Making a Will – Helping MCTC

 

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Often making a will is one of those things we are reluctant to think about or make time to sort out. Maybe this is partly because it makes us think about the reality of dying, having to say goodbye and letting go and maybe there is also be something about having to make decisions;

  • What do I do with things that have meant something to me?
  • What is the right way to apportion my assets and estate?
  • What should I leave to whom?

These can be hard decisions and choices, even painful ones. But it is an important process which your family and friends will appreciate as it will save them a lot of work and heart-ache when you are no longer here to make those decisions.

Maybe you have thought about it in the past and made a will several, or even many, years ago. And maybe it needs reviewing or revising -because things change and life changes … and it can be hard to think about that too.

Making a will can also be a statement of what was important to you in your life and a final chance to say, ‘Thank you’, whether that is to an individual or to an organisation that has helped you or has reflected your values.

Making a final gift to them can help them to continue their valuable work.

So, if now is the right time for you to make your will, here’s a way to make it easy.

Gina at WillWritten is offering a 30% discount to MCTC supporters to draft your will if you are willing to leave a gift to Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre.

Gina can also advise on Wills Planning and Storage, Estate Planning, Lasting Power of Attorney, Inheritance Tax, Long Term Care and more.

Just contact Gina and let her know that you are an MCTC supporter and she will make the whole process as easy as possible for you.

gina@willwritten.com

0151 601 5399

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Wirral Coastal Walk 2018

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Sunday 24th June

WALK THE WALK FOR MCTC

Help raise funds for MCTC by joining us for a fabulous 15 mile walk by the sea

We are hoping to have 40 MCTC walkers this year!!

Go to our JustGiving page get signed up today and then start getting sponsors.

Then you can encourage, cajole, bribe and coerce your friends, family and colleagues into joining you.

You also need to sign up on the Wirral Coastal Walk page and download and print off a form so that it can be stamped on the day.

And, if you can’t join us, maybe you could sponsor one of our walkers.

Thank you

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Merseyside Women of the Year

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This is an unusual and feels a slightly awkward post to be writing but I’ve been nominated and reached the finals of Merseyside Women of the Year Awards and now it’s all down to votes.

Could I prevail upon you to take a few seconds to vote for me?

Actually, I don’t really see it as a vote for me so much as a vote for Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre and the MCTC community, including therapists, volunteers, those who use our services and those who support us to provide ongoing high standards of fully professional counselling and psychotherapy for anyone in need, regardless of ability to pay. Over the last seven years, the Centre has provided thousands of hours of counselling to those in needs and saved many lives – see Jack’s Story.

Voting is open until 8th June

This is a great opportunity to raise MCTC’s profile and to move forward in our quest for sponsorship and support.

Thanks so much, here’s the link

Finally, could I ask you to do one more thing for MCTC?…

Forward this on amongst your contacts – family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, someone you met at the bus stop…

This is the key to winning the vote – I may know 500 people but each of you knows another 500 and so it goes on…

Thanks so much

Angela

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New MCTC Breath of Life Workshops And Integration Group Schedules For 2017-2018

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MCTC are pleased to announce that the new schedule for our Breath of Life Workshops for the 2017-18 season is now available on the website.

For those of you new to Breathwork, the details of this amazing, powerful and transformative therapy are available our webpage

In planning the new schedule, we have tried to make Breathwork as accessible and available to as many people as possible whilst maintaining clear boundaries between therapists and clients.

We have introduced two One Day ‘Healing of the Spirit through the Breath of Life’ Workshops which may appeal to some ‘first timers’ as an introduction to the concepts and practice of Breathwork. They may also be of interest to anyone who has limited time availability. The October Workshop is for Therapists only and the March one is for Non-Therapists only. If the one for Therapists does not have viable numbers, it will be opened to Non-Therapists.

And we have kept our usual Three Day ‘Healing of the Spirit through the Breath of Life’ Workshop in June 2018. This is open to both therapists and non-therapists with priority being given to clients (ie if a therapist and their own client both apply to the workshop, priority will be given to the client).

We have kept costs as low as possible and we are offering some concessions. All fees for Workshops may be paid in instalments by arrangement.

As many of you will know, we also offer monthly Breathwork Integration Groups for anyone who has taken part in Breathwork at the Centre. These are opportunities to continue your interior journey within a facilitated group with people who have shared the Breathwork experience.

We are continuing these groups but, as you will see from the schedule on the website, they are now divided into groups for therapists and non-therapists – again to maintain boundaries. Whether you are a therapist, non-therapist or client, you will be able to attend at least four Integration Groups per year as well as at least one Workshop. As with the Therapists’ only Workshop, if any of the Therapists’ groups are not viable in terms of numbers, they will be opened to Non-Therapists.

We are hoping that this new approach may widen our reach and make this powerful, healing therapy available to many more people throughout the year.

For more details see our webpage

Or email angela@mctcwirral.org.uk

Cost £350.00 to include light lunch on all three days. Payable in instalments if required.

 

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Egremont Festival

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MCTC is taking a stall at the wonderful Egremont Festival again this year.

Date: Sunday 30th July

Following the success of last year’s Teddy Tombola, we thought we would develop the theme so this year, we have taken a double pitch and we are running 2 Tombolas – one for adults and one for children.

There will be 100 fabulous prizes to be won on each Tombola.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Well, there are 4 ways:

  1. Come and join us for an hour or two on the stall.We will need at least 2 people on each Tombola throughout the day – one to sell the tickets and at least one other to find the prizes.

 

  1. We are looking for at least one MEGA-PRIZE for each Tombola – A Huge Teddy, Food or Goodies Hamper (no alcohol), Large Box of Chocolates or Sweets, Presentation Box of Luxury Toiletries, Vouchers for Restaurants, Theatres, Experiences, Spa Days etc, anything more unusual or imaginative that we haven’t thought of yet…

 

  1. Donate smaller prizes for either Tombola – donations can be left at the Centre up until Friday 14th July.

 

  1. Come along on the day and visit us. Have a go on the Tombolas and bring moral support!!

 

If you can help with any of this, please let us know as soon as possible – We would SO love to hear from you.

We’d love to meet more of you so come and join us and meet the rest of the team.

BIG THANKS IN ADVANCE

BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO COME GOOD ON THIS!!!

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Wirral Coastal Walk

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Just wanted to take this opportunity to update you all and say a HUGE THANK YOU for all your support for this event.

So THANK YOU

To

  • The 9 Walkers
  • All the Sponsors
  • And all the Supporters and Encouragers

You all helped to raise well over £4,000.00

BRILLIANT

Roll on next year…

Start thinking about joining us now and let’s try for 20+ walkers next year – Yes???

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Walkers Needed!!

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To Walk the Wirral Coastal Walk

for

MCTC

On Sunday 18th June

Hello Everyone!

We know a lot of you are keen walkers and that some of you would like to be a little keener than you are, so …

Here’s an opportunity for all …

Challenge yourself to walk all or part of the Wirral Coastal Walk and raise desperately needed funds for MCTC.

Here’s why:

  • The need for our services is growing all the time and, at present, we can’t keep up with demand.
  • Each counselling session we provide costs MCTC at least £15.00.
  • We are currently providing around 70 sessions per week.
  • Whilst we have capacity for at least double that, we do not have the funds.
  • We are also providing 24/7 suicide prevention care for all of our clients who have any suicidal thoughts or feelings.

Please would you join us on the walk and contribute to our crowdfunding campaign, PAIN IS REAL BUT SO IS HOPE.

Last year we raised an impressive £5K. How about helping us to double that…

If you would like to join us, just go to our PAIN IS REAL BUT SO IS HOPE campaign, and click on Start Fundraising.

Add your story and some pictures (people love pictures!!) and then share it on your social media, send emails to all your contacts, tell your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues – in fact, everyone you have ever met!!

And then watch your donations roll in.

PLEASE, PLEASE DO THIS FOR MCTC IF YOU CAN.

If you can’t, perhaps you would consider

  • Donating to the campaign
  • Sharing this, especially the link, with all your contacts
  • Raising funds in other ways (see the other campaigns within the main page (Coffee/alcohol abstention, cycling Lejog.. .free your imagination!)

Thank you so much.

Anything you can do to support MCTC is very much appreciated by all the team and especially by those who need our help.

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Walk For MCTC’s ‘Pain is Real But so is Hope’ Campaign

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WALK FOR MCTC’s

‘PAIN IS REAL BUT SO IS HOPE’ CAMPAIGN

WIRRAL COASTAL WALK

Sunday 18th June 2017

Last year, MCTC supporters raised approximately £5,000.00 by walking 15 miles round the beautiful Wirral coast.

This year, we would like to DOUBLE that!!

As you know, MCTC receives no statutory funding and is desperate for funds to maintain and develop our service offering low-cost and no-cost counselling to those in need. People suffering from mental health issues often wait for long periods for services which may or may not be available. MCTC offers short waiting times and longer sessions, in a calm and welcoming, non-clinical environment. MCTC also offers 24/7 suicide prevention care.

Please would you help us to continue this vital work?

Please would YOU, and maybe your family and friends, WALK to help raise

£10,000

for MCTC’s

PAIN IS REAL BUT SO IS HOPE CAMPAIGN

Supporting MCTC to provide 1,000 therapy sessions + 24/7 suicide prevention care throughout 2017

So far 6 people have signed up but we know there are many more of you out there who are keen walkers (or runners) or who like a challenge…

There is still plenty of time to get those walking boots out and to get fit!

If you would like to walk with us, you could add your own story and start getting sponsors straight away on our JustGiving page to Start Fundraising.

You can also download and print a sponsorship form from the link below for all your technophobe friends so you don’t miss out on any donations!

You will need a form anyway to register on the day.

If walking really isn’t your thing, you could organise or take part in another event instead – just add your story to the JustGiving page in the same way and involve your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours in your coffee-morning/crochet marathon/skydive/doughnut eating challenge/cold water swimming/sponsored silence/or…

If you have a look, you can see what other folk have done.

Hoping to see you on 18th June

Thank you in advance – however you are able to contribute to MCTC’s campaign. We really appreciate it.

 

The Wirral Coastal Walk is organised by the Rotary Club of North Wirral and aims to raise £300,000.00 for local charities this year.

 

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Healing of the Spirit Through the Breath of Life

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PLACES AVAILABLE

Thursday 29th June – Saturday 1st July 2017

A 3 Day Non-Residential Workshop for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Complementary and Holistic Therapist

An opportunity for therapists to embrace and deepen our own interior journey and thus make ourselves more able to connect with our clients at a deeper and more meaningful level.

Integrating insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, body psychotherapy, Eastern spiritual practices and mystical traditions of the world, and drawing on the work of Dr Frank Lake, Dr Jim O’Donoghue, Dr Wiiliam Emerson, Dr David B. Chamberlain, and others, Breathwork in Expanded States of Consciousness is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing.

It is based on a broad understanding of the human psyche that includes biographical, pre- and peri-natal, and transpersonal dimensions, and phenomena from all these domains are seen as natural and normal constituents of the psychological process.

As the process of entering an expanded state of consciousness unfolds, intrinsic healing energy in the psyche and the body begins to manifest a therapeutic wisdom that transcends the knowledge that can be derived from cognitive understanding only.

For more details see our webpage

Or email angela@mctcwirral.org.uk

Cost £350.00 to include light lunch on all three days. Payable in instalments if required.

 

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Complementary Therapies

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We are delighted to announce that from 25th April, Arlene Sinclair will be back at MCTC offering her range of wonderful

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Arlene will be at the Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 till 5.00. At a later date and if there is enough demand, she will also offer evening appointments.

Prices are listed below – all very competitive!

BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN

AROMATHERAPY FACIAL (45 mins) £25
Cleanse, tone, moisturise, facial massage with essential oils then relax with a lovely scalp massage whilst the mask balances and refreshes your skin.
AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE Full Body (60 mins)               £40
Relaxing full body massage including face and scalp using a selected blend of essential oils.
SWEDISH MASSAGE Full Body  
Traditional Swedish deep tissue massage to rejuvenate tired and aching muscles, particularly post sport.
BACK, NECK AND SHOULDER MASSAGE (30 mins) £20
Releasing tension out of muscles can help headaches and poor posture.
LOMI LOMI Hawaiian Massage Full Body (90 mins) £55
Spiritual and nurturing full body massage using warm oil given in fluid, rhythmic motion using forearms as well as hands. Promotes deep healing physically and emotionally.
LOMI LOMI Hawaiian Massage Taster (30 mins) £20
During this Taster Session you will get to experience Lomi Lomi on the back and back of legs.
HOT STONES (60 mins) £45
A luxurious massage using smooth heated lava stones to ease out deep tension within the muscles.
HOPI EAR CANDLES (45 mins) £30
Using original Biosun high quality candles with Chamomile, Sage and Honey, a very soothing treatment to draw out impurities within the ear canal then finishing with a lymphatic drainage facial massage. Can help with sinus problems, headaches, improving balance and the senses.
REFLEXOLOGY (45 mins)               £35
Using pressure to specific reflex points on the feet that correspond to all your bodies systems helps restore balance and promotes deep physical and emotional healing within this session.

Arlene will also be offering a MIX AND MATCH MENU – Pick any 2 of the 30 minute treatments below for just  £40.

Mix and Match 2x 30mins:

  • Aromatherapy Facial
  • Back Neck and Shoulders (with or without essential oils)
  • Hopi Ear Candles
  • Lomi Lomi (back and back of Legs)
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki

BOOK NOW

or for more information

Email arlenesinclair35@yahoo.co.uk  or

angela@mctcwirral.org.uk

 

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