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HOW: Dawn welcomes you into her pod to chat with her one-on-one: with words or without words, ask questions or offer ideas; make something together or just sit in silence. We can have a conversation that is comfortable for both of us.
HOW: Take a walk with Debra and see what it’s like for to walk down the street. Hear about her experience and have a chat eye-to-eye.
HOW: Choose your adventure; Greg will read his comic aloud to you. A great, personalized way to experience his art.
HOW: This conversation will challenge assumptions about what psychosis is. It will explore the relationship between mania, colour and altered states of awareness. Objects will be on hand to stimulate thoughts and connections.
HOW: One-to-one conversation over a warm footbath using native plants. Discuss the relationship between anxiety and the physical body as a finely tuned instrument of Biame (creator spirit) drawing on the healing properties of water, eucalyptus and sarsaparilla.
HOW: Keep your hands busy and your mind on-task with Katy. Hand-twist and wind strands of rope as you and Katy process your thinking by making.
HOW: Take a leisurely walk through the library with Malcolm. Confess the limitations of your knowledge and understanding in a safe space in which you can ask each other any questions on your mind, without necessarily looking for answers to them. You’ll feel better for it!
Lois Weaver – Drop-in only
HOW: Drop in for a ‘Porch Sitting’, where small, informal groups sit side-by-side with Lois on the steps of Customs House to ‘wonder’, observe, dream, or reflect upon the other Awkward Conversations you have had.
HOW: Start something new and overcome your mental block. James will take you through an exercise, making the first mark on a piece of paper.
HOW: Be has lived with anxiety all his life. How does he do it? Come and hear his experience. Share yours if you want to. Or just ask questions.
HOW: Ask Mitch about his time in jail, practical techniques of escapism, and life in the circus.
HOW: The S-word – Alessandro offers calm, level headed conversations about suicide. Let’s just say the word and see where it goes. To make this easier, ideas can be written or drawn on a large sheet of paper at the table. Put down anything you’ve always wanted to say or ask about suicide (and read what others leave behind).