We offer an exciting range of groups and courses to support people to improve their mental wellbeing, physical health, social networks and daily living skills. Browse below to see what’s on offer and if you would like to find out more or get booked on please make a referral using the button on our header. Please note that the our service operates two pathways within it to meet the needs of people we work with, some courses are only available to a specific pathway and your named network coordinator will discuss which courses you can access based on your needs.

Monday 17 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (December) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/12/2018)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 18 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Self – Management – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 02/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Vietnamese Mental Health Service
Vietnamese MH Services 25 Fair Street, London SE1 2XF

To enable individuals to increase their confidence, and manage their condition effectively.


In Progress: 02/10/2018, 09/10/2018, 16/10/2018. 23/10/2018, 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 19 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium. In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Bikur Cholim
43 Rostrevor Avenue

Weekly art groups with all equipment supplied


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repetoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz recently joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supports and co-facilitates the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 20 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Film and Discussion Group – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 04/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
12 Rushton St, Hoxton, London N1 5DR

Please Note: This course is for Turkish speaking Men only. This course will offers access to promote well-being and encourage more self care.


In Progress: 04/10/2018, 11/10/2018, 18/10/2018, 25/10/2018, 01/11/2018, 08/11/2018, 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019

Friday 21 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Monday 24 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Monday 31 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Monday 7 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Tuesday 8 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (January) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

Wednesday 9 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repetoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019

Thursday 10 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (January) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

Friday 11 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Monday 14 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Tuesday 15 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 – 22:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Performance evening promoting positive mental health, new poetry and musical material can be tested in confidence with a friendly environment. As part of the ethos and membership support and showcase talent to one another and invited guest performances. All welcome, posters advertise the events and all members are invited to perform, exhibit and attend.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 11/12/2018, 15/01/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (January) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

Wednesday 16 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repetoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019

Thursday 17 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (January) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

Friday 18 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019

Monday 21 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (January) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.

Tuesday 22 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (January) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment.

Wednesday 23 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repetoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Create It Yourself – Sewing – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust

This 3 week course, open to beginners only, will see you design, construct, create and decorate items for your home. On this course we will focus on making a tote bag and a small pouch, using a sewing machine and learning to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can use every day.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

Thursday 24 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (January) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 25 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 28 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (January) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.

Tuesday 29 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (January) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment.

Wednesday 30 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repetoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Create It Yourself – Sewing – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust

This 3 week course, open to beginners only, will see you design, construct, create and decorate items for your home. On this course we will focus on making a tote bag and a small pouch, using a sewing machine and learning to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can use every day.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

Thursday 31 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (January) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This four week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 1 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 4 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.

Tuesday 5 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home  a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment.

Wednesday 6 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repetoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Create It Yourself – Sewing – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust

This 3 week course, open to beginners only, will see you design, construct, create and decorate items for your home. On this course we will focus on making a tote bag and a small pouch, using a sewing machine and learning to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can use every day.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

Thursday 7 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (February) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This four week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 8 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 11 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.

Tuesday 12 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboard Tuition – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your keyboard skills and technique in this group class, musicians will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support and then rehearse what has been learnt and meet other people interested in learning Keyboard/ piano.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques and Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

This structured workshop replicates an art school environment in which new techniques are discussed & explored each week. Learrers will be pushed to developed their techniques and challanged about their work- the session ends with an optional cript and constructive feedback


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018, 08/01/2019, 15/01/2019, 22/01/2019, 29/01/2019, 05/02/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Events – Drop in – 18:30 – 22:00 (started on 13/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Performance evening promoting positive mental health, new poetry and musical material can be tested in confidence with a friendly environment. As part of the ethos and membership support and showcase talent to one another and invited guest performances. All welcome, posters advertise the events and all members are invited to perform, exhibit and attend.


In Progress: 13/11/2018, 11/12/2018, 15/01/2019, 12/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home  a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment.

Wednesday 13 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Leathercraft and assessories design – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Design and make your own accessories using various design techniques and materials. This course offers a leathercraft skills and fashion design experience - create bags, belts, badges, and much much more! Absolute beginners can start and quickly learn to create organic and sophisticated shapes and garmets to wear or sell your wares.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Pink Room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repetoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar tuition beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam- Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 -12:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition improvers – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Rehearsal(green) room- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018, 09/01/2019, 16/01/2019, 23/01/2019, 30/01/2019, 06/02/2019, 13/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

Thursday 14 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics & Claywork – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, places and bowls.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital and social Media computing skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Computing Suite- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Performance and Vocal Skills – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Kit drumming – Group Course – 15:00 – 16:00 (started on 15/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 2- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

1:1 Tuition to develop your technique and confidence to play in the studio with others, the tutor has a diverse set of skills to teach you various techniques and musical styles & rhythms.


In Progress: 15/11/2018, 22/11/2018, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2018, 13/12/2018, 20/12/2018, 10/01/2019, 17/01/2019, 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (February) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This four week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 15 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles and Fashion – Group course – 11:30-14:30
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Hall- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Music Studio 1- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 16/11/2018)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Art Studios- Core Arts 1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 16/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 30/11/2018, 07/12/2018, 14/12/2018, 21/12/2018, 11/01/2019, 18/01/2019, 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis."

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 18 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

Tuesday 19 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home  a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life

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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.

Wednesday 20 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs

Thursday 21 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (February) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Cook & Eat – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This four week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Understanding Anxiety – Group Course (one-off) – 14:00 – 16:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

We all experience some form of anxiety in our day-to-day lives, but what do we really know about it? Anxiety Disorders are amongst the most commonly diagnosed by GPs but anxiety is also a feature of milder day to day worries. This workshop aims to increase our understanding of Anxiety by addressing the question, why do we feel anxious? We will look at how anxiety manifests in the body and in the mind and at ways to keep anxiety in check. There will be an opportunity to share your experiences but this is not essential.

Friday 22 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis."

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 25 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.

Tuesday 26 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (February) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home  a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment.

Wednesday 27 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs

Thursday 28 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (February) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 1 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis."

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 4 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (March) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.

Tuesday 5 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (March) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group course – 11:00 – 13:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home  a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment.

Wednesday 6 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs

Thursday 7 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (March) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 8 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 11 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (March) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.

Tuesday 12 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (March) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Men’s Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

An 8-week course which aims to offer men the opportunity to talk about their lives and explore what it means to be a man. This group is open to men who want to share their struggles, support others or exchange ideas. It’s likely we’ll talk about a wide range of issues, from the challenges we face in the everyday to finding out what kind of men we want to be and why. We’ll start from weekly experiences of the members and use the group dynamic as a basis for exploration of our manhood – how we relate to what goes on outside the group, those we care about, each other and our own sense of purpose, direction and fulfilment.

Wednesday 13 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs

Thursday 14 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (March) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 15 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 18 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (March) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

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Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group course – 13:30 – 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Over the course we will learn how to create cartoons and comics by looking at how we can use text and image together. There will be an emphasis on the therapeutic role of writing and drawing. No drawing or writing skills necessary, only a willingness to experiment. Students will be encouraged and supported to try out new ideas and techniques.

Tuesday 19 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (March) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.

Wednesday 20 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs

Thursday 21 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (March) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 22 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Monday 25 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga (March) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The course explores clay as a material and medium. Students will learn and develop the main pottery techniques of: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and surface decoration techniques using slips, oxides, stains and glazes. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively with the material and develop personal projects.

Tuesday 26 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Daytime Pilates (March) – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

"Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners."

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down.

Wednesday 27 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust – Jewellery making with Polymer Clay – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

Join us for some Jewellery making using Polymer clay as our medium.  In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes. Once it is cooked in the oven and it has hardened up, it can produce amazing results. You don't need to have any experiences or be creative, just the desire to trying something new. 

- +
Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include Introduction to growing your own herbs, using herbs for skincare, making herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs

Thursday 28 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Yoga for the Mind (March) – Group Course – 18:00 – 19:00
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 29 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Tuesday 2 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:45 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own piece of figurative art. The course will also include learning how to use modelling, moulding, coil and slab building techniques and a variety of tools and ceramic materials to create different forms and surfaces. All levels welcome.

Wednesday 3 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Surface Decoration – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:50
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course explores different surface decoration techniques used in ceramics: slips, oxides, underglazes and glazes. We will also explore painting and printing onto clay and pattern making using resist techniques, sgrafitto and sprigging. At the end of the course you will have better understanding of the variety and potential of surface decoration techniques available to use at the different stages of making and a series of finished ceramic pieces.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Finding Yourself in Groups – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This is a ten week course; the idea is to enhance your understanding of you - your thoughts, emotions and what you do, whilst being in a group setting of up to 10 people. This group will be confidential, supportive and safe. A space for you to engage with others experiencing possibly similar issues without being told what to do. To get the most value from participating in this group, you need to feel you can commit to a 10 week course and to feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.

Thursday 4 April

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Build your Resilience and Manage your Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust Healthy Living Centre. 170 Pitfield Street, N1 6JP

This five week course will enable you to reflect on your strategies and coping mechanisms and will introduce new ways of responding to stress. From exploring the positive effects of keeping a gratitude journal, to creating your own eye pillow, to practising self-guided relaxation techniques, as well as making your own blend of herbal teas; this course will promote a calm and focused approach to managing stress. At the end of each session, you will take home a practical tool, whether this be something you've created or received, which you will be able to use in daily life.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga Flow – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 24/01/2019)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course promotes a dynamic and relaxing experience by moving through unique sequencing of yoga flows. Focusing on asana and breathing practices notice those challenging postures that create energy from within, building on prana: our life force. Working with awareness and mindfully, flow through the poses, following your breath and your body. Allowing your mind to rest in meditative relaxation, to restore and rejuvenate from your busy and stressful lives.


In Progress: 24/01/2019, 31/01/2019, 07/02/2019, 14/02/2019, 28/02/2019, 07/03/2019, 14/03/2019, 21/03/2019, 28/03/2019, 04/04/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Water Colour Painting – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with watercolours. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint with watercolours, applying washes, tonal values, glazes and textures from observation. The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Evening Potter’s Wheel – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your existing throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. Students will be able to develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

I practice and teach in a traditional style where all the forms are rooted in ancient Chinese Martial arts. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.

Friday 5 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

A 10 week course that explores presence as a living and breathing dynamic. Using the body as a starting point, we will take time to rediscover its natural ways of moving and how we can constantly make choices to allow this. Rhythm, time and space will provide a platform on which to experiment and play so that we can feel their effects on our system. Working with the intention of learning how to stay in contact with ourselves and surroundings while in motion and being still. 

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Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 25/01/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

The class is open to beginners who want to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. In this course you will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 25/01/2019, 01/02/2019, 08/02/2019, 15/02/2019, 22/02/2019, 01/03/2019, 08/03/2019, 15/03/2019, 22/03/2019, 29/03/2019, 05/04/2019

Tuesday 9 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 16 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 23 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Friday 5 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.