MINDFULNESS, MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

 

In the time of a pandemic with a young family and limited support the themes of being present, self-care and addressing my own needs were timely and extremely helpful. Mica was insightful and delivered activities which taught us to be present in addition to helping identify areas of growth. If anyone has the opportunity to do a workshop with Mica I would really encourage them to do it.

- Panama, member of Niyo Enterprise BlackCodeHer Program

 

These workshops aim to create spaces where young people and adults can learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing through mindfulness, psycho-education and creative expression. Workshops are suitable for both Primary and Secondary schools and are designed to meet PSHE requirements.

Workshops can be offered online or in person. Please note that bespoke workshops and programs up to 8 weeks can be offered.

Price:

1 hour          £180

2 hours        £250

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS

This workshop introduces participants to mindfulness practise and explores it's role in our daily lives

The workshop covers:

- Understanding mindfulness

- Applications and individual/collective benefits of mindfulness

- Mindfulness techniques

- Mindful attitudes and cultivating these in daily life

- Impact of mindfulness on wellbeing

BUILDING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

This is a collaborative workshop that explores understanding of mental health issues


The workshop covers:

- Definitions of mental health conditions

- Identifying mental health conditions

- Health coping strategies

- When to seek help

- Issues surrounding help seeking (i.e. stigma)

- Where to seek help from

EXPLORING EMOTIONS AND PREPARING TO FEEL

This workshop is designed to support people to be able to identify and explore difficult emotions that they might have in response to situations in their everyday life through a creative exercise. In the workshop we explore healthy ways to navigate our feelings even when we find ourselves in challenging situations.

This workshop covers:

- Emotional Wellbeing

- Understanding difficult emotions (i.e. anger, grief, loneliness, sadness) and their purpose

- Healthy coping strategies and self-regulation

MANAGING STRESS

This workshop is designed to people understand how the body's stress response works and it's relationship to mental health through mindfulness and a creative activity.

This workshop covers:

- The physiology of stress

- The fight or flight response

- The impact of prolonged stress on the body

- The impact of prolonged stress on mental health

- Understanding individual experiences of stress

- Ways to manage the physical and mental impacts of stress

POETRY FOR WELLBEING

Young people will understand how creative writing can be used as a tool to process and communicate our feelings and emotions

This workshop covers:

- Understanding role of self-expression in wellbeing

- Creative writing as a therapeutic tool

- Communicating our experiences to others

- Understanding the importance of being heard by our community and hearing others

UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOSIS THROUGH POETRY

This workshop is designed to support the understanding of psychosis through listening to poetry detailing the experience, and writing a reflective piece in response to what has been heard.

This workshop covers:

- What psychosis is

- Misconceptions about psychosis, psychotic disorders and schizophrenia

- Understanding how to respond to psychosis and support those around us with the experience

 

Working with Mica was an incredible experience. She was patient, intentional and fully present during the preparation and facilitation segments of my organisations leadership programme. Her facilitation style is well thought out and responsive to people in the room. She gave generous attention to the needs and curiosities of each delegate and made them feel seen. Mica is the kind of person that you want to partner with to do good, meaningful work and I could not recommend her enough.

- Jessica Agboola, Founder of Black Womens Project

 

RECENT BESPOKE WORKSHOPS & SERVICES

Development of Mindfulness resource package for NiyoEnterprise, October 2021

Introduction to Mindfulness workshop x2 - YardArtHouse, September 2021

Mindfulness and aromatherapy workshop, Black womens project leadership program, July 2021

Staying well during busy times - Niyo Enterprise, December 2020

Preparing to feel - Black womens project leadership program, July 2020

Stress and mindfulness - Breaking Barriers LSE conference, February 2020

Poetry for wellbeing - Blackgirl Fest, October 2019

Understanding anger - Community Workshop for black women, October 2019

4 week psychosis recovery program - Birmingham Early Intervention team, May 2019​

Understanding psychosis through poetry - 'Psychosis: Origins, Experience and Meaning' conference in Brighton, June 2019

 

CLIENTS

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If you are interested in hosting a workshop but would like to know more, please click below to book a free 35 minute online consultation and taster session with Mica