Connect is an experiential workshop designed to maintain good mental health
covering creative and psychotherapeutic exercises.
“Our team had a great 2-hour workshop with Mind Over Matter for our team day. It was based on their standard creative and psychotherapeutic model, but they personalised the theme to help suit what our team’s been going through recently. It was really engaging and a good mix of meditation, creative exploration and self-reflection. Even people who weren’t sure if it’d be for them were amazed at how much they took from the workshop. Our team really bonded from the session and we’re still talking about it today. The people at Mind Over Matter are also very accommodating and easy to work with. I’d recommend their workshop for any team – it’d really benefit you more than you think!”- Oeil Jumratsilpa, Senior Copywriter, Virgin Media O2
“Thanks to Mind over Matter for a really enlightening workshop. It had a really positive response and outcome from our team, even the more sceptical ones. It had everyone talking and sharing experiences. Thanks to Anna and Fisky. We’ll definitely have to have you back!!” – Jim Yorath, Founding Partner, Recipe
If your organisation seeks a distinctive approach for Mental Health Day, Week, Month, team-building events, or informative sessions, we offer an array of psychotherapeutic and creative workshops and courses.
Our signature workshops cater to groups of up to 30 participants. For larger gatherings, we can tailor workshops to your specific needs.
Furthermore, beyond the immediate advantages of participating in our workshops, attendees have the chance to grasp the fundamentals of spoken word poetry and creative writing. This empowers them to apply workshop techniques independently, even after the session ends.
Workshops lead by our resident psychotherapist, Anna Sinski.
Anna is a BACP-accredited integrative psychotherapist, published poet, spoken word artist and a Director at Mind Over Matter Arts CIC. A lot of her poetry relates to her own experiences with grief, anxiety and disordered eating. Creative self-expression is something she uses as part of her integrative approach to therapy.
Workshops co-facilitated by Fisky
Fisky is the Founder and CEO of Mind Over Matter, an internationally recognised performance poet and member of Londons FLOpoet collective, mentored by Natalie ‘The Floacist’ Stewart, founding member of seven-time grammy nominated Neo Soul Duo, Floetry.
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- Reduced stress for employees through our experiential workshop and learning tools to deal with stress overall in every-day life outside the workplace
- Learn ways of using creative writing as a coping mechanism
- Reduced stress = reduced sick leave which equates to increased productivity for companies
- Less stressed employees = happier and more productive working environment
Our workshops and events explore poetry on a variety of topics including mental health, loss, celebrating women, a culture of violence, love and relationships, discrimination, and much more.
We invite participants to read, listen, speak, create, and share in a safe and nurturing environment.
Poetry is frequently used in professional, structured therapy sessions; and on a personal level is accessed by many in times of need. It has the ability to inspire thought, change, and creativity; it can also promote healing and personal growth. Through poetry we can creatively connect to self, others, and our communities.
Therapeutic effects of Poetry
– Has been repeatedly shown to relieve depressive symptoms, improve self-esteem and selfunderstandingand encourage the expression of feelings
– Inspires creativity
– Promotes healing and personal growth
– Alleviates anxiety and stress
– Enhances problem solving skills
– Promotes mindfulness
– Develops greater empathy and understanding of others
– Can tap into powerful non-verbal responses, much the way music does
– Promotes self-reflection and exploration
– Validates emotional experiences
– Can help people realise that many of their experiences are shared by others
– Can boost your mood
– Can say what you can’t
– Improves communication skills
– Helps individuals redefine their situation by opening new ways of perceiving reality
We take pride in empowering our service users to explore their own creative abilities, and in turn to confidently express their thoughts and feelings. Our workshops educate users about the therapeutic benefits of poetry and creative writing; and provide them with valuable self-management tools.
We believe equipping people with the ability to express themselves in a healthy and creative way is not only incredibly empowering, but can have a positive effect on their long-term mental health and wellbeing.
Through meaningful activities which encourage and enables improved self-esteem, wellbeing and mental health, participants have the opportunity to engage with others in a positive way; offering an opportunity to build a supportive social network.
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