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Courses - From September 2018

Monday

Start Living Without Worry

Tutor - Ian Wonnacott
10:30 am 12:30 pm

Stress can be useful but if anxiety starts to preoccupy every waking minute it becomes a problem. Stress sets up the 'fight or flight response' in the brain and if not dealt with, affects every aspect of our lives often resulting in broken sleep, tiredness, depression, physical illness and even the way we interact with others. You will learn how to counteract debilitating features of your life by changing the way your mind deals with overpowering emotions.

Although this programme builds on learning acquired during the previous programme, students new to the programme will not be at a disadvantage as these concepts will be revisited. Students are welcome to bring their own specific issues and work on them using the programme material within the group.

Counselling Sessions - One to One

12:45 pm - 4:00 pm. £15 per session. 1 hour appointments

This will give you the opportunity address your specific problems and feelings in and safe and confidential environment.

Work in Progress - To Paid Work and Beyond

1.30 pm - 4.00 pm. Start date to be confirmed

The course is about progressing towards your employment goals. You will be provided with a detailed profile of your strengths and development needs. We will be covering topics such as job hunting, CV's, interview techniques and barriers to progression.

Tuesday

Acupuncture - One to One Sessions

Practioner: Vida Mankuviene
1:00 pm - 5.00 pm. 45 minute appointments

Vida is a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK. With 20 years experience she has a doctorate in internal diseases, also qualifying in Acupuncture and Naturopathy in London. Acupuncture can treat for example, the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Lower back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive
  • Disorders
  • Depression and anxiety

Text/Call direct on 0754041290 for an appointment. £15 per session. Give 2 days notice of a cancellation, or full payment will be due.

U.K. Online & Employment Pathways

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • UK Online:
    We will cover 8 modules: Starting Online and Online Basics. You will gain a certificate for each module you complete. You can learn at your own pace.

  • Employment Pathways:

    Individual assistance JOB SEARCH. Including CV's, interview techniques and cover letters. Full access of I.T. facilities are available to all, with personal help and assistance available.

Wednesday

UK Online & Employment Pathways

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more details see Tuesday's UK. Online course & Employment course outlines.

Overcoming Stress & Anxiety with Creative Arts 

Tutor - Lin Nichols 
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to connect with and express your emotions using a wide range of artistic and therapeutic interventions. By expressing yourself through art, you will have the opportunity to learn about yourself and others. Art can help you process emotions and feelings that you are struggling with.

Your tutor will guide you through the process of creative expression. This course will explore a variety of therapeutic activities including painting and craftwork. This course aims to reduce stress levels and anxiety & and increases a sense of well-being. Learn at your own pace. We welcome all ranges of ability.

IT-Digital Art & Design

Tutor - Lin Nichols 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learners will explore their creativity, using a freely available but professional image manipulation and design program.
The course will equip you with the tools to realise and produce your creative ideas. Computer graphics ART/DESIGN techniques will enable you to produce masterpieces which are not usually possible to achieve using traditional drawing and painting methods. This course offers you the chance to have fun exploring the visually exciting world that computer graphics artwork has to offer.

Counselling Sessions - One to One

11:00 am - 3:00 pm. £15 per session. 1 hour appointments

This will give you the opportunity address your specific problems and feelings in and safe and confidential environment.

Thursday

Words for Life & Numbers for Life

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Are you or do you know someone who needs help with everyday reading and writing? Delivered in a small friendly group, we will work together to inspire you to read and write for pleasure, work and home. We welcome ALL levels of ability, from learners who are unable to read or write to learners who struggle with their reading and writing Pre-entry course.

Words for Life & Numbers for Life - One to One

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

We will work together to inspire you to read and write or use numbers for pleasure at work and home. ALL levels of ability welcome.

Holistic Therapy Sessions - One to One

Practioner - Marayah
11.00 am - 5.00 pm. 45 minutes appointments

Marayah has over 13 years experience working as a Holistic therapist and teacher. Holistic therapies can re-balance, de-stress, relax and energize the body. Available therapies:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Tibetan Acupressure
  • Head Massage
  • Sound healing
  • Reiki

Text/call on 07850 499329 for an appointment. £15 per session. Give 2 days notice of a cancellation or full payment will be due.

Friday

How To Be Kind To Yourself

Tutor - Ian Wonnacott. 11.00 am-1.00pm

In a world that encourages competition with others and where success is routinely the only quality that is valued, those of us who are unable to meet these unrealistic standards are often left with feelings of shame and self-criticism. Frequently, this leaves us feeling anxious and/or depressed – that there is something basically ‘wrong’ with us and that we are not really part of society as a whole.

On this programme, you will learn how to replace ideas that result in a lack of self-esteem. Using Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Training, you will begin to develop a sense of yourself as a valuable person that does not rely on what others think.

Additional Courses & Options 

When learners are not attending the above courses, other courses and options are available. These include:
  • Acupuncture Pain Management, Health & Relaxation
  • Massage for Pain Management, Health & Relaxation
  • Voluntary Placements - Office & Admin Work
  • One to One Support - Life Skills Coaching plus Careers Advice
  • One to one Counselling 
  • e-Learning in association with Learn Direct
  • In-house N.V.Q. Placements

Registration Fees 

Our registration fee of £48 per term (12 weeks) enables you to access ALL courses and personal development programmes. The registration fee can be paid by instalments.