What to expect

  • Community

    COMMUNITY chat app to connect, share and meet people

    We will be setting activities and supporting each other everyday

  • Resources

    You will have access to additional resources, worksheets and helpful info within the course

  • 9 Week Course

    Course items each week for you to work through in your own time.

    video and audio tutorials

Somatic Awareness, Flexibility and Mindful Movement

This course is suitable for anyone looking to find a sense of healing and inner strength by being with ourselves in a moment of somatic awareness.

Whether you are starting your day with a period of emptiness in this pandemic, or you are to embark on a day of hectic tasks, join me for a 30min moment for yourself.

We will be using movement, free dance and gentle stretching to find inner soothing and to start the day on a moment of calm. There will be social support within our community forum and each week we will set a focus with an opportunity to take forward mindful thought & movement into your day.

Helping each other and ourselves through, a community and a strength within us.

Sarah has studied a foundation in physiology and anatomy in her mental health nursing degree. She is a psychotherapist and a performer in dance. Bringing these areas of knowledge together she has put together sessions that will help you to move freely, away from any self consciousness that may normally hold you back. Let loose and feel enjoyment and calm through movement.

Open to everyone

Podcast

A discussion panel on the benefits dance can have to our mental health

Your course facilitator

Sarah Haskett

I’m a specialist mental health nurse and cognitive behavioural therapist. I deliver psychotherapy for a range of common mental health problems such as depression, low self-esteem, general anxiety, panic, health anxiety, social anxiety and obsessive compulsive issues.

My professional training includes a foundation in anatomy and physiology as part of my mental health nursing degree. I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within general primary care and long term health conditions. I hold a BTEC in adult education and practice in nursing mentorship, CBT supervision and creative coaching.

I am passionate in creative expression for good mental health and using creative ways to tackle stigma and aid understanding in our community. I have a background in acting and teaching youth theatre, and still perform at times holding a registration with Equity Arts Federation. I have studied with Adrian Jackson of Cardboard Citizens in facilitating Forum Theatre (also known as the Theatre of the Oppressed) which has been my main mode of integrating my psychological work with my love for acting. I have recently discovered performance in comedy and improv, which has enriched my life in so many ways! I love to play the West & North African hand drums, and have always been in love with dance of all forms throughout my life, but especially Middle Eastern dance which I perform and train regularly in.

Having acting, comedy, improv, dance and African percussion, in my life has provided me with life long friendships, confidence and joy that I cherish everyday.

Founder of my.creative-learning.net

Editor of the Creative Mental Health Guide community arts magazine www.creativementalhealth.org.uk

For more on psychotherapy, CBT supervision, coaching & corporate training www.creativementalhealth.org.uk

Mental Wealth Academy

The Good Mental Health Cooperative

The Good Mental Health Cooperative supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example. At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose. www.goodmentalhealth.org.uk

Funded by

Awards for All National Lottery