Namaste from Mandala Holistics and Hypnotherapy
Self care is a priority not a luxury
Hi I’m Cath Porter, I am a Reiki Master/Teacher and holistic therapist.
I am a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and a mindfulness life coach. I have diplomas in sound healing, Celtic Shamanism, chakra healing, colour therapy and crystal healing.
I am also a shamanic energy practitioner and meditation guide/teacher. I have a therapy room in St Helens.
I use singing bowls and drums during energy healing treatments, using sound and vibration as an aid.
I teach Reiki, Shamanic Reiki and Chakra Balancing/Healing (diploma level courses) and ‘Creating a healing blanket’ workshop. All of my courses are Fully Accredited by IPHM who are an internationally accepted training provider.
Below is a description and price list of the current treatments I offer.
In the menu you can access my blog and some client reviews as well as links to my you tube channel, where you will find meditations and hypnotherapy sessions I have recorded. There are also links to my social media accounts where workshop dates and special offers are regularly posted.
If you scroll to the bottom of this page you will find details of upcoming events including Inner Soul Walks and workshops.Plus special offers.
Reiki is a Japanese stress reduction technique that uses subtle energy to aid healing. It is deeply relaxing and calming and has many benefits. It’s a completely non invasive treatment that can be performed both hands on or hands off. During a consultation I will explain in detail what Reiki is and how it can be of benefit to you. Or add a little extra to your treatment using the healing properties of crystal therapy.
£30.00 for 60 mins Crystal Reiki £33.00
Shamanic Reiki is Reiki combined with the use of shamanic energy healing techniques, theses include journeying, drumming, crystal and sound healing. This is a deeply relaxing treatment.
£40 (90 mins)
Mandala Special Treatment
The treatment begins with an Oracle card reading from a deck of your choice, followed by an aura cleanse where you will be smudged with California white sage and Palo Santo. Then you can get comfy on the bed and I will begin the sound healing.
First is the energy drumming, I will use a variation of beats with my large drum moving over your body, the subtle vibration is really relaxing and helps to release stagnant energy. After the drumming I will use my sea drum, this sounds even better than you can imagine! Followed by an aboriginal rain maker, your energy will be fizzing around at this point and it feels just magical.
I will then place crystals over each of your chakras and use a weighted tuning fork directly on the crystals, which amplifies the vibration and healing properties of each crystal and feels really soothing. Then unweighted tuning forks will be played around your aura and over your chakras to begin to settle your energy.
At this point I will cover you in a Reiki infused healing blanket that I made myself and I will begin to really relax your mind with a guided meditation (that I wrote specifically for this treatment). I will use colour therapy lights to correlate with the meditation. Once your mind and body are cocooned in a totally relaxed state, I will begin the reiki.
After the Reiki I will seal your aura with the beautiful tone of a Tibetan singing bowl and a gong and you will float home.
£45.00 (2 hours)
Hypnotherapy uses positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The process aims to alter your state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of your mind while focusing on the subconscious part using appropriate suggestions to bring about beneficial changes. It can help with many issues including dealing with phobias, confidence building and stopping bad habits.
FREE consultation £50.00 per session
Past Life Regression
This therapy is very popular! There is the option of 1 or 2 hour long appointments. The first is a consultation and induction to trance state with a regression to one lifetime. Then if you want a second appointment you will be regressed to multiple lives.
There is also the option to receive a transcript of the session plus any relevant research after each appointment is completed. This is an optional extra as it takes me extra time.
£45.00 1 session/1 lifetime
£70.00 2 sessions /multiple lives
£15.00 transcript, notes and research (per session)
This is a deeply relaxing treatment.
Allow yourself to fully relax and unwind in the Zen Den, where you will be guided into a gentle hypnotic trance and take a journey deep within.
When you are in a deeply relaxed state you will receive Reiki.
£40.00 (90 mins)
I offer chakra balancing using a combination of Reiki, crystals, guided meditation and colour therapy. During a consultation I will explain in detail about the chakra system and the benefits of keeping your energy balanced. It can aid both emotional and physical wellbeing.
£40.00 (90 mins)
Meditation has so many health benefits, it’s something everyone can do, and feels pretty amazing too. Mandala Holistics offers both individual and group meditation classes, with a guided meditation and a mini Reiki boost included. I write my own meditation scripts and can also create personal meditations for clients designed around specific issues, ( upon request.) message me for more info or to book an appointment.
£20.00 solo* (60 mins)
£5.00 group (dates t.b.a)
*Includes guided meditation audio recording
Ear candling is a technique that uses linen candles coated in beeswax, they create a vaccum in the ear that feels really relaxing and can aid with many conditions including tinnitus and migraines. Treatment takes around 45 minutes and includes a mini Reiki boost.
I had both of my children using Natal hypnotherapy (also known as hypnobirthing) and I can honestly say it was life changing. It’s the reason that I went on to become a hypnotherapist, I wanted other pregnant ladies to experience the wonderful calming effect that it can have on your pregnancy journey and your life. Please contact me for more info. There is a client testimony and birth story at the very bottom of the website.
£50.00 per session.
There is a package deal available if you scroll down.
Natal hypnotherapy relaxation package
Take advantage of this wonderful deal and save £210 You can pay in monthly instalments. You will also receive a Reiki infused rainbow crochet baby blanket made with love for your baby by me.
Mandala Holistics Training Workshops
Would you like to learn how to use the healing energy of Reiki? Would you like to use it on yourself, friends, family and your animals? Or would you like to become a Reiki practitioner and work professionally? I offer one day workshops for all Reiki degrees including Master/teacher level, plus Shamanic Reiki
All courses are IPHM accredited and include a take home manual, attunement to each level, practise sessions, meditations journals, and support and guidance throughout your Journey with Reiki.
I also offer a fully accredited Chakra Healing Workshop. Plus a workshop teaching you how to make a healing chakra blanket.
All workshops include, refreshments, a light lunch and a certificate upon completion. Details of all workshops are below.
Mandala Holistics is an IPHM Training Provider
All Mandala Holistics courses are accredited by IPHM (The international practitioners of Holistic Medicine) who are an internationally accepted training providers.
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their own self healing and share with friends and family. This thorough one-day course will be the perfect grounding for your first attunement to Reiki.
It is suitable for complete beginners to practice energy work, You will learn how to treat yourself and others. You will be able to give Reiki to others in a non-professional capacity, including pets, plants and places. If you want to become a practising healer then this is the perfect first step. Includes your take home manual, meditations and certificate, practice sessions and support. Please message me with any enquiries or to book a place
Would you like to practice Reiki in a professional setting, and set up your own Reiki practice? If so then this is the course for you.
During this one day workshop you will learn the three sacred Reiki symbols and each of their specific functions and how to use these symbols. How to send absent healing over time and space and how to make and use a healing Mandala.
You will receive your second attunement which will help you go through more transformations with your own natural healing pathway. You will also be taught the ethics of becoming a Reiki practitioner, with information given about the setting up of your Reiki practice and details about insurances etc.
A manual and a certificate are given upon completion of the course and with this you will be able to practice Reiki in a professional setting.
Anyone who has completed First Degree Reiki can do this course, (even if it’s a long time since you did level 1)
Would you like to practice Reiki at a more advanced level or do you want to teach and attune others to Reiki? Then this is the course for you
During this third level of Reiki training you will be taught the Reiki Master symbol, and what it means, given a third attunement and taught to attune others. You will receive practical training to prepare you to teach Reiki to others if you choose to do so.
This one day workshop includes a take home manual, certificate upon completion, plus invitation to join our group where we organise Reiki shares and support each other throughout our journeys.
(You must have completed first and second degree level to take this course.)
Would you like to understand more about the chakras and the affect that they have on our overall health and wellbeing? Would you like to learn some practical ways to keep yours balanced?
Are you a Holistic Therapist who wants to learn more about Chakra Healing and offer it as a treatment to your clients?
If so then this fully accredited one day workshop is ideal for you?
Workshop includes, A take home manual, a lecture on the history/psychology of the chakra system, exploring each chakra in depth, Colour therapy, meditations, Chakra dancing, Crystal therapy Chanting/sound healing, Reiki.
You will also receive a workbook to take home and fill in as you begin to work with, and understand your own energy centres in great detail.
The workshop will be 4-5 hours long and is a fully accredited course. You will receive a certificate and qualification upon completion.
This workshop will provide you will the all the materials, tools and support you will need to create your own healing blanket.
Making these blankets throughout the lockdowns and the stress of the past few years has helped me immensely on my own healing journey.
Creating things gives you a boost in your solar plexus and sacral chakra, and the blanket itself as well as being therapeutic and calming to make will provide years of healing energy for you and your family.
This class is for complete beginners.
I will show you how to practice mindfulness as you create a stunning chakra balancing healing blanket of your own. As well as a lesson on mindfulness, colour therapy and the chakra system.
There is a practical step by step demonstration as well as a take home Manual and tutorial videos to follow at home.
You will also be invited to join our Facebook group and join us on our monthly chakrochet club meet ups where we mindfully crochet together.
The cost of the workshop is £80.00 per person. Please message me to book a place.
The course will provide you with an in depth understanding of core shamanism and shamanic Reiki.
There will of course be drumming!
And a lecture and demonstration of how to perform a Shamanic Reiki treatment as well as attunement to the energy of Shamanic Reiki . A journey to meet and connect with your power animal, and a practice session.As well as membership of our drumming circle where we hold reiki shares and drum for each other.
Also included will be a light lunch and refreshments, a take home manual and certificate, plus a shamanic journal for you to fill in as you work with the shamanic energy and connect with your ancestors and power animals on your journeys.
There will be a lecture on the history of shamanism, and I have decided to focus on Celtic Shamanism. When we think of Shamans we think of Native American, South American and Siberian. But geographically (living in Europe) we can trace our recent ancestral lineage back to the Celts. And the Celts practiced shamanism too.
Relight the fire of your ancestors and learn how to connect with the energy of shamanic reiki for the purpose of healing yourself, others and the planet.
Please note if you are already attuned to reiki this will be a one day course. If you are not attuned to reiki this course will be over 2 days to include lecture and attunent to the energetic vibration of Reiki.
The price of the course is £120 if you’re already Reiki attuned (1 day course)£220 if you’re not reiki attuned (2 day course)
What to expect when you come to Mandala Holistics. I aim to make your visit as enjoyable as possible whilst keeping everyone safe.
Gemma’s birth story and hypnobirthing testimony
I decided to do hypnobirthing as soon as I found out I was pregnant as I was absolutely terrified of giving birth and labour, last time I had a natural birth no complications but I had pain relief that had took my control out of my body and I always said I didn’t want pain relief next time because it made me feel sick when my daughter was born and it made her sleepy when she was born.. all in all not a very good experience because of the way the drug made me feel and messed with my natural hormones.
I got started straight away with Cath at mandala holistics, I instantly felt relaxed having the hypno it was such an amazing feeling I got to do several sessions with Cath until unfortunately we went into lock down due to the covid 19 outbreak and Cath could no longer work in the shop, however Cath continued to send me hypno recordings throughout my pregnancy and reassured me continuously with any support that was needed, and although it was done virtually it was very effective! She even made me a Rainbow blanket for the baby which is such a special blanket.
I did my hypno recordings every night and it was so surprising how relaxed I felt in such an uncertain world that we was also living in and hormones in the mix hypno really helped to keep me relaxed and positive!! It was truly special and my baby loved it she would be moving about in my tummy dancing to the relaxation such a wonderful feeling. When I went for a scan at 30 weeks to see if my baby was breech (she wasn’t thank god) the midwife mentioned that she was doing her breathing exercises on the scan and that was a really good healthy sign!! The midwife was amazed And I am convinced that was down to the hypnobirthing!!! How wonderful my baby meditating in the womb just absolutely fascinating!
Now approaching my due date things were getting real I continued with the recordings and I went past my due date, almost thought that I had relaxed the baby so much that she was far to zen in there to come out into the real world!! I got to a week over due (which I was with my first daughter before she started to arrive) and sweeps were given but nothing was happening I started to worry I wasn’t going to have a natural birth and have to be induced and of course you hear horror stories but I didn’t let it defeat me I accepted that if I was to be induced it would still go smoothly again my hypno recordings helped me to keep a clear head!!
So they booked me an app 12 days over due and on my way to the hospital I received reiki from Cath and it was the most amazing feeling ever the baby was wriggling around when I was receiving it and when Cath put her hands on my stomach she would stop, my baby receiving reiki before she’s even born! How amazing! she was already hooked on zen life before she was born! I love that!
I got to my 13th day over due and I had to be induced I had the prostlaglandins gel inserted at 10 am and instantly pains started to come an hour later I breathed through them using the techniques given on my hypno, I went and had a bath and even had my dinner whilst having pains. It got to about 1 o clock and they were getting stronger I was mentioning it to the midwives but they didn’t believe I was in labour as I was so calm!! But I knew that I was, I even went for a walk off the ward when my contactions were 2 minutes apart as no one thought I was in labour.
I headed back to the ward and I knew things were progressing rather fast at this point so I had to demand to be checked; they checked me and within 5 minutes they rushed me into the delivery suite!! I got to delivery suite around 4:30pm I had no pain relief not even gas and air!! And the baby arrived 5:13pm not even an hour on delivery suite... the midwives were in awe at what they had witnessed, I also wanted a pool birth the midwife started to run the pool for me but before it had finished filling up my daughter had other plans she was here!
Hypnobirthing helped me immensely and it’s an experience I will never ever forget it truly was so special!
Mel’s Hypnobirthing story and testimony
I started hypnobirthing and reiki with cath once I found out I was pregnant with my second baby. My first experience of birth was a planned section however due to complications I knew I would be having a c section again. I was really anxious during my first pregnancy, during the section and afterwards so I was determined to try holistic therapies to combat the anxiety and to deliver my baby calmly into the world!
What a journey it was, with several lockdowns in between cath stayed very much connected with me, I call her my angel as I truly believe the universe brought us together. Cath checked in with me during lockdown, sent me distance reiki and sent me recordings so that I was able to continue with my hypnobirthing journey. I can’t begin to explain the level of relaxation I felt when in the zen den and whilst listening to caths recordings. I started to use these within anxiety provoking situations throughout my pregnancy and really felt the benefits.
The day of my section came, I listened to the recordings in the hospital and walking down to theatre... what a different experience this was.. I was able to enjoy delivering my baby calmly and even the theatre staff commented on how relaxed I was throughout! My tears where of joy not of anxiety and panic and I Can’t thank cath enough for making this experience such a positive one! My son is calm, he loves reiki and I can’t wait to take him to the zen den!
Cath also made him a beautiful reiki infused chakra blanket which he was wrapped in during my hospital stay. Thank you so much cath for everything. I can’t recommend her enough as her healing, guidance and treatments truly changed my birthing experience and I will be forever greatfull xx
Baby Hope’s Story
I found out I was pregnant very early on with baby number 3 and decided to get started straight away with hypnobirthing with cath as last time was such a success I swear by it and It’s a definite necessity. It was harder to do it as much as I did with my second child as having a toddler and being pregnant is so hard!! But I was confident and trusted in hypnobirthing so much that the amount I managed to do and when I could get into really took an effect.
Cath’s voice was so relaxing I would fall asleep before I reached the end but knew that it was still tapping into my subconscious. She made it so relaxing and easy to be guided into relaxation and also had the drum being played at the very beginning which just sent me straight into an meditative trance.
I started to go into labour naturally 4 days over my due date which is amazing as my other babies liked to stay tucked in past a week and 2 weeks over so I was very shocked when my waters went 4 days over then came the pains instantly, I was so relaxed and calm throughout each contraction and If it wasn’t for my waters going I would’ve been able to stay at home longer, I was even packing my hospital bag whilst having contractions (organised as usual) but even having to do that was calm and just went with the flow. When I went to the hospital I was already 5cm dilated so already half way and it was all so calm and relaxed to a point they didn’t even need to put the belt on me that they always strap on you during labour to monitor which I was so relieved as carrying my baby was hard enough as she was so heavy and uncomfortable in my ribs!
I asked if I could have a water birth which they instantly said yes and started to fill the pool for me I was in the water and at this point contractions were coming quick and fast and yet I was still very calm and relaxed the midwife even said people I was making her job really easy and doing amazing and that the progression I had made in my labour in 1 hour most people don’t do until hour 4!!
I was so confident and listened to my body, I had trust in my body and before you know it it was time to birth my baby… I had Cath’s recording on in the background whilst in the pool waiting patiently for the arrival of my 3rd beautiful daughter Hope.
It was the most amazing experience having her in the water I’ll forever cherish this moment and I thank cath so much once again for guiding me through such a magical hypnobirthing journey which made my birthing day so magical 💜✨ I also have big babies and I’m so petite myself so it’s always worrying having babies when you know they’re big to birth which hypnobirthing helps take that anxiety away and trust trust trust. My beautiful Hope was 8lb1 but everything went perfect and smooth.. I highly recommend hypnobirthing it’s the best thing ever!!
I dropped off my eldest daughter at school and before her school day was finished I had had had my baby! I believe hypnobirthing helped soooo much to make my birth such a straight forward, efficient and beautiful experience 💜
Chakra Healing Package
Mandala Holistics Chakra Healing Package
(7 separate treatments)
Each appointment can be booked at your convenience. We will work through each chakra in turn.
You will also receive 7 beautiful Orgonite chakra pendants plus meditations crystals and affirmations to take home as you work on each chakra.
There are over £150 worth of savings to be made with this package. This package would make an excelllent gift, or why not treat yourself! (Can be paid in instalments)