Regular time for reflection, challenge and support is important for independent practitioners. I’ve been part of a group in the North West and we call ourselves the Wondergoats!*
We have meeting together regularly since we first started training in 2010. We know each other very well, and although we operate very different business models, we can always be helpful to each other. Our sessions are often four hours long – with case discussion, business development, planning and new learning on the agenda. We always eat delicious food and have lots of fun along the way.
Here we are today at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, enjoying a picnic and providing support and challenge to each other.
*a story for another time …
Still lots to do!
I was having an interesting conversation with a friend about crafting a life with meaning. Happily.com sent me this infographic today and it gives some scientific background to why it’s healthy to follow your dreams and use your skills for good. Find it here. I like these simple infographics because they give useful reminders and good references. See what you think.
It also reminded me of a quote another friend sent me on my 60th birthday, when my business was in its infancy.
It’s that time of year again where I ask all you lovely acupuncture pals to take a look at your needles and find the ones that are about to go out-of-date. I’m off to Dr Fatima’s again in Kathmandu and she can use all the needles you can supply in her busy community practice at Boudha. I’ve already started to get parcels to my own community practice at
The Energise Centre, 3 Douglas Green, Salford M6 6ES.
So please parcel up anything you can spare and send it to me in the next four weeks or so. And thanks to the anonymous contribution received just yesterday!
The lovely Sara Calabro at Acutake suggests 18 ways that acupuncture can help in 2018. See what you think by clicking here.
In early January I was invited to speak to Masters students of acupuncture at my old college the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. We had an enjoyable evening and it was a ‘wonderful thing’ to catch up with Lara McClure again. Here we are in the college building on Micklegate. And a big thank you to Rowan and Martin for putting me up in Melbourne for the weekend. What a treat!
To help Lenka and I manage all the equipment needed in our Nudge clinic, take a look at our newest acquisition. This cart could double up for festivals, grandchildren on the beach and garden rubbish. But for now it will transport cushions, towels, couch roll and electrical equipment from our upstairs storage at the Energise Centre, Salford. We now deliver acupuncture over three days, so it helps both of us get ready and have everything to hand.
Exciting news for the start of 2018 – my lovely colleague Lenka Antalova joins me at the Salford practice. This will enable us to offer the local community more appointments each week, as we are now covering Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It is great to be working directly with a colleague again, and can’t wait for our January lists to fill up! Find Lenka’s biography on her own website www.acupuncturebylenka.co.uk and follow her on Instagram account Acubylenka and Acupuncture by Lenka on Facebook.
Vacancy for an acupuncturist at Nudge’s lively community practice in Salford. Due to popular demand there is a full diary of patients on Thursdays who require an empathetic and skilled practitioner immediately. Supervision package available for new graduates. Please PM me with your details and we can have a chat about how the clinic delivers high quality treatments to the local community.
It won’t be long before John and I meet Margaret Wheatley for our day event ‘Leadership in these Times’. We are very honoured and humbled to be spending the day with a gang of people, keen to hear her speak about her new book ‘who do we choose to be?’ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leadership-in-these-times-with-meg-wheatley-tickets-35507976313