“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” – Brené Brown
Connection with others in a similar position to you, who understand what it feels like, can be very healing. Sometimes we can feel very isolated and lonely and as if we are the only one's suffering or struggling with a specific problem, and feel like no one else gets it.
These group sessions will be tailored to a specific theme. They will allow people to come together and get to know others in a similar position. The sessions will consist of discussions about the theme, relaxation, gentle movement, meditations, breathwork, expressive and intuitive art and an opportunity to explore and release any stuck feelings and emotions, in a safe and supportive environment.
I like to create a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, with essential oils, suitable music, and cozy lighting.
Some of the themes for workshops that I plan to deliver are:
Relaxation for stress and anxiety
Transforming grief and loss into empowerment and love
Although these group sessions will consist of creative and expressive art, participants do not need to be artistic. There are no right or wrong ways to create art when practiced as a therapy. People with little or no artistic experience can find creative therapy freeing, insightful and self-empowering.
Any movement included in the sessions will be gentle and predominantly done while seated in a chair or on a yoga mat. Participants will be encouraged to take things at their own pace and to pull back or stop if anything feels painful or strained.
I plan to deliver group sessions in various locations across Clackmannanshire and Stirling, so hopefully there will be one that is suitable for anyone interested in joining. I hope to run one day retreats/workshops in the future to allow for more time to spend together, and to offer various holistic activities.
If there is a theme you would particularly like me to cover, I would be happy to tailor a group around this where suitable. Please do let me know of any suggestions of theme's and or locations for groups, and I will do my best to accommodate these.