Our discussion group in Canterbury is led by Cora Kemball-Cook.
Cora will be holding monthly meetings on Zoom during the current pandemic. In order to join the meetings please email her to request the link. We will be discussing a variety of different topics relevant to the current situation but it is especially helpful at times like this to link up with other like minded people.
Wednesday 20th September 6.00 – 7.30pm BST
This follows on from our meeting in January on "What is Health?" Welcome if you weren't with us then and- welcome back if you were. The focus here is HOW? We’ll look at the moment-by-moment conscious choices and day-to-day "practices" for health and healing beyond our personal health and healing.
Pamela Vickers is a popular speaker who has a vast knowledge of recent research on this topic, she is a UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Mindfulness teacher/facilitator with a background in teaching and lecturing here in Canterbury, London and internationally. She is a visiting practitioner for the School of Psychology at the University of Kent and contributes to research projects there for the Centre for Health Service Studies and also for the National Institute for Health Research.
Cost is £5.00 if paid in advance and £8.00 on the door
Monday 9th October 6.30 – 8.00pm BST
Curie will introduce you to mindful drawings such as doodling, observational and expressive drawing. There are simple drawing strategies which will help to improve personal well being. The five actions that the New Economics Foundation has found can improve well being are (1) connect, (2) be active, (3) take notice, (4) keep learning and (5) give. Curie will give examples from her book of ways to link with these 5 actions. These drawing strategies can be easily integrated into daily life as part of a consciously creative life of meaning.
If you are unsettled by the invitation to draw, this workshop is for you! It has nothing to do with producing ‘good drawings’ or being ‘artistic’. You do not need any drawing ability to be in this workshop, just an openness and interest in what drawing might offer. You can expect a friendly thought-provoking time. Have a stack of printer paper, different colour felt pens or markers, and some biros ready for this online session.
As a child Curie liked art and storytelling but there wasn’t time for this when she undertook medical training! She moved her careers from medicine to university lecturing where she brought science and creativity together. She then became a ‘double-doctor’ with a PhD in drawing for cognition, developing a system called ‘generative drawing’. She helped people consciously and creatively design their future. Drawing and metaphors enables people to visualise and process complexities such as negative belief patterns. She enjoyed partnering with people to ‘look for the gold’ in their life!
She wrote her first book on the research and practice of drawing for health and wellbeing with two more books in progress. She is a certified embodiment coach and enables people to reconnect to their bodies and surrounding environment consciously and creatively.
Cost is £5.00 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07711 830275 for more details.
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