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.

A relaxing and nurturing afternoon, open to everyone. Take time out and enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Receive comfort and support.

3rd Wednesday of each month.
Treatments in the hall. Soup and socialising in the library.

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).
Donations welcomed.

A talk/demonstration on a theme related to health and well-being, followed by tea & biscuits and an opportunity for therapists and practitioners to network, or for questions and conversation.
Cost: £5.

Weds 19th July: Acupressure & Acupuncture - with Caroline King
Weds 16th August: Knowing Your Purpose - with Tracey McEachran
Weds 20th September: Living from the Heart - with Pratibha Castle
Weds 18th October: What Can Change with Craniosacral Therapy? - with Louise Toone
Weds 15th November: Effective Ways to Treat Post Traumatic Disorder - with Jenny Edwards

Monthly Mindfulness Practice Sessions – with Barbara Boxhall.

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

2nd August
6th September
5th October
1st November

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

Meditation for Everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions, held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed, a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.

26th July
9th August
23rd August
13th September
27th September
1st October
25th October
8th November
22nd November
Donations welcomed.

New Vision Light Workers
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.

5th August
2nd September
7th October
4th November
2nd December

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

15th October
12th November
17th December
Suggested donation £5.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Barbara Boxhall.

8-week MBSR courseThursday 12th October 10:45-1:15pm 2017. A quiet day of Mindfulness and Peace is part of the course. (Sunday 3rd December 10:30-3:30) 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 starting Monday 9th October 2:00-5:00pm Plus a practice day Sun 26th Nov 10:30-3:30

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