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Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor)

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Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom

LIFT Psychology, Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor)

On street parking available, please come straight up to our reception area on the second floor of the building.

June 2019

Managing Stress in the Workplace

June 29 @ 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, one day course is aimed at people who are feeling stressed and overwhelmed at work, people who wish to learn about the triggers of such stress, and people who wish to learn new methods and techniques that can be applied to daily life, in order to help reduce feelings of stress in the workplace. Topics covered in this course include: Understanding stress and identifying key stressors at work Techniques for managing difficult thoughts Understanding employment law, and both…

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July 2019

Living Well with Coronary Heart Disease

July 1 @ 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 workshop 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 COPD

July 1 @ 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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Dealing with breathlessness can be stressful and frustrating. This free workshop 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 session focuses on ways of remaining positive and maximising your wellbeing. This is a taught session, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up…

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Stress and Mood Management

July 1 @ 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 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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Bereavement Support Group

July 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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This free course aims to provide an introduction to bereavement to help understand the emotional and practical difficulties as well as some helpful ways to begin coping. Topics covered include: Understanding the natural responses to bereavement Introduction to some helpful techniques in adjusting to life without the person who has died Some helpful ideas on managing difficult and sometimes overwhelming emotions Although you may feel you need support after your recent bereavement, please note that this particular course is aimed…

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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

July 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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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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Stress and Mood Management

July 3 @ 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 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 Fibromyalgia

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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Fibromyalgia can be a confusing and difficult diagnosis for people to understand. This free, five-week course aims to help people understand more about it, including the things that can make it worse. It focuses on helping people learn and use techniques that can better manage it. Topics covered include: Understanding fibromyalgia and its impact Prioritising, pacing and planning activities Managing expectations Dealing with difficult thoughts This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be…

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Overcoming Low Mood and Depression

July 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 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 This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there…

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CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice

July 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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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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Living Well with Long Term Pain

July 8 @ 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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Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes

July 8 @ 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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Type 2 Diabetes can be a difficult condition to manage. This free workshop aims to help people understand more about the condition, including some common traps that people can fall into when living with it. The focus is on the helpful things that people can do to better manage the condition and reduce the risk of complications associated with it. Topics covered include: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes and its impact Setting important and realistic goals Dealing with difficult thoughts Communicating…

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Boosting Self Esteem

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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This free course 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 Please note that we recommend attending the Stress and Mood Management course before beginning this course. This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group…

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Stress and Mood Management

July 20 @ 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 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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CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice

July 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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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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Boosting Self Esteem

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 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 Please note that we recommend attending the Stress and Mood Management course before beginning this course. This is a taught course, run in a group format, so although there will be some group…

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Mindfulness Practice Group

July 31 @ 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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August 2019

Stress and Mood Management

August 1 @ 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 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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Anger Awareness

August 1 @ 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 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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Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes

August 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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Type 2 Diabetes can be a difficult condition to manage. This free workshop aims to help people understand more about the condition, including some common traps that people can fall into when living with it. The focus is on the helpful things that people can do to better manage the condition and reduce the risk of complications associated with it. Topics covered include: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes and its impact Setting important and realistic goals Dealing with difficult thoughts Communicating…

Find out more »

Living Well with Coronary Heart Disease

August 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 workshop 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…

Find out more »

Bereavement Support Group

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Town Surgery (2nd Floor), Old Town Surgery Curie Avenue
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4GB United Kingdom
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This free course aims to provide an introduction to bereavement to help understand the emotional and practical difficulties as well as some helpful ways to begin coping. Topics covered include: Understanding the natural responses to bereavement Introduction to some helpful techniques in adjusting to life without the person who has died Some helpful ideas on managing difficult and sometimes overwhelming emotions Although you may feel you need support after your recent bereavement, please note that this particular course is aimed…

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Living Well After Stroke

August 7 @ 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 considers the impact of stroke on people’s emotional wellbeing and teaches techniques to improve quality of life. It will teach skills in relaxation, managing unhelpful thoughts, improving concentration and memory, and setting goals. This free course considers the impact of stroke on people’s emotional wellbeing and teaches techniques to improve quality of life. It will teach skills in relaxation, managing unhelpful thoughts, improving concentration and memory, and setting goals. Topics covered include: Understanding stroke and its impact Prioritising,…

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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

August 7 @ 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…

Find out more »

CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Effective Relationships and Good Communication

August 15 @ 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 looks at how and why we feel misunderstood and what we can do to communicate better in all our relationships. Topics covered include: Considering the importance of communicating our needs How and why communication varies across relationships Effective communication skills Barriers to communicating effectively 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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Moving On from Separation and Divorce

August 20 @ 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 the emotional processes you are experiencing after the initial crisis of a relationship ending. It will help you identify steps forward and will discuss how to prevent similar problems occurring in future relationships. Topics covered include: Understanding difficult emotions Managing difficult changes and loss 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…

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CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice

August 24 @ 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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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…

Find out more »

Stress and Mood Management

August 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 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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Healthy Habits for Body and Mind

August 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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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

August 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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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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September 2019

Living Well with Long Term Pain

September 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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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…

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Stress and Mood Management

September 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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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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CALM: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Relaxation Practice

September 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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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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Stress Workshop for Men

September 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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Men! Are you stressed out? Wound up? Hacked off? Feeling down? What are you doing about it? Pretending you’re feeling ok and struggling on? Bottling it all up inside till you feel like you’re going to explode? Let’s face it – if your car was in this state you’d be trying to figure out what the problem is and get it sorted. And if you couldn’t sort it out yourself you’d be getting some help from a mate or taking…

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Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Worry

September 7 @ 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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Living Well with COPD

September 9 @ 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 workshop 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 session focuses on ways of remaining positive and maximising your wellbeing. This is a taught session, run in a group format, so although there will be some group discussion it is up…

Find out more »

Mindfulness Practice Group

September 26 @ 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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