On Friday 22nd May, a Kindness Workshop was delivered by Recovery Workers Aliyah and Ravina to Leicester College staff as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week. The workshop consisted of a range of discussions around the concept of kindness and self-compassion to techniques to help increase self-compassion. Techniques such as mindfulness, imagery, thought balancing and compassionate letter writing were all covered as ways to increase our inner self-compassion and kindness.
The discussion flowed throughout the workshop with a range of views being discussed. When discussing the concept of kindness a common theme found was ‘to help others without the intention of receiving anything back’ along with ‘taking time for yourself as well as others’. These were just a few of the many conversation points discussed.
Overall, the recovery workers enjoyed facilitating this workshop and felt the attendees added so much to discussion that it helped keep a good flow and everyone interested. “I feel when delivering a workshop, you are always most excited for different views and discussion points as no two workshops will be the same’’ stated Ravina. Aliyah also added “It’s always lovely to hear that others have so many positive things to say about kindness and there’s never going to be a such thing as too much kindness in the world’’
-Ravina and Aliyah, Recovery Workers