‘’I get lost inside my mind.” - Justin Michael
Anxiety is a normal part of life, and everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point. This workshop provides information on the psychological and physical symptoms of anxiety and strategies to manage this including through simple cognitive behaviour therapy techniques.
We will look at what is anxiety, how it manifests and can affect you in everyday situations and what you can do to manage it.
‘’You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger’’ - Buddha
Anger can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, for example, or motivate you to find solutions to problems. But excessive anger can cause problems. In this workshop, we will look at understanding the role anger plays in our lives, how it affects you and your life and ways to manage and overcome it.
‘’No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.’’ - Patrick J. Kennedy
People living with any addiction - be it to gambling, alcohol or substance misuse - can have complex and difficult lives. This workshop is for those who are interested in learning about addictions, are either dealing with addictions personally or someone close to them i.e. family or friends. (For frontline staff who may be working with people experiencing addictions, our workshop on Working with addictions will be more appropriate). We will look at what is an addiction, its impact on you and others, and making manageable changes.
‘’When you can stop, you don't want to. And when you want to stop, you can't. That's addiction.” - Luke Davies
This one day workshop is for frontline staff and professionals wanting to have a better understanding of addictions and how to support someone with a dependency to a substance (e.g. alcohol, drugs, pain relief tablets) or a behavior ( e.g. shopping, gambling, porn). In this workshop, we will look at different forms of addiction, how to identify it and create/motivate change, and supporting the recovery process.
“You can’t always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside’’ - Wayne Dyer
During this workshop we will discuss what stress is and what happens in our bodies when we start to feel stressed, anxious and/or overwhelmed. We will look at how patterns of behaviour can form over time, meaning that we can get stuck in unhelpful ways of reacting to stressful situations. We will learn what we can do to help us cope and manage stress in healthy ways.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers
This workshop is for people who are interested in or thinking of embarking on professional counselling training. It is also suitable for those in professional roles where such an understanding would be beneficial in interacting with others, such as those where counselling skills will add to their professional roles such as human resources, teaching, coaching, parenting caring roles, management, and those with a customer interface. In it, we discuss what is counselling and what you need to do to start. We also look at developing some practical skills that we can use in everyday situations.
“Gambling is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.” - George Washington
Gambling can take many forms, such as lotteries, scratch cards, bingo, betting on the footie or a flutter on the races. For some people this can become a form of addiction which can have serious impact on their financial and emotional health. In this workshop, we look at understanding gambling and its various forms, how it affects you and others and developing some simple strategies on managing a gambling problem.
‘’One day, or day one. You decide’’ - Unknown
This workshop is for professionals to help develop a better understanding of how to enable and manage change in the people they support in their roles.
In the workshop, we look at identifying where a person is regarding their perception of the need to address a problem (e.g. alcohol, drugs, smoking) willingness or readiness to change and how to support this. Participants will be asked to bring a case study or real life scenario to which the learning can be applied as we progress through the workshop.
Healthier working environments mean less staff absenteeism and more positive employee engagement. In this one day workshop, we work with your management team to look at how to create a mentally healthier working environment that improves the wellbeing of your staff team and helps to prevent mental health problems. As part of this, we will look at how to identify important stress warning signals before it’s too late, how to respond and steps that you can take in a practical way.
Fees: £975 (in-house)
Good stress management in the workplace can help us to adapt to challenging circumstances and change within the work place and develop healthy relationships with our colleagues. In these sessions, we look at what is or can make you stressed, what we can change for ourselves and how to use proven techniques to help us reduce or prevent feelings of stress.
Fees: £275 (max 10 participants)