Workshops

Anger Management

This workshop is not about stopping your anger, it is designed to look at and understand the sources of anger and choices. Realistically all of us have felt angry, had irrational thoughts and emotions. Our life experiences, upbringing and beliefs all play a part in how we face and deal with these.

Anger becomes unhealthy when it controls us and interferes with our everyday life. Anger is a bully. You find yourself doing things you do not like. Hopefully, new learning will help you to think and act in a different way, allowing you to feel more confident in making the right life choices.

Throughout the 6 weeks we will explore the 3 main components of anger. Physical (what goes on inside). Thoughts (what we think). Re-actions (how we behave). We will look beyond anger and begin to help you understand and recognise what ‘pushes our buttons’ as well as working towards some strategies to help you make the changes you want.

Aims:
To identify the link between the way you think which affects how you feel and what you do.
To look at whether your problem has become your solution – why are you angry?
To give you ideas and strategies – to help you to become less angry less often.
To look at the 3 main components of anger – Physical, Thoughts and Behaviour.

Objectives:
Checking out your unhelpful thoughts and finding ways of rethinking.
Identify the link between what you think, feel and do.
Finding ways to move from aggression to assertion.
Increasing your confidence and self belief to make the right choices.
Helping you to help yourself.

Other Information:
Number of attendees per session: 6-10
Duration: 2 Hour
Cost: £50 (6 sessions)

Bereavement & Loss

If you have experienced the death of someone who was very important to you, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up – your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality.

Bereavement is the time we spend adjusting to loss. There is no right or wrong way to feel during the bereavement period and no standard time limit in overcoming such events in our lives- everyone must learn to cope in their own way and in their own time.

Grief is a normal experience in life and can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. It can also affect our behaviour patterns and could manifest in our bodies as aches and pains. In some cases, grief can turn into depression.

Bereavement counselling may be able to provide support during these very difficult times. Talking about the loss often allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes – good and bad. Keeping things bottled up or denying the sadness could prolong the pain. Any loss has to be acknowledged for us to move forward. Bereavement counselling tries to help clients find a place for their loss so they can carry on with life and work towards a place of acceptance.

Aims & Objectives:
Understanding the stages of grief.
Exploring and sharing feelings around grief.
Looking at how it impacts upon us and our lives.

Goals:
To obtain support through a difficult time.
Develop self acceptance and self soothing.
To find alternatives way of coping.

Other Information:
Number of attendees per session: 6 – 10 (6 weeks)
Cost: £50 (incl. 6 weekly sessions)