Workshops and Support groups
Nowadays, many people are going through the motions every day rather than enjoying their life, maybe due to stress, pain, lack of self-esteem or other reasons. I have put together workshops to help people develop and improve strategies to help them cope with their respective challenges. In my workshops I teach about mindfulness as well as other healthy strategies.
There are various themes of workshops run throughout the year, that are aimed at improving your self esteem, dealing with stress and mindfulness.
Mindfulness for adults/teenagers
This is a general introduction to mindfulness and coping strategies that come with it, designed for people who’d like to be more in control of their life. Mindfulness can help you become more resilient, assist you to feel more content, and more able to focus on positivity in your daily life.
Given the right coping mechanisms we all have the power to improve our lives and be happier. Everyday we are confronted by a huge amount of information and technology which can make us feel like we are constantly busy. Perhaps too busy to look after ourselves and focus on where our lives are going. I often hear people saying they feel like a passive spectator in their own lives, as things sometimes run on “autopilot”. This way of living can become quite overwhelming and long-term can lead to burning out or having a negative influence on our mental well-being.
This workshop assists you in finding ways of counterbalancing the external pressure of everyday life and supports you in developing ways of coping that are suitable for you personally.
Mindfulness for the little ones
There is an increasing amount of pressure on the young minds of children every day. Children are growing in a fast pace environment and can begin to experience stress in a young age.
This workshop is aimed for the children and their parents to find a common ground in how to explain what stress is and how to cope with it, so your kids can go on enjoying their happy childhoods.
You may choose to see a counsellor by yourself if you wish to preserve your privacy and concentrate on your own feelings. However, you might wish to join a support group with people experiencing similar issues. Going to a group counselling session can be helpful, if you want to discuss your issues with people who are going through similar problems and you may even gain yourself a support network.
There are events in our lives that can have a huge impact on our mental well-being and can be quite isolating for some. Joining a support group could provide you with a safe and accepting space where you can get support from people who are or have gone through a similar situation.
Becoming part of a support group is different to traditional counselling because the primary focus is on the support within the group facilitated by a counsellor.
I am currently running two support groups: Bereavement support group and Chronic pain support group. I have chosen these two groups as they are very close to my heart and I have a deep understanding of just how isolating and painful they both can be.