Effective Living Workshops 2019

This year we are offering a range of workshops based around Effective Living. You can view the poster below or click here.

As stated on the poster, this is the page of our website where we set out further details as to what each of the workshops will entail.

Please find below some more information relating to each of the workshops, we hope you find this of interest:

Assertive techniques – Saying what you want and feel; requests; staying firm; broken record; win-win approach

Responding to criticism – Criticism of others in a productive way; dealing with criticism of ourselves, without feeling demolished; complimenting others and accepting compliments

Problem solving – A systematic way of working through problems; avoid panic; feel calmer

Build self-esteem – Being kinder to ourselves; self-talk

Stop Worrying – Breaking the habit; self-talk; focussing on what is possible

Body language and communication – How your body affects your mind and confidence, and vice versa

Build friendships – Long-term project; where to meet people; conversations

Resilience and relaxation – Relaxation is able to help in reducing tiredness and better managing pressure from everyday life. By practicing relaxation, we are giving our bodies an opportunity to relieve mental and physical tensions caused by stress and anxiousness. Regular relaxation practice promotes calmness and helps us to build resilience to cope with the ongoing demands from home and/or work.

Motivation and procrastination – Become more effective and learn techniques to support you to do now what you could put off until later, to improve your mental wellbeing.

Please contact us to register your interest for any number of the workshops that interest you. They will be running at different times throughout the year. We will then confirm dates and times at a later date.

Five Ways to Wellbeing

These workshops fit in with the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which are:

  • Connect
  • Be Active
  • Take Notice
  • Keep Learning
  • Give

By getting involved with any of these workshops, you would be active in connecting with others in your community. The sessions would help you to take notice and learn skills to improve your wellbeing. If you were to give something by helping other people within the sessions to increase their confidence and understanding, then this would tick all five boxes.

You can find out more about the Five Ways to Wellbeing on the National Mind website here.