News & Events

Catch up with the latest news and events at The Old Rectory Clinic. Our therapists and health professionals regularly hold a wide variety of interesting, informative, and useful events and workshops throughout the year. To learn more about what we do please see below.


Hygge Winter Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 26th February 2017 4pm-7pm

Hygge Winter Sunday Afternoon
Hygge is a Danish term (pronounced hoo-gah) that is difficult to define with a one-word translation. Hygge is a cosy sense of being. It's the warm glow that comes from food and friends; it is about contentment, conviviality, and kinship with others. We are creating a warm, calm, comfortable setting for you and your friends to enjoy a restful and relaxing afternoon at our clinic. The clinic will be warm and lit only by candlelight. There will be cake, hot chocolate, Indian golden milk and other delicious things to nibble on. We are holding the Hygge as a charity fundraiser for the Birth and Wellbeing Partnership which is a massage and counselling support service to women, partners and maternity staff to address issues around pregnancy, birth and new parenthood. We are selling tickets at £12 each which will include all food and refreshments and a wonderful 45 minute Relax and Restore Guided Meditation session. Feel good whilst doing good. Additionally we will also be providing mini massage sessions, hand and foot massage, reiki and kinesiology as an extra option for those who want it in exchange for a donation for the charity. All money is going to the Please bring warm socks and/or slippers, a cushion and a blanket to wrap yourselves up in. Places are limited to 24 people only. To book your place please click on the Paypal button below.

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Illusions, Inference and the Intellectual Brain Workshop

Sunday 5th March 2017 9.30am - 4.30pm

This full day workshop is being delivered by Dorothea Read and Lucie Read. It is being held at The Old Rectory Clinic, Iron Acton BS37 9UQ and the cost is £75

This CPD workshop explores Illusions, Inference and the Intellectual brain. The Neuroscience of Perception and how understanding some neuroscience helps us to help our clients. This is a tailored workshop for a maximum of 24 people in a comfortable and friendly environment running from 9:30am - 4:30pm. The workshop costs £75.00 and includes the following:

All accompanying training notes.

Certificate of Attendance - this event counts as 7 Hours of CPD.

A delicious locally sourced buffet lunch.

Refreshments mid-morning and afternoon.

Free parking.

The Neuroscience of Perception and how understanding some neuroscience helps us to help our clients.We will explore the questions of; How do we know what is real and what is a perception? Is the 'real' world something we can experience with our senses? Why does the intellectual brain 'switch off' in times of stress? This CPD is an informative and fun look at neuroscience, with the aim of increasing your understanding of the most complex thing in the universe, your brain. We will look at perception issues commonly faced by our clients and the science of changing our perceptions.

About the speakers

Dorothea Read is a full time Clinical Hypnotherapist, Supervisor and Graduate of The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School in Bristol. She is a very popular visiting lecturer regularly delivering talks and workshops throughout the country.

Lucie Read Graduated from Cardiff University with a Degree in Neuroscience and is now working towards her Masters Degree in Neuroimaging at the Cardiff University Brain Research and Imaging Centre. To book your place please click on the link below:

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Eating Disorder Interest Group for Professionals

Saturday 27th March 1pm - 4pm

Learning how to help people with the complex presentation of an eating disorder is always work in progress. For that reason, alongside the training days that Pete Appleton offers, he is continuing to provide regular Eating Disorder interest groups. This allows the opportunity to reflect on how learning can be incorporated into practice and to focus on particular topics in more detail. The next group will be on Sunday 27th March 1pm – 4pm at The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton.This will be a three hour group specifically aimed at working with body image distortion in eating disorders. Many people cite this as the concern that most undermines recovery. The group will be in the form of a discussion about the factors that appear to contribute to body image distortion and techniques that can be helpful.The group (up to 12 people) will be most useful for those who have attended Pete's training events but all are welcome.The cost will be £25 paid in advance (unrefundable).For more information or to book a place please contact Pete Appleton on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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