The session kicked of with the housekeeping and then a short talk on emotional hygiene. This was followed by a short exercise on positivity.
Thereafter, Peter Warden from St Paul's Church, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill (whose connection is via our volunteer, Theresa) took over, performing a Sing-along (karaoke). Members were given lists of songs from which they chose songs. During this time, a wrapped parcel was passed around and at the stop of the music the holder was asked to open it following failed guesses at identifying the mystery object which turned out to be a table clock.
This was in tune with the day's learning point; time for a makeover to being more positive and happy. Interestingly, from a list of 31 songs, the 5 recommended were all chosen by members, confirming that those were their favourites!
- What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor
- It's a Long Way to Tipperary
- Que Sera Sera
- That's Amore
- You are My Sunshine
Richard was on hand to follow up with Yoga exercises and emphasised the need to continue to have a positive disposition , incorporating what he called happy yoga. Everyone participated in these exercises . The last few minutes were reserved for games. However, the ball throwing and passing was dropped after a few minutes and the remaining time was spent by Eleanor delivering a quiz on popular proverbs.
Dr Angela provided the Blood Pressure measuring service to members who desired it.
The session was attended by 39 members, 6 volunteers and Trustee, Dr Angela Parker.
Article written by session leader Annette
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