Coping With Life

Many people experience anxiety, low mood, stress, low self-esteem or struggle with assertiveness. Coping with these emotions can effect your self-confidence and create difficulties in your life preventing you from moving forward to live the life you would like. Coping with Life courses are designed to help you understand what’s going on and make positive changes.

Each course is underpinned by a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework and looks at the relationship between how we think about what is going on in our lives and how we view ourselves has a direct relationship with our feelings and emotions which then shows in our behaviour. Having an awareness of what is happening is often the first step to making changes.
Throughout the course we will also utilize some short Mindfulness practices each week that you can use practically in your day to day life.

What can I expect?
Each course runs for 2 hrs. per week and will provide you with information, practical skills and tools that will allow you take control of your life and move forward in a way that is positive and effective for you.

In the first ‘welcome and introductory’ session you will receive a course pack which will contain a booklet related to the module you have chosen e.g. Anxiety alongside an introductory booklet on CBT.

We will spend some time getting to know each other and talk through what you can expect each week in terms of content (however each course will vary slightly as it is influenced by the many different people who attend and their contributions.)

We will also talk about setting goals, as people on previous courses have found it beneficial to work on a small goal in an area of their life throughout the seven weeks.

As the courses incorporate Mindfulness there will be an introduction to Mindfulness in the first week and a look at how we can use it practically in our daily lives.

Each week people have an opportunity to contribute as much or as little as they would like in a safe, friendly and confidential environment and to feedback on their skills practice over the week.

Who comes on the courses?

The courses have a wide selection of everyday people as these difficulties are exceptionally common. We’ve had teachers, farmers, artists, students, physicists, chemists, librarians, shop assistants, retired people, people who are out of work, people in their late teens up to people in their eighties. Essentially it’s for everyone and anyone and it is common for people once they have completed one course to opt to do another as they feel it reinforces the skills they have learnt.

Each course is run from a non-stigmatising everyday setting.