Eastern Courier : February 4th 2010
5 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 NEWS The University of Auckland Clinics The University of Auckland offers a wide range of services at its teaching clinics. These provide the community with professional ser vices at competitive prices, utilising world-class research and equipment. Our Services include: Audiology Health and Performance Optometry Psychology Speech Language Therapy For more information about our services please visit www.clinics.auckland.ac.nz Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +64 9 923 9909 Join before 28 February 2011 and pay only $499 for a 12 month membership (normally $645). NO JOINING FEE. Exercise with our friendly experts Our friendly team of exercise scientists are down-to- earth and have the expertise and experience to show you how to get great results quickly. The University of Auckland's health and performance services have something to offer people at all levels of activity and ﬁtness: gym memberships, ﬁtness classes, a cardiac rehabilitation clinic, an exercise rehabilitation clinic, youth development ser vices, support for elite athletes and a ﬁrst-class training facility. Our range of exercise classes have something for everyone -- try our new precision training classes or Zumba, Bootcamp, yoga or pilates. New year, new you! The new year is here and if you've made a resolution to get ﬁtter and tone up, we can help you. Get the year started right by having your ﬁtness level assessed and an exercise programme tailored to suit your personal needs. Our training centre membership includes: Parking Circuit, Kick Fit and Abs Buns 'n' Thighs Classes 3 initial personal training sessions Ongoing supervision and support from our team of exercise experts. To ﬁnd out more, come in to 71 Merton Road, Glen Innes or give us a ring on 521 1210, ext 1 and talk to one of our friendly staff members. 'Tis the season to help grieving kids Making it fun: Judith Derbyshire and Dianne Murray use arts, crafts and games to make sessions enjoyable for children needing support for grief and loss. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS By NICOLA WILLIAMS If you're old enough to love you're old enough to grieve.'' Children's resiliency does not make them immune from being profoundly affected by grief, retiring Seasons co- ordinator Judith Derbyshire says. While a two or three-year- old might not understand what happened, they feel the void when a parent disap- pears. Unresolved grief can have long-reaching repercussions. Seasons is in its 12th year offering free grief and loss programmes for children, teens and their parents. It is beneficial for parents and children to do the course together because it opens up the communication lines. What we find is children stop talking to their parents after the initial impact has died down because they don't want to make their parents upset or angry,'' Mrs Derbyshire says. Courses provide strategies to help live with loss. That person will be in our hearts for the rest of our lives but we have to make the most of our life now,'' Mrs Derbyshire says. The courses also help people cope when relation- ships end. Most children don't want to come but after the first session they are hooked, they love it. Even after the first session we have had parents who ring up and say: I don't know what you've done but the difference in my child is just amazing'.'' There is also an adult com- munity programme for those who don't have children and Horizons is a course that is designed specifically to help older widows and widowers. Mrs Derbyshire says through other people's attempts to comfort the per- son they end up not acknowl- edging their pain. It's like women who have had a miscarriage and people don't know what to say to them -- they say: Don't worry, you'll have another.' But they have lost this one, this is where their dreams were and they don't want to have another,'' Mrs Derbyshire says. Dianne Murray is taking over the reins as co-ordinator of around 30 trained volunteers who can also take their work into schools. Courses are suitable for people who have experienced loss from three months to two years ago. Some parents make phone calls to Seasons shortly after a death for advice about how to tell their children, Mrs Derbyshire says. The support group is invaluable because there is only so much other people in their life are willing to hear about. Often they are expected to get over it'' within a short timeframe. People say they should just put it behind them and move on, but it may be only three or four weeks.'' The next programme starts on February 9 from 4pm to 5pm. To make a donation or for information call 533-0222.
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