WCSI Global Human Caring
October 12-13, 2018
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton East Sussex UK

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WCSI Arts Health Humanity – WCSI is working with European partners, local artists and influencers to offer a dynamic two-day (un)conference. With a combined offer of speakers and arts activities, participants will have a chance to experience the arts as a potential tool to inform their practice, self, and/or system. Speakers will speak on the theme of ‘What makes a healthy city/city of compassion or ‘Communitas Community’ based on the 10 Caritas Processes® developed by Distinguished Professor Jean Watson. Participants will be able to choose from experiential community caring-healing workshops on offer, including: visual expressive art; singing; creative writing; comedy (spoken word); holistic healing health modalities; and movement/dance. Talks will be from a variety of cultural sectors.Dr. Watson will be on hand to open and close the conference.

Intentional outcomes – To translate the ethos and ethics of Caring Science as a modality to impact a wider audience — to engage and support those working in a variety of sectors who share a common base: to consciously and intentionally bring Love to the center of our work, one person / one health practitioner / one Leader / one artist / one community, at a time.

Who is it for? – This conference is for anyone interested in health and well-being, community cohesion: educators, artists, civil servants, nurse practitioners, and health care systems. The offer is publicized through our WCSI family, Brighton Universities and Hospitals, their staff, UK Health systems, students, residents, and European affiliates such as the European Academy of Caring Science.

Vibrant, Colourful & Creative – Brighton is a fun, quirky coastal town only an hour away from central London by train. With its bohemian, creative vibe, Brighton is where England’s seaside experience goes from cold to cool.

Registration Fees

We use PayPal (credit card) or you can pay by invoice

~ two day conference $250 US (approx £184)
~ $310 US for two day conference registration & Champagne Reception (approx £228)
~ $60 US Oct 11th Evening Reception Only (approx £44)

Agenda Overview

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Champagne reception at Brighton’s famous Regency Royal Pavilion — 7:00 – 9:00PM
(additional $60)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Conference & Workshops The Old Ship Hotel — 8:30AM – 5:30PM
FREE Irish Music Night — 8:00PM – 11:00PM — All invited to Fiddler’s Elbow Pub for a pint and live acoustic music provided by Front Room Folk. With special guest: Award winning Lynn Ruth Miller – the world’s oldest stand-up comedienne!

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Conference & Workshops The Old Ship Hotel — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Closing Ceremony with Jean Watson — 5:00 – 5:45PM

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Lunch to Lunch Urban Retreat
10th-11th October (2 half days)

Being a Compassionate Activist — transforming self, nourishing others and making peace with the world
October 10th, 12:30pm – 5:30pm and October 11th, 10:00am – 2:00PM

Facilitated by Anna Biley DipN MSc (Nursing), Doctorate Caring Science (WCSI), Caritas Coach®,  and Dr Mary Rockwood Lane. Supported by Andy Bradley of Frameworks for Change
Location: The Friends Meeting House Ship Street Brighton BN1 1AF UK
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Please use the registration form below. Maximum Capacity 30.

 

Here is a podcast with Julie Watson and Andy Bradley from Frameworks For Change about communication challenges.

  • Kind faces, nurturing places, transformative spaces
  • Space for creative work through boxes and three worldviews (oppressive, ordinary, liberating)
  • We will work with who we are and why we are here — remembering — heart and soul work
  • Work with journeying and returning with contemplation and commitment.

This will be an excellent way to allow for time and headspace in preparation for the WCSI Arts Health and Humanity Conference.

Endorsed By:


Watson Caring Science Institute

Watson Caring Science Institute



University of Brighton



South East Dance



Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust


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Event Location:

The Old Ship Hotel
Kings Road
Brighton, East Sussex
BN1 1NR UK

Hotel Location:

Brighton Hilton Metropole
Kings Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2FU, UK
TEL: +44-1273-775-432

Five minutes walk from the conference venue

Hotel Registration

Room block for October 11-13, 2018
Rate expires September 13, 2018

  • Single room rate: £109 + VAT
  • Double room rate: £119 + VAT

Reference code: WATSON CARING

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Transportation Options
  • Taxi service British Airport Transfers — reasonable and reliable (around £87 from Heathrow – Brighton)
    • British Rail options
      • Gatwick Airport is 25 minutes by train
        • There are no direct trains from Heathrow to Brighton (it goes via London Paddington Station. Take the tube from Paddington to Victoria then train to Brighton)
          • Heathrow is 2 hours by car or bus
            • Bus info from Gatwick/Heathrow — efficient and inexpensive

            Registration Fees

            We use paypal or you can pay by invoice

            ~ $250 US (approx £184)
            ~ $310 US for Registration & Champagne Reception (approx £228)
            ~ $60 US Evening Reception Only (approx £44)

            Cancellation Policy:

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            • October 12, 2018 - October 13, 2018
              8:30 am - 5:45 pm