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Updated 03/05/12
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Our background history

 

Supporting community and contributing to Planetary Healing one project at a time.

 

In October 2003, Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday founded the Charity The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre located then at 288 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh.

 

In August 2004 The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre was a catalyst supporting and contributing to the start of the project "A Roda do Sol" in Brazil (in Paraiba) envisioned by Lilian Galvao. With the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre's first input and contribution the project was created  to support children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. A house was rented and the first “Social Mum” employed to care for the children arriving in the project. The project in Brazil has grown from strength to strength, has its own house and centre for the children today.

 

In February 2005, the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre was a catalyst supporting visionary Sara Beauregard to create Youth Vision in Scotland. Youth Vision is a unique programme offering Rites of Passage for young people age 14 to 21 yrs old in Edinburgh who are experiencing difficulties at school and with society in general. www.youthvision.uk.

 

In October 2006, as the Shamanic Centre's work had expanded so much, Claudia and Mark decided that there was a need to have a name to represent everything they were doing. The name of the Charity then changed to Community Foundation for Planetary Healing known as the Planetary Healing Centre. It was a call for the coming together of other members of the community in alignment with Mark and Claudia's vision and principle of philantropy awakening our collective capacity to be of service to others. Also known as the Planetary Healing Centre, the organisation then became the umbrella organisation holding the charitable status with the Shamanic Centre under it.

 

In October 2007 the Holistic Health Project was created. It is a unique project offering complementary therapies and shamanic healing for people going through challenging times with their health and wellbeing who are in an economical disadvantaged position. The project counts with the support of over 30 volunteers today.

 

In August 2008, 08.08.08 Claudia and Mark got married in a beatiful Celtic Shamanic Ceremnoy in the forest in Balerno in the presence of their shamanic community and friends. On their Honeymoon Claudia and Mark went to Brazil and volunteered helping to finish the house for the children from "A Roda do Sol" project. Love in action!

 

In August 2009, Youth Vision project applied for charitable status and was successfull. Youth Vision charity has, since then, gone from strenght to strength working in partnership with schools regularly supporting vulnerable young people in their transition into adulthood. Claudia Goncalves is co-founder and chairperson for Youth Vision. www.youthvision.uk. As well as offering various programs for young people, Sara and Claudia offer Vision Quest for young people age 16 to 21 once a year every August.

 

In April 2010, due to more growth and expansion, The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre physically moved to Balerno, South West of Edinburgh, where Claudia and Mark today concentrate on Training Shamanic Practitioners and Energy Healing workers.

 

In February 2011, in order to support the growth of the Holistic Community Health Project, the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre and the Community Foundation for Planetary Healing legally became two independent organisations with the Foundation retaining the charitble status. The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre is today an independent organisation operating from Balerno.

 

In April 2012 , envisioned by Claudia Goncalves, the Project Nature Connection for Families began in Balerno under the Planetary Healing Centre. Supporting families who are in an economical disadvantaged position, the project promotes and develops positive health and wellbeing through the provision of a wide range of educational activities in nature. This work is based on the renowned world movement "Art of Mentoring" offering 6 Fridays a year for families to spend the day together in nature.

 

In Feb 2013, Claudia began to offer regular Goddess Empowerment, supporting women on their journey of self-empowerment. Today Claudia offers Goddess Empowerment 4 times a year.

 

In May 2014, Claudia began to offer Rites of Passage for women twice a year, offering women a time for sacred ceremony, connecting them to each other in a deep and meaningful way, marking important transitions in their lives. Today Claudia offers Rites of Passage twice a year.

 

In June 2015 - Claudia Goncalves and Gabriel Gonzales began the Planetary Bee Project in Balerno. One hive is inspired on the South American Peroni Method where the bees build their own cones, feed on their own honey and have a "house" that is much more spacious. The other hive is the standard bee hive size which is common in the UK and Europe, the bees don't build their own cones and are fed with sugar. The aim of this project is to compare the two hives and methods, contribute with knowledge and raise awareness about be benefits for the bees and humanity on using a holistic approach to bee keeping. Another thing the project does is to plant bee-friendly flowers and be educational for the children and families who come to the Nature Connecion Project. The project is proud to be teaching the next generation to love and look after the bees holistically.

 

In May 2016 - Claudia and Mark began to offer Year 3 - Advanced Training in Shamanism. Also that Month, Ana Duarte and Claudia openned the Edinburgh Holistic Shop , an arm trading of the Planetary Healing charity, with the main objective being to support the the Charity financially. Also in May 2016 Claudia supported Adele Clark with manifesting her vision to start Deeping our Nature Connection in Falkland, a fantastic work to explore deeper connection with Nature. This work is also based on the renowned world movement "Art of Mentoring" offering 4 full weekends a year of full immersion in nature for families and individuals.

 

We are looking forward to what 2017 will bring to us and our community.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-founders Claudia and Mark