This is a difficult time for lots of different people for lots of different reasons. We are offering wellbeing courses for anyone who feels it might help them.
'Kintsugi' (金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object more beautiful. Instead of hiding the scars it makes a feature of them.
This course gives an opportunity to get together with others and discuss topics like anxiety, anger, honesty, resilience, forgiveness, self-acceptance, disappointment and loss in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Currently courses are being run on zoom but we will resume in person course as soon as restrictions allow.
It's a six week course that can be extended to another 6 weeks if interested and there are groups for youth and adults. Contact us using the phone or email details below to join one of our next courses.
We have recently produced a short video that contains feedback from some people who have participated in recent courses and explain more about the course - https://youtu.be/vugCWNJUG8k
And check out this video to hear Emily's experience of the Kintsugi Hope Groups - https://youtu.be/GXY7eTAGrrE
Kintsugi hope is a national organisation that was founded by Diane and Patrick Regan OBE after a series of operations and events that took them to the brink; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Kintsugi Hope has a vision of starting a movement of wellbeing groups based around the same principles, where people can experience:
- Safety and support where there is no shame and embarrassment in struggling
- An increase in self-worth, confidence and wellbeing
- A deeper understanding of the reality of God’s love for them
- Clear pathways to receive additional support if needed.
More info on the national organisation can be found at https://www.kintsugihope.com/