I am very pleased to have been offered a space to do a eurythmy workshop at the National Conference for the British Stammering Association (BSA) from 31st August – 2nd September in Cardiff. The theme of my workshop is “Promoting social awareness and confidence through movement” and I intend to be working with social exercises that are both confidence-building and fun at the same time.
I got involved with the BSA through a good friend in London. I have had a stammer myself since childhood and have been finding ways of dealing with it in a positive and holistic way for 20 years. Since I came to Britain in 2001 I had no contact with other people who stammer, and was instead focusing on finding my way in a new country and work and life. When I started Eurythmy training I had a strong feeling that the social eurythmy exercises could be very helpful for other people who stammer as they work with flow in movement whilst at the same time opening up your space and meeting others in a non-verbal and non-threatening way. I then met my friend in London 6 years later through his wife (who I met through my crafts via Facebook) and because of that friendship and him urging me to join the BSA I am now finally able to offer this workshop.
Due to the size of the Association and the fact that many attendees will be offering talks or workshops the BSA is not able to pay workshop leaders or to offer free attendance at the conference, so I have to pay full conference fee and travel to Cardiff. I started a crowdfunder to help pay for the cost of going, you can see more of the story on the page.