The Friendship Movement workshop that I’ve created is intended to help people begin to connect with themselves, their needs, and their likes and dislikes. I believe, from my own experiences, that by honouring one’s own needs, feelings and desires I am more able to see whether others are doing the same for me as I would for them. This doesn’t discount people that are unable to honour my needs as “the enemy”. This simply prevents me from going head first into “friendships” and coming out hurt, feeling used, etc. The workshop involves me describing part of my journey on my road of recovery, an observation of a mindfulness exercise, and a demonstration of part of a Theatre Studies course that I attend which helped me recognise my own trust issues. Students will be invited to participate in that activity, though they are under no obligation to do so. Students are under no obligation to discuss any of their challenges, but are welcome to do so if they feel safe enough to.

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Day: Monday
Dates: 15th Jan
Location: Broadacre House
Contact: Recovery College Collective
Course Leader: Annette Rutherford