An evening to explore the benefits of how complementary therapies can help alleviate the symptoms of Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD).
About this event
During the course of this 1 hour Parkinson’s Care and Support UK webinar hosted by Vicky Rees-Davis, a YOPD Ambassador and personal trainer known as “The Fitness Mum”, we will be joined by some fantastic experts in their field.
Katie Sheen specialises in helping you discover your unique path to a calmer, happier life by inspiring you with ideas, activities and meditations drawn from the huge breadth and depth of mindfulness.
Matt Shipton, Programme Director at Sing to Beat Parkinson’s (Canterbury Cantata Trust), provides a group singing therapy for people with Parkinson’s and will detail the benefits of singing therapy to help when vocal strength may begin to weaken or decline.
Charlotte Kahn, a Parkinson’s specialist Yoga Instructor will explain the benefits that Mindfulness Yoga has shown in reducing anxiety amongst people with Parkinson’s. Mindfulness yoga mixes yoga with meditation and controlled breathing. It is different to many traditional yoga practices in that there is less of a focus on the exact posture achieved and more focus on body/mind awareness rather than the ‘perfect’ pose.
About Parkinson’s Care and Support UK (PCSUK)
Perhaps for these many reasons, an increasing number of patients are searching for a more holistic approach to healthcare. Parkinson’s Care and Support UK is the only UK’s Parkinson’s charity that promotes natural and alternative therapies to reverse, slow or prevent Parkinson’s. PCSUK are dedicated to supporting researchers, professionals and scientists whose work is centred around natural remedies and therapies for people with Parkinson’s.
Natural and alternative medicine has been used for thousands of years and has been proven safe and effective. There is an increasing amount of evidence that shows more people with Parkinson’s are turning to complementary treatments and therapies to improve their health and quality of life.
Despite high rates of Parkinson’s medication side effects, utilization of complementary and alternative therapy data on efficacy is generally limited, restricting physicians in providing guidance to interested patients. Complementary and alternative therapies, lifestyle and diet changes all make up the holistic approach to tackling Parkinson’s.
Join Vicky, a YOPD Ambassador from PCSUK, on Wednesday 29th September at 7:30pm to discuss complementary therapies for YOPD, and also enjoy the opportunity for you to ask your own questions to our panel of guest speakers.