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Stress Busting Techniques – Wednesday 27 September

When we feel threatened or face a difficult task the body enters into a state of stress causing physical changes designed to help you to cope. These changes include a pounding heart, increasingly rapid breathing, tensed muscles and perspiration. This is sometimes known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. Once the threat or difficulty passes, these physical effects usually fade. But if you’re constantly stressed, your body stays in a state of high alert and you may develop stress-related symptoms.

At September’s Harborne Support Group we take a look at how to identify the causes of stress and the strategies to cope with stress in relation to fatigue related conditions including gentle exercise, meditation, mindfulness, rest, sleep, pacing and diet.

We’ll be meeting in the lower hall from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Our Support Groups are for people living with chronic fatigue and their friends, families and carers. No need to book – just turn up.

 

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Meditation with Marion – Thursday 28th September

Health practitioner Marion Parry returns with the series of meditation sessions on the last Thursday of each month at our Salus Sanctuary in Sutton Coldfield

A lovely calming session focusing on relaxation, positive affirmations and the opportunity to spend time nurturing yourself.

Cost – A minimum contribution of £5 towards the cost of running the workshop will be collected, unless this would be a barrier to an individual attending. Please discuss with us if this causes difficulty.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

To book, please email: info@salus.org.uk or leave a message on 07809 246 674.

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Managing Symptoms and Pain – Wednesday 4th October

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can come with a whole host of symptoms as well as the debilitating tiredness: headaches, pain, inability to concentrate, sensitivity to light or noise, IBS, anxiety, depression – to name but a few. Sometimes the combination can seem overwhelming, leading to an inability to make sensible choices in areas such as pacing and resting. Understanding the importance of managing pain and other symptoms can support you in making positive changes to improve your health.

At October’s Sutton Support Group we will be looking at coping strategies such as breathing exercises, meditation and yoga. We will also explore food and drink useful for pain relief. Most importantly of all we will consider how we can learn to nurture ourselves and treat ourselves with the kindness we deserve!

Our Support Groups are for people living with chronic fatigue and their friends, families and carers. No need to book – just turn up.

All are welcome.

Join us at The Salus Sanctuary, Sutton at 11am on Wednesday 4th October.

 

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Managing Stress and Wellbeing – Wednesday 11th October

Fight or flight? The body reacts to stress, fear or anxiety by preparing the body for action – accelerated heart beat, tense muscles, quicker breathing, increased perspiration. But it also causes anxiety and can make people feel low, worried and unable to cope. If prolonged, this can weaken your immune system.

At Kings Heath Support Group on Wednesday 11th October, we look at strategies on how to identify the symptoms of stress, understand what is causing it and find ways to understand, manage or overcome it to achieve overall wellbeing.

We’ll be meeting from 11am to 1pm.

All are welcome – no need to book.

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Sleep Workshop – Wednesday 18th October

We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep but the increasing usage of Mobile phones, computers, the internet, street lighting all threaten to disrupt the circadian rhythms of our bodies. Sleep is essential for overall health and Sleep deprivation can raise your risk of diabetes, weight gain, depression and exacerbate fatigue condition symptoms.

Join us at the Solihull Support Group meeting on Wednesday 18th October, where we will be exploring strategies to help ensure a good night’s rest and change the foods, habits and environments that can prevent you from sleeping properly.

We’ll be meeting from 11am to 1pm.

All are welcome – no need to book.

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Healing Properties of Ginger, Turmeric and Chilli – Wednesday 20 September

Could your spice rack also be a hidden medicine cabinet? Not only do they taste great, but some of our favourite spices also have interesting healing functions. Did you know that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties? Or that turmeric is a potent antioxidant? Or that Chilli peppers have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals? To find out how you can add these tasty spices to your diet to pep up your food and improve your health and share some great recipes, join us at our Solihull Support Group on Wednesday 20th September at Solihull Methodist Church Hall to find out more.

We’ll be meeting from 11am to 1pm.

All are welcome – no need to book.

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Walls of Protection: Conflict – Thursday 14th September

hand-holding-bowl-cropA new series of workshops with health practitioner Bridget Slattery.

brick by brick… stone by stone…. we have been creating blocks in life

Each session we will talk about removing a stone at a time and looking at some of the Causes and Effects.

The next session on 14th September will be looking at Foregiveness and will take place at The Salus Sanctuary at 11am.

The Walls of Protection workshops are a follow-up to Bridget’s popular Wellbeing Journey Go Within or Go Without which took people through a transition from the start of their day onwards, with different steps each month to support  a feeling of improved general wellbeing. These new sessions are open to newcomers and to those who came to her previous sessions and wish to continue their journey.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

To book, please email: info@salus.org.uk or leave a message on 07809 246 674.

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Anchors Away!! To Sail that Placebo!! – Wednesday 20th September

Our Harmony Life Balance sessions continue looking at how to communicate with your sub-conscious mind to help you change beliefs within your body with Anchors Away!!

The fourth of a six-part course from health practitioner Michelle Townsend. where the emphasis will be on Anchors and Placebos – releasing old anchors, creating new ones and working with the Placebo.

The sessions will continue once a month (usually on the third Wednesday of the month) at The Salus Sanctuary – until November (no session in August).

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL To book, please email: info@salus.org.uk or leave a message on 07809 246 674.

Full details are on our calendar.

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Hemp and Other Super Seeds – Wednesday 13th September

Have you ever thought that seeds have locked inside them the entire genetic material for developing into a whole plant? As well as essential fatty acids seeds also contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and selenium plus vitamins A, C, E, K and several of the B vitamins essential for energy production. But how can you get seeds such as hemp, linseed, pumpkin, sunflower, flax, sesame or  pomegranate into your diet? And how should you prepare and store them? Join us at our Kings Heath Support Group for Hemp and Other Super Seeds on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at the All Saints Centre to find out more. We’ll be meeting in the Marjorie Allen Room from 11am to 1pm.

All our Support Groups are on a drop-in basis – all welcome.

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Summer Time

Here at Salus we will be taking a short break during August after the last of our Support Groups meetings of this term on Wednesday 9th August – Kings Heath Support Group: Managing Symptoms

We will be taking this opportunity to get outdoors, soak up some sun and fresh air and top up our Vitamin D levels.

Why not do the same and make the most of the longer days? There are some lovely relaxing activities to join in with in parks and open spaces, including Tai-Chi and Walking Meditation. If you’re not feeling up to something that active, a picnic in a quiet space surrounded by tranquil greenery can be enough to recharge your batteries and lift your mood. There are literally hundreds of parks and open spaces in Birmingham and Solihull.

Check out our webpage on Free Outdoor Activities.

Our usual timetable of workshops and support groups will resume in September so please keep looking at our website, facebook and twitter pages for details and have a great summer!

 

Black swan in Moseley Park


Photograph of the beautiful Moseley Park by Annie Banham.

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