An all-round healing experience

How time flies when you’re having fun! Hard to believe it’s been almost exactly a year since Sunita Passi joined the Girls Around Town to talk about Ayurveda and the launch of her new Neem range…

She’ll be back in the studio again this weekend, talking about the role of meditation in promoting mental health and spreading the word about ThinKNotts, an event taking place in Nottingham on Saturday 13 May.

Organised by Unplugged Space, a group of holistic therapists Sunita helped to create, its aim is to bring together over 1,000 people for a mass meditation in the city centre’s Old Market Square. With the chance to try yoga (including laughter yoga), sample holistic treatments and even take a dip in a sound bath also on offer during the day, it’s sure to be an all-round healing experience for everyone taking part.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out more about ThinKnotts – and, with Homeopathy Awareness Week running from Tuesday 11 to Sunday 16 April, to hear Fiona explaining why, despite being 200 years old, homeopathy is still ahead of its time.

She’ll have details too of Just One Drop, a new film about to be released in the UK which sets out to help more people understand what homeopathy can achieve.

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A few signposts for those of you looking for more information after yesterday’s interview with Dr Adigo Atabo…

You’ll find full details of how her consultation process works, her fees and her clinics in Nottingham and London on her functional medicine website.

And if you’re interesting in experiencing mindfulness, meditation and self enquiry, the Unplugged Space sessions take place from 2.30pm to 4.30pm every Saturday at Tiger Boe, 7 Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5HS.

Check out the US Twitter page or email for more information about these free drop-in events…

Mapping the way to wellbeing


Fiona’s in the driving seat this Sunday, with the latest of her regular slots devoted to health and wellbeing.

She’ll be talking to Dr Adigo Atabo about functional medicine, which recognises that all parts of the body are interrelated through biochemical processes. What happens in the gut affects the brain, the immune system and hormone balance. Therefore, when something goes wrong, there is no single solution to fix the problem, there are many interventions that can be of help.

By charting every aspect of you – what you eat, how well you sleep, exposure to toxins, the degree of emotional support you receive, signs and symptoms of disease and diagnoses – it’s used to produce a map of how well you’re functioning in order to identify hotspots and identify targeted, multi-level interventions to help you get better.

One of only two Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) doctors in the UK, Dr Atabo runs her functional medicine practice in Nottingham and London and is also a founder of the Nottingham-based initiative Unplugged Space, which offers people practical advice on mindfulness.

A former surgeon, she’ll be talking about her work, how to start a daily mindfulness practice – and using Fiona as a guinea pig to demonstrate a self-enquiry mindfulness exercise!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon as Girls Around Town Fiona, Tina and Sue explore this fascinating subject with Dr Atabo’s help…