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Longford Town
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The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA)

Mary Sweeney

I work with a group of people through music in several daycare settings. The people I work with, have many different conditions and disorders including depression and anxiety. I have been working through music in several different ways for over 35 years.

Music is a great way to get people to interact and can address a wide range of physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. In the music sessions, I include, singing, moving to, and listening to music. Through musical involvement in a therapeutic context, clients abilities become strengthened, and this can then be implemented to promote well-being in their daily lives. Music also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words.  

This year, I have completed an evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University in the Chronic Disease Self Management Programme (CDSMP) and will start to facilitate the programme in 2019.

 Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Physicians and other health professionals both at Stanford and in the community have reviewed all materials in the workshop.)

Subjects Taught

  • Problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain
  • Techniques to deal with problems and isolation.
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making
  • How to evaluate new treatments

As someone with a chronic illness, myself I would highly recommend this programme. I completed the programme after being referred from my doctor before funding was secured for me to train as a tutor.

After completing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Certificate I am starting a Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use Of Mindfulness at the end of November 2018 at the Irish Mindfulness Academy.

 I am delighted to be a full member of the CMA and have great admiration for the work they do to promote complementary therapies that can change lives. 

.Mary Sweeney 

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