2020 MISA Scotland AGM and Self-Care Workshop

Date: Saturday, 7th March
Venue: Jury’s Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QG
Time: 10.30 – 12.30 AGM and get together
Self-Care Workshop: 1.30 – 3.30, Free CPD event

Our meetings are always informal but very informative! We’ll begin with a stroke review which will get the oxytocin flowing and activate our creative, focused minds for the rest of the day. We’ll have the official AGM business which won’t take long and then catch up on local, national and international MISP happenings. Dougie Mirfin, from East Ayrshire Support Team, will update us on the current MISP research being undertaken in the schools in his area and their future goals with the MISP. There will be time for everyone attending the meeting to share a bit about their own MISP experiences and intentions for the year.

The self-care workshop will be a very practical afternoon of sharing interesting tools to help us feel a sense of wellbeing in our everyday lives. It will include simple breathing and movement exercises, self-massage and shared massage.
You can come to one or both events. Please email Isabel to book your free place: isfraser@aol.com, 07746 956758

Borders report by Lorna Jamieson

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

MISP in Vietnam

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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!