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About the Medicine Garden

The Medicine Garden was set up in 2006 in the centre of Ulverston, South Lakes as centre of peace and tranquility in a busy world where you can choose from high quality therapies and therapists.

Currently we offer:

  • Herbal medicine consultations with Sarah Atkinson MNIMH Dip. Phyt.
  • Herb walks led by Sarah Atkinson, Medical Herbalist.
  • Consultations and workshops by Master Reiki teacher and crystal healer Jane Alexander.
  • Reflexology and massage by Caroline Anderson.
  • Crystal Healing sessions with Rosemary Scholes.
  • Meditation with Angela Butcher takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the month from 7 pm
  • Reiki share organised by Angela Butcher

We run regular courses and workshops at the Medicine Garden on a variety of topics – see the courses page.

The therapy rooms at the medicine garden are available to rent.

Hourly rate: £9 per room for one hour

(this rate is also applicable to hours worked in addition to a booked half or full day)

£26 per room per half day 9am 1pm or 1pm – 5pm

(a variation on this theme can be discussed with me)

£ 40 per room per full day 9am – 5 pm

£60 for the entire building for the day 9 am – 5 pm

These rates include the use of the kitchen plus kettle

Sarah Atkinson MNIMH dip. phyt.

Owner & Medical herbalist

Tel: 01229 580222 / 716023
Email: sarah.atkinson4941@live.co.uk

I've been a practicing medical herbalist for over twenty years. The idea for the Medicine Garden has gradually germinated over this time.

During the process I've found that the emphasis of my consultation has changed, from focusing totally on the herbs to looking very much at what people eat and drink. This, combined with listening to peoples life stories has made my approach to dis-ease much more holistic, which benefits my patients by giving them more control over their health.

I qualified as a medical herbalist 25 years ago after completing a 4 year full time herbal course at the School of Phytotherapy. My training explored the mind /body connection – how we feel emotionally is often reflected in our health. The herbs I use are whole plant extracts usually in alcohol but if this isn’t appropriate I use teas or creams as well.

The Herbalist's Approach

Medical Herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors but take a more holistic approach to illness. The underlying cause of the problem is sought and, once identified; it is this which is treated, rather than the symptoms alone.. Herbalists use their remedies to restore the balance of the body thus enabling it to mobilise its own healing powers.

First consultation £50

Subsequent consultations £35

Jane Alexander 

Soul Healer and Teacher

Tel: 07841 581979
Email: embodysoul@hotmail.com

A little about me & what I offer

My awakening process began before I knew what awakening was. If I look back, I can see the desire to understand, to 'know' the truth about what it means to be alive was always there but it was not until my early twenties that this started to formalize into a desire to know myself which then dissolved into an all encompassing process of spiritual awakening.

I've spent the last 15 years learning, exploring and witnessing the shapes consciousness takes in myself and others and it is this background that informs the spaces I create where people can open to more of what they are. Whether you join me for a retreat, a Reiki weekend or come for a one-to-one session, you will find a space of acceptance where you are supported and challenged to unfold into the truth of you.

To be me feels like standing a little apart from the world and yet completely of it. I often embody the mystic - I see the past in images and hear the Earth speaking. I'm drawn to crystals, healing plants, trees and sacred places. Their wisdom really speaks to me, and through me. Maybe it is because of this, that much of what I do seems shamanic. In ceremony, it feels like remembering ancient ways. Despite all this, I am a very ordinary woman who lives a life juggling the pressures and joys of family and work and this shapes my work too. Roots it in the everyday.

Beyond the form my work can take, I don't see the value in a spiritual life or healing process that doesn't enable us to engage fully and be present with the challenges of living as they arrive. I want to be there for those I love when it's difficult. I want to be available emotionally; to be 'in the moment' is a practical ideology for me, not a transcendent one.

Can I help you grow?

People are often drawn to my practice when they are at an impasse in their lives or are struggling with the past or a current situation. If this is you, then the focus would be on supporting you to move beyond your struggle, creating opportunities to move beyond challenging emotions and beliefs so that you can create a life which is more fulfilling and more your own.

Other people are drawn to work with me as part of their spiritual or healing journey perhaps coming for training or mentoring or a for a space for the facilitation of their awakening. If this is you, then we would focus on the enlightenment process as a lived experience, equipping you with practices to aid you as well as exploring the nature of the journey and holding space for your unfolding.

Personal Development Session £45 per hour/£65 for two hours

Reiki £45 per hour

Ritual Massage £65 for hour and a half massage (allow two hours for the session)

Ritual Massage 1 hour plus an hour mentoring £70

Reiki training with Jane Alexander
Reiki that honours the sacred rhythm of your journey

Following a Reiki pathway is just one way we can open into a conscious relationship with the mystery of life. The Reiki initiate, makes a commitment to a journey of increasing awareness of the experience of being alive. If you choose to begin or deepen your Reiki self-work with me, then you will find an immediate, responsive way of working that places the magic and mystery of existing at its heart. Reiki is much more than a tradition or a therapy we can enjoy and offer to others. It is a way of discovering and relating to what we are.

Your pathway through the Reiki degrees will be as unique as you are. It will be shaped by your life experience, your sense of who you are and your heartfelt intentions. There will be times when you need extra support, more teaching or space to grow or to integrate so I have developed a way of working which honours your natural unfolding.

My courses offer a mixture of taught courses, personal mentoring as well as opportunities for focused workshops on aspects the process of facilitating the journeys of others. You choose what you need and when, paying for it as you go along. My Reiki courses are dynamic, ceremonial, challenging, soulful and full opportunities to deepen your practice. We meditate, journey, use sound and silence, discuss the big ideas and explore the mystery of the treatment space. I work from guidance, and deep intuition birthing each weekend to meet the needs of whoever attends. Attunement is to the degree you are working with - you tell me when you feel ready to go deeper.

Reiki 1 is awarded after attending your first Reiki course.
Reiki 2 is awarded upon the completion of case studies, some mentoring and as many courses as feel right to you. You may choose to attend workshops focused on client care if you are a new therapist.

Reiki Masters lasts at least year and includes a commitment to regular mentoring along with as many Reiki courses as you wish.

Master teachers lasts more than a year and includes some shared teaching with me, a commitment to mentoring, four Reiki courses and day workshops exploring teaching skills and approaches.

Reiki 1 £165

Reiki courses £85 (once you are Reiki 1)

Day Courses £65

Mentoring is £40-45 depending on your situation

Angela Butcher Reiki Master Teacher and Meldings Practioner

Angelic Usui Reiki Tibetan Traditional Usui Reiki 5 Element Reiki Shamanic Healing Crystal Therapy Conscious Healing Chakra Balancing and Realignment

Tel: 07932853959
Email: Elementaltherapies5@outlook.com

Mediation for Healing and Relaxation

Guided Meditation, focusing on self healing, listening to the wisdom of the body, using different elements and modalities - Crystals, sound, Shamanic Journeying.

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 7pm start

Reiki Share

Come and give and receive Reiki. Open to anyone attuned to Reiki at all levels.

3rd Wednesday of the month 6:30pm onwards

Testimonials:

Angela offers a beautiful safe space, she is very professional and warm, friendly and a gifted healer. I would highly recommend Angela.

Brian, Barrow-in-Furness

Reiki £45

Initial session £55

Guided Meditation £6

Reiki Share Donation

Caroline Anderson MFHT

Aromatherapy Massage, Swedish massage, Reflexology and Reiki

Tel: 01229 462193 / 07870594096
Email: caroline@natureandnurturetherapies.com

Nature and Nurture has come from my belief that we can learn so much from being still in nature and observing...and also that we need to nurture our own mind body and spirit, allowing us to nurture other people and animals in our work and private lives.

My therapies endeavour to reflect this deep belief, and using healing and relaxation techniques within aromatherapy/reflexology/ holistic facials help my clients to find some peace in an otherwise busy and sometimes stressful life.

  • Healing/ Relaxation techniques/ Creative visualisation
  • Aromatherapy massage with hand blended essential oils
  • Reflexology
  • Holistic Facials with aromatherapy creams and oils

All treatments - 1 hour £70

2 hour combination treatments are available for deep relaxation £70

Rosemary Scholes 

Crystal Therapist and Reiki Practitioner Crystal Master Teacher

Tel: 07481 825487
Email: rosemary@crystalpoint.co.uk

I am a qualified Crystal Therapist and Reiki Practitioner (Usui tradition) offering one-to-one sessions tailored to suit each client, which may be either of these individual healing disciplines or a unique combination of the two. I have a scientific background in chemistry and biology and worked for several years as a Medical Bacteriologist in a large Manchester hospital. After raising my family I spent many years in Floral Art and Design before a profound personal experience with crystals led me to train as a Crystal Healer, then also as a Reiki Practitioner. I strongly believe that working with Crystals and Reiki can help us rebalance our energy systems and lead us to better awareness of our own physical, mental and emotional being.

First session including consultation £45

1.5 hour session £40

1 hour session £30

Liz Cheslett Davey 

Energetics Practitioner, Soul Worker and teacher

Tel:
Email:

'I am an Energetics Practitioner, Soul Worker and teacher working to help you live your life to the full from a place of connection with rather than separation from your Soul self, and from the heart rather than the head; guided by your own innate wisdom. I offer one to one sessions, transformational workshops and courses.

My connection with holistic therapies began over twenty years ago with Reiki which I found really helpful as I worked to manage a full life and busy job. I trained as a Reiki practitioner initially to continue my own development and to share the benefits with friends and family never really thinking I would go on to become a Reiki Master, and work as a therapist and teacher. Over the years I have continued to explored my own healing and development through a wide range of approaches and therapies, training in those I found most beneficial (Transformational Healing, Crystals, Integrated Energy Therapy, EFT, Diamond Light, Hypnotherapy). I also use my voice and the plant and energy based Meldings developed by Sarah and Jane as I work. I can offer these therapies as stand alone sessions however, I normally to bring them together working intuitively to respond to a clients needs.

I focus my therapy practice around evenings and weekends (although alternatives are sometimes possible) as my 'day job' lies within the environmental sector.