Accessing Emotion Through Poetry

We were very grateful to have Christine De Luca, the Makar of Edinburgh (The Edinburgh version of the Poet Laureate) with us today.  Christine introduced us to different poems by a variety of poets about life affirming subjects such as hope, peace, escape, growth, humour and love.  We discovered that sometimes we can really connect aContinue reading “Accessing Emotion Through Poetry”

Worrying about the day you’ll never see

In last weeks group we explored some people’s fears and worries and came to realise that we can worry so much about something happening, or losing something, that we are unable to enjoy life and what we have because every peaceful enjoyable moment is robbed by worry.  Sometimes what we fear the most is fearContinue reading “Worrying about the day you’ll never see”

Getting through the darkness

Today was the first group of 2016 so it was interesting to hear how people had got on over the Christmas period.  Group members had mixed experiences over the period which can be common for a lot of people at this time of year.  However, what was encouraging was how members who had positive experiences over this time couldContinue reading “Getting through the darkness”