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Effective Communication and Assertiveness Workshop

Date: 01/07/17 Location: Paulton

Address:
The Turner Room
Paulton Memorial Hospital
Paulton, BANES
BS39 7SB
United Kingdom Map and Directions

Date: 01/07/17


This free workshop introduces Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) and Assertiveness Techniques to improve our Communication Skills.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding different styles of communication and the impact on us and other people
  • Discussing assertiveness and how to communicate our needs
  • Helpful ways to put techniques into practice

This is a taught workshop, run in a group format and there will be some group discussion and group exercises – although participation in these is optional.

This workshop will run for one session held on a Saturday morning between 10:00pm and 12:30 pm.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Available Spaces: 30

Managing Negative Thinking Workshop

Date: 01/07/17 Location: Paulton

Address:
The Turner Room
Paulton Memorial Hospital
Paulton, BANES
BS39 7SB
United Kingdom Map and Directions

Date: 01/07/17

This free workshop aims to help people understand negative thoughts and unhelpful thinking. It introduces Cognitive Behavioural Theory as a method of effectively coping with negative thoughts.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding what negative automatic thoughts are
  • Gaining some knowledge about different unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Techniques to manage and balance out unhelpful thoughts.

This is a taught workshop, run in a group format and there will be some group discussion and group exercises – although participation in these is optional.

This workshop will run for one session held on a Saturday between 13:30 am and 16:00 pm.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Available Spaces: 29

Stress and Mood Management

Date: 07/07/17 Location: Keynsham

Address:
The Fellowship Room
Keynsham Methodist Key Centre
Keynsham, BANES
BA31 2JA
UNITED KINGDOM Map and Directions

Date: 07/07/17

This free course introduces Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) as a method of effectively reducing difficult emotions such as anxiety, depression and anger.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding anxiety and general stress
  • Techniques for managing difficult thoughts
  • Managing the expectations we set ourselves and others
  • Techniques for communicating assertively
  • Helpful ways to put techniques into practice

This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part.

This course will run for three weekly sessions held on a Friday afternoon between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Please note - There is limited parking at Keynsham Methodist Key Centre, we recommend parking in one of the nearby carparks or using public transport.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Available Spaces: 24

Introduction to Mindfulness

Date: 10/07/17 Location: Paulton

Address:
The Turner Room
Paulton Memorial Hospital
Paulton, BANES
BS39 7SB
United Kingdom Map and Directions

Date: 10/07/17

We can often live our lives on “auto-pilot” and react habitually to situations in unhelpful ways. Mindfulness allows us to be more flexible in our response to the stresses of life, to be less driven and distressed by our thoughts and emotions, and to appreciate each moment of life more fully. Mindfulness can be beneficial for people experiencing low mood or anxiety, and for managing long term health conditions. More information can be found under the ‘What we offer’ section of the website.

This course will include:

  • An introduction to the mindfulness approach
  • Mindfulness practices such as bodyscan, sitting meditation and mindful movement

Please note this course is structured differently to our other courses, and will involve participating in mindfulness practices followed by small group discussions about this experience.

If possible we would like participants to do the bodyscan lying down. It would be preferable if you could bring something to lie on such as a mat or blanket, if this is a problem there will be a few spare mats provided.

Body temperature tends to lower doing the bodyscan and therefore we recommend ensuring you have warm clothes or a blanket to cover you. The course involves daily practice between the weekly sessions - further details will be given out at the end of each session.

This course will run for four weekly sessions held on a Monday afternoon between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm.

Please not that there will be no course running on Monday 29th of May due to the Bank Holiday. The fouth session will be on the 5th of June instead.

Important - GP surgery

If you are not registered with a GP practice in BaNES, please contact your GP surgery to find out about the services available in your area.

Available Spaces: 5

Managing Worry

Date: 10/07/17 Location: Bath

Address:
Claremont (Nexus) Methodist Church
Eastbourne Avenue
Bath
BA1 6EN Map and Directions

Date: 10/07/17

This free course is aimed at people experiencing problems with anxiety, focusing on general anxiety and excessive worry.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding how to manage worry
  • How our thoughts and beliefs can contribute to worry and how to reduce their impact
  • How to manage and limit the impact of worry on our day to day lives
  • How to manage and tolerate uncertainty
  • How to turn unproductive worry into helpful problem-solving
  • How to develop your own plan for overcoming anxiety in a step-by-step manner

This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part.

This course will run for three weekly sessions held on a Monday afternoon between 14:00 pm and 16:00 pm.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Please note – There is no parking available at Claremont (Nexus) Methodist Church. We recommend parking nearby or using public transport.

Please note – The church building is undergoing renovation works and unfortunately the course may need to be held on the first floor during this time. There will be no wheelchair access and participants will need to use the stairs to get to the room. Please contact our admin line if you had any further questions about this on 01225 675150.

During the church renovations, please use the side door, located down the path to the right of the main entrance and then ring the doorbell to be let into the building.

Available Spaces: 18

Managing Panic Attacks and Phobias

Date: 11/07/17 Location: Bath

Address:
The Training Room, Bath City Farm
Kelston View
Bath, BANES
BA2 1NW
United Kingdom Map and Directions

Date: 11/07/17

This free course is aimed at people experiencing problems with panic attacks and / or phobias and associatied anxiety.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding how and why panic attacks, phobias and anxiety problems develop and are maintained
  • The meaning and causes of the physical symptoms of panic attacks and phobias and how to cope with them using a range of relaxation and mindfulness techniques
  • How our thoughts and beliefs can contribute to panic attacks, phobias and anxiety problems and how to reduce their impact
  • How to develop your own plan for overcoming panic attacks, phobias and anxiety in a step-by-step manner

This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part.

This course will run for three weekly sessions held on a Tuesday afternoon between 14:00 pm and 16:00 pm.

How to find the room: From the car park walk down the steps (or the paved path next to the steps), which is near the bike rack. At the bottom of the steps turn right. Go past the ‘staff and volunteers only’ sign. The training room is located in the wooden building on the left hand side, and it is the 2nd door on the left.

Please note - Bath City Farm is situated on a hillside and has uneven ground. If you have mobility problems this site might be unsuitable. Please contact our admin line if you have any further questions about this on 01225 675150.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Available Spaces: 20

Coping with Low Mood and Depression

Date: 13/07/17 Location: Saltford

Address:
Avon Room
Saltford Hall
Saltford, BANES
BS31 3BY
UNITED KINGDOM Map and Directions

Date: 13/07/17

This free course looks at the nature of low mood and depression and demonstrates different methods of dealing with this difficult emotion.

This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part.

This course will run for three weekly sessions held on a Thursday mornings between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Available Spaces: 33

Stress and Mood Management

Date: 13/07/17 Location: Bath

Address:
Meeting Room 3, New Oriel Hall
Brookleaze Buildings
Bath, BANES
BA1 6RA
United Kingdom Map and Directions

Date: 13/07/17

This free course introduces Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) as a method of effectively reducing difficult emotions such as anxiety, depression and anger.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding anxiety and general stress
  • Techniques for managing difficult thoughts
  • Managing the expectations we set ourselves and others
  • Techniques for communicating assertively
  • Helpful ways to put techniques into practice

This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part.

This course will run for three weekly sessions held on a Thursday afternoon between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Please note - The room where the course is held is on the 1st floor. The only way to access this room is via the stairs, as there is no lift available. If you have mobility problems this venue may be unsuitable. Please contact our admin line if you have any further questions about this on 01225 675150.

There is limited parking at New Oriel Hall, we recommend parking nearby or using public transport.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Available Spaces: 13

Beating Low Self-Esteem

Date: 14/07/17 Location: Paulton

Address:
The Turner Room
Paulton Memorial Hospital
Paulton, BANES
BS39 7SB
United Kingdom Map and Directions

Date: 14/07/17

This free course aims to understand how low self-esteem is maintained and teaches ways to break the cycle.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to self-esteem
  • Understanding how our beliefs and expectations impact self-esteem
  • Managing difficult thoughts
  • Developing self-compassion
  • Managing social anxiety
  • Helpful ways to move forward

This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part.

Please note that we recommend attending the Stress and Mood Management course before beginning this course.

This course will run for three weekly sessions held on a Friday mornings between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Available Spaces: 34

Managing Negative Thinking Workshop

Date: 17/07/17 Location: Keynsham

Address:
Castle Primary School
Newlands Road
Keynsham, BANES
BS31 2TS Map and Directions

Date: 17/07/17

This free workshop aims to help people understand negative thoughts and unhelpful thinking. It introduces Cognitive Behavioural Theory as a method of effectively coping with negative thoughts.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding what negative automatic thoughts are
  • Gaining some knowledge about different unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Techniques to manage and balance out unhelpful thoughts

This is a taught workshop, run in a group format and there will be some group discussion and group exercises – although participation in these is optional.

This workshop will run for one session held on a Monday Evening between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.

Upon arrival please report to the school reception where you will be directed to the course room.

Please note – We recommend parking nearby or using public transport. If you are coming by car please park considerately and legally on public roads nearby. Newlands Road is a cul de sac and is very busy, especially at peak times, and parking is limited as this is a busy, residential street.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Available Spaces: 27

Managing Worry

Date: 18/07/17 Location: Bath

Address:
Winter Garden Room
St Martins Hospital
Bath
BA2 5RP Map and Directions

Date: 18/07/17

This free course is aimed at people experiencing problems with anxiety, focusing on general anxiety and excessive worry.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding how to manage worry
  • How our thoughts and beliefs can contribute to worry and how to reduce their impact
  • How to manage and limit the impact of worry on our day to day lives
  • How to manage and tolerate uncertainty
  • How to turn unproductive worry into helpful problem-solving
  • How to develop your own plan for overcoming anxiety in a step-by-step manner

This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up to you how much or how little you choose to take part.

This course will run for three weekly sessions held on a Tuesday evening between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.

Please note - There is limited parking at St. Martins Hospital (less busy in the evenings). The course will be held in the Winter Garden Room. Please report to the Main Hospital Wards (MH1) reception (this building can be found on the left hand side of the hospital site, next to the disabled parking).

Available Spaces: 8

Introduction to Mindfulness

Date: 18/07/17 Location: Bath

Address:
Bath NHS House
R.U.H
Bath
BA1 3QE
United Kingdom Map and Directions

Date: 18/07/17

We can often live our lives on “auto-pilot” and react habitually to situations in unhelpful ways. Mindfulness allows us to be more flexible in our response to the stresses of life, to be less driven and distressed by our thoughts and emotions, and to appreciate each moment of life more fully. Mindfulness can be beneficial for people experiencing low mood or anxiety, and for managing long term health conditions. More information can be found under the ‘What we offer’ section of the website.

This course will include:

  • An introduction to the mindfulness approach
  • Mindfulness practices such as bodyscan, sitting meditation and mindful movement

Please note this course is structured differently to our other courses, and will involve participating in mindfulness practices followed by small group discussions about this experience.

If possible we would like participants to do the bodyscan lying down. It would be preferable if you could bring something to lie on such as a mat or blanket, if this is a problem there will be a few spare mats provided.

Body temperature tends to lower doing the bodyscan and therefore we recommend ensuring you have warm clothes or a blanket to cover you. The course involves daily practice between the weekly sessions - further details will be given out at the end of each session.

This course will run for three weekly sessions held on a Tuesday evening between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

Please note – There is no parking available at Bath NHS House. We recommend parking nearby or using public transport. Please allow extra time for parking if parking on the R.U.H site.

Available Spaces: 5

Stress Reduction Workshop

Date: 29/07/17 Location: Bath

Address:
Hillview Lodge
Royal United Hospital
Bath
BA1 3NG Map and Directions

Date: 29/07/17

This free workshop aims to help people understand stress and introduces Cognitive Behavioural Theory as a method of effectively reducing stress levels.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding general stress
  • Understanding causes and maintenance of stress
  • Physical symptoms of stress.
  • Techniques for managing stress

This is a taught workshop, run in a group format and there will be some group discussion and group exercises – although participation in these is optional.

This workshop will run for one session held on a Saturday between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

The course will be held at Hillview Lodge which is based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and is located near to the Oasis swimming pool and cafe. The room being used will be the Long Room. To enter Hillview Lodge there is a buzzer system and someone will allow you access to the building.

Available Spaces: 10

Address:
Hillview Lodge
Royal United Hospital
Bath
BA1 3NG Map and Directions

Date: 29/07/17

This free workshop introduces Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) and Assertiveness Techniques to improve our Communication Skills.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding different styles of communication and the impact on us and other people
  • Discussing assertiveness and how to communicate our needs
  • Helpful ways to put techniques into practice

This is a taught workshop, run in a group format and there will be some group discussion and group exercises – although participation in these is optional.

This workshop will run for one session held on a Saturday afternoon between 13:30pm and 16:00 pm.

Important - GP surgery

If you do not have a GP in Banes please contact your GP surgery to find out what services are available in your area.

The course will be held at Hillview Lodge which is based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and is located near to the Oasis swimming pool and cafe. The room being used will be the Long Room. To enter Hillview Lodge there is a buzzer system and someone will allow you access to the building.

Available Spaces: 7