Breaking Barriers: Healthy Minds Forum & Accessible Calderdale Unite to Improve Transport Accessibility
Our Link project has been working with a service user at the wonderful Willow's Nook in Todmorden, guided by the incredible Fran and Lotti. This monthly venture over the last quarter has been magical!
Week 1 - Finding Voice and Calm:
The participant learned how to use their voice when approaching the ponies. How to stay calm and move slowly. How the pony was feeling, and how to feed them.
Week 2 - Connecting with the Senses:
We focussed on our senses in the environment, wrote what we had captured, and shared our observations with the teams.
Week 3 - Into the woods:
Venturing into the woods with the ponies and dogs, and shared our collective experiences from the last couple of months.
Our participant expressed a desire for more time at Willow's Nook, a sentiment that has been relayed to the management and staff. The impact of this experience really resonated deeply with everyone involved.
As Carl G. Jung wisely said, "Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul."
View Simon's gorgeous snapshots below (you can click to enlarge).