'Kintsugi' (金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. The word means 'golden joinery' in Japanese. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object more beautiful, and even more unique, than it was prior to being broken. Instead of hiding the scars, it makes a feature of them.
The stress and demands of modern living are taking their toll on our mental health and wellbeing. Author Brené Brown believes that we live in "the most medicated, addicted, overweight cohort of history". The majority of us may feel the affect, but don't fully understand the cause. Many of us don't even feel comfortable talking about our mental wellbeing.
The Church is in every community across this country. It will outlast government schemes and is committed to people's wellbeing – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Kintsugi Hope Groups work in communities through the local church with an attitude of humility – not to judge, fix or rescue, but to come alongside and love one another. We are all broken in some ways and we can all learn from each other.
Kintsugi Hope is not just a charity. They have a vision of starting a movement of Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups where people can experience:
The Kintsugi HOPE vision is to create, 'A world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish'.
Why not sign up to our next course? Kintsugi HOPE at Portswood Church