Emotional Wellbeing & Recovery
Workshops, courses and individual sessions coming soon, for a range of mental and emotional health conditions.
Our workshops and courses provide you with the opportunity to acquire a personalised tool kit to support your emotional wellbeing and recovery. Sessions are structured around themes and include recovery planning, solution-focused work, bio-psycho-social education (for example understanding the biological, psychological and social components of anxiety) plus self-help techniques including grounding and use of the breath to calm the mind.
Some courses and workshops include physical yoga poses (asana), as a way to access the mind, help overcome obstacles, release tension that is often held in the body as well as mentally, and learn to relax. Although in the West yoga is often assumed to be a physical practice, the physical poses of yoga are in fact only a small part of yoga. Yoga is a much broader ancient system focusing on balance and the mind. Yoga in this broader sense therefore provides an organising framework for our work on emotional wellbeing and recovery.
An individual confidential assessment and consultation is offered prior to attending a course or workshop to ensure that it is suitable for your individual circumstances. This can be face to face or by telephone or Skype. Sessions may not be suitable for example, if you are currently, or have recently been, acutely mentally unwell. Timing will be discussed with you as part of the assessment and consultation.
It is important to be aware that we do not provide medical treatment or specific psychological therapies, Rather, we help you to develop self-help strategies and to improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. In many cases, our approach will complement treatment or support you might be accessing from your GP, psychiatrist or mental health team.
After attending a course or workshop, you may find our yoga classes for health and wellbeing helpful; they are available on an ongoing basis and are not time-limited. Information about other yoga classes can also be provided to help you find the approach that is right for you.