Peta Joyce and Myffie James offer a Pulsing Feedback "Play-Shop", at our National Gather 22 May 2021, 1.30 - 2.30pm.

HP National Gathering and AGM 2021
21 - 23 May (covid-willing) *All welcome, whatever your level of experience
The Wheelhouse Inn
41 Whitby Road, Nelson.
Cost: Daytrippers: memb $15 non-memb $20 per day.
Residential: memb $55 non-memb $65 ( includes your day fee)

For further information about workshops and attending, please contact our retreat team.

Our 2021 May Holistic Pulsing Gathering and AGM (covid-willing), 21 - 23 May offers 2 workshops for professional development and plenty of opportunities to share pulsing with peers of all skill levels, for relaxation and self growth. Everybody who has some Holistic Pulsing training is welcome, and we share laughter, good food and companionship. "The Wheelhouse", in Nelson is a central, warm and spacious venue, that we have returned to for the last 10 years, by popular demand.

For further information about attending, please contact our retreat team.

Much more than an AGM, the Annual Gathering of Pulsers is like no other!

Fabulous venue with wide views of Tasman Bay and the snowy mountains beyond, nourishing food, lots of pulsing, useful professional development, good company, and lots of laughs. Wouldn't miss it for the world!” PJ

"In these uncertain times, taking time for ourselves is nourishing and balancing." BG

For further information about attending, please contact our retreat team.

Mind Your Back! Play-Shop

Thomas Spring demonstrates an alternative way to pulse John Massey, looking after his own back. Thomas Spring will bring his Feldenkrais background to empower us Holistic Pulsers to look after ourselves, at our 2nd "Play-Shop", Sunday 23rd May 2021.
Thomas will assist the next public training in April, for New Zealanders wanting to study the modality in more depth.

Programme AGM 2021

How to Book your place:

Book ahead, pay online for your day-visit, workshop attendance + claim your bed, if staying at the Wheelhouse.


Daytrippers: memb $15,  non-memb $20 per day.
Residential: memb $55,  non-memb $65 (incl. day fee).
Playshops: $25 -2 hours on Sat + $20 1 1/2 hours Sun

* Workshops are additional to the day facilities fee.

Friday 21 May: Venue: The Wheelhouse Inn, 41 Whitby Road, Nelson. (please drop massage tables to the Charthouse Upper deck, up signposted drive, then find a park on street, thanks).

Gather @ 12.30pm - shared BYO Lunchtime. Greetings, get to know each other and pure pulsing - all afternoon! BYO Vegetarian lunch & dinner to share.

Saturday 22 May:
An opportunity to visit the Nelson Market early, from 7am, in Montgomery Square.
9.30am arrival @ The Wheelhouse Inn, for a 10am start.
10-12pm Formalised HP, Musical Tables, new moves, bring your HP enquiries. 

12-1.30pm Lunch. BYO Vegetarian lunch & dinner to share.

1.30pm-3.30pm "Play-shop": Peer Feedback in HP Practice with Peta Joyce & Myffie James Cost: $25.00

4 - 6 pm Formal HP Guild AGM

(Or you can still pulse in a break-away room). Big Feast-Dinner (BYO Vegetarian dinner to share).

Sunday 23 May  9 am start for 9.30 - 11 am "Mind your Back", Play-Shop with member/trainer Thomas Spring, Feldenkrais practitioner. Cost: $20.00 (See poster on this web-page).

Alternative: 9am-11.30 am Peer swaps & Feedback practice from workshop, in break-away space, seated or tables.

12-2pm Lunch

2-3pm Cleanup & Farewells

The Art of Giving ( and Receiving ) Useful Feedback

Click Here to book the workshop!

with trainers - Peta Joyce and Myffie James

How did I do? vs How was that for you?

In Holistic Pulsing, there are two areas of feedback that are important – client feedback that tells us how the experience is for the client ( how was that for you? ) and peer feedback which tells us how our skills as pulsers are ( how did I do? ). Both are useful, but the second one is more objective and gives us information on our techniques and skills that can help us to improve as a therapist.  This is a hands-on playshop where we will demonstrate and practice giving useful feedbackwhile pulsing.

There is an art to giving appropriate, balanced feedback so that this information can be heard and received by the therapist, then integrated with the intention of being able to offer more skilled experiences for future clients, and for self development.

"The HP professional development workshop offered participants a safe playground where experienced & inexperienced, took something away. For me, it was how incorporating the language-ing into the pulse can stimulate pulsees to reflect inwardly without going into their heads." RG
2018 HP Professional Development Gathering.

"What a welcome and great views at the venue. So relaxed after spending the afternoon pulsing and the shared lunch was yummy!" SD 2017

  • welcoming atmosphere
  • safe place to learn and experiment
  • fun learning with small groups
  • humour and great food
  • self healing
  • relaxing self care for professionals
  • great boundaries
  • enhanced sense of well-being
  • collegial upskilling
  • expanded self awareness"The recent HP annual professional development workshops and associated gathering brings us all; those who have been in the 'field of pulsing' for many years, and those who are relatively new to the 'field', into a comfortable, warm and nurturing space. We enter into and are in, a 'pulse of belonging'; belonging to a supportive and caring loving group of beings. United by delicious food and mindfulness we share medicine that heals the heart." JM 2018
  • massage practitioners add another skill
  • professional development transferable
  • other health practitioners expanding their knowledge
  • learn client-centered skills
  • experience a holistic approach in practice
  • join a community of practitioners