Throughout lockdown the College of Medicine has been proud to offer free live online classes with some of our leading practitioners – covering everything from breathing and mindfulness to fitness and hypnosis.
Now, well into the third lockdown, our brilliant teachers are still going strong so if you haven’t yet signed up – make now the time!
A full list of sessions are listed here, with dates and times, and can also be viewed on our Events page.
DAILY, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY SESSIONS
LU JONG YOGA
College member Dr Deniah Pachai provides online Five Elements Movements classes.
These sessions often have introductory offers for College members – contact us for more details.
Freddy’s Free Friday hypnosis sessions
As we continue to experience restrictions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Freddy has kindly agreed to continue to offer a free online session going forward, which will run on the last Friday of each month via Zoom at 4pm. This month’s session is entitled: Being Happy Now!. You need to register in advance for this webinar.
8:00am QIGONG SESSIONS
Morning practice sessions – These 30 minute sessions run from 8am to 8.30am every weekday. Using simple Qigong movements and ideas to relax the body, these sessions quieten the mind and energise you ready for the day ahead.
No previous experience is required, only a willingness to enjoy aligning body and mind in movement and there is always an opportunity afterwards to stay and ask questions.
Qigong Sessions: (8:00am to 8:30am weekdays)
Daily Qigong Session – login via Zoom here.
Enter meeting ID 593 475 657
If College members enjoy this session, they are welcome to attend on a Wednesday evening or Friday morning to explore Qigong in a little more depth.
Qigong meditation – Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm Embracing the quieter, more meditative aspects of qigong, this session involves simple movement and periods of stillness in order to quieten the mind and relax the body. A great way to prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
Full Qigong practice session – Friday mornings from 10am to 11am It’s very easy to get drawn into fascinating conversations about practices such as Qigong, but nothing replaces the experience and insight we get from actually practicing. These sessions, while providing time for conversation, are all about immersing ourselves in the practice of Qigong. No previous experience is required, only a willingness to enjoy the qigong as a group practice.
Every Tuesday at 6.00pm MINDFULNESS
Free Mindfulness Sessions – provided by Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
Mindfulness has proven benefits in reducing anxiety, stress and irritability, improving the quality of sleep, and boosting immune function. It is a secular practice rooted in ancient healing mind-body traditions. In these challenging times developing a simple, regular, daily Mindfulness practice may be particularly helpful, and can be easy.
Mindfulness practices are simple to learn and straight-forward to practice. College of Medicine members Mark and Jennie are Mindfulness Trainers who run courses for health care workers, in schools and for the general public. During the current restrictions they are offering a free 60 minute session via Zoom every Tuesday evening at 06:00pm – to introduce, teach and discuss the principles of Mindfulness and, most importantly, give participants (including beginners) the opportunity to practice and experience for themselves the peace and resourcefulness that they already carry within.
- Log into Zoom.
- Click ‘Join meeting’
- Meeting ID: 830 1612 2028
- Passcode: 738343
THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY
Free Thought Field Therapy Sessions – provided by Janet Thomson
TFT is a simple non-invasive technique that anyone can learn, to help cope with negative thoughts. It was developed by Roger Callahan who discovered that tapping on certain meridian points could help counter these negative emotions. It’s simple to use and you can often notice a difference in how you feel in just a few minutes.
Janet Thomson has been offering live TFT and energy clearing Zoom classes (initially daily and latterly once per week on a Thursday morning) for members during lockdown. As many of us are now resuming some kind of normal working life it’s clear not everyone that attended can make the weekly calls, but still would love to receive the TFT energy clearing workouts. With this in mind Janet is going to do a live session directly onto her Facebook feed (on an ad hoc basis) and send the link to all those that have been attending her classes so they can watch it and join in at their convenience. If you were not able to join Janet for her Zoom classes but would like to receive a link for these sessions please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to the list.
Free Weekday Online Exercise for All Sessions at 9.30am
Free half hour gentle exercise sessions facilitated by College Trustee and Council Member, Chartered and HCPC registered Physiotherapist, Sarah Bazin. Sarah worked as a Physiotherapist in a large Acute National Health Service Trust for 40 years.
At this unprecedented time. when many of us are still self-isolating we need to pay attention to our physical and mental health. This can be achieved through regular exercise considering mobility, balance, strength, endurance and the importance of managing some aerobic exercise each day.
These free half hour sessions address each aspect, including gentle exercise and finish with a period of relaxation. You will need a dining room chair for the sessions.
Disclaimer: Although the exercise is gentle you undertake it at your own risk.
- Go to Zoom
- Click ‘Join meeting’
- Enter meeting ID 779-583-4695
- Password: 153272
Free Weekly Online Breath Practices – Various Weekdays at 8.00am
College member Heather Mason from The Minded Institute will be offering free online Breath Practice sessions. These will be running on various weekdays from 08:00 – 08:45 am (UK local time).
The College and The Minded Institute, appreciate how important it is right now to keep our respiratory system strong and healthy and to support it through healing.
The yoga tradition offers many specific breath practices that can be used for this purpose. Heather is now offering these methods to anyone who wants to learn. In her ongoing series you will continue to learn techniques that will help you cope in challenging times, while dually offering simple, effective, long-term skills for personal transformation.