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Derbyshire Autism Dialogue 2021

Autism Dialogue is coming to Derbyshire in 2021. The Dialogue sessions will take place on Zoom over six Fridays between 11am and 1pm. From Fri 26th Feb – sign up now

Please email Lucy.Herbert@derby.gov.uk for info and booking

Flier version 2 below (more details)

The project is open to anyone with a connection to Autism:

1.           Autistic people (18+)
2.           Close family members and carers of autistic people.
3.           Professionals working within the Autism community.
4.           Academics in autism.
5.           Must live or work in Derbyshire county.

This is a chance to have your voice heard and connect with others in the Autism community. This is a safe space to share your thoughts and experiences and will be an Autism friendly environment.

Each session will include:

1.           Check in – a chance to introduce yourself if you wish and find out who will be part of the Dialogue session (not compulsory)
2.           Dialogue – a slow paced opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences around Autism.
3.           Check out – a chance to reflect together about the discussion during the Dialogue (not compulsory).

The introductory presentation and interviews have already taken place so there is no need to take part in these. However, you will need to commit to as many of the Friday sessions as we form a safe, sharing community.

Please email Lucy.Herbert@derby.gov.uk for info and booking

Read more about Autism Dialogue here.

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Dialogue Without Words

Dialogue Without Words

Just being together, without speaking, quietly sitting.

Every Friday 5pm – 5.30pm (UK). Starts Fri 11th September 2020.
Join 15 minutes before the start if you wish.

Why should we meditate together?
Groups of people have come together to sit quietly since the beginning of humanity.  It is a very healthy activity. We honour the silence of life as we sit, bringing our special thinking spaces and where each of our most personal, inner experiences live, which cannot ever be described or shared with words.  By sharing the silence we are supported by each other in our personal thoughts and reflections and we benefit from our community of human fellowship.

What will happen and what should I do?
Join the Zoom room between 4.45pm and 5pm.
The link is below if you are logged in. A soft bell will ring at 5pm and again at 5.30pm. I will do prayer hands, which is a physical salutation to the divine within each of us. You can see others (and they can see you if your camera is on) but once you’ve had a look who else is present, I encourage you to:

– Remain alert but relaxed, (not slouching or sleeping).
– Close your eyes or soften a downward gaze, to lessen any distractions and tune in to how you feel.

There are countless meditation techniques but it is enough to just rest in awareness in our group. After some time observing your thoughts they can get quieter and deeper.

Join the Zoom Room Now
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87478758883

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Infinity

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