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Well known Oban woman Niki Currie has become the newest member of the team at The Rockfield Centre.
Niki takes on the role of Creative Wellness Worker which will deal with community wellbeing, one of the four key areas addressed in the newly refurbished venue.
Niki said: ‘My passion is in uplifting the wellbeing of our community in a creative and
nurturing approach whatever age and stage we are at in our life.
‘I wanted to be involved in the wellness programme because I personally feel the Rockfield Centre is the heart and soul of the town. The building is outstandingly beautiful and has such a warming energy.
‘It’s just a great space to be a part of.’
Niki started in her role by running a very successful series of taster workshops during July. These were tailored for those who have experienced feelings of isolation and loneliness, and were designed to help enhance and support the wellbeing of participants in the community.
She added: ‘Art therapy can produce therapeutic results through the creative process.
‘It can provide freedom to express yourself through creativity and provide the opportunity to work with others in the community as a group.
‘Developing a creative ability can assist in the healing process of mental health as well as calming the mind and relaxing the body.’
After the success of the first workshops Niki now plans a programme of art-based workshops with the prospect of an exhibition to share the work of the participants.
Full details will appear on the centre webpage www.therockfieldcentre.co.uk