Past Events

Dr Roz Savage, MBE on ‘The Wisdom of Solitude’

Roz Savage MBE

When: Tues 7 Sept 2021, 7.30-9.30pm

Where: Cru Wines Emporium, BA15 1JX

We’re thrilled that our first speaker is Roz Savage, MBE. Roz is the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. She holds four Guinness World Records, and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to fundraising and the environment. Roz will be sharing her wisdom about solitude, loneliness and aloneness after spending up to five months completely alone rowing across oceans. With more people experiencing loneliness and isolation than ever before during the Corona Virus pandemic, this talk could not be more timely or pertinent.

Find out more about Roz by visiting her website and check out her latest book; The Gifts of Solitude. You can also read Roz’s interview with Sue Brayne: Things have to Break Down before They Break Through

Jacqui Cameron on  ‘Helping children to develop their inner wisdom and resilience ‘

Jacqui Cameron

When: Tues 5 Oct 2021, 7.30-9.30pm

Where: Cru Wines Emporium, BA15 1JX

Jacqui Cameron is an emotional well-being therapist, mindfulness teacher, life coach and award winning author. She has been promoting child development for over thirty-five years.

During her talk, Jacqui will be sharing her own wisdom and insights of how we can support children to develop emotional awareness and manage their emotions. This is a key skill for children at any age as they navigate the inevitable changes and transitions into adulthood but perhaps even more so during the formative first five or six years of life, when a child is particularly sensitive to their own innate wisdom. Through a combination of stories, examples, and the opportunity to experience guided imagery, Jacqui will demonstrate how we can support our children to trust their inner wisdom and develop greater emotional wellbeing.

Find out more about Jacqui by visiting her website Stay Calm.

Paul Wilson on ‘Stoic wisdom – how philosophy can improve your self-care and wellbeing’

Paul Wilson

When: Tues 2 Nov 2021, 7.30-9.30pm

Where: Cru Wines Emporium, BA15 1JX

Paul Wilson is a trainer, writer and speaker on health inequalities, health culture and self-care as well as a lifelong student of Stoic wisdom. He was formerly Head of Community Mental Health Services and Strategic Lead for Prevention and Wellbeing, in South West England.   

In this fascinating discussion, we will explore one of the oldest forms of self-care – philosophy. Paul will bring to life the ancient wisdom on the ‘art of living’ from the Stoic school – a form of philosophy that has seen a sudden resurgence during the Covid pandemic. Stoicism offers timeless perspectives and simple practices that can help us to lead more positive, purposeful lives – especially during times of great loss, uncertainty and rapid change. So, if you’re interested in adding a new dimension to your self-care knowledge and practice, please come along. Togas optional! 

Find out more about Paul by following him on Medium and MAD in the UK.

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