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CAM­BER­LEY

Mau­reen said the evening, at St Mary’s Church in Park Road, Cam­ber­ley, pro­vided for many of ‘ Maslow’s Hi­er­ar­chy of Needs for Self’ phys­i­cal se­cu­rity, mu­sic.

She said: “I gave a short brief on and how our thoughts play themselves out in our health sta­tus. Our guests were in­vited to in­volve themselves in two sim­ple ex­er­cises – a breath­ing ex­er­cise to change neg­a­tive thoughts to more com­fort­able ones and a short ex­er­cise to en­cour­age fun – iden­ti­fy­ing – ac­tu­al­i­sa­tion, com­fort, food, com­pany and good things in their lives, writ­ing them down and then shar­ing them with others.

“The Com­mu­nity Chef, Robin van Crev­eld, brought enough pre­pared food for 80 peo­ple. These were amaz­ing veg­e­tar­ian dishes and very gen­tle on the palate. He plated up 20 serv­ings for peo­ple to take home, and these were very wel­come.

“Robin gave a speech about the short Man With A Pan course and its ob­jec­tives. Later, he en­tered into con­ver­sa­tion with our guests.

“Steve San­som, Se­nior Li­brar­ian with re­spon­si­bil­ity for rem­i­nis­cence work in Sur­rey, changed the pace in in­volv­ing peo­ple in iden­ti­fy­ing as­pects from the past. Lots of chat­ter and laugh­ter evolved.

“Our team were in full steam and cre­ated a re­laxed, sup­port­ive envi- ron­ment and Eric Glover pro­vided the mu­sic, with tunes from the past.”

As this was the end of this season’s events, eval­u­a­tion sheets were gath­ered in and the main strength was in the friend­ships within the group.

Mau­reen added: “As a plan­ner, this has re­in­forced my in­ten­tion to en­sure there is suf­fi­cient time in fu­ture ses­sions for peo­ple to talk with others ‘ in the same boat’.

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