Learn how to create a happy mind, body and home in this Art of Wellness workshop.

Monday 18 October

12.30 – 2.30pm

£35 per person

Book your place via this PayPal link or message Kasia

Venue: OPEN Ealing Unit 14 School Lane Dickens Yard W5 2TD

Kasia will provide all the materials you require for this workshop.

After the year we have had, you deserve some time to learn how you can live a healthier and more natural life. Not just for you, but for those you love. This Art of Wellness workshop will take you on a journey of discovery. A journey that will keep you both safe and more focused in these ever changing times.

You will learn how to use essential oils safely and Kasia will give you guidance on how they can help you. During the session you create your own sprays and blends to take home, including a “good night” spray.

This workshop covers:

  • What essential oils are and how they work
  • How you can manage stress with essential oils
  • How to deal with sleep problems the natural way
  • The art of creating your own roller blend to support mindfulness affirmation from selected affirmation cards
  • You will learn how to bring nature into your home. Kasia will provide you with some essential oil samples which you can use during the workshop.
  • The best way to source oils for you and your family
  • We will also have time to answer any questions you may have

If you have never been to OPEN before, when you get to Dickens Yard, we are the same end as the Church, Gail’s Bakery and Brew Dog. School Lane is the “walk way” to the left of Bar #17 which looks like it is going to flats. We are along there on the left. If you reach Gym Box – you’ve just missed us!

Learn the art of being you by unleashing your creativity and finding your inner confidence. Join us for the third workshop in our series of Self Care Sundays on 24 October. Dr Poonam Madar will lead a two hour writing for well being session.

Sunday 24 October

2 – 4pm

Fee: Full Fee – £35 ; Concession Fee – £25

Students, unwaged or retired people qualify for the concession rate.

Every human being is an artist

Joseph Beuys

The artist, Joseph Beuys certainly understood creativity as our primal instinct when he said, “Every human being is an artist.”

Sometimes though life gets in the way; and we need to be reminded of the immense joy we can feel when we give ourselves the time to play, discover, and refine our voices, images, and dreams.

Come and ‘play’ with words that will help you to tap into your inner artist. By unleashing your creativity you can celebrate the art of being you. That’s what self-care Sundays are all about.

How does the session work?

Using visual imagery and other mixed media as writing prompts, Dr Madar will guide you through specific writing activities. These are designed to help release the words within you in a positive and creative way. You will also discover how these writing activities are tools which you can take away with you to use throughout life.

Writing does not always have to be a solitary experience; and this is what makes group workshops so great; they are enhanced by the support and energy of other participants. We will also be sure to begin with warm up writing games to chase away those “I can’t write anything” jitters.

You do not need any previous writing experience to enjoy and benefit from this session. What’s more, it all takes place in a supportive and non-judgemental space. You never have to read out anything you have written; so you can write whatever you want and in whatever style you want. Join us on Sunday 26 September and enjoy unleashing your creativity.

Materials Required

We provide all the materials you need for the workshop.

  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Gift wrapped present to take away at the end of the workshop!

How can Self Care Sundays help you?

  • Focuses on key aspects of wellbeing: positive thinking, calmness, and mindfulness.
  • Encourages staying present
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Inspires a fresh sense of perspective
  • Improves mood
  • Unlocks your creative potential
  • Promotes kindness, clarity, and insight
  • Enhances decision-making and goal achievement
  • Prioritises self-care
  • Releases anxiety and stress

About the Tutor

Dr Poonam Madar is a

  • writer
  • sociologist
  • educator
  • life coach

After winning a scholarship at the University of Warwick, Poonam went onto graduate with a PhD in Applied Social Studies.

Her research includes the use of arts based methods to explore themes of culture, identity, difference, and belonging. Poonam specialises in Visual Methodologies, Qualitative Research, and the Sociology of Emotions. She writes on social issues and factors that influence the human condition and is currently working on a number of forthcoming publications.

Poonam has extensive experience in the world of teaching and learning, having taught across universities in and around London, including having been the only woman to be nominated as Lecturer of the Year in her Law Department (2018).

For two years (2017-2019) Poonam was a mentor and coach for Sprint Warwick; an immersive, empowerment programme which supports the personal and professional development of women. She has a proven track record of delivering innovative and engaging education and wellbeing seminars and workshops.

Poonam founded Working Warrior in 2020 through which she promotes, encourages, and facilitates personal development and growth.

She is the Director of Community Engagement at Lapidus International which promotes the literary arts for personal development.

Poonam is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

To find out more about her work visit her website and social media platforms:



Instagram: @working.warrior

Headshot of Dr Poonam Madar