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Increasing numbers of patients with complex health needs are seeking help and support from complementary health professionals. This training workshop offers qualified reflexologists (minimum level 3) the opportunity to obtain a deeper understanding of patient needs. Expand knowledge and practical skills to enable confident delivery of Beneficial, Effective, Safe, Therapeutic = BEST evidenced treatment. That will provide positive patient outcomes and sustain growth of professional practice.
Aim of workshop: To facilitate professional and practice development via introduction of Professional Clinical Reflexology (PCR) The Langstone – Wring Method™
To introduce reflexologists to an evidenced Method of reflexology developed through extensive work (5,000 treatments over 5 years) with cancer patients in three clinical settings within a NHS hospital cancer service.
To encourage reflexologists to experience the Method as a separate practical treatment.
To invite reflexologists to explore the potential of incorporating the Method into their existing practice to benefit Cancer or immune/auto-immune compromised chronic patients.
Understand and adapt treatment to meet the changing psychological and physical needs of the cancer patient from Diagnosis through Treatment and Beyond.
Understand the complexities involved in the development of the Method and how patient feedback continues to shape change.
Gain a deeper understanding of the Stress-Pain Cycle and the autonomic nervous system with symptom identification and effective use of the Method.
Learn the skills necessary to deliver the Method by experiencing the “giving and receiving” of a treatment.
Be confident to use the Method as a stand-alone or add-on treatment to enhance patient experience and outcomes.
Benefit from understanding best practice and the role of research in practice development.
Skills/knowledge attendees will attain:
- Practical knowledge and delivery skill of the Method.
- Knowledge of patient reported impact of Diagnosis on Physiological and Psychological wellbeing.
- Knowledge of the triggers and symptoms of the Stress & Pain Cycle and Method skills to relax the patient.
- Knowledge of how skilled delivery of the Method helped Symptoms and Side Effects of Medical Cancer Treatment.
- Knowledge of Contra Indications and Cautions to delivery of the Method.
- Knowledge of the Holistic Approach of the Method to support the patient Living with Cancer/Palliative Care.
- Knowledge of how CPD can be used to illustrate Best Practice
- Knowledge of evidence of the Beneficial, Effective, Safe, Therapeutic = BEST effects of the Method via data gathering.
- Knowledge and skills to Adapt and Incorporate the Method into own existing practice.
Cancer patients report feeling shocked and a sense of disbelief at their diagnosis, overwhelmed by proposed medical interventions and traumatised by side effects of treatment. Left emotionally vulnerable, fearful of future outcomes and suffering from Stress and Anxiety. (similar feelings expressed by patients with other complex medical conditions)
Experience as a volunteer, working within a palliative team operating from a local hospice delivering clinical reflexology to patients in their own homes for 7 years provided valuable albeit anecdotal evidence of the effectiveness of clinical reflexology. However, from the beginning it quickly became apparent that the reflexology I had been taught and successfully used for many years needed to be adapted to meet the changing and complex needs of the dying. I started to develop a different way of working and my Method began to evolve.
In 2014 I began a charity funded project to establish if clinical reflexology could enhance the NHS cancer patient experience by helping to calm and relax patients whilst they were receiving cancer treatment in a hospital ward and chemotherapy unit. Once again, traditional reflexology protocol proved in-appropriate with this patient group. During this time I worked at building my Method protocol assessing suitability and effectiveness in helping the many and very varied symptoms associated with this specific patient group in a clinical setting.
To support my applications for further funding I collected and collated data from the delivery of 331 treatments. This provided evidence that adapted Clinical Reflexology was safe, effective and provided a therapeutic experience and beneficial outcomes. Production of an audit, development of a protocol and (with help from Prof David Machin , statistician) a published paper. In 2019 over 3,000 treatments were delivered and the service has developed to operate Mon-Fri mornings at Dorchester County Hospital Foundation Trust, Cancer Service. In 2020 a further 2,000 Clinical Reflexology treatments were delivered to Dorchester County Hospital Fortuneswell cancer ward in-patients and out- patients attending hemotherapy and Radiotherapy. A Clinical Audit of 2,000 data has been completed and registered. This will be added to my “Research” page in due course. This brings the total Clinical Reflexology treatments delivered at DCHFT from 2014 to an amazing 5,000. Fortuneswell Cancer Trust funding has been secured for the next five years subject to annual review.
Professional Clinical Reflexology PCR-The Langstone-Wring Method™ is based on the understanding that there exists a symbiotic relationship between emotional and physical symptoms. Emotions have the potential to trigger physical symptoms and physical symptoms trigger emotional responses. Once set in motion this cycle has the potential to create a range of seemingly un-connected symptoms.
(Patient reported symptoms include : pain, anxiety/panic attacks, shortness of breath, nausea, irregular heartbeat, raised blood pressure, headaches, urgency (bladder/bowel ) itching skin, sweating, fainting, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite etc…etc….)
However, these symptoms do share a common factor they are all physical effects experienced when the body’s “fight or flight” response has been triggered. The autonomic nervous system consists of the sympathetic nervous system ( fight or flight ) and the para-sympathetic nervous system ( rest and digest ) Communication between the mind and body is via chemical messages that flow back and forth along neurological pathways and systems. When these messages get lost, are disrupted or mis-interpreted symptoms appear. Reducing the sympathetic drive and balancing the autonomic nervous system to reduce physical and psychological symptoms is the aim of PCR.
ICR Research Award.
Launch of Professional Clinical Reflexology PCR-The Langstone -Wring Method™
Aor and CThA CPD approval for PCR.
3,000 NHS PCR treatments delivered.
Governance Policy and Procedure document produced. Formatted to NHS DCH guidelines. Under consideration for adoption by Dorset Cancer Service.
5 yrs funding secured to develop the Fortuneswell Complementary Therapy Service (with PCR at it’s core ) within NHS Dorset County Hospital Cancer Service.
Award winning NHS DCHFT Fortuneswell Clinical Reflexology Clinical Audit Report 4923 – Cancer Services. Urgent and Integrated Care Division (A)
My contact details 01305 784986 or mobile on the day 07951012273
To register and confirm your place please pay £100.00 fee.
Cheque made payable to A P Wring.
Address : Buena Vista. Gypsy Lane. Weymouth. Dorset. DT4 0BZ
Sort code 20 26 62 Account number 50988642
Please arrive promptly at 9.30. Workshop (9.30m-3.00pm)
Please wear comfortable & suitable clothing to enable you to give and receive treatment.
A file containing paper & pen for note-taking will be provided.
Reclining chairs will be provided. Mobile reflexologists please let me know if bringing your own chair/couch.
Towels. Couch paper. Wet wipes and oil ( Grape Seed Oil )will be provided.
Tea & Coffee will be provided.
Please bring a packed lunch, dining space will be available.
Best Western Hotel Rembrandt
12-18 Dorchester Road
Google Maps link for Hotel Rembrandt
Please be aware that I may be required to share your contact details with the Association of Reflexologists AoR ( Accreditor of workshop) for the purpose of gathering attendees feedback on this workshop and for no other purpose and your details will be deleted after 6 months.
PCR Workshop AGENDA
9.30 – Welcome. Housekeeping. Introductions
9.45 – PCR for Cancer patients from Diagnosis, through Treatment and Beyond.
- Development & Integration of PCR into NHS Clinical setting.
- The impact of diagnosis on Physiological and Psychological wellbeing.
- The Stress & Pain Cycle.
- Helping with Symptoms and Side Effects of Cancer Treatment.
- Contra-Indications and Cautions.
- Holistic approach of PCR to support Living with Cancer/Palliative Care.
10.45 – Break.
11.00 – PCR Protocol
- Integrative Therapy.
- Best Practice.
11.30 –Supervised Practical Session. Working in pairs.
1.00 –Supervised Practical Session. Contd. Working in pairs.
2.30 – Group Discussion Q&A
- Therapeutic and Beneficial Effects of PCR
- Adapting PCR Treatments.
2.45 – Feedback/ Evaluation of learning. Certificate of Attendance.
3.00 – Close.
Note : order of topics and timings may vary on the day
Course attendees are required to hold a recognised level 3 qualification in Reflexology minimum (including A & P) be fully insured and member of a professional body. Allocation of course places will be at the discretion of PCR Training.
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PCR Training operates a fully inclusive and non-discriminatory policy and expects course attendees to behave in a professional and respectful manner. Following Gov, HSE and NHS guidance to limit risks regarding the health and wellbeing of themselves and others. (In the case of Covid-19 PCR Training will provide all PPE and expects attendees to be double vaccinated).
Full course fee to be paid at the time of booking. Receipts and Certificates of Attendance will be issued on the day of training.
Accommodation (if needed) is the responsibility of the attendee and advice on accommodation cannot be given by PCR Training.
Unless otherwise stated, courses will start at 9:30am and finish at 3.00pm. Please ensure you arrive at the venue in good time and allow time at the end for cheque presentation and photographs.
Refreshments such as tea/coffee/water etc. will be provided during the course. Please bring your own packed lunch.
All course materials including Audit data/ Research findings remain the copyright of PCR Training and no part may be reproduced or used for teaching purposes without written permission.
PCR Training does not accept responsibility for changes or cancellation of courses due to circumstances beyond their control.
PCR Training will not be held responsible for any additional expenses incurred as a result of course cancellation.
Failure to attend training will result in the loss of all payments already made and in ALL circumstances
*Please be aware that % of fee will be donated to the local “Fortuneswell Cancer Trust” charity a class photograph and attendee contact details will be published on PCR website.*
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Attendees cancelling less than 7 days before the course will not be entitled to a refund.
There will be no refunds for non-attendance on the course.
Cancellation by PCR Training
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I endeavour to deliver the highest standard of professional workshops. However, should you feel that is not the case and wish to make a complaint, please.
- Approach me personally in private to discuss your complaint. Most issues can be resolved through a face to face meeting at the time.
- Following discussion should the issue not be resolved to your satisfaction, please put your complaint in writing and send to
Mrs A Langstone- Wring
Buena Vista Gypsy Lane
I will reply to your correspondence offering suggestions of resolution or mediation.
- If steps 1 & 2 have been followed and your complaint has not been dealt with to your satisfaction you have the choice to contact my professional association.