The Heartfulness Project Now Recruiting

  We are now recruiting for The Heartfulness Project.  Are you someone with experience of heart failure or a heart condition? Are you interested in helping us to understand how we can support people with heart conditions in the community to lead the best life possible?   This is a brilliant opportunity to input your […]

Weaving a New Story …..#sewmindful #sewamazing!

Session 8 of the Weaving a New Story project and the quilt is taking shape. No pictures yet as the group are still working hard on their creations (but it looks amazing). We are combining both the “snazzy” Japanese squares as well as the “process” squares. The latter being more interesting as they are a […]

@sewmindful at the Tate Exchange

Liz Finegold from the @sewmindful team will be at  the Tate Exchange next weekend. She will be displaying some of the preliminary work from the Weaving a New Story Project, and running two workshops that demonstrate the impact of this unique blend of sewing and mindfulness. When: Friday 31st  MARCH – Saturday 1st  APRIL 2017 12:00-17:00 Where: Tate […]

The Heartfulness Project

Happy to announce we are commencing The Heartfulness Project. This is a collaboration with Maya Campbell, who has contributed to an All Party Parliamentary Group report for Heart Failure and specifically commented on the psychological support necessary for those with heart failure. Read more about the Heartfulness Project Team here. More information about the study, supported by two MSc […]

@sewmindful symposium March 24th 2017

@sewmindful symposium On March 24th 2017 we have arranged a great panel of speakers and some lovely @sewmindful activities as a way to explore how textiles and mindfulness intersect in a way that can be particularly helpful for those suffering from low mood and poor mental health. If you are interested in mindfulness, creativity, textiles and […]

New Technologies for mindful awareness FOVOLAB Project

A very stimulating day with FovoLab and the amazing Tony Langford (Kinetica). Really pushing boundaries and exploring the edges of tech and thinking about how these applications can be used for health and well-being (rather than just porn and military applications!). Especially great work coming out of Ravansbourne, and some up and coming digital pioneers. I especially […]

Exploring Sashiko Stitch for the “Weaving a new story” project

In the design stage of the “Weaving a new story” project with @LizFinegold.  Exploring the Sashiko stitch for the Intention session.  With this stitch you get a chance to be fully present with the sewing activity. At the same time, you can begin to notice the intentions and decision making behind each movement.   Taking […]

Practitioner Well-Being: Health Visitors

    To Telford for the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference 2016. Sharing applied mindfulness techniques for health visitors to use to stay balanced and calm as they cope with increasing workload and stress.         Top Tips for Health Visitors 1) The Transitional Pause. Take a small pause to acknowledge the impact of your […]

Weaving a new story – mindfulness, textiles and post natal depression

Weaving a new story: a project investigating how mindful textile work can support mothers with post-natal depression is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of Neuroimaging and Liz Finegold, supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s. We are working with Cocoon Family Support  (who are sponsoring rooms and the crèche) to offer a group […]