Harmony in living course

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Harmony in Living course: 4 workshops on

12 and 26 February, 12 and 26 March, 19.00-21.00

Venue: RE:CENTRE, Thames WharfRainville Rd, London W6 9HA

£30 per workshop

Book your place for these events through Re:centre: https://recentre.co.uk/events

Harmony in living course will guide you through an exploration of ancient traditions, deepening your appreciation of being alive. Slow down. Pay attention. Live each moment fully. Becoming conscious of your type, lifestyle patterns and ‘ways of being’ can bring better health and happiness. These exploratory workshops will energise you with ideas, providing a greater understanding of what creates health and balance.

Discover your own practice of harmony in living.

The course consists of 4 x 120 minutes exploratory workshops led by Dr Eleni, a medical Consultant and Ayurveda practitioner. The workshops combine the power of wisdom traditions, current medical practice and Ayurveda with other scientifically proven practices, such as meditation, to help you lay the foundations of good health. Guided meditation, knowledge exchange, sharing of personal experiences, food and drink recipes, music and art brought to you by Dr Eleni.

About Dr Eleni 

Dr Eleni Tsiompanou is an experienced Medical Consultant who has worked in the NHS since 1997. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) who has also trained in Ayurveda and nutritional medicine. Eleni’s personal quest, knowledge and ongoing research has uncovered gems of practical information which can help people find their own balance, better health and harmony. As an Ambassador for the ‘College of Medicine’ in the Harmony project, Eleni is inspired by HRH, The Prince of Wales’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, which reminds us of some profoundly important truths, namely that everything in the universe is connected and balanced by universal laws and relationships.

12 February – Principles of Ayurveda 

Description: Ayurveda, which means the Science of Life in Sanskrit, is a 5,000 year old practical and holistic approach to health. It regards everyone as a unique individual. Its main principle is in helping us find a balance between our mind, body and spirit. It looks at our individual type, energy, diet, personality as well as our relationships and environment, to offer guidance in maintaining a harmonious state of being.

Content: A talk about how Ayurveda can improve your life. Learn how to approach your health in an interesting and practical way with diet and natural exercises. Understand other people and how to effectively relate to them. Try a guided meditation to deepen your awareness and access your hidden energy.

Book: https://recentre.co.uk/events/principles-of-ayurveda-harmony-in-living-welcome-series/

26 Feb – Too much fire? Diet and the elements

Description: Our inner fire is our engine of health. We need a balance between our different ‘elements’. Ancient sources, Pythagoras and Hippocrates, the father of medicine, as well as Ayurveda, define health as the harmony of man’s elemental components. Our modern life often creates too much ‘fire’ which disturbs harmony and leads to dis-ease. How can diet, lifestyle and nature help us improve our health?

Content: Find out what in your diet, lifestyle, relationships and environment nourishes your mind, body and spirit. Examine the value of intuition, wisdom traditions and science in creating harmony in your life. Try recipes for herbal drinks that can help balance your inner fire. Experience the effect of singing on the whole of you.

Book: https://recentre.co.uk/events/diet-and-the-elements-harmony-in-living-welcome-series-too-much-fire/

12 March – Conscious eating – tradition and practice

Description: Cooking with care and love can be a meditative practice. Eating with attention aids digestion. The resonances of time, place and our own nature – individual type, age, health condition – when sharing meals have been important in many cultures including the Mediterranean, Seventh Day Adventists and often for centenarians. Learn how positive rituals can improve our meals, health and being.

Content: Find out about positive new ways of approaching cooking, eating and sharing a meal. Learn some easy food recipes and open up all of your senses in an exercise of mindful eating.

Bookhttps://recentre.co.uk/events/conscious-eating-tradition-and-practice-harmony-in-living/

26 March – Fasting for harmony and longevity

Description: The main type of fast is to go without food for an extended period. Fasting allows the body to have a good ‘house-cleaning’ and a rest. Fasting as a way to health and long life, can aid recovery from certain illnesses. All the major religious traditions apply it in their spiritual practice. Gandhi used it, making the personal political. Modern medicine having re-discovered fasting, has now given it a stamp of approval.

Content: Learn essential practical steps to fasting for your health, weight-loss or recovery from dis-ease. Experience the nourishing effect of art exercises. Try a guided meditation to use in your preparation for fasting

Bookhttps://recentre.co.uk/events/fasting-for-harmony-and-longevity-harmony-in-living/

 

Life, Cancer & Curry – film, talk & snacks

IMG_0919Life, Cancer and Curry – a free event on the occasion of World Cancer Day

On Sunday 3rd of February, 11am at Re:Centre near Hammersmith bridge.

Screening of Simon Brook’s film “Indian Summer” followed by Q & A discussion led by Dr Eleni Tsiompanou.

Places are limited, so pre-booking is essential. 

To book click here

“Indian Summer” is a film about the convergence of Western medicine and Ayurvedic medicine.

Simon Brook follows the journey of a woman with cancer and her oncologist who travel to India to meet the people who helped in her recovery. Their interactions give us insights into the Ayurvedic approach to health care.

A multidimensional, interactive event with guided meditation, sharing of personal experiences and knowledge about preventing, surviving and living with cancer.

Dr Eleni presents Ayurveda to a modern audience, helping you find your way to better health, harmony and well-being.

Aromatic Indian snacks will be available.

ABOUT DR ELENI

Dr Eleni Tsiompanou – Founder of the Health Being Institute – is an experienced medical consultant who has worked in the NHS since 1997.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) who has also trained in Ayurveda and nutritional medicine.

Eleni’s personal quest, knowledge and ongoing research has uncovered gems of practical information which can help people find better health and harmony.

As an Ambassador for the ‘College of Medicine’ in the Harmony project, Eleni is inspired by HRH, The Prince of Wales’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, which reminds us of some profoundly important truths, namely that everything in the universe is connected and balanced by universal laws and relationships.

 

MEDICAL KITCHEN WISDOM

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What would it mean to cook and eat consciously?

To put heaven and earth in the dish that you prepare for eating?

To pay full attention even to the simplest meal and give all your heart when cooking for others and for yourself? To eat in a peaceful environment, slowly and appreciating the world with all your senses?

From the kitchen of Mount Athos in Greece to the Buddhist temples in Japan, these concepts are key to preparation, appreciation and enjoyment of food.

Come and explore with me ‘Conscious Eating’ and ‘Heart-Warming Cooking”. 
https://www.meetup.com/Medical-Kitchen-Wisdom/

Conscious Eating

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Healthy eating has to do with what we eat, what we absorb & how we eat. We can combine conscious eating to all these aspects: primarily by eating with attention, mindfully but also, by learning to eat according to our type & choosing foods that are from a sustainable source.

Practicing to cook and eat consciously can affect our health & being in tangible & intangible ways:

- by reducing stress

- improving digestion and absorption of nutrients

- optimising the amount we eat

- helping us be in tune with our body and seasons

- influencing our energy and awareness.

We are going to explore these useful principles in the “Conscious Eating” workshop.

The Health Being Institute “Diet and Philosophy” and “Medical Kitchen Wisdom” workshops provide an opportunity for people who are searching to bring together wisdom and science for the benefit of themselves, other people they know and the wider community. 

Workshops provide an interesting, joyful exchange, learning from each other in a relaxing environment, with a healthy snack and tea provided.

Booking is essential. Places are limited and demand is high. Cost: £10 per person. 

To book for place, please email me at: eleni.soma@gmail.com or phone: 07958 495537 

Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

I can provide you with a CPD certificate, if you need it.

To find out more and book online: go to my meetup group ‘Medical Kitchen Wisdom’ on https://www.meetup.com/Medical-Kitchen-Wisdom/ or check my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/www.healthbeinginstitute.co.uk/

Body types, Personality and Health

Body types, personality & health 20 Sept 17

The Health Being Institute workshopBody types, personality and health – from ancient teachings to modern science’ will take place on Saturday 30th of September 2017 11am- 1:30pm, Central London.

I’m really pleased to have a co-presenter Angeliki Kompoholi from Greece. Angeliki brings an in-depth knowledge of Ancient Greek and literature and, a skill in bringing this timeless philosophy and wisdom to life, making them relevant to our everyday world.

From ancient traditions, human types have been described by the Humours: choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine and melancholic and in Ayurvedic Medicine by the five elements of ether, air, water, fire and earth. Ancient Greece? Angeliki and I aim to relate this wisdom to the newer discoveries in medicine such as epigenetics and to help you find practical ideas to improve your ‘health being’.

What is our ‘type’ made up in terms of:

  • our personality
  • our types of relationships
  • body type
  • activity and sleep patterns

How can diet, lifestyle, mindfulness and connection help our ‘type’?

The Health Being Institute “Diet and Philosophy” and “Medical Kitchen Wisdom” workshops provide an opportunity for people who are searching to bring together wisdom and science for the benefit of themselves, other people they know and the wider community.

Workshops provide an interesting, joyful exchange, learning from each other in a relaxing environment, with a healthy snack and tea provided.

I hope you can join us. Booking is essential. Places are limited and demand is high. Cost: £10 per person.
Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH
I can provide you with a CPD certificate, if you need it.
To book for place, please email me at: eleni.soma@gmail.com or phone: 07958 495537

Find out more and book online: go to my meetup group ‘Medical Kitchen Wisdom’ on https://www.meetup.com/Medical-Kitchen-Wisdom/

Temenos Academy Lecture – “Hippocrates: The Lost Way to Health”

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Dr Eleni has been invited by the Temenos Academy to give a lecture on “Hippocrates: the Lost Way to Health”. The lecture is on the 2nd of May in the atmospheric building of the Royal Asiatic Society in central London.

The Temenos Academy is an educational charity which aims to offer education in philosophy and the arts in the light of the sacred traditions of east and West. The word ‘temenos’ means ‘a sacred precinct’. 

You can read more about the Temenos Academy programme here 

“Health depends on the harmony of the basic elements in the human body”, wrote Hippocrates the Father of Medicine  2,500 years ago. ‘Diaita’ which, from ancient Greek, means literally  ‘way of life’, preserves or disrupts this inner harmony influencing our health and state of being. Hippocrates understood the properties of foods, the importance of exercises, music and social interaction in maintaining harmony. Emphasising the relationship between the quality of food and the soil, his practical advice on cooking and the impact of fasting on health can help us today in our search for a harmonious, healthy life.

Tuesday 2 May, 7-8:30 pm

In the Chair: Ian Skelly

Venue: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD. Nearest Underground Euston Square / Euston

The event is open to the public

Admission: £8 or £5 Members of the Temenos Academy/Concessions

To reserve a place please email temenosacademy@myfastmail.com

“Anti-Inflammatory DIAITA: Diet & Lifestyle” Workshop, 11 March 2017, London

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Following our last successful meeting on Anti-Cancer DIAITA, in this multi-dimensional workshop, I will expand on ways to reduce inflammation in the body, the primary cause of many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, auto-immune diseases, depression etc.

I will explore Science, Medicine and Ancient Wisdom to find the available knowledge and understanding offered to us to create an anti-inflammatory way of living.

Anti-Inflammatory DIAITA combines:

• foods, herbs and spices

• ways of eating and fasting

• types of exercises (natural and unnatural)

• meditation

• ways to deal with stress & anxiety & improve sleep and

• a connection with other people, the environment & something higher than us!

Connect with others in a friendly environment which invites questions and offers answers to a modern problem of an ‘inflammatory life’ that affects us all.

Learn about healthy meals, herbal remedies and easy recipes to use in your daily life.

Explore philosophy, spirituality and try meditation to connect with your body.

Saturday 11th of March, 11-13:30.

Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

Cost: £25 per person

Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and demand is high.


I can provide you with a CPD certificate, if you need it.

“DIAITA Against Cancer: Diet & Lifestyle Dodecalogue” Workshop

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In this ANTI-CANCER DIAITA workshop, for World Cancer Day on the 4th of February, I’m going to dispel the myth that there is nothing people can do about cancer. Research shows that, with a healthier diet and lifestyle a third of the most common cancers can be prevented.

 

DIAITA, the ancient Greek word meaning “Way of Living”, is where the word DIET comes from.

I am going to draw on evidence, knowledge and wisdom from Modern Medicine, Aurveda, Philosophy & Spirituality, to show that with the right DIAITA it is possible to: 

  • prevent cancer
  • reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and
  • improve quality of life in cancer survivors

I will give you my Dodecalogue for cancer prevention.

You can join me either in London on the 28th of January 2017 or in Kozani-Greece on the 13th of February.

Along with an interesting discussion, you will be offered ideas for cooking (“anti-cancer recipes”) and some delicious anti-cancer snacks, prepared by chef Mariana Ivanova.

Cost: £25 per person

Venue: Woolman room, 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

TO BOOK email: ihealthbeing@gmail.com or phone: 07958495537

“Brain Loving Foods & Lifestyle: Ways to Avoid Dementia” Workshop

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What could we do to prevent dementia and even delay its’ progress?

In this workshop, Dr Garuth Chalfont, from the Division of Health Research, University of Lancaster and Dr Eleni Tsiompanou from the Health-Being Institute, will discuss different natural and holistic interventions including:

• modern Nutritional Medicine

• functional foods developed in Japan

• horticultural therapy

• our connection with nature

• lifestyle and brain games

• ancient Ayurvedic nutrition and Hippocratic Medicine

• philosophy, music and storytelling

Research shows what’s good for the heart and the gut is good for the brain.

Come and join us on Saturday 25th June 11am-1:30pm at this unique workshop in the centre on London. Along with an interesting discussion, we offer ideas for cooking (“brain loving foods”) and some delicious snacks designed to nourish your heart and brain, prepared by chef Mariana Ivanova.

Cost: £20 per person

Venue: 8-9 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

TO BOOK email: ihealthbeing@gmail.com or phone: 07958495537

Workshop: “Six Tastes for Health & Wellbeing”

“My tongue is smiling”. What can help us say that?

Our next multidimensional “Medical Kitchen Wisdom” workshop, combining

Nutritional Medicine, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Hippocratic Medicine, Philosophy & stories is

on the 14th of May 12-14:30

at 8-9 Hop Gardens (Woolman room), London WC2N 4EH.

Theme: “Six tastes for Health & Wellbeing”

We will explore:

• the 6 tastes that are important for health

• the attributes of tastes and foods according to Hippocrates, Plato, Ayurveda and modern medicine

• impact on digestive health of different tastes, foods and food combinations

• what ingredients and utensils to use

• recipes to have in hand for easy and healthy cooking

Bring a friend if you want but, let me know beforehand, so that we can prepare the Ayurvedic snacks.

 

Places are limited.

TO BOOK either e-mail me: ihealthbeing@gmail.com or phone me: 07958-495537

Cost: £20 per person

With Dr EleniTsiompanou

Guest chef: Mariana Ivanova

‘Greek mountain tea’ & ‘Ayurvedic snacks’ will be provided

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