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£450raised of £400 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £450 to fund me teaching a Eurythmy Workshop at the British Stammering Association National Conference to improve social awareness and confidence.

    Edinburgh, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 2nd September 2018

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    Story

    The National Conference for the British Stammering Association is in Cardiff from 31st August to 2nd September 2018 and – excitingly – I have been given a space to run a Eurythmy Workshop on the theme 'Promoting social awareness and confidence through movement'. Exciting indeed! But because the BSA is a very small Association contributors still have to pay the full conference fee and travel costs. It will cost me around £400 with the fees for using this platform.

    EDIT: even though I have reached the £400 I will leave the crowdfunder open in the hope to get more to cover the cost of a Coaching and Mentoring course I want to do. The total cost of the two courses is £499.

    So... If you'd like to support the cause of bringing the benefits of Eurythmy to those who stammer, please give as much or as little as you can. Anything will be much appreciated!

    The Story:

    Those of you who know me will know that I have had a stammer since childhood. For the last 20 years I have been finding ways of dealing with what can be a very disabling impairment in a positive and holistic way. In 2009 I started Eurythmy training (a 4-year movement art training) and from the moment I experienced the social Eurythmy exercises at the beginning of my training I had a very strong sense that they could help people who stammer with social anxiety and tension and an equally strong desire to work with this once I finished my training.

    Fast forward 4-5 years to when I had graduated and moved to Scotland. The thought about my previous inclination came up, but I thought it would be impossible and focused on building up Eurythmy work in other areas. One evening I had a Facebook message on my craft account from a woman in London who had seen a photo of the crochet baby booties I designed and helped people find the pattern. We messaged back and forth and I sent her a friend request so she could add me to a Facebook crochet group. Shortly after this she posted a link to her husband's blog about stammering in business. He has also had a stammer since childhood and has done a lot to promote tolerance and awareness of stammering in the business world. Call it coincidence, call it serendipity, call it whatever you want – they are now both good friends and it is through getting to know them that I realised that there still is a lot of stigma and stereotyping connected to stammering in all parts of society and that a lot of people who stammer struggle with social anxiety, lack of confidence and limiting beliefs about themselves.

    So I feel absolutely called to doing this workshop. The Eurythmy training helped me a lot (although my wish to do it was not directly connected with my stammer) and I'm convinced that Eurythmy can bring great benefits to other people who stammer. In the last year I have given two 90 minute talks to raise awareness about stammering in Edinburgh and I hope to be able to give more as well as being able to help other people who stammer take positive steps in their lives. You can see more about my Eurythmy work on www.movingpresence.co.uk

    If you can't give anything please share this appeal with others who you think might. If I am fortunate enough to raise more than the needed amount I will take the liberty to use the excess towards a Coaching and Mentoring course I want to do so I have more concrete tools for helping others.

    Thank you and in hope!

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    • Saraphir Qaa-Rishi5 months ago
      Saraphir Qaa-Rishi

      Saraphir Qaa-Rishi

      5 months ago

      Thank you so much to everyone who donated so generously so I can go the National Conference of the BSA to teach eurythmy. As mentioned before I never expected to meet my target so fast (in just 3 days) and I have even exceeded it by £50 so far which I will use towards starting a Coaching and Mentoring course. Any further donations will go towards the cost of this course. If I haven't thanked you personally it's because I am not sure who you are (you are either down as anonymous or without a surname) - I hope this will be enough of a thank you!

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    • Saraphir Qaa-Rishi5 months ago
      Saraphir Qaa-Rishi

      Saraphir Qaa-Rishi

      5 months ago

      Thank you so much to everyone who have donated so generously to the cost of the BSA conference! I reached my target of £400 in 3 days, which I never in my wildest dreams expected to do! Your kindness and generosity enables me to take the first step in fulfilling a dream and intention I had 8 years ago. If I haven't thanked you directly it's because I can't see who the anonymous donations are from... so if you want me to know who you are please get in touch! Thank you again, I am really very moved by this amazing support!

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    • Saraphir Qaa-Rishi5 months ago
      Saraphir Qaa-Rishi

      Saraphir Qaa-Rishi

      5 months ago

      I'm absolutely thrilled to have reached 63% of my target within 24 hours of launching my crowdfunder, thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! You've all been so generous. Unfortunately I have no way of seeing who the anonymous people are, so if you want me to know, but just didn't want it to show publicly, please send me a message or email! Thank you!

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    6 months ago

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    Supporters

    21

    • J Hutchinson

      J Hutchinson

      Jul 8, 2018

      Wishing you all the best for such an exciting venture!! Lots of love xx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 7, 2018

      Better late than never, good luck!

      £10.00

    • Andrew

      Andrew

      Jul 6, 2018

      £30.00

    • BC Stolk

      BC Stolk

      Jul 6, 2018

      A great opportunity Saraphir, to introduce Eurythmy to a new audience, I hope it goes well xx

      £30.00

    • Katherine Beaven

      Katherine Beaven

      Jul 5, 2018

      Very exciting, go for it!!!

      £10.00

    • Sandra Johansson

      Sandra Johansson

      Jul 5, 2018

      You’re amazing ! Being eurythmy to a unique need! It would be great if you could do the eurythmy therapy training and bring that aspect of the eurythmy too!!!! But all one step at a time !

      £20.00

    • Andrew Dyer

      Andrew Dyer

      Jul 5, 2018

      It's great that you can do this – Mary and I are very happy to give a bit of support and hope it all goes well.

      £30.00

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