Performing Medicine, an initiative founded by charity Clod Ensemble, provides art-based training programmes for health and social care professionals to support mental health and wellbeing.
Performing Medicine is delighted to announce its new Open Programme Autumn Season!
Open to everyone working in health and social care, the programme includes a range of exclusive courses and creative workshops, which previously were only available through our work with Barts and the London School of Medicine or via programmes commissioned by NHS trusts.
Starting in October, tickets can be secured via our website for the arts-based training courses; from self-care and managing stress, to communicating with a mask, and anatomical art. Courses are extremely popular, and we recommend securing your booking in advance!
Courses at a glance
Self-care & Managing Stress
We guide you through practical and positive techniques to manage everyday stress. From exercises to look after yourself, tips on how to cope with the demands of work, and relaxation techniques to wind down after a busy day, you will come away feeling restored and revitalised, and equipped to better manage stressful situations.
In this workshop, we explore the best ways to improve the quality of conversations in a workplace environment. Through creative practical exercise, you will pick up simple techniques to support effective communication across a range of situations, from one-to-one scenarios to group situations. Learn how to have confident conversations, prevent conflict, and ensure issues do not escalate.
Communicating with a Mask
The ability to communicate effectively, while wearing PPE, has been significantly affected during the pandemic. The need to wear masks and visors creates feelings of discomfort leading to frustration and impacting energy levels. On top of this there are difficulties around hearing what other people are saying, as well as making yourself heard. This workshop helps you develop the skills for effective, respectful, and engaging communication while wearing PPE.
Our workshop will empower you with the confidence to deliver successful presentations to teams and groups. Walk away with the skills and understanding of how to be a more effective and engaging presenter, and how to overcome fears and anxieties around public speaking. Our personalised advice will enable you to thrive in a range of presentation contexts.
Drawing in the Anatomical Zoom Room
Inspired by famous wax anatomical collections, Performing Medicine Associate Artist and sculpture, Eleanor Crook, delivers an exceptional anatomy art course.
An illustrated talk about an outstanding wax anatomical collection precedes the introduction of a drawing, painting or collage technique with examples, followed by an opportunity to create your own anatomical artwork.
Anatomical Art Lecture with Eleanor Crook
Eleanor Crook, a well-regarded sculptor in wax, bronze and lifelike media who makes work about anatomy and mortality, shares a wealth of insight and expertise; join Eleanor as she hosts an enthralling Anatomical Art Lecture.
For more information, please visit https://performingmedicine.com/