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Enlightening aims to empower people to help themselves by using a creative and holistic approach to education, health and wellbeing. The Enlightening approach supports self responsibility and independence.

Please see below for the different services we run.

StressBusters in schools

This programme is offered to local schools across the Rochdale borough. We are targeting children with behavioural and anxiety related issues.

It is a person/group tailored intervention empowering children and young people to improve holistic health. Combining four tried and tested approaches which help children to break down the barriers to learning and achievement:

  • Relax Kids - Relaxation for children.
  • P4C - Philosophy for children.
  • Zen Circus - Mindfulness through circus.
  • Yippee-Yai Yoga - Children's yoga.

Through this 12 week intervention, children and young people will learn techniques that:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Manage anger and behaviour
  • Regulate emotions
  • Access therapeutic services
  • Develop co-operation skills
  • Learn relaxation techniques
  • Set and achieve personal goals
  • Raise self esteem
  • Develop mindfulness

Feel Good Too

Enlightening has been commissioned by Rochdale NHS CCG to provide a variety of treatments for children and young people, to enhance the provision of #Thrive.  This is an early intervention service you can access at the first sign of mental and emotional concerns. We also provide help and support around Autism Spectrum Conditions (diagnosed or undiagnosed). The treatments will help by:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Reduced muscular tension
  • Better social interaction
  • Increased receptiveness
  • Improved general health
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Enhanced motor control
  • Better concentration

Interventions and treatments available are:

  • Reflexology
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Bowen Technique
  • Counselling
  • Reiki
  • Far Infrared Sauna
  • Drawing and Talking
  • Intensive Interaction
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Creative Play Therapy.

Time to Shine

Enlightening are currently piloting a scheme through Ambition for Ageing - “Time to Shine”. This is a project that targets older people and aims to improve their health and wellbeing and reduce/prevent isolation.

Many older people are dealing with health conditions that can be prevented, managed or cured through diet, lifestyle and use of an Airnergy Machine, Low Level Laser Therapy Unit and Far Infrared Sauna.

We will also offer a variety of treatments including:

  • Reiki
  • The Bowen Technique
  • Reflexology
  • Counselling

By providing older people with balanced information and treatments we will reduce the effects of conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), arthritis and obesity. 

These treatments do not have the risks of drugs and chemicals and are completely natural; they are non-invasive.

We will provide a programme that enables older people to improve their core strength, flexibility and coordination. 

The project aims to:

  • Improve social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing
  • Empower older people to take control of and responsibility for their lives
  • Promote lasting change
  • Reduce isolation

Activities for babies and parents

Happy Families - Fun pool sessions for 0-4 year olds and their parent/carers, specifically but not exclusively children with Autism and related conditions and children in care (especially short-term Foster care) and home educated 4-18 year olds, specifically but not exclusively children with Autism and related conditions.

Tiddlers Pool Sessions - Lots of toys and baby floats available so parent/carers and babies can build confidence in the water.

Baby Mindful Sessions - Supports the natural development of the baby by using activities that gently stimulate and calm them, whilst encouraging confidence and awareness along with their cognitive, communicative, social, emotional and physical development.  It is interactive and fun; the baby benefits from the activities but both parent/carer and the child benefit from the relaxing, bonding experience – it is quite magical.

Sensory Swim - Will be led by a qualified swimming teacher.  Enhance a regular swim session by dimming the main lighting and introducing coloured lighting and sensory toys in to the pool. 

Fun Swim - Includes Floats and Toys, Water Walkers and our Wobbly Obstacle course. These are particularly good for physical fitness, self-awareness and proprioception. It also brings about a huge sense of achievement when a child/young person completes the course whilst building resilience in the process.

Who to contact

07722 285367

Where to go

Venue address
Castleton Health and Leisure Centre
Manchester Road
OL11 3AF

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