Annette Boden MSc

Optimising your health at Pinches medical -New classes and workshops!

Published 29 April 2018 Associated Categories News

Hello everyone

Every Tuesday I have the privilege of working with an amazing team of integrative health care professionals at Pinches Medical in Macclesfield who provide a premium service to support their vision of an integrative approach to well-being for ‘A life without limits’

June 2018 updates!

Pinches medical – dates for your diary!

Our well-being programme is growing! we now offer yoga classes, Pilates, and from Mid July onward you can come along and experience deep relaxation, mindfulness, and meditation practice on a weekly basis and enrol on one of the courses and workshops we are offering .

I urge you to get in touch and call us on 01625 704777 to enrol on/find out more about  one of the upcoming workshops and classes, courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Emotional well-being in later life” I will share some helpful tips and strategies in this important workshop for flourishing in your 60s onwards- addressing issues such as retirement, and emotional well-being, and other changes such as sleep patterns, appetite changes, and working with the body to maximise flexibility.

Where: The beautiful Copper room, on the first floor,Charles Roe House

When: 27th September, 6.30-8pm

Your investment: £TBC Pinches medical members £TBC non-members

 

About: This uplifting and experiential workshop invites you to embrace a new chapter in your life as you retire or have already retired. You will learn tips and strategies to help you make the most of the freedom you have and how to manage some of the challenges and changes so that you can enjoy this time more fully. You will also be guided through a deep relaxation technique.

 

True resilience student workshop

Where: The beautiful Copper room, first floor, Charles Roe House

When: 24 October 11.30-12.30pm (Debbie-did we agree this time due to it being half term?)

Your investment: £tbc

About: This course is designed to support students as they study throughout the academic year. You will learn techniques and strategies to support your well-being and emotional development, build your self-confidence, reduce stress and anxiety, and help you to get the best out of your learning environment and social life as you grow into a young adult.

Your facilitator: Annette Boden MSc is our ‘in-house’ Counsellor offering a compassion- focused confidential service. As an experienced integrative psychotherapist and trained Mindful self-compassion teacher, Annette has been working as a health care professional since 1998 and has a special interest in working with teens and young adults to develop confidently and manage the inevitable and powerful changes as they occur. Annette is also trained in MSC for teens official resilience training programme.

 

True Resilience Exam Ready

Where: The beautiful Copper room, first floor, Charles Roe House

When: 22nd November 6.30-8pm

Your investment: £TBC

About: This experiential workshop is designed to support you and enable you to overcome any fears or anxiety around the exam process. You will learn about stress and how to manage it, the best revision techniques, and how to be calm and confident on the day of the exam.

Your facilitator: Annette Boden MSc is our ‘in-house’ Counsellor offering a compassion- focused confidential service. As an experienced integrative psychotherapist and trained Mindful self-compassion teacher, Annette has been working as a health care professional since 1998 and has a special interest in working with teens and young adults to develop confidently and manage the inevitable and powerful changes as they occur. Annette is also trained in MSC for teens official resilience training programme.

 

Relaxation classes and mindfulness classes starting July 17

Following ‘Mental health awareness week’ I am delighted to announce the start of our weekly relaxation and mindfulness classes which will run late afternoons and early evenings. The sessions will last 45 minutes. Please contact Pinches to register your interest and provide details so that you can attend the classes. These are bookable in advance and places are limited and will go quickly so get in touch ASAP if you would like to attend and we can inform you about cost, start times and days etc.

Where: The beautiful Copper room, first floor, Charles Roe House

When: Starting July 17 and running as a 4-week program each Tuesday 6.00pm-6.45pm (or 6.30-7.15pm TBC)

Your investment: TBC payment is required up front to secure your place. £TBC Pinches medical members £TBC non-members. Drop in ad-hoc £TBCand paid before 5pm on the day- There are limited spaces so early booking is recommended.

Self -care in health care – Mindful self-compassion Inner resilience training for health care professionals.

Where: The beautiful Copper room, on the first floor, Charles Roe House

When: 23 & 30th October and 20th & 27th November from 6.00pm until 7.30pm

Your investment: £120 for the full course which will include a certificate of attendance for CPD, training materials, and refreshments.

About: This course is designed solely for health care professionals who face the increasing demands of providing health care. Research shows that self-compassion skills can be of particular benefit to heath care workers, allowing them to experience greater satisfaction in their caregiving roles and reduce feelings of stress and risk of burnout.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Inner Resiliency Training for healthcare professionals is an adapted program incorporating the use of mindfulness and self-compassion practices in the healthcare setting.  This brief training aims to improve wellbeing and emotional resilience in healthcare professionals who are constantly on the front line of suffering.by training skills to deal with distressing emotional situations as they occur.

As opposed to other self- care techniques, MSC practices can be used on the spot while at work with patients and colleagues.  Participants of the program will learn tools to support your well-being and emotional resilience and support the Six C’s described in the 2012 vision “Compassion in practice”, helping you continue to

  • Care for yourself while caring for others
  • Be able to listen with compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reconnect to the values that give your life and work meaning

Self -care in health care – Mindful self-compassion Inner resilience training for health care professionals.

Where: The beautiful Copper room, on the first floor, Charles Roe House

When: 23 & 30th October and 20th & 27th November from 6.00pm until 7.30pm

Your investment: £120 for the full course which will include a certificate of attendance for CPD, training materials, and refreshments.

About: This course is designed solely for health care professionals who face the increasing demands of providing health care. Research shows that self-compassion skills can be of particular benefit to heath care workers, allowing them to experience greater satisfaction in their caregiving roles and reduce feelings of stress and risk of burnout.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Inner Resiliency Training for healthcare professionals is an adapted program incorporating the use of mindfulness and self-compassion practices in the healthcare setting.  This brief training aims to improve wellbeing and emotional resilience in healthcare professionals who are constantly on the front line of suffering.by training skills to deal with distressing emotional situations as they occur.

As opposed to other self- care techniques, MSC practices can be used on the spot while at work with patients and colleagues.  Participants of the program will learn tools to support your well-being and emotional resilience and support the Six C’s described in the 2012 vision “Compassion in practice”, helping you continue to

  • Care for yourself while caring for others
  • Be able to listen with compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reconnect to the values that give your life and work meaning

The wealth of empirical research already undertaken over the last ten years suggests and supports the view that applying compassion and self-compassion is associated with an increase in mental well-being and reduces the effects of anxiety and depression. Key components supporting self-compassion are mindfulness and meditation. Kristin Neff suggested that “ self-compassion is an important human strength as it evokes qualities of kindness , equanimity, and feelings of inter-connectedness, helping individuals to find hope and meaning when faced with the difficulties of life” (Neff et al. 2007)

The  published NHS commissioning board document “Compassion in practice” 2010 and 2012 supports this evidence also.

What is compassion?

According to the department of health commissioning board, in its document “Compassion in practice”

Compassion (one of the 6 Cs which are: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, commitment)

“Is how care is given through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity – it can also be described as intelligent kindness, and is central to how people perceive their care”

On p10 of the same document comes a heading: “supporting staff health and well-being” where it states that “the health and well-being of staff is essential. Treating each other well is fundamental…ensuring staff feel valued, cared for and communicated with is essential”

I would add to that and say that how we care for ourselves is also essential in maintaining our ability to care for others.

Your facilitator:  Annette Boden MSc is our ‘in-house’ Counsellor offering a compassion- focused confidential service. As an experienced integrative psychotherapist and trained Mindful self-compassion teacher, Annette has been working as a health care professional since 1998. She has been offering courses to health care professionals since 2012.

 

“Sleeping well” Date and Time TBC. This workshop is designed to help you understand more about sleep and our natural rhythms and take away some ideas and techniques for sleeping well and well-being that you can put into practice straight away.

I will be putting some myths to rest, sharing evidence based positive tips to sleeping well, and for the experiential parts of this workshop I will be completing a deep relaxation technique with you and a mindfulness technique- a compassionate body scan.

 

At Pinches we  received wonderful feedback from the ‘Optimising your health in your 40s and 50s’. Thank you so much to everyone who attended.

It is a privilege to be part of a visionary team that has at the very heart of its ethos- the desire to support everyone so they can enjoy ‘a life without limits’- whatever time of life, whatever condition you are managing, being diagnosed with, or simply wish to improve your overall health and well-being-Pinches can offer a fully integrative service.

 

 

 

 

A bit of background…

Our team at Pinches medical is headed up by our clinical director Dr Stephanie Jones and her husband Ian Pinches -commercial director whose vison and ethos for a seamless, integrative medical service supports a team of experienced and passionate GPs, nurses, our physiotherapist Daniel, and myself- In-house counsellor and psychotherapist offering a range of integrative strategies for emotional well-being.

As the practice counsellor, and an integrative psychotherapist, I offer Hypnotherapy and compassion-focused cognitive counselling, and mindfulness based cognitive therapeutic approaches for addressing emotional issues and letting go of old unwanted habits.

Come along and take a tour and check out our services at Charles Roe House – call 01625 704777 to arrange a tour/further details about Pinches membership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health awareness week 14-20 May check out our hub every day this week for mental health blogs

Two workshops to attend this week! watch this space for further details.

Workshops on the horizon for Autumn 2018:Sleeping well“, An introduction to physical and emotional well-being– Healthy nutrition and mindful eating for positive and stabilising weight management . I will be co-facilitating this workshop with the wonderful Rosie Tadman of Rosielife,

Calm and comfortable for Christmas and the festive months ahead – This workshop is a similar workshop to that of my popular ‘Winter warmth’ morning workshops I have run for a number of years now and will include lots of tips and techniques to manage stress in the build up to Christmas, and a deep relaxation technique to help you prepare.

Dates for your diary!

I would like to share with you some exciting opportunities where you can learn more about Pinches memberships, our well-being programmes, and our vision to help you achieve optimum well-being.

Classes and courses coming soon! Relaxation and mindfulness classes starting Mid-July in the beautiful Copper room !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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