May Evers - Dancing
May Evers - Dancing

May Evers

“I was diagnosed in 2014.

Since then, I’ve been trying to come to terms with Parkinson’s. It annoys me that Parkinson’s and its symptoms are little known in the public and I am trying to change that.

I use a lot of time to find out how I can reduce my symptoms.”

Dance and reduce your symptoms
May found out that dancing 2x 30 minutes reduced symptoms.
She got diskinesia due to overmedication and have stepped down 30% in medication

Who is May

May here introduces herself and her way to smaller symptoms

  • She could feel she needed to move and start dancing 2×30 minutes a day.
  • Because of dancing she got diskinesia due to overmedication and reduced her medications by  30%
  • She has felt that needlework also calms her down. The monotonous work that needs your full attention is mindful.
  • Hiking is also the body’s natural way to a calm mind and body

Stiching helps as well

The many faces of Parkinson’s

A picture of hope May wants to make 185 embroidered portraits of people with Parkinson’s disease, put together, make a big face of hope. People are united by the hope of healing. What keeps them strong is the community.

“Take part in this adventure!

I am still missing a few photos of people with Parkinson’s so that I can reach my goal. I would be very happy if you would support me. Send a photo of you to, I will delete it immediately after processing.

Here you can see how many portraits I have finished, how many are currently in progress and how many I am still missing.”

Dance down in symptoms

May dance morning and after work.

Doing this natural movements help you to get out of your instincts.
If you are 100% calm you do not have symptoms.
Here you can see a video she has made about her dancing – an example.

The right belief

May try new therapies and excersises and listen carefully to her body to see what she can do to become more calm. This ability is called interoception and is an important sense of ours.

She understand that it take time every day to reduce stress.

Her job takes time from the most important thing to get better. But she is doing her best.
Now she use nearly 2 hours per day and 4-5 hours hiking in the weekent

Why not search for anything that helps and try it​

Qi Gong with Simon Clarke
Qi Gong with Simon Clarke

Who is Simon Clarke and Neuro Qi Gong

Simon is an excellent example of the HOPE Shortcut theory – of course, you can become a lot better. He is in the process of helping himself to relax and release from Fight Flight and Freezes by using Qi Gong. He finds this practice very beneficial and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. When we help others- we help ourselves.

Simon is a certified teacher in Qi Gong and runs practice sessions on Zoom (see the event calender). These can be done standing or sitting down. 

If you would like to join a session, please email Simon for more information.

I felt hope return
- back in the calm state again

Zhineng Qi Gong

I teach a form of QiGong called Zhineng which translates to wisdom healing. It was developed in China by Dr Pang Ming in the 1980’s based on his considerable experience and research into Western medicine, Chinese traditional medicine, Martial arts and various Eastern philosophies. On the surface this is very simple and can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or physical condition.

There are many benefits to the practice which work holistically to nourish body, mind and emotions through a form of gentle moving meditation
I have found myself to be calmer, more centred and balanced from practicing QiGong. It has allowed me to be hopeful that I can continue to live well.

I tried various healing modalities, but it was when I came across Qi Gong, I felt I had found something that could really help me to help myself.

The first class I attended was like coming home to my body.

Neuro QiGong introduction

QiGong is a Chinese form of moving meditation. Qi translated as energy and Gong as work or play. In QiGong terms, illness is a symptom of blocked energy or Qi. It is through gently practicing QiGong that these blockages can be opened. The body and mind relax, tension and stress are released, and healing can happen

The Nervous system

Now when I get stressed, I can feel symptoms increase and this is a signal for me to relax and come back into my body centre. Time for Qi Gong

Simons History with Parkinson's Disease

Simon tells about why he chose Qi Gong

8 years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Conventional wisdom is this condition is “incurable, progressive and degenerative”.

For a few years prior to diagnosis, I had felt that there was something wrong inside my body but did not know what it was and tried my best to ignore it. For the first year after diagnosis, I fought hard to continue living my life as I had. Then slowly I came to realise that I needed to change my life, take responsibility for my health, and take a more active role.

I realised that my body had become habituated to stress for many years. This stress had become trapped in my body and the Parkinson’s symptoms of stiffness, slowness and shaking were an external manifestation of an internal state. Much has been written about the “fight, flight or freeze” mechanism which served our ancestors so well when being pursued by hungry predators. However, it does not serve so well in modern life where we are constantly surrounded and bombarded by information and stimulation.

We do not allow ourselves time to relax and reset the nervous system through the “rest and recovery” cycle – this is here Qi Gong help me and I can help you .

Simon gives a solid Example of his training

Why not use 1000 of years of knowledge inherited from family to family