Mind Your Head

A View from The Verne

Paul Turner is one of our most pro-active Activity Providers. He and his daughter, Corinna, have been delivering Kings Cribbage at HMP The Verne, Portland.  Here are Paul’s thoughts. “Teaching people how to play Kings Cribbage (the classic card game Cribbage, which is played as a board game with tiles) in Prisons for the very first …

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The Human Brain May Win Again

This article is printed with the permission of Raymond Keene, OBE Ever since Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen, Aulic Counsellor to the Empress Maria Theresa, constructed his chess-playing automaton the Turk in 18th-century Vienna, scientists have dreamt of building a machine that could defeat the greatest human chess minds. As Goethe noted, chess is the touchstone …

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Is Growing Old a Choice?

As Abraham Lincoln said: ‘It’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years’. I believe there is a difference between the chronological act of aging and the state of mind of growing old. Every second of every day, everybody is aging. It is the inevitable that unites us all. …

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Two Opportunities to Stimulate the Mind in Dorchester on February 15th

Friday February 15th sees two mind stimulating activities for those that want to shake up their ‘grey matter’. Weymouth Life Drawing Group, run by Susan R Hughes and Dorchester Arts are both registered as Mind Your Head Challenge Brain Cells and have very different events on almost next door to each other. ‘Encounters’ at Dorset County Museum starts with …

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Hope, Opportunity and Control in Recovering Mental Well-Being

“Everyone has the right to well-being, to feeling positive about today and feeling hopeful for tomorrow” is the first line in the fantastic Spring 2013 Recovery Education Centre’s Prospectus. If you have had a time when life has felt out of control and empty of opportunity, then you will understand how beneficial getting effective support …

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Is There a Place for Autogenics & Mindfulness at Work to Improve Mental Well-being?

Performance in the workplace is becoming increasingly important. Employers want more out of their employers in an ever increasingly competitive market. Top businesses and sports people are now turning to cognitive training and mind awareness to help achieve their results. Among these techniques, autogenics and mindfulness are rising in popularity. The important distinction that is …

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