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Breath of Life Workshop

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HEALING OF THE SPIRIT THROUGH THE BREATH OF LIFE WORKSHOP
29th June – 1st July
3 Day Non-Residential Workshop

PLACES NOW AVAILABLE

3 Day Non-Residential Workshop

Working at the deepest levels in body, mind and spirit

For anyone who is looking to deepen their interior journey, heal past hurts and live a fuller and more peaceful life.

IT HAS NOW BECOME POSSIBLE TO OFFER THIS EXCEPTIONAL WORKSHOP TO ALL

(previously it was restricted to therapists only)

HOWEVER, BOOKINGS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY 5th JUNE

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 –  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 begin to manifest a therapeutic wisdom that transcends the knowledge that can be derived from cognitive understanding only.

For more information, application form etc please see link.

 

PAIN IS REAL BUT SO IS HOPE – Please Help MCTC to provide HOPE.

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Namaste Healing Therapies

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NAMASTE HEALING THERAPIES at MCTC

 SPECIAL OFFER WEEK

5th – 9th June 2017

As some of you already know, Arlene Sinclair of Namaste Healing Therapies is now working at MCTC and offering a 10% discount for all MCTC referrals.

For those of you who know the building, she has the lovely Room 7, right at the top of the house.

Arlene is offering a whole range of therapies including:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Hot Stones
  • Swedish massage
  • Reflexology
  • And the wonderful Hawaiian Lomi Lomi

 

During
SPECIAL OFFER WEEK
Arlene will be offering her therapies at
HIGHLY DISCOUNTED PRICES
for MCTC staff and clients

You can book through the Centre angela@mctcwirral.org.uk or direct through Arlene at nhtwirral@yahoo.com

BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

 

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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.

PAIN IS REAL BUT SO IS HOPE – Please Help MCTC to provide HOPE.

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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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Liverpool John Moores University – Corporate Charity

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MCTC is proud to have been both nominated and chosen as one of LJMU’s corporate charities.

We are really excited about the opportunities for working in partnership with LJMU.

We had our first meeting with the LJMU team in February and are now looking forward to all kinds of collaboration and mutual support through promotion, facilities, staff development, media, working with individual schools and faculties, graduate internships etc and having a presence at key LJMU events including the Teaching and Learning and Professional Services Conferences in June and the Student Welcome Event in September.

Thanks to our nominator and to LJMU for choosing MCTC.

Watch this Space!

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Supporting our Crowdfunding Campaign

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EACH year, hundreds of people in the North West take their own lives.

Yet mental health remains the poor relation when it comes to health funding.

People’s natural impulse to fill this gap in local services has led to charities taking on much of the responsibility for helping people who are suffering with poor mental health and on the brink of suicide.

Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre, a charity based in New Brighton, was set up in 2011 to help people in the grip of real pain and distress through their mental illness.

The centre’s professional counsellors and therapists work with people suffering from depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, and suicidal thoughts.

Their founding philosophy was that everyone who needs help should have it, no matter what their ability to pay. And that’s the basis they’ve been operating on for six years.

But keeping their doors open costs money, and the centre has to work incredibly hard to raise this money.

The centre has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help them continue this vital work for our community.

They’re calling their campaign “Pain is real but so is hope.”

The appeal will fund at least 1,000 hours of counselling throughout 2017.

They’ll also continue their unique suicide prevention scheme which offers every client at risk of taking their own life 24-hour access to their own therapists, for 365 days of the year.

If you would like to support MCTC’s campaign, might you please contact Angela O’Connor on 0151 639 0400 or angela@mctcwirral.org.uk?

Please help if you can so more people can get help and support.

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Original Article - Wirral News
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Ella’s Story

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I When I went to uni, I decided to go as far away from home as I could get cos things weren’t great at home. I got in on clearing cos my results weren’t great, and to be honest, I didn’t really care what course I did as long as I got away.

I kind of thought I’d make loads of new friends straight away but it was really hard. Even though it was tough at home, I started to miss my parents and my two brothers. I felt guilty for leaving them behind too.

I made a few friends in the end. We went out drinking every weekend and most nights too. I started missing lectures and basically never leaving my room – I was either pissed or hung over most of the time.

I kept getting emails from my tutors but I just ignored them and in the end I dropped out.

I couldn’t go home cos I didn’t want to tell my family. I had no money and nowhere to live – started sleeping on friends’ sofas and floors and sometimes I was even sleeping rough. I got mugged doing that one night.

I thought that was about as low as I could get.

Then, to cut a long story short, I accidentally bumped into a mate who had been a year or so ahead of me at uni. She said she could get me a job – I’m really embarrassed about this now – as a sex worker. It was phone sex at first and at last I had some money in my pocket – though not for long as I was still drinking a lot. Then she told me I could earn a lot more ‘on the job’. I was really nervous and hated it from the start but I stuck at it – alcohol got me through most of it and I’d started using by then as well.

Then, one night, after being beaten up yet again, I decided enough was enough. I took a load of pills and a bottle of vodka and woke up in hospital.

After all the tests and stuff, one of the nurses gave me a card for MCTC and then they sent me home.

Another all time low.

I didn’t know what I wanted but I knew I had to change. I wanted to see my family again but I didn’t know how and I wanted a proper life.

I sat for ages looking at the card. Then, I thought it must work for somebody… maybe even me.

I got an appointment really quickly and started seeing my counsellor every week. I was afraid to tell her my story because she seemed so nice – I didn’t think she’d understand. But she wasn’t shocked or anything. She even gave me her number to call any time if I felt suicidal again – like the Samaritans or something – only I’d be talking to someone I actually knew and who knew me. She asked me to agree that I’d call her before doing anything silly. I did call her one night and kind of felt better afterwards – like, for once in my life I’d kept my promise. Then the appointments carried on and I’m still seeing her now – 7 months on. I’ve still got a long way to go but at least I know what I want now. I’ve been in touch with my family and I really want to work with animals – properly – I’ve been looking at courses and getting experience.

I’m so glad I made the decision to go to counselling at MCTC – it’s really helped me.

I saw the crowdfunding campaign PAIN IS REAL BUT SO IS HOPE and that really summed it up for me. That’s why I’m telling my story now – to try and give something back.

Please help if you can so more people like me can get help and support.

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Dave’s Story

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I thought my life was going ok really. It wasn’t perfect but then whose is?

I’m nearly 40 and been a teacher for 15 years. I really enjoy my job, at least I used to – recently, there’s been a lot of pressure. The school I’m at got Requires Improvement at our last Ofsted so there’s been lots of paper work and all our jobs are at risk and there are a lot of staff off with stress at the moment. I never thought I would be one of them but I found myself taking the odd day off saying I had a stomach bug or whatever but really, I just didn’t want to go in and face all the negativity.

At home, things started to deteriorate too. My wife wasn’t happy about the amount of time I was spending on school work in the evenings. She said I wasn’t spending enough time with her and the kids. That kind of upset me because I always prided myself on being a good dad. Then I realised I’d missed several of their school and sports events and I was snapping at them. On the days when I went into school I was leaving the house at 7.00 and not getting back till about 7.00 in the evening.

I was spending so much time at school that I got friendly with one of the other teachers. We were working on a project together and spent a lot of time alone. I’m not proud of myself but one thing led to another and I started seeing her out of school. Of course, my wife found out and gave me an ultimatum, one last chance.

That was a real wake-up call. I love her so much and I didn’t want to lose her. I decided I needed some help – I had advised a couple of colleagues to get counselling in the past but it never even crossed my mind that I might need it someday.

In a weird coincidence, I picked up a card for MCTC at my doctor’s surgery. I was in to pick up a prescription for one of the kids and it was on the counter. I was quite relieved because I didn’t really want to talk to the doctor – her kids go to my school.

I got an introductory appointment within a week and although I had to wait a few weeks to be allocated a counsellor, it felt like the ball was rolling.

I’ve had a few sessions now and I think I am beginning to make progress. I thought my counsellor would be really disapproving but she didn’t judge me at all – she seemed more interested in helping me understand how I had got to the state I was in and now I am beginning to think about things I need to change.

I actually really like going to the Centre. It’s not like going to a clinic or anything. The rooms are big and comfortable with armchairs and everyone is really welcoming and kind.

When I’ve finished my counselling, I am going to try and do some fundraising for MCTC. I’ve always wanted to run a marathon so I might try and train for one next year.

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