Wellbeing Week 21-25 June - Ataxia UK

Wellbeing Week 21-25 June

Post Published: April 13, 2021

InControl are delighted to announce the launch of our first annual wellbeing week. We are offering a range of virtual workshops designed to increase your emotional wellbeing as the lockdown lifts in the UK. All our free workshops are running on Zoom from 1pm-2pm, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Monday 21 June: Speech Therapy
We will be providing an overview of our Speech Therapy pilot project, which has been run in partnership with Dr Anja Lowit and the team at the University of Strathclyde, and hearing about the impact it has had on the participants.

Tuesday 22 June: Hypnotherapy
The aim of hypnotherapy is to achieve a relaxed state of mind, learn how to be more present and train the mind to enhance the positives and eliminate the negatives . It can be used to treat a range of issues including anxiety, phobias, insomnia and stress. The session will be led by Kristin Hayward who is a trained Clinical Hypnotherapist and whose husband has ataxia. You can read more about her here. During the session, Kristin will explain a bit more about how hypnotherapy works and then go through some guided visualisations with the group. You are welcome to turn your cameras off during the visualisations so you can really let your mind relax!

Wednesday 23 June:  Involvement and Volunteering
Involvement and Volunteering can provide new skills, provide structure to your week and is a natural way to release endorphins and reduce stress. We will explain the range of ways in which you can be involved in the work of Ataxia UK.

Thursday 24 June: Pointless Quiz 
The aim of the quiz is to identify the least known answer provided by 100 people. The questions come directly from an episode of the BBC hit show. The winner will have the satisfaction of knowing what the rest of the Great British public doesn’t!

Friday 25 June:  Mindfulness Workshop
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that allows us to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing and resist becoming overwhelmed by what’s happening around us. This session will be run by experts from SLAM (South London and Maudsley) Hospital.

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