Healing Minds (The Lantern Initiative) @ Peterborough Orton Hall Hotel and Spa


April 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Orton Hall Hotel and Spa
The Village
Orton Longueville, Peterborough PE2 7DN

Healing Minds is a ladies only event focusing on mental health and wellbeing.

The event will take place in a 17th century manor house hotel set in a beautiful and tranquil location. We have carefully selected a green natural space to help calm and soothe the mind, lift the mood and help to reduce any anxiety.

This event is open to everyone regardless of faith – for women who may have suffered or are suffering from depression/other mental health issues or for those who wish to understand mental health better perhaps in order to help a loved one, and also for those who are just needing upliftment, to hear from and engage with trained counsellors, life coaches and wellbeing experts.

The talks delivered will focus on understanding depression and anxiety, some of the possible causes, natural therapies, and will also explore treatment options. We will discuss postnatal depression, some of the cultural barriers and associated stigmas that exist within the community.

There will be a panel Q&A session and a chance to network at the end. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak to our guest speakers on a one-to-one basis after the Q&A session if they wish to do so.

We hope all those attending will leave the event feeling uplifted and anyone suffering with mental health issues will realise that they are not alone and there is lots of help available.

Short bios on our guest speakers;

Wajeeha Amin

Wajeeha speaks and presents at events all over the UK, including at the recent Urban Muslim Woman Show in London. She is a Relationship coach and Wellbeing Expert. She takes a holistic approach to wellbeing that encourages self-belief and equips clients with the tools to continue unlocking their potential long after their sessions end. Much of Wajeeha’s coaching work is adapted to suit the needs of each client, incorporating personal and professional values in an engaging and effective way, utilising Psychotherapeutic counselling, Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to understand the connections between physical and mental wellbeing. Over the last 15 years Wajeeha has been a Finalist for Asian Women of Achievement for Work, and is an Ambassador for Women of The Future. She has worked in varied roles ranging from working within the NHS, social care and education settings, as well as in private practice.

Leyla Habebti

Leyla is the spokesperson for Inspirited Minds, a Mental Health charity – she is a humanitarian and a survivor. Her journey through life has been a daily battle where she has self-taught to conquer each day. She is honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with Inspirited Minds and help to not just highlight but bring out the stigma surrounding Mental Health and work together as a team to fight this battle of the mind. ‘It’s the broken ones with shattered hearts, whose souls are pierced with love… it’s the broken ones that I love’.

Julie Lock

Julie is a survivor of domestic violence herself, also a trained facilitator of various Domestic Violence recovery and assertiveness programmes. She is the co-author of Sakeena tranquility DV recovery workshops, and also now the founder of FirstStepDV, providers of DV recovery and Assertiveness workshops/programmes.

Shubina Akhtar

Shubina is a Holistic Wellbeing Consultant, and is deeply passionate about alternative healing. Shubina runs a project called Colours of Beauty in Peterborough, and has worked in collaboration with a number of organisations such as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough MIND, The Soul Happy Therapy Centre, The National Autistic Society and Peterborough Learning Centre. Amongst other holistic treatments, Shubina is qualified in 12 different Ayurvedic therapies and in infant massage instruction.

Come along and hear these amazing ladies speak with clarity about mental health issues.

Refreshments and stationery will be provided.

Please note that children will not be allowed to the event due to the sensitive nature of the topics being discussed. (Babies under 1 will be allowed at the discretion of the organisers)

Booking is essential as tickets will not be sold at the door.