The Bouncing Forwards Tour is an evening of live music and talks that seek to create a relaxed, honest evening where Patrick Regan OBE will be exploring themes from his book ‘Bouncing Forwards’, including resilience, mental well-being and thriving through life’s challenges.
The Bouncing Forwards Tour is visiting Edinburgh on November 13th. This is suitable for those of faith, those of none or those exploring.
Following on from Patrick’s best-selling book ‘Honesty Over Silence’, Bouncing Forwards continues the difficult conversations that can be too scarce in church culture. He explores the power of acceptance, how we move through grief and trauma, the nature, and benefits of being emotionally agile, finding meaning in hard times and learning how we grow when life is tough.
Many of us know only too well that when we’ve suffered, we don’t simply ‘bounce back’; difficulties can leave us scarred and changed. But as we face our past and our present with courage and show ourselves kindness and compassion, we find that we can move forwards and discover the truth of God’s treasures in our darkness.
“A very inspirational and amazing evening” ”I took lots away with me to ponder and pray over.”
“We loved every single moment of it, we had been looking forward to it for so long and were very impressed. All those we have spoken to since the evening thought it was a great event.”
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Patrick is CEO and co-founder of Kintsugi Hope, which came about following a series of personal trials and ill-health affecting Patrick and his family. Prior to that, Patrick led the urban youth work charity XLP, which he founded in 1996 and ran for 22 years.
Patrick has travelled to over 40 countries, working with and on behalf of the poorest communities, and is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of justice and wellbeing. He has received the Mayor of London Peace Award and was also awarded an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for services to young people. Patrick is an Honorary Fellow of South Bank University for his contribution to justice and wellbeing.
Patrick is a passionate communicator equally at home on the main stage at major UK political party conferences, engaging in robust media debates as he is connecting with business and community leaders, and speaking to inmates in a maximum-security prison or gang leaders in Jamaica. Patrick is also the Patron of Welcome Churches whose vision is for every refugee in the UK to be welcomed by their local church.
Is a charity that exists to support churches in the area of mental and emotional health. ‘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. We see this as a metaphor for our mental health, we do not need to be ashamed of our brokenness for it is what makes us unique.
Kintsugi Hope is not just a charity. We have a vision of starting a movement of Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups where people can experience
- Safety and support where there is no shame and embarrassment in struggling
- An increase in self-worth, confidence, and wellbeing
- A deeper understanding of the reality of God’s love for them
- Clear pathways to receive additional support if needed.