Groups and Courses at the Hamblin Centre

The Hamblin Centre offers the following groups and courses. Come along and meet others of like mind.

Please telephone for further details: Tel.01243 572109 or email:


Health & Wellbeing Afternoons.

3rd Wednesday of each month.
Treatments in the hall and soup & socialising in the library.
A relaxing and nurturing afternoon in three parts, open to everyone. Take time out and enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Receive comfort and support.

Nourish: 12:15-1:30
A choice of free 20-minute taster sessions of complementary therapies and healing treatments.
No need to book but do arrive early to get a treatment of your choice! *
All are welcome to socialise over a cup of home-made soup.
(*Availability for any particular therapy cannot be guaranteed).
Suggested donation: £3.50.

Learn & Share: 1:45-3:00
A talk/demonstration on a theme related to health and well-being (see list below) Cost: £5.

Connect: 3:00-4:00
Tea & biscuits and an opportunity for therapists and practitioners to network, or for questions and conversation.

Weds 18th January - The Stone of Life: Core Values - Tracey McEachran
Weds 15th February - The Alexander Technique - Marcus Sly
Weds 15th March - Sleep Problems: How CBT can help - Dr Tania Ahern
Weds 19th April - Tai Chi - Derek Kent
Weds 17th May - Harnessing the Power of Positve Psychology - Alison Hughes
Weds 21st June - Aromatherapy & Wellbeing - Sharon Blakeley

Monthly Mindfulness Practice Sessions – with Barbara Boxhall.

1st Wednesday of the month in Hamblin Hall, 2:00-3:30pm.

11th January
1st February
1st March
5th April
3rd May
7th June

If you enjoy practising Mindfulness on a regular basis, it can be helpful to join others for support in your own practice.
Led by Barbara, there will be Mindful meditation, a poem or a reading and a chance for some discussion within the group.
We can bring our insights, our difficulties with the practise, and our mutual intention both to support ourselves, and the group, through Mindfulness.

The meditations could include a Body Scan, sitting meditation, mindful movement and walking. Please come in comfortable clothes.
Cost: £8

Monthly Meditations

Last Wednesday of the month in the library 2:00-3:00pm.

25th January - Creating Inner Peace - Brian Attridge.
22nd February - Be At Peace - Sheena Whorlow.
29th March - Finding The Missing Peace - Victoria Willson.
26th April - Being In The Present - Victoria Willson.
31st May - Exploring What I Am Not with Polly Stone.
28th June - Enjoying Silence with Jasmine Carter.
Donations welcomed.

New Vision Light Workers (Hall)
1st Saturday of each month in Hamblin Hall 10:30-12:30.

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development.

These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation.
There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously!

Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support.

There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.

7th January
4th February
4th March
1st April
6th May
3rd June

A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited.

Living Astrology with Carol Duncan

2:00-4:00pm (library)

A meeting place for astrologers of all levels, where we consider the astrological patterns of the moment, and reflect upon events in the world and in our own lives.

Please bring your own natal chart.
Enquiries to Carol Duncan, 01243 576634

8th January
12th February
12th March
9th April
14th May
11th June
Suggested donation £5.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Barbara Boxhall.

8-week MBSR course Mondays 2:30-5:00pm starting 13th Feb 2017. A quiet day of Mindfulness and Peace is part of the course. (Sun 2nd April) The cost includes a comprehensive folder to support the home practice, which is integral to the course, and the day of Mindfulness.

Cost: £220 and a deposit of £50 will reserve a place.

Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) with Barbara Boxhall NEW COURSE!

8-week MSC course Thursdays 10:45-1:45 starting 16th Feb 2017. Plus a practice day Sat 25th March.

Cost: £220 and a deposit of £50 will reserve a place.

Mindfulness Monthly Practice Group with Barbara Boxhall 2-3.30pm

First Wednesday of the month. If you enjoy practising Mindfulness on a regular basis, it can be helpful to join others for support in your own practice. Barbara will be facilitating a regular monthly group for this purpose.

Wednesdays 13th Jan ~ 5th Oct, 2nd Nov
£8 per session


Cygnus Café

1:45 (for a 2:00 start) - 3:30pm (library)

Come along and join with us in our Cygnus Café discussion group in the library at Hamblin Hall.

Cygnus Community Café Gatherings are an inspiration of Cygnus members and friends to offer "places to meet for open heart-to-heart communications, free from mindsets, belief systems or dogmas".

"Leave your beliefs and coats at the door... And
listen to what your intuition has to say." Geoff Napier
(Dates and times under review: please call the office to check before travelling).

10th January
7th March
9th May
Donations welcomed and split between the Hamblin Trust and the Cygnus Community