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Courses and Workshops

An easy way to get some help with anxiety, stress, sleep and other problems is to attend one of our practical skills based courses or workshops.

They are for MMU students only.

  • To attend a workshop please just come along.
  • To attend a course you need to book a place using Eventbrite.

Our courses are almost always oversubscribed so if you book and then decide not to attend, please do let us know with good notice.

Our Workshops

Mindfulness Weekly Sessions

Place: Wellbeing Room (Business School 1.14) come through 1.13 and it is in front of you.

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing greater attention to the present moment, gently becoming more aware of ourselves and what we’re experiencing and doing.

No experience is needed. No need to book, just turn up but please be aware that these are practical sessions, so arrive promptly. We will put up a do not disturb sign once the session has started. Come to as many or a few as you like. Sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursday.

  

Dates: Tuesdays - starting 1st October 2019

           Thursdays - starting 19th September 2019

 

Time:11am-12noon

Place:  Business School room 1.03 - please come in and say you've come for the mindfulness session.

 

Coping with Eating Distress/Help Yourself

This supportive workshop can help you to start addressing your difficulties with eating. You may have irregular eating patterns, feel guilty about eating certain foods or perhaps find it difficult to stop eating when you want to. Maybe you are preoccupied with your shape and weight or perhaps you have had an eating disorder? These and other problems related to eating can interfere with concentration and affect your mood.

We will look at manageable changes that you can make. You will find out about the course the Counselling Service runs and other resources you could access that might help you learn ways of preventing eating problems from becoming unmanageable.

This ‘introductory’ workshop is a prerequisite for Coping with Eating Distress/Help Yourself course, giving you an opportunity to opt in to the 5-week course. The course will start in October 2019.

 If you are interested in attending this workshop and if you are already seeing a counsellor please ask your counsellor about the course. If you have not used the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service before, please make an appointment to see a counsellor or come to our Drop-In between 1-2pm each day (please arrive no later than 1.45pm please)

 

Date: Wednesday 23rd and 30th October 2019

Time: 4-6pm

Place: Manchester Uni (ask the counsellor for details)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Courses

Overcoming Social Anxiety

 

"It takes a forest to create a climate suitable for tree growth and sustenance....

it’s not surprising that isolated trees (struggle more)

than those living connected together in forests." 

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate 

by Peter Wohlleben

 

 

Socal anxiety can make things miserable when it rules our life. Our stomach churns thinking of social situations, so we stay in. We fear making a 'mistake', so we keep quiet. We avoid eye contact not wanting to be seen. We go with the flow and never do what we want to. And for all of this suffering we call ourselves 'stupid'.
Using a cognitive behavioural therapy based approach, with some mentalization theory thrown in, you'll be able to apply theory to practice. It's in practicing that you will start to really make things change. Each of the three sessions are 1.5 hours long with some 'homework' practice between sessions.

It's natural to feel anxious about coming to the course but this will ease. Coming along is the hardest part. In the meantime have a look at the links below. 

 

 

Video about the course here 

Some useful social anxiety resources here.

"The course was a real turning point for me.

It made me realise how bad I'd become due to avoiding anything I found difficult and I have been challenging myself to do things since" 

 MMU OSA Attendee

 

 

Please book via Eventbrite

 

Dates: Mondays 28th October, 4th and 11th November

Time: 3-4.30pm

Place: Counselling and Mental Health Services, Business School 1.03

Coping with Eating Distress/Help Yourself

This course can help you to start addressing your difficulties with eating. You may have irregular eating patterns, feel guilty about eating certain foods or perhaps find it difficult to stop eating when you want to. Maybe you are preoccupied with your shape and weight or perhaps you have had an eating disorder? These and other problems related to eating can interfere with concentration and affect your mood. We will look at manageable changes that you can make.

The ‘introductory’ workshop is a prerequisite for Coping with Eating Distress/Help Yourself course, giving you an opportunity to opt in to the 5-week course. The course will start in November 2019.

If you are interested in attending this course and if you are already seeing a counsellor please ask your counsellor about the course. If you have not used the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service before, please make an appointment to see a counsellor or come to our Drop-In between 1-2pm each day (please arrive no later than 1.45pm please)

 

Dates: Wednesday 6th November

Time: 4-6pm

Place: Manchester Uni (ask the counsellor for details)

Overcoming Low Mood

Low mood can be a deeply unpleasant experience affecting how we view the world, the people around us and what we think of ourselves. It can stop us from doing what we want and need to do. It can make us lose touch with our interests and passions. Daily-life can feel too much of an effort whether it is being around others or taking care of ourselves.

 On this course, you will learn to understand your low mood, its causes and what keeps it going. You will also learn how familiar patterns of understanding and acting can maintain problems.  You will have the opportunity to start finding ways of managing and overcoming low mood. Please book by clicking on the link below. It would be best if you could attend all 3 sessions.

 

 Here is a short video about the course

 

 

Book on to Course 1 with Eventbrite 

 

Course 1

 

Dates: Tuesdays 8th , 15th and 22nd October

 

Time: 3-4pm

 

Place:   Business School 1.03

 

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Book on to Course 2 with Eventbrite

 

 

Course 2

 

Dates: Thursdays 14th , 21st and 28th November

 

Time: 3-4pm

 

Place: Business School 1.03

 

Book on to Course 2 with EventBrite

Building Self-Worth

Details forthcoming

Bringing Mindfulness into Everyday Life

A four session introduction to mindfulness, complementing the weekly sessions, developing kind awareness to the present, attending less to worries about the past or the future. Please make a commitment to coming to all sessions.

 

Book with Eventbrite

 

 

Dates: Tuesdays, 12th, 19th, 26th November and 3rd December

 

Time: 3-4.30pm

 

Place: Counselling and Mental Health Services, Business School 1.03

 

 

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