October 2018

Speaker: Denise welcomed back Debbie Williams our speaker for the evening.  Debbie is a Clinical Psychologist at Birmingham and Soulihull Mental Health Trust but works mainly as a psychotherapist. She is also a great supporter of PBCSG and this is the third visit to the group. This session covered our experiences of breast cancer on those around us and how we have adopted ‘different faces’ to deal with this. All of us knew what she meant. Our own ways of dealing with family and friends tended to change depending on who it was we were talking to.
After some discussion Debbie asked us what we thought the compassionate self is? We came up with a whole list:- Empathy, non-judgemental, understanding, caring, accepting, noticing the pain in others in the broadest sense to displaying kindness, awareness, thoughtfulness, being good at listening and observing on an individual level. 

Lincoln Christmas Market: There are sufficient members for the free bus trip to Lincoln Christmas Market on Friday 7/12/18 to go ahead. The Bus will leave from the Pyramid Bretton where parking is free at 10.00am.  For any members who have not had an opportunity to put their name down yet ring Denise 01733 341491.

Headstrong: Denise also asked members if anyone was interested in volunteering for Headstrong as they are short of volunteers. This would involve a 2 hour session every 2 weeks and training is provided.  For more information contact Jaysee  on Tel: 01733 576245. Mob 07810 513559.

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