THE SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY: SELF-CARE & WELLBEING EVENTS
With the festive furore jingling its way onto the horizon, it’s important to keep relatively calm, in order to carry on. Minimising your stress levels and spending a little bit of time on self-care can work wonders for your immune system and keep us in fine fettle over the next few weeks. The a peek at our pick of the best wellbeing events taking place in Surrey this November.
WALKING BASKETBALL / EVERY WEDNESDAY / SURREY SPORTS PARK, GUILDFORD
Have you ever considered improving your well-being with a spot of Walking Basketball? Walking Basketball provides low-impact, cardio exercise, incorporating constant brisk walking. It improves fitness and is mentally challenging. Playing as part of a team brings a sense of camaraderie, which is fun and rewarding. Led by BBL team Surrey Scorchers, head for Surrey Sports Park to meet and play with new people and have lots of fun!
For more information, visit surreyscorchers.co.uk
MAKE A TERRARIUM WITH TERRAPY / NOVEMBER 11 / SOLAR SISTERS, GUILDFORD
Solar Sisters in Guildford host regular events at their eco-conscious store in Guildford, and one such meeting may be just what your well-being needs this month. Take to the craft table and get creative as you’re led by the team at Terrapy by making a Terrarium. Beautiful closed tropical ecosystems, the water and nutrients are recycled continuously, making them a very low-maintenance way to bring thriving tropical plants into your home. Creating and looking after a terrarium are activities that invite you to take a break from the fast-paced nature of day-to-day life to slow down and mindfully engage with nature.
For more information, visit solarsisters.uk
MINDFEST / NOVEMBER 18 / DORKING HALLS
Mindfest 2023 is back at Dorking Halls this month. Helping empower people and provide information to understand better how to prevent and address poor mental health and look after our well-being. Topics covered include Neurodiversity, gender, sexuality, menopause, men’s mental health, trauma, and more. Join in with panel discussions, conversations, talks, workshops, short films, activities, and information on support available. Event highlights include an intro to breath work session, sound bath session, live performances, silent disco and much more.
For more information, visit dorkinghalls.co.uk
MEDITATIONS FOR MANAGING STRESS AND BUILDING RESILIENCE / NOVEMBER 25 / FARNHAM MALTINGS
Meditation is an effective tool for managing stressful situations and providing ways to gain inner peace and reboot yourself mentally. Tapping into the power of Buddhist meditation, you can discover various methods to build your inner resilience and increase your capacity to react well to challenges. Book now to learn about the tools that can help you to face life with increased mental strength, resilience and confidence.
For more information, visit farnhammaltings.com
LONDON GEM & MINERAL SHOW / NOVEMBER 25 – 26 / SANDOWN PARK, ESHER
Wisdom on Wellness is excited to present the first-ever London Gem & Mineral Show, which will be taking place at Sandown Park Racecourse. Featuring a marketplace of gem and mineral sellers, expect expert talks on the power of gemstones and how they might benefit your Wellness.
For more information, visit thegemandmineralshow.com
SOUND BATH & SKETCH / NOVEMBER 28 / WATTS GALLERY ARTISTS’ VILLAGE, COMPTON
Immerse yourself in a meditative sound landscape followed by mindful sketching in the atmospheric setting of the historic gallery. Bring a blanket, settle in and relax for a journey into the soothing sounds of gongs and traditional Himalayan singing bowls. As the sound frequencies wash over you, feel the pace slowing and achieve a state of deep relaxation. Following this restorative practice, you will be invited to respond to the colours and rhythms you notice within the surrounding artwork through mindful sketching or writing. A selection of fruit and herbal teas will be available. Book now for bliss.
For more information, visit wattsgallery.org.uk