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Poetry Evening

I held a poetry evening on Thursday 6th May at 6pm (GMT) online, where I read a collection of mental health poetry and prose from my book, “The Many Faces of Mental Illness,” which were written in my Realigning Thoughts Workshops. I advertised for this on my Instagram page and Eventbrite.co.uk, the evening was free but attendeesContinue reading “Poetry Evening”

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FINAL OUTCOMES

OBJECT 1: WORKSHOP VIDEOS How does it look?A collection of recorded videos on YouTube. Each video is a separate exercise from the Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series, and are between 3 – 7 minutes long. Throughout the videos there is a written explanation of each part of the method, making it easy for people to pauseContinue reading “FINAL OUTCOMES”

Flipping Through Emotions

The mental health flip book or ‘Flipping Through Emotions’ book, is a development of the Realigning Thoughts Workshops. The flip book is another way to look at realigning negative and intrusive thoughts into more positive ones. When creating this object I took influence from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), as during this form of therapy youContinue reading “Flipping Through Emotions”

Taking The Symptoms Sign Out

I decided to take the canvas out in Waterloo as this is a popular spot for buskers and performers, meaning there would be enough people around for interactions to happen. I walked around Waterloo Station, Southbank and across Waterloo Bridge, handing out the cards with the exercise and question on to passers by. I wasContinue reading “Taking The Symptoms Sign Out”

Realigned Mental Illness Symptoms, Sign

I decided to realign the general signs and symptoms of mental illnesses. The point is that these sentences sounded negative before I rearranged them. They were factual, but the dark realities of mental illness. This rearranging shows how words can quickly be changed from one meaning to another, showing that our negative thoughts are notContinue reading “Realigned Mental Illness Symptoms, Sign”

Workshop Videos

Back in February I created a Realigning Thoughts Workshop series, which I held weekly on Fridays at 11am & 2pm. I have therefore decided to gather all the exercises & methods formed for these workshops & make them into short 5-minute videos. I decided this was the best way to collect all the work createdContinue reading “Workshop Videos”

Going Back to the Start.

To move forwards with my project I felt it was necessary to go back to the start and rediscover where my interests lie. I relearnt that I took influence from the work ‘Yoga’ which derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’ meaning “to join” or “to unite.” This led to me wanting to create something thatContinue reading “Going Back to the Start.”

Work In Progress

Work in progress presentation was held on Thursday 18th February. I presented my work through a video advert and graphical poster, to summarise the general idea of my project; creating alternative methods to cope with mental health that isn’t through therapy or with medication. These methods are researched through workshops, that are open for all,Continue reading “Work In Progress”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 02

Realigning Thoughts and Safe Space.Friday 12th February 2021 at 11 am and 2 pm (GMT) This week was on creating a safe space. A place to take yourself to when difficult times arise. The workshop began with a meditation again, this weeks affirmation being, “I am safe, within this space.” The meditation was based aroundContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 02”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 01

Realigning Thoughts and Colour.Friday 5th February 2021 at 11 am and 2 pm (GMT). I began the workshops with a short guided meditation as spending a few minutes quietening thoughts is highly beneficial. This weeks meditation was to ensure a clear mind and let go of any negative thoughts or stress. The affirmation that accompaniedContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 01”