Having fun and healing the pain



For some the very thought of having fun may seem such a scary thing. One of the reasons may be that their belief system tells them that they do not deserve to have fun. This may have been formed by the individual’s life experiences.  Having fun is so good for our wellbeing and is something we want to promote in the group.  In fact the “fun games”session gets requested a lot by group members for the programme.  We always feel it is good to provide a balanced programme which can include deep sessions but also incorporates fun sessions.  The fun games we played included “If you were on a desert island what three pieces of music and three movies would you take with you?”  Examples of the music chosen included; ‘Hotel California’, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Don’t stop me now’, ‘O Holy night’, ‘All by myself’, ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Champagne Supernova’.  The movies chosen included, ‘Faraway, so close’, ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Back To The Future’, ‘Silence of the Lambs’, ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’, ‘Groundhog day’ and ‘Rosemary’s baby’. We then went on to play a game where an individual has to guess who the celebrity is by asking the other group members questions that can only be answered with a yes or no answer.  The last game we played was an old group favourite called “two truths and a lie” where someone will make three statements of which two are true and one is a lie.  It is up to the other group members to ask the individual questions to determine which one is a lie.  This provoked a lot of detective work and good humour!   Everybody really enjoyed today’s session which also included welcoming a new group member who was made to feel very welcome.  When we have fun it can also heal some pain that we may be going through.  Below is a lovely George Michael song which seems appropriate to the group, we hope you enjoy.






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