Wellbeing Courses

One of the biggest advantages of a group environment is that it helps you to realise you are not alone, that there are other people who have similar problems. Being in a group can also help you develop and learn new skills from others in the group. Current courses available are:

  • Anxiety Management
  • Anger Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Depression Management
  • Understand Yourself Better (CBT based)

How do I apply?

You can access this support by completing a self referral form.

  • Download a Kettering Mind self – referral form then return the completed form to us via email, post or drop into Reception.
  • Call Us to request a referral form; we are more than happy to post or email this out to you.

What happens next?

Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you and help you identify whether the course will meet your needs.

More Information

Anxiety Management

Course overview

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous. It is something we all experience in our own way, but it can be overwhelming. Anxiety affects the way we feel, the way we think, the way our body and mind works and the way we behave.

Course aims

In this course, we’ll look at anxiety and how it affects us. The aims are to better understand individual’s experience of anxiety and what they can do to reduce the impact it has on their life and improve their wellbeing.

Course session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 6 weeks

Location: Kettering Mind

Anger Management

Course overview

Anger is a natural emotion no different to happiness or sadness. We experience anger as a response to feeling attacked, being treated unfairly, someone has broken a rule that is important to you or an expectation has not been met among other personal reasons. Much of our experience of anger is thought to be negative though that isn’t always the case. Anger is often not the issue, though how we react when we are angry for instance, aggressive behaviour, can become an issue.

Course aims

In this course, we’ll look to gain a better understanding of anger, its implications consequences and how it affects us, and what individuals can do to reduce the impact it has on their life and improve their wellbeing.

Objectives are to:

  • Change behaviour to avoid conflict
  • Improve relationships and better communication
  • Gain control over aggressive behaviour
  • Learn to problem solve to make better decisions
  • Learn techniques that implement change

Course session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 6 weeks

Location: Kettering Mind

Mindfulness

Course Overview

The way we think (and what we think about) can affect how we feel and act. For example, if you think or worry a lot about upsetting past or future events, you might often feel sad or anxious.

The theory behind mindfulness is that by using various techniques to bring your attention to the present (usually focusing on your body and your breathing), you can:

  • Notice how thoughts come and go in your mind. You may learn that they don’t have to define who you are, or your experience of the world, and you can let go of them.
  • Notice what your body is telling you. For example, tension or anxiety can often be felt in your body (such as in a fast heartbeat, tense muscles or shallow breathing).
  • Create space between you and your thoughts, so you can react more calmly.

Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what’s happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. It has roots in Buddhism and meditation, but you don’t have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.

Course Aims

This course aims to help you:

  • become more self-aware
  • feel calmer and less stressed
  • feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
  • cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
  • be kinder towards yourself.

Course session duration: 2 hours

Length of course – 10 weeks

Location – Kettering Mind

Depression Management

Course overview

We all have times when our mood is low, and we’re feeling sad or miserable about life. Usually these feelings pass in due course. But if the feelings are interfering with an individual’s life and don’t go away after a couple of weeks, or if they come back over and over again for a few days at a time, it could be a sign that they are experiencing depression.

Course Aims

The course will help individuals understand the signs and symptoms of depression, explore the impact on their day to day lives, and offer practical, do-able tools, tips and techniques that will help individuals take steps to their recovery.

If you are anxious about being with others, remember that they probably feel the same as you.

Course session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 6 weeks

Location: Kettering Mind

Understand Yourself Better

Course overview

This is a cycle of workshops designed to help you understand more about why you are experiencing difficulties at the moment, and why things might be a struggle for you.

Understanding is the first step towards recovery. By knowing more about our emotions, our unhelpful patterns of thinking, and about some of our behaviours that might keep the problems going, we are in a better position to make helpful changes and choices.

The workshops are designed so you can join at any point in the cycle. Over the course of 6 to 8 sessions, the following topics will be covered:

Emotions Why do we feel the way we do?

How can we change the way we feel?

Thinking

 

Why do I have these thoughts?

Is there another way to think about things?

Behaviour

 

Why am I doing this?

Why I am avoiding doing that?

Survival Skills

 

How to solve problems

How to become more assertive

How to become more self-compassionate

Course Aims

The aim is to help participants to become more self-confident, to have a better sense of their self-worth, and to encourage them to engage in activities that promote a sense of value, meaningfulness and purpose.

Course session duration:  2 hours

Length of course: 6-8 weeks

Location: Kettering Mind