Connecting with the 5 senses

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Face to Face Recovery College Courses (18+)

Join us in this 2 hour workshop to discover how to better connect with your senses. It will teach you how to spend less time caught up in your thoughts and more time feeling and appreciating yourself and the world around you. You will have the opportunity to participate in group activities designed to help you connect with your senses then spend time reflecting on how this feels for you. These techniques can then be added to your wellbeing toolkit.

This workshop is part of a trilogy of sessions that are designed by the same facilitator and aim to compliment one another. They are running consecutively for 3 weeks, you can either book on to this session as a one off or multiple weeks by booking them separately. Why not check out the whole series and book your places by clicking the links below…

Self care and self soothe

Connecting with the 5 senses

Improving your mindset

Our tutor/volunteer Louise, has written about her experience:

My name is Louise and I’m a passionate advocate for self-soothe and self-care.

Just over 5 years ago, during a very desperate time in my life, when I didn’t even recognise myself, I experienced some incredibly difficult emotional turmoil. A struggling mother, an absent friend, an unemployed college lecturer and a recently diagnosed Mental Health patient. Despite the support of a loving family and professional help, I felt completely and utterly lost. Thoughts of hopelessness and worthlessness were overwhelming.

Recovery hasn’t been easy, but through twists and turns and a variety of means and support – I am here today. I discovered self-soothe and self-care techniques, which I quickly developed a passion for. I’m now able to share, through facilitating helpful and healing workshops, comfort to others as they embark on their own personal journey towards recovery.

Thanks to the techniques I’ve learnt, I’ve done things I never imagined possible. It’s helped me to better regulate my emotions and to take ownership and control of what wellness looks like to me. It’s allowed me to be my true authentic self! Whether it be through daily journaling, mediation or mindfulness through music, self soothe, and self-care looks different for everyone! Through my workshops, I hope to welcome and nurture new ideas and practises as well as sharing what some of the practises meant to me on my own journey.

Lou, RWC Volunteer

At Fieldhead Campus

Start dates and time

TermDayDateTimesDuration
Term Spring/SummerFriday3 February 202310am-12pm1 weeks

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