Paul                 Boizot - Courses

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WHAT I OFFER - CURRENT COURSES PROGRAMME - AROMATHERAPY AND HEALTH COURSES - CONTACT


Web www.paulboizot.co.uk

FOR ADULT EDUCATION CIRCLE, WORLD AND FOLK DANCE COURSES go to EVENTS

NB This page describes various courses that I offer - not all will necessarily run at any one time. Check the COURSES PROGRAMME to see what is coming up.


WHAT I OFFER

I have been an Adult Education teacher since 1992. I teach a variety of subjects relating to my profession and my lifelong interests - generally around health, personal development, politics and society, and dance and music.

For around 12 years, I was tutor for a WEA (Workers Education Association) Current Affairs course in Sheffield (formerly titled "Talking Politics"). I now offer that occasionally in venues nearer to York, where I now live. This course is discussion-based.

I have run WEA Drumming courses in Easingwold and York. I may consider running a non-WEA day event, open to newcomers and those with some experience - let me know if you might be interested.

I also teach Circle Dance, World Dance and International Folk Dance - classes are listed separately at EVENTS.

I teach introductory Aromatherapy courses; in the past these have also included some for the WEA. These are usually 10 to 12 weeks. I have also previously run WEA courses on "Looking After Yourself; Holistic Health" and Healthy Living; and a course called "Changing Ourselves, Changing Our World". This looks at personal change (e.g. attitude, behaviour, health), at social change (e.g. political, scientific, environmental, economic), and at the links between them.

None of these courses are accredited - there is no qualification.

I am available on a freelance (i.e. private) basis as a guest speaker, to give talks or run courses or workshops of any length, from short courses up to a few terms, and also for residentials and special interest holidays out of area.

For current courses open to the public, see COURSES PROGRAMME. Please contact me if you want to go on my e-mail list for future courses. I can also run some courses privately at my house in York if there are enough people available at the same time and day of the week.

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AROMATHERAPY AND HEALTH COURSES

See COURSES PROGRAMME for details of all upcoming courses.

I have been an Adult Education teacher since 1992, initially teaching introductory aromatherapy courses for Sheffield University Division of Adult Continuing Education. Other past aromatherapy work includes short talks to many groups including Women's' Institutes, Agewell groups, Depression Alliance, Homestart groups, Mental Health Action Group Sheffield, and at Rainbow Circle Green Gathering and Creative Crafts Camp; courses at a day centre for people with long-term mental health problems, and via the WEA for parents at schools in Sheffield; and an aromatherapy holiday for Countrywide Holidays.

I have led two short CPD (Continuing Professional Development) " essential oils refresher" sessions for Professional Aromatherapy Network in South Yorkshire.

I am now finding it difficult to find course providers who will run, and can adequately publicise, aromatherapy courses open to the general public. However, if you have a ready-made group, e.g. you are a learning mentor in a school and have parents who would like a course, or you run a mental health day centre, then the Workers Educational Association may be able to run the course for you, with me teaching. This would mean, for example, that course participants would not have to pay fees if they are on means-tested benefits. Contact the WEA Yorkshire and Humber regional office on 0113 245 3304 to find your local contact.

COURSE CONTENT

Courses - both aromatherapy and general holistic healthcare and probably any other topic I teach - can be designed to your requirements.

AROMATHERAPY Here is a short publicity blurb for the 10-week introductory aromatherapy courses I have run for the WEA;

"An introduction - no previous knowledge required. What are essential oils and how do they work? How do you use them? What health problems can they help? Are they safe? We will also look briefly at associated health issues. There will be a small amount of simple massage, e.g. hands, face, if the class wishes".

Typical content:

What essential oils are, storage and shelf-life; how oils are produced, oil quality; how oils work on the mind/body; methods of use - massage, vapourisation, inhalation, baths; blending, including a practical session; common uses and properties; safety aspects; the holistic approach - dealing with causes as well as symptoms; profiles of lavender, rosemary, and tea-tree, and a look at some common uses of other oils. Stress. Optional massage - hands, face, maybe feet - usually maximum 2 or 3 sessions in a 12-week course, 2 sessions in a 10-week course.

The teaching style is informal, with course members encouraged to ask questions and make input. A wide selection of essential oils is always available to smell.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

This is the publicity description for a 10-week WEA course; I can also teach related courses omitting or expanding some of the topics;

Looking After Yourself; Holistic Health - "How can you help yourself to be healthy? How do lifestyles and attitudes affect health? Can alternative or complementary therapies help? We will look at diet and nutrition, posture, relaxation, environmental and social factors, stress, various complementary or alternative therapies and other related issues. Your input and experiences are welcomed."

HEALTHY LIVING In May 2012 I taught a course at a day centre in Leeds for people with mental health problems. It used some of the material from the Holistic Health course above, but was altered to suit the client group - we spent more time on diet and nutrition, and stress, for example; but we spent less time on alternative therapies, to reflect that fact that all learners were on benefits and unlikely to be able to afford to visit therapists. Also most of the group had little prior knowledge of such things as meditation and yoga, so we started from a different baseline.

CURRENT COURSES PROGRAMME

FOR ADULT EDUCATION CIRCLE DANCE or WORLD DANCE or FOLK DANCE COURSES and other dance classes, go to EVENTS


Privately-run courses

Aromatherapy. Not currently running. Contact me if you want to go on an email list for future courses, or have a group that wants a course.

Drumming - Feel The Rhythm! No dates fixed for 10-week drumming courses at present. Enquiries welcome from individuals or groups.


WEA courses (Workers Educational Association);

COST Fees vary slightly between WEA branches, so see details for each course. We usually take a one-week break at half-term.

COURSES NEED A MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS in order to run - usually 12. So if you cannot get to the first week, please let me know beforehand that you intend to come later, and if you only find out about a course after week 1, contact me to find out if there is a place for you, in case the course is full or cancelled.

CURRENT AFFAIRS - HARROGATE

A discussion course looking at social, environmental, political and ethical issues, UK and world-wide. Topics to be agreed with the class.

Mondays 1.45 - 3.45 p.m., 11 weeks starting 25 September 2017, Harrogate Library, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1EG. Last meeting 11 Dec. No meeting at half-term. Enrol for term. Fees for 10 weeks 84.00, or FREE if on means-tested state benefits,
or Working Tax Credit with income under 15,276.

Workers Educational Association course.

Enrol;
1) online https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx
2) phone WEA Regional Office 0113 245 3304.
3) on the day - it would be helpful to contact the tutor first to say you are coming. The Sheffield class may have limited places available on the day, or possibly none at all.

SHEFFIELD

I no longer teach this course, and have not kept up with whether it is running in September 2017. Try the WEA course search on
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx



WHAT I OFFER - CURRENT COURSES PROGRAMME - AROMATHERAPY AND HEALTH COURSES - CONTACT

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