Happy Christmas from The Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust 


 
   
Our hugely successful project in Hertfordshire has successfully recruited into a brand new position for a healer to work specifically with breast cancer patients. We are delighted to have enabled this important expansion of healers at The Lister Hospital, Stevenage. The team is coordinated by Shuna Watkinson and she is always open to hear from motivated healers who would like to work as  volunteers  alongside the paid therapists.

This is  a wonderful opportunity to experience working  as a healer  within a busy hospital unit before applying for any  paid position that may become available in the future.If you would like an informal chat then please contact Shuna Watkinson, energy therapist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


  Our new project in Bristol

 
  
  Jamie Cargill Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse TYA South West Cancer Service has provided us with his thoughts on the new project.

‘In recent years there has been increasing recognition of the use of complementary therapies alongside conventional medical treatments for cancer. Within the Teenage and Young Adult context the role and availability of complementary therapies for young people as part of their overall holistic care is now being promoted.  Yet evidence is scant within in the specialty despite the increasing acknowledgement and support of a variety of complementary therapies.  In March 2016 the Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Wellbeing Room, situated on the TYA inpatient unit in Bristol, officially opened. The Wellbeing Room is an ideal space for the delivery of complementary therapy treatments as it offers tranquillity and privacy while being located at the heart of the TYA unit. Following a brief yet inspiring conversation with Angie Buxton-King it was evident that our approach matched that of the Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust. It is now our huge pleasure to finally introduce Claudia Bonney into our TYA service who will be offering Reiki therapy two days per week to children, teenagers, young adults and their families/supporters whilst being treated in University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Huge thanks to the charity for their patience (we got there eventually) and commitment to the wider, holistic needs of young cancer patients - we truly believe that this new service will impact significantly on the cancer experience for all our patients whilst in Bristol.'
Our thanks must go to Jamie without whom this service would not have got off the ground.
Now the project must prove its worth and we look forward to receiving quarterly reports that will underpin the projects development within other areas of cancer within the trust.


My latest book.

Feedback from Stephen Rowley my manager at UCLH who did not know the content of the book before reading it, was this….

‘I highly recommend this read.......Working with Angie all those years ago was let's say, a unique experience! and a privilege.
So I certainly expected this book to be insightful and thought provoking, and it took me to places that fascinate me but stupidly don't find the time to explore. It also reveals a great deal of insightful and practical help to other healers, new healers or people considering learning how to heal, and usefully, anyone wanting to learn how to help themselves generally with life’s pressures.
I particularly enjoyed remembering how the early days unfolded. Then seeing how Angie and Grahams dedication and drive in placing more healers into NHS hospitals nationally continues to expand and have impact.
Angie reminds us of the obvious; that people undergoing debilitating medical treatments or experiencing other crisis need holistic, not just medical care. Healing is an important part of this jigsaw as it’s crucial to have all the pieces. I didn’t previously have much idea what healing is or how it worked. But regardless, I’d been a supporter of healing as part of supportive cancer care since I met Angie. Not because she constantly told me about it! But simply because me and my clinical colleagues believed what we saw with our own eyes benefitting so many patients’.

Unwavering support has been given  to me by Stephen without whom this work may never have been integrated into the NHS as it has been. He was an amazing nurse to Sam when we first met at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1995 and has since resisted the stereotype of a typical NHS manager and continues to ‘think outside the box’ and support his patients and his team of NHS staff in ways both seen and unseen.

Links to my new book;

https://pegasuspublishers.com/books/angie-buxton-king/the-nhs-healer-onwards-and-upwards
https://www.amazon.co.uk/NHS-Healer-Onwards-Upwards/dp/178465311X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508494777&sr=8-1&keywords=angie+buxton+king
https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-nhs-healer/angie-buxton-king/9781784653118
And of course a signed copy  is available from our online shop www.cancertherapies.org.uk/shop 
  

  
How nice it is to have a bit of Christmas cheer to impart.The 'girls' enjoying country life!


We had a wonderfully rewarding trip out to Torquay yesterday to look at a potential new project.
All being well we will have another project  in the Southwest in the New Year.
It is fair to say that our expansion is only limited by funds to do so. So if you or someone you know would be able to help us with donations it would greatly expand the reach of healers in healthcare.
I have a list available for those of you interested in where  healers are working within hospitals and hospices generally, just email me if you would like a copy. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Stop Press: Advance notice of our next in-person Healing in Hospitals & Hospices workshop -3rd & 4th March 2018 in Kings Langley Hertfordshire.
Email Angie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a booking form.

Thank you for reading this Christmas update. We wish each and everyone of you a peaceful and fulfilling Christmas in every way you personally hope for.
 
With Love and Light,
Angie,Graham and the 'Girls' xx