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18 FREE PAIN RESOLUTION PROGRAMME FOR FVD READERS! Stress Illness and Chronic Pain Recovery with Rachel Stevens SIRPA Practitioner and Alexander Technique Teacher Are you experiencing chronic pain? Have you been under stress? Taking pain killers but would rather not? Feeling depressed because of your pain? Fed up with having to say “no” to life? A pioneering approach to pain and stress related illness is being offered to people in the Five Valleys where the focus is on a resolution rather than management of your symptoms. This approach is based on the work of Dr John Sarno, an American medical doctor and author of ”The Mind Body Prescription” and “Healing Back Pain”. Dr Sarno realised that in order to resolve pain we need to address the underlying causes of it, many of which are stress related. By addressing our previous stresses and acknowledging the emotions connected with them we can release the stress and clear the pain. I have been working with people with musculoskeletal issues for 27 years and helping people using the Alexander Technique. When there are stress issues the SIRPA approach can offer the missing piece of the jigsaw and total pain resolution can occur. Having recently trained in this way of working I am seeking 4 chronic pain sufferers to participate in the Pain Resolution Programme and in return to be willing to be a case study for my work. You will need to: 1. Complete an in depth confidential questionnaire 2. Attend a 90 minutes session in Frampton on Severn 3. Attend 2 follow up 45 minute sessions 4. Complete short questionnaires during and after to monitor progress 5. Pay a refundable deposit of £ 40.00 which is returned at the end of the programme 5. Be open to change and trying out some new techniques at home The fee for the Programme is usually £ 235.00 but is being offered FREE to the first 4 suitable applicants.

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Skin Cancer-know the facts By Zoe Warner of Vanilla Moon

Sadly, cases of Skin Cancer have risen over the past five decade in the UK due to lack of knowledge and awareness on the subject. From people using oil when sunbathing to not knowing what to look for when it comes to skin cancer – more information about skin cancer and ways to prevent it should always be updated and readily available. Below we have highlighted some key facts and things to look out for if you feel you have had too much unprotected sun exposure in the past and want to be safer in sun in future.

What to look out for If in the past you have had a lot of exposure to the sun or other things such as sun beds, you will always want to make sure that any moles or warts that pop up randomly on your body are seen by a doctor. Most of the time these moles can be completely innocence but it is always best to get a biopsy to make sure it is not the start of anything more serious.

Prevention and Protection ALWAYS make sure you wear at least factor 30 SPF when out in the sun for long periods of time. Avoid the sun during its peak hours which usually run from 11am to 3pm and always remember to drink plenty of water. You can always enjoy the outdoors in summer without getting burnt, just remember to wear things like hats, sunglasses and even t-shirts are great for swimming if you find yourself tingly. There’s no need to compromise on fun in the sun, just do it in moderation to keep safe.

Alternatives If you simply must have that sun kissed glow, there are so many products available on the market today that will help you achieve this. Everything from gradual tanning moisturisers to salon sprays on tans; you can look tanned without putting your health at risk. On the other hand, what’s wrong with being pale and interesting? Not only can too much sun exposure give you skin cancer but it also ages skin cells tremendously and dries them out. Keep those wrinkles away and stay in the shade from now on. Always visit your GP if you are worried about anything or have any lumps or bumps that just appear or moles that you are worried about or moles that change shape, colour start to itch or worry you. Vanilla Moon are based in Eastcombe. For further details visit



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How long have you lived in the Five Valleys? I moved to Horsley from Bristol with my husband in 1997 when we fell in love with a beautiful cottage in Washpool. It needed a lot of work and we spent a year restoring it. I was pregnant at the time so it was all quite stressful! Living in Washpool with a very close community of people after life in the city was a wonderful experience being so close to nature with woods and streams all around us. After about ten years we moved to Frampton on Severn, another idyllic village but this time with wide open views and wonderful cycling possibilities! How did you become interested in helping people with pain? I had Alexander Technique lessons myself when I was in my early 20’s to help me with the stress of a new job – working with 16 year olds. I was a smoker with poor posture and asthma! My Alexander lessons were a revelation and taught me how to think about my body and my reactions to life, in a new way. I decided I wanted to spread the word and trained for 3 years in Devon to become an Alexander practitioner myself. For 27 years I have been offering this wonderful life-enhancing work to clients with neck and back problems/stress/breathing issues and postural problems.


I came across SIRPA (Stress Illness Recovery) and trained last year to offer this approach to clients. It complements the Alexander work very well as it goes a little deeper into our emotional patterns. What about your home life? I live with my husband John and 16 year old son Arran and our small lurcher Coco – the best dog in the world! Coco as a puppy with her sister and “friend!”

Any interests of hobbies? I love yoga and biodanza, vintage clothes, beach combing and crafts. A few years ago I did the Access Art and Design course at Stroud College which was wonderful. I get great joy from being creative – making my home look lovely or cooking a special meal or playing with a set of paints on watercolour paper. Any plans for the future? I get pleasure from helping people and would like to continue growing my business. I am planning some residential Retreats focusing on Restoration and Rejuvenation. We have such busy lives I think it’s important to allow time to breathe out. I can’t imaging not working or retiring as I love what I do! For further details on Rachel’s work and for the chance to take part in a FREE Pain Resolution Programme please see page 18

24 As well as being in the final five of Holistic Therapist of the Year (BABTAC) results in June, Zoe Warner of Vanilla Moon is also the regional winner south west of VQ awards and is travelling to London, for the awards on 3/4 June. VQ day celebrates vocational achievements and the benefits of practical, technical and vocational learning. The VQ awards are for Vanilla Moon and Therapies4Forces the project Zoe started that gives free treatments to combat injured service personnel veterans and their carers/families. This had now expanded across the whole of the UK and Zoe has lots of voluntary therapists working everywhere from Northern Ireland to Brighton London and Scotland. For more details visit

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07981 605417 8 Seater Luxurious Mercedes Bus available for parties, airport runs etc.

Long or Short Distance A Chauffeur Service at Taxi Prices Chic Chauffeurs provides a elegant services in Stroud and the surrounding areas. We are regulated under a Hackney Carriage Private Hire Licence which means our prices are same as a “regular” taxi, our difference is that we have the “WOW” factor. Our stylish and elegant Chrysler 300c is a sign of distinction and will not fail to impress your friends, family or colleagues. Book us now for; Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Airport/Train Station arrival or departures, Theatre Trips, Cheltenham Races or just because you or that special someone deserves a treat! For enquiries or bookings please contact us on

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Going to the Dogs Are you a responsible pet owner?

Those of us who are dog-lovers know how important they are to our family. Dogs are great fun, brilliant companions and...heaps of responsibility.

your dog goes missing, he is returned to you. Each microchip has its own unique ID number plus the name of the dog’s owners and a contact number.

If you’re thinking of sharing your home with a dog here is some food for thought.

The tiny chip is inserted under the dog’s skin, between his shoulder blades.

Rehome Do consider rehoming a rescue. There are many lovely dogs just waiting for a new home. Good rescue centres assess new arrivals thoroughly and will be able to advise on the best fit for your family.

If the dog escapes, the police, a vet or a dog warden can scan him and reunite him with his family.

Neuter With so many abandoned dogs around don’t risk adding to the problem. Neutering prevents dogs reproducing. The operation is routine and carried out under general anaesthetic. As well as preventing unwanted puppies, neutering tends to produce calmer, less territorial behaviour in males. In females it avoids the messy inconvenience of ‘seasons’ and prevents womb infections, which can prove fatal. Male dogs can be neutered any time from four months old. Female dogs can be spayed before their first season though some people prefer to leave it until three months after. Discuss this with your vet. The average cost of the operation is £60 for male dogs and around £100 for females. The Dogs Trust runs a subsidised neutering campaign in several areas of the country. Check out their website. Microchip This is the best way to ensure that if

Train A well trained dog is a happy dog, and much nicer to live with than an untrained one! There are many good dog training clubs around. Choose one which encourages the use of kindness and positive reinforcement. The Kennel Club run the UK’s largest dog training programme, known as the Good Citizen Dog Scheme. It starts at puppy foundation level and from there you can progress through bronze, silver and gold awards. Exercise This is really important. A dog needs a chance to stretch his legs and explore his environment on a daily basis. Make sure you clean up any dog mess! If you have a very active dog, agility classes are an enjoyable activity for dog and owner. As a bonus you’ll meet new friends too. If you work, think about employing a dog-walker. Make sure they’re policechecked and insured, and ask for references. Be a responsible owner and your dog will thank you. Useful web addresses.


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It’s only when the tide goes out you learn who’s been swimming naked. (Warren Buffet, American business man and philanthropist) It’s better to be looked over than overlooked. (Mae West, actress) If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner . (19th century American journalist). It’s always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live by them. (Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist)

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FRI 6TH - Antique & Collectables Fair runs from 10am3pm with free admission and donation to charity. More details available from Larry Dyer on 07800 951964. FRI 6TH - Music at Ruskin Mill with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill starts 8pm. Tickets £22/£20 each . More details/ booking 01453 837537. Also visit SAT 7TH - Coffee Morning runs from 10am -12noon in the John Wesley Room, Randwick with all welcome. SAT 7TH - An Exhibition at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms by Christine Gaut : Poppies Dancing In The Wind. Opens 10am -5pm running until Saturday 14th June (except Sunday). SAT 7TH - Gigg Mill, Nailsworth opens from 10am -12noon, followed at 2-4pm by an opening of Dunkirk Mill Centre. More details 01453 766273/ SUN 8TH - Pentecost - 10.30am United Benefice Eucharist at Church of the Holy Spirit, Paganhill for Patronal Festival. SUN 8TH - Dunkirk Mill Centre opens again from 2-4pm. SUN 8TH - Garden Party for 5 Valley Cat Rescue takes place at 60 Windmill Road, Minchinhampton running from 11am -4pm with cat goods, ‘nearly-new’, handicrafts, books, plants, etc. Refreshments available and tombola. Details 01453 886354. SUN 8TH - 8.45am Breakfast Praise, followed at 10.30am by Family Worship with Canon Marilyn Sharland at Christ Church, Nailsworth. N.B No Evening Worship on this occasion. SUN 8TH - Laurie Lee Way -Celebration Walk with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.Visit www. for booking/details. MON 9TH - Nailsworth WI meet at 7.30pm in St. George’s Parish Room with visitors welcome. 01453 833966. TUES 10TH - Brimscombe & Thrupp WI meet at 7.30pm at Brimscombe & Thrupp Social Centre for ‘The art of Sausage Making’ with Rob Thatcher. More details 01453 882652. WED 11TH - Stroud Shambles WI meet between 10.30am -12.30pm in Congregational Church Rooms, Bedford Street with refreshments available and visitors welcome. 01453 751686. THURS 12TH - SAT 14TH - Cotswold Players present ‘Acorn Antiques’ -a musical - with tickets at £13. Contact 0844 8700 887 or SAT 14TH JUNE Country Arts Day at William Morris House in Eastington from 1-4pm with free entry and lots of parking. Stalls of home produce and fun activities to raise funds for the Special Needs college. Tel: 01453 824025 for details. SAT 14TH - Lynn Chadwick: The Maker’s Studio runs until Sunday 13th July at The Museum in the Park. 01453 763394. SUN 15TH - Highnam Court, GL2 8DP opens for the Cobalt Society. Admission £5 adult/under 16’s free and dogs on lead from 11am -5pm. 01242 535920/www.highnamcourt. SUN 15TH - Group Opening for NGS of Oakridge Lynch Open Gardens runs 2-6pm. Combined entrance £4/children free. WED 18TH - SAT 21ST - Another run at Cotswold Playhouse of ‘Acorn Antiques’. Sure to be hilarious! See contacts above. WED 18TH June In Stonehouse Community Centre at 7.30pm there will be a talk on ‘Nature in Art’ – Looking

at Pictures given by Simon Trapnell. The competition will be a leaf collage and the Bring & Buy Stall will be selling bottles (preferably full ones!!) Contact our Secretary on 01453 765656 or for further information.  THURS 19TH - ‘Your Musical Memories’ club at Stroud Subscription Rooms starts 2.30pm for music from yesteryear. A lively afternoon with tea included. Only £5. 01453 760900. SAT 21ST - Stroud’s Cats’ Protection League hold stall at Rodborough Fete. Please support them if you can. More details of this and other events to be found on www.stroud. SAT 21ST - 10am -12noon -opening of Gigg Mill, Nailsworth, followed at 2-4pm opening at Dunkirk Mill Centre. Experience the power of the largest working water wheel in Gloucestershire. SAT 21st Cotswold Gardening School. Planning & Planting borders. Be inspired to create stunning borders full of colour, structure and texture in your garden on this one day course.You will receive lots of practical advice as well as a delicious lunch, refreshments and hand-outs to take home. 10-4pm. £95. Tel: 01453 899018/www.cotswoldgardening. SAT 21ST - Workshop for Embroiderers’ Guild with Avril Rodger of Folded Strip Applique. More details 01285 654055. SAT 22ND - Top of the Town Association propose a Classic Car Show/Car Boot Fair, etc. starts 11am (ground open from about 8am) with children’s activities, food and lots more. Free entry and takes place on the Playing Field, Bisley Old Road, Stroud. More details from 01453 753994. SUN 22ND - Dunkirk Mill opens again from 2-4pm. SUN 22ND - In the Footsteps of Laurie Lee from 9.30am -2pm with tickets at £25 (incl. lunch). Booking - 01453 759034. SUN 22ND - Opening of Misarden Park, Stroud for NGS. From 2-6pm. Contact 01285 821303/www.misardenpark. WED 25TH - Another opening for Dunkirk Mill from 2-4pm. SAT 28TH - Nailsworth Farmers’ Market runs from 9am -1pm in the Mortimer Gardens for all your weekend requirements. SAT 28TH - ‘Edge of Day’ Concert with Johnny Coppin - A Tribute to Laurie Lee at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms with tickets for £15/£12 starts 8pm. Booking 01453 760960. SUN 29TH - A rare opening of St. Mary’s Mill, Chalford with booked tours at designated times only. Booking 01453 766273. TUES 1ST JULY - Cainscross WI have Birthday Party outing. Telephone 01453 762812 for more details. WED 2ND - Nailsworth & District Flower Arrangement Society welcome David Martin for his demonstration a ‘View of Cornwall .’ Visitors welcome/raffle/refreshments. Meeting starts 7.30pm in the Town Hall. More information 01453 873413. FRI 4TH - Antique & Collectables Fayre runs 10am-3pm in Town Hall, Nailsworth with free admission & charity donation. Details may change, so please check before setting out! To list your events/activities for July, please telephone Mary Jarrett on 01453 762812 as soon as possible.



Everybody’s got a book in them. We all have stories to tell, the pity is that some go unnoticed and unprinted. We’ve been printing books for some time now. In the past few years we’ve done them on local history, novels, illustrated children’s books, guides, and family books that are perfect for recording close family stories. These have been as few as 20 copies. With modern printing methods we can now print and produce just a few copies. These are ideal if you’d like to try your idea on the mainstream publishers, or just for those few exclusive people who you may like to write for. Not only can we print your book, but we can advise you on the best way to prepare it for print, or we can do the whole of the design and artwork for you from scratch. We advise on the best binding methods for the books as well as suggestions for marketing, and we can even build you a simple website for it too. Before we print we talk. So if you have a story to tell and you want to get it into print call me: Paul Davies, on 01452 300158 and lets make your book a reality.

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Five Valleys Directory June 2014  

Community magazine for Stroud & surrounding areas

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