What we're about

These meetings are run by Joanna Bristow-Watkins; a professional healer specialising in practising and teaching Reyad Sekh Em Egyptian Alchemy Healing. She is a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and has been teaching healing since 1999. 
Joanna believes that our predecessors saw Angels and Deities (both Goddesses and Gods) as manifestations of Nature. For more about her background, see About Joanna on her Harmony Healing website.
This Meetup is dedicated to helping us align more closely with nature through various celestial intermediaries.
We have recently amended the Meetup name to allow for the discussion and demonstration of other complementary wellbeing 'tools' which help to connect us to nature, such as alchemy, crystals, sound, breathwork, essential oils, networking, sharing and talking therapies. Joanna believes that a portfolio of approaches allows for a more flexible and personalised toolkit for members to improve their wellbeing from a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual perspective. 
There will also be occasional meetings for qualified healers and wellbeing practititioners to network with each other as well as healing shares offfering individual healings and global healing group meditations.
Joanna is an authority on Ancient Egyptian Alchemy. As many of you may know, Ancient Egypt was known to the local inhabitants as Khem (or Khemit/Khemet), so Joanna favours the description 'Khemitian Deities'. 
Interestingly, the Khemitian names for their Deities was Neter/Ntr (spelled either way 'phonetically' as heiroglyphs did not include vowels) with the plural being Neteru. Joanna believes that our word nature is derived from this. 
There will be some scheduled meetings to discuss Khemitian Deities as well as Celtic/Pagan/Gaelic Goddesses particularly those who bless and facilitate working with landscapes in the UK and abroad. We will also look at Chris Street's Sacred Geometry of London, the local leylines and working with the Goddess of London and Elen of the Ways. So it is Joanna's intention to invite specialists such as Chris Street and Caroline Wise to address the group at future meetings.
Joanna is also sister to the UK best-selling angelology author Angela McGerr. Angela specialises in Essene Angelology. The Essenes were a religious order living in the Dead Sea area around 2000 years ago. They communed with angels on a regular basis. Essene angelology revolves around learning these angel guardians and inviting them into your life.
With regard to angels:
Are you open to the idea of angels but would appreciate another (non-religious) explanation on who/what they are? This group discusses how they might just be envisaged as high frequency light beings. 
Furthermore, if you are one of many practitioners who is unable to see them, Joanna will explain how that very frustration led her sister Angela McGerr (yes she was named Angela at birth!) to create a 21st Century approach to angelology including a way of invoking angels feeling them around you. Angela is now a UK best seller in this niche market (almost one million copies sold), with 10 published books on angelology. 
Angela will not be at these meet-up events in person (unless we announce otherwise), but here is You Tube clip of Angela showing how to call in angels: -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvg57-bR6gE
Join us to meet other local people who believe in Angels and Deities as manifestations of nature and who are interested in learning how to use the Angelic Energies to empower all areas of life.
Image below of the Elemental Angel for Water - Phuel - is by Richard Rockwood and is taken from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel Cards (now out of print, but we have a few signed collectible copies available at the online Harmony Shop).

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Joanna is also acquainted with other British angel authorities including Joylina Goodings and Daisy Foss. Whilst Joanna is most familiar with Angela's philosophies on angels, it is her view that as angelology is not an exact science (or indeed an art), there is room for lots of interpretations in this field.

Upcoming events (4+)

Connect with the Full Moon & Lunar Cycle, both indoors & out, 9.30-4.15, £77

Needs a location

£80.85

Connecting with the Moon Cycle
Sunday 9th October, Full Moon, 09.30am - 4.15pm
Lunar Connection Morning Workshop (£50), afternoon Full Moon Forest Bathing (£40).
All day £77 + Paypal fee = £80.85

Morning Workshop: Harness 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.
The Moon Cycle is actually 29.53 days, however, it passes through four Quarters, said, for convenience, to last 7 days each. These are New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, Third Quarter and back to New Moon.
Between these phases, the moon is either waxing (getting bigger) or waning (shrinking).
In this workshop, Joanna outlines why aligning ourselves with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, including:

  • · Why should you disconnect from your laptop and connect with the moon?
  • · What are the Moon Phases and the 28 Mansions of the Moon?
  • · Who are the key Guardian Angels of the lunar cycle?
  • · How to work with the moon cycle to support your everyday life.
  • · Utilising moon energy for projects.
  • · How to create a personal and/or corporate vision board, harnessing moon energy.

Morning session only: £50
Afternoon: Forest Bathing Session on this day of the Ivy Hunter Full Moon which peaks at @ 21:54, but we will already be in the energy of it
Afternoon session only: £40

All day cost £77

Harmony in Nature is run by Joanna Bristow-Watkins and Katie Robinson, who are both experienced and qualified Forest Bathing+ Guides.

Through Harmony in Nature, we offer a public Forest Bathing+ session, once per month at a weekend, in the lovely private grounds of the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary in Shere, Surrey. The afternoon session is scheduled for[masked]pm, but please allow an additional 15 minutes either side for meeting up and returning to the car park.

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.

Meetup is not the main booking site, so sales and availability on here will not reflect the actual situation.

Morning [masked], £50) and afternoon [masked], £40) sessions can be booked separately at harmonyinnature.uk

Full Moon Forest Bathing+ 3hr session at Harry Edwards Sanctuary, Shere

Needs a location

£42.00

Experience how woodland can help your Physical, Mental & Emotional Health. Cost is £40 plus Paypal fee = £ 42.

The afternoon session can be taken on it's own, but this forms part of a themed day costing £77, with the morning featuring a workshop about connecting with the Moon Cycle and learning how to work with the Moon Phases. We will be walking in the energy of the Full Moon (which peaks later in the evening) but not only in moonlight as that could be hazardous if it's a cloudy evening. For full details of the days events, see https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/shop/forest-bathing-sessions/themed-full-day-workshops-with-afternoon-forest-bathing-77

This Forest Bathing+ session involves a three hour immersive experience, through the beautiful woodland at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, nestled deep in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Forest Bathing+ is based on the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku and involves a slow exploration of nature through your senses. Not only is this calming and relaxing but it also has well documented therapeutic benefits.

The session is scheduled for[masked]pm, but please allow an additional 15 minutes either side for meeting up and returning to the car park.

The picturesque village of Shere, frequently used as a film set for period dramas, is well worth a visit whilst in the area as well as the Silent Pool with its adjacent artisan gin distillery of the same name.

Forest Bathing is an elementary practice (children instinctively enjoy nature this way) which can elicit surprisingly positive reactions. In a nutshell, it can be described as mindful time under the canopy of trees using the senses. Deep breathing is also encouraged; Japanese research uncovered essential wood oils help boost our immune system.

Forest Bathing+ has been scientifically proven to have beneficial effects, including stress reduction. You can learn more about the practice and benefits at harmonyinnature.uk

This session must be booked as a pre-event briefing and documentation needs to be completed.

Through Harmony in Nature, we offer a public Forest Bathing+ session, once per month (generally at a weekend except in July/August when we may prefer a weekday), in the lovely private grounds of the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary in Shere, Surrey.

The picturesque village of Shere, frequently used as a film set for period dramas, is well worth a visit whilst in the area as well as the Silent Pool with its adjacent artisan gin distillery of the same name.

Forest Bathing is an elementary practice (children instinctively enjoy nature this way) which can elicit surprisingly positive reactions. In a nutshell, it can be described as mindful time under the canopy of trees using the senses. Deep breathing is also encouraged; Japanese research uncovered essential wood oils help boost our immune system.

Forest Bathing+ has been scientifically proven to have beneficial effects, including stress reduction. You can learn more about the practice and benefits on the https://tfb.institute (The Forest Bathing Institute website) or via the short videos linked below.

This session must be booked as a pre-event briefing and documentation needs to be completed.

Joanna Bristow-Watkins is one of several qualified Forest Bathing+ Guides working for The Forest Bathing Institute.

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.

Meetup is not the main booking site, so sales and availability on here will not reflect the actual situation.

For more details about Forest Bathing:-

See Joanna's chat with Fiona Mason of Cuppa Time https://www.facebook.com/CuppaAndAChat/videos/1134876673567721/

See Emma's reaction after her Forest Bathing+ Session with Joanna
https://youtu.be/9G0djPg1BnA

Private Forest Bathing tasters, full sessions and corporate sessions can be booked. Please enquire for rates.

I have been granted permission to run angel themed Forest Bathing+ sessions (and other themed sessions) here at Harry Edwards, bringing in the elemental angels and featuring a relevant angelic 'treelaxation'. This was offered for the first time in May 2022. Email me on [masked] if you'd like to be notified when take place.

Full Moon Personal & Global Healing Guided Zoom Meditation, 19.30-21.30, £21

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£21.00

Our guided virtual meditation is on Sunday 9th October on the night of the Harvest Moon (peaks @ 21:54). Earlier in the day we have an afternoon Full Moon Forest Bathing session (£40) and an indoor morning workshop on how to connect with the Moon Cycle (£50). Special all day price is £77. See the separate events listed on this meetup.

Aligning ourselves with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, hence being aware of the Full Moon (good for bringing projects to a conclusion) and the New moon (good for starting new projects) is excellent for bringing harmony and wellbeing into our lives.

To connect with other lightworkers for personal and global healing plus a guided meditation into the earth's surface as well the far reaches of distant galaxies, join us for our virtual healing circle,[masked]pm (UK time = GMT+1), cost is £21.

Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians to bring balance and harmony. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format.
Event Format of this Zoom Video gathering
Brief introductions.
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 partipants will experience a degree of unity consciousness.
We will start by calling in the energy of Gabriel, Essene Guardian of the Moon (and Mondays) and Ophaniel (Angelic Guardian of the 28 Moon Mansions), plus other planetary and elemental angels of earth, air, fire and water.

Then we will 'invite in' (remotely) the Higher Self or soul essence of any 'guests' brought to the circle for healing by those present (see * below).
Joanna will guide participants through a mindful connection with the 9 personal chakras.

When the balancing exercise is completed (30-45 mins), we will all connect into a virtual circle, then activate the additional two chakras connecting us above (sky) and below (mother earth) with additional guiding angels in each case.

Once we are 'plugged in' above & below, we will send healing around the circle which will include our absent guests and time will be spent focussing on global healing to humanity, other living beings, the planet herself and the universe.

When we return from this experience, we draw the event to a close. I anticipate 1½ - 2 hours.

  • ideally, before the event, draw up a list of people to whom you would like to send healing; make sure they are people who would welcome distance healing as its not considered 'spiritually ethical' to force healing onto unwilling recipients! Unless you know that it would be against their beliefs, it is considered ethical to send healing to those with whom you are directly connected (spouse, partner, parents, children, siblings) and/or anyone who is not conscious or readily contactable and therefore cannot be consulted. We then add the proviso that the healing be sent to them IF it is in their 'Highest Good'. These make up the 'guests' brought to the circle by participants.

About Joanna
Joanna is a Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Practitioner & Teacher Trainer, she is a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and has 20+ years experience with orchestrating paid distant healing sessions to clients all over the world. Joanna's RSE courses, through Harmony Healing, are approved for CPD hours by the Complementary Medical Association. See www.harmonyhealing.co.uk for more about Joanna's RSE healing system.
Testimonial for Virtual Healing Circle (Friday 5th June, 2020)
“I have attended a few weeklong workshops within different spiritual practices. The level of unity consciousness I experienced with Joanna’s online healing circle, I would normally expect to only reach five days into a workshop. Not after an hour or so on a virtual meet up. Incredibly powerful attunement and global healing. Thanks to Joanna’s beautifully guided meditations the momentum builds and builds. Extremely grateful for Joanna’s talents and the other members of the group. A heart expanding experience connecting to the cosmos and healing via the higher realms.“ Adrian Briscoe, Sussex, UK.
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Harmony in Nature Forest Bathing Therapy session, London SW20, 11am-1.30pm

Needs a location

£36.75

Experience how woodland can help your Physical, Mental & Emotional Health. Cost is £35 plus Paypal fee = £ 36.75.

We are excited to offer our 'school-friendly hours', so parents can attend our Forest Bathing session in the London area at Cannon Hill Common, SW20 9DB near Wimbledon Chase, Raynes Park. The area is easily accessible by public transport.

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.

Forest Bathing+ is based on the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku and involves a slow exploration of nature through your senses. Not only is this calming and relaxing but it also has well documented therapeutic benefits.

Forest Bathing+ has been scientifically proven to have beneficial effects, including stress reduction. You can learn more about the practice and benefits on the https://tfb.institute (The Forest Bathing Institute website) or via the short videos linked below.

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 raw 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 and reconnects your body and soul to nature. Evidence suggests that Forest Bathing + can:

  • lower blood pressure,
  • decrease stress,
  • improve cardiovascular and metabolic health,
  • reduce blood-sugar levels,
  • enhance concentration and memory,
  • lift depression,
  • lead to better pain management,
  • increase energy,
  • boost the immune system by increasing the body’s natural killer (NK)
    cell count,
  • increases anti-cancer protein production,
  • facilitate weight loss.

50% of the benefit is proven to come from the phytoncides emanating from trees when walking in an ambient forest environment. However, mindfulness has a separate evidence base for inducing a 'feel good factor' as well as demonstrating a reduction in stress and an improvement in mental health and wellbeing.

Cannon Hill Common has several lovely ancient trees (likely over[masked] years old) and some charming walkways under the canopy of woodland, so we are confident that participants will experience therapeutic benefits of connecting mindfully in nature.

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 and/or electrical storms due to safety reasons.

To book, click 'attend' below and complete the RSVP section which will take you to the payment link.

Meetup is not the only booking site, so sales and availability on here will not reflect the actual situation.

See Joanna's chat with Fiona Mason of Cuppa Time https://www.facebook.com/CuppaAndAChat/videos/1134876673567721/

See Emma's reaction after her Forest Bathing+ Session with Joanna
https://youtu.be/9G0djPg1BnA

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