Throughout history, weaving has been seen as a therapeutic activity, needing focus, presence and body movement. There’s a reason that it is so valued in occupational therapy for mental and physical ailments.
In fact, since I found weaving, it has always been one of my main go-to strategies for centering myself, acknowledging the emotions of panic, grief and overwhelm that impact us all from time to time. Weaving helps those feelings pass through to a place of calmness, objectivity and peace of mind as I focus in on the immediate tasks which require my full concentration and rhythmical movement.
The objective behind this week is for you to unwind in an artistic and relaxing setting, to try some weaving, to walk, to read, to journal/meditate, to do gentle exercises if you wish, so that you can return to your daily life rejuvenated and refreshed with some useful techniques to help you get back to that sweet spot whenever you want. This is about you and your well-being!
Immerse yourself in nature, watch the world go by with a coffee in your hands in a French café, breathe in the aroma of French cuisine, or fresh air(!), take part in gentle meditative art exercises or try your hand at mindful weaving*. Whatever you choose to do, the aim is to help you find your calm and creative centre.
*The loom is prepared before your arrival – no brain work required (unless you want it)!!
This is not a course as such. Throughout each day there are different events – for instance, a yoga/meditation session, a walk in nature, weaving sessions, or perhaps a guided art exercise. These are all optional for you to join if you wish. We can incorporate other things if you have something specific in mind and it is within my power to deliver. Just get in touch.
This introduction to Well-Being Weaving will give you practical strategies for using these various tools and weaving your way to better mental health and equilibrium, leaving you refreshed and able to cope more easily with the challenges of every-day life in our ‘brave new world’. Who knows – you might find yourself drawn to this wonderful world of Well-Being Weaving and want to learn more! Get in touch here to plan your well-being reset!