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Wellbeing Therapies

What is Wellbeing therapy?

“ A broad domain of healing resources that encompasses all health systems, modalities and practices and their accompanying theories and beliefs, other than those intrinsic to the politically dominant health systems of a particular society or culture in a given historical period” - Cochrane Collaboration (1996)

“[Wellbeing] therapies seek to support and complement conventional/mainstream healthcare practices.” - Zollman and Vickers (1999)

Calming the body, mind, emotion and spirit with gentle treatments.      

Who gives the treatments?

A team of volunteer therapists work across the Hospice, they are all qualified and have a membership to their appropriate disciplines. Other volunteers and staff, trained within the Hospice, give hand massage and nail care.  If you want to see a list of all the therapies offered at Hospice in the Weald click here.

Who can access Wellbeing Therapy?

It’s available for any patient of Hospice in the Weald, their family and/or carers. Just speak to any member of the Hospice team.

How Wellbeing Therapies may be able to help

  • Promotes relaxation
  • Alleviates anxiety
  • Reduces depression
  • Reduces pain
  • Reduces nausea
  • Alleviates breathlessness
  • Alleviates side effects of chemotherapy
  • Improves sleep pattern
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Reduces psychological distress and provides emotional support
  • Improves well-being and quality of life
  • Helps with altered body image

The term “healing” can be found throughout wellbeing therapies. It does not mean curative, but refers to a holistic well-being.

For more information please contact Nell Mellerick - Head of Hospice Day Service, on 01892 820558 or nelise.mellerick@hospiceintheweald.org.uk