Julia MacDonald
Teacher, Coach, Celebrant

Workshops

Do e-mail me julia@juliamacdonald.co.uk or ring me on 07964 721 843 if you have questions about any of these workshops. I look forward to hearing from you!

Liminal: CORE SONGS

23 October @ The Driffold TR3 6PA

The first time I heard about Threshold Choirs - groups of women getting together to sing very simple songs, with the intention of singing at the bedside of those at the threshold of life and death - I was inspired, and knew I wanted to sing with a group of women like this.

We’ve decided to call our group: Liminal We are a Threshold Choir based around Truro, Cornwall, meeting once every two weeks with a CORE SONGS meeting once a month for newcomers (and regulars too if they wish!)

We begin by lighting a candle and taking a few moments of silence and reflection. Then we warm up our voices, and learn some songs. Finally, one of us will have the beautiful experience of being wrapped in blankets, and being sung to.

We sing for people at the end of life, and at other thresholds, in twos and threes. If you or someone you love would welcome a visit from our singers, then contact julia@juliamacdonald.co.uk or 07964 721843

If you’re interested in singing with us, do come along. Please let me know if you’re planning to come so I can prepare for numbers.

There’s no charge, but and ability to hold a line of music, and a willingness to sing, or learn to sing, with love and compassions is essential.

Liminal: Open Evening

30 October @ Roselidden, Helston TR13 0PT

LIMINA****L warmly invite you to join us at Roselidden Farm, Trevenen Bal,  Helston,  Cornwall TR13 0PT 

You are welcome to come along: to listen to us, or if you choose, to be wrapped in blankets and receive our singing. 

Those we have sung to in this way already describe it as a very moving and exquisite experience. 

Threshold Choir is a network of a cappella choirs whose mission is to sing for and with those on the threshold of life. Our goal is to bring a calm and focused presence and sing with gentle compassionate voices, to bring soothing and reassurance to clients, family and care-givers alike. 

There is no charge, but there will be the opportunity to make a donation if you wish. 

For further information, contact julia@juliamacdonald.co.uk  07964 721843

Breathing Space

3 December 18:15 @ Truro Methodist Church

Be still, be safe, be strengthened by an hour of reflection in song and silence.

For those of faith and of no faith Breathing Space is a place where people familiar with church and those who simply want some time to be, can come together in a space of welcome, reflection and peace which takes place within the Christian faith.

Expect music, song, silence, poetry around the theme of Peace…

All welcome. No charge.

Reclaim Health

5 - 7 December @ The Driffold, TR3 6PA

Reclaim Your Life!

Are you fed up with feeling unwell? Have you found that people say they can’t do anything for you?

If you’re ready to make some significant changes in your life, then this 3 day course, designed by the Reclaim Team, of which Julia is a founder member, could be your way forward.

Symptoms – Many, many people suffer from troublesome and distressing symptoms for which scans and blood tests cannot provide an explanation. In fact only half of all symptoms are caused by pathology such as cancer, allergies and infections. Those which cannot be explained in this way are called “functional symptoms”. Such symptoms are found in illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. Functional symptoms such as pain are certainly not imaginary – they are very real and may be totally disabling, but are difficult to treat. Carers of people with functional symptoms often struggle to understand their illness. We hope that the information on our website will help.

The science – Functional illnesses are caused by a disturbance in the body (maybe following a viral infection or other illness) which becomes stuck in an inappropriate state. Research supports the use of methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and breathing retraining to show people how to alter their body state and bring the body and mind back into a healthy balance.

The intervention – The 3 x half day course integrates techniques including mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural coaching, NLP and breath work.

You might benefit from attending our programme, which is designed to enable you to:

Understand how you can control your mind and body to function more effectively

 Learn tools and techniques to reset mind and body balance

Implement strategies to help you reclaim your health and wellbeing. 

The programme is not suitable for everyone; we offer a free assessment with a therapist to find out whether it will fit with your current needs.

What is the cost?

£500

What is included?

3 x half day group tuition in-depth booklet up to one hours pre-coaching up to 2 hours post-coaching

julia@juliamacdonald.co.uk for an application form

For further information about any of the workshops mentioned here, contact me either by phone or e-mail.