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Safe Space Workshop Session Two UPDATE

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Thank you to everyone who has accessed session ONE of the training. It's great to know so many people are interested in helping create psychologically safer places in informal and peer-led groups Session TWO and all the sessions can be used in many w...
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Changing the world, one kind & compassionate conversation at a time

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What do we mean by kindness? Do we mean: Consideration, generosity, friendly? Do we mean acts of kindness where maybe we offer assistance to someone, or do a 'good' deed, or do a favour with no thought of reward? 'Too often we underestimate the power...
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Tips for looking after you, when sometimes it is all a bit overwhelming

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Kind people care about other people. Kind people often put the needs of others before themselves, they can see the pain or unhappiness around them and want to try and do something that makes a difference. They don't do it for the glory, accolades or ...
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Things we can do to help build a kinder world?

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Sometimes it can be very overwhelming all the problems we can have as individuals and the pain and suffering we see on the news others are struggling with. Then the additional worry of what is happening to the environment, seeing parents are in tears...
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Safe Space Workshop Session One IMPORTANT

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An introduction to session ONE of the training, more sessions to come . The aim of this FREE online training resource is to share ideas on actions which may help create psychologically safer places in informal and peer-led groups. The resource can be...
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Jigsaw more than a project a concept

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 It was great to see so many groups and agencies attend the launch of the 'What's in Drumchapel for you and yours ' information booklet launch.  Thanks to everyone who helped make the booklet possible including James Larmour & Paul Fult...
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Using the senses to relax

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We have five basic senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch .  The sensing organs associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world around us.  We can learn to use our senses to prom...
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The power of poetry and affirmations

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COPEScotland were very grateful to see a tweet @drsbutler and @PoetrySociety about a piece in the Guardian @guardian about the impact of Poetry on mental wellbeing. We constantly work with the voices of lived experience to find new and better ways to...
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You’re having a laugh!

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Now sometimes we don't feel very much like laughing, sometimes we don't have very much to laugh about. However, research has shown, our bodies can't really tell the difference between a real laugh and a fake one, so it responds in the same way, it re...
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How do I open up to someone? What do I say?

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As discussed in previous items, it's important to find someone who is a good listener. More and more is being done to raise awareness of the fact there are people who care. The Samaritans are running a campaign ' Small Talk Saves Lives '  Carneg...
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