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Stretch, Relax and Refresh Session with Jeanette
Using a combination of movements based around Pilates, Yoga and static and dynamic stretching, this calming, gently flowing session is designed to refocus yourself with your body. The session, suitable for beginners, should leave you feeling relaxed throughout your whole body, giving your mind time to focus on yourself, your posture and your movements from top to toe. I have designed this pattern of movement to allow our hard working OCD brains something else to focus on and time to refresh and find some peace.
My name is Jeanette and I have been living with OCD and severe anxiety since the age of 11/12 years old. I was hospitalised aged 18 for a month in a mixed adult ward. I have been in a very long battle with OCD for most of my life, have experienced frustrations in trying to get the CBT I needed and still need, but have been blessed by getting treatment with the fantastic Prof Paul Salkovskis two years ago. I keep fighting day by day.
I completed my BSc (Hons) Sports Studies with Business Studies degree in 2002, continued to study at a Post Graduate level to obtain a PG Cert in Applied Sport and Exercise Science and then completed my PGCE In Physical Education in 2004. I have taught Physical Education for 16 years now, where I have been a head of department for nine of those years. I am also a qualified gym instructor, a first aid instructor and this summer I have qualified as a mental health first aid instructor, so I can run courses to qualify people and spread the accurate facts about mental health! I love the coast and spend as many weeks and weekends of the year as possible in north Devon, where I surf, kayak, run on the beach and walk around the beautiful coastlines! I have been horse-riding for over thirty years and playing netball for a very similar length of time! I also love dancing and art. I love dogs and they are such amazing therapy for me. I have a Golden Retriever who is a very cheeky monkey but who is always at my side when I need her.
OCD-UK have literally saved my life in the past and is always somewhere I know I can turn to. These sessions are hopefully a small way that I can give something very small back to the OCD community.
Anyone wishing to take part in this exercise and fitness session – whether live or pre-recorded instructional video – must adhere to the following terms:
Anyone taking part in this stretch, relax and refresh session does so at their own risk. OCD-UK or Jeanette Evans do not accept any responsibility for any individual nor group of individuals, who may be participating in this session.
To take part you must be in good physical health. If you’ve been told on health or medical grounds that you should not take part in physical activity and sport, then you may not be able to join in with this exercise and fitness session. Please consult an health professional if in doubt.
To perform this activity in a safe way, you must make sure that the area you use is suitable. The area must be:
- a flat surface
- clear of any obstacles
- spacious enough for the type of activity
By taking part in this exercise and fitness session – whether live or pre-recorded instructional video – you agree to the above terms and conditions.
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