About The Fibro Clinic South West
We are based in Barnstaple, North Devon close to the town centre and offer a much needed resource for sufferers of fibromylagia syndrome. We offer a range of services to include a membership option giving you discounts on workshops, treatments, selected products and a free support group. The inspiration for the clinic comes from the founder Jok Saunders, diagnosed with fibromyalgia who understands too well what it is to live with the disruption to life caused by an invisible illness with symptoms such as:
Chronic pain / Allodynia / Hyperalgesia /Parathesia
Sensory overload and heightened sensitivity (visual/touch/smell/noise/pain)
IBS and digestion problems
Low mood / Depression
Intolerances / Allergies
The Clinic offers Fibromyalgia Support in numerous ways:
Believing in your uniqueness is our fundamental core and we understand the value of SUPPORT and feeling confident that you can share concerns about your illness without any judgement. Receiving a diagnosis, learning to live with an invisible chronic condition is a life changing process, grieving, letting go and acceptance of the imposed limitations has a ripple effect throughout, not only our own lives, but also family, social and career. Our very popular support groups are free for members or £5.00 for non-members, held in small confidential groups where you can discuss concerns and ask questions, a place to talk freely and feel validated.
Are you looking for Fibromyalgia natural, holistic treatment options?
Our therapists, also diagnosed with fibromalgia, understand the challenges of daily living with this condition that isn’t always clearly understood. With our expertise we offer a range of carefully selected mind- body holistic treatments to help you unwind and relax, perfectly suitable for the fluctuating energy and pain levels we have to endure.
Our workshops include the fibro tool kit ~ a bespoke programme with helpful top tips for you to customize your own self-care plan, addressing the emotional, physical and psychological aspects of managing the daily challenges of fibromyalgia. Time to Shine – Live Well with Fibro are an empowering and motivational series of workshops with the focus on mind-body awareness, health and lifestyle.
Whether it’s a sanctuary to relax, a place to meet new friends or gain insight and coping skills, we are committed to helping you find the best options to suit your needs.
Jok Saunders, the founder of the clinic, brings many years of experience working in various organisations, NHS and private practice as a holistic health practitioner, trained counsellor, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and meridian therapies. In more recent years Jok’s life was turned upside down after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and cancer. During her persistent struggle, learning to pace and accept the prospects of this diagnosis, Jok’s exploration of finding new ways to cope inspired her pursuit in finding a natural and holistic approach to restore her health and well-being.
Continuing her personal development and following her passion to help others, Jok studied Pain Management Diploma and trained in Mindfulness and has gone onto to achieve Accreditation as a Training Provider. To find out more you can speak to Jok on 07968 511312 or visit the Contact Us Page.