Meeting Report – Saturday 20th February 2021  on ZOOM

See the full Report on Our meeting and Listen to our Guest speaker here –

Our Meeting was held on Zoom , and has produced another great presentation for anyone with a balance condition

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.  We have agreed to abide by their own good and common-sense guidance for support groups and we will encourage members to consider membership of either charity and sharing of member contact details with both at future meetings. Fund raising ideas on their behalf will also be discussed going forward. [See Our Friends section for details and links for both charities]

Our Expert Guest Speaker  is –  Mahdiyya Dharas 

“Gentle Tai Chi for Those with Balance Disorders”

Mahdiyya (Madz to her friends) presented how gentle Tai Chi benefits many areas of our mind and body that greatly correlate to where and how our symptoms manifest when living with a serious balance disorder.

Members were able to join in with a live demonstration and take part in some safe “seated” exercises during the meeting.  This unusual approach to balance rehabilitation is based upon Mahdiyya’s many years experience of treating many balance disorder patients at Leicester’s NHS balance Clinic where she is a qualified Audiologist.  See more about “Madz” on her own website or get in touch…………….

www.dizzyears.co.uk   contact@dizzyears.co.uk   Tel 01908 893216

Members Survey Results 2021

See and hear the results from your survey, what do members want, what don’t they want and how will our group develop to be even better. Don’t miss this exciting feedback , and one lucky member has also won the survey Prize draw, that was announced live in the meeting !”

Also Download a copy of the survey results PDF here :-

Members Stories

Hear from two of our members about their own stories and challenges. Bravely sharing their journey with us all so that we may understand the similarities we all face

Members Success

Hear about two more members, who joined our group with balance conditions and now no longer need  support or treatment and have successfully moved into a “dizzy free” live once more. Here of these inspiring outcomes.

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End of Meeting Notes 

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

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