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.

See also our Psychology courses your questions answered

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May 2018

Healthy Habits for Body and Mind

May 29 @ 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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Breaking habits and making positive lifestyle changes can be difficult, even at the best of times. This course aims to help motivate people to make changes and to teach techniques to overcome some of the common difficulties that can get in the way. Topics covered include: Understanding change and building motivation Understanding what healthy, balanced eating really looks like Managing unhelpful thoughts and feelings Setting goals and ways to gain important support Understanding ‘head hunger’ and dealing with cravings Practical…

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June 2018

Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

June 2 @ 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 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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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

June 4 @ 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 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 COPD

June 4 @ 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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Dealing with breathlessness can be stressful and frustrating. This free course for people with COPD helps understand the things that can make it better and worse. It looks at ways to manage breathlessness and cope with the common difficult thoughts and feelings that can go with it. The course focuses on ways of remaining positive and maximising your wellbeing. This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up…

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Stress and Mood Management

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New College, New College Drive
Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 1AH 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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Living Well with Coronary Heart Disease

June 4 @ 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 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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Living Well With Long Term Pain

June 5 @ 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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Stress and Mood Management

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 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 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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Boosting Self Esteem

June 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 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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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

June 6 @ 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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