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Fundraising – Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

Welcome to our upcoming events page. If you would like to attend any of the events below or would like to organise your own event, please contact us at  enquiries@westmeriacounselling.co.uk

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15th May – 19th June

6 Week Mindfulness Zoom Course – Emotional Resilience

Daytime Friday 12.30 – 1.15pm  15th May – 19th June

This 6 Week Mindfulness Course is perfect for beginners who would like to learn this wonderful practice.

Many benefits of developing a regular practice includes the following:-

  • Emotional resilience during the pandemic
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Heightened creativity
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Less stressful reactions to everyday life experiences
  • Heightened appreciation of the senses

Beginners 6 week course, details – £90

Daytime Friday 12.30 – 1.15pm  15th May – 19th June

Book now via our link in Charity Checkout here

Beginners 6 Week Course –  Plan

Week 1 – Introduction to Mindfulness. Counted Breath techniques to reduce anxiety. The Benefits of Mindfulness for improved health and well-being.Week 2 – The Relaxation Response. Scientific Research behind the benefits of Mindfulness. Breathing techniques for highly anxious states and panic attacks. Full Body Scan Mindfulness practice. Mindfulness and visualisation.

Week 3 – Mindfulness and Sleep. Mindfulness practices to aid sleep. Finding a sleep routine – what works?

Week 4 – Emotional Resilience. Practising Mindfulness to improve Emotional Resilience. Reducing the intensity and duration of our responses. Visualisation techniques to improve our response to fear.

Week 5 – Using The Senses. Mindfulness Practices using the senses. Using the Senses for Panic, Pain and Phobias. The Use of Mantras.

Week 6 – Practising Self-Care and Self- Compassion. Gratitude Mindfulness practice. Kindness and self- compassion. Loving Kindness meditations. The benefits of regular practice for mental and physical well-being.

During mindfulness, we are opening ourselves to whatever feelings arise; good, bad and neutral. By becoming aware, we can bring clarity and improved direction to many choices in our lives.

4th June – 9th July

6 Week Mindfulness Zoom Course

Thursday Evenings 4th June – 9th July / 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

This 6 Week Mindfulness Course is perfect for beginners who would like to learn this wonderful practice.

Many benefits of developing a regular practice includes the following:-

  • Emotional resilience during the pandemic
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Heightened creativity
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Less stressful reactions to everyday life experiences
  • Heightened appreciation of the senses

Beginners 6 week course, details – £90

Thursday Evenings 4th June – 9th July / 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Book now via our link in Charity Checkout here

Beginners 6 Week Course –  Plan

Week 1 – Introduction to Mindfulness. Counted Breath techniques to reduce anxiety. The Benefits of Mindfulness for improved health and well-being.

Week 2 – The Relaxation Response. Scientific Research behind the benefits of Mindfulness. Breathing techniques for highly anxious states and panic attacks. Full Body Scan Mindfulness practice. Mindfulness and visualisation.

Week 3 – Mindfulness and Sleep. Mindfulness practices to aid sleep. Finding a sleep routine – what works?

Week 4 – Emotional Resilience. Practising Mindfulness to improve Emotional Resilience. Reducing the intensity and duration of our responses. Visualisation techniques to improve our response to fear.

Week 5 – Using The Senses. Mindfulness Practices using the senses. Using the Senses for Panic, Pain and Phobias. The Use of Mantras.

Week 6 – Practising Self-Care and Self- Compassion. Gratitude Mindfulness practice. Kindness and self- compassion. Loving Kindness meditations. The benefits of regular practice for mental and physical well-being.

During mindfulness, we are opening ourselves to whatever feelings arise; good, bad and neutral. By becoming aware, we can bring clarity and improved direction to many choices in our lives

01 May 2020

The 2.6 Challenge

Take on the CEO cake making care home challenge!

What could I do that I am good at and how could it impact lots of people? So, I am baking 26 different sized cakes and then distributting to the local care home Northbourne Court for the staff and residents. The proceeds will help support Westmeria Counselling Services of which I am CEO where our funds are depleting as the service has had to be reduced.

Raising £260 will provide a fifth of the money one fundraising event raises at this time of year and will go someway to continuing to support those in need.

Check out Westmeria Counselling Services on social media for more information and pictures and of course to post your efforts.

Donate here:  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/wcs2.6

01 May 2020

Take on the JGM Challenge! 26 reps and 26 exercises! For the added competition, time your attempts and post on social media using the #jgmchallenge26.

Exercises:

Press ups, squats, crunches, jumping jacks, low to high plank, kneel to stand, reaches, star jumps, plank with shoulder tap, alternate lunges, reverse crunches, mountain climbers (26eachleg), tricep dips, leg extensions, cycle twists (26each side), squat thrusts(double leg), wide press ups,Sumo squats, full sit ups, burpees, plank toe taps, calf raises, sit up twist, jumping lunges, frog jumps, chest to floor burpees… ENJOY!

Raising £260 will provide a 5th of the money one fundraising event raises around this time of year and will go some way to continuing to support those in need.

Donate here:  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/JGM

01 May 2020

My friend, Charlotte who is on a placement at Westmeria Counselling asked if I would be happy to run a live yoga class to raise funds for them. Delighted to do so. As a trainee counsellor myself I know how important these services are. There are 100 places on this yoga class – please donate what you can. You will get the zoom link in the email that is sent to you afterwards. There is a small chance that more than 100 people sign up so we apologise if the class is full.

For details about other classes you can contact me at on facebook at SophieOKellyWellness or email info@sophieokellywellness.com if the link for some reason doesn’t come through to you.

There are times when we all need a little help. Westmeria Counselling Services was established in 2003 and provides a safe, confidential space to individuals experiencing difficulties in resolving life’s issues. Now, more than ever, supporting people with their mental health is of paramount importance, and we are proud to be serving the local community. We have helped over 4000 people since starting out, and need your support to continue with our valuable work. As a small, primarily voluntary organisation, we rely on the generosity of our supporters, donations from clients and fundraising events to keep offering counselling to those who otherwise may not be able to access sessions. We would like to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone who is joining in this yoga session and an enormous thank you to Sophie O’Kelly who has so kindly agreed to do this for us. We are so incredibly grateful for your support. http://westmeriacounselling.co.uk/

Donate here:  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LiveYoga

Ongoing

D.I.Y. Events

Interested in running your own event? We’d love you to get involved!

Here’s some suggestions for the types of events you could run:

  • Invite your friends over for a pasta night
  • Host a BBQ in the summer
  • Get your friends and family together for cheese and wine tasting
  • Show off your baking skills with an afternoon tea
  • Hold a ladies pamper evening with your friends
  • Run an arts and crafts workshop
  • Organise a larger event such as a casino night or a ball

We’ll even send you a pack to download with advice and tips on running an event- it couldn’t be easier!

So next time you’re thinking of having your friends over, turn it into a fundraiser to show your support.

Ongoing – 100 Club

Join the 100 Club

To enter the 100 club fill in the form by clicking on the below link and returning via email to enquiries@westmeriacounselling.co.uk. A standing order of only £12 a year puts you into the monthly draw every month to win £25!

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