Weekend Boost Book Club

Weekend Boost Book Club

Join other Carers to enjoy reviewing a book and have a catch up and a chat.

Sunday 2nd May 2021 7:30pm – 9:30pm

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      Explore dances from all over Brazil in an easy to follow, low impact seated dance class. Suitable for anyone who enjoys moving to music and would like to access some structured gentle chair-based exercise.

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      Dying Matters Week – Tissue Donation

      Hosted in partnership with the Specialist Nurse’s in Tissue Donation. This is a brief introduction to develop an understanding as what is tissue donation and how it you can be involved in providing a future for someone else. Come along and talk to the nurses involved in this service, find out how you can donate, who can donate and hear heart warming stories about the amazing outcomes of others.

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      The Great Outdoors

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      Seasonal Flow Yoga

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      Virtual Yoga taught via zoom for you to complete at home. A gentle class mixing chair based and standing yoga to improve flexibility, strength, and concentration, ending with a lovely relaxing meditation to calm the mind.

      Weekend Boost Book Club

      Mental Health Week – Mental Health First Responder

      Sophie Ayre is a Development Worker in the Partnership and Inclusion Team at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.  This workshop will explore the ways that common mental health problems might present in the people we care for and share details of NHS and other services and support available in the county.

      Tai Chi

      Tai Chi

      This gentle form of exercise can help maintain and even improve health, flexibility, and balance. This practice which originated in China as a martial art has many health benefits. It suitable for everyone and can be practiced standing or sitting on a chair. It works on connecting body and mind, increasing energy, releasing tension, and boosting internal and external health. This class will also include breathwork and end with a lovely relaxation session.

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      Tell Your Story -Drama Workshop

      “Telling Your Story” : A Creative Script Writing Workshop.

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      Shibashi Qigong

      Shibashi Qigong

      Shibashi simply means 18 form, which means there are 18 movements to the initial set, one that can be taught over a short period of time and there is certainly weight to this practice with over 8 million people said to be participating in it. Many of the movements are designed to start hitting the alpha brainwave state lifting your mood, reducing depression, and easing anxiety. Popular in rehabilitation, with body therapists and those suffering burnout and fatigue. It will carry those who practice it regularly in good stead in a demanding, frenetic world. Its gentle movements are accessible to everyone and its health benefits are certainly as appealing as its energetic benefits. Said to delay the ageing process and its age-related diseases, strengthening the heart, lungs and kidneys and their related functions.

      Weekend Boost Book Club

      Dementia Action Week – Talking about Dementia

      Managing conversations with those you care for or who care for you. Join Jess from the Alzheimer’s Society to discuss how to have the sometimes difficult conversations around Dementia. The session will help you to feel more confident talking to the person you care for, or who cares for you, about dementia.

      Seated Samba

      Seated Samba

      Explore dances from all over Brazil in an easy to follow, low impact seated dance class. Suitable for anyone who enjoys moving to music and would like to access some structured gentle chair-based exercise.

      Yoga Nidra

      Yoga Nidra

      Yoga Nidra is a special type of guided meditation that puts you into a particular state of consciousness. It helps to relieve stress, reduce tension, and relieve anxiety. Regular practice is said to positively affect your overall physical, emotional & mental health.

      The Great Outdoors

      The Great Outdoors

      If you enjoy gardens, the countryside and wildlife and have an interest in helping to make better use of our green spaces, come and join our “Great Outdoors” sessions as the new year begins. We will initially share our own experiences and favourite outdoors spaces before moving on to consider if there are ways, we can encourage other people to get active outdoors.

      Seasonal Flow Yoga

      Seasonal Yoga

      Virtual Yoga taught via zoom for you to complete at home. A gentle class mixing chair based and standing yoga to improve flexibility, strength, and concentration, ending with a lovely relaxing meditation to calm the mind.

      Tai Chi

      Tai Chi

      This gentle form of exercise can help maintain and even improve health, flexibility, and balance. This practice which originated in China as a martial art has many health benefits. It suitable for everyone and can be practiced standing or sitting on a chair. It works on connecting body and mind, increasing energy, releasing tension, and boosting internal and external health. This class will also include breathwork and end with a lovely relaxation session.

      Shibashi Qigong

      Shibashi Qigong

      Shibashi simply means 18 form, which means there are 18 movements to the initial set, one that can be taught over a short period of time and there is certainly weight to this practice with over 8 million people said to be participating in it. Many of the movements are designed to start hitting the alpha brainwave state lifting your mood, reducing depression, and easing anxiety. Popular in rehabilitation, with body therapists and those suffering burnout and fatigue. It will carry those who practice it regularly in good stead in a demanding, frenetic world. Its gentle movements are accessible to everyone and its health benefits are certainly as appealing as its energetic benefits. Said to delay the ageing process and its age-related diseases, strengthening the heart, lungs and kidneys and their related functions.

      Mindful Movement

      Mindful Movement

      Mindfulness for Life was developed by Oxford Mindfulness Centre and is designed to be of benefit to all, for Wellbeing and Mental Health.

      Yoga Nidra

      Yoga Nidra

      Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) with Maxine
      Yoga Nidra is a special type of guided meditation that puts you into a particular state of consciousness. It helps to relieve stress, reduce tension, and relieve anxiety. Regular practice is said to positively affect your overall physical, emotional & mental health

      Distance Reiki

      Distance Reiki

      Anyone can benefit from distance Reiki healing. If you’re experiencing health issues, Reiki is a wonderful complementary therapy that can help you to deal with stress or physical pain. Reiki gently balances and calms the emotions, restores self-worth and gives back a sense of purpose. Reiki has been found to be especially beneficial for stress, grief, worry and anxiety.

      Girl with the Curly Hair – Recognising Emotions (ASD)

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      Teenage Girls – Girl with Curly Hair
      It is common for girls to be diagnosed later than boys and many experience specific challenges during adolescence.
      •Understanding social difficulties, Puberty and staying safe, Improving self-confidence, Masking, Special interests

      The Great Outdoors

      The great outdoors

      If you enjoy gardens, the countryside and wildlife and have an
      interest in helping to make better use of our green spaces, come and join our “Great Outdoors” sessions as the new year begins. We will initially share our own experiences and favorite outdoors spaces before moving on to consider if there are ways, we can encourage other people to get active outdoors.

      Seasonal Yoga

      Seasonal Flow Yoga with Jo
      Virtual Yoga taught via zoom for you to complete at home. A gentle class mixing chair based and standing yoga to improve flexibility, strength, and concentration, ending with a lovely relaxing meditation to calm the mind.

      Tai Chi

      Tai Chi

      Tai Chi with Liz
      This gentle form of exercise can help maintain and even improve health, flexibility, and balance. This practice which originated in China as a martial art has many health benefits. It suitable for everyone and can be practiced standing or sitting on a chair. It works on connecting body and mind, increasing energy, releasing tension, and boosting internal and external health. This class will also include breathwork and end with a lovely relaxation.

      Poetry Group

      Drama workshop

      Drama Workshop
      “Telling Your Story” : A Creative Script Writing Workshop.
      We all have our own stories to tell and sometimes don’t know how to tell them or even if we are important enough to have our stories told. These fun introductory workshops with writer/actor John Bassett will give you the confidence to look at your own stories, find ways of telling your story and why your story is as important as anyone else’s.

      Shibashi Qigong

      Shibashi Qigong

      Shibashi simply means 18 form, which means there are 18 movements to the initial set, one that can be taught over a short period of time and there is certainly weight to this practice with over 8 million people said to be participating in it. Many of the movements are designed to start hitting the alpha brainwave state lifting your mood, reducing depression, and easing anxiety. Popular in rehabilitation, with body therapists and those suffering burnout and fatigue. It will carry those who practice it regularly in good stead in a demanding, frenetic world. Its gentle movements are accessible to everyone and its health benefits are certainly as appealing as its energetic benefits. Said to delay the ageing process and its age-related diseases, strengthening the heart, lungs and kidneys and their related functions.

      Mindful Movement

      Mindful Movement

      Mindfulness for Life was developed by Oxford Mindfulness Centre and is designed to be of benefit to all, for Wellbeing and Mental Health.

      Seated Samba

      Seated Samba

      Seated Samba: Delivered by Art Brasil
      Explore dances from all over Brazil in an easy to follow, low impact seated dance class. Suitable for anyone who enjoys moving to music and would like to access some structured gentle chair-based exercise.

      Yoga Nidra

      Yoga Nidra

      Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) with Maxine
      Yoga Nidra is a special type of guided meditation that puts you into a particular state of consciousness. It helps to relieve stress, reduce tension, and relieve anxiety. Regular practice is said to positively affect your overall physical, emotional & mental health

      Distance Reiki

      Distance Reiki

      Distance Reiki with Jo
      Anyone can benefit from distance Reiki healing. If you’re experiencing health issues, Reiki is a wonderful complementary therapy that can help you to deal with stress or physical pain. Reiki gently balances and calms the emotions, restores self-worth and gives back a sense of purpose. Reiki has been found to be especially beneficial for stress, grief, worry and anxiety.

      The Great Outdoors

      The Great Outdoors

      The Great Outdoors
      If you enjoy gardens, the countryside and wildlife and have an
      interest in helping to make better use of our green spaces, come and join our “Great Outdoors” sessions.

      Seasonal Flow Yoga

      Seasonal Flow Yoga with Jo

      Seasonal Flow Yoga with Jo
      Virtual Yoga taught via zoom for you to complete at home. A gentle class mixing chair based and standing yoga to improve flexibility, strength, and concentration, ending with a lovely relaxing meditation to calm the mind.

      Hospital Experience Group

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      Hospital Experience Group
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      Tai Chi

      Tai Chi

      Tai Chi with Liz
      This gentle form of exercise can help maintain and even improve health, flexibility, and balance. This practice which originated in China as a martial art has many health benefits. It suitable for everyone and can be practiced standing or sitting on a chair. It works on connecting body and mind, increasing energy, releasing tension, and boosting internal and external health. This class will also include breathwork and end with a lovely relaxation.

      Poetry Group

      Weekend Boost Book Club

      The weekend Boost Book Club runs fortnightly on a Sunday evening at 7.30pm and the dates of the sessions this month are as follows:

      Weekend Boost Book Club

      Who is a Carer? Introduction of the services offered by Gloucestershire Carers Hub for Carers across the County. This session is open to anyone.

      Find out what services are available to you as a Carer in Gloucestershire. This is an open
      session for anyone to attend. Please share with friends and family members you think may
      benefit from this session or maybe someone who you feel is a Carer but they haven’t
      identified themselves as such.
      Join Zoom Meeting ID: 983 9717 4840 Passcode: 605990

      Shibashi Qigong

      Shibashi Qigong

      Come along and try the wonderful Shibashi Qigong sessions which we offer to our Carers on a
      weekly basis. Shibashi simply means 18 form, which means there are 18 movements to the
      initial set, one that can be taught over a short period of time. Many of the movements are
      designed to start hitting the alpha brainwave state lifting your mood, reducing depression, and
      easing anxiety.

      Meet a Social Prescriber

      Meet a Social Prescriber

      Find out more about what a social prescribers role is within the community, how they can
      support you as a Carer and what you should expect from the service.

      Benefits Advice

      Benefits Advice

      Join members of the Gloucestershire Carers Hub team to discuss benefits in more detail and
      ask specific questions to understand benefits which you may be entitled to as a Carer.

      Dementia Coffee Morning

      Carer’s Social

      Meet other Carers for a general chat and a catch up.
      “Thank you for your
      support it is so nice to know
      I have somewhere to go if
      I need to talk to someone”

      Carers Assessments

      Carers Assessments

      Meet two of our Keyworkers to find out more about Carers Assessments, the process and
      what happens during the assessment.

      Benefits Advice

      Keeping Safe at Home – Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue

      Safe and Well checks are available to the vulnerable, elderly and registered disabled. Meet
      members of the Safe & Well team to find out what a safe and well check by the fire service
      entails, how to access the service and advice about keeping safe at home.

      Seated Samba

      Seated Samba

      Explore dances from all over Brazil in an easy to follow, low impact seated dance class. Suitable
      for anyone who enjoys moving to music and would like to access some structured gentle chairbased
      exercise.

      Later Life Asset Management

      Later Life Asset Management

      Look at options for managing your assets in later life including for funding Care. An in depth
      session exploring various aspects of managing your assets in later life.

      Later Life Asset Management

      Herbert Protocol

      Join Sarah from the Dementia Action Alliance for an overview of Herbert Protocol and how it
      can support you as a Carer when caring for someone with Dementia.

      Later Life Asset Management

      Dementia Action Alliance

      Who are the Dementia Action Alliance and how do they support Carers. Join to find out
      more about the services offered for Carers.

      Yoga Nidra

      Yoga Nidra

      Yoga Nidra is a special type of guided meditation that puts you into a particular state
      of consciousness. It helps to relieve stress, reduce tension, and relieve anxiety. Regular
      practice is said to positively affect your overall physical, emotional & mental health.

      Later Life Asset Management

      NHS Trust Update

      Join Anna Rarity – Public and Patient Engagement Manager, Gloucestershire Acute
      Hospitals to find out about the work and developments within Cheltenham and General
      Hospital to support carers. Learn about how you can be involved and access support.

      Later Life Asset Management

      Abdul Mulla

      Abdul Mulla from NHS England will be here to share how carer support is developing in
      the South West of England.

      Later Life Asset Management

      Mental Health Carers Handbook

      Meet with Lorna Carter, Health Liaison from Gloucestershire Carers Hub to share the
      work being undertaken to support carers who look after someone who requires Mental
      Health support. Find out about the new carers handbook which is in development.

      Distance Reiki

      Distance Reiki

      Anyone can benefit from distance Reiki healing. If you’re experiencing health issues, Reiki is a
      wonderful complementary therapy that can help you to deal with stress or physical pain. Reiki
      gently balances and calms the emotions, restores self-worth and gives back a sense of purpose.
      Reiki has been found to be especially beneficial for stress, grief, worry and anxiety.

      Later Life Asset Management

      Yours Sincerely with Julie Allan – Sharing our Lives in letters

      How often do you write a letter – one to be placed in an envelope and sent in the post?
      You might not be surprised to hear that 64% of people who replied to a survey would not sit and
      hand write even one letter over the course of a year. Yet 69% said that receiving something
      handwritten through the post would mean more to them than a text, tweet or Facebook message.
      This session gives you the chance to make someone’s day, spend an enjoyable hour of writing,
      crafting a letter to send.We will gather in a small group, with writing prompts to help you shape
      snippets of life into a letter that only you could write.

      Benefits Advice

      Social Showcase

      Come along and hear about our Carer training and development
      programme which you can access. Hear from Carers who have been
      using the programme and find out more about our Facebook group
      and WhatsApp groups.

      Later Life Asset Management

      YouCan Be Well Launch

      Come along and gain an insight to the new YouCan Be Well programme launching this
      week. This session will give you an overview of our new dynamic wellbeing programme
      and also allow you to make a booking on the upcoming sessions.

      Later Life Asset Management

      The Great Outdoors – Wildlife Trust Special

      Carers in the wild with the Great Outdoors Group and Gloucestershire
      Wildlife Trust Nicola Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is joining our Great
      Outdoors group this week. Why not join us to hear more about the ways that
      you can feel the benefits of getting outdoors and helping with conservation?

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