A Matter of Mind

– is a theatrical lecture incorporating neuroscientific research on the impact of violence on the brain and the effect of Mindfulness as a potential coping strategy.
The project was created by Cardboard Citizens, a theatre company that have been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless and marginalised people for over twenty years.

A Matter of Mind was presented at Rich Mix in September 2014.
Woven through the lecture is a performance of CHILL YER BONES by Ali Taylor.
Sam is 15 and on the verge of taking her GCSEs. In just a months time she’ll have to prove herself and the world just how smart she really is. The only problem is that Sam is sinking.
As a carer at home, for her depressed Dad and neglected younger sister, the weight of the world is on her shoulders. It’s getting to be too much and the cracks are starting to show….

As exam day approaches the demands from family, friends, and school get bigger and bigger until Sam evenually explodes.