You know when you can't stop your brain going over and over the problems? You know all that thinking and stress is doing no good - it's making you feel worse in fact, and solving nothing - but you can't stop it. Now imagine you are also living in poor housing, you have very little income, you have children depending on you, and your health is suffering ...
How we can help
Being able to stop the pain of those constant thoughts for even a few minutes gives us a bit of time to recover, gives us the energy to start picking ourselves up and gives us a way to stop getting worse.
At a recent event, we did some relaxation exercises with a group of women living challenging lives - and we were astonished with the results. After just a few simple exercises and some time to talk and share in a safe environment, these ladies were able to deeply relax, get to the root of problems, find ways forward and focus on how to stay well in future.
What we want to do
We want to take the benefits of this knowledge to more people. We'd like to run 5 workshops in Derby in November/December to give local residents who are struggling with their lives a 'Mind Holiday™'.
These short workshops will give them knowledge and experience of powerful relaxation techniques, a break away from their daily struggles, an opportunity to meet people in their area and get support and a chance to develop a skill which can prevent them (and therefore their families) having a crisis.
Each workshop costs £50. We will put a workshop on for every £50 raised - if we get more funding we will put on more workshops!
Who are we?
We are local people who have learned practical non-drug ways to keep strong and healthy. We constantly talk to our community and research to find ways that really work. Then we share this knowledge with others in our community who may be struggling in their lives.
We are open to all - there are no tick box exercises.
Your contribution will help us to keep doing this vital work to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Derby.