The Lantern Initiative in conjunction with Darul Arqam presents:
A ladies event focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing
Wajeeha Amin – Wellbeing Expert & Life Coach
Rahmanara Chowdhury – Psychologist & Author
Leyla Hyda – Board Member, Life in My Days
Julie Lock – First Step DV, Domestic Violence Recovery
Sunday 17th February 2019
The Herongate Banqueting Hall
81 Herongate Rd
Light lunch and refreshments included.
•Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Trauma
•Stigma and Cultural Barriers to recovery
•Impact of Domestic Violence and Abuse
•Coping Mechanisms and Recovery Processes
•Communication and Emotion
•Mindfulness Taster session
•Inspirational life stories
•Panel Q&A session
(PLEASE NOTE STRONG THEMES OF DOMESTIC ABUSE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE WILL BE COVERED BY SOME OF OUR SPEAKERS AND MAY BE POSSIBLE TRIGGERS FOR SOME)
enquiries T: 07821574475
A llight lunch and refreshments are included.
Please note that children will not be allowed to the event due to the sensitive nature of the topics being discussed. (Babies under 1 will be allowed at the discretion of the organisers)
Booking is essential as tickets will not be sold at the door.
This event is open to all women who wish to understand mental health better, perhaps in order to help a loved one or to understand the issues in one’s own life, and also for those who are just needing uplifting, to hear from and engage with trained counsellors, life coaches and wellbeing experts.
There will be a panel Q&A session and a chance to network at the end.
Short bios on our guest speakers;
Wajeeha speaks and presents at events all over the UK, including at the recent Urban Muslim Woman Show in London. She is a Relationship coach and Wellbeing Expert. She takes a holistic approach to wellbeing that encourages self-belief and equips clients with the tools to continue unlocking their potential long after their sessions end. Much of Wajeeha’s coaching work is adapted to suit the needs of each client, incorporating personal and professional values in an engaging and effective way, utilising Psychotherapeutic counselling, Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to understand the connections between physical and mental wellbeing. Over the last 15 years Wajeeha has been a Finalist for Asian Women of Achievement for Work, and is an Ambassador for Women of The Future. She has worked in varied roles ranging from working within the NHS, social care and education settings, as well as in private practice.
Leyla is a Board Member for Life in My Days – she is a humanitarian and a survivor. Her journey through life has been a daily battle where she has self-taught to conquer each day. She is honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with different charities and help to not just highlight but bring out the stigma surrounding Mental Health and work together as a team to fight this battle of the mind. ‘It’s the broken ones with shattered hearts, whose souls are pierced with love… it’s the broken ones that I love’.
Julie is a survivor of domestic violence herself, also a trained facilitator of various Domestic Violence recovery and assertiveness programmes. She is the co-author of Sakeena tranquility DV recovery workshops, and also now the founder of FirstStepDV, providers of DV recovery and Assertiveness workshops/programmes.
Rahmanara has a Counselling background and has previously worked closely with victims of domestic abuse. She is the author of ‘Qawwamoon, Protectors and Maintainers’ published by Ta-Ha Publishers and her second book is based on a 6 week faith based DV recovery programme she developed, and is currently in press. Rahmanara has a Masters in Psychology and she is currently completing her PhD at Brunel University London where she has been awarded ESRC funding to research wider issues relating to DV within the UK Muslim community.
Rahmanara also works part time as a Research Associate for Nottingham Trent University where she has been working on research relating to preventing child sexual exploitation. She also often delivers workshops and seminars around domestic abuse and healthy relationships.
Come along and hear these amazing ladies speak with clarity about mental health issues.