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Andover’s Feel Good Festival: A Journey to Well-Being on 10th September

Prepare to embark on a transformative journey at the inaugural Feel Good Festival in Andover, where the community gathers for a day of wellbeing, unity, and joy. Organized by The Three Bees Project, this event on September 10th at Harrow Way school, is a vibrant celebration of diverse pathways to mental and physical wellness. Echoing the wisdom of Allen Watts, “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

The Festival’s Essence: The Feel Good Festival is not merely an event; it’s a living testament to Allen Watts’ words: “The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.” Rooted in a genuine concern for the state of mental health, the festival gathers diverse members of the community to revel in the outdoors, embrace live performances, savor ethical cuisine, and explore activities nurturing wellbeing.

Inspiration and Creation: In the words of Allen, “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” The Feel Good Festival was born from this philosophy. Amidst increasing awareness of mental health challenges, the festival champions proactive measures for emotional and physical wellness. Andover’s abundance of resources catering to various ages and interests makes it an ideal host for an event that unites providers, amplifying their offerings for the local residents.

The Festival’s Core Mission: At its core, the Feel Good Festival offers a journey of discovery. As Allen emphasized, “This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.” Attendees have the rare opportunity to explore a mosaic of wellbeing practices and therapies, all conveniently showcased under one roof and completely free of charge. For local groups, therapists, and wellbeing providers, participation is a chance to grow their circle without any financial constraints.

A Day of Exploration: Imagine reveling in the melodious tunes of local musicians while relishing scrumptious ethical street food by FINK caterers. Picture yourself interacting with animals, experiencing their soothing presence, and connecting with community groups offering a multitude of captivating activities. If holistic therapies intrigue you, dive into free taster sessions led by professionals, including chiropractors and hypnotherapists. Stroll through various stalls, each offering unique treasures waiting to be discovered.

Diverse Offerings and Unique Experiences: Allen words “No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time” reflect the spirit of the Feel Good Festival. Attendees can anticipate performances by Test Valley Brass, Rosie Spencer, Guinea Lane Saxophone Quartet, Mad Melodies Choir, and Gracie Watts. Barefoot Barns will introduce you to the gentle embrace of alpacas, while the Geek Emporium invites you to experience Dungeons & Dragons like never before. And for a whimsical twist, take part in predicting where a special therapy goat will leave its mark!

Promoting Total Wellbeing: The festival’s essence embodies Allen advice: “This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.” Beyond the simple act of outdoor assembly, the Feel Good Festival champions the contributions of local community groups and providers, who diligently enhance the mental and physical wellbeing of all attendees.

Supporting The Three Bees Project: Embracing Allen philosophy that “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance,” the Feel Good Festival offers attendees an opportunity to support The Three Bees Project. Donations can be made via QR codes placed strategically around the event, enabling the project’s vital work with those in need of gentle support.

The Power of Nature and Connection: With the soothing influence of horses, goats, and nature’s embrace, The Three Bees Project creates a sanctuary for individuals, schools, community groups, and local organizations. These connections with animals, whether structured or spontaneous, embody Allen Watts wisdom: “No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time.” They offer profound tools to calm minds, soothe spirits, and ignite healing and self-discovery.

Seize the Opportunity: As Allen aptly stated, “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” Local groups, therapy providers, and activity organizers have an opportunity to join this dance by becoming stall holders. It’s an unparalleled platform to share your offerings with individuals seeking precisely what you provide. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of like-minded individuals and groups.

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Discover More: For deeper insights into the Feel Good Festival and The Three Bees Project, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thethreebeesproject or explore their website at www.thethreebeesproject.org.

Embrace the Dance of Wellbeing: The Feel Good Festival is more than an event; it’s an invitation to join the dance of life. As Alan Watts famously said, “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” Mark your calendar for September 10th, and step into a day filled with wellness, connection, and the magic of the present moment.