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Making connections through creativity and conversation with the Craftimation Factory and House of Cultural Curiosity CIC, supported by the Big Lottery Fund and National Lottery Awards for All

Together with artists Lee Shearman, Janey Moffat and Sophie Shaw, I co-facilitated a series of creative workshops exploring how active listening and a coaching approach can be combined with creative making to positively impact people's wellbeing.

For the pilot phase of the project we worked with Seaview services for complex lives, based in St Leonards-on-Sea, U.K. and then, during the pandemic, with groups on Zoom. We developed a framework for the sessions that was flexible enough to respond to participants' interests and needs and to enable people to work at their own pace. Using the principles of coaching, we created a safe, trusted space that meant people were able to use collage as a medium to tell their stories and feel heard.

"I have had the great pleasure of working with Pip across a number of arts facilitation projects engaging with young people and vulnerable adults. Pip is naturally compassionate and gifted with great levels of empathy, ensuring that she is ideally placed to provide both participants and colleagues with a nurturing and relaxing working environment. 

Pip is highly skilled in creative problem solving, bringing an enthusiastic approach to her work and a fresh way of looking at things. She is extremely organised, instilling great confidence in those who work with her that she will bring any project to successful fruition."

Janey Moffatt, The Craftimation Factory

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