Our Complementary Therapy Educator and Trainer, Jerry Lennon, tells International Therapist about his role at Myton

Complementary therapy is one of the highly valuable services we are able to offer at Myton thanks to our specialist team of practitioners. Jerry Lennon, Complementary Therapy Educator and Trainer at Myton, recently discussed his role with International Therapist for their spring issue. During the interview, Jerry outlines his professional experience and explains how this has influenced complementary therapy at Myton.

“I started working at Myton Hospice in October 2014 in a new role as a Complementary Therapy Education and Training Officer across all three sites belonging to the charity, in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick

I am passionate about complementary therapy and responsible for the training and development of volunteer complementary therapists and other staff. My role is very hands on, as a practitioner, working in both day hospice and inpatient settings. Being able to combine both aspects of the job is highly rewarding.

Prior to working at Myton Hospice, I worked as a therapy lecturer and clinical supervisor for many years, in both the Higher Education and Further Education sector, while running my own therapy practice at the same time.

I spent more than 30 years studying various complementary therapies, guided by some fantastic teachers, both Eastern and Western, and feel that I very much work as an integrated, holistic practitioner.

I am excited about using my knowledge and experience to develop both new and modified approaches for the benefit of patients and carers using Myton’s complementary therapy service, as well as training volunteer therapists within the complementary therapy team.

We are really lucky here at Myton. We work very closely with other clinicians and therapists, adopting a truly holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to the needs of our patients, never forgetting that behind every condition is a person.

There is not a day goes by that I don’t feel what an absolute privilege it is to be able to offer support to our wonderful patients and be part of their lives. “

These are just a few quotes taken from Issue 116 of International Therapist, page 48 and 49.

To read the full article, which includes mindfulness techniques from Jerry, please visit http://www.fht.org.uk/international-therapist