I have been working as a nurse in healthcare since 1986 and have been employed in a variety of settings including a surgical ward, elderly care, and for the last eight years in palliative care, which I have to say is my true passion and from which I get great joy.
Over the years, I became interested in complementary interventions that could work alongside conventional medicine giving people the optimum experience of healthcare, whilst improving my practice. I gained employment at my local Hospice in 1999, and was able to use my medical and complementary therapy knowledge side by side in my nursing role, in order to support patients and their families, having qualified in Aromatherapy, and also Reiki and the ‘M’ Technique® at a later date.
In 2005, my role as a nurse changed and I am currently the Complementary Therapist Co-ordinator at Myton Hospice in Warwickshire.
I have set up a complementary therapy service at the Hospice, and I work with a team of dedicated and skilled volunteers who provide Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Massage, Relaxation, Indian Head Massage and the ‘M’ Technique®, to patients, carers and staff across the organisation. I also facilitate a monthly complementary therapy interest group for people who wish to find out more about them. My role includes not only providing hands on therapy to patient’s, carers and staff, but also to share my skills and knowledge through teaching and lecturing both inside and outside the organisation to the general public and to a variety of professionals.
I studied with Dr Buckle as an ‘M’ Technique® practitioner in 2005, and became an ‘M’ Technique® instructor in Oct 2007. I am happy to teach this technique in the Coventry and Warwickshire area (other areas are by negotiation).
I feel the ‘M’ technique could be a useful tool for nurses and carers to learn as it can be applied in most specialities and settings, and can contribute to a positive healthcare experience for patients. It is also useful for family and friends of those who have a life limiting illness to learn, or for anyone who wants to learn this deeply relaxing and stress relieving technique.
If you would like more information please contact me at:-
Myton Hospice, Myton Lane, Myton Road, Warwick. CV34 6PX
Tel: (01926) 492518 (ext 206)
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org