When you are caring 24/7 it can be difficult to get some time to yourself – time to rest, relax and recharge.
For over 17 years I’ve been providing on-site treatments for care organisations in the form of half or full-day relaxation events. These organisations provide support to people who care for loved ones at home.
I love working with carers and I know from experience that being a carer has its challenges. After their treatment, many carers tell me this was their first opportunity to truly relax in a long time. They have the opportunity to experience the benefits of someone caring for them.
Organisations I’ve worked with include:-
- Carers Trust – Solihull
- AgeUK Birmingham and Coventry
- Midland Mencap
- Annie Wood Elders Group
- Carers Trust Derbyshire
These organisations recognise how my treatments and workshops support carers mentally, emotionally and physically. They organise events or allocate time in their regular support meetings for me to give taster treatments to allow some ‘me-time’ for the carers.
Time slots are allocated, and each carer can book in for a one-to-one taster treatment of reflexology, reiki or Indian head massage. These treatments have been chosen for these sessions as they are non-intrusive, and the carer can remain clothed. Each treatment takes place in a quiet, private space with each carer having a 25-minute taster treatment.
These sessions are really popular and are always fully booked. Carers often tell me that after their treatment they feel they’ve recharged their batteries and are ready to return to their caring responsibilities feeling refreshed.
For a full treatment, carers can always book for a private session with me at my clinic in Tamworth.
Self-care Starts with You
I also provide group workshops around promoting self-care for those who are caring for others. Topics covered include:-
- reflexology for self-care
- finding time for you
- relaxation techniques.
These sessions help carers to:-
- learn self-care techniques
- alleviate anxiety
- create a bond between each other
- reduce stress and tension
- reduce feelings of isolation
Sessions take place at your usual meeting place or at another venue you organised. I will bring with me everything needed for your relaxation taster treatments or your chosen workshop.
For your carers who find it difficult to leave home for your onsite meetings, I now provide online workshops. These workshops are designed to reduce feelings of isolation and provide carers with self-care skills that they can use at home.
to see how working with me can help enhance the service you provide for your carers or your community group.
Sharon lives with her partner, Geoff, in Warwickshire and they have two adult children. She worked for over 25 years in an office environment, gaining qualifications to degree level in finance, business and management. While there Sharon witnessed and experienced many stressful situations and suffered stress-related illnesses.
Sharon was advised to make some changes to her lifestyle which included trying complementary therapies. After experiencing the benefits of complementary treatments, Sharon decided to re-train and share her knowledge and experiences to help others recognise and manage their own feelings of being overwhelmed and their physical, mental and emotional stress and anxiety levels.
Sharon has been working as a complementary therapist for over 15 years now and has helped many people to manage and reduce their stress levels; to feel uplifted, focused, positive and empowered about their own lives.