Freedom of Mind Festival 2018 is HERE! We started this week long adventure with, well, exactly that! An afternoon on adventure! We collaborated with the Women’s Adventure Expo to put on the Adventure and Wellbeing event at Watershed. Missed the event?

Check out Katie’s thoughts on how it went…

We kicked off with an afternoon long event discussing wellbeing and adventure. Working again with WAE lots of different organisations and individuals shared the great projects happening across Bristol and the country. From cycling projects like Two’s company with life cycle to adventure expeditions for women escaping domestic violence from My Great Escape we heard about some incredible things.

An interesting talk followed from Dr Nathan Smith about his work with professor Emma Barratt at Manchester University on the links between adventure and wellbeing. A quick overview of their work demonstrated how much adventures (however big or small!) Can have a positive impact on our wellbeing.

Following this was a series of workshops, we joined Mark and Cat in discussing the barriers you might face to have an adventure, and the ways we can overcome these.

Together we came up with Top Tips to Mini Adventure Wellbeing:

• Stretch your stretch zone

• Know yourself and trust your instincts

• Give thanks to the universe

• It’s okay to be selfish and it’s okay to need people

• Trust the process

• Remember to enjoy the journey

And so wraps up day 1! For day 2, we’ve got an exciting photo-walk with Colin Moody through the streets of Stokes Croft and Montpellier. 

See you next time!


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