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Heart , Body & Mind Conversations, Living with a Long Term Health Condition

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Life turned upside down by health challenges? Explore how to ignite joy in the dark places by using movement based expressive arts

Heart, Body and Mind Conversations: Living with a Long Term Health Condition

Join Lian Wilson MSMT/MSME the Creative Director of Tamalpa UK for this online participatory workshop. Where we’ll be discussing the challenges and triumphs of living with long term health conditions and how the Tamalpa Life Art Process® can support navigating the lows and losses faced daily, highlighting creative movement resources to reclaim the feel good moments in life.

The event will share insightful conversations about managing your heart, body, and mind in the face of adversity.

Lian Wilson MSMT/MSME will present a few practical basic creative tools and Tamalpa strategies to help you navigate your health journey.

The session will offer an introduction to The Psychokinetic Imagery Process: A system for exploring the relationship between body, feeling and image/imagination by shifting between movement, drawing and dialogue.

No art or dance experience is necessary to attend.

The Tamalpa Life Art Process® can support quality of life and does not claim to be a cure.

Join us and connect with others who understand what it is like living with a long term health conditions, or caring/ working with loved ones who do.

Register now and be a part of our event for Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is a national festival celebrating the power of creativity and culture to improve our health and wellbeing.

The festival is a partnership between London Arts and Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance and runs from 20th – 26th May 2024.

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About the facilitator

Lian Wilson MSME/MSMT lives with a heart condition called SCAD Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection and has experienced Three SCAD Heart attacks, the first when she was 36 years old. She will speak to how creativity and having a movement practice has supported her in some of her darkest hours living with her health condition. The event will also show case how the Tamalpa Work has supported others living with Cancer, Aids, Addiction, Mental Health, Memory Loss and Cronic Pain.

Lian is the Creative Director of Tamalpa UK and established Tamalpa Practitioner. She has spent over 25 years working in the field of somatic movement, arts and health. Lian is a Master Somatic Movement Therapist MSMT and Master Somatic Movement Educator MSME with ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).

One of her core interests is in the development of health and wellbeing in individuals and diverse communities through the participation and education of the benefits of dance and movement based expressive arts, notably through the Tamalpa Life Art Process®. She has worked with the Kensington & Chelsea’s Mental Health Carers Support Network and with Folkestone Mind’s mental health wellbeing programme, facilitating Tamalpa Life Art classes.

Alongside Tamalpa UK Lian also worked with the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University as a Research Assistant from from 2012 – 2019. Notable projects were a 2-year collaboration with Green Candle Dance Company researching the benefits of dance for people with dementia and more recently researching ‘Dance to Health’, a falls prevention dance project commissioned by Aesop.

She had a key role in assisting Professors Stephen Clift and Paul M Camic in their role as editors of the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health and Wellbeing published in 2016.