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On this page we will publish the responses and testimony of those who have attended our various Tai Chi and Qigong classes. 
 
Whilst no 'Hands on treatments' are conducted during any of these classes, the whole tuition is regarded as therapeutic and beneficial to health.

Case TC 1
NAME   Mrs P.. T…….s                         ADDRESS   Epsom 
CONTACT DETAILS Name of Client/Student  P T   s                                                                                             
AGE…63…….   SEX F…
 Which class / course of classes / workshop have you attended? Longmead Day Centre
Which form of Tai Chi have you been learning?  Tai Chi Chi Kung
Who was the instructor? - Vicky Ahern 
How did you find the class / course?  Vicky came to West Ewell Ladies Club and inspired me to start a class.
For which time period did you attend the classes / course?  Date from / to or duration…From mid –October 07
Did you have a health problem or condition that was ailing you?. .NO................................................................................
Did you ask advice about your condition?...N/A..................................................................................................................
Did you sign a medical questionnaire or enrolment form?....YES........................................................................................
Were you made aware that you should only practice within your own comfort zone?...YES. VICKY REMINDS US AT THE BEGINNING AND THROUGHOUT THE CLASS. 
Was the information given prior to your visit clear and useful?. YES.....................................................................................
Did you find the premises easy to locate?  YES.......................................................................................................
Were the premises clean and presentable?  YES........................................................
Were the facilities clean and adequate?....YES..........................................................
What were your first impressions of the class / course / workshop?. Organised, planned, music, and  chairs in place.Were you made to feel welcome?.....Most definitely......................................................................................................Was the tuition clear and adequate?...Yes, very thorough, lots of repetition and suggestions.................................Did you feel that the class / course was worth the cost?....Yes............................................................................................ 
Although I felt physically healthy, I have always had poor balance and co-ordination. Since coming to these sessions, both have improved.Mentally, I do get very tense and stressed, I have suffered from clinical depression in the past, and am frightened of it returning, especially as my husbands heath has rapidly and unexpectedly deteriorated, I need to be physically and mentally stable in order to help him.I find that the exercises at the beginning of the session help me relax and forget about my problems and tasks I might have. Working as a group is a good social feeling, and although I don’t usually like being touched, I mmanaged to relax when we worked in pairs.Learning to do exercises (form) in sequence is good for the memory and I am and I am slowly starting to flow from one movement to the next.I think the personality of the teacher who always encourages and teaches the movements and theory, as well as fusing the members into a friendly, supportive, caring group, will always continue to make me continue to learn and enjoy Tai Chi.
DECLARATION MUST BE SIGNED I give unreserved permission for the above testimony to be used in a public volume and for the release of comments by the Instructor / Therapist who gave me tuition to be used in public with anonymity in the public document. SIGNED   P. A T………s.DATE  29th. July, 2008. 
FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND NAME  M………..T……….s.ADDRESS  Epsom, Surrey, KT19 .CONTACT DETAILS I certify that the above is a true record of the events to the best of my knowledge. I make further comment as follows. Use as much space as you wish and as many pages as necessary.  We are also looking at the effects of illness and the recovery on the families. I can see the difference in my wife’s personality since she has started the Tai Chi classes. Normally she likes to do everything quickly, and I was surprised that this is a slow gentle exercise. If she mentions that she is too busy to go, I say, ’Please go, and come back relaxed, happy and calmer’. This is the first exercise type class she has continued. She does practice at home, and she is encouraging me to join in. Watching her, I can see the ‘worries of the world’ look disappear from her face. She goes into her own little world, and she seems more flexible, and can balance for much longer on one foot. Mentally, I know that she is interested in the history of Tai Chi, and the philosophy behind it. I am very pleased that she has such a social, physically and mentally stimulating hobby. Thank you. Signed  M. F. T…..s.  

Date 29th. July, 2008.

CASE TC 2

NAME   M........... P............            

ADDRESS   Sutton, Surrey, SM2

 Name of Student                                                                                                AGE…64…….   SEX M/FEMALE 
Which class / course of classes / workshop have you attended?  Vicky’s class at the Football club
Which form of Tai Chi have you been learning?  24 Forms / Tai Chi Chi Kung  / Standing Qigong
Who was the instructor? - Vicky Ahern
How did you find the class / course?  Recommendation from another student from the class
For which time period did you attend the classes / course?  Date from / to or duration Jan 2005- now
Did you have a health problem or condition that was ailing you? Arthritis hands and neck and poor muscle tone in legs
Did you ask advice about your condition?  Yes
Did you sign a medical questionnaire or enrolment form?  Yes
Were you made aware that you should only practice within your own comfort zone? Yes 
Was the information given prior to your visit clear and useful?  yes
Did you find the premises easy to locate?  yes
Were the premises clean and presentable?  yes
Were the facilities clean and adequate?  yes 
What were your first impressions of the class / course / workshop?  It was fun and very well planned. It enabled all abilities to participate and everyone enjoyed it.  
Were you made to feel welcome? yes
Was the tuition clear and adequate? yes
Did you feel that the class / course was worth the cost? yes 
After I retired I realised that it was becoming more difficult to stand up from a sitting position, after sitting for some time. E.g. after ½ hour on a bus.  Also my hands were too painfull to write/turn pages/ do housework/dig my garden.  I had been doing prescribed Physiotherapy for 5+ years and taking increasing amounts or painkillers.

After 4 years of Tai Chi, I have no pain, take no medication for pain, rise from chairs easily (after sitting for hours) and can dig my son’s allotment all day!  He is pleased! 

DECLARATION MUST BE SIGNED I give unreserved permission for the above testimony to be used in a public volume and for the release of comments by the Instructor / Therapist who gave me tuition to be used in public with anonymity in the public document.  SIGNED………M........ P…………………………………………….. DATE  …………………6/8/08……
 FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND  NAME  S.......... H........... (son)ADDRESS   Sutton
CONTACT DETAILS I certify that the above is a true record of the events to the best of my knowledge. 

TC 3

 

The Chi Clinic Questionnaire

 J….. H…tStoneleigh, EpsomSurreyKT    SR                       Female DOB 25/09/26

 Which Classes have you attended?  Over 55’s Tai Chi Qigong at Longmead & Auricular Acupuncture at the Chi Clinic. Which Form of Tai Chi have you been learning?         Tai Chi Qigong 
Who was the Instructor?   Vicky Ahern 
How did you find the class?          Advertised at Longmead/Cox Lane Day centres. Flyers for AA 
Did you have a health problem or condition that was ailing you?    Yes Atrial Fibrillation 
Did you ask advice about your condition?                                        Yes
 Did you sign a medical questionnaire or enrolment form?              Yes 
Were you made aware that you should only practice within your comfort zone?        Yes 
Was the information given prior to your visit clear and useful?                                      Yes
 Did you find the premises easy to locate?                                                                           Yes 
Were the premises clean and presentable?                                                                               Yes    
Were the facilities clean and adequate?                                                                              Yes 
What were your first impressions of the class?                  Friendly and welcoming 
Were you made to feel welcome?                                          Very 
Was the tuition clear and adequate?                                    Yes 
Did you feel the class was worth the cost?                           Yes   
I have a condition which means my heart can beat too fast and read about the calming effect of Tai Chi in many forms. The use of the technique re movement and breathing gives a calming and increased sense of well being, which helps to keep my heart rate normal. I practice at home and employ the techniques when feeling stressed or when my heart rate has been abnormal and have always found it to be beneficial. The great atmosphere of welcome, warmth and friendship generated at the classes means there has to be a very good reason for me to miss a session.  I give unreserved permission for the above testimony, to be used in a public volume and for the release of comments by the instructor or therapists, who gave me tuition, to be used in public with anonymity in the public document.  

Signed……………………………………………………Date………………………………………………………Family member 


CASE TC4

NAME   G…. B………S              ADDRESS  EPSOM, SURREY KT19 
Name of Student  G…. B….S                                                                                         AGE 70  SEX F 
Which class / course of classes / workshop have you attended? LONGMEAD CENTRE, EPSOM 
Which form of Tai Chi have you been learning?  Tai Chi Chi Kung
Who was the instructor? - Vicky Ahern
How did you find the class / course?  Recommendation - Website - Shop – OTHER 
For which time period did you attend the classes / course?  Date from / to or duration 17/05/08 TO DATE
Did you have a health problem or condition that was ailing you? YES
Did you ask advice about your condition?  NO
Did you sign a medical questionnaire or enrolment form?  YES
Were you made aware that you should only practice within your own comfort zone? YES
 Was the information given prior to your visit clear and useful?  YES
Did you find the premises easy to locate?  YES
Were the premises clean and presentable?  YES
Were the facilities clean and adequate?  YES 
What were your first impressions of the class / course / workshop?  LIGHT HEARTED, BUT VERY HELPFUL 
Were you made to feel welcome? YES
Was the tuition clear and adequate? YES
Did you feel that the class / course was worth the cost? YES 

PLEASE NOW, IN YOUR OWN WORDS DESCRIBE THE EVENTS LEADING TO YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR CLASSES / COURSE AND WHAT HAS HELPED TO ALLEVIATE THE CONDITION, HOW EFFECTIVE WAS THE TUITION AND YOUR HOME PRACTICE AND ANYTHING THAT MAY ASSIST IN GIVING A FULL AND DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE WORTH OF THE PRACTICE.  USE AS MUCH SPACE AS YOU WISH AND SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE.  PERHAPS COMMENT ON WHICH ASPECT OF THE TUITION HAS HELPED YOU THE MOST AND WHAT KEEPS YOU ATTENDING THE CLASSES.
 
 TAI CHI CLASSES HAD BEEN INTRODUCED TO THE COMMUNITY CENTRE WHICH I ATTEND.  I DECIDED TO GIVE IT A TRY, AS I FELT I NEEDED GENERAL EXERCISE.  TAI CHI IS GENTLE AND IS GOOD FOR MY AGE.  AT THE TIME, I HAD ATTENDED A PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND HAD BEEN GIVEN EXERCISES TO HELP A PAINFUL KNEE, WHICH APPARENTLY HAD BECOME MISALIGNED DUE TO THE WAY I WALK ON MY LEFT FOOT DUE TO A DISABILITY.  I ALSO HAD TO TAKE PAINKILLERS, AS SOMETIMES I COULDN’T TRUST IT TO BEAR MY WEIGHT.  SINCE DOING TAI CHI, I REALIZED I COULD BEAR MY WEIGHT WITH LESS PAIN AND HAVE GIVEN UP DOING THE PHYSIO EXERCISES, AS I NO LONGER FELT THE NEED.  DUE TO MY DISABILITY, I HAVE FOUND THERE ARE MANY EXERCISE ROUTINES I CANNOT DO.  WITH TAI CHI, I FIND I CAN PARTICIPATE IN ALL.  ADDED TO WHICH THE INTERNAL ORGANS ARE ALSO HELPED.  I WILL CONTINUE WITH TAI CHI AS I FIND IT STRENGTHENS THE BODY IN GENERAL.  ADDED TO THIS, THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AND A FEELING OF PEACE AND WELLBEING. 
 
DECLARATION MUST BE SIGNED I give unreserved permission for the above testimony to be used in a public volume and for the release of comments by the Instructor / Therapist who gave me tuition to be used in public with anonymity in the public document.  SIGNED…………………………………………………….. DATE  ……………………… 
FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND NAME  M A D….E (SISTER) I certify that the above is a true record of the events to the best of my knowledge.


TC5


CONTACT DETAILS  NAME  Mrs M. C
ADDRESS  Epsom Surrey 

Name M C                                               
 AGE 66……….   SEX…F…… 
Which Clinic did you attend The Chi Clinic

Which class or course of classes. 
Tai Chi & Qigong class         
Who was the therapist or teacher? Vicky Ahern

How did you find the Clinic….Vicky Ahern

What was the condition for which you sought help. General fitness & wellbeing
When was the date (s) of your appointment or class? Thursday morning, Tai Chi & Qigong classes 

Did you find the premises easy to locate: Yes
Was the information given prior to your visit clear and useful? Yes
Were the premises clean and presentable Yes
Were the facilities clean and adequate Yes

What were your first impressions? Very Friendly
Were you made to feel welcome. Yes
Was your condition discussed in full? My condition was already known to Vicky
Did you sign a full consent form Yes  

I cannot praise the Tai Chi & Qigong class enough, the difference it has made to my wellbeing & general health is amazing! It’s hard to explain but all my internal organs seem to function better my aches & pains are so much improved, my balance is getting better all the time & I seem to have much more stamina than I had previously.I am so glad that I attend the class as there is still so much to practise & learn, Vicky is excellent as a teacher she not only teaches the movements but shares much of her knowledge about how our bodies function so each week I go home having learnt more interesting information. Its amazing how this slow gentle exercise works, but it does, I would recommend to anyone to give it a try.

DECLARATION MUST BE SIGNED I give unreserved permission for the above testimony to be used in a public volume and for the release of comments by the therapist who treated me and discreet extracts from my Clinic case notes to be used in public with anonymity in the public document. SIGNED                                                                   DATE  08.01.2011

FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND NAME  C.E Cr
ADDRESS     As above                                           

 I certify that the above is a true record of the events to the best of my knowledge. I make further comment as follows. Use as much space as you wish and as many pages necessary.  We are also looking at the effects of illness and the recovery on the families.      Signed                                               Date 08.01.2011
 

 

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