Given this week saw us all relish performances of ‘CLUE’ it’s opportune to reflect upon what it is about such events which benefit wellbeing – and there are many reasons!
Of course, there is magic in the ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ and the wonders of storytelling. Being able to temporarily set aside the demands of our everyday lives provides respite from worry and the chance to, not only recognise alternate perspectives and talents in others but remember that there are always opportunities to grow, improve and contribute
Collaborating to Achieve a Shared Objective
Working together towards a common goal, accepting that achieving a goal demands commitment, responsibility and sacrifice are just a few reasons such undertakings are memorable and worthwhile. Enterprises like this one challenge individuals to embark upon what might feel like a risky business and be willing to give things a go. Of course, there are SO many additional emotional and relational benefits, including feeling a sense of belonging, confidence and self-esteem, in addition to the justifiable pride participants feel, all core elements of wellbeing. There are also skills such as:
- Time management
- Decision making
- Conflict resolution
Cultivating Meaningful Connections in a Supportive Environment
These are in addition to what we, as an audience, take for granted when we relish performances like this. These are the techniques, methods and strategies necessary to mount an arts production.
In such a trusting, inclusive environment friendships, germinate, and people feel they belong to something larger than themselves, something meaningful and memorable. They rely upon one another when they’re so invested, they enhance their resilience and laughter abounds.
Connections and Wellbeing
Watching ‘Clue’ made it easier than ever to spot people’s strengths which is such an integral aspect of Visible Wellbeing. Not only did we witness marvellous performers, but the connections made by all who laboured to showcase this production and who worked so memorably in concert.
Christine Rowlands – School Councilor