Unique self-help technique comes under the spotlight in CLAN Inverurie

A unique self-help technique that aims to reduce stress and anxiety within minutes will come under the spotlight at a north-east cancer support charity’s monthly coffee morning in Inverurie.

CLAN Cancer Support will welcome Maureen Robertson to its morning on Thursday, August 7, who will hold a practical mini workshop on Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Based on the ancient principles of acupuncture, EFT is a simple tapping procedure that can gently re-align the body’s energy system, without the use of needles. It’s been found to help alleviate stress as well as physical symptoms such as back pain and can be taught so that people can use the technique on both themselves and others.

Gemma Powell, CLAN’s area services co-ordinator, hopes that people will be able to join the charity on the day to give the technique a try.

She said: “Our coffee mornings in Inverurie continue to increase in popularity and we’re delighted to welcome Maureen along to what is sure to be an interesting and informative session.

“The use of Emotional Freedom Technique has been found in the past to have a number of positive effects on the stress and worry levels of someone affected by cancer. The great thing about this specific technique is that it can be completely self-directed if found to be of benefit to an individual; it has the potential to be a vital technique that people can practice on themselves.

“With this in mind, we really hope that people in Inverurie and the surrounding area are able to make it along for the morning.”

The coffee morning will take place at the Roman Catholic Church Hall in North Street in Inverurie at 10.30am and is open to anyone affected by any type of cancer.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity. It is open three days a week in Inverurie offering a drop-in service, complementary therapies and counselling as well as a regular relaxation classes and monthly coffee mornings.

For more information visit or contact CLAN’s local co-ordinators on 07834 465602.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness. Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

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