World’s first ‘wellness shed’ stirs up mindfulness

Can slowly stirring a pot of steaming hot soup really calm a chaotic commute? GLORIOUS! Soups is putting that theory to the test with the world’s first ‘wellness shed’ pop-up in Shoreditch on October 19.

Inside the shed, built by Tiger Sheds, you’ll find a unique virtual reality (VR) mindfulness experience that involves stirring a pot of soup as slowly as possible. The VR is accompanied by binaural music which is scientifically proven to improve mindfulness.

The world’s first ‘wellness shed’ is one of the very first pop-ups to be held at the brand new Creative Debuts venue on Curtain Road in Shoreditch. The idea behind it is to demonstrate the benefits of taking a few moments to be mindful, whatever you’re doing and wherever you are.

So, if you’re in Shoreditch on October 19 why not head over to experience some virtual reality mindfulness? The shed is open to the public between 12noon and 7pm and is completely free.

We spoke to Dr Barbara Mariposa, author of The Mindfulness Playbook, who said: “Cooking and eating are just some of the many opportunities we have to slow down and savour the moment. Taking time to really experience the texture, colour, flavour and smell of food as you cook it then eat it really helps you have a multi-sensory experience, which is wonderful for your wellbeing. Mindfulness is about experiencing, not thinking about experiencing!

“If you’re under pressure or have a deadline, all the more reason to make sure you press pause regularly, especially to eat, to stay on top of your game. Heat up a pot of soup in the microwave, stir slowly and then eat. Step away from your desk and laptop, and slow down enough to savour your soup. This will ensure you absorb all the nutrients from your food more effectively. Don’t forget we need these very nutrients to help us perform effectively at work.”

The world’s first wellness shed pop-up is being held to mark the launch of GLORIOUS! Soups new & improved range of Super Soups. The flavours are:

The GLORIOUS! Super Soups pots (600g) are available end of September in Asda, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons and Ocado with an RRP from £2. Oh, and they’re delicious by the way…