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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Reader. Bringing People Together and Books to Life.

Once again, chatting with a patient waiting in our reception area, has helped me discover another Bristol gem which I knew nothing about. "Shared Reading" is different from a normal book group, enabling those who are more isolated in our communities and over 50 to come together. Bristol has 30 groups in various venues, including most of our libraries. The organisations Well Aware and Bristol Ageing Better both have excellent information pages, below.



Monday, 17 September 2018

Chandos Road Festival 2018.
Just one week to go before this year's Chandos Road Festival! (Check out our Facebook Page for up to date information Chandos Road Festival 2018). This year we have full line-ups of music and spoken word on 3 stages. We have 16 market stalls selling lovely hand-made crafts, vintage clothing, hats, collectables and soft furnishings. An early start to the Christmas shopping maybe? There will also be local information stalls, yoga and great children's entertainments, our brilliant face-painters and the ice-cream caravan. Our cafes and bars will be serving up delicious food and drinks all along the road. So pass the word on to friends and family, come and enjoy all the fun of the Festival between 12 and 6 this Sunday, 23rd September. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Life Drawing!

Many of you have noticed my picture on the "Join the RWA Friends" flyer, as I always try and put the latest art brochures by the door. When I'm not wearing my clinic receptionist's hat, I work as a life model, and have been doing this for 22+ years.
Bristol is rich with life drawing classes and you would be hard pressed not to find a class at any time, on any day, in most BS postcodes!
This fascinating article from yesterday's "iNews" (which a patient left on a chair) takes a different and revealing (no pun intended) look at the benefits of life drawing on our mental health; most especially for young people who may be struggling with complicated body image issues.
If you ever want to find out where the best life drawing sessions are in the area, be they courses, workshops, or drop-in classes, do just ask me when you're next at the clinic.


In the words of Anthony Gormley "A day without drawing, is a day lost!"

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Using Alexander Technique
learn the tools to help manage the stresses and strains of life and improve your well-being
Where: Redland, Bristol
When: 5 week course - Monday 5 November to 3 December

7.00 – 8.30 pm
Cost: Course fee - £60 for the course

Tutors: Jane Morris MSTAT & Belinda May MSTAT
To book or for more information 
www.alexandertechniquesomerset.co.uk or Contact: Jane: jane@freedomandease.co.uk or 07775430877
Belinda : belinda.e.may@gmail.com or 01761 463 385

Nowadays, living our busy lives, we can feel overwhelmed and stressed. It seems thatwe don’t have enough time. We cannot easily make choices in our lives and can neglect ourselves and our well-being.
Belinda May and Jane Morris, both Alexander Technique teachers, have teamed up to offer a course that explores the tools for you to find a way to tackle these challenges.
This 5 week course, Your Way to Well Being, puts you on the road to manage the stresses of life and so begin to live with ease, less effort and more joy.
Using the principles of the Alexander Technique, we will explore how to:
  •   Become aware of yourself and gain more balance
  •   Connect with your support
  •   Learn more about your habits and responses
  •   Take these learnings into activity
  •   Give yourself the gift of ease, choice and time


Tomorrow, Weds 15th August, is Cycle to Work Day.  https://www.cycletoworkday.org

We live in such a hilly city that electric bikes are now a common site and electric bike shops plentiful. One of our practitioners recently tried one out and is now seriously considering getting one. They're quite an expense but Cyclescheme allows you to purchase one (or indeed any bicycle, and / or accessories) at a significant reduction through your place of work. You can find all about how the scheme works here:


Tuesday, 24 July 2018

A patient was kind enough to share this recipe with us. Enjoy!

Vegan Chocolate Tart
For the pastry
·      75g coconut oil
·      55g golden syrup
·      75g ground linseeds
·      185g ground almonds
·      15g coco powder
Melt the coconut oil and golden syrup, add the dry ingredients mix thoroughly  and press into 20 cm tart case, freeze until solid.
For the filling
·      80g coconut oil
·      500g dark chocolate
·      200g almond milk 

Melt chocolate and coconut oil together, heat up the almond milk and pour over the chocolate and mix, pour into tart case, refridgerate.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


We would like to welcome new massage practitioner Debbie Parsons to our team here at Chandos Clinic. With more than 12 years experience, using a variety of massage techniques, Debbie is fully equipped to help with a specific injury or chronic ache. She is qualified in sports and remedial massage, and also offers reflexology. 
As an introductory offer, Debbie is offering a 40% discount off her treatments until the end of Sept 2018.
Please ring Pat or Deb on reception for further details of her times and prices, and they will happily book you in to see her.