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Navigating a Path Back to Health

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Our full long Covid support programme of video workshops is now free-to-view. You are advised to watch them in sequence and see what is helpful for you. Feel free to contact us with any questions, but please note that we can't offer specific advise; that is the role of your GP or Consultant.

Long Covid Workshop 1: Orienting
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Long Covid Workshop 1: Orienting

Practical Support for Long Covid Sufferers: Embodiment - Nutrition - Aromatherapy This is the first in a series of ten workshops designed to support long Covid sufferers on their pathway back to health. It is not suitable for the acute stage. To find out more about what is planned please watch the video of our introductory event here: In this session there will be three modules. Resting, relaxing the body, orienting in space - with Alexander Technique teacher Sara Khoroosi We can learn to use thought and sensory feedback in a way that facilitates deep and expansive relaxation. We call it "constructive rest". Sara will guide you through this procedure so please prepare a space where you can lie down on a blanket with two or three paperback books to support your head . Ayurvedic Types - Vata: grounding and warming diet Dr Eleni Tsiompanou mentioned in the introductory event that people need to choose their food according to their personal constitution; a "one size fits all" approach to nutrition is not helpful. In this workshop Eleni will tell us about one of the three types, according to Ayurvedic practice - Vata. Helpful for Vata types is a grounding and warming diet. Being in nature, aromatherapy oils and self massage with Natural Movement teacher and Aromatherapist Anne Andenaes. It is often said the Nature is the real healer. This means both that we have our own natural systems that always try to restore balance and that we are part of Nature as a whole. Spending time in and with Nature can be very helpful in reawakening a sense of connection. Certain oils have been used for millennia to stimulate healing processes and Anne will suggest things to try that might be helpful.
Long Covid Workshop 4: Exploring
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Long Covid Workshop 4: Exploring

This is the fourth in a series of ten workshops designed to support long Covid sufferers on their journey back to health. It is not suitable for the acute stage. The first three workshops and the pilot event are all available on video. Contact us for details. Natural Breathing part 3: Breath and Sound Sara Khoroosi In parts 1 and 2 of this series we have explored the principles of diaphragmatic, natural breathing and ways to promote it. In this session we will experiment with simple sounds such as humming. When practiced without tension and strain, voiced sounds can generate healthy resonance and vibration in the tissues of our body, helping the life force to flow. Sacred Geometry Julia Outlaw A brief introduction to sacred geometry and how it applies to nature and the human body. Life manifests in many ways and can appear as interconnected chaos - yet there is some order that can be found. Nature holds many recurring patterns, many of which also occur in the human body. We will look at a few of these patterns, including the golden ratio. What connections and beauty can we find in this? How can this help us on our path towards health? Keep in touch with your feet Anne Andenaes Spend a moment for relaxation together with Anne and take the weight off your feet. Anne will guide and help you to find your feet and regain a state of balance. Our feet have been there supporting us throughout our life since the moment they pushed off from the walls of our mother’s womb, propelling us into this world. Anne will spend some moments showing how you can help your feet to help you feel relaxed and invigorated (our feet have over 7,000 nerve endings after all), by natural touch techniques aimed at relaxing and releasing stored tension and fatigue.
Long Covid Workshop 5: Resting
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Long Covid Workshop 5: Resting

Natural Breathing 4: Breath and Voice Sara Khoroosi Continuing our series on natural breathing, Sara will explore how we can use breath to support the voice and how the voice's resonance can enliven the respiratory mechanism. Nourishing Stories Malgorzata Jablonska Storytelling has been part of human culture since time immemorial. Stories recount history, teach, feed our psyche and connect us with our heritage. Sit and relax, lie down if you wish, and let Malgorzata take you on a light-hearted journey with this little-known tale from the Brothers Grimm. Self Figure Drawing ​Dr Eva Bojner Horwitz Eva will guide you through an embodied contemplation, where we will focus on a self-chosen theme that is important to us, using open awareness and focused attention to our bodies reflections. The exercise include visualizations, light movements without sounds. The exercise can be made sitting or lying down. We will also present a self-figure drawing concept. Please bring pen and paper! About this week's guest expert Dr Eva Bojner Horwitz, Professor of Music and Health at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience Karolinska Institute (KI). She is Associate Professor in social medicine, cultural health researcher, specialized in psychosomatic medicine and the creative arts; co-founder of the Center for Social Sustainability (CSS), KI. She is anchored in interdisciplinary research, has doctoral students, authored scientific articles (ResearchGate), books (“The Cultural Health Box”, “Culture for your Health”, “Improve your Health with Music”, “Theatre for, by, and with patients”, “Culture and Public Health”, “Fibromyalgia – for the cause of stress?”, “Humanizing Health Care with music”, “Embodied Compassion”, and book chapters (i.e. Oxford University Press & Springer Books). She is known internationally for her implementation of cultural activities in health care systems for exhausted patients and staff, in school systems, and for her evalu