You are invited to the Haygarth Lecture on November 16th - a free public lecture which has a focus on the arts contribution to public health, and the influence that the arts have on health and wellbeing.
Today we start our matchmaking column for lonely Lapidusians. Please, please make their day and contact these members who find their part of the UK is a “cold spot.” Perhaps you could meet them for a coffee or even think about starting a new Lapidus group or hold an event? Or just send them a welcome and hello?
A workshop combining family constellations and creative writing for therapeutic purposes.
In 2018, The Centre for Work Related Studies at the University of Chester is celebrating 20 years of innovative programmes delivering negotiated work based learning across the globe. Their celebration is focusing on how their unique approach facilitates working, learning and adapting.
“In every community, there is work to be done.
In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is the power to do it.”
I'm pinching myself as I sit in Professor Tony Attwood's glass consulting room, looking out over a tropical garden of palms and guava trees down towards a creek surrounded by lush greenery. As he talks, a two foot long, scaly green and yellow lizard hops onto a rock outside his window, tail thrashing. It's all I can do not to squeak.
Writing for Self Discovery workshops Autumn 2017
Small group workshops facilitated by Alison Clayburn (M.A. Creative Writing for Personal Development) at Canada Water Library (next to Canada Water bus/train/tube station) Rotherhithe London SE16.
A professional development opportunity for mental health professionals, therapists, performers and artists working in mental healthcare settings to improve workplace wellbeing and practice self care.
Learn how to reduce the risk of secondary trauma caused by the unconscious transmission of traumatic experience via body-to-body resonance between practitioner and client. You will receive a toolkit of body-based strategies to protect your health and wellbeing as part of the workshop. You can then incorporate these strategies into your practice to strengthen the therapeutic support you provide.
Delivered by physical theatre company, Moving Pieces.
Date: 17th September
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Classrooms, 60 Weston St SE1 3QJ (London Bridge)
From the University of Chester, a conference with free tickets for Lapidus Members:
I’ve journaled and made art for over 60 years now, but for many of those years I thought of it as simply a pastime.
Then one day I went down a deep, dark, rabbit hole and just by chance the writing and art changed.
The art got abstract and the writing came from the bottom of that deep, dark hole. I had no understanding of the whys or wherefores but the whole process helped me to reflect on the pain, the sadness and the angry resentments and to heal so that I could move on and pull myself up into a place of wellbeing, a place where the sun shone more often. But it never lasted and I came to understand that there was more to this and I needed to know what the more was. I thought school might have some answers so I took another BA which allowed me to enroll in a Master of Arts in Integrated Studies through Athabasca University by distance … and it is quite a distance from Southern Ontario to Central Alberta.