Supporting mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
Recovery College Update 12th June
Hello Recovery College students, peers and tutors,
Thank you for all the feedback regarding the Celebration of Learning which will be on 30th June 1-2.15pm. Please put the date in your diaries and plan to come. It will be our virtual end of term and we have a few surprises planned.
Thank you for those who have been brave enough to share their Recovery College experiences on film! Trish will be sending out a Survey Monkey to gain wider feedback and we would really value you completing it promptly.
We are also doing evaluations to learn as much as we can on your online learning experience, thank you for completing. I know we are working you hard!!
This particularly relevant during the Covid Crisis as some people who have never experienced loneliness are struggling with the enforced isolation.
New Courses: This week two new courses started – Film Forum with Richard Warden and Listening and Empathy with Karen Krawczyk.
Monday the 8th June, was the start of our Film Forum Course, brought to us by Canadian Film Producer, Richard Warden & supported by our Creative Arts, Peer Trainer Volunteer Claire Dalziel. Day one was based around the film ‘From Scotland with Love’, a stunningly beautiful film created entirely from archive film material, directed by Virginia Heath & with original music by Scottish Singer/ Songwriter King Creosote/ Kenny Anderson. The film was commissioned as part of the Cultural Festival accompanying the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games & examines universal themes of; love & loss, work & leisure, resistance & immigration, fighting for justice. The film was thoroughly enjoyed by all & described as; Nostalgic, Thought Provoking, Bittersweet, Inspiring, Emerging, Living Art.
Helen Reiss, Associate clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School discusses the power of empathy and why empathy matters along with an explanation of empathy using the acronym EMPATHY:
E eye contact/ eye gaze
M muscles of expression
A Affect, expressed emotions
T tone of voice
H hearing the whole person
Y your response
Tuesday Zoomday Please come ready to share your key learning in the last year and a course you found helpful. It will be good to share experiences and hear about courses some of you have not yet attended. We will also chat about summer school and planning for next semester.