What is the Conversation Spa?
Time to Celebrate, Connect and Create
What makes the Conversation Spa different from talking deeply to friends or having therapy or counselling is that it's about turning your experiences, memories and feelings into a gift for someone you care about. Including yourself!
Our 'Time Capsule' conversations for instance have included a single dad wanting to make a gift for the child he doesn't get to see much, a relative capturing stories and shared times for family members living far away, and another for a grandchild who won't have grown up until after they've gone. Many of our guests have found something wonderful in sharing stories and thoughts outside their defining role as mother, father, grandparent or whatever - creating a legacy that might otherwise never be known.
We all have close friends we don't get to see as often as we'd like, or those who are special to us yet we've never found the right time or way to tell them so. It's not always easy or comfortable to find the words, or to say them to someone.
Many of us will never know the ways we have had a positive influence on someone else's life; how wonderful to be able to tell those who’ve been a mentor, inspiration or touched us in some important ways, how we feel and what they have done for us in the form of a spoken gift they can treasure forever.
Real conversation, truly spoken and heard, can nourish and enhance our 'being-well'. (Some great words if you need any convincing)
Each of us wants to feel that our life matters and that we are valued.
The Conversation Spa gives us chance to do something about that.
"We've lost our weekends, our Sundays, our nights off, our holy days. Our bosses, our junk mailers and our parents can find us wherever we are at any time of day or night.
More and more of us feel like emergency room physicians permanently on call, required to heal ourselves but unable to find the prescription for all the clutter on our desks"
(A de Botton)