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Green Workshops

Lighter workshops offering an introduction into various ways to improve wellbeing. They are accessible to anyone, encouraging self-expression and self-care.  Workshops involve techniques, activities, and ways to connect with our senses, to develop a wellbeing toolkit.

For a list of our workshops and courses, download a copy of our latest printable prospectus.

Classroom safety

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

Online Zoom Workshops

Our online wellbeing workshops are delivered via Zoom video conferencing software.  You can download to your device here: https://zoom.us/download.  If you need technical advice or assistance to access Zoom before workshops, let us know and we will be pleased to help.

Please read our Guide to a Safe Online Learning Environment before attending our online wellbeing workshops.

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

Arts & Crafts

A supportive space to explore your creative side with arts and crafts. We provide resources and ideas, from making pompoms to canvas painting, you can also free style with your own projects from home, or relax with mindful colouring. No previous experience required, these workshops are about coming together and discovering your creativity while connecting with others.

DateWorkshop FocusVenueTime
Mon 22 JulCreating a Journal John Wesley’s New Room (City Centre)14:30 – 16:30

Assertive Communication: Saying "No"

Many people find communicating their needs and points of view difficult, fearing they may come across as either too passive or aggressive. Communicating clearly can help reduce stress levels, creates healthy boundaries and promotes self- confidence. In this workshop we explore ways we can be more assertive, with a focus on saying "No".

Tue 18 JunWellspring Settlement (Ducie Road, Barton Hill)10:30 – 12:30

B-ACE (Body Care, Achieve, Connect, Enjoy)

Body Care, Achieve, Connect, Enjoy (better known as B-ACE) is a recovery-focused tool which can help us create a sense of balance in our lives. Through using this tool we can acknowledge what we do well and identify areas for improvement.

Tue 30 JulWellspring Settlement (Ducie Road, Barton Hill)10:30 - 12:30

Be Present Series

Spread across green and blue workshops, our ‘Be Present’ series is an eight session series. These workshops explore the different ways we can achieve a focused awareness. The workshops 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 would like to take part in our Be Present series we still have some Blue Be Present Workshops available for booking.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Better Sleep

The approach of this workshop is not to cure insomnia, rather it is about self-management techniques to help you to tackle your sleep problems, increase your satisfaction with sleep, and deal effectively with sleep difficulties when they occur.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Introduction to Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of life; it affects us all to varying degrees. In this introductory workshop we identify some common causes of anxiety, explore our autonomic nervous system and the impact anxiety has on our body and wellbeing. We identify and practise a few simple techniques to help reduce the symptoms of anxiety. This is an ideal foundation prior to attending the course.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Making Picture Poems

Our Making Picture Poem workshops aim to encourage us to escape sense and order. We will explore making poetry with our hands to celebrate scribbles, crossings out, forgotten notes and strange scrawls. We discover self-expression through collage, shape and colour as well as words.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Mind & Movement

It’s no secret that moving is good for our wellbeing, yet it is so often a topic that comes loaded with expectation and stigma. This workshop explores the many positives of integrating movement into our lives, as well as the obstacles and challenges we may face in doing so. We will reflect on personal motivations to move, before considering steps that help us move in tune with our values and goals.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Mindful Portraits

This workshop is all about relaxing, letting go and creating simple drawings using a continuous line. Working from images provided on screen, it is a chance to enjoy the simple pleasure of making marks on paper and create some expressive and often entertaining portraits. No previous experience or drawing skills required.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Mindful Walks

Taking inspiration from our popular ‘Walks to Wellbeing’ course, the ’Mindful Walks’ workshops will provide the opportunity to connect as a group whilst taking in the beauty of our home city. We will access calm amidst the hustle & bustle through a range of exercises focusing on the senses and how we experience them. Reset, connect and breathe with our Mindful Walks.

Thu 20 JunThe Museum10:30 - 12:00
Thu 27 JunThe Harbourside10:30 - 12:00

Step into Mindfulness (Level 1)

In this workshop we uncover the basic concept of mindfulness, discover the benefits of regular practise as well as ways in which everyday tasks can be practised mindfully. Throughout this workshop we will try out some simple guided meditations.

If you have attended Step into Mindfulness (Level 1), you will find our Level 2 workshop on our Blue Workshops Page.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Ways to Wellbeing

Improve wellbeing and mental health with 5 simple, practical, tools that can easily be incorporated into daily life and provide benefits to all.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Writing Workshops

In our Writing workshops, 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 these workshops, we explore and connect with elements of our being: and round them off with a workshop dedicated to writing stories on a chosen theme.

New workshop dates available later in 2024

Wellbeing Cafe

Our Wellbeing Café sessions are relaxed afternoons of company and conversation both online and in a regular café space. Here you can also book onto workshops and find out more of what the college has to offer.

Every TuesdayBoston Tea Party (Cheltenham Road in Stokes Croft)14:00 - 16:00
Mon 24 JunOnline15:00 - 16:00
Mon 22 JulOnline15:00 - 16:00

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.

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