Living Life to the Full – Online Life Skills Programmes (via zoom)
We’re delighted to be able to offer a range of Living Life to the Full programmes online! The Living Life to the Full programme will be delivered via zoom over 6 sessions lasting approx. 2hrs each.
This is a programme that can make a big difference to your life. It can help you manage your feelings when you are stressed, worried or depressed and learn simple practical skills to help you cope with life’s challenges. It looks more closely at how mental health can be impacted by life events and unhelpful thinking styles which may also then affect our physical health and overall enjoyment of life.
Living Life to the Full – Overview
This programme which can make a big difference to your life. It can help you manage your feelings when you are stressed, worried or depressed and learn simple practical skills to help you cope with life’s challenges. This is a six-session programme using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concepts – the most evidenced-based talking therapy for people affected by low mood, anxiety or depression. The programme has been developed by Dr Chris Williams, professor of Psychiatry at University of Glasgow and a recognised expert in developing self-help resources based on CBT. It introduces participants to the ‘Five Areas Approach’ which illustrates that events and situations in our lives affect how we think, how we feel, how we behave and also affect us physically. Thinking and behaviour are the two areas that we have most control over, if we tend to think and/or behave in extreme and unhelpful ways, it can adversely affect the other areas and lead to us getting caught in a ‘vicious circle’. The programme therefore focuses on how we can challenge and change our thinking and behaviour in order to turn the circle into a ‘virtuous circle’.
Delivered over six weeks (1.5-2hrs per week) the course content includes:
Why Do I Feel So Bad – This enjoyable, interactive session introduces the 5 areas approach and shows that what you think and do influences how you feel.
I Can’t Be Bothered Doing Anything – We’ve all said this to ourselves when we’re feeling down. This session encourages you to start doing things which can make you feel better.
Why Does Everything Always Go Wrong – This session teaches you to recognise and control your unhelpful thinking patterns. It encourages you to challenge your negative thoughts and replace them with more helpful ones.
I’m Not Good Enough – We’re not born with doubts like these! Things others have said creep into our heads and we begin to believe them. Re-build your self-confidence and learn to like yourself again.
How to Fix Almost Everything – Everything is achievable if broken down into small enough steps. This session introduces a 5 step plan to help you tackle problems and make positive changes in your life.
The Things You Do That Mess You Up – This session helps you to identify things such as drinking, comfort eating or spending money which may make you feel better initially but which may lead to problems over time.
Are You Strong Enough To Keep Your Temper – This session helps you to recognise what winds you up and teaches you how to control your anger and improve your happiness and relationships.
10 Things You Can Do To Fell Happier Straight Away – This last session sums everything up and shows you some simple things that you can build into your everyday life to help you feel happier, fitter and more positive.
To see programme info, please use this link: Aware NI – Living Life to the Full (aware-ni.org)
To see programme dates/options and to register: Aware NI – Apply to Living Life to the Full (aware-ni.org)