The British Red Cross offers a range of first aid courses covering various life saving skills that are suitable for everyone. They offer a simplified way of learning basic first aid skills and a range of certificated courses to treat adults. They also offer first aid courses designed to treat babies and children of 0-5 years. Courses range from two hours to seven hours depending on the number of first aid topics covered. You don’t need to have any previous first aid knowledge or experience as their public courses include lots of practical exercises to give you confidence in dealing with a real life emergency.
Conflict Resolution is really just clearer communication. Differing perceptions, difficult personalities and breakdowns in communication often lead to conflict. Perhaps repeated requests are met with blame, denial, placation and unfulfilled promises. Perhaps we also find it difficult to express our needs to certain people. Learning how to handle our differences and express our needs effectively, can improve our working, family and social environments. Conflict resolution skills help to raise matters directly and effectively without engaging in blame; communicate effectively with difficult personalities; address the reasons for competition and resentment; enhance mutual understanding and cooperative problem-solving. Choice offers tailor-made training, coaching and mediation.
Representatives from Christian Churches and Associations come together and plan joint services of unity, events and activities which aim to recognise Christian unity - with many activities benefiting all members of the local community. CTIPA is a means of sharing Christian faith and mission through services, events and social activities. These include the CTIPA Breakfast Project which serves breakfast on weekdays to homeless clients; the CTIPA Food Bank which has grown to be an effective service to families in need; and School Assemblies and Chaplaincy work.
Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network is a charitable partnership formed to look after the ancient sites and monuments of Cornwall. They work closely with local communities and official organisations to protect and promote ancient heritage landscape through research, education and outreach activities. Every year they organise a weekend called Pathways to the Past which consists of walks and talks amongst the ancient sites of West Penwith. This event has become a popular one for locals and visitors alike.
The Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) and the Woodland Trust work together to promote the conservation of ancient trees.
The Ancient Tree Forum was founded in 1993 by a group of people who had come together to discuss the management of ancient trees. It was subsequently one of the key partners in English Nature’s Veteran Trees Initiative. Cornwall’s Great Tree Hunt is part of the three-year ‘Great Trees Project’ to safeguard the future of Cornwall’s ancient and significant trees and anyone can get involved.
The Cornwall Healthy Living Centre aims to provide a vehicle for health professionals, voluntary and community sector organisations and individuals to work together to improve health and well-being and reduce health inequality across Cornwall. They provide a proactive and holistic approach to tackling underlying health problems by linking health professionals, health based organisations and individuals through the following schemes: GP Recommendation Scheme; Central Information and Support Scheme; Volunteer Recruitment Scheme; Well-being Activities.
The Penwith and Kerrier group of Conwall Ramblers covers the west of Cornwall from Portreath on the north-west coast, west to Land’s End, easterly along the south coast, around the Lizard peninsula and up to and including the Helford river estuary. The landscape is varied with the coast path, beaches, harbours, archaeological sites, old mining sites, open moors and hidden valleys. They have a walk at least once a week all year round led by local leaders.
Counselling for Social Change provides counselling to people working to make a difference. Whether you're an activist, campaigner, carer or relief worker they want to provide a safe space to discuss any issues that may be impacting on your life and work. They are offering low cost face-to-face counselling, phone counselling and a retreat. Activists are very good at fighting for others, often to the point of forgetting their own health. The Trustees and advisory board of Counselling for Social Change have been involved with a range of organisations and campaigns including Friends of the Earth, the Network for Police Monitoring, Climate Camp, Palestinian human rights groups, The Transition Network, the Co-operative Movement and more.
CTC Cornwall is a "Local Group" of the CTC. A Local Group represents CTC members in a particular geographical area. In the case of CTC Cornwall this is the whole of Cornwall. Thus if you are a CTC Member living in Cornwall, you are automatically a member of CTC Cornwall. CTC Cornwall is in its infancy - the group was formed in March 2008. There is usually a ride from Penzance on a Sunday.
Heartsong Ceremonies delivers individually tailored ceremonies for weddings, civil partnerships, handfastings, namings, blessings, anniversaries, funerals, memorials and all special events. All beliefs, values and aspects of spirituality (or none) are honored. You can be as creative or as traditional as you wish, choosing the length of the ceremony, the venue (inside or outside) and all the elements of the ceremony itself. Danu Fox can deliver as much or as little of the ceremony as you wish and you can be supported to lead/deliver as you choose. She is a trained independent celebrant and can design and deliver all aspects of ceremony and ritual. Ceremonies are not just for individuals, couples and families but also for groups of friends, community groups and public or corporate bodies. Ceremony can be magical, life changing and full of integrity.
Shorin Ryu Karate Club http://www.shorinryukarate.co.uk
Beginners' courses at Carbis Bay Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm (also Connor Downs Womens Institute Hall). Male and female instructors in a friendly environment. First lesson free.
Hayle Judo Kwai
Sensei Richard 01736 740723
5-9 years on Tuesday evenings. 10-15 years and 16+ on Thursday evenings at Unit 7, Rospeath Industrial Estate, Crowlas.
Meyn Mamvro is the magazine of ancient stones and sacred sites in Cornwall. It has been published regularly 3 times a year since 1986, and, taken together, all the editions contain a wealth of original material about the prehistory and ancient customs of Cornwall. Meyn Mamvro Publications also produce a number of books and booklets about the ancient sites of Cornwall.
Mindfulness Cornwall is a group of dedicated, committed, and trained practitioners who are delivering mindfulness in a variety of settings across Cornwall. They offer a range of mindfulness based approaches including 8 week courses, training days, mindful yoga and one-to-one mindfulness based therapy. People take part to promote general well-being; reduce stress, anxiety and panic; cope with low mood or depression; and deal with conditions such as chronic fatigue, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, sleep disorder and headaches.
The Parallel Community is a network linking people and groups across the world. It's about expressing and developing a positive contribution for change - human, social, ecological, creative, commercial and spiritual. It's a mutual support network and resource for people and groups working to build a new and better world. It's a container and channel, a forum for ideas, a skills-exchange and a friendship family. The Parallel Community started in Penwith and the network is spreading everywhere, across borders both national and of the mind and heart.
Health walks in and around Penwith on Mondays and Thursdays. There are three levels: Level 1: Approx 45 – 60 min, suitable for those who do little or no physical activity at present and people restricted by mobility problems; Level 2: Approx 60 - 75 min, suitable for people who would like to increase their physical activity levels and those with minor mobility problems who walk at a moderate speed and are able to cope with moderate gradients; Level 3: Approx 60 - 90 min, suitable for people who already do a certain amount of physical activity and those who walk with a stronger pace and are able to cope with small hills.
Rose Farm is a beautiful, peaceful, country setting in which to be buried. A tree is planted on every grave and this, in turn, helps the environment and provides habitat for birds and many species of wild life. The full circle of life. Rose Farm has been a farm since Iron Age times and in adjacent fields you will find cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, ducks, geese, and hens - happy animals that create a feeling that the place is all about life, as well as death. The Pets’ Memorial Gardens which also exists at Rose Farm was established in 1988. Human burials have taken place there since 2000.
The centre was opened in 1984 by a group of natural health practitioners to provide a centre where the public could be assured of a professional approach to complementary medicine. It has had charitable status since 1986 which enables it to provide not only therapy but also a general information service. All their practitioners are qualified and experienced. They also have a large, light and airy room which is used for talks, courses and weekend workshops.
Kim Hopkins MARH
Lelant Village Hall. Monday mornings, Tuesday evenings, and Friday mornings.
Positive Posture Pilates
Alison McSally Hill BA PG Dip http://www.p-p-pilates.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes at Nancledra on Monday evenings and at St Hilary's School on Tuesday evenings. Suitable for all levels for health, wellbeing, and sport.
Pendeen Pilot Gig Club http://pendeengig.website.orange.co.uk
Dan Mugglestone 07866742987
Geoff and Jill Hoather 01736 786006
Debs Bassett-Harding 07739753327
All ages over 12 and all abilities. Regular training from Newlyn harbour all year round weather permitting.
They provide training in the Taoist Arts of the Lee style - one of the oldest forms of Taoist training which was brought to the west in the 1930's and it still embodies the traditional Taoist methods from before the modern era in China. The style has maintained its independence from western philosophy and materialism and has not been mixed with techniques from elsewhere. The main emphasis in Lee style T'ai Chi is on relaxation and health and it is based on Taoist philosophy. Evening classes and weekend courses.
Traditionally surf schools have been male dominated and focused primarily on the needs of males. Many women of all ages have expressed that they wish to learn as single gender groups. Often there is less sense of embarrassment, or pressure of male dominance and this leads to a more relaxed and fun environment. The aim of Sirens Surf is to support women and girls to feel empowered and inspired by their own abilities. To be challenged by what the sea and what Cornwall has to offer in a safe supportive environment. There are small group sessions of a maximum of 8 females at a time to be able to give everyone the attention and time they need.
They offer a semi-structured healing respite week to people who could make use of the artistic and therapeutic facilities at Sancreed House. In a quiet setting they offer a flexible program of one session per day that is appropriate to different needs. It is a chance to relax and unwind and review current life issues and blocks as well as experience some deep healing and a sense of inner peace. Residential and non-residential sessions range from counselling to dance; from riding to meditation; and from reflexology to foot massage.
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Tao Heart Tai Chi focusses on Yang Style Tai Chi and is taught by Steve Goodeve who is a Senior Instructor registered with the Tai Chi Union Great Britain (TCUGB), and a British Health Qigong Association (BHQA) Instructor. All levels, beginners to advanced, are welcome. Regular Weekly Classes in Redruth, Carbis Bay and Penzance.
Welcoming Fitness run a website for freelance exercise instructors and dance teachers to advertise their own local community classes in Cornwall. You can look at the Find Classes page and see what's on in your area.
The Whitecross Buddhist Centre is located between Penzance and St Erth. It is run by a group of individuals from various Buddhist traditions (including Therevada, Zen and Mahayana) who meet regularly to practice meditation together and to share their thoughts and understandings. They welcome anyone who is interested in joining the weekly group meditation sessions.
Here are the contacts that we know about for Yoga and Feldenkrais:
Mira Love www.miralove.co.uk email@example.com
Gentle yoga, a holistic practise that can be applied in daily life. Classes at St Piran's Hall in Goldsithney on Wednesday mornings. Chair yoga for the less able bodied and laughter yoga workshops.