At the beginning of 2018, Lucinda Weis, a local creative arts therapist, turned to the Uckfield Volunteer Centre (UVC) in her search for volunteering opportunities with an Uckfield based environmental/conservation charity.
he UVC team referred her to the Maresfield Village Meadows Trust which manages Norman’s Wood, a delightful woodland area to the west of Maresfield just off the A272 which boasts a circular walk, ponds teeming with wildlife, several protected badger setts and bluebells in the Spring. She has worked there since every Friday morning and loves the time spent in nature with other volunteers, doing something productive and beneficial for local wildlife, their habitats and the local community. If you haven’t been there yet, it is definitely worth a visit!
To show her gratitude to UVC, Lucinda is offering a 2-hour well-being workshop to their staff for free at the end of November. The staff will be invited to go on a creative journey involving elements of story, art, writing, moving and crafting. The aim is to give the staff the opportunity to take some time for themselves, boost their well-being and share a creative and fun experience with their colleagues. No artistic skills of any kind are needed, just curiosity and a willingness to explore!
Lucinda is based in Uckfield and has over 15 years’ experience of running well-being and personal development workshops for groups using the creative arts. She also offers one-to-one therapy to clients, and specialises in supporting women who struggle to know who they are and what they want from life. She uses the creative arts to help them discover a ‘me’ they love and respect and who is able to make find the happiness and fulfilment they are seeking.
Who . Further information about group workshops or one-to-one therapy can be found by calling Lucinda on 07729 773469, emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at LucindaWeis,FreeToBeMe ..
Lucinda is planning the workshop for UVC as the first of a series of regular workshops for charities based in and around Uckfield as her way to ‘give something back’ to volunteers for all the amazing work they do in supporting others in the local community.