Bell mp3 clip 'The Yorkshire Surprise Royal' ringing. https://www.westminster-abbey.org/about-the-abbey/history/abbey-bells ☆
Twitter resources for anyone feeling alone on Xmas Day:
will also be running events at 3pm on Xmas Eve and Xmas Day. It’s an online, inclusive, accessible pub for disabled and non-disabled people alike. Events are with captions and BSL. Sign up to the newsletter for details and Zoom links
runs #JoinIn if you would like to check in with someone on Xmas Day.
The fabulous @RoseAnnieFlo
will be hosting #MadCovidChat 5-6pm Xmas day too #MadCovidChat
If you’ll be alone in the UK on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day, please consider contributing up to three photos of the natural world on each day to the http://solitary.christmas gallery. Thank you!
In this episode: Rita Hester's case.
☆ Stats on transphobic hate crime.
☆ Trans Report Stonewall and YouGov figures.
The progress flag and what the design means
☆ Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera
☆ Mary Wollstonecraft and Chevalier d'Eon.
☆ Thank you to guests
DWP National Trans Ambassador & West Yorkshire Diversity Inclusion Officer.
Volunteer for Leeds Gender Service, Rainbow Alliance Equality and Diversity trainer.
Rhys mental health nurse Leeds & York Partnership Foundation NHS Trust and co founder of the Rainbow Alliance Trust.
Equality and Diversity Practitioner, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.
https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/get-involved/rainbow-alliance/ ☆ https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/advice-support/leeds-recovery-college/ ☆☆ Books mentioned The girl with the dragon tattoo - Steig Larson
- Prime suspect by Lynda La Plante - The Lord of The Rings by JRR Tolkien - Harlots
& Hallie Rubenhold books The Five and The Covent Garden Ladies -
The Colour Purple Alice Walker - Frankisstein Jeanette Winterson
- Why be happy if you can be normal by Jeanette Winterson
- What it means to be homosexual by Merle Miller -
Gay Is The Word bookshop in London.
Believe: Boxing, Olympics and My Life Outside the Ring Nicola Adams
☆ Barbara Gittings https://archives.library.illinois.edu/ala/out-of-the-closet-onto-the-shelves/
'Difficult roads can lead us to beautiful destinations.' Debbie joins me to talk about community, art therapy, creative writing and the power of a mentor. Finding Debbie at: creativejourneytowellness.blogspot.com ☆ facebook.com/groups/creativewellnessjourney ☆ facebook.com/DebbieCreativeCorner ☆ https://www.facebook.com/groups/629365267688157 ☆ Barnsley Adult Skills College https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/adult-skills-and-community-learning/ ☆ Kirklees recovery College https://www.calderdalekirkleesrc.nhs.uk ☆ https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/advice-support/leeds-recovery-college/
In this episode I use six poems to look back at the last 14 years of my own mental health recovery. The poems featured are 'Autobiography in five short chapters' by Portia Nelson, The Hood News by Thich Nhat Hanh, The Guesthouse by Jelaladdin Rumi, Love After Love by Derek Walcott, The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry, Three selves by Nikita Gill.
Self help bibliotherapy:
Dr Neil Frewd on bibliotherapy.
Words in Mind
Research into bibliotherapy from the University of Lancaster.
Julie Walker's creative bibliotherapy project covering the Leeds area, Julie is my mentor
Join me as I travel from Ancient Egypt, the mirtisan wards of medieval Baghdad, through Enlightenment Maine to 1830s radical Liverpool, the roaring 1920s Harlem to the groovy 1970s to explore how bibliotherapy developed over history. We meet some of the notable people who used books to heal and support our mental and physical health. Sources -Words Arts Collage by Peggy Heller, Wikipedia
Eleanors 'Going Medieval' blog
German archeologists reconstruct per ramessus here:
In this episode I interview Clare Walters, Focused Mindfulness practitioner about how her social enterprise is offering free support to Yorkshire carers and social care staff. We discuss mindfulness, building an emotional toolbox, self help books, vulnerability and the beauty of summer Swallows. To access the AS Wellbeing team: https://aswellbeing.co.uk/support-for-carers/ to train with AS and Clare's team: https://www.absolute-specialists.co.uk/recovering-from-covid-we-are-recruiting/
I interview poet Halima about her community based poetry groups, the fiction characters that inspire her and how the written word helps Halima with her own mental health. The writing group in Wakefield mentioned can be contacted on facebook @besocialious. Poem featured 'Orange' by Wendy Cope. You can find us on Facebook at Words In Mind Kirklees.
I got together via a Zoom call to introduce Noel, who is a professional storyteller, educator and Biodanza tutor. We discuss the power of stories, optimism and pessimism, inspiring teachers and the many ways we can care for ourselves during this time of uncertainty.
Join Emma and Erica as we meet the seductive spy Poet of the 17th Century England, Andrew Marvell and the Welsh Supertramp poet W.H Davies, who knows a thing a two about how to how to spend a lazy day. To round this episode off, one of the Words in Mind team Noel- best known for his tuneful Denby Dale sessions - plays us an acoustic cut of a classic, 'Your Song'.
In this episode, I share a reading from Tolkiens book ' The Hobbit' as Bilbo bravely deals with his fear. I'll also share two poems about good days and bad days, and invite you to join me in a book based grounding exercise.
Books featured in this episide: Ursula Fanthorpe Safe as House 1995, Peterloo Press. Hope by Emily Dickinson. Weight by Jeanette Winterson, one of Canongates Myth series https://canongate.co.uk/collections/the-myths/ Mythos by Stephen Fry https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/307/307476/mythos/9781405934138.html. Wild Embers by Nikita Gill https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34253376-wild-embers