Workshops & Groups

Spiral hosts workshops and courses on a wide variety of issues. Any current workshops are listed below, along with workshops and courses at other venues, facilitated by Spiral therapists or others whom we know and value.

Spiral has a great flexible workshop floor which is available for hire. This includes a light, ground floor room for up to 20 participants with chairs and cushions, a full kitchen, a breakout area and a beautiful south facing walled garden. Please contact us for availability and rates.

For events for therapists, see training
and cpd for therapists



Movement & Self-Care Classes

  •  Need to move your body – feel looser and more connected?
  • Had enough of the pain in that muscle or joint?
  • Is your old injury just not clearing?
  • Want to learn simple self-care tips ‘n tricks for pain & stress?
  • Want a small group where you get the attention you need?

A new and unique class, using shiatsu based warm ups, yoga, Ki Gung, Pilates and dance, acupressure first aid points, breath work, moving meditations and some simple anatomy and Chinese 5-element theory to make sense of it all. This class aims to get your body moving, in a relaxed and fun way, leaving you with a bag of tools you can use at home for the relief of pain and emotional strain.

Following a few drop in classes, we will create a 6-week course that will go deeper, exploring how parts of the body relate to the healthy function of your physical body, and of calming your mind.

Venue: Spiral Centre
Fee: £20 or £15 concession

Drop in dates 2018: 19 Jan 3.30-5pm; 2 Feb 5.30-7pm;
23 Feb 3.30-5; 23 March 6-7.30pm

Course Dates 2018: Fridays 6 – 7.30pm (times tbc)
April 20 & 27, May 4 & 25, June 1 & 15

To book please contact: Tracy Krikler on 07974 437 449 or
Places are limited so book early to secure yours. (If you can’t make these times do let
me know so that we can find a suitable time)

Suitable for anyone who wants to gain confidence to move, strengthen and breathe
to improve your health and wellbeing

Tracy Krikler MRSS (t) has over 15 years experience of using Shiatsu bodywork in
treating people with physical injuries, structural misalignment, trauma and emotional
unease such as anxiety and depression. She teaches Shiatsu Shin Tai at the British
School of Shiatsu-Do, gives treatments at the Spiral Centre and has used various
forms of movement to inform her understanding of the body. For more info go to

CBT Workshops on Anxiety & Depression
and Anger Management & Assertiveness

Simms Psychological Service is running a series of 2-day CBT self-help workshops at the Spiral Therapy Centre. These workshops aim to teach you practical skills to manage symptoms relating to anxiety, depression, insomnia and anger management.

We are offering the following workshops:

The Insomnia Workshop aims to explore and challenge difficulties that people have with irregular sleep schedule, broken sleep, early morning waking, delay in getting to sleep and any issues with tiredness experienced during the day.

The Anxiety and Depression Workshop aims to explore unhelpful patterns between thoughts feelings and behaviours, and aims to challenge difficulties with low mood, anxiety and stress. It aims to challenge issues with worry and any difficulties with negative and repetitive thinking. It will also focus upon low motivation and any tendency to avoid wanted goals.

Day 1. Saturday 17th February 2018 10am – 3pm

Day 2. Saturday 17th March 2018 10am – 2pm

The Anger Management & Assertiveness Workshop aims to explore any difficulties with passivity, passive aggression and aggression. This workshop will focus upon challenging unwanted emotional responses to everyday situations, and will focus upon assertiveness skills.
The first workshop session will cover the main principles of CBT, and the teaching of evidence based skills and techniques to practically manage undesirable symptoms, emotions, behaviours and thinking styles. Attendees are then encouraged to practise skills learned for a month, before they are invited back for a follow-up session.

The second workshop session occurs a month after the first session, and will focus upon and explore any improvements in mood, behaviour and thinking style. It will also problem-solve around any on-going difficulties and any challenges people may have had when using the skills offered in session one.

The cost of the workshop is £140 for both sessions. (Early bird bookings will receive a discount). For more information or to secure your booking please make contact with Lowina Simms on 07957 180 475 or email:

website details


Exploring Menopause – A Women Only Event

11am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th of March

At Spiral
This weekend workshop is for any women interested in this topic, rather than a training event for professionals. It is facilitated by Cabby Laffy and Eileen Bellot, who have run several programmes called ‘Reclaim the Menopause’ for women in Hackney since 2015.

Exacerbated by a lack of knowledge and negative social attitudes, many women find the Menopause a confusing and uncomfortable phase in their lives. This weekend aims to give women a voice and empower then to understand their choices for managing a healthy transition through the menopause.

The workshop covers

  • The physiological process of the Menopause phase
  • The impact of stress on physical and emotional well being
  • Managing symptoms like anxieties, hot flushes and sleep difficulties

Through experiential exercises and group discussion there is an opportunity to explore

  • Beliefs, experiences and myths about Menopause
  • Your relationship with your own cycle of life
  • Your thoughts and feelings about sexuality
  • “The Change” – Your goals, dreams and hopes

For more information please click here  or head to our website.

The workshop is priced at £150 waged. Concessions are available for low/unwaged – To enquire about concessions please call Cabby on 07981 665917



Medicine Woman Medicine Ways
Holistic Healing and Well being

Medicine Woman Medicine Ways (formerly Celebrating Woman) was co-founded by Lorraine Grayston and Dawn Russell in 1998 and offers spaces for women (and sometimes women and men) to come together and work directly with the wisdom of the Earth and the magic of the circle.

The aim of Medicine Woman Medicine Ways is to offer life enhancing and transformative work that brings us into good relation with all things. Once we understand that we create powerfully, but mostly unconsciously, that our vision of who we are and where we want to go affects every aspect of our lives, we can begin the journey of self-realization. That is to touch the deep spirit within and around us and to live and manifest fully, with a deep sense of peace and connectedness – a sense of belonging – being part of.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure” …. Marianne Williamson

We work with Earth based Spirituality which is is a path of knowledge (knowledge that is acquired by conscious life experience) and not a belief system.

The cycles and rhythms of the seasons and lives of all the beings (including ourselves), are reflections of the Mystery and to immerse ourselves, with awareness, in these cycles and rhythms can give us a glimpse into the heart of the divine, the heart of ourselves. We also offer individual session (see below for details)

Some of the Practitioner and Personal Development Training we offer:

*THE MATRIDONAL JOURNEY – Cycles of Becoming
Working with the Archetypal Journey of birth

A Journey to Remember

Deepening Our Connection To
Earth Based Spirituality


For more details and current dates please visit our website