When my journey began into the world of cancer care in 2011, I wanted to find robust post graduate training in complementary therapies to ensure safe practice. I was surprised to find no specialised training for paediatric oncology complementary therapies in the UK, but in my search came across a diploma course in ‘Adapting Complementary
My first clinical experience in offering complementary therapies within Cancer Care was as an Aromatherapist for Sue Ryder, in their Charles Clore Day Hospice. The Charles Clore Day Hospice is a day therapy unit based at the West Berkshire Community Hospital which specialises in caring for and supporting patients with life-threatening illnesses, and their families.
The Sarajevo Tunnel was an underground tunnel constructed between March and June of 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War and we heard many stories of people going back and forth, at great risk, to bring food and water back to their families in the city. To visit the
Puyssentut is a retreat in SW France for people with, or recovering from, cancer. It is a haven where you can relax and begin to let go of the stress of dealing with cancer and take time to reconnect to yourself and the simple pleasures of life, in a caring and nurturing environment. I was
Top Ten Tips for Good Health and Wellbeing 1. Do something creative Being creative can improve mood, and self-esteem, as well as improving mental agility 2. Learn new skills Achieving goals you’ve set for yourself can increase your confidence and help you to feel more optimistic about the future 3. Value yourself and others Spend