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Time for Mindful Solitude 

Explore Solitude



Thursday 12th May 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Facilitator: Dr Poonam Madar


Solitude
It is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the official theme is loneliness; something that affects many if not all of us at one time or another. We know that loneliness is marked by a sense of isolation. Solitude, on the other hand, is a state of being alone without being lonely; and yet it is often the case that these two terms are used interchangeably.
 
This session explores the theme of solitude; and how it can be used for reflection, self-discoveries and enjoyment of some kind. In a fast-paced world, solitude can help us to cultivate a sense of peace and contentment. Using visual and written prompts, you will be guided through a series of writing activities built on the attitude that solitude is a time that can be used to celebrate the richness of our inner world; thus reminding us that solitude has the power of joyfully replenishing us—today, tomorrow, and always.
 

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About the Facilitators:

Dr Poonam Madar is a writer, sociologist, visual methodologist, consultant, and life coach. After winning a scholarship at the University of Warwick, Poonam went on to graduate with a PhD in Applied Social Studies. Her research includes the use of arts based methods to explore themes of identity, culture, difference, and belonging. Poonam specialises in Visual Methodologies, Qualitative Research, and the Sociology of Emotions. She writes on social issues and factors that influence the human condition. Poonam has over 20 years of extensive experience in the world of teaching and learning, having taught across universities in and around London, including having been the only woman to be nominated as Lecturer of the Year in her Law Department (2018). For two years (2017-2019), Poonam was a Sprint coach and mentor; an immersive personal development programme that aims to inspire and empower women in achieving their goals. She has a proven track record of delivering innovative and engaging education and wellbeing seminars and workshops. Poonam is the owner and founder of Working Warrior and through her company she promotes, encourages, and facilitates personal development and growth.