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 and Dr David R. Hamilton, Hay House Author and Inspirational Speaker.  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.
 
Sadly, our Founder, Ann Harper, made her transition on 6th April 2020, soon after lockdown.   Ann had stepped down from her place on the committee and the group is now led jointly by Jacqui Mexson and Paul Cooper, together with a dedicated committee.   We could never have foreseen that we would be unable to continue our talks for an 18 month period.  However, as from 21st September 2021 we are back in action.

We are 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

NEW MEETING VENUE

22 October 2021

 

Please note that our meeting venue has now changed from the Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull to Solihull Methodist Church or Church Hall.   We will advise nearer the time of the November talk which one we will be in.   There are car parking facilities on site and whether we have the Church itself or the Church Hall we should be very comfortable (and warm in winter).

We are excited about this change of venue.  It should be just as convenient for people, and if anyone wants to use the train, it is nearby Solihull train station.

 


Why Woo Woo Works

25 September 2021

 

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Guest Speaker: Dr David Hamilton, PhD

The dictionary definition of woo-woo is 'unconventional beliefs regarded as having little or no scientific basis, especially those relating to spirituality, mysticism and alternative medicine'.

In this talk David will show that much of what we call woo-woo is actually true-woo.  There is a surprising amount of science available, but most of it is only known to those researching in the specific fields. For the past few years David has immersed himself in this research which has led to the publication of his latest book which has just this month been published.

Venue: Solihull Methodist Church, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1LG

Time: Doors open 7pm with refreshments served until talk commences at 7.45pm

Cost: £5 members/£8 visitors 


Calm Your Gut - A Mindful and Compassionate Guide to Healing IBD and IBS

24 September 2021

 

Tuesday 18th January 2022

Guest Speaker - Cara Wheatley-McGrain,  Hay House Author, Coach and Founder of The Mindful Gut UK

Inspired by her own healing journey, Cara has developed a revolutionary approach to thriving with IBD and IBS through understanding, loving and listening to your gut.  In this talk Cara will share some of her tried and tested methods which are included in her new book Calm Your Gut: A Mindful and Compassionate Guide to Healing IBD and IBS which is being published early in January 22.

Venue: Solihull Methodist Church, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1LG

Time: Doors open 7pm with refreshments served until talk commences at 7.45pm

Cost: £5 members/£8 visitors 


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