Workshop for Individuals with persistent pain

10 November 2018
10:00 – 12:30

Persistent pain (e.g. in our limbs and spine in conditions such as chronic low back pain or fibromyalgia) often goes along with discomfort about being touched or sudden pain during ordinary activity when we don’t expect it. As a result, individuals who suffer with chronic pain very understandably try and avoid touch, being touched or activities that carry a risk of aggravating the pain, often leading to profound restriction on their lives.

This workshop is for people with persistent pain and their partners (or a good friend) who would like to discover/ rediscover their own world of touch through guided, simple and safe exercises. The main objective is to begin to experience touch as something safe, important and enriching to all our daily lives.

What to expect:
The workshop is facilitated by Fiona Sim and Rainer Klocke (Consultant Rheumatologist).
After a brief introduction about chronic pain and the role of touch, we will begin with simple exercises on our own using our hands and feet. We may be using towels, water and/ or oils to support our experience. We will be sharing our own observation and respect each other’s comfort zones.

About the course facilitators:

Fiona Sim is a Registered Nurse, Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist and Rhythmical Einreibung Teacher. She has worked in integrated health care for twenty years and is currently working at Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands and running courses in Rhythmical Einreibung at Emerson College. http://www.emerson.org.uk/rhythmical-einreibung. Fiona sees clients for Rhythmical Einreibung treatments both in their homes and at Elysia Therapeutic Centre. Rhythmical Einreibung is a gentle therapeutic touch technique.

Rainer Klocke has been working as a Consultant Rheumatologist in Dudley for over 13 years and has a special interest in pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. He is particularly interested in complementary approaches to pain management for these conditions.

Cost:
To cover expenses of this course, we suggest a donation of £ 20.00 (waged) or £ 15:00 (unwaged).

To find out more or register for this workshop, please contact: fiona.sim@live.co.uk

Discovering Touch… rediscovering touch…

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