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NEW - Bristol Approach to nutrition in cancer management

Who should attend?:
GP Doctors working with people with cancer; Cancer Specialist Nurses; Nurses whose work involves advising and supporting people with cancer; Nurses working in primary care.

Outline Programme
1. Exploration of the issue of nutritional support in cancer management with particular reference to integrated care
2. Examination of the research evidence to support the role of nutrition in cancer management
3. Uncovers the truth behind controversial dietary issues such as the link between dairy foods and cancer
4. Considers the potential benefits and problems of combining nutrition with medical treatment
5. Details the �Bristol Approach� to nutrition and cancer

How will I benefit?
You will be able to enhance your patients� well-being, pre, post and during cancer treatment. You will be able to understand how and when nutrition can be combined with medical treatment. You will be able to confidently answer your client�s queries on nutrition by understanding the scientific basis of the Bristol Approach and other approaches to cancer nutrition.

Date:  

Wed 22nd November 2006 Ref: NHP4 Book Course

Cost:
  �70

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NEW - Guided Imagery (two-day course)

Who should attend?
Healthcare professionals, Complementary therapists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and
Body work therapists

Outline Programme
1. Exploration and examination of the profound subtlety and power of symbol and imagery when used as part of the healing process
2. A focus on deepening knowledge of what is involved in creating and presenting guided imagery
3. Consideration of how this knowledge can be clinically applied within your own practise.

How will I benefit?
This is an opportunity to differentiate between the types of imagery which can support the physical, mental and emotional healing processes. You will be able to identify their differences and similarities and recognise how the images compliment orthodox treatments. You will be able to work with increased confidence when using guided imagery and gain a �felt experience�, which can bring about a more complete realisation of how this discipline functions.


Date:  To be confirmed

Cost:  �140

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NEW - Spontaneous Imagery (two-day course)

Who should attend?
Healthcare professionals, Complementary therapists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Body work therapists

Outline Programme
1. Exploration of the origins of imagery, which can be located through attention to body language
2. Identification of images that lead to an inner source of wisdom and clarity
3. Explanation of how spontaneous imagery can enrich the therapeutic process

How will I benefit?
This course will allow you to gain some fluency in recognising the language of symbol. You will learn how to sensitively encourage clients to develop their intuitive images to support their inner processes. You will have greater confidence in placing the spontaneous image and the message it brings and enjoy the support of an enhanced connection with the transpersonal.

Date:  To be confirmed

Cost:  �140

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Bristol Approach to holistic assessment, life review and action planning

Who should attend?
Healthcare professionals; Experienced counsellors; Complementary therapists

Outline Programme
1. Introduction of a holistic model for health and discussion of its role in assessing the needs of the whole person.
2. Discussion of some of the techniques of holistic assessment, life review and action planning that are used to assess the needs of people with cancer by members of the team at Bristol Cancer Help Centre
3. Examination of a variety of self-assessment techniques and exercises to help individuals to assess their own needs and to develop a realistic self-help plan
4. Further exploration of some examples of holistic assessment. These include:

- Assessing levels of personal energy in order to make a realistic plan
- Exercises to help people reflect on physical, emotional and spiritual needs
- Using life-review to facilitate self-reflection
- Guiding people through the maze of therapeutic options open to them

5. Consideration of how holistic assessment, life review and action planning can be integrated into your practice.

How will I benefit?
You will have an opportunity to learn about different methods of holistic assessment to help you evaluate the needs of your clients and patients and support them with a realistic self-help plan. 

 

Date:  To be confirmed

Cost:  �70

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Counselling people with cancer

(Stand alone course and core day for Certificate)

Who Should Attend?
Healthcare professionals, who do not hold a counselling certificate
Complementary therapists, who do not hold a counselling certificate
Anyone involved directly with the support of people experiencing cancer and its treatments, and who does not hold a counselling certificate

Outline Programme
1. Identification of the potential and actual impact of cancer for the individual affected by the disease, its treatment and beyond.
2. Detail of the nature and process of grief at the time of life threatening and life reducing illness.
3. Introduction to essential listening and responding counselling skills within a transpersonal counselling model.
4. Consideration of the skills, challenges and expectations of those who seek to support and offer counselling to the person with cancer.

How will I benefit?
You will have an opportunity to explore counselling skills within the process of healing, whether healing is focussed towards health or focussed towards healing into death. As a result of the day, you will be able to identify any continual support or further training you may require.

Date:

Thurs 15th June 2006 Ref: C2 Book Course
Thurs 12th Oct 2006 Ref: C3 Book Course

Cost:  �70 (�45 for those registered on the Certificate course)

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Introduction to the Bristol Approach to cancer care

(stand alone course and core day for Certificate)

Who Should Attend?
Healthcare professionals; Complementary therapists; Anyone involved directly with the support of people experiencing cancer and its treatments

Outline Programme
1. history of the Bristol Approach
2. the underlying holistic model
3. mind/body links
4. evidence for the benefits of the programme
5. the dietary approach
6. use of healing and touch

How will I benefit?
This day course offers you an opportunity to look at the basic principles and philosophy of the Bristol Approach to cancer care, as practised at Bristol Cancer Help Centre.

Date:


Mon 12th June 2006 Ref: IBA2 Book Course
Mon 9th Oct 2006 Ref: IBA3 Book Course

Cost: �70 (�45 for those registered on the Certificate course)

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Learning to use self-help approaches - relaxation, meditation and imagery

(Stand alone course and core day for Certificate)

Who Should Attend?
Healthcare professionals
Complementary therapists
Anyone involved directly with leading support groups of people experiencing cancer and its treatments

Outline Programme
1. Detailed overviews of stress adaptation model and psycho-neuro-immunology
2. Introduction to, and experiential practise of, a variety of relaxation, imagery exercises and simple approaches to meditation
3. Presentation of research-based evidence supporting the use of self-help approaches within a model of health and particularly for those people experiencing cancer and its treatments
4. Promotion of self care strategies for practitioners

How will I benefit?
An opportunity to examine not just the promotion of self-help approaches on behalf of clients and patients but also the need to recognise the use of such techniques for the practitioner too.

Date
:

Wed 14th June 2006 Ref: MRV2 Book Course
Wed 11th Oct 2006 Ref: MRV3 Book Course
   

Cost: �70 (�45 for those registered on the Certificate course)


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Psycho-neuro-immunology: the mind/body interaction: what it is and how it works

Who Should Attend?
Healthcare professionals; Complementary therapists; Educators

Outline Programme
1. Overview of the historical and theoretical perspectives underpinning the development of PNI
2. Consideration of the scientific evidence and research of PNI relative to cancer and its treatment.
3. Identification of the key aspects of the physiological function of PNI networks and the implications of this research for individual levels of health and well-being
4. Consideration of the relevance of complementary medicine and therapies in relation to PNI.
5. Experience of some of the techniques and approaches e.g. meditation, imagery and relaxation implicated in PNI and self-help for the person experiencing cancer, its treatment and beyond.

How will I benefit?
You will examine the developments of evidence based research with links to the mind and body and explore the implications for healing and health. You will consider the significance of this knowledge and its application to practice.

Dates:

Thurs 15th June & Fri 16th June 2006 Ref: PNI1 Book Course

Cost: �140

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Supporting people who are dying

Who should attend?
Complementary therapists and Healthcare professionals

Outline Programme
1. Identification of the physical, mental and emotional aspects of loss
2. Explanation of the stages of grieving and their importance in the process
3. Examination of  personal attitudes, fears and beliefs in relation to dying
4. Discussion of the process of dying, and life after death issues

How will I benefit?
You will be able to provide an opportunity within a safe and supportive environment to look at our attitudes and beliefs relating to the dying process. You will understand how to be present with the dying and give psychological and spiritual support, and help your clients achieve the best state of mind, so that they can approach death consciously.

Date: To be confirmed

Cost: �70

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What is cancer? An introduction to the disease and its treatment

(stand alone course and core day for Certificate)

Who Should Attend?
Healthcare professionals
Complementary therapists
Anyone involved directly with the support of people experiencing cancer and its treatments

Outline Programme
1. Detailed overview of cancer as a disease
2. Description of current approaches to treatment, e.g. surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy.
3. Exploration of the particular problems cancer poses for people experiencing treatment
4. Discussion on the specific needs of people living with cancer, their support and the points at which they may require additional help

How will I benefit?
This day will help you in developing practise strategies based on a more informed understanding.
Qualified complementary therapists will find this helpful in understanding the experience of those with cancer. Included is an overview of the disease and current medical treatments.  We also explore the particular problems that cancer poses for people living with cancer and their supporters, and the points at which people may become particularly vulnerable and in need of support.

Dates:

Tues 13th June 2006 Ref: WC2 Book Course
Tues 10th Oct 2006 Ref: WC3 Book Course

Cost: �70 (�45 for those registered on Certificate course) 

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"As a nurse also trained in massage, I have really benefited from learning how complementary and mainstream approaches can work hand-in-hand.  I am better equipped now to help all the people with cancer that I work with."

Kate McKenzie

RN, BSc (Hons), MTI