Supporting mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
Recovery College Update 4 – 17.4.20
“There’s a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen
Hello again to all our students. Hopefully we have managed to contact you all by now, whether by email, phone or text.
We are now in Week 4 of our ‘new normal’ – how is it feeling for you? Please keep in touch with us and let us know, we are keen to hear how students are doing during the lockdown. With very little to ‘timeframe’ us at the moment it is healthy to have scheduled events. Have you noticed each week at the ‘Clap for Carers’ that the evenings are getting lighter and lighter as we head towards summer.
This week at Tuesdays Live Zoom, we met Karen Krawzyk, Karen is a therapist and Life Coach, we had a lovely conversation about quotes that can inspire and help you. Some of the session feedback: A Bright Spark, Connected Consciousness, Live for the Moment, Recognise what you Feel, Inspiring, Increased Aspiration through Connection, Though Provoking, Growth, Glimpse of the Future.
The feedback from students is that you very quickly get used to using Zoom – we have posted ‘How To’ guides on Facebook and attach them here to help you. We would encourage you all to come and join us, please!
We have some possibilities of online workshops, please email Trish to indicate which you would be interested in registering for:
Recovery Wisdom with John McCormack, 4 sessions
Developing Listening & Empathy with Karen Krawczyk, 4 sessions
Sleep Well, Be Well, 2 sessions
We have a selection of Zooms available for you this week :-
1.Tues Live Zoom, hosted by Jeanette with guest tutor, Suzanne Baines, You Matter Always.
This is an introduction to managing depression and anxiety and there are lots of skills we can all benefit from. Whether you have done this course or have half done it or never done it, please do join us.
Many of you have enjoyed the first film, the second will be released this week. It will be posted on our Facebook page
And on our new youtube channel
Next week we will be releasing John McCormack’s first film ‘Recovery Wisdom’.
WRITE TO RECOVERY
It was good to get some writing back from some of you from Molly’s Write to Recovery Sheet. Number 2 is attached for you.
Everyone’s Recovery Story is different, keep your focus and remember that you are still on your recovery journey and use all the strategies you have been in learning in your courses. Kerry Elliot, one of our students and a Peer Worker with Penumbra has generously shared her recovery story to share with you all. Thank you Kerry.
MIND AND BODY
This week the challenge is to move a little bit more – Claire Young has a Mind and Body daily post on Facebook – gentle exercise for the perfect start for you day. If you type “Mind and Body with Claire Young” into the facebook search bar it should take you straight there.