Joanna Bristow Watkins

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  • Harmony in Nature invitation to Forest Bathing Explorers; it's not just a walk in the park

    FOREST BATHING EXPLORERS - NOT JUST A WALK IN THE PARK!

    WhatsApp Image 2021 07 24 at 10.41.45 5The recurring theme for us at Harmony In Nature during the last month or so has been exploring new potential locations for forest bathing sessions.

    Our usual ones in the Surrey Hills are no longer available to us mid-week, so we've been looking for 'pastures new'. We also wanted a location in London, as many of our friends and contacts live in that area. The images show Cannon Hill Common, London  SW20.

    We know that plenty of you, particularly those with flexible schedules, or children to drop/collect from school, or, like us, simply prefer visiting these lovely places in quieter times, often actually prefer mid-week.

    So, what do we look for in a forest bathing location?

    1.  A good proportion of the route is under tree canopy, and won't disturb wildlife such as ground-nesting birds.

    2.  If at all possible, a more enclosed area for our 'treelaxation', where we can lie/sit or simply be, and connect with the energy of trees, during a more meditative practice towards the end.

    3.  A large, impressive 'mother tree', for our introductory talk about what is going on between nature and humans to make us feel better, as well as what is going in between trees!

    4.  When we check for our risk assessment, not find a number of broken dangling tree branches which could come down in a wind! We don't run sessions if over 30mph, so that mitigates some risk. Not all sites regularly do checks, so we may need to WhatsApp Image 2021 07 24 at 10.41.45 7flag up work needed for safety.

    5.  Some sort of parking nearby, or being reasonably accessible by public transport, or only a short taxi ride from a station.

    6.  A responsive management organisation which is keen to have this wonderful wellbeing activity on their land, and doesn't charge an unfeasibly large sum of money!

    7.  Nice-to-haves (and unconnected!), but not always available:
    a natural water source, toilets

    So you can see that a considerable amount of time goes into finding the right spots, and not all are suitable, or the charge needs us to sell high numbers of tickets.

    We also recognise that there are many lovely places without much tree canopy, and we could still use these, advertised as a 'mindfulness in nature' experience.

    As in life, it's all about balancing the pros and the cons, to enable us to create what we hope is a wonderfully renewing and therapeutic experience.

    New venue additions

    As a result of many days out in woodland, which is always a win, this month of August sees the launch of two new locations:

    Cannon Hill Common, London SW20, Thursday 12th August

    Horsell Common, Woking, GU21 Friday 13th August

    For the superstitious, you may like to know that Tuesday 13th is the unlucky day in Spain, so don't let the date combination put you off!

    Our link below, takes you to more information on these individual events, as well as our usual monthly weekend ones in the Surrey Hills AONB. We are packing in the walks in four locations between the 8th and 15th August.

    For full list of venues dates and timings, use this link to find out more and book

    If you would like to be informed of our monthly forest bathing events, please sign up for the Harmony In Nature forest bathing list here: https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up just ticking the box for forest bathing (unless the other options appeal) or email  and we'll add you on.

    We hope to see you in a forest soon!

    Jo and Katie

    harmonyinnature.uk 

    Harmony In Nature is run by Katie Robinson & Joanna Bristow-Watkins; both experienced & insured Forest Bathing+ Guides licensed by The Forest Bathing Institute.  Operating mainly in Woodland around the Surrey Hills and London SW20, they offer 2-3 hour public & private sessions. Read more about Forest Bathing with Harmony in Nature or listen to their Brooklands Radio Forest Bathing podcast interview with Jill Bennett (8½ mins).

    Established in June 2021, the Harmony in Nature web information is currently hosted on Joanna's wider harmonyhealing.co.uk website

  • Starting soon; Mindful Chakra Alignment & Unity Consciousness Course commences Thursday 10th March

    Chakra Balancing module Jpeg on turquoise 800 x 800Thursdays 10th, 17th & 24th March is the Mindful Alignment of your 11-chakras & Axiatonal Awakening Interactive online evening course,7.15-9.30pm UK time (GMT). Cost is £66 including an balancing attunement and 6¾-hours of mentoring. Held remotely on Zoom.

    Re-balance your chakras and reconnect with the Earth & Sky.

    Learn to work with etheric crystals and the energy of the chakra system. Many of my students report powerful and transformational experience during this course of meditations and alignment techniques.

    You are guided through the 11-chakra system Joanna uses, from Base to Crown. Each chakra is balanced with the appropriate colour with the addition of relevant crystalline & angelic energies and the creation of a self-regulating filter. At the end of the chakra balancing, the meditation expands out to send healing throughout and beyond the world into far galaxies. Images of Joanna's 11-chakra system was drawn by Ella Tritton.

    At the end of the course, having worked mindfully on each of the 11 chakras, we then reconnect our personal meridian energy lines with the axiatonal lines (the planetary and universal meridian energy lines) and aim to experience unity consciousness (even if only briefly) via a fully guided meditation.

    Testimonial: I just finished the Chakra Healing meditation. So lovely! I saw and felt all of the colors swirling and moving through, adjusting. The connection with the universe and heavenly bodies was fantastic. Sensed being able to share the healing with Gaia and all life, especially the ancient forests! Thank you so much, dear Jo!, Alyse Korn, USA, 4th April 2020.

    Participants also receive a distant Equilibrium Attunement (see below for more about an attunement). 

    This special Equilibrium Attunement (also known as an Initiation) involves placing symbols into your aura which will permanently connect you with the Essene Angels Raphael (Sun), Gabriel (Moon), Melchisadec (Earth) and Pistis Sophia (constellations) as well as the Egyptian Deities Ra (Sun), Tehuti (Moon), Geb (Earth) and Nut (Sky). 

    The ceremony also involves the nature angels Aratron and Achaiah and the Egyptian Deities Ausar (Osirus) and Aset (Isis).

    As the course draws to a close, we have a fully guided Unity Consciousness & Axiatonal Realignment Meditation. Starting with a relaxation exercise, the meditation connects the chakras and central meridian back to Universal source. We add the 10th and 11th chakras to the ones we worked with earlier. Inspired by the Unity Breath known by indigenous tribes, this meditation involves a trinity connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky. This is a Unity Consciousness meditation which awakens your axiatonal alignment and reconnects your energy field to the planetary grid and beyond. Image was drawn by Ella Tritton.

    Testimonial: Thank you so much for that meditation. I am sure it is the most powerful and meaningful meditation I have EVER done! I really can't thank you enough! Sending you endless blessings of love and light, Adele Dyson, UK, 13th April 2020.

    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. A new next interactive training course series of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 started with Khemitology on Thursday 17th February and Violet Flame of Amention Wednesday 23rd February (missed sessions can be caught up as they are recorded, so late registrations are accepted), followed by Mindful Chakras starting 10th March and Essene Angelology starting 16th March.

    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. The next one is Friday 18th March at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (£1 admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE graduates. 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.

    Currently, 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. 

     

  • Starting soon; Wednesday 16th March, Introducing Essene Healing Angels Interactive online evening course

    Essene Angel module Jpeg on turquoise 800 x 800Wednesdays 16th & 30th March (skipping 23rd), is the Introducing Essene Healing Angels: Planetary & Elemental Guardians Interactive online evening course (7.15-9.30pm GMT). Based on Angela McGerr's angel philosophies, Cost is £66.

    In this interactive virtual evening course you will receive guidance and practical experience on working with the weekday & planetary angels and learn how to integrate them into your life.

    The course syllabus will cover:

    • Who were the Essenes?
    • What is Essene angelology?
    • The Law of Three and how to invoke an angel
    • How angels might be experienced if you cannot see them
    • Connecting with the Essene planetary (weekday) & elemental guardians
    • How to involve these angels in your personal healing regime (and client healings if you are a therapist)
    • Meditations with various angels throughout the course
    • Personalised reference chart of your weekday, zodiac & elemental angelic guardians
    • Optional personal attunement into your weekday, zodiac & elemental angelic guardians (additional £33)*
    • This module comprises ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1 (3 units in total)

    * Personal Attunement included at no extra cost if the entire RSE 1 modular package is purchased.

    Joanna Bristow-Watkins spent over 15 years in senior management specialising in customer care and training. Driven by a desire for greater inner peace, she overcame her initial scepticism of energy healing to become a practitioner and teacher of Egyptian Healing and leader of spiritual pilgrimages. Several trips to Egypt led her to develop Reyad Sekh Em® - an ultra-high vibrational Egyptian alchemical healing system which harnesses the elemental healing rays of earth, air, fire, water and spirit with etheric crystalline and angelic energies plus sound vibration and sacred breathing.

    Following various trips to Masada Mountain and Qumran, both on the shores of the Dead Sea, Joanna felt a strong connection to the Essenes; an ancient religious order living in these two areas 2000 years ago. Joanna is sister to best-selling angel author Angela McGerr (10 titles published including several angel card sets, total sales approaching 1 million copies) and fully embraces Angela’s Essene Angel philosophies. In 2019, Joanna trained as a Forest Bathing+ Guide with the Forest Bathing Institute to promote connecting with nature through mindful sensory exercises during immersion in UK woodlands. This has strengthened her bond with the angels. See About Joanna for more.

    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. A new next interactive training course series of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 started with Khemitology on Thursday 17th February and Violet Flame of Amention Wednesday 23rd February (missed sessions can be caught up as they are recorded, so late registrations are accepted), followed by Mindful Chakras starting 10th March and Essene Angelology starting 16th March.

    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. The next one is Friday 18th March at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (£1 admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE graduates. 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.

    Currently, 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. 

    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. 

  • Winter Forest Bathing Activities in Surrey

    December in Britain is the month with the least hours of daylight, but sunlight hours increase from 21st onwards, after the Winter Solstice. The increased daylight - promising optimism - is celebrated as Yule, and here in the UK, Christmas Day on the 25th, which pre-Christianity, in Roman times, was celebrated as the birth date of Sol Invictus (Roman Solar Deity).06 Dec FB HC

    Landscapes and gardens are skeletal now, except for the evergreens, looking charming when snow-covered and laced with spider's webs kissed by frost. Keep the shivers at bay with seasonal soups utilising Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, carrots, beetroot, parsnips, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, potatoes and winter squash. Enjoy nutty snacks from chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts. Late fruiting apples, pears and quince also remain plentiful together with mushrooms and black truffles.

    The month of December was named after ''decem' meaning 10th in Latin, as November was the 10th month when the year started in March. To the Anglo-Saxons, December was called Ærra Gēola meaning “before Yule" or "First Yule". 

    During December, we have Solstice Full Moonon Sunday 19th at 04:36 and we have the Geminid Meteor Shower peaking 13th/14th. We have Forest Bathing Gift Vouchers available as seasonal or birthday gifts. see below for what else happens in the December calendar.

    Surrey 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!

    ❄  Join us for Forest Bathing in December or January (Harry Edwards & Horsell Common will also be offered in Feb, Cannon Hill:SW20 restarts 16th March): -
     
    Saturday 4th December, 10.30am-12.30pm
    Due to increased site hire fees, this is quite possibly our last public session at this stunning AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) location of Ancient Forest.
    Don't miss it, £25
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Monday 6th December, 10.30-1pm
    We will take you on a 2½ hour journey over this historic common land, featured in HG Wells' best selling novel. 
    The area is easily accessible by public transport (Woking station)
    Extended session, £35
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Saturday 11th December, 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 last event of the year, £25
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    2022
     
    Sunday 16th January, 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 last event of the year, £25
    Book at the Harmony Shop
     
    Wednesday 19th January, 10.30-1pm
    We will take you on a 2½ hour journey over this historic common land, featured in HG Wells' best selling novel. 
    The area is easily accessible by public transport (Woking station)
    Extended session, £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 runs a monthly Full Moon monthly Unity Consciousness Meditation [next one is Saturday 18th December, 7.30-9.30pm (UK time), £20], a Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme [next running 2nd January - 1st February, £155] and other online esoteric/energy healing practitioner and self-empowerment courses.

    December Celestial Forecast is readyThe Celestial Forecast Summary For December 
    During December, we can also look forward to the British Celtic Festival of Yule (Winter Solstice = 21st December) followed by the Christian Festival of Christmas (25th) which is also the Zoroastrian Celebration of Zartosht-no Diso and St Stephens Day/Boxing Day (26th) plus two annual Roman Festivals Bona Dea (3rd) and Saturnalia (17th), and the month culminates with New Year's Eve (31st), celebrated as a two-day festival called Hogmanay in Scotland. We have Forest Bathing events on Saturday 4th (Newlands Corner, Guildford), Monday 6th (Horsell Common, Woking) and Saturday 11th (Harry Edwards, Shere). Our Mindful Chakra Alignment Course runs for three consecutive Wednesday evenings commencing 1st December (see listing below for details and link) and our Full Moon Meditation takes place 7.30-9.30pm (UK time) on Saturday 18th, with the Solstice Full Moon peaking the following morning at 04:36. Aligning with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, and our next Lunar Alignment Programme commences with the New Moon on 2nd January 2022. We also have the Geminid Meteor Shower peaking 13th/14th. We have Forest Bathing and Harmony Healing vouchers available as Christmas gifts. For full details, see December Celestial Forecast.

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