Discover the ultimate midweek rejuvenation at our exclusive Wellness Wednesday event. Join us for a blissful day dedicated to nurturing your mind, body and soul.
We ran our first successful Wellness Wednesday on 17th January 2024. Watch this space for future events as we will be running this again in the future.
To give you a flavour of what to expect at our Wellness Wednesday events, please see the below schedule.
Fitness Wellbeing in partnership with Decathlon
Bootcamp – between 11am and 3pm
Rob from Decathlon and fitness instructor at Tanktoppers will be running 30 minute outdoor workouts using a variety of bodyweight exercises and resistance bands. Free smoothies included! (Showers available if required)
Recovery/Massage Demo – available throughout the day
Andy Davison will be running sessions throughout the day looking at how the appropriate massage and stretching recovery can assist our physical wellbeing, especially for those who are office based and typically inflexible as a result. All items used are suitable for home use.
Creative Mental Health in partnership with WEA
Mindful Sculpture: Exploring Well-being through Soap Carving -10am – 60 Minutes
This course centres around the therapeutic practice of soap carving, emphasizing its positive impact on overall well-being. Soap carving, akin to other artistic pursuits, serves as a meditative and tranquil activity, engaging participants in a sensory exploration of tactile sensations and the rhythmic precision of carving tools. This deliberate focus contributes to stress reduction and fosters a sense of relaxation.
Throughout the course, participants will develop concentration and mindfulness, cultivating an awareness and full engagement in the present moment. The practice of mindfulness is recognized for its diverse mental health benefits. By dedicating time to soap carving, individuals can effectively detach from daily stressors, embracing a valuable opportunity for self-care. This uncomplicated yet deeply fulfilling activity serves as an investment in one’s holistic well-being.
Moreover, soap carving is not only an individual pursuit but can also serve as a social activity. Engaging in this craft provides a platform for connection with like-minded individuals who share a common interest, fostering a sense of community and shared creativity.
Engage in Creative Expression: Collage as a Pathway to Self-Discover – 11am – 60 Minutes
This course offers a platform for creative self-expression through the art of collage, empowering participants to thoughtfully select and arrange images, colors, and textures. The process of crafting a collage serves as a fulfilling outlet for emotions and thoughts, allowing individuals to externalize their innermost feelings.
By meticulously choosing and organizing visual elements, participants create a tangible representation of abstract or complex emotions. This visual manifestation facilitates a clearer understanding of one’s emotional landscape. The act of collage-making necessitates concentration and a focused presence in the current moment, fostering a mindful state.
Immerse yourself in the mindfulness aspect of this course, allowing the act of collage creation to momentarily redirect attention from stressors. This intentional shift promotes a profound sense of calm and relaxation, offering a holistic approach to well-being through the art of visual expression.
Mindfulness Walks with David Lynch, Naturally Mindful Now
20 minute mindful walks to wellness between 12 noon and 4pm on Parker’s Piece.
Practice the simple skill of mindful meditation. David will demonstrate how to practice this technique over a short walk, followed by Q&A sessions focussing on building mental health resilience.
Wellness in the Workplace with Jacqui Kemp
Session Times 2.30pm – 3.15pm and 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Jacqui Kemp of Your People Potential will deliver a dynamic session for a quick dive into workplace happiness. She’ll share some insights from the world of Positive Psychology while asking you to consider the sources of stress in your workplace and the challenges that might hinder you taking positive action. Jacqui will share her approach to implementing strategic solutions to improve mental wellness at work and finish with a final activity from Positive Psychology.