Wigan, Leigh, Rainford and St Helens local group

Welcome to the Wigan, Leigh, Rainford and St Helens local group. The group provides opportunity to hear talks, see demonstrations on a wide range of topics by fellow therapists and knowledgeable people and professional speakers. A great evening and chance to network and swap ideas. Our meetings are open to everyone, FHT Members, non-members, general public other therapists, Complementary Practitioners and students. Come along and meet other like minded people.

Meetings and events

Date: Tuesday 9 March 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Microsoft Teams
Topic: British Sign Language with Melody Dark

My name is Melody Dark and I am currently a peripatetic Teacher of the Deaf in Wigan & Leigh. I became involved in education after I decided to do British Sign Language Level 1 in 1997. That led to me volunteering at the local deaf youth group where I met deaf people for the very first time! It was this experience that made me realise that I wanted to help d/D young people. I managed to get a job as a Communication Support Worker because of my volunteering work (at that time I wanted to join the police!), I have never looked back. After thirteen years of experience working with many d/Deaf children, I decided to take the plunge and do my teacher training so that I could then go on to train as a Teacher of the Deaf. But first I needed a degree! It took me 6 years to complete an English Literature/Disability Studies degree and then a further year for teacher training. Then onto my NQT year. At this point I could apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Deaf Education. I qualified in 2017. For the past 3 years I have been working in Wigan & Leigh and absolutely love it. I am looking forward to sharing my Deaf Awareness presentation with you all which will include:-

•Causes and Types of Deafness
•Communication and Assistance
•The Impact of Deafness
•Basic Sign Language

Date: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: Matrix Rhythm Therapy

The only non-invasive therapy to restore rhythm of cells and muscles. Treatable conditions include: musculoskeletal and neurological systems such as arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, stiff muscles, post operative rehabilitation, lymphatic & blood circulation such as lymphoedema.

Date: Tuesday 18 May 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: Mindfulness with Bob Wheat

For the past 11 years, Bob has worked as a Hypnotherapist dealing with clients presenting with anxiety, stress, confidence building, weight control, fears and phobias, smoking, IBS, and many other issues. Teaching Tai Chi for the last 11 years, since lockdown the classes are now on line. Tai Chi is also part of a mindfulness course. Bob has been interested in mindfulness for the past 15 years, gaining a teacher qualification 7 years ago.  Mindfulness may help improve mental and physical health increasing the number of hours of sleep, confidence building, having more energy, feeling less stressed and anxious. Come along to this interesting talk learning how Bob has taken his teachings online during the pandemic.

Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: How to eat yourself better - Holistic Nutrition with Lyn Burgess

Below is a small bio of our guest speaker who has had many medical conditions to deal with over the years having been born with diabetes. She is going to talk to us about how she has made her life better with nutrition and therapies.
"My name is Lyn Burgess, and I am here to serve as a student from the “University of Life” - and speak to you about my discoveries. After having a brain haemorrhage in 2005, I had to rigorously re-evaluate my life and how it was serving me! After such an event happening, it would be an honour for me to share some of those discoveries with you! It is my goal to captivate, motivate and empower people to have hope which is what these changes have given to me. I genuinely believe that by sharing these experiences that it may help make a difference in your life or someone else’s!"

To join this meeting, please click here.
Meeting ID: 719 5838 9140
Password: TW0XBx

Additional Information

Everyone welcome!

£5 members / £6 non-members / £3 students (with valid student card) - entry costs do not apply to virutal meetings.

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Janet Cairnie
T. 07837860717
E. janetcairniefht@gmail.com

Jane Gallimore
T. 07808 264292
E. jane.gallimore@outlook.com