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HONESTY WITHOUT HARM Sunday 26th of January 20 9.30am to 5.00pm

A Nonviolent Communication Workshop

It may always be a huge challenge for me to find my voice and courage to express myself to others in times of conflict, especially in close relationships.  In my childhood staying silent in times of conflict was how I managed to stay alive.  And so I always want to stay close to what’s possible for me within my own history and out of my longings. Ultimately with as much self respect and self care as I can manage. A work in progress for the rest of my life.  And so I am very grateful to Marshall Rosenberg for the hope he offers of growing ways to cultivate connection with others through his work Nonviolent Communication.  The hope that I am gradually more resourced to attempt self-expression and to cultivate room in me for the other person’s experience whilst simultaneously holding compassion for my own. Hope can be defined as “The goal, the pathway and the agency” CR Snyder 
HONESTY WITHOUT HARMThe current form that honesty is expressed through in our culture is often through judgment, blame and fault finding.  Someone has done something wrong.  It is unlikely that our longings to  be heard, seen and understood will be fulfled through this approach.  NVC gives us a process which in times of discord and conflict values the needs of all involved, and communicating on the frequency of needs becomes the way of connection.  Needs are universal and so when we name what we feel and need there’s a good chance of being heard and received. 
Join me….Bringing live examples from your own life, join me to practice and explore honesty with yourself in the first instance and from that place honesty with others.  Have a go in a container of compassionate support saying what you want to say, request what you want to request and see how it feels and notice what moves and shifts for you through that practice. Honesty is often equated with ‘doing harm’.  Perhaps you fear hurting another’s feelings? Perhaps you fear losing their love and friendship? Maybe you find it hard to risk authenticity because you hunger for a sense of belonging and connection and fear you won’t have that if you put what matters to you into the mix?   Words Are Windows Or They Are Walls Let’s explore together the language that makes walls a little more porous, that enables us to hold responsibility for what we are experiencing and find our way back to connection with others.  Let’s unpack the beliefs which may be doing their best to protect us but which in fact make it more difficult for us to live according to our values and build the kind of relationships we are longing for.  Find out more and book your place….  

Open Day Sunday 22nd September 19

We warmly invite you to come to our Open Day.  Try out Acupuncture, Art Therapy, Alexander Technique, Biological Counselling, or Rhythmical Massage.  Learn about Anthroposophic Medicine and Homeopathy, have a chiropractic screening or attend a Nonviolent Communication workshop and treat yourself to cake in our pop up cafe. 

Inspired Nutrition

Why do we eat? Can conscious eating really improve our well-being?

We would like to offer a space to explore how the gifts of food can support our lives. In each session we will share latest research on the health benefits of food, there will be a space for bringing & sharing questions.  We will end the session by cooking and sharing a meal together.

With Henk Kort, Nutritional Therapist and Dr. Ian Lake, GP

Saturday Mornings 21st Sept, 19th Oct, 2nd Nov, 30th Nov

10am – 12.30pm            £5 per session

St. Luke’s Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Rd, Stroud GL5 4EX

       Contact: Pia Poulsen piapoulsen@talktalk.net 07929989150 or

    Pauline Marksteiner pamarksteiner@googlemail.com 07981760018

Beauty and Patience

A Nonviolent Communication Workshop
Saturday 17th August 2019
9.30am to 5.00pm @ St. Luke’s Therapy Centre Stroud

The more we use words that in any way imply criticism, the more difficult it is for us to stay connected to the beauty within ourselves and others. NVC is a language of compassion which supports the expression of our inner beauty and makes it possible to see the beauty in others. It supports the capacity to live from a place of welcome for all that it means to be human. This day we will work together re-membering this language that was once natural to us.

To book a place contact me:
Tel: 07534 688752
£55—£75 for the day
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Seeing and Being Seen

*NEW group starting 1st May 2019*

Growing intensity is facing each of us personally and life at large. The need for connection, authenticity, clarity and presence within and without ourselves is being demanded in unprecedented ways. Revealing more of who we truly are and what it is we would like and need to bring into the world becomes more urgent.

Using the line of inquiry, through biographical exploration and artistic work (no previous experience needed) this programme of twelve weeks will explore this theme of expanding ‘seeing and being seen’. Sharing it with others, in a safe, held space of attentive listening and warm receptivity offers a deepening experience.

Start date: 1st May 2019

Time:    Wednesdays 2-5pm

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

Cost:     assessed according to individual means during interview

No. of participants: 8 max (plus 2 experienced facilitators)


Nicole Weinberger (Click to see bio)

Mob: 07493187131

Email: nweinbergere@gmail.com

c/o St Luke’s Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Rd, Stroud GL5 4EX

St Luke’s Open Day


Sunday February 10th 11 am – 4pm

Talks, Soup, Cake and Taster Sessions

Alexander Technique, Acupuncture, Biographical Counselling, Rhythmical Massage, Chiropractic, Eurythmy Therapy, Art Therapy, Non Violent Communication, Therapeutic Speech, Talks

Delicious soups and cakes in our pop-up café. Donations accepted and go towards the patient Therapy Fund which supports patients who are unable to afford care.


St Luke’s Open day – Sunday 14th October 2018- programme of events.

ST Luke’s Open Day Sunday 14th October 2018

All sessions are free of charge and  can be booked on the day

Waiting Room Talks

11.15 – 12.00 Foot care with Rhythmical Massage By Trish Rider and Liz Binns – WORKSHOP

12.30 – 1.00 Introduction to Eurythmy By Ursula Browning – TALK

Art Therapy

11.15 – 1.00 Crafts for Children – Nicole Weinberger

2.00 – 4.00 Art Therapy taster sessions and conversations With Nicole Weinberger

Singing Therapy

11.15 – 2.00 20min individual taster sessions With Pia Poulsen


11.15 – 4.00 20min sessions with Andrew for whatever comes up.


11.15 – 12.15 15min one to one consultations With Simon Andrews

1.00 – 2.00 15min one to one consultations With Simon Andrews


12.30 – 4.00 Short individual introductions With Pauline Marksteiner


1.00 – 4.00 Rhythmical Massage taster sessions With Trish Rider and/or Liz Binns


1.15 – 2.00 Group Eurythmy session With Ursula Browning

2.15 – 4.00 Individual taster sessions With Jane Abel


2.00 – 4.00 Short medical consultations With Claudia Kempfen


St Luke’s Talk series – Autumn 2018

Thursday 20th September 7.30pm
Andrew Evans –  Health & Wellbeing

How to have a correct view of health in an environment where health seems impossible.

Tuesday 23rd October 7.30pm 
Simon Andrews – Homeopathy, First Aid and Acute Prescribing

An excellent introduction for anyone wishing to become confident at prescribing homeopathic remedies for themselves and their loved ones. No previous experience necessary. Remedy kits available on the night.

Tuesday 20th November 7.30pm
Trish Rider & Liz Binns – How Rhythmical Massage Therapy supports our wellbeing

All talks will be held at St Luke’s Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4EX.

Donations  to our patient therapy fund –  a fund which helps to make the therapies offered at St Luke’s accessible to all

For further information please call 01453 763755 email info@stlukestherapycentre.co.uk