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Blue Workshops

More detailed sessions that focus on making positive changes to habits, behaviours and lifestyle. The workshops support you to maintain positive change or take steps towards making a change. These more structured sessions aim to provide you with helpful tools and strategies.  Where a series, we recommend learners attend all sessions starting with our green workshops.


Classroom safety

We are very pleased to welcome learners onto selected workshops in a phased return back to the classroom.

The wellbeing and safety of our staff, volunteers and learners are paramount. Before you book, and immediately before you attend, please ensure you have no Covid-19 symptoms. Also, please take time to read our guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact us at bristol.wellbeing.college@second-step.co.uk or
0117 914 5498

Anxiety Series

Our Anxiety Series has been created to explore different aspect of anxiety, identifying levels of anxiety, our response to it, the tools we use and how we gain a sense of empowerment and calm. We will identify different strategies to try out in each session which will help develop our internal resources to better manage our anxiety.

If you are new to this series, we recommend starting with our Green Anxiety Series

DateSession FocusLocationTime
Fri 23 AprAnxiety 3 - Calming the Mind & EmotionsOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Fri 30 AprAnxiety 4 - Changing PerspectiveOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Thu 20 MayAnxiety 3 - Calming the Mind & EmotionsOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Thu 27 MayAnxiety 4 - Changing PerspectiveOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Fri 18 JunAnxiety 3 - Calming the Mind & EmotionsOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Fri 25 JunAnxiety 4 - Changing PerspectiveOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30

Be Present Series

Spread across our green and blue sessions, our ‘Be Present’ series is an eight session series. These sessions explore the different ways we can achieve a focused awareness. The sessions incorporate elements of mindfulness and meditation practice that bring us back to the present moment, helping to focus our attention, improve our self-awareness and keep us living in the now.

If you are new to this series, we recommend starting with our Green Be Present Sessions

DateSession FocusLocationTime
Tue 27 AprSelf Connection MeditationOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Tue 11 MayAppreciation MeditationOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Tue 18 MaySelf Compassion MeditationOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Tue 25 MayVisualisation MeditationOnline Workshop10:30 -11:30
Tue 8 JunSoundscapes MedicationOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Tue 15 JunStillness MeditationOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30

Building Resilience

When life gets challenging what do we do to cope and carry on? Within this session we discover how we might approach a difficult situation, what behaviours/actions might hold us back and what approaches move us forward.

Thu 22 AprJohn Wesley's Chapel (City Centre)14:00 - 15:30
Tue 11 MayJohn Wesley's Chapel (City Centre)14:00 - 15:30
Wed 19 MayOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Wed 16 JunJohn Wesley's Chapel (City Centre)14:00 - 15:30
Mon 21 JunOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00
Thu 24 JunJohn Wesley's Chapel (City Centre)14:00 - 15:30

Compassionate Voice

We are often very familiar with our critical voice, which damages our self-esteem and confidence. One way to combat this is to become aware of the compassionate and caring sides of ourselves. Within this session we consider those unhelpful thoughts and the things we say to ourselves and begin to learn to allow our compassionate voice to be heard.

Thu 29 AprOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00
Wed 12 MayOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00
Tue 22 JunOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00

Depression Series

Motivation and Hope are often difficult to find when we are feeling depressed. We have created our Depression Series to help explore these areas, identify strategies, tools and techniques to help move us to a better feeling place and unlock our potential.

If you are new to this series we would recommend starting with the green Depression Session: Finding Creativity

DateSession FocusLocationTime
Wed 14 AprFinding HopeOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Wed 21 AprFinding MotivationOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Tue 25 MayFinding HopeOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00
Tue 8 JunFinding MotivationOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00
Thu 24 JunFinding HopeOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00

Personal Wellness throughout a Pandemic

As our world moves forward with the pandemic, we take time to reflect on our concerns, consider how we adjust and reconnect with the world. Our focus will be on the things that are within our control, and tools that help build resilience, self- kindness and understanding.

Fri 7 MayOnline Workshop10:30 - 12:00
Wed 26 MayOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00

Reframing Loneliness

Loneliness is an epidemic of our times. This session explores how we can better cope and live with isolation by reconnecting foremost with ourselves. By taking inspiration and ideas from a range of individuals, cultures and professions – from the Dalai Lama to the latest research in Western psychology – this session involves discussion-based and interactive activities to help us reflect on what we currently do and helpful things we might do to reduce a sense of loneliness.

Fri 14 MayOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Tue 29 JunOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30

Writing Series

In our Writing for Wellbeing series, we get in touch with our creative side to explore our world through written word. During a time when we may feel stuck or isolated, writing provides a platform to connect with others and discover a form of freedom through expression. Within this series, we explore and connect with elements of our being: and round off the series with a session dedicated to writing stories on a chosen theme.

If you are new to this series, we recommend starting with the Green Writing Series

DateSession FocusLocationTime
Mon 26 AprWriting 3: EmotionsOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00
Mon 10 MayWriting 4: MemoryOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00
Mon 17 MayWriting 5: (Re)Building StoriesOnline Workshop14:00 - 15:00
Wed 16 JunWriting 3: EmotionsOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30
Wed 23 JunWriting 4: MemoryOnline Workshop10:30 - 11:30

Shane's story

"I can laugh at myself and with people"

Since getting involved with the Wellbeing College, Shane’s outlook on life has changed dramatically. Watch this short video to find out more.

For more stories visit the Wellbeing College blog >