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WELL BEING and MEDITATION

Gill has been meditating daily since 1997. Initially this was for health reasons, now it is just part of her daily routine. Gill feels that it helps her to stay healthy, calm, focused and full of energy, and thus able to cope with all the different facets of her busy life. Since November 2008 Gill has been facilitating Meditation Classes in Brockley and since 2012 in Dulwich.

This page includes information on;

MEDITATION FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING CLASSES

Brockley:

Gill leads weekly classes at the Sunflower Centre, Brockley. The sessions last about 50mins, starting with some gentle stretches, a short sitting meditation based on mindfulness practice followed by a 15 – 20 minute guided visualisation. You can sit or lie down for the visualisation. Gill gently guides participants to use their breath to relax the body & mind, release tension and connect with the beauty of nature. This can promote a deep sense of well being which, Gill believes, can support the body’s natural healing processes.

Classes are on-going. Participants can pay for one class at a time or book in blocks of 5 consecutive classes.

Each class costs £12 

 5 classes in a row cost £50 payable in advance

The classes are held on Wednesday mornings at 10am

Please bring something to keep yourself warm & comfortable..

To check dates, book a place or for more information please contact Gill at gill@gillhickman.com

See also www.thesunflowercentre.co.uk

Dulwich:

Gill also runs ongoing classes on Wednesday evenings at the Goose Green Clinic in East Dulwich, right opposite Goose Green.

See the Brockley class above for a description of what to expect. The evening classes tend to fill up so it’s best to book well in advance.

Each class costs £12 

 5 classes in a row cost £50 payable in advance

Please bring something to keep yourself warm & comfortable.

To check dates, book a place or for more information please contact Gill at gill@gillhickman.com

Check out the Goose Green Clinic website at www.goosegreenclinic.net

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you again for guiding and sharing your knowledge, energy and celebration of such a soul enriching practice! I am finding it so beneficial & therapeutic in far reaching ways” Graeme

“Gill’s meditation classes are wonderful, They allow you to focus, to breathe and to relax. So important in this busy world. I highly recommend them” N.S. Brockley

MEDITATION FOR HEALTH - ONE TO ONE SESSIONS

One-to-one sessions can be very helpful for people facing specific health conditions who wish to use visualisation as part of their continuing health-care programme. In these sessions Gill will work with you to tailor-make a personally effective visualisation through a process of co-creation.

These sessions cost from £40 depending on location. Concessions are available

To discuss a possible session please contact Gill at gill@gillhickman.com

“CREATING HAPPY CELLS” – VISUALISATION CD AVAILABLE

After several participants in Gill’s visualisation classes continually asked if a CD was available, Gill with the help of her teenage son, produced a 24 minute CD which can be used at home. Several people are now using it regularly and say that they find it very beneficial. It can be used before sleeping or as a meditation tool in the morning. CDs cost £10 including P&P. To order a CD please send a £10 cheque payable to Gill Hickman T/A Ed & Art to 45 Sprules Road, London SE4 2NL Remember to include your address clearly marked.

HAPPY CELLS PAINTINGS
The first Happy Cell painting arrived apparently “out of the blue” in May 2006.

Inner Worlds

Inner Worlds was Gill’s first “Happy Cells” painting, made in 2006

It’s title was clearly “My Happy Cells” and it took Gill completely by surprise. (It since changed it’s name to “Inner Worlds”) Until then almost every piece she had created was on a square format. All the embossed series’s; Seasons, the White series and the Chinese Elements series, 2000 (except Earth) are square or rectangular. However, Gill had been “visualising” healthy cells in her daily meditations since 1998, as part of her positive approach to her serious diagnosis in 1989.

Solar Cell

Solar Cell

Other Happy Cells paintings followed, and at her solo show at St Georges Hospital London in  Sept 2006 , a doctor pointed out aspects of cells that Gill didn’t consciously know she was painting

“That’s the mitochondria” he said “but I’ve never seen a gold one before!”

Mitochondria are the power centres of cells, and now feature prominently in all Gill’s cell paintings.

Blue Cells in Conversation I

Blue Cells in Conversation I – The mitochondria “looks like a bread roll” a small child told Gill!!

Gill now consciously paints healthy cells in various colours and sizes. In April 2009 Gill exhibited her collection of large cell paintings in a solo show at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital London which was extremely well received.

The cell paintings above and others are all for sale from the Skylark Galleries website. All prices are negotiable, so contact Gill if interested.