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We are what we repeatedly do

We are what we repeatedly do

"The Mind leads the body. Through countless mindful repetitions, the mind teaches the body good habits that become automatic." (Kenni Lee Burgess) Taking time for yourself and developing day to day habits that nurture the body and feed the sprit allow change and growth to evolve through small adjustments, good...
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Deeply Moving

Deeply Moving

Movement explorations to centre mind and body If you are looking for a deeper movement experience which acknowledges the connection between mind and body, then this is for you.This is not a class or a fitness workout, it offers an opportunity to develop embodied awareness in a safe and supported way. The...
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Embodied awareness and mindful movement

Embodied awareness and mindful movement

We will shortly be adding a new session into the programme. This one is called Deeply Moving and it's a very different kind of movement experience. A perfect opportunity for embodied self reflection which can lead to more freedom in the body, bring focus to the mind and a sense of...
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Tai Chi & Qi Gong – body awareness and mindfulness in motion.

Tai Chi & Qi Gong – body awareness and mindfulness in motion.

In recent years, a lot of research has been done on the benefits of mindfulness and awareness. It has shown that important benefits are pain reduction, immune function improvement, increased rates of healing, and better relationships with others and oneself. Mind-body exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong encourage the...
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Parkinson’s Group

Parkinson’s Group

After a short break at the end of July, in August we will be taking new starters in our Parkinson's Group. We have seen many changes since the first lockdown, and are now are happy to be moving forward again. The group will continue online in the 'new normal' -...
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Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis

We are currently taking new starters in our Tai Chi for Arthritis session on Wednesday mornings. For beginners, this is a great introduction to Sun Style Tai Chi which is widely used in falls prevention and is known to benefit a variety of health conditions. Using shorter sets, with adapted...
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Studio Update

Studio Update

After 5 months of waiting for our new doors, it only took 5 hours for them to be fitted. Incredible - but the transformation is worth it. The view is even better when the sun is shining, but still a great improvement on what was there before. It won't be...
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Tai Chi can improve the mental health of older adults

Tai Chi can improve the mental health of older adults

A recently published study into the psychological and physical effects of the Covid-19 virus has concluded that the unique breathing and movement rhythms of Tai Chi chuan has a positive effect on the mental and physical health of older adults which can be particularly beneficial in the wake of the...
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Dance Movement Therapy for Chronic Pain

Dance Movement Therapy for Chronic Pain

A recently published study suggests that mindfulness based Dance Movement Therapy* is a promising therapy approach for people living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is now classified by the World Health Organization as a health condition in its own right, recognizing it's close links with significant emotional distress and it's...
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Easing from ‘online’ to ‘blended’

Easing from ‘online’ to ‘blended’

With lockdown easing and schedules changing, we are shifting our wellbeing programme from being totally online to a blended approach. All our existing online sessions will continue as they are, but we are adding in some additional times to accommodate the change and give more choice in the timetable. We...
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Tai Chi & Qi Gong for better health

Tai Chi & Qi Gong for better health

The human body was designed to move and be active, otherwise a host of health problems may arise. When muscles are inactive, they quickly deteriorate and joints become stiff, which can result in pain and reduced function. Keeping physically active through healthy movement will help to keep muscles toned, maintain...
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Movement In Mind for Chronic Pain

Movement In Mind for Chronic Pain

We are looking forward to the start our Movement In Mind sessions for our friends at Thrive Cheshire, the chronic pain support group. The sessions will run weekly from 16th April and we will support them with audio and video recordings which participants can access in their own time. Although...
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Tai Chi for Arthritis (and other health conditions)

Tai Chi for Arthritis (and other health conditions)

After Easter we will be starting a new introductory course of Tai Chi For Arthritis and other health conditions.  This is great introduction to Sun Style tai chi, with shorter sets adapted from the traditional forms.  The course will cost £25 and last for 6 weeks, starting on 22nd April....
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Thrive Cheshire

Thrive Cheshire

We are thrilled to be offering Movement In Mind Sessions for members of Thrive Chronic Pain Support Group in Cheshire. The sessions will provide members with a little bit of me time and an opportunity for some self care. Drawing on practices such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Mindful Movement,...
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Good Reasons to practice Qi Gong

Good Reasons to practice Qi Gong

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese healing practice that balances and restores energy in the body through slow movement, breath work, and visual meditation. Practice boosts health by increasing body-awareness to help release blockages in the body. This is done through an integrated technique that aids the flow of energy...
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Studio update

Studio update

Nearly there! Just a few finishing touches and the studio will be finished. We are already using it for our online sessions and recordings, by the time we are able to meet safely in person again, it will be completed.
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One of the best testimonials we have received

One of the best testimonials we have received

It's always great to hear things from a client's perspective in their own words and we were really moved to receive this lovely testimonial. Here is J's story... "In September 2019 I joined a Tai Chi Class run by Movement in  Mind Therapy.  After six months we went into lockdown...
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How the pandemic changed our practice

How the pandemic changed our practice

There is no doubt that 2020 was a devastating time on so many levels. For small organisations and self-employed practitioners like ourselves things looked very bleak for quite a while. Participant numbers fell away rapidly, freelance work dried up completely and community projects had to be shelved. Being very much...
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Studio update

Studio update

It's been a bit quiet this past month as we've scaled back to focus on getting the new studio ready for action, but we're making good progress and are full of plans for the coming year...... ...... not quite a 'Homes Under The Hammer' transformation just yet. We've spent the...
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