Meet on the first Wednesday between 1.00-3.00 pm each month except January
For further information please email or telephone the Administrator, National ME Centre and advise your landline telephone number so that a co-ordinator can contact you.
Venue: St Peter's Church in the 'Common Room' on the 2nd floor of the church rooms. The entrance is down the slope to right of the main church building.
Address: St. Peter's Church, Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood, Essex RM3 0QA
Directions: Left at the mini roundabout, from Squirrels Heath Road into Gubbins Lane. St Peter's church building is on the right next door to the Neighbourhood Centre.
Please park in Ingrebourne Centre car park - opposite church. There is a zebra crossing.
Dates for 2016 (1st Wednesdays):
January - No meeting
STRETCH AND RELAX SESSIONSMeet on the fourth Thursday between 2.00-3.15 pm month except December
The group has been meeting monthly since January 2004. The sessions are facilitated by Specialist Support Worker Sue Chadwick. There is a nominal charge of £4 paid on attendance only.
Blankets, cushions and mats are provided. Most stretches and movements are lying on the floor, some are seated on a chair and some standing. The session always begins with a short relaxation and ends with 'breathing practice', followed by a longer session of relaxation.
Some attend regularly but others due to the fluctuating nature of CFS/ME find regular attendance difficult. Both needs can be accommodated within the group.
The benefits that some have mentioned are:
A facilitator seems to be appreciated to limit and guide individuals so that they are less likely to overdo things! A better quality and depth of relaxation occurs in these sessions for most individuals, perhaps because they are out of their own environment.
Although the sessions are between 2.00-3.15pm, the room is booked between
1.30-3.30 pm to allow time for socialising. The group meet in the 'Common Room' at
St Peter's Church, Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood, RM3 0QA.
There is a charge of £4 each session. Payable on attendance only.
Dates for 2016: