Flourishing

There is growing evidence of the importance of imagination in supporting wellbeing. Although perhaps often overlooked, imagination can have an incredible impact on our general happiness. Imagination helps us to escape the day-to-day, to have fun, to envision future possibilities and to explore different perspectives. It is a crucial aspect of goal setting, meaning that…

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‘We Help Them Flourish And Bloom’: Using Nature To Keep Students In Education

How can access to nature and working outside help students that struggle in traditional classroom settings to flourish and learn new skills? We found this article on The Guardian profiling the work of charity Roots and Shoots, who use activities such as gardening and floristry to encourage students to continue their studies. At a time…

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Safeguarding Culture Is Scuppering Young People’s Creativity

Learning and play is essential to children’s development. This article on The Telegraph discusses the effects of ‘micromanaging’ children and how this can limit their experiences, and dampen their creativity and imagination. Continue reading for the full article. Pushy parents who micromanage their children’s lives and the pervasive “safeguarding” culture are scuppering young people’s creativity, the Children’s…

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The Essential Need For Mindfulness – How Our Imaginations Create Our Realities

World-renowned actress and founder of the Hawn Foundation and MindUp, Goldie Hawn, contributes a thoughtful article on imagination and well-being and reflecting on the work of MindUp, exclusively for Imagination Matters. Close your eyes. Take a nice deep breath and relax. Imagine your thoughts floating by as clouds. For three minutes. Do you think you can? Perhaps…

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