Boutique Event in Glitzy Harrogate

World of Wellness and Writing launches its first event. A boutique faird held in the elegant West PArk Hotel in Harrogate. There will be stalls showcasing nutritional advice and products to keep you focused, practices to help you recharge and find balance, experts in the field of fitness and posture, literary professionals and of course writing products and services.

WORLD OF WELLNESS AND WRITING LAUNCHES ITS FIRST FAIR

An elegant boutique fair to launch the wellness and writing events is being held in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate

This elegant affair is to be held in the beautiful hotel of West Park. It overlooks the open grounds of the Stray in the quintessentially English spa town of Harrogate. There will be stalls showcasing nutritional advice and products to keep you focused, practices to help you recharge and find balance, experts in the field of fitness and posture, literary professionals and of course writing products and services.

We’re on the Health and Wellbeing Show!!

You can discover new healthy lifestyle tips, writing materials/skills and attend mini workshops/presentation. It’s also an opportunity to find out what events and courses are coming up soon in your area. It is important to liaise and collaborate with your local community, both as an individual and a business. It is a very rewarding experience – both ways!

STOP! AND REFILL YOUR CREATIVE WELL

Do you work in a creative field? Are you a writer, author, poet, blogger, novelist, reporter…. or just have to write a lot of reports or marketing content at work? If so, how do you avoid burnout, keep your creative juices flowing, stay focused, become more productive, keep your energy levels up….? Don’t worry, at the World of Wellness and Writing, we have lots of tips and hacks to help you.

Being a writer does not involve musing barefoot through blossom-covered archways and pondering on the meaning of life as many think. The creative process is a demanding and often very draining experience.

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” ― Émile Zola.

As Zola says, it involves hard work. But to be a successful writer you also need several other key ingredients such as patience, passion, the ability to accept criticism, and so on. However, there is one fundamental ingredient required by writers that often goes unmentioned: Self Care.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF CARE

Self care is perhaps of the most important element in a creative person’s life. As we deplete ourselves of energy and constantly delve within to find new ideas, inspiration and drive, we need to look after ourselves. Sadly most of us don’t and we experience burnout or frustration.

Here at the World of Wellness and Writing we believe in promoting self care for all writers from healthy lifestyle choices to ideas for refilling your creative well.

Come visit our fascinating stalls and uncover the secrets to uplevel your writing… or just gentle and inviting ways to improve your wellbeing.

THE VENUE: WEST PARK HOTEL

Our boutique event is free to all and designed to inspire you to write and find a self care routine that works for you.

Venue for our first boutique fair

Just go through the front entrance fo the West Park Hotel overlooking the Stray and make your way to the back of the building to the private dining room. Wheelchair access.

Line-up of speakers + workshops

10am-11am
Susanna Lewis (aka A Yorkshire Girl) Writing as a form of therapy
11am-12pm
Promoting Yorkshire Authors – helping you from idea to published book
12pm-1pm 
Calligraphy Harrogate (workshop with Helen and Jools)
1pm-2pm
Martine Moorby (Reiki Master, EFT, spiritual health)
2pm-3pm
Meditation with Lou – join this relaxing session + feel the benefits
3pm-4pm
Kate Bunney: Young Living Essential Oils + Magnetix – improved wellbeing

We look forward to hosting many more such events, so keep a look out near you. Is your town ready for a World of Wellness and Writing Fair? Please write and let me know: Francesca Hepton (Founder)

Community Wellness

Success through wellbeing

It is important to look at your personal wellness, which by now I am sure most of you are aware of (an holistic approach to your personal wellbeing, making sure you are looking after you mental, physical, spiritual, occupational and emotional health). But also I would like to introduce you to your “community wellness” and how you can draw on the resources from your local town to help you and vice-versa. How you as a writer can help your community.

six dimensions of community wellness

A space to celebrate the wellness possibilities offered in your local community.

To achieve holistic wellness, we need our surroundings to support our efforts of personal wellbeing. The ideal environment will promote our physical and mental health. It will also offer room for our growth whilst ensuring our sense of safety and security. The 6 wellness dimensions of mental health, physical wellbeing, spiritual wellbeing, positive lifestyle, the environment and security all need to be supported and promoted in your local community or town.

THE SIX DIMENSIONS OF COMMUNITY WELLNESS
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I am fortunate enough to live in Harrogate, what I consider to be the first Kintalini Town. A place of healing, harmony and happiness where everything finds its balance to promote community wellness.

“Personal wellness must be supported by community wellness.”

At this site, we celebrate Harrogate’s understanding and support for the 6 essential pillars of community wellness. Explore and discover if your town is a Kintalini Town:

Your Go-To hub for wellness events, fitness clubs and spa breaks in Harrogate

Here is what is currently going on in our town

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People from all over the world have been coming to visit the spa town of Harrogate for the healing powers of its waters. It has a long tradition and wealth of experience in offering just the right treatments and retreats, making Wellness Events and Spa Breaks in Harrogate a truly magical and special experience – perfect for your personal wellness program.

Some of Harrogate’s Wellness Warriors

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Stopping the Bullies

Anti-bullying week is a fabulous campaign to help make our children’s start in life as safe and  enjoyable as possible

By getting involved as a writer, not only are you helping the lives of our future generation, but you are also forging crucial and long lasting partnerships with your local schools and and businesses It is a very enriching and rewarding experience.

Mental wellbeing

Feeling happy is an essential part of mental wellbeing as it provides a premise for our self-confidence and self-esteem to grow. Being more mindful and aware of others and their feelings is another key factor in a child’s personal development and wellbeing – whether they are the victim of bullying or the bullies themselves.

What better way to get this message across during anti-bullying week than with an uplifting fun book full of vibrant images and a fun story!!

anti-bullying weekMaster Hudson from the AEGIS Martial Arts ACADEMY at the back with Yr 1 to Y6 pupils from Rossett Acre

Children in Harrogate’s schools are already learning these key tools. Likewise, wellness warrior Master Hudson is driving the message home with his fun, inspirational and powerful assemblies. This year he had the added benefit of one of my books “Jack’s Roar”, specially designed around Master Hudson’s 5 reigning principles of how to deal with bullies:

  1. Avoid the Bully: AVOID situations by walking away
  2. Block the Bully: BLOCK the bully by asking for help
  3. Divert the Bully: DEFLECT the situation by laughing
  4. Evade the Bully: STAND up to the bully, stand tall, look them in the eye
  5. Fight back: ATTACK by using a loud voice and powerful language
Anti-bullying assembly at Rossett Acre Primary School
First of all, pupils at Rossett Acre Primary School enjoyed a thunderous presentation on how to beat bullying from Martial Arts Instructor Master Hudson. It was a fantastic event enjoyed by all. Even the teachers were enthused and swept up by Master Hudson’s wave of contagious energy. It was impossible not be as he commanded the children to stand up straight, push their shoulders back, have good eye contact, smile and share high-fives with the child next them whilst shouting: “You’re awesome!”

Anti-bullying week assembly is a roaring success!

It was clear that the subject of bullying is close to Master Hudson’s heart because he delivered his Bully-Busting tips with great fervour and passion. Praise must also be extended to the children at Rossett Acre Primary School. These bright little buttons were extremely well behaved and very receptive, attentive and insightful on the subject of bullying. As a result there was no shortage of volunteers to help Master Hudson at the front. Furthermore, it was a pleasure to see that the staff at Rossett Acre had taught the children extremely well on how to be respectful and courteous. Even one of the youngest children was able to provide a clear definition of what bullying is:
“Being nasty and unkind to someone every day.”
They understood the difference between bullying and physical harm, which is commendable.

The biggest takeaway from Master Hudson’s anti-bullying week assembly:

Their ability to recite my favourite of Master Hudson’s 5 bully-busting tips “EVADE” was incredibly moving as they chanted in unison:
“Stand tall! Head up! Shoulders back! Good eye contact! Smile!”
Finally the children enjoyed a reading of the book Jack’s Roar by local author Francesca Hepton. The children were roaring along with Jack as the book’s images appeared don the large whiteboard.

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Writer and Master come together to create a fun anti-bullying book for children: Jack’s Roar

 

These 5 levels of Bully-Busting Defence are a non-violent strategy based on the laws and rules of Martial Arts. The aim of the system is: “To be the best version of yourself”.
As Mrs Riley who organised one such event for anti-bullying week, said: “We could all learn something from this.”
The children walked out with their heads that little bit higher, their posture a little bit straighter and their smiles that little bit bigger. Mission accomplished. Let’s be awesome!
Jacks Roar

This book has been commissioned by MASTER JAMES HUDSON (Black Belt Instructor). It is part of his BULLY BUSTING campaign for children. Jack’s Roar reflects the 5 levels of defence promoted by Master Hudson’s teachings. The message provides children who are victims of bullying with a sound basis of support. This Bully Busting system is non-physical and promotes self-confidence. BUY YOUR COPY NOW! YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE IT!