Recently, I let you all know about the Feardom Fighters who are:
empowering people to make their unspoken fears spoken and helping them access strategies to face and take control of their fears
– Feardom Fighters, 2015
You can see my full post by clicking here.
So many of you reacted well to the idea and reblogged my post which I’m so happy about – the more people we can reach with this movement the better.
Feardom Fighter‘s #FeardomFestival will take place this coming October and feature guest speakers, workshops and much more, to help inform people and hopefully give them techniques to manage their anxiety. I briefly mentioned in my previous post that I will be working alongside Kathryn – the founder of #FeardomFestival – to ensure it is as accessible and comfortable for people suffering with anxiety as possible.
For example, I suggested that during the talks that will be taking place, the rows of chairs have enough space between them so that anybody can easily exit at any point. I personally don’t like feeling stuck and would always choose an end-seat – but if everybody requires an end-seat at the event, this poses a problem!
So firstly, do you have any further suggestions on this? If you were going to attend this event, what would make you feel more comfortable? This can be things pre-event such as specific information on the website and social media, or suggestions like my own at the event itself. There are no silly answers and we want to hear them all!
Please either comment with your ideas or email me at -@hotmail.co.uk
The building itself is three-storey, with ground level being the second-storey (and so you have the option to either go downstairs or up), and there are lots of little rooms going off the main space as well.
This big space with different rooms also allows for many different activities on the day. A few of the current ideas right now are:
- Creative workshops
- A calm zone
…and again, your suggestions are welcome! Kathryn is very dedicated to make sure people actually get something useful out of this event and come away feeling as though it was well-worth attending. Therefore, if you have any ideas on other activities or anything else you think could be useful to yourself if you were to attend, please let me know.
Also, if you particularly like any of the suggestions listed already let me know, as if something gets a positive response we can ensure it’s definitely put into place!
Again, please either comment suggestions on here, or email me at -@hotmail.co.uk