A Path to Wellbeing
“I feel cared for and supported, with an increased confidence to deal with my health challenges”
If you are living with an illness or coping with bereavement, there are a range of wellbeing activities and courses to help your journey easier to manage and enable you to find a life path that’s right for you.
For more information about any of our well-being activities telephone 01590 677198 or speak to us in the Hub.
Mindfulness can help you become more aware of your emotions and thoughts, and learn useful techniques to reduce stress. Learning mindfulness helps to focus your thoughts, feelings and sensations in the present moment rather than dwelling in the past or imagining the future.
For more details please contact Paula Noyce on 01590 613021.
“I’ve found a sense of calm and belonging”
Aromatherapy massage, Reflexology and Reiki are gentle non-invasive treatments which complement traditional medical treatments and help to improve emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Our therapists have a wealth experience in offering a range of tailored made treatments to individuals living with, or looking after someone living with illness.
If you would like to talk to someone about how these treatments may help you or book an appointment please contact either Sally Woods or Lucy Houching on 01590 670346 ext.310.
There is a charge of £25 per session. Concessions apply for those who are unemployed (proof must be supplied) of £15 per session. Please note: Oakhaven patients and carers DO NOT pay for treatments and should contact either their Clinical Nurse Specialist or Sally Woods on the above telephone number for information on how to access this service.
Come along and learn more about Complementary Therapy at any of the following three informal sessions.
There are other courses that help you live your best life during your illness, by helping you eat better, regain mobility or accept your condition. These courses are listed below:-
And there’s more…
There are often talks, one-off activities and taster sessions taking place at the Coates Centre covering a range of interesting subjects and all designed to offer insight to help make the challenges of life easier to cope with. Look out for details on our wellbeing pages or on facebook.
Articles from our Wellbeing blog
By Karen Silverthorne Whatever you have going on in your life right now, it’s important to pay attention to your health and wellbeing. Looking after your physical needs can have a knock-on effect on your mental state and this can put you in a better position to help yourself and those around you. Exercise can […]Read More
By Karen Silverthorne It seems there are so many extra difficulties to face at the moment and the idea of making end-of-life plans may be something you find difficult. But by giving consideration to this now, it can lessen anxiety if you become unwell and can help those you are close to if you’re not […]Read More
By Paula Noyce, Counsellor As a palliative, oncology and bereavement counsellor, some of the most common descriptions I hear used by those who have lived alongside loved ones through illness and death are, ‘completely drained’, ‘exhausted’, and the feeling of ‘running on empty’. It is the inevitable impact of being alongside a significant person, whether […]Read More
By Steph McClean, Psychotherapist Throughout life, most of us keep an eye on our health and wellbeing. However, there are times when we are more anxious about our health than others. It might be that we need to go back to our GP for a persistent issue, or we need tests or scans to see […]Read More
By Paul Hatchard, Chaplain It’s the conversation no one wants to have isn’t it? In fact, in a survey conducted by the charity Dying Matters they found that 72% of the British public are uncomfortable discussing dying, death and bereavement. It’s true that it’s an uncomfortable subject – we’d rather not think about it. Yet […]Read More
By Mette Nielsen, Counsellor Life has suddenly been turned up-side down for all of us and not least our children and young people because of the outbreak of Covid-19. Schools, colleges and universities have closed early. There may not be any transition preparations for going to the next stage for primary school children nor proms […]Read More
By Steph McClean, Psychotherapist When we have a loved one who is being cared for at the end of life, the choices and decisions we make matter. A key part of palliative care is about helping people make informed decisions in advance if they can; for example about where they want to die and how […]Read More
By Paula Noyce, Counsellor and Mindfulness Practitioner Please don’t stop reading already, I am not going to be suggesting we ‘om’ ourselves through the next four months,,,, We are, indeed, living in a time of crisis unprecedented in our lifetimes and it is an extremely uncomfortable experience, whether we are frontline professionals or witnesses to […]Read More