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?”
It had been requested by the group to look at ways of managing pain. Chronic pain, often with an undiagnosed cause, and for which medication is not effective affects about 7.8 million people in the U.K, 25% of whom have lost their job and 16% of whom experience such bad pain that at times theyContinue reading “Pain Management”
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While preparing for our group programme in advance we are always mindful of the need to make sure it is finely balanced between light topics and others that are a bit heavier. After having a few deeper sessions it felt nice to mix it up today having a session on fun! It’s something that isContinue reading “Having fun increases our well-being”
So! We just put it out there today; Equality in society…what does that mean for people? What were their experiences of being treated equally or unequally? Interestingly the group went straight to gender inequality, especially sexual assult on women, a topic that is currently headlining most days as society is rocked by the prevalence ofContinue reading “Equality in Society”
Today we looked at how people could make positive changes in their lives and ways to do this. This group’s ethos is very much built upon movement and progressing to a place of hope from low points of despair. For some, the very thought of change invokes a fear of the unknown. This canContinue reading “Stages of change”
At today’s group we looked at what group members favourite or safe places were. This exercise was not meant solely for holiday destinations visited, but places that people found comfort in and felt safe. Groups members talked about how certain places and environments really benefited their health. People’s favourite places included; Their garden, Arthur SeatContinue reading “Favourite Places”
Today we explored what people understand by ‘Mindfulness’ and their experiences of it. Some people knew nothing about it, others had experienced it in a Buddist context and others had experienced the ‘Mindful Raisin’ exercise. Sounds intriguing? People had sat with raisins and considered what they look like, sound like, smell like and taste like!!!Continue reading “The Meaning of Mindfulness”