Heartmind is a newly registered not-for-profit social enterprise set up to promote peace and well being through yoga, mediation, qi gong and healthy sustainable living. You can check us out at www.heartmind.org.uk
Our campaign is to raise as much as we can to purchase necessary equipment to teach mindfulness meditation as a form of replapse prevention to people with substance misuse issues. Addictioin to drugs is a huge problem and our work is at the forefront of safe, healthy and effective therapuetic approaches here in the UK. Your support will enable us to take this work forward in our community, and start to influence how public health organisations tackle this problem in future.
What We Need
We need to purchase meditation stools and cushions, yoga mats, a projector for teaching the theory of meditation and replapse prevention, books and printed material, travel expenses and venue rental for 6 months. Whatever we raise we can use, the most important being the stools, cushions and mats.
There are many vulnerable people who have become addicted to substances and communities all over the world are being eroded by the long term damage that this can have upon generation after generation. The old approaches of sending people to prison or prescribing replacement drugs simply isn't working. As Director of Heartmind, I have witnessed this myself through working for 10 years in an NHS Community Drug Team.
Clinical trails and research has shown that one of the most effective and powerful self-help tools that people can use to help them overcome the addictive effects of substances, is to learn the techniques of mindfulness meditation in combination with relapse prevention theory. If we can raise the money we need to further show how successful this approach can be, then we will be able to expand our delivery of services with other public health providers.
We can't promise any perks or benefits of your donations, but we can promise that it will have a huge impact on the life of every person we work with as a result.
Other Ways You Can Help
We realise that not everyone is able to contribute to our campaign, but please help us get the word out there to raise the money we need to start our work with addiction. Please use the Indiegogo share tools and spread the word on Facebook... www.facebook.com/heartmind.org.uk
Thank you and we hope you will support our campaign. Namaste :-)