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 In the Alpine mountains

From 4th to 10th September 2020


Raki & Jo

Jo Hamilton & Rachel Lyons

This retreat invites you to be slow. Gifting yourself time to pause, swim, sit and listen to life.

Each day will begin with a gentle practice before breakfast. The day will be relaxed and easy. Choosing perhaps to walk the beautiful landscape, swim in the lake or rest in a hammock.





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8 Weeks Beginners MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation Course

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Course with Jo Hamilton

And….you don’t have to tie your legs in knots like Rover!…THERE’S CHAIRS!

Exeter Natural Health Centre, Queen Walk, 83-84 Queen St, Exeter

Tuesdays from 28th January to 24th March


 14th January 12.00 -14.00

Exeter Natural Health Centre, Queen Walk, 83-84 Queen St, Exeter

If you are curious about joining the 8 week MBSR Course, you are invited to come to a taster session to really understand what the MBSR course offers you.

This course follows the Gold Standard MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Curriculum. The most highly effective, robustly researched and endorsed programme in the world developed by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn and Mark Williams of Oxford University.

The majority of people who complete the MBSR Course report:

Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

Improved Sleep

Increased ability to relax

Reductions in pain

Improved resilience and ability to cope with short and long term stressful situations

Feeling a deeper sense of peace.

In each session we will be developing different aspects of mindfulness practice  

exploring new skills to add to your toolkit, in a gentle approach,

 enabling you to better meet life’s challenges.


Between sessions you will be given simple mindfulness for life tools to develop a steady comfortable practice at home.

What do you need to bring? Just you!

Oh… and a commitment to yourself is really key. Meditation practice is a bit like cleaning your teeth. It’s a habit that we make time for every day. When we decide to give ourselves the gift of this daily meditation practice, we begin from day one to transform our relationship with our life.

You will be provided with a Course Workbook and downloadable Guided Meditations for home practice.

You’ll also be invited to attend a one-day retreat as part of this programme.

Feedback from the previous course:

“Jo’s 8 week mindfulness course was a real awakening for me.  I loved every minute of our two hour weekly sessions despite my initial doubt that mindfulness and meditation would benefit me as much as it has. Our ‘homework’ was to do to a daily practice which was challenging at first, but when I wholly committed I was blown away to how it made me feel.  I always felt calmer after whichever practice I chose to follow, and more positive about myself and life in general . Although finding the time to do the daily mindfulness was sometimes difficult , without doubt it was 100% worth the effort and really important to keep it up regularly.

‘Jo’s gentle empathy and creative guidance kept me on track and I am still practicing most days and feel lighter and definitely happier in my life.’    

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is curious to try out mindfulness.”

“Thankyou for the opportunity to reconnect with the practice of mindfulness. Each time I reconnect, my ability to be present in the moment becomes a little stronger. I love that you always put your heart and soul into everything you do, it conveys such love and respect for those who you work with.”

Booking essential : Course Cost £165

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Nkem Ndefo Workshop The Resilience Toolkit

Resilience for Transformation:

An Introduction to The Resilience Toolkit with Nkem Ndefo

20th November 6.00 – 9.00 pm

At Exeter Community Centre

17, St Davids Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG


I am so happy for Nkem to be joining me for an evening to share her amazing evidence based Resilience Toolkit.

I have been fortunate to benefit from Nkem’s guidance and sharing. And I feel for any of us on our own healing journey or those of us supporting others to reduce stress or address trauma. The Toolkit is a life changing resource.

This interactive 3-hour workshop introduces you to The Resilience Toolkit, a culturally responsive framework for reducing stress, addressing trauma, and building resilience in individuals and groups. Discover how The Toolkit empowers people from diverse backgrounds living with social injustice and oppressions, with a framework to identify their own stress activation, trauma responses, and relaxation patterns. Learn how The Toolkit encourages appropriate regulation skills in a way that honours cultural and historical experiences and fosters choice and self-agency. The workshop will offer experiential use of a selection of skills from the Toolkits carefully curated, evidence based suite of practices.

The Toolkit’s creator, Nkem Ndefo, will share this innovative framework and provide opportunities for practice and discussion. We’ll discover how The Toolkit is different from other modalities of addressing stress and trauma. Nkem will reveal how The Resilience Toolkit has been successfully implemented in a variety of clinical, community, and professional settings. And together we’ll discuss how The Toolkit can be woven into existing personal and professional practices.


To find out more about Nkem and her work please take a look at her website.


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TRE Workshop

Shake it off Naturally!

TRE Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises


With Jo Hamilton


Saturday 9th November 2019

14.00 – 17.00 pm

The Lotus Loft Yoga Studio

Top Floor, Southernhay East, (corner of Barnfield Rd), Exeter, EX1 1QP

Come and learn how to release deeply held tension, safely comfortably and with ease.

  • Healing Trauma
  • Both Physical and Emotional (without having to talk about it!)
  • Releasing Stress
  • Reclaiming Health

Learn how to reactivate your instinctive tremor mechanism and feel the release!…not just for a day but every day.

Jo will be introducing you to TRE through simple easy to do exercises that re-activate our instinctive tremor mechanism. This is natural, accurate and deeply restorative. When we activate the tremors in this relaxed calm way, it  makes our journey to balance and emotional release enjoyable and relaxing. It is typically described a pleasurable relaxing, some say meditative experience as we trust in our bodies deeper visceral intelligence to restore us…and it will.

We will complete the afternoon melting  into a nourishing guided relaxation in the form of Yoga Nidra.

£35.00 booking essential

Contact Jo Hamilton on 07714253992 email:

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