Well-being and Therapies

Columcille provides 3 areas of specific therapy, working either individually or in small groups. The aim is to increase well-being and health development in a creative and uplifting way.

Music Therapy – there is a  music therapy group on Friday mornings for Columcille members. This is facilitated by a visiting music therapist, Alastair Robertson.

Eurythmy/movement for well-being with Saraphir Qaa-Rishi;

Eurythmy is a movement art which promotes harmony, well-being and creative expression. It can actively improve the mind-body connection and encourages more awareness of one’s body and movements. In one-to-one sessions on Wednesday mornings, five service users are given the opportunity to engage with a range of Eurythmy movement sequences and exercises led by Saraphir Qaa-Rishi. Depending on the needs of the person attending, different aspects can be addressed in the session, such as improving posture and alignment in space, sense of balance, coordination and dexterity, sense of rhythm, and calming anxiety and stress. Some exercises also bring an element of fun and have an enlivening quality. Usually people take part in weekly sessions for at least 3 – 4 months before having a break, but many continue for longer to help the benefits to have a lasting effect.

Saraphir Qaa-Rishi is a qualified eurythmist and has worked in the area of social support for many years. She has a QCF (SVQ) level 3 in Adult Health and Social Care and a Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring

Massage Therapy with Christine Lynch.

All 3 therapists have several years of professional experience. At present therapies are not charged for as we wish to be available to all irrespective of financial means.