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!"

Date: Monday 23 August 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: Yoga with Tina Robinson

Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility. ...
Yoga helps with back pain relief. ...
Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms. ...
Yoga benefits heart health. ...
Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better. ...
Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods. ...
Yoga helps you manage stress.

Date: 22 September 2021
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Zoom
Topic: Emotional Freedom Technique with Wendy Telfer

Do you ever feel that you’re just not good enough? Maybe it’s a case of not being smart enough or happy enough? These underlying feelings of lack of self-worth or self-loathing can hold us back and cause us to stay small in the world. Our insecurities become so real in our thoughts that they start to influence our lives, the decisions we make and ripple out. Maybe you experienced a traumatic event that has triggered you to stay stuck in a situation that is no longer serving you? Or perhaps you are living with pain and discomfort both mentally and physically? After all, how ever strong you are in life and business, the past 18 months will have caused an impact that you may need to shake free from now we start to emerge back out in to our communities and business lives.

What will it be like to live your life from a place of possibility? To create hope and freedom from where there was once pain and suffering and fear. To remove all your self-doubt and build your confidence to feel comfortable in your own skin. Join our guest speaker, Wendy Telfer who is a Master Coach & Trainer who will expertly guide us to shake off all our fears and step into our power with the use of a fabulous personal development tool called EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique. It is going to be a mindblowing evening!

To join this meeting, please click here.
Meeting ID: 894 7393 2884
Password: Freedom

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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Please RSVP, details below.


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

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