Milan: How was Inkwell set up?
Mark: Well it was a Pub …
Milan: I know I used to come here The Shoulder of Mutton I am a Chapel-Town boy and Chapel-town’s not far away …
Mark: It was set up 4 years ago…It’s great for us all really. Inkwell was an idea to set up a safe place space for people with mental health needs to change neurosis to artistic creativity by seeing creativity in their difficulties. It is shaped by users suggestions, opinions, and involvement
Inkwell is a project of Leeds Mind. Art is therapeutic, creativity is therapeutic, you don’t need to be an Art Therapist to see that. Inkwell is very busy with various projects art, painting, drumming, Secret Cinema monthly, on which Sue Renagur wrote a post for leedswellbeingweb.
There’s also Meditation Classes run there by Leeds Mind Peer Support. Call Leeds MIND on 0113 3055 802.
Some subjects taught are:
1. Mindfulness of Breathing – Steve HART
2. Loving Kindness – Steve Hart
3. ZaZen Practice
4. Body Scan [for relaxation and bliss]
5. Mahamudra – you’ll have to ask Steve, or better come along!?
In Conclusion: There’s plenty of good things going on in the world, in which YOU can participate, for your improved physical, mental and spiritual well-being, and that of others too.
There is always possibility, despite the dark side of life and the world, so don’t lose out, get the power of positive arting, creating, thinking, meditating out. Don’t stay inside your head, or de bed.
Life is for living, and life is short.
by Milan Buddha ‘mad’ (i.e. True Individual) GHosh.
Another post is coming very soon…
artsandminds Leeds and York NHS Trust
Milan blogging on and on this time for Arts and Minds…
Nice positive blog post Milan, with reminders about all the aspects that aid wellbeing. looking forward to your next piece, in the meantime I’ll try the positive (he)arting!! 🙂