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Queer mental health and tools for self-care

Nick Kientsch & Stephan Jerome

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16:00 - 17:30

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Queer people usually experience mental health issues as personal problems, although they are a collective struggle. We want to bring the topic back to the community. We’ll share our stories and the session will provide a toolkit of acceptance and self-care skills. The question is: how can we allow ourselves to be fully us, with all our worries, insecurities, body issues and challenging emotions? Instead of these isolating us, we’ll explore our shared experiences.

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Nick Kientsch & Stephan Jerome

Nick has over 30 years’ experience of meditation, including 7 years as a Buddhist monk. He’s trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). For 13 years he has shared self-care practices in a weekly group for gay/bi/trans men in London.

Stephan studied social sciences and psychology and is regularly inspired by meditation. He started a support group based upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidence-based approach focusing on values, mindfulness and psychological flexibility.

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