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mechanics of expectation

in the recent post about the celebration event i attended i spoke of myself relative to the musical performance.  since publishing the post i've been thinking about the mechancis of expectation of words i find myself encountering.

in the post i swerve around the word musician.  i swerve it as it conjurs up an expectation - in me at least.  i can;t say for sure where this comes from although i could make an informed guess of historical influence from an early age.

so exploring my expecation of the word musician i find that the range is small - at least i thnk it is.  

its ok to like myself.

i'm in reflective mood today after being at the bluesky celebration event of the centre where i've been a learner.  i took a personal situation into the space on friday, hidden from view.  as  i listened to stories of others on the programme the tears helped me to work through the hidden situation.

As the project draws to a close in St Helens

As the project draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on our Learn to Grow programme, developments and lessons learned, and also on my own personal journey as a tutor and co-ordinator.

Learn to Grow - reflections of a tutor

As the project draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on our Learn to Grow programme, developments and lessons learned, and also on my own personal journey as a tutor and co-ordinator.

positive visualisation

about a month a go i started a part time position within a project that i've been connectd with for about a year.  in conversation yesterday while reviewing and reflecting upon a recent session i found myself discussing how within my own practice i've been reviewing how i use visualisation to help me in new situations.

it's only recently i've been aware of how i use visualisation, even though i knew i was making mental preparations for things yet to come.

i'm crossing my fingers

my phone vibrates and i'm distracted from pondering what to write for this blog post.  there's a need to record and reflect about what i've done lately and still i have no clear starting point.

i think how i felt at the very beginning of my journey through the research project.  as i continued to grow and gain confidence the no clear starting point became a faint thought and i grew in confidence as i met with and got to know those on the course and those delivering and administering it.

last friday my journey reached a station as a result of making the journey itself.

Day in the Life and volunteer feedback

One of our former research volunteers sent a heart-warming and inspiring message. Check their journey out on our project webpage - The Learning Curve.

We have just started another course this week, a confidence course with our tutor Angie and we have another which will start next Thursday (29/06/17), Creative Crafting. In early July we have our final course, Circus Skills!!

Mental Health and Wellbeing Take Centre Stage

A free five-week course at Towner Art Gallery, run in partnership with Sussex Downs College, shows how a collaborative community approach can support mental health

Case Studies..........

We've just uploaded two new volunteer case studies to our project page - The Learning Curve. Do check out the journeys of Jan and Sue who both did courses as research volunteers and then went on to volunteer on both the MHP project and other Learning Curve courses.

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