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Sports centre seminar explores chronic pain support

An event is set to take place in Carlisle later this month for those interested in learning more about and leading research in hanna somatics.

Hanna somatic education is a type of mind-body training that aims to help people suffering from chronic muscular pain.

West Cumbrian-based Karen Douglas de Fenzi wants to work with academics and professionals who wish to discover more about the value of hanna somatic education and those who want to progress formal research in how it can help free people of chronic pain.

Ms Douglas de Fenzi qualified in the technique at The Novato Institute for Hanna Somatic Education in California in early 2019.

A two-hour seminar will see Ms Douglas de Fenzi deliver an initial presentation of the research, theory and practice surrounding the technique as well as guides into some of the specific movements practiced.

Ms Douglas de Fenzi’s seminar takes place in collaboration with the Centre of Research in Health and Society, part of the Institute of Health at University of Cumbria, and UoC Active.

It is on January 21, starting at 4.30pm, and will be held in the seminar room of the University of Cumbria’s sports centre at its Fusehill Street campus.

Places are to be pre-booked. Visit the university’s events page online at https://tinyurl.com/rhufecr.