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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”

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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.”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 03

Realigning Thoughts and Today.Friday 19th February 2021 at 11 am and 2 pm (GMT). Week 3 of the Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series reflected on the present moment, today. The workshops were slighting shorter this week as I decreased the number of activities so participants could concentrate on specific feelings and thoughts more specifically. The firstContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop Series 03”

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”

Can rearranging your words realign your thoughts?

From both personal research and a selection of workshops I have so far gathered that rearranging your words can begin to realign your thoughts. That said, it may be an activity that helps in the present moment and so further work needs to be done to discover if long term effects can happen. The workContinue reading “Can rearranging your words realign your thoughts?”

Realigning Thoughts & Poetry Workshop

My second (virtual) workshop was an extension of the previous one, answering the question again can we realign our thoughts by rearranging our words. I held two workshops on Wednesday 30th December at 2pm and 6pm. I believed holding these workshops before the end of 2020 was a positive and calming way to end theContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts & Poetry Workshop”

Realigning Thoughts Workshop

Friday 11th December at 2pm. The workshop consisted of one small activity that lasted 15 – 20 minutes. The activity was to answer the question, can we realign our thoughts by rearranging our words? During the (virtual) workshop, I directed everyone to write a negative thought, either one that has been bothering them lately orContinue reading “Realigning Thoughts Workshop”