The Recovery Festival – Bristol.


I joined my first Committee meeting of the Bristol Recovery Festival yesterday. The event is a celebration of the achievements of people in recovery from alcohol and drugs. Due to it’s growth, this year it’s being held at the Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street, Bristol.

The event is created by the NHS, Bristol Drugs Project, Bristol City Council, ARA, and of course with valuable input from the service users. It will feature guest speakers, taster sessions, stalls, live music including the BDP choir, entertainment, art, food and drink, merchandise and local services.

I will be there giving ear acupuncture as part of Acudetox Plus UK who are an acupuncture school who offer training to service users and providers in this amazingly versatile and effective therapy. Ear acupuncture has proved very successful in reducing cravings whilst detoxing as well as addressing stress, pain and anxiety. It’s widely used in many detox and rehab environments…

I’m also co-ordinating the Wellbeing services to be offered on the day and we also have Teresa Nash of the Community Clinic coming in to offer Reiki and Indian Head Massage. She is well acquainted with the venue as the Clinic offers regular low cost sessions at the Church in massage and reflexology as well….

We’re also hoping to offer yoga and shiatsu but watch this space for confirmation on that!

Here’s a link to a short video made about the festival by the talented Pete Singleton of Brave Percy Media….





About shivanifox

I live in Bristol and am into holistic health - especially herbalism, yoga, shamanism. I love great music, Mexican food and hanging out with friends :-)
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