Set up in 2003 as The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre, in 2006, in order to encompass so many projects delivered, the name of the charity changed to Community Foundation for Planetary Healing.
The charity grew from a small number of like minded people who had the desire to help others in the community who were struggling with ill health, needing support and therapies but could not afford the full cost of holistic services.
In 2010 The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre became an independent organisation and physically moved to Balerno with the Community Foundation for Planetary Healing retaining the charitable status and staying in Portobello.
The Holistic Shop has always existed since 2003, however as a corner shop selling crafts from the local community from Scotland and crystals from Brazil.
Known as the Planetary Healing Centre, over the years the charity has delivered many projects:
2004 to 2009 Children First in South Africa and Brazil
2005 to 2009 Youth Vision Project in Balerno
2006 to 2020 Holistic Health Project in Edinburgh
2012 up to today Nature Connection Project in Balerno
2015 to 2018 Planetary Bee Project in Balerno
2016 up to today Deepening our Nature Connection in Falkland
2016 to 2020 Carers Project in Edinburgh
2017 to 2018 Art Exhibition
2017 up to today Indigenous People’s Project in Brazil
2018 to 2020 Children’s Wellbeing Project in Edinburgh
2019 to 2020 Cancer Holistic Support Project in Edinburgh
2019 to 2020 Bihar Project in India
2021 on going Nature Connection Volunteers Training in Balerno
After Covid-19 things changed, we had to adapt and thrive. After the charity was closed for 9 months due to the lockdown, in order to continue the work and keep our doors open, we needed to become more self-sustainable so we decided that the shop needed to go online.
At the beginning of 2021, a team of amazing people got together and created this beautiful shop you are accessing today. A lot of hard work went into it and the end result is this amazing shop with a clear energy that you see.
In April 2021, The Planetary Healing Centre changed the focus of its charitable work to Nature Connection Volunteer Training starting a new project on the 19th of April and the online shop was launched on 26th of April all supported by the Pink Super Moon.
When you buy from our shop, you are helping The Planetary Healing Centre to continue its work with the people of Scotland, and more than that, you are also helping the indigenous people of Brazil to thrive.
Please note, in order to support the healing of our Earth Mother, we have decided that we will no longer buy crystals. Once the crystals we have are sold, we will no longer be adding more crystals to our collection. In order to support the Indigenous people's work to preserve the amazing Palo Santo tree, we have also decided to no longer sell Palo Santo.