Radical Self-Care for activists

16 June 2019


Venue: Second Home 68, Hanbury Street Spitalfields, London E1 5JL

Organiser: Richard Jones

Richard Jones as a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor with over ten years experience in mental health. He has worked in prisons, mental health supported accommodation, higher education and a hospice. He currently runs his own private practice in Dalston and runs in-house mental health training for organisations.

We live in a time of crisis and great tension.

Many activists experience heightened emotions during protest, and energy crash after the event. It’s easy to feel burnt out or overwhelmed.

How can we fight for a cause without it harming us psychologically?

This workshop will be facilitated by two experienced integrative psychotherapists who will hold a space of support and confidentiality in which you can share how your activist experiences might have impacted your mental and emotional wellbeing.

You will be resourced with information on how our neurophysiology responds to the stimulation of activism and we will focus on how to better manage moments where we might feel overwhelmed.

There will also be some space to reflect on how the way we relate to ourselves interacts with how we operate as activists. More simply: how might our internal struggles hinder our activism? How can we use healthy ways of relating to ourselves to support our activist work?

Finally, we will explore ways in which we might further integrate experiences of activism into our everyday life.