Our Best Practice Award Winners – 2016

We’ve been so delighted by the amazing feedback from people who have been on our Story Massage training that we are launching a new programme of awards. This prestigious Best Practice award recognises achievements in Story Massage as an individual.

Congratulations to Best Practice Award Winners – 2016

We are delighted to present the first seven Best Practice Awards to:

Takiko Ando, Keiko Sugawara and Tomoyo Nozaki (above) from Cocoro Charity, who have introduced Story Massage to the children living in trauma after the Japanese tsunami. Takiko is founder of Cocoro Charity and helped write our very first Story Massage ‘The Smiling Flowers’.

Angela Garrett, Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator (second left, above), who uses Story Massage on a regular basis with the children and families at Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice.

Lisa Lawrence, Sensory Co-ordinator, (above), who has developed Story Massage as part of the sensory curriculum at Ysgol Y Deri Special School.

Leanne Brown, Holistic Therapist and Blogger (above), a ‘full-time mummy’ who has introduced Story Massage into her family home and also runs regular classes for families as part of her Marsham Holistic Therapy business.

Helen Booth, SENCO, Hertford Junior School, (above) who has been with the Story Massage project from the very beginning. Helen regularly uses Story Massage at Hertford Junior School and even arranged for some of her pupils to be filmed for our Story Massage DVD.

Best Practice Award Criteria

This award recognizes Best Practice as an individual using Story Massage at work, at home or within the community. In order to receive this Best Practice award and display the logo and certificate, you must fulfill the following criteria:

  • You must have undertaken a Story Massage Day Course and have been using Story Massage for at least six months
  • You must have provided regular feedback on how and where it is being used with evidence of creating new massage stories

Would you like to apply for a Best Practice Award?

Would you like to apply for a Best Practice Award for your organisation? No cost is involved, we just need your enthusiasm and commitment to sharing the benefits of Story Massage with the children and adults in your care. To apply for a Best Practice Award for you as an individual, please contact Mary or Sandra.

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