Registered Kambo Practitioner.

kambofrogAfter a thoroughly intense training course with master Kambo practitioner Karen Uma Kanya Darke in the stunning Portuguese countryside, I’m delighted to report that I passed and am now registered with the International Association of Kambo Practitioners – The training covered many important aspects of giving Kambo  – contra-indications, record keeping, maintaining safe boundaries, holding ceremony traditional applications, chakra Kambo, auricular Kambo and meridian Kambo and treatment protocols as well as the IAKP code of practise.

This is an amazing medicine which has a powerful detox effect as well as giving incredible energy and immune system boosts. Kambo is one of the strongest natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and analgesic substances found on the planet. Due to the peptides it contains it’s  very effective at treating pain as well as treating depression, malaria, fertility problems, candida albicans and allergies. It’s properties are also being heavily researched for the treatment of cancer, HIV/AIDs, Parkinsons Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue and Alzheimers disease. However, it is a toxin and it is important to be treated by a trained practitioner.

“Accidents can happen with untrained givers and there is now an upsurge in those who having taken Kambo themselves or watched someone else do it and now believe that it is an easy step to start giving it to others and call themselves Kambo Practitioners. This is incorrect and dangerous and if this irresponsible behaviour led to a fatality could compromise the integrity and legal position of this medicine. The application of Kambo requires skill, knowledge, experience, integrity, responsibility, mindfulness and a deep understanding of this powerful medicine. A trained practitioner will know where, how much and how to treat you, if at all and they will have been trained in techniques that enable them to assess this. If there is a problem, they will know how to deal with this but they are also trained to minimize the possibility of problems and never go beyond the limits of their ability.”


Sticks of Kambo

If you wish to try Kambo, please ask the practitioner about their training, where it was given, how long they’ve been practising and using the medicine themselves. Please ensure your safety. The training course also involved several Kambo treatments for the trainees, including the 3 on 3 initiation which involves taking Kambo 3 times in 3 hours. This was an intense process but vital to understand and experience if this treatment is requested by a client. The 3 on 3 left me feeling totally amazing afterwards with glowing skin, a face-lift effect around my eyes and forehead, and with tons of energy. This treatment is used in some tribes as an initiation for boys into manhood, so I guess that makes me a real man now! Since returning to the UK, I have jointly held kambo circles in West Wales with fellow practitioner Rakendra – I will be holding circles in Bristol and South West England and can also be booked for private treatments. Please contact me for more information. Viva Kambo!

Kambo Warrior!

Kambo Warrior!


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Sunrise Festival 29th May – 1st June 2014


Just landing after a super sparkly sunny funny time at the Sunrise festival in Chepstow. What an awesome gathering of chilled out, open hearted, beat loving funksters. I had an amazing time, despite the rain showers on Thursday night that had me wishing I was at home in my nice warm toasty bed. But no, Joe Driscoll and Seckou Kouyate were playing at Chai Wallah’s and I wasn’t going to miss that for all the rain in Wales. They played an awesome set – so happy I finally got to hear them and to see Seckou’s unbelievably fast finger work. I see why they call him the Jimi Hendrix of kora. P1000224


Mouse Outfit, a nine piece band with MC Dr Syntax rocked the tent on Saturday night with  an exciting and eclectic blend of hip-hop, jazz and funk – tight in delivery and  devilishly good. Then it was over to the Cat’s Cradle stage for Eat Static for some old skool trance and then back to Chai Wallah’s to catch Bristol based band the Allergies.

Sunday’s smorgasbord of sonic delights included Bristol Afrobeat Project who play afrobeat flavoured with a heavy dose of soul and jazz. I interviewed Ben and Marie from the band afterwards and this will be played on Phil Vickery’s “In-tune” show on BCFm 93.2. A staple of the festival circuit, Sheelanagig got everyone dancing with their blend of Balkan beats. Top band of Cat’s Cradle on Sunday was Smiley and the Underclass, dub punk rockers from London – loved their energy and the sassy performance of their female vocalist. Born to perform!

Asbo Disco revved up the party vibes with a massive mash-up of house, jungle, hip-hop, funk and everything else in between. A brilliant roller coaster ride through sound and the perfect set to close the festival. P1000244

Also saw some amazing circus acts – Merlin as Wonder Woman – doing her costume change not in a mere phone box dear readers, but whilst twirling several hoola hoops around various limbs. I can’t even manage one so my respect is mighty.

Loved the new site too, although it did take time to grow on me. Just off the Chepstow racecourse, it was a more interesting site to discover with a hidden faerie grotto, craft workshops, talks and to see the Severn Bridge lit up at night as it stretched back to Babylon. sunnyfunnymates

I have to give a massive thank you to the Back Angels who visit festivals with their luxurious inversion tables. Designed to hold you comfortably whilst you hang up side down, they take all the pressure off your spine and joints and help re-align the vertebrae. Just the job after all that dancing, carrying back packs and sleeping in a tent. Hanging like a bat is blissful – so good to feel those deep stretches and the relief is immense. I’m sure that my sessions there helped me last as long as I did and would totally recommend trying them at a festie if you see their stall. They have their events listed on their website – BackAngels

Huge thanks also go to Jos and her team in the GAMA field who help the disabled festie goers. The job you guys do is amazing and makes it possible for so many people who would otherwise be excluded attend these events.

So thanks to Sun Bird and all the crew involved in making this event safe, sparkly and successful. See you for more fun in a field sometime…. :-)


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The Bars – energy healing from Access Consciousness – now in Bristol.

As featured in issue 118 of Kindred Spirit magazine.

The Bars is an energy healing process which works on 32 points on the head helping to rapidly move energy on multiple layers, realities and dimensions. The Bars can also shift points of view and judgements that are no longer working for us and creating limitation in our lives.

Having the Bars run helped me a lot with chronic back pain and detoxing from medication. It’s also proved successful in treating stress, migraines, insomnia, anxiety eating disorders and menopausal symptoms.

The Bars is one of the healing processes from Access Consciousness who’ve been established in the U.S for over 20 years. I trained in the Bars, MTVSS & Cellular Memory techniques last year when in the States. If you’re interested in finding out more or scheduling an appointment, please contact me on 07817 557570 or email!!


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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,300 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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So after slowing down production in the Kosmic Kitchen over the summer season, I’m pleased to say that Kombucha is most definitely back on the menu again. I had to stop brewing and drinking kombucha as I was away so much this summer. A decision I don’t think my stomach was too happy about. I had a flare up of my gastro-intestinal problems which is the result of taking prescription medication long term. The acid indigestion, bloating, cramps and constipation returned for the first time since I started drinking this miracle brew. Happily these have now subsided on resumption of kombucha consumption. I’ve also been experimenting with some fabulous new flavours and am pleased to launch these goodies onto the market. I’ll be at the Canteen, Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY on Tuesdays from 4pm – 7pm if you’d like to come by and some.

  • White tea & rose
  • White tea & elderflower
  • White tea, hibiscus & rosehip
  • Green tea & orange
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Kosmic Kitchen Kombucha – “The Elixir of Life”

kombucha2Looking forward to hanging out in the Canteen, Stokes Croft again tomorrow. There’s always such an interesting bunch of people coming through the doors and some fabulous projects to learn about. I love Bristol for it’s creative and left-field kinda vibe.

I’ll be there from about 4.30 – 6.45pm with some of my Kosmic Kitchen Kombucha if you’d like to come and buy some from me, it’s only £5 per bottle. Kombucha is an amazing pro-biotic health drink that alkalises the body. I’ve been drinking it for about two years and it’s really helped my digestion problems as well as made my nails much stronger and my hair grow quicker. Plus I no longer need so many different vitamin and mineral supplements, so it’s saving my £’s as well as my health.

Good digestion is vital for optimum health, it enables our bodies to absorb more nutrients from food and helps keep the gut bacteria balanced. Here are some of the other health benefits that have been attributed to drinking kombucha regularly:

Kombucha is a health drink that’s been brewed for centuries. It can help alkalise and detox the body and contains many probiotics and vitamins such as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 and C, folic acid, amino acids, glycuronic acid, L-lactic acid, carbonic acid, caprylic acid, citric acid.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kombucha tea was referred to as the elixir of life as it balances the Middle Qi (spleen & stomach). By aiding the stomach to better digest food and by assisting the spleen to deliver more nutrition, the body heals itself. Kombucha helps break stagnation, reduces damp and phlegm and expels toxins from the body.

These are some of the other health benefits that have been attributed to drinking kombucha tea:

*Alkalize the body – balances internal pH (an alkaline body can help prevent cancer)
*Detoxify the liver – happy liver = happy mood
*Increase metabolism – rev your internal engine
*Improve digestion – keep your system moving
*Rebuild connective tissue – helps with arthritis, gout, asthma, rheumatism
*Alleviate constipation
*Boost energy – helps with chronic fatigue
*Reduce blood pressure
*Relieve headaches & migraines
*Reduce kidney stones
*High in antioxidants – destroy free-radicals that cause cancer
*Improve eyesight
*Heal ezcema – can be applied topically to soften the skin
*Speed healing of ulcers – kills h.pylori on contact
*Help clear up candida & yeast infections
*Aid healthy cell regeneration
*Lower glucose levels – prevents spiking from eating


Please call Shivani on 07817 557570 to arrange purchase or email

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How to talk to men – FREE talk at the Beatroot Cafe, Lwr Park Row, Bristol – 19th June 2013

HTTTM“How to talk to men” FREE talk at 7pm on Weds 19th June at the Beatroot Cafe 20-21 Lower Park Row, BS1 5BN with Vincent Clohessy….

On the topic of relationships & communications. I’m so excited to be hosting this talk with Vincent. I’ve been talking to guys most of my life but and have had some wonderful male friends over the years. But in intimate relationships, sex changes everything and with my comedy love life, I need all the help I can get.

I’d like to learn how to communicate more positively with men, how to help them to understand me and to get out of the habit of treating them like they’re just hairy women. A mistake I think many of us Venusians make. Keep the sharing for your girlfriends.  Men don’t want to hear it. Another bad habit I confess to is thinking that my significant other can read my mind and know what’s wrong or what I want. What d’ya mean Martians I have to spell it out clearly for you to understand? Can’t you use the Vulcan mind meld or something?

I love men – they’re great! I love their strength, their un-complicatedness, their energy. I love being in their company and I’d love to have more of them in my life. And to maintain this I want to to communicate with them more effectively whether that be as friends, lovers, partners, work colleagues or space men :-)

Here’s Vincent’s description of the talk….

Communication builds bridges of understanding between men and women. We all know how it feels when we reach deep connections with members of the opposite sex.

Harmonious relationships yield peace, prosperity and passion for women that take the time to learn the language of love.Too often communication breaks down, leaving both men and women frustrated and angry.

We have all been hurt by the words and actions of the other sex. When harsh words separate us from the very people we need, marriages break down, careers stall, and families lose vitality.

This is a free event to introduce new tools that can breathe new life into your connections with men. Hosted by life coach Vincent Clohessy and trainer Lola Amekor

How to Talk to Your Sons
How to Talk to Your Partner
How to Talk to Men in Business
How to Talk to a New Man

Get an impression on how it could help you!
To register you place call/SMS Vincent Clohessy Tel 07960 – 671 – 904 or email to

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