Stop Struggling and Learn Life Skills  to help you with the Storms of Life!

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Behavioural Therapy (ACT) Skills Training Workshops.

Bespoke programmes, seminars and  Courses

‘Surviving the Storms of Life’

12 hours to help you create a Rich and Meaningful Life!

Our Life Skills programme is based on a groundbreaking and revolutionary new approach based on mindfulness skills, using the six principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for overcoming stress, anxiety, anger and depression.

  • Reduce stress, worry and rise above fear
  • Handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively
  • Break self-defeating habits and addiction
  • Improve performance and find fulfillment in your work
  • Build more satisfying relationships
  • Create a richer and more meaningful life

 The programme is evidence based and uses scientifically proven Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) techniques.

Stress Awareness Seminars

Introduction to ACT and workplace stress awareness seminars from 1/2 an hour to 2 hours.

Acceptance Expansion (Open Up)

Making room for unpleasant feelings and sensations instead of trying to suppress them or push them away.

Cognitive Defusion (Watch Your Thinking)

Knowing how to relate to your thoughts in a new way. So that they have much less impact and influence over you.

Core Values (Know What Matters)

Clarifying what is most important in your heart, what sort of person you want to be and direction you want to take.

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Public Guest Speaker

As a mental health professional I have spoken in schools, colleges, universities, for community groups and churches

Commited Action (Do What it Takes)

Taking effective action in line with your values, again and again, no matter how many times you go off track.

Connection (Be Here Now)

Connecting fully with whatever is happening right now, focusing on and engaging in whatever you are doing or experiencing.

Pure Awareness (Who Are You)

During your life, body, thoughts, feelings and roles change, but the ‘observing self’ that is aware of what we are thinking, feeling and doing, doesn’t change

Become your own therapist and life coach

Guided Self-Help Coaching is supported self-help were we offer one-to-one sessions to help you with problems such as feeling unable to cope, being irritable or emotional, feeling low, not getting on with those close to you, experiencing difficulties at work, not sleeping well, or often feeling uptight and worried. We will talk to you about any difficulties that you are having, help you to understand why you are feeling the way you do, help you to decide what you would like to work on first. 

Learn by Doing

Helping you, to help yourself, to help others….

We will introduce you to a number of self-help materials, diaries, workbooks and other supports that may be of use so has to  help you develop an action plan to deal with your difficulties.

Build your portfolio of tools

Tools and assorted tips, strategies, life skills for self-help

Learn by metaphors, stories, myths and legends , hnads on practical exercies and activities.

Achieve your goals

Learn what behaviour do you show to others and what person you would like to be in any given situation. What would you do if you were being the person you would like to be?

“Having struggled with depression and its effects for more than 30 years, I feel lucky to at long last have some of the kind of support I’ve needed for so long!

“Thank you for being able to see me last week.  It helps enormously for me to be able to pop in to see you and have someone to talk to.

Coming to the Mind Works Project helps me in lots of ways.  While the counselling I’ve had through ‘Open Minds’ and others has played an important role in helping me understand my depression and other health and personal problems (and helped me draw a line under many issues) your organisation and support is providing another important part of the jigsaw – skills and techniques to help try set about changing things.”

Glen T, Artist

Commonly asked questions:

What is Commitment Acceptance Therapy (ACT)?

 ACT is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with evidence-based research and is a revolutionary mindfulness-based programme for overcoming stress, anxiety, anger and depression.

 Based on 6 powerful principles that enable you to develop ‘Psychological Flexibility’, which is the ability to be present, open up and do what matters.

 In ACT, we use a variety of techniques, which includes mindfulness, metaphors and language, based on acceptance and core values.

Who is the course for?

 The course is educational and suitable for everyone. It teaches life skills which can be used in everyday life.

How long do sessions last?

 Sessions normally last between one and a half and two hours. 6-8 sessions over 6 weeks of bespoke to an indiviadula organisation.

How many people are in the group?

 Normally between 8 and 12. It is our aim not to have a waiting list; however, the availability of courses will depend on the demand. Each programme can also be delivered on a one to one basis.

 

How many sessions are there?

The course is normally delivered over 6 sessions, depending on target group..

Will I have to discuss personal issues and problems?

There may be opportunities for sharing things that you are comfortable talking about but you are not obliged to share any information about yourself with the group

Is it necessary to attend all sessions?

 In order to get as much benefit from the programme we would encourage you to attend all the sessions. If you feel you cannot attend more than two sessions, we would recommend that you apply for a place on the next programme.

Free Courses

This form of talking therapy has been previously funded by the NHS, however we are now a Private Practice and charge participants according to their means (Contact us for more information)

Premium Courses

Depending on the organisation as to whether they are corporate, nont f profit or charity the costs vary from £25 per hour per intrsutor to £25 per head for each participant. Ask for a  free no obligation quote.

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