Faye Bradbury 

       Laughing Heart Enterprises

Red Medicine Drum Birthing Retreat

What People Are Saying

Well what can I say? Just that this weekend has been one of the most amazing weekends I have had in a very long time. I have been wanting to birth my own drum for a long time now but and even more so after I qualified in becoming a reiki drum practitioner, but nothing felt quite right and now I know why. I am so so very grateful that I was guided to just the right place and person for me. At this particular moment in time words cannot describe how fantastic I am feeling, how deep into my soul this has affected me and how peaceful and balanced I feel. Saying thank you to you all will never be enough. If anyone of you are thinking of birthing your own drum then please think carefully because this is a very special journey for your soul so please allow it to take all the time it needs and make sure you birth it with someone who knows what they are truly doing and I can't recommend Faye Bradbury enough. She truly is one very special lady. Thank you thank you thank you for one incredible journey

Rosemary Griffiths

September 3rd - 5th 2021

Please note that I need a minimum of 4 people in order for them to proceed. If this is not attained, the date will be moved to a future one.

This beautiful weekend retreat is for you if:

*You are being called to use a red medicine drum as part of your journey to work with other women especially in a healing capacity

*Are a doula and already working with women and would like to incorporate a red medicine drum into that work

*You wish to connect with yourself and to make your own authentic drum in a ceremonial way bringing your own personal medicine into your drum which will become a part of you

*You wish to be looked after for 2 and a bit days, nurtured all the way.. to go somewhere where you will not have to think about anything other than yourself and your process?

*You wish to immerse yourself into a retreat of healing, journeying, relaxation, connection to nature, laughter and support?

* You wish to spend a weekend held by the land and trees in the beautiful Forest of Dean

I provide you with all of the above and more.

My retreats incorporate ceremonial releasing, high vibrational healing, Shamanic Drum Healing & Journeying Work, meditations, voice work, channelled sound healing, Native North American Style Flute meditations... and of course, in all of this, making your own authentic 15" red medicine drum and drum stick.

I am Faye Bradbury and I have been working with Spirit since I was born both as a healing channel, at one with the earth (I am a qualified shamanic practitioner and sound therapy practitioner amongst other things) and as a medium, clairvoyant, empath etc etc. With years of experience, I will take you on a profound journey of exploration of your inner Worlds, of release and healing, of a deep connection to the Earth and the stars and weaving all of your magic into the making and birthing of your personal medicine drum. I bring compassion, laughter, deep insight and the ability to safely hold you in a loving space in order for you to let go and think only about doing your work for yourself. On this weekend you will be held and nurtured and encouraged to spread your wings and explore your needs. I aim to ensure you have the most beautiful experience and that you go away with hearts full of healing, love and laughter. ♥


A powerful vibration, the blood red medicine drum symbolises the flow of life, the moon time of women, birthing. It is about cyclical flow and release. The blood of life pulsing through our veins, arteries and capillaries. We will work with these aspects bringing our own medicine, our own healing and flow and birthing into our medicine drums ready to work with other women and those identifying as she or her. That could be through holding women circles or through healing or through dance etc. This weekend is a powerful acknowledgement of the divine feminine and creating space in which she can be celebrated.


This weekend will be held on beautiful land in the Forest of Dean. It will be a weekend of rustic charm, authentic connection to the earth as you bring your camping gear with you and sleep in nature, held by the gentle breathing earth and the sound of owls and trees singing softly as the wind carresses their leaves. All meals are provided on the Saturday and Sunday. Friday night meal is bring and share. This is YOUR time to totally let go and be looked after, nurtured and held in a safe space.

(If you do not have camping gear but wish to attend, please speak to me as I may be able to sort out that aspect for you).

Alternatively, if only 3 people wish to attend, it will be held in a beautiful garden in Gloucester area and you may sleep in the house


Current gvnt guidelines will be observed. If you wish to wear a mask, please do so but it is not obligatory due to being outside mainly. There will be hand sanitizer around the place. Please bring your own towels and mugs. We are on open land and in an open barn.

*If you feel unwell or show symptoms of a cold or sore throat, cough, change in smell or taste or have been exposed to someone with Covid symptoms in the last 14 days etc, please do not come in order to protect the other participants. You may transfer to another date in the future.

I limit my retreats to a maximum of 5/6 people so if you wish to attend, please ensure you either make your investment in full or pay the deposit to secure your place as soon as possible ♥


Please talk to me about coming BEFORE investing. thank you.

*Earlybird offer of £380 before the 28th July 2021 if paid in full. (plus £80 if wishing to stay in the cabin)

*£400 after 29th July 2021. Cabin stay is £480pp max 3 people

*£200 non refundable deposit secures your place and must be paid upon signing up, thank you.

*Full investment by August 18th 2021 (unless otherwise agreed with me)

*Please contact me to pay via BACS or to arrange a pament plan

PLEASE LET ME KNOW once you have made an investment. Thank you so much ♥

*I can set up an investment plan if you need this, please pm me.


Accommodation is camping in your own tents for the 2 nights. Or a stay in the cabin. There is a double sofa bed and a sofa or double mattress downstairs and a double bed on the mezzanine above the kitchen (a ladder to get up to it).

There is a compost loo but no shower at this current time due to covid so please bring a bowl to wash in and bio degradable wet wipes! Or a solar shower.

*Please bring a plate of vegetarian/vegan food to share for Friday night's meal. Food will be supplied on Saturday and Sunday. Bring your favourite snacks if you would like to although fruit, biscuits and tea and coffee and water will be provided.


Arrive between 17:30 -19:30 on the first day to set up your tent and camp and to explore the land and settle in. There will be a gathering to share food and connect to one another once you are all settled in.

Departure is on Sunday September 5th, late afternoon.


There will be a full on day on Saturday making your drums in ceremony and doing releasing, healing and Shamanic Reiki Drum Healing and Journey work, high vibrational healing, flute meditations and healing, Ancestral language if channelled and so forth. This is a day of opportunities to really connect to the Earth, to yourselves and to put your own healing and medicine and intent into your drums, making them an integral part of you, a part that moulds with you and your energies and your medicine. (You may find out more about the Shamanic Journeying work on my website: www.fayebradbury.com). The work we will do may bring tears, and therefore releases, it may bring clarity, it may bring peace, it may bring joy, it may unlock something inside of you... these journeys access a deep part of you. You will be supported at all times. The day will go on for as long as we go on for and there will be a light lunch, on tap tea, coffee, juices, water and dark chocolate, a communal evening meal and time together to continue our bonding and connection to the earth, ourselves, our guides and one another.

Sunday will be a day of having more Shamanic Drum Journeying, of meditations, of rebalancing, of stillness, of finishing off your drum rhythm sticks and then of joyful celebration of yourselves as we birth your drums (you may not be able to play them as they may still be drying) and sing, rattle, drum and celebrate our existence, leaving in the afternoon with your medicine drum, feeling lighter, connected, changed and happy. ♥ 🙂 Breakfast and lunch and quite often a meal before you leave is provided.

I work from the heart, putting everything I can in to these days, making it as special as each and every one of you are. So, a weekend full of, but not limited to, love, laughter, ceremony, celebration, release, healing, stillness, drum making, probably some tears, singing, rattling, drumming, new friendships and peace within. ♥  

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