The Wellness Centre

Working in Harmony

The Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre

Working in Harmony

Wellness Centre News and Events

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bigstock_Man_With_His_Arms_Wide_Open_554428MIndful Eating Workshop with Gillian Appleby – Saturday 24th October, 12.00pm – 1.30pm, The Forum, Northallerton

Gillian will be conducting a FREE  one hour ‘Am I Hungry?’ Mindful Eating Workshop on Saturday, 24th October from 12.00pm – 1.30pm at The Forum, Northallerton.  To book your free place please e mail: or contact Gillian directly on mob: 07935 219718.  For further details please visit .

Introduction to Mindfulness with Barbara McReddie and Gail Hickman

7th, 14th and 21st July 2015 – 10.00am to 11.30am or 6.00pm to 7.30pm

3 sessions of approx. 90 minutes each.  The course is a practical introduction, designed to be useful, informative and fun, and includes a workbook.  Places are limited to 6 attendees per session.  The course fee of £75 is payable at the first session.

The course will be facilitated by Dr Barbara McReddie, a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and BPS Chartered Psychologist, and by Gail Hickman, a registered nurse and highly experienced psychotherapist who uses mindfulness based practices with a wide range of clients.

For further information please contact either Barbara McReddie on mob: 07964 999792 or Gail Hickman on mob: 07951 555072.



Hypnotherapy – An Introduction to Assertiveness Course

3 sessions of approx. 90 minutes over three weeks: 18th & 25th June and 2nd July 2015, 5.00pm to 6.30pm

£75 per person (limited to 4 people per course)

This Introduction to Assertiveness course will introduce the following aspects:

  • What Is Assertiveness?
  • Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Introversion and Extroversion
  • Strategies for Saying No
  • Making requests
  • Gaining increased Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Managing Conflict
  • Handling difficult people and situations
  • Building rapport

These concepts will be supported and enhanced by three sessions of group hypnotherapy.  Course materials, workbook and hypnotherapy CDs for home use are also provided.

For more details, please contact John Taylor

Tel: 01756 761614

Mob: 07501 846922



The Wellness Centre Charity Open Day – Saturday, 14th March 2015, 9.30am – 3.00pm

bigstock-Portrait-of-young-woman-enjoyi-13113614Thank you to everyone who attended our Charity Open Day on Saturday, 14th March.  Proceeds raised from taster sessions has helped to support our local charity: ‘The Friarage Complementary Healthcare Unit for Cancer Care’.  Thank you also to our team of therapists who were on hand to answer any questions as well as offering the taster sessions.

Introduction to Dowsing Workshop – Saturday, 30th August 10am – 1pm

Informal tuition, practice and discussion.  Pendulums available if required (£25).  Booking is essential, as is a sense of adventure and fun!  Dowsing is a wonderful way of practising clarity, mindfulness, acceptance and connection.  Cost to attend the workshop: £25 per person.  Please contact Karen Portsmouth directly for further information or to book your place on tel:  07890 478 533.

Alexander Technique Taster Sessions in aid of Macmillan Nurses – Wednesday, 10th September 2014

Gail Barlow will be holding taster sessions throughout the day on Wednesday, 10th September.  Proceeds raised go towards Macmillan Cancer Support.  There is a minimum suggested donation of £12 per session.  For further details please click here or visit:

Please book your appointment by contacting Gail on tel: 01748 823323.

Wellness Centre Charity Day – Saturday, 15th March 2014, 9.30am – 3.00pm

bigstock-Portrait-of-young-woman-enjoyi-13113614Our recent Charity Day was a great success as we managed to raise a grand total of £250 for our local charity: ‘The Friarage MRI Scanner appeal’.  Thank you to everyone who attended on the day and to our team of therapists who gave up their day to offer taster sessions for donations to charity.  We hope that you will be able to make the next one… details to follow shortly.

Wellness Centre Charity Open Day – Saturday, 21st September 2013  


A big thank you to everyone who attended our Open Day on Saturday, 21st September. We successfully raised £285 for our local charity ‘The Friarage Complementary Healthcare Unit for Cancer Care’. We look forward to arranging another Open Day in March 2014 and will keep you updated nearer to the time. Thank you once again to our team of therapists who all worked hard offering taster sessions throughout the day and to the support shown from everyone who attended.

Congratulations also to Elsie who won the Wellness Centre Charity Prize Draw of £30 Gift Vouchers.  We hope you enjoy spending them!

Cheque presentation at The Wellness Centre – Wednesday, 10th October, 2012


Pictured (from left): Debbie Lowrie – Charitable Funds, Kathryn Almond – who runs The Friarage Complementary Therapy Service, Sranya Barkwill – Wellness Centre Manager and Giles Barkwill

A cheque presentation was held recently after completion of various fundraising events that helped to raise over £1,000 for the Friarage’s Mowbray Suite Complementary Therapy Service.


Fundraising included taster therapy sessions for donations at the Open Day and Stokesley Show, Giles completing The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and Kimberley Fordham completing The Great North Run. A big thank you to everyone involved in raising this fantastic amount.

Wellness Centre Open Day – Saturday, 29th September, 2012


A few of The Wellness Centre therapists on the Open Day, with special guest appearance from Star Radio’s Ziggy Star Duck

A big thank you to everyone who attended our Open Day and to our team of therapists who offered taster sessions for a donation to our local charity. All proceeds raised helped to contribute to a grand total of £1,020 to help support our local charity: ‘The Friarage Complementary Health Care Unit for Cancer Care’

Our next Open Day event will be held next year: Saturday, 16th March. Please check back with us for further details closer to this time.


Stokesley Show – Saturday, 22nd September, 2012

6dc18d23e1d4728435b8e535e59c6335The Wellness Centre organised a stand at Stokesley Show this year and took with them a team of therapists offering taster sessions in Bowen Technique, Life Alignment, Reflexology, Shiatsu massage and Tui Na Chinese medical massage.


It turned out to be a very busy day with great feedback from everyone who tried out their therapy of choice.

271807b1ed242d198be6f1ddc8be1f54At the end of the day we were rewarded with this view!