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Conversation café: relationships and MS

New to 2022 are our conversation cafés. Each month we'll explore a different topic. This month we'll be discussing relationships and MS.

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Event/service information

The conversation café will be hosted by a Living Well Facilitator. We'll be joined by one of our volunteers who has lived experience of MS and will get the conversation started. The format of the café makes sure that everyone has a chance to share their thoughts.

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What to expect

Check-in: Everyone offered the chance to check-in, sharing what the topic means to you.

Respond: Everyone is offered the chance to respond to what they have just heard.

Dialogue: The virtual floor is open for conversation.

Final thoughts: Everyone has a chance to offer their final thoughts: what has challenged, touched or inspired you?

There is no pressure to speak, you can always pass on giving a comment.

Reflection journal

One week before our conversation café you will receive a reflection journal by email.

The reflection journal will give you a few questions to think about before the session. It can help to note down your ideas. If brain fog is something that impacts you, you’ll be coming along to the session with a memory jog.

There is also a section which will give you space to reflect afterwards on the session and perhaps note down things that you would like to follow up and try yourself.

Conversation café agreement

To help us stay on track we ask everyone to follow the conversation café agreement:

1. Open-mind: listen to and respect all points of view

2. Acceptance: suspend judgment as best you can

3. Curiosity: seek to understand rather than persuade

4. Discovery: question old assumptions, look for new insights

5. Sincerity: speak for yourself about what has personal heart and meaning

6. Brevity: go for honesty and depth but don’t go on and on

What will I need to take part?

All you need to join in is a laptop/tablet/phone/computer with access to a microphone and camera - this will allow you to be seen and heard during the virtual sessions. You will need a stable internet connection to use the video meeting software that we use.

What if I haven’t been sent the link?

We send an email with a link and some reading to everyone who completes the registration form on Eventbrite and books a place. The email we send might go into your SPAM or junk folder so please check before the sessions start that you can find it.

What should I do if I can no longer attend?

If you find that you are unable to take part please get in touch by emailing [email protected] so we can offer up your place to someone else.

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