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Project: Alternative Healing Drop in Centre

on May 11, 2015

You might remember in my ‘April’ post I mentioned that my husband pitched an idea at Southend Soup. He didn’t win, but we still really want to go ahead with this idea.

basically we want to set up an alternative healing drop in centre. To begin with, it would be maybe once a week at a location in the Southend, Essex area of the UK. There would be alternative therapists of different kinds and we would be trying to rotate this on a regular basis so that all therapies would be covered. People wouldn’t need an appointment and it would be on a donation basis.  All donations would then be split between the therapists at the end of the day, no matter how much we might make.

To help us get this started, we have started a ‘Go Fund me’ page, once we get the ball rolling, then it will be much easier to keep going!

Here’s the info from the page:

olistic, Metaphysical, Energy or Mind, Body, Spirit healing has existed since the beginning of time amid religious beliefs and practices, along with the mystery, superstition, fear, and misunderstanding.
Holistic Healing is now becoming recognized regardless of what anyone chooses to believe or think.

• There are five homeopathic hospitals offering treatment on the NHS in the UK
• One out of three drugs prescribed in Germany is a herb.
• The World Health Organization estimates that between 65 to 80 percent of the world’s population (about 3 billion people) rely on holistic medicine as their primary form of healthcare.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes a group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
Complementary medicine is generally regarded as a complementary treatment that is used alongside conventional medicine, whereas alternative medicine is regarded as a treatment used in place of conventional medicine.

CAM does appeal to patients; many feel it is more natural; some feel the holistic approach benefits them; others may turn to it when they feel conventional medicine has let them down.

The cost of these complementary and alternative therapies can be, and is usually, quite high with many therapist charging anything from £40 upwards for a session. This prices many people that might benefit from the therapies out of it. It is a sad truth that some therapists are just in it for the money and are not in service to those that need it the most.

I’m looking for funding to setup a weekly/ forthnightly drop-in centre in Southend-on-Sea that offers various CAM therapies such as massage, shamanic healing, reflexology, reiki, indian head massage, and other therapies for those on lower incomes.

All the work would be done on a donation basis, and the income received would be evenly distributed between the therapists working on the day. It doesn’t matter if it’s £10 or £1000, it’s about making those forms of healing accessible to those that can’t normally afford it, those that probably need it the most. It is also a way in which we as therapists can give back to the community.

The funding would help pay for the venue for several weeks, refreshments for clients and therapists, and promotion.

Several therapists local to Southend have already agreed to donate some of their time to help out.  More therapists are expected to confirm.

Miguel da Silva – Shamanic Healing
Hayley Foster da Silva – Crystal healing
Matthew Keane – Crystal healing / Hypnotherapy
Roberta Ferri Evans – Reiki
Sandra Wiseman – Reflexology

if you think it’s a good idea, and can donate even a small amount please consider going to our page and donating! the page is here

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