The Hippo


Jun 17, 2019








An herbalism class at the Holistic Self Care Center. Courtesy photo.

Holistic Self Care Center

Located at 12 Murphy Drive, Nashua, with the new entrance at the front of the building, facing the highway. All programs are free and are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Visit for more information. 
Jan. 14: A Course in Miracles 
Jan. 16: Open House event (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) 
Jan. 19: Mini Zentangles
Jan. 20: How to Have Killer Self Confidence
Jan. 21: Herbology 101
Jan. 25: Wake Up Your Original Intention 
Jan: 26: Acupressure and Reflexology
Jan. 27: Learning to Read Angel Cards; Yoga 101; and Learning to Move Like a Kid Again (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.) 
Jan. 28: Detoxification 

A natural resource
Holistic center offers a month of free classes

By Angie Sykeny

 If you’ve ever wondered how acupressure works or how to use herbs as medicine, now you have a chance to learn as the Holistic Self Care Center in Nashua is offering a series of free workshops and introductory classes about various holistic health topics throughout the month of January.

“Many people are frustrated with the medical community and want to [seek out] more natural healthcare … but don’t know where to go and don’t want to spend their money on something they aren’t sure about,” HSCC founder and owner Barb Tremlett said. “So this is an opportunity for them to dabble and see what’s missing in their life.” 
There will be a dozen one-hour programs held on select weekday evenings between Jan. 12 and Jan. 28. Some, like Herbology 101 and Intro to Detoxification, will be lecture/discussion-based while others, such as Intro to Mini Zentangles and Yoga 101, will involve more hands-on engagement. 
HSCC’s classes and workshops are taught by either Tremlett herself or outside specialists. Between all of the ongoing and one-time programs offered last year, Tremlett said the center welcomed around 30 different instructors. 
While one purpose of the free programs is to give people a chance to explore different facets of holistic health, there is also a secondary objective; HSCC decides what ongoing programs to offer based on which free classes and workshops are the most popular and receive the most positive feedback. About half of this January’s freebies have never been offered at the center before, including Intro to Acupressure and Reflexology, Learning to Read Angel Cards and Learning to Move Like a Kid Again. 
“Holistic health care is about looking at every angle,” Tremlett said. “If you have a [pain], we look at the body, but also the emotional, spiritual and mental [aspects] to help you. But we’re also a self care center. We offer classes because we want to teach you the tools to help yourself at home. You shouldn’t have to go see someone every time you have a headache.”  
Last week, HSCC officially completed its move to another facility, and with the move, it also extended its hours of operation, added a new metaphysics department and expanded its corporate training program, which offers team-building and other workshops for business groups. 
To celebrate, they’re hosting an open house at their new location on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can take a tour, sample some healthy snacks and smoothies, meet with the main healthcare practitioners, get information about upcoming programs, watch demonstrations with the center’s equipment and technology and more. There will also be a scavenger hunt to help people get acquainted with the facility. 
“We want people to be comfortable here, to feel like it’s their own house. We want it to be a community center,” Tremlett said. “If someone’s having a bad day, instead of going to the bar they can come here, have a cup of tea, read a book and relax for a bit before going home. Our goal is to be a place where people go when they need support.” 

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