November/December 2020 Newsletter


Messages/Updates From Media Team

Although we’ve had no newsletters recently, know the Media Team have been working ever so hard in the background! We hope you are keeping well and safe during these testing times.

We hope you enjoyed the Virtual Diwali Talent Show 2020 event. More about that in the ‘Samaj News/Updates’ section.

We have launched a new LinkTree site which contains all our current links, this allows for our current information to be easily accessible. Please follow the link, the rest will be self-explanatory.

https://linktr.ee/Athiasamaj

With our Facebook group, just a reminder it is only for UK members, there are a few who keep inviting people from abroad, please try refrain from doing this. All members are allowed to post on the Facebook page, mainly stuff that will be beneficial to the all our members, but please do note, the admins will review each post and ensure it is acceptable. No spam will be allowed, and if we have Samaj information going out, member posts will be paused so that important information isn’t lost.

Any questions, please email us at info@athiasamaj.co.uk

 


Samaj News/Updates

In this section we will post Samaj news and updates from the committee, which are for the whole community, but of a non-urgent nature.

 

From the Committee as a whole, we hope you are all well. We have 2 events coming up for the community. 

Athia Samaj Presents, Children’s Christmas Event 2020, and It’s Quizmas Time (online quiz).

If you haven’t already, you can fill out the form (https://forms.gle/SfCBq7vtq7artXTa8 – Please only fill if you have NOT filled already, form CLOSES 11th Dec 2020), and for the quiz, more details will follow in the coming weeks.

Please see posters below, and if you would like any further information, please do contact us on info@athiasamaj.co.uk 

 

We had a fantastic Virtual Diwali Talent Show, and we would like to once again thank our participants, host, media team and of course all our members worldwide for viewing and making it a memorable one!

Our host and participants were: Mahesh Patel, Yashika Patel, Unika Parmar, and Prachi Patel 

All our participants were provided with a trophy, chocolates, and a Diwali card to commemorate their taking part in the function, as well as this we made sure our host for all his efforts also received a Diwali card with a box of chocolates. 

We hope you’re all keeping safe. Please the latest government guidelines, and also specific guidelines about arranging Christmas bubbles should you need to. 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family


Community Member Messages

In this section we will post messages from community members given to us, which we have been asked to send to the whole community, but of a non-urgent nature.

 

Message from Dr Deepen Patel: 

RELAX WITH DINO SOUNDS

Sound is one of the best ways to relieve the stresses of life.  What you listen to plays a big part in what you think and how you feel. With this in mind, I have created a YouTube channel called ‘RELAX WITH DINO SOUNDS’ to not only help my patients but also help those who use sound as an avenue for relaxing.

My selection of videos are designed specifically to be of the frequency and sounds which help to calm nerves, relieve stress, lower anxiety and reduce depression. These include the peaceful sounds of rain, soothing waves, instrumental sounds, white noise, crackling fire and many more different sounds to come.  

Listening to these sounds help to reduce health issues such as high blood pressure and help cure insomnia naturally when listened to regularly and before sleeping. Understandably, this year has been challenging for all of us and being at the forefront of this has made me understand the need for these videos right now.  

I personally do not benefit from these videos other than listening to the sounds myself and seeing the significant impact they have on my patients. I can wholeheartedly say that I have first-hand seen the positive impact of them through the course of this pandemic on my own patients, and so would like to share them with the community. 

As an example, since the second lockdown was announced, I released a low-frequency fire place crackling sound video. This not only makes people feel better about being at home but it is also timely as the weather is colder and lifts the mood of our minds automatically, making being locked in at home easier to cope with. This is not apparent when watching or listening to the video but it indirectly is providing the listener with a positive experience of dealing with the second lockdown, offering a better coping mechanism for our minds.

To bring peace and happiness to your life try meditating and listening to soothing music, humming is also encouraged and lastly don’t forget to take a few moments for yourself in the day to keep you calm and relaxed.

The YouTube channel is updated on a weekly basis with up to three new videos every week. I work hard at crafting specific sounds which I believe will encourage mental well being and self-care. To gain the best benefits from the channel I advise those interested to SUBSCRIBE to the channel (this is FREE and easy to do, just press the SUBSCRIBE button) as my video’s are designed to help every individual’s journey through the pandemic in their own way and can be used time and time again, whenever you need it.

Dr Deepen Patel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTRrLMXWikLtT9FctQ7_6XA

 

If you would like to submit any news or information for the next newsletter, please do email us at info@athiasamaj.co.uk