On Tuesday 19th April at 6.30pm, we will be hosting a 2 hour workshop for anyone that might be curious about mindfulness, or interested in joining an 8-week course.
The workshop will introduce participants to the key principles of living mindfully and offer some core practices to help cultivate mindfulness in daily life. Along with experiential practice we will also explore some of the theory behind how mindfulness works, and look at some of the latest scientific evidence to help you decide if this approach may be helpful. All attendees will be given a resource list to support the development of a personal practice at home.
The workshop is taught by Emma Thom, a fully qualified teacher of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. The cost of the workshop is £10 per person, or free for those that join the 8 week course - to reserve a place contact Emma on 07929 630 910, or send an email to our reception team. You ca find out more at www.themindfulchoice.co.uk.
This March Cowan House became one of the latest bases for South West Mediation - a team of specialist and experienced mediators that provide mediation services for families, businesses and individuals in the South West of England.
Jill Sage is the mediator covering the Weston-super-Mare area, and has a wealth of legal and financial experience to help you get communication back on track and solve your disputes. Before training to become a family mediator, Jill worked as a specialist family solicitor in Bristol. She is also recognised by the Legal Aid Agency to practice all types of mediation, including Direct Consultation with Children.
If you are interested in mediation or would like to arrange an appointment with Jill, please contact our reception team and we will put you in touch. You can find out more about South West Mediation and their work on their website.
As some of you may have spotted, our very own Jason Seaton was in the local paper this week. Here he is with Weston Football Club, exploring the importance of injury prevention. For the full article just follow this link to the Weston Mercury.
Jason Seaton, one of our physiotherapists, working on injury prevention with Weston Football Club
This coming year Jason is looking to work with a number of clubs in the Weston area, focusing on sports conditioning and injury prevention. Injury prevention is still physiotherapy, but it differs slightly from traditional physiotherapy in that it is very much exercise based.
Instead of a one-to-one assessment, participants fill out a screening questionnaire which will highlight any areas of weakness they may have. The physiotherapist will then complete a Functional Movement Screen score test to look for areas of stiffness, tightness and weakness - searching for any biomechanical problems that may lead to injury during sport. This will be followed up with a functional circuit programme which will then focus on strength, stability, flexibility and sports specific conditioning.
If sports conditioning or injury prevention is something you are interested in, please contact reception and they will arrange an appointment for you to come and see Jason with us at Cowan House.
Christmas may have been and gone, but a treatment at Cowan House would make a lovely gift all year round. Our in house design team has come up with this lovely new gift voucher, complete with envelope and brand sticker to seal. The contemporary design is printed on good quality card, and has a luxury feel. Whether in need of a treatment or not, this voucher makes a charming little treat and is sure to brighten up your recipient's day. One last little treat for you? We are currently offering this gift pack at no extra cost.
Traditional Acupuncture is becoming a popular choice, with many people turning to this ancient therapy both as a stand alone treatment and in combination with Western medicine. With interest in the benefits of Chinese medicine increasing, Lynda French is delighted to welcome Brendagh O'Sullivan to Cowan House. Brendagh brings a wealth of experience from her years in practice, and is a fantastic addition to the acupuncture team.
For more information about acupuncture at Cowan House, visit our acupuncture page.
In aid of this year's annual Homeopathy Awareness Week, Paul Black recently held a homeopathy open day here at Cowan House.
This year's theme was skincare. Interestingly, a recent survey found that over one quarter of Brits state that their skin reacts to a number of changes in lifestyle - such as diet, illness and lack of sleep. Moreover, one in ten people are affected by conditions such as mild eczema and mild acne.
Paul was here with us again last month, raising awareness of how homeopathy can be used to relieve such symptoms. As well as offering advice on homeopathy in general, he also provided a limited number of free 30-minute consultations.
On behalf of everyone who was here to enjoy the day, we'd just like to say a big thank you to Paul for all his hard work!
For more information about Homeopathy, please click here.
These past couple of months Paul Black has been busy orchestrating multiple open days and taster afternoons, to give people an idea of what Homeopathy and Bowen Technique are all about.
This year for International Bowen Therapy Week, Paul held a taster day at Cowan House and provided information on how Bowen Technique can help your health. As well as a friendly chat, Paul also offered 20-minute sample sessions. We are giving those of you that were disappointed as Paul did not have time to see you, the chance to book one of these sessions via our reception.
The Bowen Technique is a soft remedial therapy, a bit like a massage. It is a gentle, non-invasive, relaxing treatment that uses fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament tendon and fascia. This encourages the body to realign and re-balance itself, promote healing, relieve pain and tension, and recover energy. Click here to find out more about Bowen Technique.
The day was a great success. Paul was able to raise over £50 in donations for charity through his free taster sessions, and had a busy day raising awareness of both the Bowen Technique and the Tom Bowen Legacy Trust Fund (TBLTF) - a not-for-profit organisation formed to support children with disabilities and provide gifts to children requiring special help with electrical and mechanical equipment, to enhance their quality of life. Click here for more information about the TBLTF.