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Came across the Frazzled Cafe project today while surfing. It's a project aimed at getting people talking about mental wellbeing with the strapline 'It's OK, to not be OK'. They are inspired by their patron, Ruby Wax. https://www.frazzledcafe.org/about/

The project is supported by Marks & Spencers. Currently, 'Frazzled Cafes' can be found at the following Marks & Spencers stores:

Invisible Ilness

Invisible Illness

We are a writing group who have come together because we are involved in a government- funded

andrew's fifth

 

the sky outside my window is mostly blue, there are moments of cloud that dull down the blueness.  in my headphones the tune from the above video provides a soundtrack to this post, made early on the morning after the fifth session.

i've been reflecting about the progress - my progress - since week one.

fab four

happy international day of happiness everyone.  yes today is this amazing day and i wanted to mark it here on my blog before reflecting on my fab fourth session.  this morning i've been a volunteer in a local park where we've been coppicing hazel.  the particular bush had been left for so long it had become several small trees around 6 metres in height.  this morning was made more challenging by continuous rain.

Update

It has been a while since my last Blog - and this is just a mini up-date - 

We have been revamping our promotional material and course information booklet - looking at courses ( those that have not had any take up and looking to replace them with some new ones to try and attrack learners ) 

We are trying to build our soical media presance and have take to Twitter - 

A Tutor Perspective

A Tutor Perspective-  By Dawn Cunliffe

Darlington Praxis

Here are results from our first wave of evaluations

third session thoughts

now well into the pattern of arriving and beginning the session, our third week began unlike the previous 2.  several interesting conversations and i arrived at a conversation with the tutor.

we had a really informative conversation about soundscapes and how in his opinion this is something i might well enjoy exploring and investigating.  i liked hearing his encouragement.  

encouragement it's something that i sometimes yern for but am unable to vocalise this need.

concertina time

i've been reflecting today about my concertina time at home.  i was lent the concertina by another member of the group after i felt at home with it in the session.

i've picked it up this week and made sounds with it, however it is nowhere like the experience with the group last week.  in the group i was able to experiment with the sounds it made within an improvised composition being created by the group.  i don't have any real understadning of the formal language of music, i simply respond to what i hear.

Frazzled Cafes...Ruby Wax

On Monday night the Wellbeing Team from Blackpool had a staff night out to see Ruby Wax on her current tour promoting the new book ‘A mindfulness guide for the Frazzled’.

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