Bell's Palsy Seminar
+ a workshop
Learn about facial and Bell’s palsy:
causes, consequences & modern methods of recovery
20 October 2018
Seminar: 11:00 – 14:00
Workshop: 15:00 – 19:00
Exact location will be announced soon
Bell’s palsy seminar and workshop are being organized for long-term sufferers of Bell’s palsy and other types of peripheral facial palsies. If you suffer from synkinesis, excessive tearing, facial pains, asymmetry of facial movements and other residuals and complications, then you can benefit from knowledge and practical skills that will be provided during this event.
The Seminar will take place from 11am to 2pm. The Workshop will start at 3pm and will end at 7pm. You can choose whether you want to attend only the seminar or both seminar and workshop. The workshop cannot be attended without the seminar, due to neccessary knowledge required for understanding the infromation presented at the workshop. During the event itself, it will not be possible to register for the workshop, if you have a seminar-only ticket.
During the seminar we will discuss anatomical, physiological and psychological aspects of facial palsy. We will discuss the possible causes of facial palsies, mechanisms of nerve damage and the process of recovery. We will pay special attention to the reasons why the recovery of facial movements after facial palsy is not always complete. Furthermore, we will elaborate on what should and what should not be done to facilitate the regeneration of facial nerve and to improve chances for maximal recovery. During the seminar we will take a close look at various methods and techniques that are presently being used in Bell’s palsy rehabilitation. Special attention will be paid to the possibility to recover from residuals and complications on the later stages (2 years and more). On concrete examples we will explain why a recovery is possible even after 10, 20 or 35 years since the onset. At the end of the seminar we will explain the basics of Crystal Touch rehabilitation method and answer your questions.
After the seminar we will give a workshop for Bell’s palsy patients, who for various reasons cannot attend individual rehabilitation programs at our clinic in Rotterdam. Crystal Touch rehabilitation programs are composed individually for every patient, depending on the history of your facial palsy and the present condition of your facial muscles and facial tissue. The number of participants in the workshop is limited. To approach each case individually within the allocated workshop time, we may need some additional information in advance about your case. Then we will prepare a customized selection of special rehabilitation techniques. We may need some pictures of the present condition of your face. After your registation we will contact you with request for more details.
What you can expect from the workshop:
During the workshop you will learn the foundation principles of Crystal Touch rehabilitation as well as basic techniques that you can practice at home in order to change the situation for better. Based on additional information that we will receive from you after the registration, we will compose your individual homework that you will be expected to follow on a daily basis. Besides, you will receive a “Crystal Touch Passport” that will include illustrations of rehabilitation techniques that you will learn during the worshop. You should consult the “Crystal Touch Passport” while performing your daily rehabilitation sessions at home. Please note: the workshop is not a replacement for a full-scale rehabilitation program. It is meant as an affordable alternative for those who are restricted in their possibility to attend working sessions in our clinic. By following our recommendations from the workshop for extended period of time, with persistence and dedication, you can expect certain improvements of your condition.
Please bear in mind that Crystal Touch method does not offer quick fix for the issues related to residuals and complications of facial palsy. To achieve lasting improvements the patient must be prepared to work every day and to follow our recommendations with perseverence and firm belief in his or her potential. Without your own burning desire, no specialist in the world can achieve improvements in your stead.
Tickets and prices
Early Bird pass
(sold only until July 1st, 10 tickets available)
Seminar + Workshop pass
(only 10 tickets available)
Child pass – Seminar-Only (up to 16 years old)
(a child must be accompanied by a parent who has a Seminar-Only pass)
Until when can we buy tickets?
The tickets will be sold until October 12th 23:30.
How many spots do you have available for the workshop?
We have only 20 spots in total available for the workshop, to ensure that everyone can have enough time and attention paid to them.
Our early bird tickets include 10 tickets for seminar and workshop together. These tickets are available for purchase only until July 1st.
If I buy a ticket for seminar only, can I buy a ticket for the workshop during the seminar?
Since we have to prepare for the workshop, to make sure we can help everyone as much as we can, it is not possible to buy tickets for the workshop during the event.
Until when and how many Early Bird tickets are available?
The Early Bird tickets are only for a combination of seminar and workshop with a 25% discount. There is a total of 10 tickets only available, and are sold until July 1st.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
We do not allow at the event children below the age of 10. This is because it is difficult for them to sit quietly for so long and they may disturb others.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No, the ticket is not transferrable and the person on the ticket must be the person who attends.
If I can't come to the event, is refund possible?
We issue refunds if you inform us that you cannot attend the event anymore up to 30 days until the event (until September 20th).
Early Bird tickets are not refundable.