14th & 15th January and 16th & 17th January, both to be held in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. 27th & 28th April in Edinburgh
2nd & 3rd November in Glasgow
Next MISA meeting will be on Thursday, 27th Sept, 7pm in Falkirk, Great Western Hotel.
Our upcoming meeting will incorporate a short AGM, a special presentation from Dougie Mirfin of all the great MISP work being done in East-Ayrshire, MISP news and photos from Scotland and around the world, a look at the new satellite programmes, a stroke review and a general fun time sharing, caring and brainstorming with fellow instructors!
Date: Saturday, 17th March
Time: 10.30 – 12.30
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, 36 Cambridge St, G2 3HN, Boardroom 1st floor
28th & 29th April, Edinburgh
3rd & 4th November, Glasgow
More dates will be added as necessary
In-house training available on request
MISA International Conference
London 6 May 2017
Continuing Education Day
London 7 May 2017
Speakers and details in this MISA Conference poster (kindly note that you need to select your ‘Non-member’ ‘Instructor’ or ‘Trainer’ category and the number of days you wish to attend)
Scottish Borders schools update
Here is an update of what I have been doing in the schools.
48 out 61 Borders schools accepted my invite to take part in the MISP which is being mainly funded by Cash for Kids at Radio Borders. Scotia Chiropractors is also helping to fund this.
I have set up a Community Interest Company CIC with Scotia Chiropractors to enhance our chances of receiving funding to deliver the programme in the Border Schools.
I am currently rolling the programme out in the Primary one classes, by delivering a 4 week taster session to the schools. This is happening throughout this academic year 2016/17. With future funding hopefully coming through the CIC, this will enable us to continue to invite schools to take part in the programme on a yearly basis, but delivering a 6-8 week block instead of just 4 weeks. I will always deliver to Primary one classes, with a review session for the Primary 2 class and it will then filter through the school year on year. Read on here
5-6th November Stirling
We have received some nice updates about the Massage in Schools Programme being implemented in Hanoi, Vietnam. In her travels throughout Asia, MISP instructor Celia Ortega joined fellow instructor Sophie McLeish for one of her weekly Story Massage sessions at Blossom House girls home in Hanoi.
The girls love forming a massage train, going through all the simple and relaxing strokes, before getting into pairs to do a story. This week they did one about the famous Vietnamese legend Lac Long Quan and Au Co – the dragon and the fairy from whom some believe the Vietnamese ancestors descended from. The stories are translated into both English and Vietnamese. Next week they want to do one about ‘The Little Match Girl!’
The girls were very excited to meet someone else from a different country and all were extremely relaxed afterwards, even the social worker who was assisting!