Courses

We offer a number of different courses in several locations around Swindon which can be booked over the phone or via the website. We hope that the following section will provide information about each of the courses, what content is covered and any additional information such as who and who isn’t suitable for the course.

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February 2018

Living Well with Long Term Pain

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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People can experience long-term pain for many reasons and it can be very challenging to manage. This course aims to help people to understand more about long-term pain, including some of the things that can make it worse.  The focus is on the techniques that can help better manage the pain and improve quality of life. Topics covered include: Understanding long-term pain and its impact Prioritising, pacing and planning activities Managing expectations Dealing with unhelpful thoughts Helpful ways to communicate feelings and needs This…

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Wellbeing After Baby

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beech Trees – Swindon Academy, Beech Avenue, Pinehurst
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1JR United Kingdom
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This free course explores how we can manage our own emotional and mental wellbeing after the birth of a child. Topics covered include: Coping with difficult thoughts and feelings Setting goals and managing daily activities Helpful ways to reduce stress Useful techniques to communicate with others 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. Important…

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Living Well with Coronary Heart Disease

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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This free course is for people living with a cardiac condition (including people who have had a heart attack, angina, heart surgery, and heart failure). It will teach skills and techniques to adjust and better cope emotionally. This is based on a psychological approach called Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT), which has been shown to be helpful for many people with cardiac problems. Topics covered include: Understanding the impact of physical health on emotional wellbeing The process of adjustment and acceptance…

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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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This free course is aimed at people experiencing problems with anxiety in any form, including generalised anxiety, phobias, excessive worry and / or panic attacks. Topics covered include: Understanding how and why anxiety problems develop and are maintained The meaning and causes of the physical symptoms of anxiety and how to cope with them using a range of relaxation and mindfulness techniques How our thoughts and beliefs can sometimes contribute to anxiety problems and how to reduce their impact How…

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Mindfulness Practice Group

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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Have you completed a CALM, MBCT or MARS course?  Are you finding it a struggle to keep up the practices you learned on the course?  We meet once a month at Old Town Surgery for practice and discussion around any aspect of mindfulness and well-being.  Please feel free to bring your own blankets, cushions and anything else you require. Important information: Please note that you must have completed our CALM course before attending. This group is only available for people…

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CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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CALM stands for Cultivating Awareness and Living Mindfully. This free course introduces you to a range of techniques for relaxing the body, calming the mind and living more fully in the present moment. 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…

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March 2018

Overcoming Low Mood and Depression

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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This free course looks at the nature of low mood and depression and demonstrates different methods of dealing with this difficult emotion. Topics covered include: Understanding low mood and our experiences How our behaviours can impact low mood and depression How our thoughts and beliefs can sometimes contribute to low mood Developing self-compassion How to cope with our feelings using a range of relaxation and mindfulness techniques We recommend attending the Stress and Mood Management course before beginning this course.…

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CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goddard Park Day Centre, Goddard Park Community Primary School, Welcombe Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 2QN United Kingdom
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Practice CALM stands for Cultivating Awareness and Living Mindfully. This free course introduces you to a range of techniques for relaxing the body, calming the mind and living more fully in the present moment. 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…

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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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This free course is aimed at people experiencing problems with anxiety in any form, including generalised anxiety, phobias, excessive worry and / or panic attacks. Topics covered include: Understanding how and why anxiety problems develop and are maintained The meaning and causes of the physical symptoms of anxiety and how to cope with them using a range of relaxation and mindfulness techniques How our thoughts and beliefs can sometimes contribute to anxiety problems and how to reduce their impact How…

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Anger Awareness

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New College, New College Drive
Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 1AH United Kingdom
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This free course is aimed towards people who wish to learn about the triggers to anger and ways to handle their angry feelings. It aims to help you stay in charge of your actions by managing strong feelings in a positive way. It will include some relaxation techniques. Topics covered include: Understanding anger Ways to help manage unhelpful behaviour Managing difficult thoughts, expectations and triggers Developing helpful behaviours to deal with the causes of anger This is a taught course,…

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