Wellbeing Ateliers

Within the Wellbeing Ateliers we explore practical Occupational Therapy tools to support you in maintaining and developing your wellbeing.

Each month we will get together in small groups to explore different practical, activity based tasks. Essentially you’ll get to experience Occupational Therapy, where you’ll be empowered to take care of yourself and make the most of your life. You’ll always have something to take away with you to inspire you keep you motivated.

The Wellbeing Ateliers are workshops that support developing and maintaining your wellbeing, supporting you to make the most of your days and guide you towards reaching your goals. The idea behind this program is that each session is a stand alone workshop that allows you to build a toolbox of skills that support you to live your life to it’s fullest. To be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.

Topics that will be included are 

  • Sober Curiosity
  • Spoons Theory
  • Procrastination
  • Sleep
  • Anxiety Management
  • Life Balance
  • Coping as a Carer
  • Stress Management (15th October)
  • Perfectly Imperfect
  • Goal Setting and Vision Boards (Contact for private groups)

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Cultivating Compassion Coffee Morning

This is an online group space to explore supporting our mental wellbeing whilst in confinement. I will be using a framework of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to guide my facilitation. This approach combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to improve emotional wellbeing. You can read more about Compassion Focused Therapy here.

The idea is that we meet for a tea/coffee, be part of a community, a space to share and listen, swap tips, seek and offer advice. Each session will be different and will grow and evolve with its attendees. Pyjamas are welcome. 

We’ll begin with a short compassionate breathing space meditation, and move into a supported discussion space. We will close with a short mindful compassion practice. 

Topics I’ve envisaged which will no doubt expand:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety 
  • Sleep
  • Frustration
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Boredom

As well as a group discussion space to share and problem-solve, where needed/requested, I can offer professional advice and sign post to further resources and support. 

By signing up to the group you will be agreeing to the following group guidelines:

  1. Be kind and courteous. We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness and respect are required.
  2. Respect everyone’s privacy. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and aware of confidentiality. Be mindful that people may be identifiable by things other than their name. What’s said in the group stays in the group. 

I look forward to seeing some of you here. 

May you be well, may you be at ease.


Previous Ateliers

Goal Setting and Vision Board Atelier

Make a plan, have a vision and go for it.

A space to develop and set your goals, creating a vision board to take away that will keep you motivated, focused and inspired.

To begin with we will use occupational therapy methods to establish and develop your goals, creating a clear pathway. We’ll then move into defining these goals and breaking them down into smaller achievable steps that support you to get where you want to be. Read more here.

Space is limited to allow us for both the physical and mental space to explore our goals, brainstorm challenges together and reflect on victories. It offers an opportunity to check in monthly and grow with your goals, refine them, go back to the drawing board. (Individual sessions are available to those who prefer not to work in groups see here.)

The monthly sessions are welcome to newcomers and those who’d like to check-in for accountability and further support with reaching their goals.

30€ including materials

Venue: Chez vous!

Booking via jaddufourd@icloud.com