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Wellness Compass Week 5 – Contemplation Station

Posted by Craig Morrow, 28th May 2020, 15:08pm

Wellness Compass is participatory community project that nurtures wellbeing. It is the people of Lincolnshire’s creative guide to nurturing wellbeing. Keeping our bodies and minds active, healthy and strong, together.

Week Five – Contemplation Station – NHS Step 5: Pay Attention to the Present Moment (Mindfulness)

Our inspiration for this project has come from the NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing and week five’s theme is Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is when we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings, our body and the world around us. Practices like meditation can help unlock innovation, for example, whilst a creative activity can quiet noisy thoughts that stops us from finding perspective. Indeed, being in the moment, captivated by a performance, or engaged in a creative task, is a really simple way of reaching mindfulness.

Certainly, paying attention to the present can help us to enjoy the things that we might have been taking for granted. And we hope that you will join us in turning to culture and creativity to enjoy the now.

To give you some inspiration the LPAC team have shared some examples on YouTube of how they are using culture and creativity to nurture their wellbeing, but this is just to get the ball rolling.

What we are really interested in is the approach of our community members. We want to hear your stories, hear and see creative adventures, and learn from your advice. For more information contact our producer Dawn Richmond-Gordon.

How to Submit

Submissions for Week Five – Contemplation Station open on Friday 29 May

Final Submissions will be on 1 July so don’t worry if you don’t manage to submit footage about how you use creativity to stay connected to us within the first 7 days .

Please record your footage in landscape following the guide available here.

Upload the content by following this link.

If under 13 years of age you must obtain a parent/guardian’s permission to take part in Wellness Compass and ensure they have read our Privacy Policy. At the start of end of the video this ask them to state to camera their full name, their relationship to you, your date of birth and that they consent to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre processing your submission in line with our Privacy Policy.

Please note by submitting video footage and/or images to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (University of Lincoln) you consent to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre using the video and/or images resulting from the photography or filming, and any reproductions or adaptations thereof, to document its activities for promotional purposes and for journalistic, academic, artistic and literary functions. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in creative projects, printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for further information on how we process Personal Data.

All video footage and/or images must be your own and not under the copyright of another person or organisation.