28th Oct // A Day of Self Care

by Becky Amoi Young
28th Oct // A Day of Self Care

Anti Diet Riot Club & The Diet Boycott present…

@ The Book Club
11am – 3pm

A Sunday afternoon dedicated to exploring what ‘Self Care’ does and does not look like, what it means to us, and how we can incorporate new forms of self care into our lives. Like anything, there is no ‘one size fits all’ advice we can give you, we encourage everyone to figure out what self care means to them through trial and error, exploration, and curiosity!
‘Self care’ isn’t just a buzzword; although yes it is thrown around in magazines and on social media so often that sometimes it’s hard to know what it really means.
‘Self Care’ isn’t selfish; when there’s so much inequality in the world it’s easy to think we’re self-obsessed when we focus on making ourselves feel comfortable in the world, but we need to look after ourselves if we want to show up fo others.
‘Self Care’ doesnt’ just mean eating less and working out more; it is not about achieve a preconceived notion of ‘health’, it’s about finding out what works for you.
Self-Care is so much more than bubble baths and candles, ALTHOUGH WE DO LOVE THOSE THINGS! Self care can be basic, it can be boring, for many people it is incredibly simple. 
This event will deep dive into the concepts around self care, exploring why selfish self-care is often necessary in this day & age, and the different ways we can care for ourselves that don’t involve diets, restriction, intense exercise or guilt.  
The day will be split into 4 segments:
LEARN: Self Care through the eyes of Nicola Rae-Wickham
The incredible Nicola, better known for her brand A Life More Inspired is a creative mentor, a coach, a mother and one of our favourite Instagram Story-ers, always leaving us smiling and inspired. In a short 20-min talk, she’ll be exploring creativity, self-care & journalling, elements of “wellness” that are often overlooked in comparison to the diet/exercise paradigm.
Go check out her website: https://www.alifemoreinspired.com/
BREATHE: Workshop from Oh My Yogini
Before we break for lunch, we’ll be settling in to a gentle but focused guided meditation & workshop with Eugenia Rosa; coach, yoga instructor, wellness educator and creator of Oh My Yogini. Eugenia believes yoga or nutrition alone cannot support the whole human system, and so she shows you how to go beyond ‘quick-fix’ solutions. She will invite you to act in conscious, powerful ways to align mind, body and soul and show you how to radically embrace and love yourself, exactly as you are.
EAT: Lunch!!! @ 1pm – 2pm
We will be taking a break in the day to eat together upstairs in the restaurant of The Book Club after a short mindful eating meditation led by The Diet Boycott’s Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Devinia Noel. The price of the meal is not included in the ticket price, everyone will need to order and pay individually. Check out the full menu here: 
CREATE: Oil making workshop from Kirsteen Jones
To finish the afternoon, a fun & interactive workshop focused on making your own oil that you can intergrate into your self-care routine at home if you wish. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about oils, smell and taste them. Once you’ve identified your favourite oil, you’ll be able to make your very own bespoke combination to take home with you. 
We also have free gift bags that will help you on your personal self care journey. Everyone will leave with a 100-day happiness planner plus goodies from Candy Kittens, Ombar Chocolate and Happiful Magazine. 
Price: £35

VERY LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE! We also have a few comp tickets reserved for carer and support workers and discounted tickets for those on low income so do get in touch if you need one of these.

Please arrive on time so we can start promptly.

Doors open: 10.45am
Event starts: 11am
Address:The Book Club | 100-106 Leonard Street | EC2A 4RH London
Nearest station: Shoreditch High St / Old Street


Is the venue accessible?

Sadly this venue is not fully accessible due to the space being in the basement. Please do get in touch if you have accessibility requirements and we can try and make arrangements.

What shall I bring into the event?

Come with comfortable clothes, a notepad & pen, and a yoga mat if you have one. We also have yoga mats to give out if you don’t.

Can I come alone to the event?

We totally understand that events can be daunting to go alone to, but A LOT of people have come to previous ADRC events alone and enjoyed themsleves due to the friendly, welcoming nature of the groups. If you are AT ALL worried then get in touch with Becky and we’ll try and make sure you experience is as enjoyable as possible.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No just say your name at the door and we will check you off!

What if I can’t afford to come to the event?

We always set aside a few tickets for those who may be currently unemployed or who want to come but can’t afford, and so PLEASE DO get in touch with the organiser to see if we can make it work for you

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact becky@antidietriotclub.co.uk

What’s the refund policy?

You can get a refund up to 7 days before the event.

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