Complementary therapies and substance misuse

CTs as part of encouraging self-help by Lyn Hill

CTs as part of encouraging self-help by Lyn Hill
Lyn Hill, MFHT, works for Project 6, a voluntary drug and alcohol agency that has been operating in Keighley, West Yorkshire, since 1989.

Project 6 is a harm reduction service, working to help people reduce the risks associated with drug and alcohol use. We offer support to users of drugs and alcohol, their relatives and carers, and assist them in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Project 6 is an open-access agency, and our services include needle exchange, an Asian community development project, structured treatments, complementary therapies and specialist services. Most services are provided within our buildings in Keighley, but we also provide outreach services at GP surgeries and antenatal clinics, as well as street-based work and attending local music festivals.

Complementary therapy service

Any person who engages with our service for structured interventions is offered regular complementary therapy (CT) sessions as part of their care plan. The CT service was added into the treatment programme in 2000 and since then has been expanded and improved to match service users’ needs.

The therapies that we offer are shiatsu, Indian head massage, reiki, reflexology, relaxation and visualisation, and emotional freedom technique (EFT). We also provide electro-stimulation therapy (EST) and auricular acupuncture, both of which have been specifically designed to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings experienced when reducing or stopping the use of drugs or alcohol. Therapists working for Project 6 are sent on training courses for these two field-specific therapies.

Read more 

Attend Lyn’s lecture demonstration, Complementary therapies and substance misuse at the 2015 FHT Training Congress on Sunday 6 September

Training Congress and Awards2015 FHT
Training Congress

What’s happening?

On Saturday 5th September at 7pm, we’re holding our annual Gala Awards Dinner, where you can enjoy a welcome drink, a three-course meal, the awards presentation, entertainment and to top it all off, a chance to network and meet members of the Governing Council. Tickets are £24 for members and your guests (if booked by you).

On Sunday 6th September, starting from 7am we have a full-day programme of seminars and training events, giving you the chance to brush up on your skills, learn something new and gain some CPD points. Plus, make the most of our exhibitors’ ‘show offers’ available on the day. Prices start from £18, or alternatively you can take advantage of one of our great money-saving weekend packages.


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