Thanks to Rose Thorpe (meetings secretary), Jennifer Gould (events) and Claire Briden (publicity) for volunteering for new roles to support The Living Tree. 

Living Tree Book of Words is now available for sale at 4 local bookshops: Good Books, Gundry Lane, Bridport; The Book Shop, South Street, Bridport; Serendipity book shop, Lyme Regis; and Archway Book shop, Axminster. 

THURSDAY 21MARCH AT 7.00pm in the Ostler Room at The Bull Hotel, talk by Colin Bentley, Jurassic Coast artist in residence, about the therapeutic value of the arts.

We have started a series of sessions exploring MINDFULNESS AND COMPASSION practices with Susan Howse (accredited mindfulness teacher & psychotherapist) for a trial period before Living Tree meetings every other Friday from 1 – 2pm next one on 29 MARCH, then 12 & 26 APRIL. All welcome.

SATURDAY 23 MARCH WEST DORSET COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA COFFEE MORNING Bridport United Church Hall 10am to 12noon with a Living Tree stall.

SUNDAY 7 APRIL – TOMBOLA/RAFFLE Roz Copson will be holding a bottle tombola at the Ropemakers (West St) from 5.30pm. Proceeds to Living Tree and Stepping Out. She is looking for donations of anything in a bottle and would appreciate help selling the raffle tickets. Roz is also looking for bric-a-brac items to sell on her stall in Buckydoo Square on Saturday 3 August (proceeds to LT & SO). Contact Roz 01308 422650.

SATURDAY 27 APRIL JO’S JURASSIC JAUNT – a walk to commemorate the life of Jo O’Farrell.  Roz and Rita are making plans to set up this year’s Living Tree walking challenge. On 27 April, weather permitting, they will lead a staged, day long walk from Lyme Regis to West Bay to celebrate the life of Jo O’Farrell who loved walking in this most beautiful area. This will not be a sponsored walk but a walk with fellow LT members and friends following both inland and coastal paths which would have been so familiar to Jo. We hope that many of you will be able to join us for all or some of the walk, or just meet us at the various stops along the way to cheer us on! So save the date! More details to follow. 

1 JUNE 2019 BRADPOLE FETE

Living Tree will have a stall at the Bradpole Fete and we will need volunteers.

4 JUNE 2019 10.00 – 3.00pm LYLAC WORKSHOP Live Your Life After Cancer Workshop at Watercleaves (next to Washingpool Farmshop), Dottery Road, DT6 5HW. The workshop is led by Dr. Jo Lee and Isabel van der Ven, qualified life coaches, both of whom have had cancer themselves. They will help you to explore the impact that cancer has had on your life, to set and achieve goals, to become and stay motivated and to regain your zest for life. LT have hosted these workshops before and members found the day very rewarding and worthwhile. It is open to any members who have not attended one of these days before and who have completed their cancer treatment. Lunch is included and the workshop is free to all Living Tree members.  Please book contacting 07341 916976 or thelivingtreedorset@gmail.com or sign in the events listings book at Friday meetings.

LIVING TREE EVENTS
Living Tree weekly meetings take place on Fridays with different speakers and therapists as listed below. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4.30pm at Friends Meeting House, 95 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NZ. To volunteer or for information or queries about events contact 07341 916976 or thelivingtreedorset@gmail.com.   

FRIDAY 22 MARCH

1pm Singing with Jane.  2pm Tripudio.  2.15pm Speaker Pauline Wickens BFRP, will introduce us to the Bach Flower Remedies: “a simple system of self-healing, focusing on the individual’s personality and emotions, and which seeks to reveal our innate emotional wisdom by gently restoring balance, harmony and well-being”. 2.30-4pm Therapy – Anne Escott offering Foot Massage.

FRIDAY 29 MARCH

1pm Mindfulness with Sue Howse. 2pm Tripudio.  2.15pm Activity – Art with Libby.  2.30-4pm – therapy session – Peter Cove offering Swedish Massage for hands & feet (please check beforehand if you have Lymphoedema or lymph nodes removed). 

FRIDAY 5 APRIL

2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm activity – Emma Gilmore, Director School of Bodywork, will be speaking about understanding the connective tissue, which creates adhesions after surgery & radiotherapy – learn some skills to self treat.  3.15-4.15pm Therapy session – Worry Busting with Louise Wender.

FRIDAY 12 APRIL

1pm Mindfulness with Sue Howse. 2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm Christine Laws, ‘Being kind to your skin’ – skincare while on and after Chemotherapy/radiotherapy. 2.30-4.00pm Therapy session –Peter Cove offering Swedish Massage for hands & feet (please check beforehand if you have Lymphoedema or lymph nodes removed).

FRIDAY 19 APRIL

2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm a general social afternoon with Living Tree members.

FRIDAY 26 APRIL

1pm Mindfulness with Sue Howse. 2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm Activity – Art with Libby. 2.30-4pm Therapy – Anne Escott offering Foot Massage.

FRIDAY 3 MAY

2pm Tripudio. 2.15pm Jenny Malyon talking on Homoeopathy as an effective, safe, gentle and scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. 3.15-4.15pm Therapy session– Worry Busting with Louise Wender.

FRIDAY 10 MAY

2pm Tripudio.  2.15pm Jo Perfect and Richard Walsh will update us all on the Stepping Out programme and activities. 2.30-4pm Therapy session – Peter Cove offering Swedish Massage for hands & feet (please check beforehand if you have Lymphoedema or lymph nodes removed).

FRIDAY 17 MAY

2pm Tripudio.  2.15pm speaker tbc.

FRIDAY 24 MAY

2pm Tripudio.  2.15pm Julia Williams talking about the health benefits of Nordic Walking. 2.30-4pm Therapy session – Peter Cove offering Swedish Massage for hands & feet (please check beforehand if you have Lymphoedema or lymph nodes removed).

FRIDAY 31 MAY 2pm Tripudio.  2.15pm Art with Libby. 2.30-4pm Therapy session – Anne Escott offering foot massage. Peter Cove offering Swedish Massage for hands & feet (please check beforehand if you have Lymphoedema or lymph nodes removed).