For parents/carerThis introduces relaxation strategies to encourage a positive state of mind and body which helps you to feel safe and more able to cope with life’s up and downs.
Sessions include massage, visualisation and breathing techniques.
Our Mindfulness course, run by Dr Carolyn Coverley, teaches how to live our lives in the present moment.
The sessions are based on meditation and relaxing yoga techniques which, when practiced regularly can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress helping us to feel more in control and able to cope with challenging situations.
This interactive course is friendly and supportive and is perfect for beginners.
The wellbeing benefits of regular walking are well documented.
By putting a regular programme in place, parents are more likely to make time and join in. They enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with nature, improve their overall health and anxieties and connect with other parents. Being active promotes positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience enabling us to to cope better with difficult situations.
It improves self-perception and self-esteem, mood and sleep quality, and it reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue. Physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed, and staying active helps those who are depressed to recover.
For 6 years and up.
This is a method that uses simple drawing techniques and is designed to let a child process his or her feelings or worries, in a safe environment and at their own pace.
Drawing and Talking encourages each side of a child’s brain to work together to process memories by combining:
- Drawing (creative) – which is a right-brained activity
- Talking (verbal) – which is a left-brained activity
Some memories may be combined with high levels of emotion which are stored in the right brain and may be expressed in visual form through the child’s drawings.
Talking about the drawing allows a ‘THINKING PROCESS’ to take place which may help a child process their thoughts and feelings.
Learn how to calm your mind through our 6 weeks relaxation/meditation course.
Meditation is a gentle way to bring more peace and calm into your life. By balancing the nervous system, through relaxation techniques and focusing your mind in the present moment you can reduce stress and live a much happier and healthier life.
This is a 6 week course of an hour of deep relaxation with creche facilities available if required.