OSWESTRY women who to be inspired can attend a course from a Weston Rhyn-based woman hoping to help them live the best lives they can.

Judy Abramson, 58, is a counsellor and life coach from Liverpool, before moving to Weston Rhyn, and staged her first course in March offering small groups of women support in living their lives to the full.

Now Judy will lead a second Gathered Branches self-development course over eight weeks starting on June 7 in Weston Rhyn and June 8 in Oswestry at Open Spaces with a 'Bloom’ theme.

Judy, a former teacher, will be donating half of the profits from the course to the Open Space centre.

“Members on the first course in March were invited to complete a short happiness and wellbeing questionnaire at the beginning and end of the course and there was a 17 per cent improvement over just six weeks," she said.

“That’s a fantastic achievement for all those ladies who wholeheartedly embraced the course content and home practices and felt the benefit of this for themselves."

There will be four cohorts of the course, two of which will be held at the Open Space Studios in Oswestry each Wednesday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The other two groups will meet at Weston Rhyn Institute starting on June 7 from 7pm to 9pm and on June 9 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

The first week of the course will be a taster session.

She added: “I’m hoping my course can make a real difference to someone’s life. I want it to be a really magical and wonderful experience."

Judy chose the name Gathered Branches for the course to reflect the aim of bringing together individuals to form their own supportive network from which they could grow.

Places on the course cost £80.

Details are available by contacting Judy at judy@gatheredbranches.co.uk, by phoning 07930 819 276, via the website at www.gatheredbranches.co.uk or through the events page at the Open Space Studios website at www.openspacestudioscic.com