“I really enjoyed the day. It was inspiring and I learned new things. It was a friendly atmosphere and a lovely environment to be in.
The Meditative Yoga session was well presented. It was chair based and aimed at all abilities. The session was relaxing and I enjoyed it.
After this we had our lunch which was delicious. I had a vegetable lasagne. The afternoon session began with some Oomph, a demonstration of gentle exercise. Then we had the plenary speaker, Rachel Kelly, who was excellent. A really inspirational speaker. I particularly enjoyed learning practical techniques and new ways of looking at the world.
The afternoon workshop was on Positive Psychology. It was the workshop that I was most looking forward to. It didn’t disappoint. There were practical activities to make you look at your own experience and think about it in a more helpful way. It was great that it was co-presented by someone who had her own mental health experience. This helped the workshop to be more relevant. An idea that I will remember for a long time was also from this session. It encouraged us to “ruminate” on positive things instead of negative ones. I have been trying to practice this one ever since.”