The group approach is unique in integrating body and mind, using the language of the body as a form of counselling to help participants who have presented to the National Health Service with physical conditions which appear to have no medical explanation.
It forms part of a research project run by the Health and Human Sciences Research Institute, in conjunction with the Primary Care Trust (PCT).
According to Professor Helen Payne, principal investigator, who is currently recruiting for the next phase of this research, most of the participants in the groups had not had to see their GP since referral to the group and a quarter of them had a reduction in their medication or came off it completely.
“We have seen that since coming to the groups, participants have experienced significant changes in lifestyle, reduction in symptom distress, an increase in self-understanding and general increases in wellbeing,” said Professor Payne.
She also reported that symptoms presented by participants such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, bladder problems, ME, panic attacks, joint pain or headaches, disappeared entirely or reduced once they joined one of the groups, enabling many of them to work or study again.She commented: "Through recognising that if symptoms arise in the body then we need to work with and through the body, we have enabled many of the participants to resume work or study and to do things that they couldn’t do before. Our approach is very holistic using the inter-relationship of body with mind and we are gathering more and more evidence that it works."
Professor Payne and her team conduct three-monthly follow-ups to measure whether recovery from symptoms has been sustained.
For further information about the next course, please contact Professor Helen Payne, Tel: 01438 833440, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helene Murphy | alfa
Multi-year study finds 'hotspots' of ammonia over world's major agricultural areas
17.03.2017 | University of Maryland
Diabetes Drug May Improve Bone Fat-induced Defects of Fracture Healing
17.03.2017 | Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke
Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.
The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.
Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...
Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.
Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...
In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...
Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the first time. As reported in the academic journal Small, the results are offering better insight into the development of nanoreactors and artificial organelles.
Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to...
20.03.2017 | Event News
14.03.2017 | Event News
07.03.2017 | Event News
24.03.2017 | Materials Sciences
24.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
24.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy