Sat - February 10, 2007

Breast Cancer Haven announce series of talks and workshops


Breast Cancer Haven runs a variety of talks, seminars and workshops throughout the year which are open to all, not just those affected by breast cancer. Diary dates at the moment are:

Thursday 22 February 10am – 1.00pm. Creative Collage Workshop with Sharon Pullen
Wednesday 21 March 2pm – 4pm. Music & Imagination Workshop with Anthony Hall
Wednesday 28 March 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Lymphoedema Awareness Workshop with Clare Cox
Friday 27 April 2pm – 5.30pm. The Art of Letting Go & Self Healing with Gosia Gorna

Click on 'Read More' for full details of the courses or go to their website at www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk

Thursday 22 February 10am – 1.00pm. Creative Collage Workshop with Sharon Pullen 
£5.00 Donation. Personal journeys – creating landscapes using collage. Although materials are supplied you may wish to bring additional resources. A creative experience which can be both rewarding and therapeutic through the telling and sharing of your own particular stories.
Sharon is a practising artist and state registered psychotherapist.  In addition to her work at the Haven she works for the NHS within a rehabilitation unit, and for a women’s forensic service.

Wednesday 21 March 2pm – 4pm. Music & Imagination Workshop with Anthony Hall 
£5.00 Donation. This practical, fascinating and supportive group workshop will focus on using guided relaxation, carefully selected music and your imagination in a healing capacity.  This workshop is based on the principles of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) – a powerful creative arts therapy which has been widely used in Demark and other Scandinavian countries for supporting people living with cancer (or those who are cancer survivors).
This unique combination of being in a relaxed state and listening to specially selected music can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels utilise our own coping mechanisms and help to discover our inner resources.
Anthony Hall is a qualified Music Psychotherapist registered with the Health Professionals Council, London.  Anthony runs a private practice based in Cardiff and is passionate about the benefits of creative art therapies.  His other interests include yoga, tai chi, meditation and walking in nature.

Wednesday 28 March 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Lymphoedema Awareness Workshop with Clare Cox 
For those who have had surgery or radiotherapy to the armpit / axilla but who do not have Lymphoedema
Wednesday 18 April 2pm – 4pm 
Plant Medicine with Christine Steward 
£5.00 Donation. Christine qualified as a medical herbalist in 1987 and was on the Council of the National Institute from 1989 until 1998. During this time she worked as a Press and Information Officer for the Institute writing many articles on herbal medicine and contributing to and editing a number of books

Friday 27 April 2pm – 5.30pm. The Art of Letting Go & Self Healing with Gosia Gorna 
£5.00 Donation. Gosia’s work is based on the idea that our emotions and thoughts have a powerful effect on our physical body and general well-being and it is important to take them into consideration in a process of change and healing.
More details can be found on their website at www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk

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Fri - September 1, 2006

European Shiatsu Week - 18-24 September


A Europe-wide week of events to raise awareness of this powerful oriental ‘massage-type’ therapy. Find out more about Shiatsu in Herefordshire.
Local Events:
18-24 September — Exhibition, Leominster Library. Information & pictures about Shiatsu, case histories of different clinical situations – and how to find a practitioner .
Wednesday 20 September — Free Talk Hereford, The Friends’ Meeting House, off King Street. Local practitioners Susan Crawshaw and Wendy Gilhespy will talk about Shiatsu, demonstrate techniques and answer questions. Start time is 7.15pm and ‘taster’ treatments available at the end. Spaces limited, booking essential. Telephone Susan Crawshaw on 01432 357859.
Friday 22 September — Shiatsu Awareness Day – Holland & Barrett, High Town, Hereford. Local practitioners Susan Crawshaw & Wendy Gilhespy will be in-store to talk to customers and give short, free ‘taster’ treatments.
Saturday 23 September — Launch of 'Drop-in’ Clinic Café Green, St Owen Street, Hereford. Susan Crawshaw will launch a new regular ‘drop-in’ service for ‘first-aid’ pain relief or relaxation. All proceeds from the treatments on this day will be donated to St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree, Hereford. Anyone who wants a quick relaxing treatment or who has a nagging ache or pain, can drop-in and receive a short Shiatsu — typically 15 or 30 minutes. Treatments will be on a special, very comfortable and supportive massage chair within the café or garden area. Shiatsu is always carried out through clothing. Prices will be just £5.00 for 15 minutes and £10.00 for 30 minutes.
For further information about Shiatsu, details of above events, or to book appointments, contact Susan Crawshaw on 01432 357859, email susan@shiatsusan.co.uk (appts. Hereford & Abergavenny), or Wendy Gilhespy on 01981 550031 email wendy@gilhespy.com (appts. Hereford).


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