Complementary Therapy Approaches For Service Users and Their Family – Parents course

Venue: HEADS Training Centre, Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: DATE TBC 9.30am – 12.30pm
Tutor: Leigh Smyth, Registered Nurse and Complementary Therapist

Course outline:

This half day course looks at how Complementary Therapies can help people to manage stress, sleep problems and pain, and how to promote calmness in service users and their families. The course will cover:

  • How complementary therapies can be used in a person centred and holistic approach to help manage stress, sleep problems, pain management and promoting calmness in service users and their family
  • An introduction to a number of complementary therapies which can be used by everyone
  • Learning how to give a hand and foot massage, and how to teach others to use these techniques
  • Learning a number of relaxation techniques, and how to teach them to others.
  • Discovering how these approaches have been used to help people with stress, anxiety, sleep problems, and pain problems.

These techniques have universal application, and can be taught to parents and carers for the benefit of children and adults in their care.

Leigh Smyth the course tutor is a Registered Nurse and Complementary Therapist who has previously taught regularly on a programme which introduced complementary therapies to Medical Students from Newcastle University.