Fairy Tale Course

Exploring the Masculine and Feminine Aspects of Soul

With Karin Jarman

Art Therapist

Exploring contemporary gender issues by drawing on the images in fairy tales, myths and in our own stories and expressing them through the medium of art.

8 Sessions

Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.00pm

17th January to 7th March 2017

St. Luke’s Therapy Centre, Cainscross Road, Stroud. GL5 4EX

£160 / £140 Conc. incl. refreshments

FFI Tel. 01453 757436 / 07538 072884 Email. indigo@phonecoop.coop


Pop Up Cafe

Pop-up Cafe at St Luke’s Therapy Centre

Come and join us for a coffee or tea, taste some delicious home made cakes, meet old friends, make new ones and learn about what is happening at St. Luke’s Therapy Centre.


Thursday 15th December

St Luke’s Therapy Centre

53 Cainscross Road, Stroud. GL5 4EX

9.30 am – 12pm

The event is arranged by the St. Luke’s Support Community

All proceeds go towards making the therapies offered accessible to all.

Everyone welcome


Anthroposphic Medicine by Dr Klaudia Kempfen

Talk on Anthroposophic Medicine

By Dr Klaudia Kempfen

Where: St Luke’s Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4EX

When: Thursday 27/10/16

Time: 7:30 – 9

Originally trained in Germany Dr Kempfenhas been working as a doctor in the UK since 1997, as a GP since 2002. She completed the Anthroposophic Medical Training in 2013 and worked in St. Luke`s Medical Centre until it sadly had to close for the NHS.
Dr Kempfen very much values the unique humanistic and holistic, anthroposophic approach.
Dr Kempfen has a particular interest in cancer care, mental health issues, burn out and developing more of a particular interest for developmental issues in children and adolescents.
Contributions (£5 recommended) at the door are welcome and will go towards the Patient Therapy Fund.

Resolving Chronic Pain


Title: Resolving Chronic Pain

By Rachel Stevens

Location: St Luke’s Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4EX

Time: 7:30 to 8:30

Contributions to the patient therapy fund at the door.

Rachel Stevens will discuss this very relevant and important topic out of her wealth of knowledge. She has been working for nearly 30 years to help people lead more fulfilling and pain free lives. She works with 3 different approaches to help resolve pain / posture problems / stress / emotional issues and to help free you from unwanted mind-body habits.

Alexander Technique, SIRPA (Stress and Pain Illness Resolution), Psych-K

From Ideas to Experience

From Ideas to Experience

The Inner Path of Meditation

Date: 22nd October 2016

Time: 10:30 – 12noon

Venue: St Luke’s Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4EX

In this session Marjatta will describe the path of meditation given by Rudolf Steiner and suggest ways to take up a meditative practice. We will discuss the challenges
of doing this and a practical approach will be suggested that guides and supports
the meditative practice. 

Suggested contribution: £6/£4 including refreshments

Enquiries to Sheila Lisster 01453 757295

Marjatta van Boeschoten is the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society. She was a pupil at Wynstones Steiner School and then became a
lawyer. Later she was a management consultant working in large businesses, government and the United Nations. Working from the source of
an inner life has been the fundamental basis for all her work.

St Luke’s Therapy Centre Open Day

St Luke’s Therapy Centre


Sunday 18th September
11am – 4pm,

53 Cainscross Road, Stroud

Come and visit our recently re-launched therapy centre. Meet the therapists and learn how their approach might help you or someone close to you.

Taster Sessions – Refreshments – Short Talks

Although no longer linked to an NHS practice the St. Luke’s Therapy Centre aims to make treatments affordable and accessible to all.

Singing, Art Therapy, Rythmical MasSLTC Open DAy Sept 2016sage, Anthroposophic Therapeutic Speech, Alexander Technique, Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Biographical Counselling, Anthroposophic Medicine, Youth Counselling

Everyone Welcome

For more information call 01453 763755

Dialoguing with Nature by Karin Jarman

Dialoguing with Nature

The Oasis Programme at St. Luke’s has been going strong for over 12 years now. It is offered to anyone who is searching for the meaning of life, very often prompted by illness or a life crisis that makes us stop and take stock. An Oasis group can be tremendously supportive during such times, through the compassionate and mutual sharing of wisdom over a period of nine months.

Meetings take place on a weekly basis for 3 hours. Increasingly there are requests to teach the facilitation skills required for running such groups, also from abroad. Over the last eight years I have been invited to teach such courses in Spain so that therapists can start their own groups, two of which are now active in Madrid and Barcelona.

My most recent teaching assignment for a group of 30 therapists took place in a beautiful country property near to Montserrat, a 90 minute drive from Barcelona.

We began the day with a silent meditative walk, each time taking a Karin - Blog pic 5different focus – sprouting, budding and new growth; or leafing, spreading and abundance; dying, seeding and receding. As part of a team building exercise we split up into 3 groups of 10 people. Their task was to work with nature and together create a mandala with the materials found in the surroundings. Karin - Blog pic 4On the first day each group chose and marked out their very different locations, one very intimate and hidden, one exposed with breath taking views and one near the studios. The mandalas were developed over the next three days, beginning with the structure, then focussing on enlivening and lastly on ensouling them, all the while working as a whole group. Not surprisingly, there were challenges and potential conflicts to overcome – an essential learning process to find creative ways of resolving them. There was above all, much joy and laughter, singing, chanting and dancing!

To conclude and celebrate our art work we visited each place in turn and were showered with flower petals and greeted with the description of intense group processes that had been experienced, but also saw how the intricate dialogue with nature in its varied manifestations was being mirrored in our own souls.

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The outdoor work was complemented in the studios with art work, paintings and sculpture as well as study and reports from the budding Oasis groups in Spain!

It was wonderful to witness the growing heart warmth, enthusiasm and new ideas that were being discovered to then take home and work with.

Karin Jarman, July 2016

The Oasis Group is run by Karin Jarman and Pauline Marksteiner at

St Luke’s Medical Centre

Please Contact us for more information

Autumn Talks, Explore, Embrace, Expand

Please join us for a series of autumn talks which will be designed to inspire and educate people on what is available at St Luke’s Therapy Centre and explore themes around health and disease.

Dates :

September 15            Mike Gould                       CANCELLED

September 29           Dr Andrew Evans              The Amazing Dr You

October 13                 Rachel Stevens                  Resolving Chronic Pain

October 27                Dr Claudia Kempfen         Anthroposophic Medicine

November 10            Ursula Browning              Eurythmy Therapy

November 24            Simon Andrews               Homeopathy

December 8               Karin Jarmin                    Anxiety and Depression


All talks start at 7.30 admission by donation


St Luke’s Therapy Centre

53 Cainscross Road