Lifetime workshops are an opportunity to step away from the daily patterns of life that can limit growth into a generous non-judgemental space. This workshop invites you to challenge negative thought processes and invest in your whole self: body and mind.
Who is it for?
Our workshops are beneficial to anyone with an uneasy relationship with their body, however pervasive that unease may be. All of us feel frustrated with our bodies at times. Sometimes these frustrations grow into something more insidious and can threaten our wellbeing. For this reason, we would all benefit from learning to acknowledge negative body thoughts and to accept ourselves as we are in the present.
Introduction to our key themes: noticing, hopes & fears, mind & body, strategies for acceptance.
Body Positivity with Mel Williams we'll be exploring why we find it such a struggle to accept our bodies in today's world. Thinking negatively about our bodies is learnt from childhood onwards via subtle political, economic and social influences that many of us aren't even aware of. We'll be looking at how we can become more resilient to the harmful effects of advertising and social media, how we can 'un-learn' negative thoughts about our bodies and replace them with more loving ways of viewing ourselves (and others) to make space for living life with more peace, freedom and joy.
Lunch 12.30-1.30 a chance to take a break, connect and enjoy food. There will be refreshment breaks throughout the day with tea and coffee. Please feel free bring your own snacks.You can pre- order a tasty lunch from Wild Vibes, pop out to buy something in town or bring your own.
Diet Culture & Intuitive Eating with Mel Garside become the expert of your body. If not diets, then what? An introduction on how to develop a more peaceful and positive relationship with food. Cutting through the confusion around nutrition and introducing you to the evidence behind why we should ditch the scales and diets for good. We'll explore the principles of intuitive eating and get you started on your journey.
Acceptance Workshop with Malachy Dunne through mindful awareness and practice we can increase our level of acceptance for ourselves, cultivating resilience to the damaging messages that surround us.
Positive Yoga with Amanda Brown a beginner friendly session. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.
Malachy is a therapist and founder of Lifetime. Malachy’s practice is based in mindful acceptance and he will be available during the workshop as a group enabler.
Mel describes herself as “a mum of three, Body Positive fitness instructor, feminist & 'health at every size' advocate.”
Mel is a Nutritionist (ANutr) and weightlifting coach. She specialises in intuitive eating and is an advocate for Health At Every Size.
Amanda has 30 years teaching experience and specialises in many areas including yoga for women, trauma and lower back health. You can find more about her at www.groundofbeing.co.uk