Breathe- Covid-Support and Networking
Time & Location
About The Event
Breathing Space with Hycinth Taylor
Sundays from December 6th on zoom, 6-7pm
Mindfulness can help and enhance self-regulation during times of stress and anxiety by attention regulation, body awareness and emotional regulation. Often what is loss during times of distress is a sense of agency in particular for those communities of colour heavily impacted by Covid-19. Mindfulness helps increase the window of tolerance and increases our resilience through body work, community and grounding. The Government has issued guidelines for the public on how to maintain good mental health and well-being. This includes Mindfulness to help cope with the increasing levels of stress, anxiety and depression. Many people with recurring bouts of poor mental health, have found having a regular mindfulness practice helps to deal with the uncertainty around the impact of COVI-19.
Throughout the month of December, mindfulness session is being offered to POC struggling with mental health or the effects of lockdown, Covid, or those who just want to improve well-being.
About Hycinth has over 20 years experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy. Having previously worked in Adult mental health within the local authority, NHS and voluntary sector, Hycinth has a special interest in working with depression anxiety stress and OCD. She has gained her qualification in clinical supervision in 2010 – she has worked as clinical supervisor for both groups and individuals. Combining her counselling framework and supervision philosophy with her extensive years of experience, to provide a unique style of clinical supervision. She completed training in Mindfulness based approached in 2012 at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
This service is offered on a donation basis and is a closed space for people of colourHycinth Taylor BACP Registered, Counsellor Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. BAMBA Registered, British Association of Mindfulness based
What is a heart circle? A heart circle is a form of healing and connection that is generated by a honest and sincere way to be all inclusive, and present to people's path and process. It is offered with a sense of connection to traditions which connect us to our ingrained humanity, our sense of inter-connectedness with the earth, and our journey into the extraordinary. In these gatherings we can connect in ways which are traditional to indigenous cultures, using our life experiences, truths and convictions as our main tool. We can transport into the world of our ancestors, connect with our higher power with a sense of group empowerment through ritual movement and storytelling.
The 7 intentions for POC groups.
• Community: a unique and safe environment where you are held. Where you can begin to explore areas of identity such as the intersection of sexuality, race, gender, class, disability, without judgement. To establish connection, celebration and value.
• Meditation: an opportunity to explore and discuss our racialised bodies and a framework that contains, affirms and nourishes opportunities for spiritual growth.
• Transcendence: to deconstruct and identify the oppressive power structures that govern the psyche and the ideas that perpetuate them. Construct a positive and affirmative healing environment.
• Affirming: to awaken and strengthen the potential within our lives and the people of colour environment, and to attain a sense of belonging.
• Ownership: grounding, knowing and seeing the truth, acknowledging our own complicity in maintaining these structures and the denial that allows us to continue life as usual.
• Compassion: transcend and understand the concept of intersectionality and foster a sense of belonging, respect and responsible ethics.
• Insight and Wisdom: to cultivate a sense of self investment and to see for ourselves the value and meaning of a life based on awakening and potential.
Cost: Free with Membership or £10 single ticket or £20 for 2 people, or £30 support us
Free with Breathworks annual membership
The Mindfulness Network for People of Colour (MNPC) is a small, not-for-profit independent organisation established in 2018 in the UK by William Fley. MNPC is made up of our community leaders, committee board members, peer group facilitators, key volunteers and project coordinators.
We are happy to announce a collaboration with Breathworks- please let us know if you are member of Breathworks and you will have your admission covered within your yearly Breathworks membership.
We are not associated with any political, religious or institutional organization.
We are dedicated to making a kinder, wiser world by making transformational education widely available.
We want everyone to have access to transformative tools such as mindfulness, emotional awareness and self-compassion regardless of economic, social or physical challenges. Our events are led by gifted and exceptional BAME teachers from various backgrounds who can connect with the BAME and the LGBT experience. And people who want to practice together and develop a meditative practice to build a better life for themselves and those around them.
2021 Breathe Program
January 3rd : Skywalker Payne and Muna Light
February 7th : Eugene Ellis
March 7th : Rashid Hughes
April 4th : Vimalasara Mason John
May 2nd: Dr Rehena Harilall
June 6th : William Fley and Rhonda Magee
September 5th : Vanessa Sibanda
October 3rd : Professor Cre Dye and William Fley
November 7st: Barbara Soltero/William Fley/singhashri Gazmuri
December 6th : Dr Erica McInnis