Friday 18 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019

Saturday 19 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019

Wednesday 23 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
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 herbs, using herbs for skin care, making your own herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019

Monday 28 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, 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: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019

Tuesday 29 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
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.


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019

Wednesday 30 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
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 herbs, using herbs for skin care, making your own herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019

Thursday 31 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019

Friday 1 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019

Monday 4 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, 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: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019

Tuesday 5 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
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.


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019

Wednesday 6 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019

Thursday 7 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019

Friday 8 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019

Monday 11 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, 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: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019

Tuesday 12 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
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.


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019

Wednesday 13 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 09/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this 6 week course, we will look at how Mindfulness plays an important part in genuine self-care. Many of us are stuck in habits of pushing, judging and blaming ourselves, and even our self-care efforts can get caught up in giving us a hard time!


In Progress: 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019

Thursday 14 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019

Friday 15 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019

Monday 18 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, 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: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, My Story in Pictures – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 23/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 23/09/2019, 30/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 14/10/2019, 28/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 11/11/2019, 18/11/2019

Tuesday 19 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
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.


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019

Wednesday 20 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019

Thursday 21 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019

Friday 22 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019

Monday 25 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, 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

Tuesday 26 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
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.


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019

Wednesday 27 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019

Thursday 28 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019

Friday 29 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019

Monday 2 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, 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

Tuesday 3 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Introduction – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
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.


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 17:30 – 19:30 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 24/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 24/09/2019, 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/10/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019

Wednesday 4 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Intermediate Ceramics – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 25/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 25/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2019, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019

Thursday 5 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Introduction – Group Course – 15:30 -17:30 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

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. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students who will be able to learn and 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potters Wheel Evening Group – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road E9 6QH

In this course you will learn how to 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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 26/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 05/12/2019

Friday 6 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Fridays – Into the Body – Group Course – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 27/09/2019)
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.


In Progress: 27/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 11/10/2019, 18/10/2019, 01/11/2019, 08/11/2019, 15/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 29/11/2019, 06/12/2019

Monday 9 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting – Group course – 10:30 – 12:30
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Centre for Better Health

This is a new course design with our tutor Eva which is an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolours. Clients will learn specific techniques, subjects and skills, 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

Tuesday 10 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing – Group Course – 13:30 15:30 (started on 01/10/2019)
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.


In Progress: 01/10/2019, 08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 03/12/2019, 10/12/2019

Wednesday 6 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
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 herbs, using herbs for skin care, making your own herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products and boosting health with seasonal herbs


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109
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Event type: Wellbeing, Personal Development Group (Group Therapy) – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 02/10/2019)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1a Darnley Road

This 10 week group is an exciting and powerful vehicle for personal growth. Common themes and discussions will be about our relationships, work struggles, anxiety, depression, social isolation, anger issues, difficulties with communication and our sense of identity. The group aims to offer individuals a supportive environment where working with peers you will be encouraged to talk about life experiences, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and alienation by bringing together individuals with shared experiences and emotional patterns.


In Progress: 02/10/2019, 09/10/2019, 16/10/2019, 23/10/2019, 30/10/2019, 06/11/2109, 13/11/2019, 20/11/2019, 27/11/2019, 04/12/2019