Nottingham local support group

Jacky and Jayne set up the Nottingham local support group in 2007 and are proud to have won the first FHT Coordinator of the Year, in 2015. Jayne has now retired from coordinating and Jacky would be glad to hear from anyone who would like to help her in that role.

Our meetings are open to everyone; FHT members, members of other therapy associations and the general public. Some of the talks lead onto workshops for those wishing to take topics further. We arrange outings and share lifts to therapy conferences such as Holistic Health and Therapy Expo. We also have a Therapy Exchange Register for members who wish to swap treatments.

All talks are in Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE on the fourth Tuesday evening of the month – every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November), 7.30-9.30pm. Please arrive at 7.15pm for a prompt 7:30 start.

Meetings and events

Date: 23 January
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE
Topic: Sarah Westwood - Sarah will talk about her therapeutic work with Drumvoice - Mantra Chanting for the Chakras, playing drums for a drum meditation, soundbaths with gongs and didgeridoo. Sound has a magical ability to transform our state of consciousness. For countless millennia, people have used their voices, drums and other sacred instruments to feel a deep sense of inner connection, relaxation and joy.

Date: 27 March
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE
Topic: Rolfing® Structural Integration.

Vivien has always had an interest in anatomy, and is fascinated by how the body functions, how it moves and how we live in our body. After initially training as a Yoga teacher, and having experienced the Rolfing Ten series, Vivien trained with the European Rolfing® Association in Munich Germany and is now a certified Advanced Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement practitioner™. She also pratices in ScarWork, BoneWork, Neural Mobilisation and SourePoint Therapy®. Developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf in the USA over 50 years ago, Rolfing is a form of bodywork that systematically treats the whole person from head to feet using deep manipulation of the connective tissue and movement education. This holistic technique effects changes in structure to impact the whole person on a physical, emotional and energetic level. The Rolfing Ten Series systematically balances and optimises both the structure (shape) and function (movement) of the entire body over ten Rolfing sessions. After the Rolfing process the body continues to change gradually so the body unravels at it own speed, and changes have more possibility to be long lasting, allowing more freedom of movement, greater flexibility, fewer aches and pains and better alignment of posture.

Date: 22 May
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE
Topic: Corina Lucian, a member of the group, will talk about her mission to help women find their inner and outer beauty through specialised skin treatments. With more than 25 years of experience in treating skin conditions, she provides a range of treatments for even the most challenging skin types and everyday skin concerns

Date: 24 July
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE
Topic: Peer massage in schools with Jane McLennan

I have been practising as a complementary therapist since 2004. My main specialism has been traditional Japanese lineage Reiki healing and training, and I also practice several forms of massage, run meditation, well-being workshops and an image consultancy. I am keen to bring therapies into education to help shape future generations. The Massage in Schools Programme (MISP) has been running in the UK since 2000, with the vision that “every child attending school experience positive and nurturing touch every day…everywhere in the world”. I have worked in about 15 schools and coordinated delivery of peer massage through Holistic Health Team to more than 50 schools in Nottinghamshire. I will be talking about my experiences of being part of a study of MISP, the processes we went through and the results we discovered. I will also be touching on evaluating effectiveness as a therapist and some of the standardised evaluation tools that are available, if anyone is interested in doing their own study or evaluating their work. Then the last half hour or so, we will have a chance to experience the amazing benefits of peer massage as a group.

Date: 25 September
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE (enter through Leisure Centre)
Topic: Treatment unicorn – putting the magic back in your hands as therapists with Carrie Ekins

Carrie Ekins (pronounced Ee-kins) loves helping wellness professionals and creatives to find clarity on what makes them uniquely awesome and how to grow their practices with foundations of love. With over 14 years as a massage therapist, she is also a specialist myofascial release practitioner based in Sheffield, England. If you are tired of hustling, feeling overwhelmed and ‘not good enough’ in your business, then it’s time to switch to love. Step away from fear and comparison! In this talk I’ll show you how knowing what makes you uniquely awesome, who you love to work with and what you truly love to do, can change everything. You leave with tips and techniques that make being a therapist feel good again, with more high vibes and good intention than you’ve felt for a long time.

Date: 27 November
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE (enter through Leisure Centre)
Topic: Creativity, awareness, and presence in meditation with Emma Mills London

Emma Mills is a meditation teacher and the creator of emmamillslondon.com. She is the mindfulness expert on the board of advisers at the luxury brand, Neom Organics, and has contributed to the Telegraph, Lonely Planet, City AM, the Irish Enquirer, Amnesty International, MIND, Red Magazine and Cosmopolitan. She has a private practice in central London, as well as in the Midlands. She holds events and meetings across the UK. Emma says, "Many of us working in the healing arts will have encountered meditation and during this short talk, I intend to share my own unique approach to it through the pillars of enquiry, learning, and celebration. With this in hand, I hope to explore together how the creativity, awareness, and presence cultivated during our formal meditation practice can be brought to life, enhancing the everyday moments we share with others in our work as practitioners."

Date: 22 January 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE (enter through Leisure Centre)
Topic: Sarah Spencer – Unlock nature’s secrets to happiness, health and wellbeing – think like a tree

Have you ever stood in a forest and marvelled at how healthy, resilient, and long-lasting the trees are? That’s no accident – millions of years of evolution have laid the foundations, and all living things share common principles that make them successful. In this talk Sarah will explore with the group some of the natural principles. She will share her story and how her courses incorporate the natural wisdom into a design framework that can help us take control of our lives, our health and our wellbeing. Like us, every tree in a woodland is unique, so this process allows us to find our own way, guided by the natural world.

Date: 26 March 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Arnold Library Meeting Room, NG5 7EE (enter through Leisure Centre)
Topic: Ruth Duncan - Myofascial Release

Ruth lives in Scotland and obviously cannot visit our group in person so for the first time we are arranging a Skype presentation. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Myofascial Release (MFR) techniques from an internationally recognised professional and benefit from her experience and skill. We will have a couch, client and local therapist at our meeting who will 'mirror' Ruth's demonstration of MFR techniques so we can observe at close quarters. Ruth says ‘MFR is not just about learning a technique. It’s about refining your kinesthetic touch, understanding imbalance and dysfunction and then using those skills to create, pain-free, structural integrity’. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.

Additional information

The entrance fee is £5 for members, £8 for non-members and £3 for students.

Should you have friends who might be interested please bring them along. Pre-booking is not required.

Free parking, entrance through Arnold Leisure Centre.

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Visit our group's website: http://fhtnottinghamlsg.org.uk

Coordinator

Name: Jacky Huson
Tel: 01636 815739
Email: jacky@touch-therapy.co.uk