Free Online Workshops

Turning Point Talking Therapies have now launched our brand new online workshops.

This programme is delivered by our trained therapists via video platform Webex Cloud.

Delivering workshops on:

If you are 16 & over, registered with a Wakefield District
GP – we can help. This is an NHS funded program in
partnership with the Wakefield CCG.

TEL: 01924 234 860
WEB: www.talking.turning-point.co.uk/wakefield
EMAIL: wakefield.talking@turning-point.co.uk

 

 

1. WORKSHOPS OPEN FOR BOOKING:

 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Helping with Grief

Dates running: 

1st April, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

 

Please use the booking link above to book your space.

 

We are delighted to be presenting on our of newest workshops for you all at MESMAC. The aim of this workshop is to explore what grief is and how to cope with it. How to look after yourself whilst grieving and when you may need to seek further help and support. Providing information on how to understand difference between grief and depression but also how grief and depression are similar.


 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Managing Anxiety & Worry

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running: 

29th April, 10:00am – 11.30am

6th May, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Please use the booking link above to book your space.

 

The current pandemic has given rise to a lot of uncertainty, whether this is about our own health or the health of our loved ones, the financial or the impact of lockdown on us and our relationships.

Struggling to tolerate the current uncertainty is a common symptom of anxiety and we can find ourselves consumed with worry, and feeling unable to cope.

This workshop is designed to provide you with information on anxiety, why you may be feeling this way and information on what you can do to manage and reduce your symptoms.

We aim give you an overview on how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) use informed strategies to aid management of anxiety. These strategies will include discussions on relaxation skills and how these can successfully be applied in your day to day life. We will also other factors, such as unhelpful thinking and behavioural changes you may experience, like avoidance and procrastination.


 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Wellbeing Whilst Working

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

10th May, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

 

Please use the booking link at the top to book your space.

 

For many of us the impact of the pandemic on our mood is a normal response to an extraordinary situation we find ourselves in. Worrying about you, friends, family, work and finances are some of the things that can really get us down.

With the low mood workshop we will introduce you to a CBT approach and how you can apply simple but effective techniques from this practice to manage low mood. We will discuss how low mood can affect different aspects of your life and what you can do to stop yourself getting stuck in a negative cycle caused by unhelpful thinking and changes in your behaviour.


 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Mindfulness

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

22nd April, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

Please use the booking link at the top to book your space.

 

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to your thoughts, emotions and body sensations in the present moment and can be practised anywhere. Executing a state of Mindfulness well can help in preventing you from dwelling in the past or worrying about the future.

This workshop teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques to help you cope with the stresses and challenges of life that may have been amplified during Covid-19 or just generally in your life. The content will include stress reduction techniques, guided meditations and practical exercises led by an accredited Mindfulness therapist. The aim is to provide you with some simple, yet effective techniques that you can begin to apply straight away in your day to day life.


 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Sleep

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

7th April, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Please use the booking link at the top to book your space.

 

Whether you have had sleeping problems before the pandemic or if difficulty sleeping has developed recently, there are steps that you can take to improve your sleep habits. Sleep is critical for both our physical and emotional wellbeing. Difficulties with sleep can increase your vulnerability to symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.

This workshop’s aim is to explore your sleep problems by looking at unhealthy and healthy patterns, and getting a better understanding of what constitutes poor sleep and you could do to improve this.  This will include techniques on how to deal with a racing mind, monitoring your sleep and a number of tips for improving your chances of a refreshing night’s sleep.


 

Talking Therapies workshop: Assertiveness

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

23rd April, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Please use the booking link at the top to book your space.

 

Assertiveness is a social skill which involves effective communication in a way that is open, honest and respectful. Assertiveness is NOT being arrogant, overconfident and it is NOT a negative. Our new 90 minute workshop begins to explore negative perceptions around assertiveness and will equip you with some techniques to be more assertive including being confident enough to say no.

 


 

Talking Therapies workshop: Body Image

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

19th May, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

 

Please use the booking link at the top to book your space.

 

How you feel about yourself should not be defined by the way that you look. Our bodies are amazing things yet too often we find ourselves judging ourselves purely based on our appearance. Due to the pressures of the media and 21st century expectations you may feel anxious, stressed or even depressed about your body shape or size. This brand new workshop explores different representations of beauty and helps you understand the different influences which affect body image. It will teach you strategies to feel more positive about your body and help you to break the negative body image vicious cycle that many of you may be facing.


 

Talking Therapies workshop: Winter Wellness

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

No incoming dates

 

Please use the booking link at the top to book your space.

 

There is truly something about the change of season that can get you all out of sorts. The colder weather and fewer hours of daylight make it hard to stick to your usual routine, hobbies and can sometimes put you in a funk. Some people will just feel more down than their usual selves, while a small percentage of people will experience a form of winter depression

This workshop is an introduction into understanding why you may feel this way, you will explore and discuss tips and techniques of how to manage these feelings and combat winter blues.


 

Talking Therapies workshop: Emotional Eating

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

8th April, 10:00am – 11.30am

 

Please use the booking link at the top to book your space.

 

Why do you emotionally eat? This and some of the reasons behind emotional eating is what this workshop will encourage you to reflect upon. During this guided 90 minute workshop, you will be introduced to a variety of scenarios and relatable situations, discussing some triggers, cravings, and  how you can find more satisfying ways to feed your feelings  and manage this daily.


 

Talking Therapies workshop: Grief

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

19th May, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

 

Please use the booking link at the top to book your space.

 

The aim of this workshop is to explore what grief is and how to cope with it. Taking a look at being able to understand the difference between grief and depression but also how grief and depression are similar. How to look after yourself whilst grieving and when you may need to seek further help and support.


2. WORKSHOPS NOT OPEN FOR BOOKING – REQUEST INFO:

Talking Therapies Workshop: Mindful Pregnancy

Each session 1.5 hours

Please contact our team at Wakefield.Talking@turning-point.co.uk to express an interest in attending and display the dates below.

Dates running:

(Part 1) 17th May, 11:00am – 12.30pm (Wakefield only)

(Part 2) 24th May, 11:00am – 12.30pm (Wakefield only)

 

The aim of this workshop is provide expectant parents with an opportunity to seek advice and learn tips and techniques to manage pregnancy. This workshop is attended by a qualified midwife and is in 2 parts.


 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Anxiety & Employment Support

Each session 1.5 hours

Please contact our team at Wakefield.Talking@turning-point.co.uk to express an interest in attending and display the dates below.

Dates running:

(Part 1) 14th April, 1:00pm – 2.30pm

(Part 2) 16th April, 10;00am – 11.30am

 

Presented on a Wednesday and a Friday, this 2 part workshop is aim to provide positive introductory steps and advice on dealing with anxiety whilst getting back into applying and seeking employment. Every Wednesday a representative from the DWP will be involved to answer questions and provide additional advice.


 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Panic

Each session 1.5 hours

Please contact our team at Wakefield.Talking@turning-point.co.uk to express an interest in attending and display the dates below.

Dates running:

27th May, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

 

Sudden episodes of intense fear that can trigger severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause, this is known as panic. During this 90 minute workshop, we will explore the notion of panic and provide tips and techniques from CBT therapy as a beginners guide to dealing with panic daily.


 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Loneliness & Isolation

Each session 1.5 hours

Please contact our team at Wakefield.Talking@turning-point.co.uk to express an interest in attending and display the dates below.

Dates running:

13th April, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

 

It is possible to feel lonely, even when surrounded by people, but Loneliness and Isolation can also happen due to being separated from other people, routine and your environment.

In this current climate, we are aware more than ever that this is a real problem. This workshop will cover the reasons behind why many people feel lonely and isolated and explore how we can take positive steps to change this

 


 

USEFUL GUIDES