If you’re struggling, please call for our counselling service
07545 373 413
FACILITATOR: DWYER MCKERR
We believe that those with a sensitive nature are also very creative and expressive. Members can be taught by our local, professional artist how to express feelings and emotions through arts and crafts. We offer painting, sketching, pyrography and spin painting as well as learning other craft skills.
FACILITATOR: SAYON CHEUNG MULLIGAN
Many of us today are too busy to learn the marvellous gift of cookery and baking, we simply go to the supermarket and buy a ready-made meal or factory produced cake.
Be encouraged to try your hand at learning how to cook nutritious meals and bake tasty breads, cakes and tray bakes.
FACILITATOR: CIARA CAMPBELL
Learn how to produce a range of fine pottery and ceramic items under the instruction of a talented facilitator. Be encouraged to manufacture a host of great items including bowls, mugs, plates, saucers and figurines.
FACILITATOR: GUEST SPEAKERS
Our inspirational facilitators will provide regular talks and presentations on difficult subjects like Depression, Anxiety, Physical Illness including Cancer, Addiction, How to express anger safely and positively, Assertiveness and How to speak confidently in public.
We will also invite guest speakers to give motivational and inspirational talks on difficult situations they have learned to overcome.
FACILITATOR: SAYON CHEUNG MULLIGAN
Learning how to pay attention to the breath as it goes in and out, and notice when the mind wanders from this task. This practice of returning to the breath builds the muscles of attention and mindfulness. Meditation aims to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, it increases peace, perception and well-being.
FACILITATOR: OUR PROFESSIONAL THERAPISTS
Counselling by a fully trained and professional therapist team. For those in recovery from mental illness or addiction it is beneficial to learn why this first occurred, or what pain we were trying to cover up with alcohol, addiction to work or even drugs. We create a very safe, confidential environment where you can be open and share your personal stories in a non-judgemental atmosphere. We firmly believe that having our story validated goes a long way to promoting wellness and recovery.
FACILITATOR: LAUREN ARLOW
Hypnosis is all about changing our conscious awareness. Our brain wave activity fluctuates all the time, particularly as we enter the different phases of when we go to sleep. During hypnosis the client is guided into relaxation and mental imagery that encourages them to into a trance state which causes a natural shift in their brainwave pattern. This means that they might shift from being in a fully alert mental state (like when we are hectic and busy working during the day- as shown by beta brainwave activity) into other states.
FACILITATOR: LEANNE MCALARNEY
Child psychotherapists have a specialist training in working with children, adolescents and parents as the issues that arise and the ways that children communicate are very age specific ie. Younger children are unlikely to be able to talk easily about the things that are upsetting them and child psychotherapists are carefully trained in observation to notice and think about the child's play and what it is communicating about them and what is on their mind.
FACILITATOR: AMANDA DONOHOE
Reflexology is a natural complementary therapy which can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and well-being. Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in Qi or “vital energy”. According to this belief qi flows through each person and when a person is ill or feels stressed their body blocks the qi flow.
For better physical and mental health, you can participate in our walking group, enjoy swimming sessions or for those with a bit more stamina, participate in some cycle runs. Activities will be available to members of differing fitness levels and abilities.