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Mindful May 2024

18may10:00 am7:00 pmMindful May 2024A day of mindful experiences to soothe the soul.

Event Details

Saturday 18th May 2024 | 10 am – 7 pm | South Square

FREE/ Pay as You Feel – Everyone is welcome.

Join us on a day full of mindfulness activities for adults and children, workshops, yoga, talk by Mind charity, open studio art, live calming music and an exhibition about mental health by artist Kimberlee Middleton

We also will be giving out FREE healthy drink shots by Plenty at the Square, little freebies plus a raffle to win a mindful hamper!

There will be so much bliss, calm and happiness in the square, be sure to join in and zen out!

Mindfulness is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the current moment without distraction. It involves learning to pay attention to thoughts, emotions, and sensations in a non-reactive way which can help reduce stress and improve focus.

Join South Square as we celebrate mindfulness during Mental Health Week (13-19 May)

Our highly anticipated annual event will be filled with relaxing workshops, taster sessions and music. Make a day of it as we present techniques from local practitioners to rebalance the mind, body and soul.

Check out the full programme below:

WORKSHOPS

Nidra Meditation // 10 – 10.45 // Limited Spaces // Click here to book

Nidra Meditation, also known as Yogic Sleep, is practiced laying down. You will be guided by our resident yoga instructor Nicola through 45 minutes of pure relaxation to calm a busy mind, soothe the nervous system and reduce stress, leaving you feeling grounded and energised, ready to face the rest of your day.

No experience of Yoga or Meditation required, just an open mind and an open heart.

Sound Bath Experience // 11 – 12pm // Limited Spaces // Click here to book

The session allows for deep relaxation with a guided meditation journey and time to focus on the various instruments with their different frequencies. I use a tongue drum, bells, tingsha, chimes, singing bowls, Koshi chimes, ocean drum, water whistle, rattles and gong.

Mental Health Awareness talk by Mind Charity// 12.30 – 1.30 pm // Click here to book

Join Mind in Bradford for a talk about their services in the Bradford District and Craven and to find out more about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme, Movement: Moving more for our mental health. We will be talking about how physical, emotional and behavioural movement can support our mental health.

Meditation with Crystals for Relaxation // 2pm – 3pm // Limited spaces // Click here to book

The Meditation facilitator will utilise mind and body management techniques to assist the individual into inducing the body quickly into deep stages of relaxation that will assist with the awareness of the mind and body. Once in the relaxation state you will taken to a place of safety where you will explore the beauties of nature and how it will help you to become calm and grounded. Holding a beautiful crystal throughout the meditation will assist  the individual with its calming and healing energies that will add to the overall deep relaxation experience.

DROP-IN SESSIONS

All running from 10 – 3pm

Paper art – making crepe paper flowers
It’s more magic than art when a tiny piece of paper transforms into an amazing realistic flower in your hands.

The art of making things from paper originated in ancient China and then spread throughout the world. Paper flowers were very popular in the last century. In Eastern Europe, they adorned homes during holidays, decorated altars in churches, and embellished pictures of saints in households. In Ukraine, paper flowers were used in wreaths – traditional girls’ headdresses and ritual attributes.

Mindful Collage
Come and make Mindful May collages with South Square Collage Club. We will be making Little Bursts of Colour using a set of coloured postcards as a starting point, adding to them with shapes, colours, images and words cut mix of collage material including mindful magazines.

Make a Mandala with Zareena
Discover the unique mediative practice of mandala making. Explore the techniques to create your own Mandala or add to the large collaborative piece at South Square.

Kids make your own fidget or pompom.
A mindful and creative workshop for kids involving making and talking.

Kids and families will get to make their own fidget toy or fluffy pompom to take away. Both activities will help focus and ground participants.

Artist Open Studio – Mindful Monotype by Annie Fforde – 10 am – 12pm
A sensory mindful experience making art whilst being submerged in calming sounds, scents and touch.

Live Music

Ian Tothill’s violin performance in Courtyard
Don’t miss the courtyard becoming a sound of tranquilly with Ian Tothill’s beautiful violin performance.

12- 12.30 pm

1.30 – 2pm

Sound Garden / Bring Your Own Vinyl Afternoon // 2 – 7pm /  Open decks 3-5pm
DJ Dom Sheard from ‘No Hands’ will help you play your vinyl alfresco in the Brontë Garden. Dust off your revered LP collection and listen to your playlist outside in the glorious setting of the Pinch Beck Valley. Bring your mellow tempos and laid-back funk for a mindful vibe.

Exhibition about Mental Health by Kimberlee Middleton

Dare to Be?… by Kimberlee Middleton

Exhibition opening Saturday 11th May – 3 -5 pm

Running till Sunday 19th May

An exhibition exploring art through colour and mixed media. Raising awareness for mental health and raising valuable funds for ‘Mind in Bradford’ charity #mentalhealthmatters

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Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

Location

South Square Centre

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