The presentations from the house that sat down!
‘Surviving The House That Sat Down!’
‘Surviving the house that sat down’ is Alice May’s signature presentation. It is a positive and uplifting talk based on the events of three years ago when Alice’s house partially collapsed one day and she and her husband and 4 children were forced to move into a tent in the garden. They were on the verge of losing everything.
It was shocking! And yet it was not the end of the world. Amazing things can come from disaster.
As a direct result of what happened that day Alice is now happier than she has ever been before.
Using her own personal artwork as illustration, Alice’s signature talk gives a flavour of her inspiring journey from the ruins of her home to her life now as a writer, artist and public speaker.
Chasing Rainbows: The Power of Creativity to Heal
The world is an increasingly stressful place and it's important that we find ways to deal with the pressures of everyday life. Creative activities are hugely beneficial as stress-busters.
In this presentation Alice tells the story of her grandmother, Naomi, who was among the first cohort of patients in the UK to be treated using art as a therapy in the 1940s.
Using original artwork as illustration, Alice discussed some of the original art therapy theories and why creative activities are so beneficial for boosting resilience and building positive mental health.
As a part-time school librarian Alice enjoys running fun and relaxed school holiday clubs devoted to encouraging children to enjoy writing, illustrating and sharing their own stories.
Alice has spoken for many groups including:
The Women's Institute
The Towns Women's Guild
Successful Women in Business
Dynamic Women in Business
Making Mumpreneurs Momentum Days
Poole Yacht Club
The Live Laugh Love Ladies Club
Netley Marsh Parish Council
The New Milton Networking Group
Alice is DBS checked and also listed as a speaker on the official Hampshire Federation of Women's Institute Speakers List and also in the Dorset Women's Institute speakers book.
Alice was very honoured to be nominated for a Venus Award 2017 as an 'Inspirational Woman' and for a Successful Women in Business Award for Creativity in 2018.
In 2019, Alice was a finalist in the Overcoming Adversity category for the Successful Women In Business Awards.