TwilightThe first Tuesday of every month in the evening from 6.30pm – 8.30pm Our Twilight session runs on the first Tuesday of every month in the evening from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, at our Centre in Gloucester (address above) Please join Kay and Heidi in an evening of support, with free holistic therapies, guest speaker and activities for anyone affect by Cancer. This session is perfect for anyone that may work during our normal hours and only able to access in the evening.
Charlie’s Exercise SessionsWe have a range of different exercise classes for anyone affected by or living with Cancer.
Tai ChiEvery Tuesday morning at 10.15am With Clive every Tuesday morning at 10.15am Tai Chi is a special way of looking at life and a path of relaxation and health, it can help you deal with the modern stress of life. Originally roots in ancient China for body, mind and spirit, you will learn the gentle yet powerful dance like sequence called a form, with therapeutic exercises, based on martial art movements. This can be done standing or seated.
Introduction to Exercise with HannahEvery Tuesday at 11.15am (Can Rehab Trained for people with Cancer) every Tuesday at 11.15am Hannah will introduce you to strength and conditioning exercises to help you tone or build muscle very gently, in a safe form ensuring that consideration is taken of any surgeries or treatments. All of this can be done seated or standing and will meet your needs. Hannah also provides 1:1 bespoke session, please enquire in the Centre
YogaEvery Wednesday at 11.30am With Linda every Wednesday at 11.30am Linda provides a gentle therapeutic flow of yoga to help your body move in a gentle way encouraging flexibility, gently introducing you to the movements which done from standing or seated positions.
PilatesEvery Thursday afternoon at 1pm With Amy every Thursday afternoon at 1pm Amy provides our Pilate sessions learning to work with your core strength to build on your fitness journey, all movements can be adapted to ensure they meet your needs.
Home VisitsWhen you need them We consider it to be an honour to provide relaxing and therapeutic complimentary therapies towards the end of life and aim to help all family members during this difficult time. Holistic therapies help you to relax, can reduce stress levels, help calm your emotions, relieve anxiety, and improve symptoms such as pain and sickness. We can offer a range of gentle relaxing therapies such as: reflexology, hand massage, reiki, meditation and someone to talk to….. Please get in touch to talk over your needs and we will help your family through this difficult time.
Grief is a process of emotions you go through as you gradually adjust to the loss. Losing someone important to us can be emotionally devastating, whether that be a partner, family member, or friend. It is natural to go through a range of physical and emotional processes as we gradually come to terms with the loss. Bereavement affects everyone in different ways, and you may experience a range of emotions. There is no right or wrong way to feel. Grief can be difficult and stressful and nearly everybody goes through it at some point in their lives. It can be difficult to predict how we might react to a loss, as it is an very individual process. Please contact us to make an appointment with our Holistic Bereavment Support Team.
You may experience any of the following: Sadness or depression. This can be brought on at the realisation of the loss and may cause you to isolate yourself whilst reflecting on things you did with your loved one or focusing on memories from the past. Shock, denial or disbelief. It is natural for our minds to try to protect us from pain, so following a loss some people may find that they feel quite numb about what has happened. Shock provides emotional protection from becoming overwhelmed, especially during the early stages of grief, and it can last a long time. Numbness and denial. You may find that you feel numb after a loss. This is natural and helps us to process what has happened at a pace that we can manage, and not before we are ready. It is natural and can be a helpful stage – the only problem being if numbness is the only thing we feel, and none of the other feelings associated with grief, as this can cause us to feel ‘stuck’ or ‘frozen’. At Charlie’s we have a team of specialised therapists and volunteers to support you through and after bereavement. Many of our volunteers have their own personal experience of bereavement and want nothing more to support others through a difficult time….. Talking during this time is vital, it does not need to make sense, it does not need answers, and it does not need someone to take it away. But what you need is a safe environment to talk and process how you are feeling. You can do this at Charlie’s in our group Bereavement Meetings (please see our timetable) or 1:1 with holistic support.