We are delighted to be working with The Yoga People to provide Anatomy & Physiology training for their students. The Yoga People run courses all over the world. The first group ETS supported was in Goa and the next will be in Thailand.
We are now the recommended Anatomy & Physiology training provider for The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology (T.A.S.K.). The Academy was founded by Brian Butler, the first to pioneer Kinesiology in Britain and Europe in 1976, and is now run by Claire E Muller (formerly Moffat) & Lewis Muller. It is a pleasure to work with you.
Face Reading Online Course
We are pleased to reveal that later this year we will be hosting an online face reading course in partnership with Anna-Louise Haigh. On completion of this exciting new course you will be able to perform an insightful face reading. Just think of the uses for that - not just in the clinic but for general life! If you would like to be kept informed about this project, please email Anna-Louise, putting Online Face Reading as the subject of the email. Watch this space for updates!
By Sally Earlam FMAR, BSc, RN, PGCE
Association of Reflexologists - Head of Training and Education
Therapists, is this a group of clients you could help support as exam season approaches?
Adolescence can be a tricky time for teenagers (and indeed parents as well). Common concerns frequently expressed include conflicts with parents and siblings, concerns about peer relationships, and perhaps most of all at this time of year concerns about school and not performing well in exams. Parents may also feel concerned about their child’s behaviour at this time especially if there is rebelliousness, time wasting, mood swings, drug experimentation and issues with school attendance.
The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) has been promoting the use of hand reflexology as a means of self-help. If you offer a complementary therapy – think about whether you could offer support to teenagers and their parents at this time as exams approach!
The worries described above are not unfounded, the Office of National Statistics (1) have looked at adolescents and found that:
• 10% of teenagers are diagnosed with an emotional disorder
• the number of teenagers on anti-depressants is increasing
• depression is more likely to occur if high stress levels are present
• girls are twice as likely to suffer from depression
• depression in adolescence frequently co-occurs with other disorders such at anxiety, disruptive behaviour, eating disorders and self harming
Combine this with the way our teenagers are leading their lives (2);
• exercise – 15% met the daily recommended physical activity
• fruit and vegetables – average intake 3 portions per day
• weight - 37% are overweight or obese
• smoking - one in five of those aged 16-24 smoke.
• alcohol - 29% of 15 years olds report drinking in the previous week
• sleep - a quarter of secondary school children report they do not get enough sleep.
Yet it is believed that exercise improves mood, eating regular meals help lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone), and alcohol and smoking can exacerbate the stress cycle.
General recommendations for teenagers are to increase exercise, eat regular meals, eat 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables, build in a regular sleep routine, partake in hobbies and consider meditation/mindfulness or yoga for optimising mental health. However this is easy to say but not always easy to encourage teenagers to take this advice; as they struggle with teenage emotions, a party may always seems more appealing than a run.
There are also some free videos on hand reflexology produced by the AoR (visit www.aor.org.uk and click on free videos) showing a few simple sequences.
For information on benefits of membership
and how to join the AoR please visit:
or email Sally Earlam