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.
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.
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
|Fri 23 Apr||Anxiety 3 - Calming the Mind & Emotions||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Fri 30 Apr||Anxiety 4 - Changing Perspective||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Thu 20 May||Anxiety 3 - Calming the Mind & Emotions||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Thu 27 May||Anxiety 4 - Changing Perspective||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Fri 18 Jun||Anxiety 3 - Calming the Mind & Emotions||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Fri 25 Jun||Anxiety 4 - Changing Perspective||Online Workshop||10:30 - 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
|Tue 27 Apr||Self Connection Meditation||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Tue 11 May||Appreciation Meditation||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Tue 18 May||Self Compassion Meditation||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Tue 25 May||Visualisation Meditation||Online Workshop||10:30 -11:30|
|Tue 8 Jun||Soundscapes Medication||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Tue 15 Jun||Stillness Meditation||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
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 Apr||John Wesley's Chapel (City Centre)||14:00 - 15:30|
|Tue 11 May||John Wesley's Chapel (City Centre)||14:00 - 15:30|
|Wed 19 May||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Wed 16 Jun||John Wesley's Chapel (City Centre)||14:00 - 15:30|
|Mon 21 Jun||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
|Thu 24 Jun||John Wesley's Chapel (City Centre)||14:00 - 15:30|
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 Apr||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
|Wed 12 May||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
|Tue 22 Jun||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
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
|Wed 14 Apr||Finding Hope||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Wed 21 Apr||Finding Motivation||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Tue 25 May||Finding Hope||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
|Tue 8 Jun||Finding Motivation||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
|Thu 24 Jun||Finding Hope||Online Workshop||14:00 - 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 May||Online Workshop||10:30 - 12:00|
|Wed 26 May||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
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 May||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Tue 29 Jun||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
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
|Mon 26 Apr||Writing 3: Emotions||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
|Mon 10 May||Writing 4: Memory||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
|Mon 17 May||Writing 5: (Re)Building Stories||Online Workshop||14:00 - 15:00|
|Wed 16 Jun||Writing 3: Emotions||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|
|Wed 23 Jun||Writing 4: Memory||Online Workshop||10:30 - 11:30|