In complementary therapy, breathing and relaxation play a big part in a patient’s treatment, helping them benefit more from the treatments they are receiving.

Claire has made the following recordings:

Secret Garden: take a journey through your secret garden and leave feeling calm and replenished.


Loving Kindness: a gentle practice to develop compassion for ourselves and others.


Colour to soothe and restore: a beautiful relaxation practice using colour to help us feel restored.


Basic breathing: an introduction to techniques to calm and release tension.


Calming breath: an introduction to a simple breathing technique to calm the mind.


Claire is Senior Complementary Therapist at Hospice at Home West Cumbria and has developed the service to provide integrated care for palliative patients, their family members and the bereaved. She is qualified in reflexology, yoga teaching, homeopathy, and adapting therapies for cancer and supportive care and is a Reiki Master Teacher.


Claire Jenkinson March 2020


Disclaimer: the suggestions and techniques in this article should not replace the care and direct supervision of a doctor or trained healthcare professional. The recommendations given are solely as education and information, and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither the author or Hospice at Home West Cumbria accept any liability for use of the suggestions made in this article, or for the content of websites, books, techniques and approaches mentioned. If you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or therapeutic intervention.