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York and West Yorkshire Meetings in April 2016

posted 9 Feb 2016, 10:21 by Richard Eastoe   [ updated 29 Apr 2016, 08:52 ]
April saw us hold two meetings; in York and Gomersal West Yorkshire.

Both meetings were very well attended with us welcoming over 20 old and new faces at each.

At the York meeting in Huntington Richard spoke about remission. The slides from this presentation (including all the web links to the research and reference sites) can be found here.

Particular thanks goes to everyone who pitched in and helped out in the kitchen with the tea, coffee and plating up Lynne's wonderful cakes !

Sadly Lynne was unwell and unable to join us at Gomersal in West Yorkshire. We've passed your best wishes onto her and the latest news is that she's out of hospital and responding well to treatment.

Alan Pollard (a specialist rheumatology nurse from St Lukes hospital in Bradford) kindly attended the West Yorkshire meeting. He gave an interesting talk on research into the psychology of mind over body treatments such as placebos.

For those who are interested, the podcast that Alan mentioned with Jo Marchant talking about her book "Cure : A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body" can be found here. The interview touches a number of topics but covers things like pain management, immunosuppression and stress management.

Alan also mentioned the use of Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help with stress, anxiety and pain. For those who missed our talks on Mindfulness and CBT last year the presentation is still available here.

Thanks to everyone who came along to both meetings. We hope that you found them useful and we'll see you again at a future meeting.