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Escape to other worlds!

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Book Club

Session Brief

You may be surprised to learn that reading has lots of health, educational and cultural benefits. And there is so much to read - short stories, poetry, plays, historical dramas, political thrillers, science fiction, romance, comedy, biographies - the list is endless! So bring your drinks and snacks and settle in to talk all things books and the worlds they allow us to escape to with our host Deborah and fellow book lovers! Jump in at any time, all are welcome! This session runs every other Sunday evening.

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“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.

- Walt Disney

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Session Details

How Does

It Work?

Lead by Deborah, at the start of the month the group decides what to read over the four weeks, usually a novel and a book of short stories or poems. Each week members share their thoughts, feelings and ideas about what they have read, which usually leads to some lively discussion. There may also be podcasts or interviews with authors, readings from members, or anything else which the members bring along.

What do

I Need?

You will need your laptop or mobile device, your session zoom link, a quiet space, your reading material and anything else you would like to share, and a notepad and pen. (Deborah is mindful of costs, so will guide the group on selecting readings which are accessible online (free if possible) or not too expensive to buy).

What Do

I Do?

Deborah will lead the session, so you get to just be there and relax and to talk about what you have read. Obviously this group requires 'homework' in that you need to read between the sessions.

We all know that to stay

physically healthy we need our

5 A Day minimum of 400g

of fruit and vegetables.

 

At The Bee Tree Community

we also believe in 4 A Day;

to maintain our overall wellbeing

we need to pay attention to

not only our physical health,

but our emotional, mental

and spiritual health too:

The Bee Tree Community:

Part of your 4 A Day!

All our sessions at The Bee Tree Community are colour coded, so that you can see how each activity contributes to your 4 A Day and helps you to maintain your overall wellbeing.

Hover over the '4 A Day' cards to discover how Quizzing can positively influence you.

Emotional Benefits

  • Lowers stress

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Reduces depression

  • Improves confidence

  • Helps regulate mood

  • Reduces feelings of loneliness

  • Increases self esteem

  • Improves motivation

  • Develops self expression

Emotional

Physical Benefits

  • Strengthens the heart

  • Improves breathing

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Improves sleep

  • Helps with digestive problems

  • Improves appetite

  • Increases energy levels

Physical

Mental Benefits

  • Improves overall brain health

  • Calms the mind

  • Strengthens concentration & focus

  • Increases memory

  • Boosts mental alertness

  • Improves thinking

  • Develops communication abilities

Mental

Spiritual Benefits

  • Promotes positivity

  • Creates feelings of belonging

  • Provides a sense of purpose

  • Generates a sense of achievement

  • Creates feelings of happiness and contentment

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