Friends for Wellbeing: Voice for Wellbeing

Christina Shewell, experienced voice teacher and voice therapist, will talk about the nature of a comfortable, healthy spoken voice, how to look after it and its relevance to health and a sense of well-being. Voice is the taken-for-granted background music to all we say; it can have a strong effect on listeners and indeed on our own sense of self.

Christina will take the group through some simple exercises for body, breath, and voice. These will be relaxing and fun; no-one will be required to perform individually, and all exercises will be adjusted for people whatever their level of physical mobility.

Directions to the Clifton Library:

This event is free but PCIM is grateful for any donations to cover room hire and refreshments.

This is part of a lecture series due to take place on the first Saturday of the month, where you can meet other members of the PCIM team.

Friends for Wellbeing: Mindfulness for Wellbeing

Save the date! Our next event will take place on 2nd September 2017 at 2pm until 3:30pm at the Clifton Library in Bristol.

Our Mindfulness Lead Dr Julia Wallond will speak to the Friends about how Mindfulness-based approaches can support your health and wellbeing.

Julia will give an overview of the Mindfulness courses offered by the Portland Centre and you will have the opportunity to explore and practice Mindfulness directly in some guided meditations and exercises. There will be time for questions at the end and a list of recommended resources you can try at home. She will also be available to speak to after the session.

Julia writes: “Cultivating mindful awareness involves attending to your moment-by moment experience with curiosity and kindness. Over time it can help you discover wells of peace and happiness within yourself, and help you understand and release from internal patterns of stress and painful thinking. It can be a helpful support to living with health conditions by increasing your self-awareness and encouraging wise and compassionate self-care.”

Who might benefit from this afternoon?

Anyone with an interest in Mindfulness based approaches for health and wellbeing.

If you have long term health condition and would like to hear how Mindfulness practice could help reduce stress and anxiety, improve wellbeing and symptom control.

If you have cancer and would like to hear about how Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer (MBCTCa) can help with the stress and anxiety of living with a cancer diagnosis.

If you have a history of recurrent depression you will hear about how Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy can reduce the risk of further relapse.

Dr Julia Wallond is a GP and trained teacher in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She is a supervisor for other Mindfulness Teachers through the Mindfulness Network CIC and a tutor on the Mindfulness Based Approaches postgraduate certificate and diploma programme at Exeter University. Over the last 6 years, she has taught over 20 courses to students, patients, and healthcare professionals.

Directions to the Clifton Library:

This event is free but PCIM is grateful for any donations to cover room hire and refreshments.

This is part of a lecture series due to take place on the first Saturday of the month, where you can meet other members of the PCIM team.

Friends for Wellbeing: Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine at the Botanic Gardens, Bristol

Join the Friends of the Portland Centre for a tour of the University of Bristol’s Botanic Gardens alongside an experienced botanist and Homeopathic Doctor, Elizabeth Thompson.

Book your place on Eventbrite now!

University of Bristol Botanic Gardens, the hot border in summer

The beautiful garden is filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays against the backdrop of a striking Victorian house. As well as demonstrating a wide range of Herbal and Homeopathic remedies, the garden has been designed to tell stories about plant evolution and is home to four core plant collections.

Come to explore this bountiful green space with us on 5th August 2017 from 14:00 for just £5.

Add this tour of the Botanic Gardens event to your Facebook calendar.

Support our Self-Care for Wellbeing crowdfunding campaign!

We’re excited to announce details of a new crowdfunding campaign that aims to raise funds to provide Self-Care for Wellbeing Courses in Southmead, Bristol. This crowdfunding campaign is part of the #BetterBristol project.

Incentives include:

  • I’m for Integrative Medicine merchandise
  • A walking history tour of Bristol with Dr Elizabeth Thompson
  • Dinner with an experienced holistic practitioner
  • Exclusive discounts to all of our services
  • & loads more!

The crowdfunding campaign has now launched – pledge here!

These free-of-charge courses will combine three holistic healthcare approaches: Creative Writing for Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Yoga, and have been designed to enable all participants to take more responsibility for their health and wellbeing.


Holistic Medicine is at the heart of our crowdfunding project, which has been launched in conjuncture with the Better Bristol campaign. At PCIM, we’re committed to making Bristol a sustainable healthcare city by providing accessible health and wellbeing services that use a holistic healthcare approach.

Did you know that over 50% of households in the UK do not dispose of used and expired medication properly? This can have devastating effects on the environment and our drinking water.

Find out more about why sustainable healthcare is important, and how Self-Care for Wellbeing Courses will help here.

The #BetterBristol match-fund campaign aims to support and promote the activities of organisations in the city with a passion for positive change. It is delivered by Bristol Green Capital Partnership community interest company who are investing £45,000 in local ideas and projects that will contribute to making Bristol a sustainable city with a high quality of life for all. The Better Bristol match-fund campaign will help to make these ideas and projects a reality by offering coaching and support to crowdfunders, and awarding grants of between £3,000 and £4,000 to eligible projects who have first gained support ‘from the crowd’ by crowdfunding the first 50% of their overall target.

View all projects here from 1 June 2017 and learn more about Bristol Green Capital Partnership here.