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Previous Me Time Events

Here are a list of the previous 'Me Time' Sessions that have already been run by Carers Wales.

If you would like to request we run one of these sessions again or have your own idea for what would make a great 'Me Time' session for you, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Wednesday 5th August - 3 pm: Virtual Walk of the Chichen Itza Pyramids, Mexico

Come together to have a virtual tour of Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world, and then discuss the wonders of the site with others. Lose yourself in the majesty of the great pyramids and the ancient Mayan empire

The video tour will last approximately 35 minutes and the discussion will be straight afterwards.


 Friday 7th August - 10 am: Seated Yoga with Paul Selvey

Join renown yoga expert Paul Selvey for a 60 minute seated yoga session to exercise and relax.

Pauls seated Yoga class is for all ages and levels, from children to older people, and strong gym goers to wheelchair users. It aims to energise, mobilise, strengthen and flex the entire body with meditative movement and finish with a beautiful guided meditation.


Saturday 8th August - 3 pm: Orchestra Vitae

Come and join us for an afternoon of music with violinist, Fiona Gibbs and cellist, Mark Walkham.

We’ll start our afternoon with a hello and welcome, Mark and Fiona will tell us a little bit about themselves and their instruments.  They will then play for us for about 20 minutes, this will be followed by a discussion on how music is great for our mood and mental health. We’ll round the afternoon off with a sing-a-long and a short Q&A session.

This session will be approximately 60 minutes.


Monday 10th August - 10 am: 'Mindfulness Mike'

Start your week in a positive fashion and lose yourself for an hour of mindfulness meditation with 'Mindfulness' Mike. 

This session will be approximately 60 minutes.


Friday 14th August - 2.30 pm: Life After Lockdown with Abbie Fish

Join Self-Care coach Abbie Fish who has prepared a course especially designed for the post-lockdown world that we are all slowly emerging. 

In the session, we will reflect on and find gratitude in the positives that have come from our own experiences of lockdown, and we will use our reflections to be intentional in creating our own best version of our 'new normal' lifestyle.

This session is approximately 90 minutes


Tuesday 18 August - 7.30 pm: Conscious Leadership with Chantal Burns

The secret to feeling calm, happy and resilient in turbulent times

What if feeling calm or peaceful is always available to you, no matter what? And what if you could more easily connect to your deepest wellbeing regardless of the circumstances you might find yourself in?

Chantal will run a taster session where she will share with you the ONE thing that gets in the way of feeling calm, peaceful or resilient and she will also spend time listening and finding out what would be helpful for you in terms of your own wellbeing and resilience, so she can tailor her forthcoming sessions to your needs.


Wednesday 12th August - 4 pm: Ffestiniog Railway : Drivers Eye View

Experience the beautiful trip up the Ffestiniog Railway through the glorious Snowdonia National Park as seen by the driver of the train itself. Enjoy with others and discuss the trip and your own experiences of Snowdonia.

This video will last approximately 48 minutes and the discussion will have straight afterwards.


Thursday 27th August - 9 pm: Bingo!

Join the Carers Wales team for our first late night carers session and have a game or two of Bingo. £5 Amazon voucher for the line and £20 for the full house!


Friday 4th September: 2 pm: Motown session with Jacky Webbe

Come and listen (and perhaps sing along!) to some popular Motown, Soul and other classic music hits.

Run by one of our Carers Wales members, Jacky Webbe, who along with being a carer is also a professional singer and choir leader.


Friday 4th September - 7.30 pm: Guided Imagery and Meditation with Ella Titman Tamari

However your week turned out to be, whatever is ahead, this get together will offer you the opportunity to relax and renew in the here and now.

This session will include opportunities to speak, listen and explore the possibility of taking a break in the flow of life, regardless of what is going on


Wednesday 9th September - 9 pm: Virtual tour of Machu Pichu

Come on another journey with us and explore Machu Picchu, a mysterious Inca city that had a population of between 500-1,000 people, occupied and abandoned over a 100 year period. No one knows for sure what its purpose was or why is was abandoned. At 8,000 feet above sea level, it's an incredible sight to behold!


Friday 11th September - 2 pm: Mindfulness with 'Mindfulness Mike'

End your week in a positive fashion and lose yourself for an hour of mindfulness meditation with 'Mindfulness' Mike.

This session will be approximately 2 hour session


Friday 18th September - 2pm: A reading with Penny Wincer

Penny is the author of Tender: The imperfect art of caring. She has twice been a carer - to her mother while she was a teenager and now to her son who is autistic and has learning difficulties.

Penny will share some readings from the book touching on grief, expectations, self compassion and joy and you’ll be invited to share your own experiences on the topics throughout the session.


Friday 18th September - 4.30 pm: Flower Crown Workshop with Anita from Lush Blooms

Join us for an early evening with Anita from Lush Blooms who will show us step by step, how to make a Flower Crown.

Once you register all the materials will be sent out to you in plenty of time before the session so that you can just sit down or stand, relax and join other carers to create a beautiful scented crown that will be yours to treasure.


Wednesday 23rd September - 3.30 pm: Express yourself through writing

Take your mind off the pandemic and find your inner voice by channelling your artistic side.

Join Fiona and Susan from the Open Book project team at Goldsmiths (University of London) for one of their fun and interactive creative writing and poetry workshops.

No writing experience required. The session will last for 90 minutes


Thursday 24th September - 9 pm: Bingo

Join the Carers Wales team for a game or two of Bingo. £5 Amazon voucher for the line and £20 for the full house!


Sunday 27th September - 3pm: An afternoon Richard and Adam

'Mae Gofalwyr Cymru yn falch iawn o gyhoeddi bod Richard & Adam wedi cytuno i gynnal 45 munud sesiwn Zoom am ddim o’r enw 'Amser i mi' gyda ni ar gyfer gofalwyr di-dâl ar Dydd Sul 27 Medi am 3pm. Byddant yn canu rhai o'u hoff ganeuon ac yn sgwrsio â'u cynulleidfa

Carers Wales are very pleased to announce that Richard and Adam have agreed to do a free 45 minute Zoom Me Time session for unpaid carers with us on Sunday 27th September at 3pm. They will sing some of their favourite songs and chat with their audience.


Thursday 1st October - 7pm: Confidence session with Caroline Davies

Come and join us for this first of a series of 4 sessions we’ll be running over the few months with Caroline Davies.

Caroline has been coaching since 2005 helping to empower individuals by helping them make, meet and exceed their goals/objectives however small in both their private and individual life.

Confidence, needs and wants is our first session. We will look at what confidence means to you, how to increase your confidence and self belief.


Monday 5th October - 1pm: Managing your Mind - Anger

Join us for a 2-hour session on Anger Management, with SURE for Mental Health, where we will look at what makes us angry, signs of anger, triggers to anger, how we can diffuse situations and the importance of self-care. By the end of the session you will be able to describe, recognise and identify what makes you or the person you care for angry and identify early warning signs of aggression and how to deal with this.


Thursday 8th October - 11am: Pryder ar ol Cloi i lawr

Mae'r pandemig wedi cael effaith enfawr arnom ni i gyd mewn gwahanol ffyrdd. Fodd bynnag, mae rhai yn ein plith y mae hyn wedi creu pryderon mawr iddynt - yn gyntaf gyda'r cyfyngiadau a'r newidiadau y bu'n rhaid i ni eu gwneud, a nawr, wrth lacio'r cyfyngiadau, y newidiadau yr ydym yn eu hwynebu eto. Mae yna lefel o bryder sy'n cael ei deimlo ochr yn ochr â'r llacio hwn a'r gobaith yw, trwy'r weminar hon, y cawn gyfle i'ch helpu i fynd i'r afael â rhai o'r teimladau pryderus hynny, gan greu'r cyfle i chi archwilio'ch teimladau eich hun am y sefyllfa a beth mae'n golygu i chi.


Friday 9th October - 10.30am: Sensory Enrichment through Nature - Smell

Join us for a 60 minute session where we will be joined by Jodi Marshall from Small Woods, who will show us how plants in nature are related to smell, how to make a healing/scented balm and look at how smell connects you to nature.


Monday 12th October - 6pm: Mindfulness

It's easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future—and learning mindfulness can help. But what exactly is mindfulness?

It can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.


Wednesday 14th October - 2.30pm: Self Care

Please join us for our second session with Abbie Fish, we’ve already covered Life in Lockdown, this time we’ll reflect on how we really feel about, and the barriers to, taking care of ourselves as our first priority.

We all know we need to do it, but how? We'll chat about different ways to Self-Care for your mind, body and soul, that go deeper than the stereotypical self-care bubble bath!

You'll be guided to explore the most supportive self-care for you as an individual, so that you can enjoy a healthier, happier lifestyle (which overflows to those you
care for).

Abbie is a Self-Care Coach who supports people to put their own health and happiness first, for the benefit of themselves AND their loved ones.

In a society that has brought us up feeling that Self-Care is selfish, Abbie believes that a Self-First approach is win-win and actually essential for our collective health. Abbie offers 121 Coaching and Self-Care sessions which are relaxed, informal and have a focus on discovering what works for you as an individual.


Wednesday 21st October - 1pm: Vegetarian Cooking Demo

We look forward to a series of demos and talks with Roving Chef Claire Bannerman from Vegetarian For Life. Claire has a love for vegetarian food that led to her studying Food Processing at Glasgow College of Food Technology here she began her culinary journey into food manufacturing, development and food safety training. Hungry for more knowledge on the influence of food on our wellbeing, Claire went on to become a REHIS accredited tutor and a Healthy Living Award Assessor.

For national baking week, we have a vegan baking demonstration. Vegetarian for Life will introduce their Vegan Baking Guide and give you hints and tips on making tasty egg and dairy free cakes.


Thursday 22nd October - 3pm: Post Lockdown Anxiety

The pandemic has had a huge impact upon us all in differing ways. However, there are some amongst us for whom this has created great anxieties - firstly with the lockdown and the changes we had to make, and now with the easing of lockdown, the changes we are facing again. There is a level of anxiety that is being felt alongside this easing and it is hoped through this webinar we will have the opportunity to help you address some of those anxious feelings, whilst allowing you the opportunity to explore your own feelings about the situation and what it means to you.

This is a 2 hour session


Thursday 22nd October - 8pm: Craft for Wellbeing Session with Lora Morgan

Dream catcher

During this workshop we will be creating a dreamcatcher by using vintage doilies. We will be creating a totally unique dreamcatcher, unlike any you’ve seen before. These delicate decoration is prefect to hang in your bedroom or living room.


Thursday 29th October - 9pm: Bingo night

Eyes down for our third Bingo session and play some games with us.
Prizes range from £5 amazon voucher a line to £20 amazon voucher for a full house – come and join the fun!

This session is for 60 minutes


Friday 30th October - 7pm: Sleep Therapy with Nicola Armstrong-Pruce

Nicola will welcome you in taking the first steps in moving forwards towards a more full filling night’s sleep, she will look at sleep issues, whatever they may be, which can be discussed, acknowledged, accepted and addressed.

Lack of sleep can cause everyday frustrations, come along, and learn how to break free of habits that no longer serve you.

Nicola is a fully qualified, experienced counsellor with a strong person-centred base, warm, compassionate, and accepting of whatever you choose to bring to the session. Nicola is passionate about her work and genuinely cares for her clients.

Nicola is very skilled in picking up on what is not said, which can be more important than what is said.

This session is for up to 2 hours.


Wednesday 4th November - 7pm: Stress with Caroline Davies

Come and join us for our second in the series of 4 sessions we are running over the next few months with Caroline Davies.

Caroline has been coaching since 2005 helping to empower individuals by helping them make, meet and exceed their goals/objectives however small in both their private and individual life.

Stress: In this session we will be looking at trigger points and what techniques to use that can become new habits that can be used to alleviate our own individual levels. Understanding our thought process and gaining a new insight in stress management.

Please make sure you bring along a pen and paper to take notes on this session.

Caroline will be running a further 2 sessions for us on anxiety and panic and assertiveness. Please keep an eye on our Me Time website for these dates.


Thursday 5th November - 4pm: Bwytau'n Iach

Croeso ichi ,fe fyddai yn cael sgwrs hamddenol am fwytau’n iach yn cynnwys gwybodaeth am y canllaw bwytau’n iach - ffrwythau, llysiau, carbohydrad, protin, braster a gwybodaeth am siwgwr sydd mewn bwyd a diod” gyda Anwen, Ymarferydd Cynorthwyol Dietegydd Iechyd y Cyhoedd.


Monday 9th November - 7pm: Sesiwn Ymlacio trwy Ddawns a Symudiad / Relaxation through Dance and Movement session

Rydym yn credu bod pawb yn gallu dawnsio ac yn parhau i ddadlau’r manteision o ddawns i’n cymunedau o fewn y cyd-destun twf personol, iechyd a lles cymdeithasol, rhyngweithio cymdeithasol a chymunedol a hunaniaeth ddiwylliannol.

Bydd y sesiwn yn defnyddio symud a dawns ysgafn i gerddoriaeth i helpu cyfranogwyr teimlo’n ystwyth, i ymlacio ac i fwynhau. Bydd cyfranogwyr yn gallu cymryd rhan yn eistedd mewn cadair neu yn sefyll. Bydd y sesiwn yn addas i bobl o bob oedran a gallu. 

We believe that anybody can dance and strive to advocate the benefits of dance to our communities within the context of personal growth, health and social well-being, social and community interaction and cultural identity.

The session will use light dance and movement to music to help participants feel more supple, help them to relax and to enjoy themselves. Participants will be able to take part sitting in a chair or standing. The session will be suitable for all ages and abilities

This will be a bi-lingual session open to all carers across Wales come and join us to find out more.

This session is for one hour.


Wednesday 11th November - 3.30pm: Managing your Mind - Assertiveness

Join us for session 3 with Sure for Mental Health trainer, Jennie Dowsell.

Assertiveness can be defined in a multitude of ways: it is a state of mind, a mode of behaviour, and a communication technique combined into one. Mastering assertiveness can be the key to unlocking confidence, improving communications and conflict resolution, getting respect from others, and it can lead to a better quality of life. By the end of this 2-hour webinar you will be able to define assertiveness and outline the differences between assertiveness, passivity and aggression; look at the barriers to assertiveness; and learn new methods and skills to become more assertive. There will also be a chance to give this a go!


Thursday 12th November - 4pm: Craft for Wellbeing Session with Lora Morgan

Felting

In the felting workshop we will be learning both the wet felting technique and needle felting, to create a beautiful landscape out of wool. This is a lovely, therapeutic process with wonderful results for you to frame in your home or give as a gift. You are welcome to bring your own photo for reference (such as your favourite place, beach, mountain or garden) or you can create an imaginative landscape.

This session is for up to 2 hours

Saturday 14th November - 2pm: Mindfulness Session

It's easy to get caught up in a pattern of swirling thoughts—thinking about a laundry list of things that need to be done, ruminating on past events, or could-be situations of the future—and learning mindfulness can help. But what exactly is mindfulness?

It can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.

This will be a 2 hour session but please feel free to join us for the first or second hour or both.


Monday 16th November - 1pm: Self-esteem and Kindness

Join us for session 4 with Sure for Mental Health trainer, Jennie Dowsell.

This one-hour webinar introduces the concept of self-esteem and what impacts our self-esteem. We also explore the act of being kind to yourself and the positive impact this can have on your self-esteem, and we look at techniques to help with this. We also discuss how kindness to others can be beneficial to both our own self-esteem, and other people’s, at the same time.


Wednesday 18th November - 1pm: Vegetarian Cooking Demo

Festive Treats, we will cook a range Christmas dishes and crowd pleasers
We look forward to a series of demos and talks with Roving Chef Claire Bannerman from Vegetarian For Life. Claire has a love for vegetarian food that led to her studying Food Processing at Glasgow College of Food Technology here she began her culinary journey into food manufacturing, development and food safety training. Hungry for more knowledge on the influence of food on our wellbeing, Claire went on to become a REHIS accredited tutor and a Healthyliving Award Assessor.

This is a 1 hour session.


Thursday 19th November - 7.30pm: Crefft er Lles /’ Craft for Wellbeing – Weaving/ Gwehyddu

Mae gwehyddu yn broses hynafol ac mae’n dal i gael ei ddefnyddio’n ledled y byd. Yn ystod y sesiwn hwn byddai’n dysgu gwehyddu basig, drwy greu ‘loom’ ein hunain ag gwehyddu patrymau neu dirlun syml. Fe welwch eich hun yn llonyddu drwy'r broses feddylgar yma.

Weaving is a very ancient process and is still used widely around the globe. During this session I will teach you the basics of weaving, creating our own loom and later weaving a simple pattern/landscape. You will find yourself getting lost in this calming and mindful process.

This will be a 2 hour bi-lingual session

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED


Friday 20th November - 2.30pm: Sensory Enrichment through Nature - Taste

Today we will be identifying plants and will look at how to make spiced hawthorn syrup.


Sunday 22nd November - 2pm: Motown session with Jacky Webbe

Jacky Webbe first paid tribute to Diana Ross on "Stars in Their Eyes". Since then she has been travelling nationally and internationally paying tribute to the first lady of Motown. Her portrayal is said to be "second to none" and her reputation and professionalism have grown and precede her wherever she goes.

Join us with Jacky for an hour of Motown and Tributes to her icons, requests can be taken on the day.

This is a one hour session.

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