Using creativity to change the narrative of mental illness, Headspace Bolton explain the ethos of the group and share with us ‘moments’ from their members……..
“Opportunities to explore our creativity following a workshop with Steven Bailey. Focusing on our strengths and assets, learning from each other, and using creativity to explore the best in us is at the core of Headspace membership.”
“Live in the moment” say the advice books. But these moments are yours: they are too loud, too bright, too full. I am too tense, too focused on how I may get it wrong. Again.
Later I am in the woods with the dogs. We are running wild; loose, a team. The rain rubs away all the details of the world until all I can see are little lights. They are beautiful. I am focus-free. This, I think, is my moment.
“Headspace allows us to learn about each other, about art and creativity, about tolerance and about ourselves. To an autistic person who is easily overwhelmed, detail, I discover, is over-rated.”
“Nothing’s in focus” said the photography teacher. “That’s the point” I realise.”
Thanks to Headspace Bolton for sharing their moment with us!