Free

London Thyroid Friends Self Care Winter Warmer Event

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Crown Court Church

Russell Street, Covent Garden

London

WC2B 5EZ

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

This will be a Patients’ Voices event on the theme of Self Care.

Self Care is a subject many thyroid patients who have attended past meetings have asked us to cover and we feel it is particularly relevant for all of us as we head in to winter.

We will be joined by a patient speaker, yoga teacher Michelle Varchione, has hypothyroidism and believes passionately in the importance of movement and practicing kindness in order to help care for ourselves.

Michelle will give a short presentation and demonstration of some very simple chair based exercises which you can join in with if you’d like to.

Everyone is invited to join the conversation and you may wish to share your own self care tips with the group.

There will also be plenty of time for more general discussion and networking.

Our meetings are for anyone affected by thyroid disease. Friends, family and interested professionals are always welcome.

Note

Self care doesn't mean self medication, it is about ways of nurturing and caring for ourselves to live as well as we can.

Even though we may have a chronic illness we can often feel much better when we actively take good care of ourselves and there are lots of different ways that we can do this, from practicing mindfulness, meditation, gentle exercise, allowing ourselves to rest when we need to, listening to our bodies, spending time with friends, doing arts, crafts or another hobby, to just the way that we talk to ourselves.

Everyone is different of course and when we are ill we also need to be able to rely on the good advice of our doctors and to follow their medical advice. We never give medical advice at any of our meetings.

Who are we with thyroid disease?

We are a group of thyroid patients who have held meetings regularly in central London since 2010. We are in the process of setting up a new charity, to be called The Thyroid Trust, which will be responsible for organising Thyroid Friends meetings going forward. Find out more about The Thyroid Trust at the meeting or on our website which will shortly be updated with the new name and further information.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Crown Court Church

Russell Street, Covent Garden

London

WC2B 5EZ

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved