Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference to peoples mental wellbeing.
'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.
Kintsugi Hope want to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish.
Kintsugi Hope Groups
We have been launching Kintsugi Hope groups since the new year. They are a 12-step wellbeing programme looking at disappointment, loss, anxiety, anger, perfectionism, shame and resilience. They are supportive spaces for people to explore their mental and emotional wellbeing.
Please do get in touch if you're interested in being part of a future group and we'll send you more information.
A short video on the subject of Anger
Anger can be a resident or a visitor. This video explores the emotion of anger, how it tells us that something isn't right but it's what we do with that anger that is important. As hard as it may be, the antidote to anger is forgiveness. When we stay in a place of anger, there is a danger we can become bitter.
A short video on Journeying with Others
Explores the idea of walking alongside others. Creating a 'holding space' for people where we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they're on, without judgment, making them feel inadequate or trying to fix them.
A short video
on Being Loved
A brief look at the story of the prodigal son and belonging. How we often look for unconditional love in the wrong places. It illustrates a father's love without an agenda or expectation of something in return - an invitation for us to grow in being more like this.
A short talk about Beauty from Brokeness
A talk about how the broken parts of our lives are not something we need to be ashamed of. For many of us, we have mistaken belonging with fitting in. An encouragement to be authentically known.
A short talk about Shame
A short talk on the subject of shame. Shame is 'I believe I'm wrong and have no value'. We can sometimes have the inner voice saying, 'Who do you think you are?' and 'You're not enough!' An encouragement to own our story, understand it and belong.