Protest

The group had chosen to talk about protesting for this session. Since the beginning of the pandemic a number of prominent protests were brought to our attention via media and social media coverage. Whilst we may or may not agree with a particular issue being protested there is a right for people to make theirContinue reading “Protest”

The Impact of Stress

This week’s group looked at stress.  Some people are stressed because of the situations that are going on around them and how they respond to try and cope with these.  Some people are stressed because of the unrelenting mind chatter or ‘washing machine heid’ where it feels difficult to switch the thoughts off.  Others feelContinue reading “The Impact of Stress”

The Importance of Sleep

In recent times quite a few group members expressed issues they were having with sleep. In light of this we wanted to give people the opportunity to explore this. There were a mixture of issues with some wondering if they were sleeping too much and others questioning whether they were getting enough sleep. People feltContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep”

The 5 Languages of Love

Do you feel love or express love and appreciation primarily through words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, spending quality time or physical touch? The group session looked at each of these in more detail, from Gary Chapman’s book ‘The 5 Love Languages’ to start understanding how we and others close to us, give andContinue reading “The 5 Languages of Love”

A Better And Fairer Society Post-Pandemic

The group had wanted to discuss how society could emerge from this pandemic better and fairer from the lessons learned. So we spent this session imagining suggested changes and improvements. Our discussion was set within the six topics of the ‘Post-Covid Compassion Wheel’. It was suggested that within an increasingly technological world we maybe needContinue reading “A Better And Fairer Society Post-Pandemic”

Media; friend or foe?

In today’s group we wanted to look at parts of the media which people found helpful along side the parts which people found to be emotionally damaging. Of course there are many forms of media we gain access from; newspapers, news bulletins, TV/radio shows which brings us up to the latest form of media whichContinue reading “Media; friend or foe?”