Mindful Walk for Inspire
Sunday 20th August 2017 from 10:30am

Bangor to Holywood

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I am passionate about removing the stigma from mental health. I suffered from depression for many years before turning my life around with a daily practice of meditation and Reiki. Over the years I have worked with many clients who suffer from mental health issues including stress, anxiety and depression.

I have friends who are affected by mental health issues and I know of several people who have been through the trauma of losing someone to suicide - including my own family. Mental health is therefore something close to my heart and I wanted to organise this walk for several reasons: -

1.To raise awareness of mental health issues - it is OK to talk about what is going on in your head. It is time to remove the stigma associated with mental health problems.

2. To demonstrate the power of mindfulness as a tool for relaxation and stress management.

3. To raise much needed funds for a local mental health charity, Inspire (formerly Niamh).

The walk will be taking place on Sunday 20th August, leaving from the Pickie Park area in Bangor, County Down at 10:30 a.m. and heading to Holywood along the beautiful coastal path. 

You can walk as far as is comfortable for you. Some people may wish to bring their children and/or their dogs and therefore may only want to walk as far as Crawfordsburn and back. For the more adventurous or fit, why not go the whole way to Holywood and perhaps even enjoy some refreshments at the Dirty Duck! You can then choose whether to walk back or jump on the train to save your tired feet!

Being mindful along the way, please take time to notice the view from the path, the smell of the salt in the air, the sound of the sea and wildlife ... being totally present as you walk will help to reduce stress levels and allow you to relax and feel a deep sense of peace.

How to get involved ...

1. Donate via the Just Giving page here. Please note that no cash can be collected on the day so all donations must be made in advance via the Just Giving page. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

2. Click here to register your details and to claim your voucher for taking part - please note your voucher will be sent to you within 48 hours of registration. Please ensure you have saved to your contacts to prevent the voucher ending up in your spam folder.

Everyone who donates and who registers for the walk by using the above link will receive a small gift - I am offering a half price session of your choice at Rocks n Rituals. Choose from Reiki, Crystal Healing, Reflexology or Life Coaching. The voucher is valid from 21.08.2017 to 31.12.2017 for single use.

Thank you.