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Flourishing Lives Reflective Practice Zoom Group

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Online reflective practice groups for arts, health & wellbeing practitioners

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The Flourishing Lives Reflective Practice Groups are aimed at arts, health and wellbeing professionals. From discussions with you we realise how strong the need for support is – and we want to support you.

These groups offer support and a space to explore and learn with other practitioners working in arts, health and wellbeing settings.

Maybe you work in a day centre, an arts organisation, a clinical setting, outreach initiative or in freelance community arts – everyone is welcome. We recognise how complex your roles can be and we feel that a non-judgmental place outside of work can be a really useful place to unravel your thoughts and reflections on the challenges you face and your successes.

They are online groups of up to 8 practitioners and are led by trained facilitators and counsellors. The sessions run for two hours and cost £15 per person.

Please contact david@flourishinglives.org with any questions – we’d be happy to have a chat. We want to run these groups in a way that suits you and we value your feedback, so if there’s something stopping you from attending, such as the time or cost, please let us know.

We are delighted to be working alongside our partners at Ben Uri Gallery & Museum and Claremont Project who are regular online hosts of the groups .

Dates:

The dates of the upcoming sessions are listed below, with more dates to be confirmed soon:

Wednesday 24th Feb 2.30pm - 4.30pm (facilitator: Samantha Chilvers)

Wednesday 24th March 2.30pm - 4.30pm (facilitator: Samantha Chilvers)

Wednesday 28th April 2.30pm - 4.30pm (facilitator: Samantha Chilvers)

Group Facilitators:

Samantha Chilvers

Samantha Chilvers is a non-directive Art Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Lecturer and currently works in the clinical areas of Personality Disorder (Community Mental Health), Older People’s Mental Health and Palliative Care in both NHS and charity settings. She is Lead Researcher conducting a mixed methods research study on Art Therapy for people living with Cancer as Senior Art Therapist at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked within the field of mental health for 15 years.

Amanda Whittle

Amanda is an accomplished Visual Artist, Arts in Health practitioner Manager and experienced HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist. Notable managerial posts include: Clinical Manager of Art Therapies and Social Prescription Manger at Claremont Project, as the lead Therapist managing an Art Therapy service for adults with learning disabilities for Barking and Dagenham NHS and Arts and Community Development Co-ordinator of 'Vision Impossible?', an Outsider Arts Project for street homeless people, supported by Thames Reach. Amanda currently offers Zoom Reflective Practice groups to Artists and Arts in Health practitioners, and facilitates CreativiTEA, a self-initiated, therapeutic expressive arts project. Amanda is also a qualified Paper Conservator, Massage Therapist and Reiki practitioner

 

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum is dedicated to positive engagement with the widest public at large. They actively partner museums and community groups to engage and partner audiences, both young and old - near and far, in exploring contemporary issues through art.  We are extremely grateful for Ben Uri Gallery's invaluable support in hosting our North London Group. You can read more about Ben Uri Gallery's inspiring work here: https://www.benuri.org.uk.

Claremont Project

Claremont Project is a community arts centre for adults aged 55 and over based in Angel, Islington. Claremont is about people having opportunities to shine and live happier, healthier and more connected lives. They run a wide range of weekly activities aimed at wellbeing and personal development, such as art, music, literature, fitness and dance. In addition, they have a programme of regular concerts, special events, in-house art exhibitions, workshops, courses, and external trips to locations such as museums, art galleries, theatres, and other places of special interest. Find out more about Claremont Project here: https://www.claremont-project.org/.

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