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Courses available for people with personal experience of mental distress, those who access mental health services, their carers/supporters, friends and family, and also for staff members who work alongside people suffering periods of ill health.
Wimborne U3A is a part of the University of the 3rd Age, providing a range of volunteer-led activities to anyone no longer in full-time employment, who lives in Wimborne or the surrounding area.
Verwood U3A offers opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to share learning experiences in a range of activities, pursuing learning and exploration, there are no tests or examinations, just the opportunity for self-fulfilment.
Do you have difficulty dealing with daily stress? Do you lack the energy to last through the day? Do you suffer from poor health and depression? Do you find yourself snapping at people? If so Tai Chi and Chi Kung may be the answer for you, most peoplehave experienced some benefits right away.
The reported changes in individuals who study Tai Chi include:
Enhanced dilation in skin vasculature (younger skin) * Improves facets of physical self-worth and self-esteem * Increases psychological stabilisation (prevents mood swings) * Increased immunity to disease * Self-efficacy (motivation) is enhanced * Decreased blood pressure * Reduced arthritic symptoms * Improves post-operative recovery in cardiac patients
Classes in Bournemouth, Brockenhurst, Corfe Mullen, Eastleigh, Highcliffe, Lymington, New Forest, New Milton, Ringwood, Swanage, Verwood, Wallisdown, Wareham, Weymouth, Wimborne.
PainPals Helpline – 01202 858361
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Wed 14:00 - 17:00 only
Would you like to speak with someone who truly understands what it’s like to live with chronic pain? Call our helpline, which is manned by volunteers who live with pain themselves.
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
Currently on hold due to Coronavirus
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