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