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Meetup for support with other local sufferers and survivors of the oesophageal disorder, Achalasia. Achalasia is diagnosed when the esophagus is less able to move food toward the stomach and the valve from the oesophagus to the stomach does not relax as much as it needs to during swallowing.

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Parents of Children with Achalasia

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I am very pleased that we have another informal meeting for the parents of children with achalasia. It gives the opportunity to share experiences and support each other in finding solutions.

Achalasia Action Writing Group

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ACAC Writing Group

The ACAC writing group meets on the 1st Sunday of the month from 3 - 4.30pm on Zoom. No previous writing experience is necessary.
We’ll write together inspired by nature, the senses, music, poetry, the body, our hopes, dreams, stories and more. We’ll be having fun with words, finding our favourites, making stories, and perhaps the odd poem or two. You can choose what you write about and how you write it. There’s no pressure and you can write as little or as much as you want. You do not have to share what you’ve written, although it
can be fun to do this.
There’ll be a break of 15 minutes during the session for refreshments/ time away from the screen etc.

What will I get?
Time to write, to be creative and to focus in a quiet and confidential space held by experienced writing group facilitator, Christine Hollywood. Want to know more?

Contact Amanda at [masked] or
Christine at [masked]

Why writing?
Writing has been shown to positively impact health and wellbeing. Since the 1980s, when Dr James Pennebaker found a link between writing about upsetting events and an improvement in emotional and physical health, hundreds of research projects have found similar benefits for different physical and mental health conditions. It’s about finding words; expressing them by writing them down; making meaning so the mind and body can begin to process, and understand.

Sharing what you write with others can validate yourself and your stories and contribute to the positive benefits for health.

We will send out the Zoom link the day before the meeting. If you don't receive the link, please email us.

Christine and Amanda

The London Achalasia Meetup Monthly Meetup

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No agenda as will be informal

Achalasia Action Writing Group

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ACAC Writing Group

The ACAC writing group meets on the 1st Sunday of the month from 3 - 4.30pm on Zoom. No previous writing experience is necessary.
We’ll write together inspired by nature, the senses, music, poetry, the body, our hopes, dreams, stories and more. We’ll be having fun with words, finding our favourites, making stories, and perhaps the odd poem or two. You can choose what you write about and how you write it. There’s no pressure and you can write as little or as much as you want. You do not have to share what you’ve written, although it
can be fun to do this.
There’ll be a break of 15 minutes during the session for refreshments/ time away from the screen etc.

What will I get?
Time to write, to be creative and to focus in a quiet and confidential space held by experienced writing group facilitator, Christine Hollywood. Want to know more?

Contact Amanda at [masked] or
Christine at [masked]

Why writing?
Writing has been shown to positively impact health and wellbeing. Since the 1980s, when Dr James Pennebaker found a link between writing about upsetting events and an improvement in emotional and physical health, hundreds of research projects have found similar benefits for different physical and mental health conditions. It’s about finding words; expressing them by writing them down; making meaning so the mind and body can begin to process, and understand.

Sharing what you write with others can validate yourself and your stories and contribute to the positive benefits for health.

We will send out the Zoom link the day before the meeting. If you don't receive the link, please email us.

Christine and Amanda

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The London Achalasia Meetup Monthly Meetup

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