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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July 2018

Feel-Write Reading and Reflective Writing Group

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Swindon Central Library, Regent Circus,
Swindon, SN1 1QG United Kingdom
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A creative and reflective space for people who have used LIFT psychology. A space to be creative, be inspired & inspire others. An opportunity to reflect on words, images and self-help books that help you through your ups and downs. Meetings are monthly at Swindon Central Library (3rd Floor Meeting room). Tea and Coffee provided. You can book onto this session through the website or you can turn up on the day. For more information about the group contact Alice…

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Boosting Self Esteem

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New College, New College Drive
Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 1AH United Kingdom
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This free course aims to help you 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.…

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Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes

July 26 @ 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 will help you to think about and to do things differently so that you can better manage Type 1 Diabetes. It is based on a psychological approach called Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which has been shown to be helpful for many people with Diabetes. Topics covered include: Understanding Type 1 Diabetes and its impact Setting important and realistic goals Dealing with difficult thoughts Communicating feelings and needs in helpful ways This is a taught course, run in a…

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Anger Awareness

July 28 @ 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 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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CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice

July 30 @ 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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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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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

July 30 @ 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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Living Well With Long Term Pain

July 30 @ 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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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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August 2018

Stress and Mood Management

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Imagination Childcare (Previously Moredon Children’s Centre), Montrose Close
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2JR United Kingdom
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This free course introduces Cognitive Behavioural 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 Managing anger and 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…

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Mindfulness Practice Group

August 1 @ 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

August 2 @ 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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