Wednesdays - 6, 13 and 20 June, 6.30pm-8.30pm
with Alison Harris
This series of three sessions, with Wellness Consultant Alison Harris, mix discussion with paired and group activities that will allow for self-reflection and share information to provide a deeper level of understanding in order to inspire positive change in mental wellbeing.
We will look at what stress is, why we get it, how and why it is linked to mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing and the difference between acute and chronic stress.
It is widely accepted that chronic stress can lead to illness, including life-limiting conditions such as depression, heart disease and cancer, therefore, recognising when we have it is vital. We will examine the signs and symptoms within ourselves and what we might see in others.
We will also explore common and individual triggers so that when these occur, we are aware and can prepare our body and mind to be in good shape to deal effectively with each situation or experience.
This session focuses on mindset by exploring the science that shows clear links between how our thoughts, words and beliefs create chemical and energetic changes in our body that are responsible for our state of ‘stress’.
We will explore strategies to train our minds to change limiting thoughts/words/beliefs which will allow us to see and feel things differently. To understand that we can choose to deal effectively and more resourcefully with stress is empowering.
‘If you change the way you look at things…the things you look at change’
In this session we look at lifestyle and how to identify what else we can do to let go of stressful feelings. We explore what we enjoy doing, what makes us feel good/calm/peaceful and how this may be different for each of us. We look at how we can make time for these in our busy lives.
We will discuss the benefits of known stress-busting activities such as yoga, mindfulness, meditation, talking therapies and physical exercise.
We end the session by understanding how nutrition can support mental health by identifying stress-relieving foods and have a chance to create some mood-boosting recipes.
£15 for a single workshop, or £40 for all three workshops