Sit for a Moment
A story by Dochas Centre
We launched a series of 3 x 8 week 1.5 hour Mindfulness sessions for up to 10 carers, helping them to live in the moment and reduce stress.
We also introduced a social afternoon for Carers and they care for to drop in for ‘Tea and a Blether’. This has been a successful activity as people have used the centre to meet up with others for peer support and company.
What Sit for a Moment did
We managed to deliver this in Mid Argyll and Kintyre as a 6 and 8 week course which will be on a rolling programme. This has been so beneficial to most of the Carers who attending and they received a CD and book to help them to continue with their practice. We have had excellent feed back from this.
Our Tea and a Blether drop in has been very successful with carers coming into the centre from the rural areas and using the centre to catch up with other carers this help combat loneliness and isolation.
The group have taken ownership of the space and know that it is their time to come and have together for fun, support and a blether. This enables them to share experiences and understand each other.
Everyone agreed that it was a very special day out.