellbeing
    Human beings have always been fascinated by the moon and its power to influence so much of what happens on our planet.
    Afternoon: Forest Bathing Session (1.15- 4.15pm) on this day of the Ivy Hunter Full Moon which peaks at @ 21:54, but we will already be in the energy of it.
    Hold your place with a £25 deposit, or pay in full now at harmonyinnature.uk 
      
    ***** 
    ?     Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful yet therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
     
    ? To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see www.harmonyinnature.uk(currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
    ?     Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is an evidence based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
     
    ?    To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Saturday 10th September, 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], a Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme [next one running Tuesday 25th October - Wednesday 23rd November £155] and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses

    Sign up to Regular Update Mailings
    To receive our Forest Bathing Updates, sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up  or email  

    To receive regular Blog updates as each event unfurls (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, you can sign up at https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up or at any page of the Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Forest Bathing Update 2022, Issue 9 - October & Halloween

    Autumn view squareOctober in Britain features the full splendour of autumn colours with an array of brown, red and golden yellow mixed with the remaining green as trees shed their leaves. Nature is truly remarkable; this process eliminates environmental toxins which have collected, and trees do it to protect themselves. In winter sunshine, water would continue to evaporate from the leaves, and should the ground water freeze, the tree's water supply would no longer be guaranteed. Hence the plant produces phytohormones and directs them to its leaf stalks. These hormones cause a corky layer to form, then the leaves fall off. This cork prevents pathogens such as fungi or bacteria from penetrating. Furthermore, without leaves,should it snow, the tree will not have to bear the additional weight of snow on the leaf surfaces, and wind will pass through with less likelihood of damage.

    This month is the ideal time to harvest chestnuts, conkers and apples and on the allotments we have many seasonal vegetables including broccoli, leeks, turnips, potatoes, kale, plus of course squashessuch aspumpkin.The month provides plentiful supplies forapple bobbing and pumpkin carving, which became associated with Halloween, celebrated on the 31st. We also have two separate sets of Meteor Showers, the Draconids (peaks 8th/9th) and the Orionids (peaks 20th/21st).

    The month of October was named after 'octo' meaning 8th in Latin, as October was the 8th month when the year started in March.To the Anglo-Saxons, October was called Winterfylleth, or the “winter full moon,” because winter was said to begin on the first full moon in October.

    Harmony in Nature Forest Bathing Events in Surrey/London

    Despite the title, forest ‘bathing’ only involves water if it rains! We will be immersing ourselves in the woodland atmosphere, taking our senses for a meander among trees, and you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a ‘treelaxation’, and aim to leave you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated.

    Forest Bathing is an evidence-based wellbeing activity. Spending time in woodland has been shown to boost our immune system for 2-4 weeks, balance blood pressure, reduce stress and cortisol levels, blood sugars, anxiety and rumination, as well as improve sleep, memory, concentration and creativity. 

    Our first October event is Jo’s talk on Wednesday 5th at the Guildford Institute, where you can join in person or online for £5. Forest Bathing: Finding Harmony In Nature. Bookings via Guildford Institute Website.

    We have nature connection forest bathing events on Sunday 9th (Shere), which can be extended to whole day, below, Thursday 20th (London SW20) and Wednesday 26th (Tadworth).

    Special All-day Event, Sunday 9th October
    Connecting with the Moon Cycle & Full Moon Forest Bathing, 9.30-4.15
    Our new two-part event in Shere involves a morning indoor workshop looking at how aligning our lifestyles with the moon cycle can benefit us, followed by a break for lunch, then a three-hour forest bathing nature connection session. Each part can be booked separately, for £50 and £40 respectively, or both for £77.
    Find out more and book at the Harmony Shop 

    🍏🥕🍵 When we have the right clothing and footwear, usually plenty of layers, and a spare, we can happily stay outdoors for hours. Even longer if we take a hot drink and a snack!
     
    Our Forest Bathing this Autumn (listed separately by venue below):
     
    Surrey Hills Wood Fair, Cranleigh, 10th & 11th September

    We have to mention this event, as over 7,000 wood enthusiasts came through the gates, and it was a pleasure to meet so many new people attracted to the event through woodlands, activities in woods, or the beauty of wood as a material.  Joining up with Lisa of Hinoki Forest Bathing, the two-day event kept us busy, and we ran some sessions for adults and one family session, which went down well. We’ll definitely be returning next year.

    Great Big Green Week, 24th Sept - 2nd Oct

    Last year 5,000 sessions took place during the week, making it the UK’s biggest ever nature and climate event.  Events take place outside around the country and online, so you’ll find a wide variety of events to join in with. A flavour of events near us:

    • a recycling clothing event, to avoid the obscene amount of clothing which finds its way to landfill each year
    • an eco-fayre, with ways to rethink, re-use, re-purpose, repair, refill…
    • an introduction to mindfulness
    • a quiet track bike ride
    • a community feast with leftovers from food businesses to avoid waste
    • a bat walk

    …you get the picture.

    Let us know what you found and enjoyed. 

    Kosmon Sanctuary, Walton-on-the-HiIll, Tadworth (nr Epsom/Dorking)
    Kosmon light and shade
    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through the private ancient woodland of the charming Kosmon Sanctuary. Featuring 22 acres of private woodland, the undulating ground and rich variety of trees in the beautiful ancient woodland offers ever changing vistas and surprises. 
    This is a new venue for us.
     
    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.
     
    Wednesday 26th October,  11.00-14.00, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Forest Bathing at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, SurreyHarry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Burrows Lea (near Shere) 

    We will take you on a 3-hour journey through the private semi-ancient woodland of the lovely Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary. 
    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses.

    Sunday 9th October, 13.15-16.15, Full Moon Session, £40 (£77 with optional morning Moon Workshop, see Special All Day Event headed section above for more details) 
    Book at the Harmony Shop 

     
    Cannon Hill Common undatedCannon Hill Common (SW20)

    We will take you on a 2½-hour journey through this little known London conservation park area. Cannon Hill is located between the town centres Raynes Park and Morden, in the south western corner of Merton. 
     
    Thursday 20th October, 11-1.30, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     

      
    ***** 
    🌳  Our Harmony in Nature woodland sessions deliver the restful, therapeutic benefit of guided mindfulness sensory activities with fellow nature lovers. 
     
    ⚖ To book our 'harmony in nature' therapeutic sessions see www.harmonyinnature.uk  (currently hosted on harmonyhealing.co.uk).
     
    🍁   Forest Bathing is an evidence-based wellbeing activity. As well as boosting the immune system for 2-4 weeks, balancing blood pressure and reducing blood sugars, typically participants feel a reduction in anxiety (and rumination) and a sharp improvement in concentration afterwards. 
     
    🐕    To find out how it differs from a dog walk or stroll in the woods, see our recent Blog https://bit.ly/WhyForestBathe 
     

    Other Offerings from Jo and Katie

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna runs other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment coursesAlso, for those who feel an affinity with the moon, following the moon cycle is very therapeutic, and Joanna's New Moon, New Vision: Moon Alignment Course runs for a full lunar cycle from New Moon on 25th October to New Moon on 23rd November. Our October Full Moon Meditation takes place 7.30-9.30pm (UK time) on Sunday 9th, with the Hunter Moon peaking at 21:54

    Katie has five 1:1 places left this year for Nurtured by Nature, One-day Reset Retreats.Individually tailored, depending on what is most helpful for you, they may include a selection from nutrition, breathing, mindful movement, sounding or chanting, essential oils, ‘de-chemicalising’ your lifestyle, natural first aid, as well as reconnecting to ourselves and nature through sensory nature connection practices outdoors, ending, naturally, with a forest bathing session. Whole day for £488. Message Katie on 07596 830910 to discuss your ideal day retreat and possible dates.

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  • Friday 14th July, Bastille Day in France

    Bastille day logoFriday 14th July is Bastille Day;a national holiday in France. 

    This commemorates a mob of Frenchmen, rebelling against the rule of their king, who stormed a prison to obtain weapons and free prisoners. It sparked the French Revolution in 1789.

    Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, celebrated on 14th July every year. Its formal name, in French, is Fête nationale (pronounced [fɛt nɑsjɔnal] meaning National Celebration and le 14 juillet (translating from the French as "the 14th of July") is the legal title of the occasion.

    The French National Day is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille Castle on 14th July 1789, a key event of the French Revolution. The Fête de la Fédération also celebrates the unity of the French people on 14th July 1790.

    Celebrations are held all over France. One of "the oldest and largest military parade in Europe" is held on 14th July on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, plus other French officials and foreign guests.

    By keeping traditions and celebrating national festivals, communities retain a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives. 

    Harmony Healing activities are aimed at bringing harmony and wellbeing. If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we hold monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations.During this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. Book at thHarmony Shop.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing. Featuring four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene AngelologyMissed sessions are fully recorded so that late registrations or are possible. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 Package offers a cost saving. Since the zoom sessions are recorded, it is possible to study the interactive material at any time.

    Other services
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest BathingSessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits. 

    MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are proving popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers.

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Friday 14th May, Panegyric of Isis (Aset) Egyptian Celebration & Secondary 555 numerology

    Panegyric of IsisFriday 14th May is the Panegyric of Isis (Aset) Egyptian Celebration, when Asar (Osiris) was found and Aset (Isis) duly celebrated. Offerings of bread, wine and milk are made and Auset is traditionally praised for her gifts. 

    It is a time for celebrating successful quests in life. From Isadorus, Hymn III:

    O Isis, the Great, God's mother, Lady of Philae,
    God's Wife, God's Adorer, and God's Hand,
    God's mother and Great Royal Spouse,
    Adornment and Lady of the Ornaments of the Palace.

    Lady and desire of the Green Fields,
    Nursling who fills the palace with her beauty,
    Fragrance of the palace, mistress of joy,
    Who completes her course in the Divine Place.

    Rain-cloud that makes green the fields when it descends,
    Maiden, sweet of love, Lady of Upper and Lower Egypt,
    Who issues orders among the divine Ennead,
    According to whose command one rules.

    Princess, great of praise, lady of charm,
    Whose face enjoys the trickling of fresh myrrh.

    Source: attalus.org/poerty/isis_hymns.html (not linked as it's an 'unsecure' website.

    Informative laminated posters of Isis, by Jacqui Taliesin El Masry from Alkhemi, are available to purchase from the Harmony Shop.

    Tonight, to celebrate this Egyptian Festival, I am starting a virtual Violet Flame of Amenti evening course, 7.15 - 9.30pm (UK time = GMT =+1) on three consecutive Fridays, 14th, 21st & 28th May. Cost is £88. The Violet Flame is an ancient tool of alchemy and this course features 6 hours of tuition, a manual and an attunement into the Violet Flame.

    Go to shop to book Violet Flame Course

    By keeping traditions, communities in Ancient Egypt retained a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.

    555 14 MayFriday 14th May is also a secondary 555 in numerology.  2021 is a '5' year in numerology (2+0+2+1 = 5), May is the 5th month and with the 5th May being the 5th day of the month, it was a primary 555 as digits for all aspects of the month each add up to 5.

    Friday 14th (today) and Sunday 23rd May, carry secondary 555 energy as the digits of those dates also add up to 5. Subscribers to the Harmony Healing e-Newsletters will receive reminders on the day. See above entry for 5th May for more on the numerology of 5 and the full Harmony Healing Blog entry for 5th May for further details on the meaning of triple numbers in numerology and the interpretation of 555 specifically.  Special 555 meditation available from Harmony Shop.  

    Harmony Healing activities are aimed at bringing harmony and wellbeing into your life. The next RSE 1 module series starts 14th May with Violet Flame of Amenti and 17th May with Chakra Balancing, Axiatonal Alignment and Unity Consciousness.

    If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities following lockdown, which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have the next virtual healing circle later this month on Wednesday 26th May at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT+1), and costs £20 (+ £2 Paypal fee). During this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme.

    Other services

    If you would like to experience one of our spiritual offerings (meditation, reading, 1:1 healing, a Forest Bathing+ session or a full mentoring course), why not ask for a Harmony Healing gift voucherfor a birthday or other celebratory occasion? 

    A number of virtual courses are now ready, details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. It's best to first check whether it would be welcomed, before gifting a healing or reading to other individual.

    Joanna offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and virtual healing circles. We also have meditations available.

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Friday 15th March, Roman Festival of Anna Perenna & Ides of March

    Anna Perenina 15th MarchFriday 15th March was the ancient celebration of Anna Perenna - Goddess of the Eternal Year in Roman tradition.  So that the circle could be completed, offerings were made to the Spirit of the Year. 

    Commoners celebrated with drinking, picnics and enthusiastic revelry.

    According to Roman mythology, Anna Perenna was Dido's sister who, after Dido's suicide, was driven from Carthage to Latium. She was carried off by Numicus (the God of a stream) having incurred the wrath of Aeneas's wife in Latium. Aeneas's servants followed her tracks and discovered that she had metamorphosed into a water nymph.

    Festival of Jupiter 15th marchIn Roman tradition, 15th March is also the Ides of March, as well as a Festival to Jupiter. Shakespeare had a soothsayer warn Julius Caesar 'Beware the Ides of March' and reputedly he was indeed assassinated on 15th March 44 BC. 

    By keeping traditions, communities retained a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.

    Harmony Healing activities are aimed at bringing harmony and wellbeing into your life. 

    By keeping traditions, communities retained a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing, to bring balance and harmony. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1.Sessions are fully recorded so registrations are possible at any time.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wider spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing. If you are looking for regular spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have our monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations. There are multi-buy packages for regular attendees. Book at the Harmony Shop.

    Other services
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are proving popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers (£35).

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.