About the Solihull Natural Health Group

 

The Solihull Natural Health Group was founded in 1981 by Ann Harper SRN and Christine Jones, Chartered Physiotherapist.  At that time, natural therapies were treated with suspicion, and they were conscious that care and consideration were necessary in dealing with them [ homoeopathy, acupunture, reflextherapy, herbal remedies and others]. They wanted to work alongside rather than against the more orthodox views and shaped the programme accordingly.  This has been proven to be right because many have now been accepted and absorbed into mainstream health.
 
They organised a series of talks under the heading "We are what we eat and we become what we think".  These talks looked at topics such as how the body works,  dietary needs, cooking healthy foods, lifestyles to cope with the mental and physical stresses of present day living, and thoughts on how to plan for the future. They ran no less than 10 of these courses and, over the years,  seminars, workshops and lectures on specific subjects have been organised.

Speakers have included well known names such as Dr Gordon Latto, Medical Practioner, Naturopath and President of the International Vegetarian Society,  Patrick Holford, Dietician, Robert Holden,  Author of "Laughter is the Best Medicine", Jack Temple, Dowser and Healer and Peter Dawkins, Philosopher, Author and Director of The Francis Bacon Research Trust.  The group also ran courses on astrology and held regular meditation evenings, not forgetting occasional visits to herb gardens and to the crop circles at Avebury.
 
Now 37 years on the SNHG continues to be led by Ann Harper with a dedicated committee.  It is a lively and friendly group and still very much a going concern, though perhaps with a subtle change in approach.  Despite the fact that so much information is now available via all avenues of the media it is found that people of like mind still want to meet on a regular basis to share ideas and extend their knowledge.

 

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Forthcoming Events

Six Phases, Eight Elements - De-mystifying the prevention of and recovery from ME CFS and Fibromyalgia

13 November 2018

 

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Guest Speaker: Jill O'Keeffe, RGN

Full recovery is absolutely possible! Jill is living proof of t hat.  She works alongside The Chrysalis Effect On-line Recovery Programme, an evidence based holistic approach to identifying and removing the many symptoms associated with these chronic exhaustive conditions.

Jill will tellyou a little of her story, explain some facts about these conditions, descrivbe the six phases of them and the eight elements, or areas, of life that must all be addressed in order to achieve full recovery.

Learn how she works with people who are in complete overwhelm, to prevent the potential 'crash' that can lead on to one of the above conditions and with those who have a diagnosis and need a clear map, and lots of support, to fully recover.

Venue: the Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull, B91 3RQ

Time: Doors open 7 pm. Refreshments served until talk commences at 7.45 pm.

Cost: £5 members/£8 visitors


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