Following the success of the health and wellbeing workshops held during Carers Week 2020, Carers NSW is inviting carers to join a range of self-care and wellbeing events in May 2021.
These events include strength and balance, meditation and art workshops. Classes are free and will be delivered online through ZOOM by qualified instructors.
Art for Wellbeing
Every second Thursday 10.00 - 11.30am from 22nd April for 6 sessions
Calm and revitalise your carer’s heart and mind. Art is a gentle, powerful resource to cultivate wellbeing. It is literally at your fingertips. Even if you don’t feel artistic, you can expect to find joy and respite from playing with collage, pastels and paints in a supportive environment. With Sally’s expert guidance, connect with creativity in community. Soothe jagged nerves, shift your mood, bring fresh perspectives and re-boot your day.
Each workshop will focus on a different theme.
Week 1. Sanctuary - play with basic art materials to create your place of safety, peace and groundedness
Week 2. Art Balm - use art as meditation to calm your whole being
Week 3. Collage of Small Joys - envision moments of self-care and nourishment
Week 4. Be as a tree - connect with strength and interconnectedness in the ecosystem of you
Week 5. Picture Story - allow shapes to wend their way across the page, telling a tale as they go
Week 6. Circle of Sustenance - draw forth the colours of support in your life
Thursday 10am to 11.30am on May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1
Strength and Balance
Every Friday 10.00-10.45am from 30th April for 8 weeks
The Strength & Balance series will take you through a range of and improve your balance and leg strength. Exercise can be easy and enjoyable, and during this class we will work from head to toe with a range of simple moves. All exercises are either in standing or with a chair so it will be suitable for those who are not confident to go to the mat.
For this class you will need the following:
* a dining chair (no arms if possible)
* a set of dumbbells (you can use two water bottles or cans of food)
* a drink to stay hydrated
Friday 10am to 10.45am, on May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18
Meditation and Body Awareness
Every Friday 2.00-2.30pm from 30th April for 6 weeks.
We can all benefit from taking a moment to relax and unwind and in these sessions you will learn some simple techniques you can use to really allow your body to relax and let go of any tension we hold.
This meditation series will incorporate a range of seated and lying techniques to develop your awareness of your body and release tension and stress. There are 30 minutes of time to give to yourself to reconnect and rejuvenate through simple guided breathing techniques and gentle body movements.
Friday 2pm to 2.30pm on May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4
You can read more about these events HERE