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Our Wellness Activities

MAKING
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

ARTS & CRAFTS

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.

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» WORKSHOP GALLERY

COOKERY & BAKING

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.

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GARDENING & HORTICULTURE

FACILITATOR: TRUDY BEATTIE

Enjoy participating in developing a community garden and learning how to grow vegetables and flowers. Our poly-tunnel allows us to continue learning gardening and horticulture during the winter months.

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POTTERY & CERAMICS

FACILITATOR: JOSH LYNESS

Learn how to produce a range of fine pottery and ceramic items under the instruction of a talented facilitator who learned his trade at Ballydougan Potteries. Be encouraged to manufacture a host of great items including bowls, mugs, plates, saucers and figurines.

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» WORKSHOP GALLERY
» CREATIONS FOR SALE

SEWING & KNITTING

FACILITATOR: CHRISTINE BOYLE

There is a lot of chat to be had while sewing & knitting together.
Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing area where you can learn how to knit and sew and produce beautiful items of clothing and homewares.

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WOODCARVING

FACILITATORS: ALAN ANDERSON & DEREK BLACK

Learn the intricate art of woodcarving from 2 talented teachers. Create stylish wooden bowls, containers, animal figurines, walking sticks etc.

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» WORKSHOP GALLERY

WOODWORK

FACILITATOR: VARIED

Learn the great skill of woodwork and how to produce beautiful wooden items like window boxes, square planters, bird nesting boxes, bird tables, wheelbarrows and furniture.

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» WORKSHOP GALLERY

LEARNING
UPLIFTING TALKS & MINDFULNESS

INSPIRATIONAL & MOTIVATIONAL TALKS

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.

MEDITATION

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.

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PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING

FACILITATOR: OUR 3 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.

MOVEMENT
PHYSICAL WORKSHOPS

YOGA

FACILITATOR: SAYON CHEUNG MULLIGAN

- increases strength & flexibility
- has shown to relieve depression
- shown to reduce stress and anxiety
- helps syncing with emotions and is an informal meditation practice.

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» ONLINE YOGA SAMPLE

WALKING GROUPS, SWIMMING & CYCLING


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.

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