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FM Conference & Pamper Weekend April 8/11 2011

If you are like me everyone is wishing me a healthy New Year. One way to be sure you know more about being healthier would be joining us for the Fibromyalgia Conference & Pamper Weekend in April 2011.

The first South East conference in April this year (2010) was a  ‘win, win’ success with 12 leading speakers presenting new information back to back over two days and sharing new of research, educational sources, hints, tips about various aspects of this invisible disability. Delegates from all over the UK, Ireland and even the Continent were spoilt for choice with presentations, workshops, Sunday shopping, arts and craft and exhibition.

At the next conference fibromites will hear news from the United States, following our invitation to two American doctors at the cutting edge of research – Dr Andrew Holman and Dr Patrick Wood.

We also have some other exciting speakers with some to be confirmed including a  consultant rheumatologist who specialises in CFS and CBT; another similar consultant who speciality is lupus (auto immune system); a nutritionist who has the answers about vitamins and supplements; pain management specialist who is a chartered physiotherapist. We have a qualified nutritionist who will talk about vitamin, supplements as well as IBS and Cystitus.  Dr Nick Avery is back with his CAM remedies. An international author, healer and broadcaster as seen on TV  will share her motivational story, and  our pharmacist with the low down on new drugs.

Friday night will be fun at the races with the Fibro Fillies and a surprise race. Saturday evening entertainment is another surprise (even to us - as we have not booked anything yet) and Sunday is Mind, Body and  Soul day with a  psychic evening.  All this plus cabarets and dance band will offer lots to choose from. There are outside activities for partners/carers too.

As requested we will again be doing computers for beginners thanks to Stella who is a web mistress. Also there was a demand for the hygienist and dentistry workshop again and Jane has been swotting up to bring new information to the workshop. We will have a new stress gadget. One fibromite is giving us her own version of ‘Who do you think you are’ to get you going with your family tree.  Another member will tell us how she shed her wheelchair and sticks within weeks of a drastic change to her diet taking natural remedies. We are hoping to have Pilate's, tai chi and a yoga laughter workshop to keep you in trim. Our workshops include inspired coaching to help get you back to work if this is your aim, a benefits forum we hope, dealing with stress and sound therapy,

We will again be able to offer a limited numbers of one to one therapies. To date we have organised Iridology, Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki, Mediumship, Tarot, Astrology, Acupuncture, Colour Analysis, (clothes, make up and wardrobe), Reflexology, and Alexander Technique.

In addition you will be able to choose beauty treatments including Mini Reviving Facial, Swedish massage and Aromatherapy massage both back, neck and shoulders, Hot Stone Therapy massage, Indian Head Massage, Signature mini manicure, File and paint nails, Signature Mini pedicure, and St Tropez spray tan.

We will be giving you the telephone number to book your own appointment once this is all finalized and we have a skeleton programme. There will also be other therapies available on the Sunday in the ballroom as pamper tasters at a modest cost.

We have no single rooms left – only twin singles, or 1 double bed or a two room chalet for 3 people in 1 double bed and 1 single bed. The cost for the long weekend including full board, accommodation, conference, workshops, exhibition, Sunday sales. All chalets have heating if required, colour TV and tea making facilities we cannot guarantee what the en suite facility will be but we will try to help with your preference. 

The fee is £140 per person from April 8/11 2011. At this late stage 50% deposit is requested - £70 - but to help we will accept 3 cheques totaling £50, £45 and £45 dated December 8, January 8 and February 8. The closing date is Feb. 8 and if full payment is not paid by that date we cannot guarantee your booking will be secure.
Contact Jeanne using this form.

After meeting the costs of the conference, funds will be passed to the Folly Pogs FM Philanthropist UK Research Fund, which is not operated by FMA UK.

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