Miscarriage Support Group
Coleraine Miscarriage support group meets at the centre on the last Tuesday of every month from 7-8.30pm. This is facilitated by Susan Evans on behalf of the Miscarriage Association.
We also have a facebook page at www.facebook.com/millburnmiscarriage
Miscarriages can be a very unhappy, frightening and lonely experience.
If you have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, we hope you will find the information and support that you need to help you through here.
There is a charge of £3 per session. Contact Susan on 07966885894 for further details.
We facilitate a couple of sessions a month on behalf of the NI Hospice for those caring for friends and relatives with terminal illness. If you want more information, please contact N.I Hospice.
We work with the Northern Trust to provide Therapy sessions to carers within the trust.
“Complementary Therapy for Family Carers
I regularly bring groups of family carers to Millburn for complementary therapy. Caring for a relative can sometimes be stressful, and Millburn provide a range of wonderful treatments aimed at alleviating stress and giving carers a chance to have a small break from their caring role.
Millburn Centre is friendly and welcoming and carers really enjoy their experience. All the therapists are professional, caring and compassionate. As well as getting a therapy there is a very tasty home-made lunch provided, and carers also get the chance to chat to each other in a relaxing environment.
I have always found Millburn staff easy to work with and the price for the package that I receive is very competitive. Staff keep the whole process very easy and flexible and their adaptability to last minute changes to the plan are much appreciated.
I would like to extend my thanks (as would the carers who receive the treatments) to Susan and all her staff who look after us so well when we visit Millburn.”
Anne Cummings, Carers Co-Ordinator, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
We often visit local businesses and Councils to help support with Health Promotion Days. Our therapists usually give taster sessions of relaxing therapies and we can provide interesting talks on helping to overcome work stress.
“We used the Millburn for a recent corporate wellbeing day at Nicobrand. We had three lovely therapists come to our site, offering reflexology, Indian head massage and aromatherapy massage. This was very well received by the staff, who all commented on how nice the treatments were. There was a definite feeling of wellbeing on site that day.” JT
Mindfulness is something that you may be aware of but maybe not exactly sure of what it entails.
If you are one of those people, like most of us, living on automatic pilot, always 10 steps ahead of yourself and getting caught up and lost in thoughts, you may enjoy mindfulness as it encourages you to develop an awareness of being in the present moment.
Mindfulness is the practice of..
- Stepping back from being lost in thought
- Bringing your attention fully into the present moment
- Observing whatever arises in awareness with friendly curiosity
- It is non judgmental and accepting of whatever arises be it pleasant or unpleasant
Why would I want to become mindful?
Our mind is amazing and a much needed tool but sometimes we do not need to be engaging in a way that lets us run away with our thoughts.
Constantly dwelling on the past or the future may cause anxiety and or depression. We can feel overwhelmed.
Mindfulness can help you to live in the present moment.
We have a Bra bank at the Centre.
Ladies, Give us your support!
Bring us your bras. Have you ever wondered what to do with your old bras? They can’t go to charity shops so most of us just throw them in the bin.
Bras are costly and difficult to manufacture. The result of this is that they are in short supply in developing countries. Bra recycling is becoming popular in the UK and we wanted to share in this exciting contribution to third world countries.
Recycling is something we are all familiar with these days and this is another opportunity to help our environment by giving our old bras to women who can’t afford to buy new ones and to save them from going to landfill.
“We wanted to raise money for charity, so this opportunity presented itself and we thought it was a fabulous idea. We all have old, tired, wrong fitting bras at the back of drawers, so now we can raise money for charity, help women in third world countries and help the environment all in one small donation. You can make your donations any time. So long as the bra is wearable, it can be reused. Just pop it into our bank.”
Not only are we helping women in developing countries but for every kilo of bras we collect, £1 will be donated to Pretty n Pink, the only registered Breast Cancer charity in Northern Ireland. It is run by a very small team of people including a breast cancer survivor and local volunteers from across the province. All the funds raised go directly back to Breast Cancer patients and their families in Northern Ireland.
We wanted the money raised to stay local so that is why we have chosen this charity.
Please tell all your friends to bring their old bras to us so we can raise a great deal of money for this worthy charity.
So come on girls, swing into action!
Living Meditation at Millburn
Connect to your inner power.
Susan Evans is a teacher of Living Meditation. Living meditation is a method of meditation that allows you to reach that inner part of yourself where you can release, relax and let go. In this age of instant communication, we all need a space away from the ever increasing pace of our lives. Learn how to live in the moment, not always be preparing for the next thing. Spend some time in the peace of your heart.
Learn to open your heart and stay connected to your inner self and power by using meditation techniques that have been passed down from teacher to teacher for generations. At Millburn, classes are run on a 6 weekly basis. This gives you enough information and experience to learn the basics of practicing meditation.
Benefits of meditation
- It lowers oxygen consumption.
- It decreases respiratory rate.
- It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
- Good for people with high blood pressure.
- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
- Decreases muscle tension
- Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
- Enhances our immune system.
- Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
- Decreases the aging process.
- Cure headaches & migraines
- Harmonizes our endocrine system
- Relaxes our nervous system
- Builds self-confidence.
- Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
- Helps control own thoughts
- Helps with focus & concentration
- Increase creativity
- Improved learning ability and memory.
- Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
- Increased emotional stability.
- Improved relationships
- Improved relations at home & at work
- Develop will power
- Increased job satisfaction
- Less aggressiveness
- Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
- Decreased tendency to worry
- Develops emotional maturity
- Provides peace of mind, happiness
- Helps you discover your purpose
- Increased self-actualization.
- Increased compassion
- Growing wisdom
- Deeper understanding of yourself and others
- Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
- Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
- Increased acceptance of oneself
- Changes attitude toward life
- Creates a deeper relationship with your God
- Attain enlightenment
- Greater inner-directedness
- Helps living in the present moment
- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
- Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
- Experience a sense of “Oneness”
- Increases the synchronicity in your life
Susan trained with David H Wagner see davidhwagner.com for further information about Living Meditation.
There’s no one "right way" to meditate. It was never taught like that traditionally. I want people to think of their meditation practice more like a toolbox than a tool. Different techniques are more or less effective at different moments – and no two meditators are alike. I want people to love meditation. It doesn't have to be boring and difficult to work miracles. Life is too short for boring and difficult. – David H Wagner