Both my children were born prematurely, one suffers from a life limiting disability.

It is my mission to support families who are going through the same struggles as us and to support professionals who want to improve their communication with sick children and their parent/carers.

 

POSITIVELY CHRONIC

Positively Chronic allows me to fuse my experience as a parent/carer with my professional past as a masseur, cook and writer to support other parents of children with chronic and long term conditions. 

WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

I speak at patient engagement events for medical students and Doctors. I give an honest and frank account of the challenges faced by children and their families in the both diagnosis and ongoing management of complex medical needs. Please see testimonials for further information.

 

I also run workshops on well-being and was featured on BBC London’s 2005 piece on relieving stress in the workplace.

If you would like me to give a presentation, run a workshop or just chat please email me.

BOOKS

'Gut Feeling': is an easy to read, illustrated guide especially designed for parents whose children have significant digestive conditions. I wrote 'Gut Feeling' in collaboration with Evelina London Children's Hospital. The book was funded and published​ by Guys & St Thomas' Trust 2018.

'The Complete Body Massage Course': I was commissioned to write an introduction to the most popular massage therapies. The book features massage treatments to promote general wellbeing and help a wide range of everyday ailments.  Published by Collins & Brown 2006.

 

Various articles for The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

MASSAGE

I am a fully qualified Sports, Remedial & On-Site Masseur and a Baby and Toddler Massage and Reflex Instructor.

 

I set up In-Touch Massage, a project which aims to improve parental wellbeing at Evelina London, particularly for those parents or carers who may be staying with their children during lengthy hospital admissions.

As a masseur I previously worked with the Rambert Dance Company, Sadlers Wells, and various touring dance companies and a wide range of private individuals.  In 1998 I set up Nicola Stewart Massage providing team-based on-site massage services to companies including, One-Tel, Wheel, Kraft and Profero.  

To find out more email me nicola@positivelychronic.com

All of the work I do is voluntary.

 

If you would like to work with me or if you can support my endeavours please get in touch. I would love to hear from you!  nicola@positivelychronic.com