Hereford local support group

Meetings and events

Date: 25 July
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford HR2 6HE
Topic: Ear acupuncture and the treatment of stress and anxiety

Date: 12 September
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford HR2 6HE
Topic: Mindful Eating with Lisa Beasley of My Body Positive

Lisa is the owner and founder of Bristol based company 'My Body Positive' and is also a Body Image Movement Global Ambassador. My Body Positive provides a holistic approach to the complex issue of weight and our relationship with our bodies. Traditional approaches to 'weight management' rely on slimming clubs or dieting which focus on the symptoms not the cause. However, My Body Positive works by focusing on the person as a whole. The approach is non-diet, and looks at what drives a persons eating habits in order to facilitate behaviour change from a place of selfcompassion. Lisa helps women learn to eat mindfully and to improve their relationship with food and themselves. This results in increased well being and self esteem and improved self care behaviours. Lisa provides Mindful Eating and Body Image coaching to women individually or in small groups and is on a mission to help women stop dieting!

This talk is relevant to anyone who is or knows or works with any body who is stuck in a negative cycle with their relationship with food and their body image. So, anyone who is dieting, yo-yo dieting and also people who are in an overeating cycle.  

We will explore diet culture and image culture and how this impacts on our self esteem. 

Lisa’s talk is crucial for those working in the health, beauty and wellbeing sector to enable greater understanding of your clients and possibly yourselves!
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Date: 7 November
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford HR2 6HE
Topic: TEACH Therapy with Darien Pritchard

Darien has been a body worker since 1977. Including over 25 years of training massage professionals and teaching professional development courses for qualified practitioners. 

You will be shown a few techniques form workshops that you can take away from the session; this will include, Hands-free Massage and Rhythm Mobility. You will be invited to participate if you would like to so please wear clothes that are suitable for easy movement and massage.
His grounded joyful style of massage and tuition is designed to reinvigorate your passion for massage and body work and to offer information and practical ideas aimed at expanding your working repertoire and supporting your body in maintaining a long and healthy massage career.

Date: 5 December
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford HR2 6HE
Topic: Tai chi movements for wellbeing with Marigold Farmer

TMW (Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing) is a specially-developed sequence of movements which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing. With origins in both Tai Chi and Chi Kung, the TMW sequence distils elements of these arts into a simplified form. Completing the TMW series of moves and gestures takes just 10 minutes. And the beauty of TMW is that it can be practised both seated and standing, making its benefits accessible to all.

Marigold will introduce you to the sequence and lead a discussion about the origins of the sequence and its many applications; from rehabilitation and managing long term health conditions to stress-relief programmes.

Additional information

Please contact your Local Support Group Coordinator to advise them of your attendance, details below.

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Carina Stinchcombe
T. 01981 242044