The Zen Project aims to make all things zen accessible to all, building a community that fosters resilience and creates calm amongst the chaos.
By sharing tools to help build resilience against the stressors of daily life, we can become better equipped to tackle them head on. The Gen Zen campaign focuses on addressing the wellbeing needs of today's young people, Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2012).
We need to raise £20,000 to fund the Gen Zen tour, bringing Zen to young people in the community in and around london.
The money raised will allow us to take our mobile studio, The Zen Den, to community groups over the course of two months, delivering in-person sessions on useful, quick and effective tools to facilitate zen whenever and wherever it is needed. Through the use of breathwork, guided meditation, and other evidence-backed zen practice, we provide free sessions and practical skills for managing stress and anxiety. These techniques are proven to help break the stress cycle, better equipping individuals in dealing with daily stressors. The space also provides a safe, multifunctional setting for groups to facilitate other activities focused on wellbeing, including arts and crafts and life coaching sessions. Through our partnerships with Centrepoint, Sapphire and the Single Homeless Project, we have been able to share our wide variety of sessions with key groups helping people in need, but we cannot stop there. With your help we can help young people lay the foundations for emotional wellbeing.
Importantly, our campaign not only provides a physical space for community groups to learn and practice zen techniques & self-care, but also initiates conversation specifically about child and adolescent mental health in the right settings. Through our online campaign, we hope to remove the stigma associated with discussing mental health amongst young people and build a community of organisations invested in taking action. Generation Zen are our future, supporting them is essential and we all have a role to play.