Meeting Report – Saturday 20th August 2022  on ZOOM

Life in balance and balance in life:  Mindfulness for dizziness.

Keeping on the level: Living well with long-term health conditions.

Links to watch the full meeting video are at the bottom of this page

Introduction Where we clarified some guiding principles of the group and our meetings.  Confidentiality –  As a support group, we encourage all to speak openly about what issues that they face, but as such we ask everyone to respect everyone’s privacy and keep confidential any specific personal matters that are supplied during our meetings We are not doctors   – We are not medically trained or qualified, so we will never seek to advise on treatments or medical matters. Whatever advice or personal experiences are shared, everyone should always consult with their own medical and healthcare experts for the best medical care and advice. We are not a charity  – We are not a registered charity, we handle no money, we have no money. We are just people helping people.  Where we require money to fund leaflets or posters, we approach local companies for them to buy on our behalf. Positive Only  – We are a support group, with the emphasis being upon support, so we encourage everyone to seek the positive in what we discuss, in our members situations and our overall attitude to our mutual challenges. Let us always try to find solutions rather than be dragged down by the problems, and let us always give encouragement and hope to each other. Tolerance & Friendship  – The group is for everyone, and we can all seek different things from belonging to this group, but at the very least I hope we will all find some degree of friendship and comfort from meeting and knowing our fellow members.  Let us all be tolerant of differences and respect that balance disorders come in many flavours and affect any person in any walk of life and at any age – so we of all groups, should acknowledge and celebrate the variety and differences in our members. Charity Support  – The group is supported by the Menieres Society and VeDA as an official support group listed by both of their web sites. We support both charities in their good work for all things related to balance issues. 

Our Guest Expert is  – Debbie Cane, MSc CS Senior Clinical Scientist in Audiology

Life in balance and balance in life:  Mindfulness for dizziness.

More About Debbie Cane

I am a NHS clinician specialising in using mindfulness techniques for those with persistent dizziness and University audiology lecturer. I’m passionate about mindfulness and how it can help those with dizziness and tinnitus live well with these conditions, connect with and support each other. I love storming up mountains, meditating at the top, ending up with with a nice cup of coffee and bar of chocolate when I get to the bottom again

A Huge Thank you to Debbie, who gave a brilliant presentation on her approach and her techniques for mindfulness that will help almost everyone who has a balance condition and wants help in regaining some calm, some control and less anxiety around their challenges. A great blend of theory and very practical practice with lots of advice on how we can all benefit from a little mindfulness. Thank you Debbie for sharing this great work that is the result of your own professional and personal journeys to date.

Watch the full meeting now on Face Book or Zoom and see links below for full list of questions in writing

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Download Debbie Canes full Presentation slide show by clicking below

Download Debbie’s Comprehensive links and resources by clicking below

Please come and join our group if you feel we can help and don’t wish to face your challenges alone.  You are very very welcome. 

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