Workshops

We are currently unable to offer our full range of workshops due to the current guidance regarding social distancing. We are working hard to ensure these are all available in an online format as soon as possible.

Online Interactive Webinars

Below are workshops that we are currently delivering as live webinars. These take place on video conferencing (supported by Microsoft Teams) and a therapist will present the topic live. There’s no pressure or expectation for you to speak, but there is the opportunity to interact and ask questions if you choose to. If you are interested in attending one of these workshops please see our how to self-refer page.

 

Managing Uncertainty & Anxiety during covid 19 

This workshop looks at the role of  uncertainty and how this impacts on our anxiety levels. The workshop will help look at our own  beliefs about uncertainty and strategies to help cope during uncertain times, drawing upon compassion focused therapy principles.

 

Managing Mood during covid 19 

This workshop will look at low mood,  and how this can become a vicious cycle making us feel stuck. It will include strategies to challenge unhelpful negative thoughts , manage worry or over-thinking, drawing upon compassion focused therapy principles.

 

Staying Resilient during Covid 19 

This workshop looks at what resilience is, the factors that influence this,  and strategies to improve emotional resilience.

 

Stress and wellbeing using Compassion Focused Therapy 

This workshop looks at how we experience stress,  and will discuss wellbeing strategies and management using compassion focused therapy principles.

An Introduction to Mindfulness

This workshop is for those who have an interest in mindfulness. The practice of mindfulness encourages us to become more aware of the present moment, and to pay attention (with acceptance and without judgement) to the thoughts, feelings and sensations we experience. In this way, mindfulness allows us to develop a better understanding or ourselves and of the world around us. This workshop will guide you through a number of mindfulness meditations. After each practice, there will be a space to reflect, and to consider how these practices can be applied in your day-to-day life to improve your emotional wellbeing.

 

Online Video workshops

Below are the workshops that have been created to watch online, allowing you the freedom to watch when it is convenient to you:

Assertiveness

This workshop is for those who would like to develop an assertive style of communication. To be assertive means to be neither passive nor aggressive, and instead to communicate your needs clearly without invalidating the needs of others. This workshop will provide you with an understanding of different styles of communication, and allow you to consider how your communication style can impact on yourself and others. It will introduce a number of different techniques and strategies that can be practised to develop your own assertive style of communication. 

Relaxation

This workshop is for those who are feeling stressed and want to learn some strategies to relax. A build-up of stress can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, and impact upon many areas of our daily life. This workshop will allow you to develop an understanding of what causes stress, and bring awareness to both helpful and unhelpful coping strategies. Relaxation is an effective way to counteract stress, and within the workshop you will be invited to practice a number of different relaxation exercises to calm both your body and mind.

Sleep

This workshop is for those who are experiencing difficulties with sleep. Sleep problems are commonly associated with low mood, stress and anxiety, and can have an impact on both physical and emotional wellbeing. This workshop will provide you with an understanding of what maintains sleep difficulties, and will help to bust some common sleep myths. It will provide an introduction to sleep hygiene, providing a variety of tips and techniques to help improve the quality and quantity of your sleep.

Supporting guided relaxation techniques

The above online workshops recommend some guided relaxation strategies, such as Progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, and visualisation exercises. The below link provides some online NHS approved versions that you can try. They are helpfully available in male or female voices, so you can choose which you are most comfortable with.

Relaxation techniques

Recovering from COVID-19 workshops

North West London Recovery college and occupational therapy have teamed up to deliver a number of online workshops to support people during the pandemic. For more information on how to join please take a look at their leaflet here for dates and links to join.

These include workshops on:

  • Managing anxiety
  • An introduction to mindfulness
  • Understanding low mood
  • Sleep
  • How to manage tiredness and fatigue
  • Returning to work support
  • How to keep up healthy routines during the pandemic
  • Coping with Chritmas time (and other big days)

Interested? Please see our How To Self-Refer page for further information.