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.


Present Moment - Using Mindfulness in Therapy a Workshop for Professionals

Saturday, 6th July 2019 from 09:30am -4:30pm

Present moment is central to mindfulness-based practice. There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of mental health difficulties. This introductory experiential workshop is designed for therapists, coaches and anyone working therapeutically with individuals experiencing emotional distress. You will be guided through different mindfulness examples and encouraged to work through these, both individually and in small groups, in the same way you could with your clients. The presenter will supply you with handouts that are jargon free and accessible, so you can integrate mindfulness principles into your therapy practice.


Jo Augustus is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, with over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with mental health difficulties, in both the NHS and independent sector. She has delivered mindfulness-based interventions for over 10 years and has undertaken mindfulness teacher training with Bangor University. She is also full time lecturer at the University of Worcester and passionate about delivering accessible learning opportunities, promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge. She is the lead author of ‘An Introduction to Mental Health’ book published with Sage in 2019.

Learn about the evidence base for mindfulness

• Develop specific mindfulness skills play in the present moment of the client’s distress

• Learn how to use present moment interventions: from ridged to flexible responses

• Practice skills from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

• Plan ways to integrate mindfulness into your treatment plans now!


Early bird rate: £85 – ends 25th May. Standard rate: £90 – starts 26th May. Places are limited to 24. Please contact Jo to secure your place; emailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon tea, with a delicious locally sourced buffet. Lunch, all included in the fee

Full information can be found at


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The Truth About Sugar

A FREE talk from Wellness Expert - Sue Thomas on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at 7pm

Are you struggling with poor sleep, lack of energy or brain fog?

Is IBS and acid reflux, or constant joint pain compromising your quality of life?

Maybe you have some weight you cannot shift and hormone imbalances?

If you could fix these problems what would life be like for you?

If you want to take back control of how you feel, have more energy and more confidence, sleep better, and be more productive daily then join us for this FREE event at The Old Rectory Clinic on Wednesday June 12th at 7pm for an exciting talk ‘The Truth about Sugar’.

Sue Thomas is a wellness expert with 16 years’ experience in the industry. She will help you discover:

* How everything we eat affects how our body functions

*How sugar is highly addictive and what it does to the body

*What are the solutions to help regain control of your health. Spaces are limited to 20 participants. For more information and to book your place, please call us on 01454 228925.

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Nei Gong Workshop

Sunday 19th May 2019 - 10:00 – 3pm - workshop fee £40.00

Nei Gong course taught by Donna Pinker working through the level 1 syllabus from the Lotus Nei Gong school.Join Donna for a day of qi gong training in the beautiful setting of The Old Rectory Clinic at Iron Acton. If the sun appears we will do some training in the tranquil gardens. Please bring a packed lunch to enjoy on the lawn or in the lounge area if it’s cooler.The training day will involve learning a set of qi gong exercises, working with body structure, breathing techniques and opening the body. Alongside this there will be some work specifically aimed at helping students locate and gently activate the lower Dan Tian.Lotus Nei Gong Bristol is an official branch of Lotus Nei Gong. Donna is a senior student of Damo Mitchell.


What can I bring to the event? Please bring your own lunch, and a drink.

What shall I wear? Loose clothing and flat footwear.

I am a beginner, can I attend? Yes of course, you are very welcome.

How much is the workshop? The workshop is £40.00

For more information and to book your place please contact the instructor, Donna Pinker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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