Weʼve raised £540 to help fund a five day Intensive CranioSacral Therapy Programme for Police Officers injured on duty and suffering with post traumatic stress.
- Solihull, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 1st November 2017
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Have you heard of CranioSacral Therapy? Have you experienced it? It is a hands on approach to bodywork that has extraordinary potential to help people. Because of our experience and direct observation of this time and again, we decided to find a way to help bring this therapy to more people. Especially those who have longer term challenges not yet overcome with conventional approaches.
Upledger Community Programmes CIC, is a not for profit social enterprise started by Caro O'Neil & Caroline Barrow. We are now raising funds to put on our first programme - a five day Intensive Therapy Programme for a group of injured-on-duty, and thus early retired, police officers still suffering with PTSD.
This approach is well established in our sister organisation in the USA and has helped many people make huge improvements in their symptoms and overall well being. We were both privileged to be part of a programme in Florida last November working with a group of veterans. Here's what Patricia said about it:
I was able to release the emotion that was stuck, from my body. I was able to view things from a whole different perspective. My view of the world is really different right now. This was amazing, to be able to release the trauma from so long ago. It's given me a new lease of life. This treatment should be made more available.
So we thought...it's time we made this available here in the UK.
This is our first programme and next year we hope to be able to offer more treatment for the emergency services who are working on the front line, from London to Manchester... for us all.
The funds required are for the cost of hiring a venue, employing the qualified therapists and programme leaders from the USA and paying our primary therapists. We already have 17 wonderful volunteer therapists who are giving their time for free to help make this programme work. Previous attendees also know this is hugely important piece:
The therapists are so amazing, so supportive, you could really feel the support. I could trust them all in such a safe environment.
We hope you will help us lift this off the ground. We have seen first hand the amazing results these programmes can make. Please help us help our emergency services and veteran communities here too...
You can find out more about our social enterprise, our 3-pointed mission and how the Intensive Programmes work at:
P.S. The photo is of the group of veterans and therapists in Florida last November, after the five days of treatment!
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Oct 25, 2017
This is so important on so many levels, well done for all your hard work.From everyone at the Therapy Life Centre
Oct 7, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Congratulations and good luck. A great cause.
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Caro O'Neill is a Diplomate Qualified CranioSacral Therapist working from three clinics in Cornwall & Devon. Caroline Barrow runs the Upledger Institute UK & the College of Body Science. Between them, they have over 40 years of CST experience and a definite passion for it!