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5:30 pm17:30

M-ASK: Theatre techniques for stress, anxiety and depression

Stressed, anxious or depressed? M-ASK is a new 12-week programme that uses theatre techniques to help those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and other conditions affecting mental wellbeing. You don’t need any experience to take part, everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to the more experienced.

To take part in this free programme - which is funded by Dacorum Borough Council and Hertfordshire Public Health - you must be aged 11 or over and live within Dacorum borough.

When and where

  • The 12-week programme runs every Thursday between 15 September and 8 December 2016 (term time only)
  • Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Location: The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE

Each session will explore theatre techniques using masks and you will also have the opportunity to complete a Bronze Level Arts Award qualification.

Book a place

To express an interest in M-ASK, please fill out the online form here or telephone 01442 228181.

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12:30 pm12:30

Mindfulness at the Spring Centre Health and Wellbeing


Next session Friday 20th November

12.30pm – 3.00pm

This session offers an introduction to mindfulness techniques and exercises to improve wellbeing.

The Spring Centre offers an integrated and holistic approach to wellbeing, offering free support and opportunities for:

  • Those recently diagnosed, living with or recovering from a serious potentially life shortening illness
  • Their families, carers and friends
  • The community
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2:00 pm14:00

Breaking Bad Habits - Buddhist Meditation Event

Our bad habits are sources of suffering that often cause us to harm ourself and others. We can feel helpless to change but Buddha teaches that bad mental habits, known as delusions, are temporary distortions in our thinking. By putting these teachings into practice we can gain the power to overcome our bad habits, giving us inner freedom and peace of mind.

In this half-day meditation event we will learn to understand how and why we create compulsive patterns of behaviour in the first place and consequently how we can let go of them and create the meaningful and joyful life that we actually seek. Everyone is welcome.

For details & bookings, visit

Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre – registered charity no 1011646

Minimum age: 18

Entry price (public): £20

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10:30 am10:30

Symposium: Mindfulness in Music and Art

Information extracted from Barbican Events Sep 2015 brochure, for booking and more information, please visit the Barbican link here.

'Building on the Guildhall School's pioneering research and development on mindfulness, this symposium brings together artists and researchers to explore mindfulness in the arts: its practice and its potential.  Hear from the creative team of Lost in Thought and a selection of mindfulness practitioners, and find out more about the audience's experience and engagement in the opera.

Speakers include:

Rolf Hind Lost in Thought composer and Guildhall School professor
Frederic Wake-Walker Artistic Director of Mahogany Opera Group
Stuart King clarinettist and Artistic Director of CHROMA
Siwan Rhys pianist
Professor John Sloboda Guildhall School Research Professor

Tickets £20 (£15 concessions) plus booking fee

Lunch is provided as part of the day

Produced in partnership by the Guildhall School, Mahogany Opera Group and the Barbican'


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