Surviving the floods

IMG_3138My town, Hebden Bridge, along with so many others in the Calder Valley, has taken a real hit from flooding on Boxing Day. A lot of homes, shops, businesses & property have been temporarily destroyed. The big clean up will take a while but the town is still vibrant & alive. If you are near an area that has flooded you can always help – basic equipment is required for families who have lost most of their normal living equipment and you can send your positive vibes to everyone too. Most of all you can visit us as we are back up & running. This will support the many small businesses who will be building themselves up once again.

For a town with so many independent shops & businesses getting help is vital. We want to trade, share our services and see everyone enjoying our unique town once more. I have received so much support. It does count. It has made a huge difference to me whilst I’m dealing with the fall out of the floods. It also means I can offer the same positive support to others who have been more badly affected. So keep on sending your good vibes to every affected area. If you feel you would like to support us financially please have a look at the items in my Shop. We are also part of a Crowd Funding campaign so take a look at the rewards and make a donation. I’m offering sessions of Reiki & healing meditation to people affected by the flooding at my Centre at very reduced cost – your purchases mean I can offer that much more. Or put Hebden Bridge on your list of places to visit soon & call in to the Centre for a cuppa.

It’s also important to think about all the other areas dealing with flood damage. Thank you in advance for anything you can do to support Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire and all other affected areas. Let’s all do what we can!


Psychic Art: Painting the energy

Crystal Gazing Collection : Amathyst
Crystal Gazing Collection : Amethyst

One of the things I really appreciate is the chance to get our my paints & pencils and play. I rediscovered my artistic creativity in 2009 when, prompted by Spirit, I visited an artist called Pat Senior. She helped me to get started again with paint & canvas but it took me a journey into encaustic wax art & watercolour to find my feet. All the time I was working with the paints etc I felt the presence of my Guides. I soon began to realise that they were stepping forward all the time I got creative to channel through the work.

I’m not (at present) a fine artist – my drawing ability is rather poor. I work a lot with abstract, with colour & flow. Usually I paint upside down. But I love the energy that takes over my hands & arms to shape wonderful pictures. Those pictures also have distinctly different vibrational energy, reflecting the different painters who work through me at present. I haven’t asked for their names – what is important is to get their energy vibration into the world & in front of people who need that vibe. They are content not to be identified too as they have left any human status far behind. These lovely beings work now to bring in healing & love through the pictures.

Moe recently my work has come through as collections; individual pictures that are part of a set but can be accessed one by one as needed. I know that some of them are meant to be a one off whilst others can be reproduced. In fact, some of them don’t even like me taking their photos so that I can keep a record of each one. I believe their energy is too delicate to be disrupted by a flash. Or I get strange effects on the photo that can’t be seen on the original. All part of the mystery of each picture really. It’s surprising what you can see when you look at them for a time. Often faces & figures are peeping out. Or when the lighting is changed the picture reveals shapes or bands that I didn’t know I’d painted in.

Most paintings are done in a very short time (10-15 minutes). This shouldn’t surprise me but it always does. From a blank sheet of paper or canvas to finished in such short order is the usual way unless I get in the middle of the process. Sometimes I’m so keen to know what I’m painting, or I feel as if I should be directing what is happening. Then I usually end up with a messy blotch, lol, & a quiet voice telling me to be patient. There is always laughter when I’m working because they know me so well. Even when I have to start all over again the creativity is always fun!

The Night Garden Collection
Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Grat Central Sun Portal
Great Central Sun Portal






If you would like to purchase any of Annie’s Psychic Art please email

The Down 2 Earth Heart Centre


If you’re looking for answers or guidance to spiritual questions, or just need space for peaceful reflection, you will find all this and much more at the Down2Earth Heart Centre at Burlees House in the heart of Hebden Bridge. Working in collaboration with other holistic practitioners, intuitive medium and psychic Annie Conboy has created a special non-denominational place where spiritual questions can be asked and guidance or answers can be found.

“It’s a healing and supportive environment where people can discover, understand and learn to use their own natural intuitive abilities,” says Annie. “Healing, counselling, aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, crystal, tarot and spiritual readings and other treatments are available; and we run a variety of workshops to help people access and develop their intuition in their own way. We also have range of books, crystals, CDs and cards on sale.” A key feature of the Down2Earth Heart Centre is the Drop-In sessions, on Thursday to Sunday every week (11am-4pm).

For Annie the Down2Earth Heart Centre is the realisation of a long-held vision. “I have long felt that people should be able to open up and develop their own intuitive abilities in a straightforward and supported setting,” she says. However, the journey that led to the Down2Earth Heart Centre was an unusual one. “I didn’t set out to become a medium or go out in public. I was quite happy being a therapeutic counsellor and didn’t see myself being anything else for the rest of my career. However, I had always been aware of spirit in the counselling room which gave an extra dimension to my desire to know and understand what makes people tick. So my mediumship journey really started with curiosity; there was no plan,” Annie explains.

“I’ve always felt that to be a slight barrier as I didn’t feel I really wanted to access psychic abilities via structured beliefs – especially as they are a natural ability,” she continues. “I was also becoming frustrated by ‘psychic myths’, which you can see are clearly untrue when you develop your own skills and abilities. I felt there should be a place to go where you can ask questions and get sensible answers; for myself I wanted to develop my skills and understanding. But where could you go? Something non-denominational was needed.”

Returning to Hebden Bridge, Annie felt the time was right to bring all her thoughts and feelings together into something more concrete, and her move into Burlees House was the start of the process. Annie clarifies: “People starting on spiritual journeys start from different places. Some physical, energy healing, holistic and alternative therapies (such as flower remedies), help people to feel better in themselves. People are also looking for the spiritual side of life and looking for guidance and answers to their questions, such as ‘Is there life after death?’, especially if they are grieving for a loved one. We all have an aspect on wellbeing; we all have life questions – ‘Why am I here?’ etc. Some people are frightened by experiences they are having, such as other ‘beings’ connecting with them. If someone is experiencing uncertainty or challenges, tarot reading, counselling therapy or a spiritual counsellor may help them.”

“The purpose of the Centre is to provide a place where people are able to ask these questions of different therapists, holistic and spiritual practitioners, whether from a religious point of view or not. It’s the right place to find these resources. It’s a ‘sanctuary’ where you can ask any question and no-one will think you’re strange or doubt you. Having said that, not everyone likes to ask, so you can browse through our library, read magazines, etc. and look for your answers there while you enjoy a free cuppa and cake.”

While therapies are also available, that is not the main focus of the Centre. The whole point is to provide a free space. Practitioners can help with listening and advice as well as offering therapies. “I would like to think that this collaboration and the Centre will become mainstream and recognised and people will want to accept what places like this can do. My bigger dream is for this to grow organically into a centre where more and more people discover for themselves just what they can do and bring it into their lives in a more positive way,” Annie concludes.

Halloween Event

Nothing to do this Halloween? Well Growth Into Awareness can change that!

We are holding a Halloween Event , Spirit messages and Supper, which is likely to be one of the most enjoyable Halloweens you’ve had yet. Come along to experience a interesting evening in a special location.

This interesting and unexplored venue is situated in the Calder Valley between Halifax and Todmorden. The venue is also disabled friendly. The location of the venue will be revealed two weeks prior to the event.

Which includes sitting in a small groups, with Intuitive Medium. You will receive an individually message from the medium and then you can move to a different group to work with a different medium. You will be given an opportunity to ask questions about Mediumship and Psychic work. Plus explore your own abilities. This venue has not previously had any Psychic work or investigation completed within the walls. Having a clean venue promises for an eventful night.

There is a limited number of attendees to create a better experience for you all. So please book early to ensure you do not miss out on this evening.

This night is not to scare you but to open your mind to Spirit and experience the work of a Medium.

Pie, mash and peas is included in the price. The food is from a well regarded local caterer. You will have a choice of two pies, delicious steak or homely cheese and onion.

Change is on the way

It’s been a very busy time for me recently. Unfortunately I haven’t got to the web site enough so I’m busy updating at the moment. I’ve also launched a new web site at where I will be able to post my personal blog stuff more frequently. will still remain but will focus on my appearances & products (including my workshops). I feel this will streamline the way this site works as there is a lot packed into a little with the web site as it now is. I would like to make it easy for people to find the things they are interested in quickly and easily so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

I’d like to mention a couple of things I’ve been doing. The first is a CD of a channeled talk I gave in September last year about 2012 – The Year of Awakening. I regularly receive information through my trance mediumship about the questions that are facing us all in this time of changing energies. So it was especially exciting to be given the opportunity to share Spirit insight & guidance on this particular occasion. The CD will soon be available to buy via this web site & I hope to post a snippet for you to listen to soon.

The other thing that has taken some of my time is a Mystic Retreat that took place last weekend in Northern Ireland. This was an inspirational 4 night stay in one of the most peaceful & relaxed parts of Ireland where the energy & Celtic Spirit were easy to tune into. I really enjoyed the whole weekend – although I did much more service to Spirit World than I had expected – with a fantastic group of like-minded Lightworkers.  I’ve posted a few photos below. It was so much fun & deeply moving at the same time.  No surprise that I’m now planning another trip in October this year.

Love & Light

Beaghmore Stone Circles
Otter Lodge, Cookstown
Lough Neagh

My week

I can’t believe that we are a third of the way through 2009! And I’m still tweeking the web site as I learn more about HTML than I thought I would ever want to.

Today I’ve been updating the look of the site & trying to understand how to change the code to get the pages to do what I want. Just the kind of thing I could use some Spirit help with as I’m a novice at the technical stuff – but Spirit are keeping very quiet. Perhaps there isn’t a guide readily available with the technical knowledge? LOL!

They have been with me very much tho when I’ve been working this week. I’m busy planning & organising events for May, June & July and it’s lovely that the people I need are being placed in front of me so I can get things done. I’ve also had a lot of mediumship work as I had my regular Mediumship @ Milans evening (working with Paul Hunt) and a Trance Circle.

I also went to Hebden Bridge Spiritualist Church for their regular monthly Open Circle. Lots of Spiritualist Churches hold Open Circles & these are a good way for anyone interested in finding out about mediumship & spiritualism to see people working & giving messages from Spirit. I believe we are all able to have our own mediumship link to Spirit & going to an Open Circle can support you in finding out about your own abilities. Some churches also offer Awareness or Development classes for anyone who wants to explore & develop their own abilities. If you get chance check out what is available in your area.

This weekend I’ll be running one of my development workshops. I have a lovely bunch of people who are getting their mediumship link in place & it’s always exciting when people find they can also receive clear & supportive Spirit guidance directly. I love when the angels & guides come around these groups as our energy is always uplifted & we are always given hope for the continuing progression of the human race.

The I get a day off for the (UK) May Day Bank Holiday. Wherever you are & whatever you are doing, have a lovely weekend.

Love & Light, Annie Conboy

PS: Still struggling to get rid of a bit of old info at the top of this page! Ooops.