A hub with spokes
We tailor programmes in accordance an organisation’s inclination and time. Our work places a strong emphasis placed on self improvement and group cohesiveness. Our primary aim is to help people nurture the potential within them as well as providing the tools necessary to enable lasting changes. We believe that any presenting adverse conditions can be transformed into solution orientated paths.
In the workplace (we don’t do paint balling)
“Ultimately, work on self is inseperable from work in the world. Each mirrors the other; each is a vehicle for the other. When we change ourselves, our values and actions change as well. When we do work in the world, internal issues arise that we must face or be rendered ineffective.” Charles Eisenstein
Often in the workplace, due to a variety of ongoing internal and external pressures, creativity can be stifled. When creativity is actualised within a person, their energy and enthusiasm for life increases dramatically, this in turn produces a much more positive outlook, leading to greater harmony within the workplace and fewer days absent from work due to stress related illness.
We actively encourage continual development of personal creativity and responsibility. Most importantly we provide the techniques to remain happier, longer! Imagine a workplace that people actually look forward to going to.
“Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not- because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatised.” Ken Robinson
Freeclarity works hard to provide positive progression routes for students from all levels of education.
Our programmes compliment the National curriculum of schools and colleges to maximise student learning through focusing primarily on creative thinking and stress management.
Freeclarity aims to assist all students to develop engagement and transition skills. We enable this through the creation of an inspirational learning student environment. We endeavour to encourage responsibility, empowerment of beliefs and respect of contributions and values.
This is accomplished through our A.I.M.S Model:
Achievement: We encourage students to relate to achievement as an intrinsic part of their personality.
Inquisitiveness: We invite students to continually question the reasons why we engage in any given activity. This encourages deep learning of the practical relevance of the projects we undertake.
Motivation: We support the development of self-esteem, promoting autonomy, leadership and ways to improve co-operative relationships.
Strategies: (For coping) Assist with the transformation of difficulties into solution orientated paths.
Our programmes equip students with tools to aid the necessary transitions from school to further/ higher education to employment. We act as animateurs breathing life into projects in ways that champion taking creative risks. We always frame our work within the context of celebrating diversity.
In the community
“When we flee our vulnerability, we lose our full capacity for feeling emotion.” Dr Gabor Mate
For years, many of Freeclarity’s collaborators have been working directly with some of the most disadvantaged groups in our society. In doing this they have consistently discovered that the most powerful and effective approach to enabling positive changes is to see the person/community as expert. Therefore, enabling people to access their creativity potential and to use their own unique language to do so is central to the ethos of Freeclarity’s work.
Our collaborators bring along a wealth of experience:
The techniques we use in our work with communities can include meditation and mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, coaching, Art Therapy, harm reduction techniques, advice and advocacy work as well as project management.
There is a growing disconnect in society between those in more fortunate positions and those suffering the effects of poverty, homelessness and various kinds of abuse. When we distance ourselves from those that need our assistance, ultimately we isolate ourselves from qualities intrinsic to our sense of wholeness, wellbeing and healing. This is detrimental to both. Freeclarity acts as a vessel, promoting deeper connection to and understanding of the plight of vulnerable groups. We do this in ways that foster empathy and consistently challenge prevailing negative media stereotypes.
Freeclarity has worked in collaboration with Mouthpiece productions, hosting a series of talks at Regather Sheffield to re-connect communities with their radical histories. Recent speakers include Dr Anandi Ramamurtny author of ‘Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements’ (Pluto Press, 2013) and Matloub Husain Ali Khan, an original member of the Sheffield Asian Youth Movement.
Dr Anandi Ramamurtny and Matloub Hussein Ali Khan (pictured) at a recent talk
at Regather Sheffield, organised by Mouthpiece productions and Freeclarity
THE LISTENING BOOTH
Work has been accepted by G George for The Listening Booth Collection 2.
THE LISTENING BOOTH hosts downloadable MP3s produced by artists, writers, musicians and performers. Each MP3 acts as a dedicated gallery space for each artist. The works can be listened to online or downloaded and experienced in the world. This allows the artists to implant their work directly into their listeners’ life, but also allows the listener access to art outside a traditional gallery setting.
The project also allows a space for musicians to share work which defies classification or is unsuitable for live performance with a wider audience. The internet was chosen the venue for this project because of its vast accessibility and inclusivity. It also reflects the manner most of us experience the majority of our sound culture. Listening to music or the spoken word online or via podcasts is, for the most part, a solitary experience. THE LISTENING BOOTH aims to make full use of the intimacy created between the artist and a single listener.THE LISTENING BOOTH is a G George project. G George is a curatorial project created by artist Katie Tindle, and is based in South East London.’
SURVIVING THE TEENAGE YEARS.
Can it be done?
Workshop for parents and carers exploring the myriad difficulties that many children face in todays world.
Promises to be a fun day with lots of opportunities to share and work on ideas that help us to overcome everyday adversities.
We will use a variety of different tools that enable us to share common frames of reference and find ways to identify and nurture the potentialities within children that are conducive to their well being and happiness.