Discover the powerful combination of storytelling with simple massage techniques with our Story Massage training in Mold, Flintshire, hosted by Breathing Space UK. The accredited CPD day course is suitable for everyone interested in positive touch and sensory activities for children and adults of all ages and abilities.
Date: Friday 14th July 2017
Venue: Breathing Space, Mold, Flintshire
Course Fee: £115 (includes handouts, certificate and light refreshments)
“What an amazing, and SIMPLE way of involving all the children in a class, no matter what their ability, in telling and sharing stories in a fun and engaging way.” Emma Yearley, teacher, Kingsmead Primary School, Hackney.
“It is very rare to find an activity, which can engage all learners no matter what their special needs, age or disabilities. Mary and Sandra are very experienced and knowledgeable and have produced a clear and easy to follow programme of sensory activities It offers flexibility to develop your own stories and make it unique to your setting.” Lisa Lawrence, Sensory Co-ordinator, Ysgol Y Deri Special School, Penarth.
Facilitators: Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper are experienced massage therapists with a wealth of experience in using positive touch and sensory activities in the home, school and wider community. They are co-authors of the popular Story Massage book and DVD Once Upon a Touch…Story Massage for Children.
Course content: Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of our Story Massage Training and book. You will learn these strokes and then we will work together to adapt familiar stories or even create some massage stories of your own to use in the home, school, or as part of your work. This will help build your confidence with using story massage in the way that most suits you. During the day there will be opportunities to ask questions and share ideas with others. It is fun and interactive, just like Story Massage.
Practicalities: You do not need to bring anything except a pen and paper.
Where can you use Story Massage?
The course is open to everyone with an interest in positive touch activities for children and adults. Suitable for therapists, teachers, special needs teachers, teaching assistants, care workers, parents, grandparents and anyone wishing to introduce the benefits of positive touch. Story Massage is a wonderful extension of your current work, and depending on your qualifications and experience, it can be used:
- In nurseries, schools, special schools, afterschool clubs, youth groups
- In baby and infant massage or reflexology classes
- In hospices, hospitals and care homes (can be used for people with dementia)
- For children with special physical, emotional or educational needs
- With adoptive and foster parents
- In the family home
- In art, drama, music and yoga classes
- For teaching languages
Story Massage Testimonials
“Fantastic. Highly recommended. A training day that can really be used on a day to day basis and adapted appropriately for each child.” Anne Steven, Rachel House Children’s Hospice, Glasgow.
“Story Massage empowers parents giving them a tool they can use to interact with their children in a calm non-threatening way. It is also a way for parents to spend one to one time with their child thus reinforcing the bond between parent and child.” Andrea Bilbow OBE Chief Executive ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.)
For dates and venues for other Story Massage Training days please visit our webpage: Story Massage Courses.
More about Breathing Space UK
Breathing Space UK has been set up with the aim of teaching, supporting and nurturing young people through mindfulness, meditation, yoga and allowing for opportunities of creating their own Breathing Space.