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Here are some links to other Tai Chi schools and organisations which I can recommend.  Try the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain for a list of recognised classes in your area.

Bristol School of Tai Chi  dedicated to bringing authentic Chen Style Tai Chi to Tai Chi enthusiasts in the UK.  Links to other sources of information on Chen Style Tai Chi

Chinese Internal Arts Association  promoting the Internal Martial Arts (Neijia) of Taijiquan, Yiquan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and the therapeutic exercises of Qigong.

Mountain River Tai Chi Club information on Yang style Tai Chi for relaxation, meditation, & the ultimate self-defence – health. Study, tuition & practice in the peaceful martial art of Tai Chi. (Based in London).

Exeter School of Tai Chi with Tom and Helen

Tai Chi Glastonbury.  Chen Style Tai Chi classes in Glastonbury with Yuri.

The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain is the largest collective of independent Tai Chi Chuan Instructors in the British Isles. The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain exists to unite Tai Chi practitioners, promote Tai Chi in all its aspects including health, aesthetic meditation and self defence and to improve standards and collate and disseminate information on Tai Chi classes and events in Great Britain and elsewhere.

Others;

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Solution focused therapy is a quick and very effective form of therapy that helps you focus on solutions to your problems (rather than returning to past experiences and problems). The therapy helps you to move out of negative cycles of thinking or behaviour. It allows you to move towards a positive outlook. Hypnotherapy can help find solutions to many problems. I can help you with;
anxiety, chronic pain, depression, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obsessive behaviour (OCD), panic attacks, phobias, relaxation, self confidence, self esteem, smoking cessation, and stress.

Babcary Boatyard. Local home of the Cornish Shrimper for boat enthusiasts.


Blogs

"Tai Chi is better than drugs for treating depression in the elderly".

"The older you get, the more likely you are to suffer depression.  Instead of reaching for a powerful antidepressant that probably won't work, try tai chi, the slow body movement exercise from China.
The exercise is better at reducing depression and anxiety than a powerful antidepressant, say researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles. 
In the study, 112 adults aged 60 or older with major depression were treated with a standard antidepressant for a month.  But 73 of the group reported only a slight improvement, and so they performed tai chi for two hours a week for 10 weeks.
At the end of the exercise, 94 per cent of the tai chi group said their depression was much improved – and 65 per cent of these said their depression had gone".
(Source: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2011)

We might wonder why Tai Chi is so very effective at helping with depression.  Perhaps its to do the meditative and relaxation affects of Tai Chi.  Solution focused Hypnotherapy recognises that depression is a response of the Fight and Flight mechanism if the brain.  Perhaps Tai Chi is calming down the this system and allowing the intellectual brain to regain control.  You can follow this thread of thought at Solution Focused Hypnotherapy South West