Annette Boden MSc

Optimising your health at Pinches medical

Published 29 April 2018 Associated Categories Featured, 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’

May updates!

Pinches medical – dates for your diary!

Our well-being programme is growing! we now offer yoga classes, Pilates, and from Mid May onwards 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 will be offering shortly. I urge you to get in touch and call us on 01625 704777 to enrol on one of the upcoming workshops and classes.










True resillience

Wednesday 16 May 6.00pm-7.30pm “True resilience” This is for all teens preparing for exams and revising hard. At this uplifting and empowering workshop, I will help you learn strategies that will focus your attention on your revision rather than worries and fears, put in to place healthy strategies to get the best out of your revision time, and to focus well and with confidence on the exams as you take the opportunity to share and present all you have learned during your educational journey. Exam time is your time to shine!

Check out further details here!True Resilience


Mental health awareness week 14-20 May

This week sees the start of our rolling programme of classes and courses for emotional well-being. Check out our hub for a series of mental health awareness blogs this week, including Alcohol, anxiety, depression, and look out for details on our upcoming workshops on topics which will include:

“Summer ready” on June 19? -date and time TBC where nutritionist Rosie Tadman will join me, and the exceptional Dr Saira Mian, taking you on a journey to address your nutritional well-being, and eating habits, incorporating mindfulness and compassion alongside the heard science and top tips for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and ready to enjoy the summer.

“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.

“Emotional well-being in later life” Where I will be privileged to co-facilitate with Dr Dominique Silva. We will share important medical facts and tips and strategies in this important workshop for flourishing in your 60s onwards- addressing issues such as retirement, and emotional wellbeing, and other changes such as sleep patterns, appetite changes, and working with the body to maximise flexibity.


Relaxation classes and mindfulness classes

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.


At Pinches we have just 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: “Sleeping well“, Calm,confident, and exam ready– a short experiential workshops for teens to manage exam stress and achieve well, Ready for summer– Healthy nutrition and mindful eating for positive and stabilising weight management , Emotional resilience in later life – a 1.5 -hour experiential workshop teaching self-compassion and mindfulness


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-May in the beautiful Copper room !








Pinches is a caring practice and supports the community and local charities. There is a wonderful event coming up this Thursday May 3

“Cocktails and Mocktails”  an early evening social event in aid of East Cheshire Hospice Here’s the important information! CocktailsMocktails 03rd


Ladies this is a date to keep! Saturday  late morning May 5 “Optimising your health in your 40s and 50s 

Here are the important details! Call now to reserve your place -lunch is included !! wellbeing-in-your-40s-and-50s

Here Dr Saira Mian and myself will be taking you on a journey of discovery which will include the very latest information from the medical world and some powerful strategies to help you flourish through the natural changes and develop emotional resilience and emotional harmony.  Cost £20

For further details and to book your place call 01625 704777

You can find us in The Copper room on the first floor via the beautiful staircase


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