Friday, 27 July 2012

“This is an excellent regime. A system needs to be worked out so that a weekly class is available.” Quotes from Conductive Education Project MS Society North West Region

"It is government policy to provide
patient centred services that will
enable people with long-term
neurological conditions to maintain
their independence and well being
and lead as fulfilling lives as possible.

The MS Society fully endorses this
approach and a key aim for us is
to involve people affected by MS
in everything we do. One way we
achieve this is by encouraging people
affected by MS to get involved in the
planning and development of their
local services. Often the result is to
bring about real improvements and
lasting change.

This booklet is one of a series
showing how much can be achieved
when enthusiastic people come
together to work on a local project.

We hope you will enjoy finding out
about the project and watching
the DVD (inside back cover). If this
inspires you to support this project
or find out more about our work,
please do get in touch. Our contact
details are on the back cover.

Conductive Education Project

This conductive education (CE) pilot project
was a collaboration between the MS Society and
Neurosupport who run the Neurosupport Centre
in Liverpool, in response to the MS Society’s 2006
North West service needs analysis. In this, people
with MS made it clear they needed better access to
maintenance physiotherapy and structured exercise
in order to aid mobility and maintain flexibility.

At that time Maureen Kelly, Manager of
Neurosupport, had observed some sessions
of CE (a whole-person therapy generally associated
with children with cerebral palsy) and had been
made aware of the possibility of benefits for adults
with long-term neurological conditions. CE is a
movement and exercise regime that addresses
mobility, flexibility, control and confidence. Maureen
approached the MS Society and the need and
therapy were brought together in the pilot.

The project was promoted by the MS Society
and Neurosupport and people interested in
getting involved attended an information event
to hear more about the therapy and to sign up
to the project. Following an initial assessment by
Laszlo Szogeczki, the conductor (as the therapist
is known), the six participants received 12 sessions
of CE over 6 weeks.

The project was developed and facilitated by
two MS Society regional service development
volunteers and the MS Society’s North West service
development officer. It took place at Neurosupport.

Four months after the end of the sessions the
participants took part in an informal evaluation to
record their thoughts on all aspects of the project
– from its organisation to the benefits of the therapy
itself. Based on those very positive evaluations, we
are now hoping to provide more sessions of CE to
a greater number of people and hopefully gain the
support of mainstream health and social services."

The project was led by László Szögeczki conductor.


The PDF link which I stored with this document doesn't work anymore. 

If you would like a copy of the report in PDF format please e-mail me at

If anyone finds the link to this document on the  Multiple Sclerosis Society's site please let me know.

The photo and all text © Multiple Sclerosis Society 2007 
Printed April 2008

Friday, 13 July 2012

I couldn't have done this without attending Conductive Education Classes ♥

Copy of e-mail received this morning:

“This is me having just got married on 15 June 2012.

I walked up down aisle via stairs then spent rest day in dress and even did first dance.

I couldn't have done this without attending Conductive Education Classes run by Szathmáry Training & Consultancy for the Romsey Branch of Parkinson’s UK.

The improvement to my confidence and mobility is amazing.

Many thanks to the Romsey Group, Judit and Mandy.”


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Conductive Education Holiday Course in France 9th –16th September

Last minute booking! 
There are a few places remaining!
Booking closes at 4.PM on Thursday, 12th July 2012.

Our guests will enjoy reenergising Conductive Education classes and the beauty of the French Riviera without fighting the crowds, while still benefiting from the warm climate.

We believe it is the perfect time of year to visit Provence and truly enjoy all the benefits of a Conductive Education holiday retreat.


£1550 per person (self catering)

If you would like to include all meals the cost is £ 1,700 per person for a seven-night retreat, includes all meals, 5 days daily conductive education classes, 4 day bio-therapy course and transfers

Please note that all meals are made using fresh, local ingredients with plenty of juicing and include a variety of  delicious raw dishes. No red meat and processed food will be available.


Return transfers from Nice Airport

Seven night pure luxury accommodation

Five day conductive education morning group sessions

Four day biotherapy treatment (optional)

Full use of the facilities of the private villa

Individualized conductive education service and 24-hour access to the course organiser/senior conductor on location for all your needs.


9th September – Arrival to Nice Airport (transfer to  the villa in St-Paul-de-Vence)

10th September – Conductive Education Session in the garden starts at 08.30AM

11th September - Conductive Education Session in the garden starts at 08.30AM, 4.00PM Bio

12th September – Conductive Education Session in the garden starts at 08.30AM 4.00PM Bio

13th September – Conductive Education Session in the garden starts at 08.30AM 4.00PM Bio

14th September – Conductive Education Session in the garden starts at 08.30AM 4.00PM Bio

15th September - Rest

16th September- Departure (transfer to Nice Airport)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Conductive Education Summer Course in the London Borough of Richmond


Course Dates:
23rd August -1st September 2012

With the summer theme we will be focusing on independence, communication, mobility ( transferring, walking, jumping, hopping, climbing stairs etc.) dexterity, co-ordination and self-care. 

For children 3 to 18 years of age. 
For further information please e-mail me at

Drawings are the property of Amanda Elliott author of  the Challenge Me! TM Mobility Activity Cards and  Speech and Communication Cards.
These sets of cards are useful resources for Conductive Education Education projects and holiday programmes.