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Wellbeing Workshops

Wellbeing Workshops

Our workshops are delivered by qualified Therapists and follow evidence- based treatment (this means they are proven to work and NHS recommended!)

The are informal ‘talks’ to provide you with more information about common mental health problems and filled with techniques to help manage these. There is no pressure to  share personal experiences, you can just come along and learn. We will also let you know more about further support and resources available to you.

 For many these are the best place to start experiencing help with your wellbeing. These workshops are designed to help you learn useful coping strategies, which you can put into action to improve the areas of your life, which are impacting on your mood.

You can attend as many workshops as you feel would be useful, although we do recommend leaving a break of a few weeks between each one. This is so you can put in place the learning from each session, between sessions.

The groups are informal and relaxed and often involve a qualified therapist talking through a powerpoint presentation with some group discussion for those who wish to join in.

It is ok to be shy and just listen and there is no pressure to disclose any personal or difficult information.

“There was a positive vibe to the group. It made me feel more positive about the way I feel. Knowing that day to day things can help is really good and hopefully can be a stepping stone. Thank you”

These are funded by the NHS so all you need to do is book on and sign up.

The below workshops are delivered by  via video platform Webex Cloud. This is easy to use and do not require any downloads. You can book onto Webex Cloud workshops by clicking the below BOOK NOW button which will take you to a registration form (which includes details of how we store and use your information)

 

As the below workshops are delivered in partnership with other services they are delivered via TEAMS. To book onto these please call or email us:

If you are 16 & over, registered with a Wakefield District
GP – we can help. This is an NHS funded program delivered 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 DELIVERED VIA WEBEX AND BOOKED VIA THE BOOK NOW BUTTON:

 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Managing Anxiety & Worry

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running: 

3rd October, 10:30am-12:00pm.

21st November, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

19th December, 10:30am-12:00pm.

 

 

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: 

17th October, 10:30am-12:00pm

7th November, 10:30am-12:00pm

 

 

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:

Awaiting dates for October, November and December – please check back soon!

 

 

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: Managing Sleep

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

10th October, 10:30am-12:00pm

14th November 1:30pm-3:00pm 

 

 

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: Improving Confidence and Assertiveness

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

Awaiting dates for October, November and December – please check back soon!

 

 

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: Positive Body Image

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

5th December, 1:30pm-3:00pm

 

 

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: Emotional Eating

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

12th December, 10:30am-12:00pm

 

 

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: Managing Grief and Depression

Each session 1.5 hours

Dates running:

31st October, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

 

 

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.


Talking Therapies workshop: Caring for Carers

Looking after loved ones can be rewarding but also challenging. Learning how to better cope with the emotional challenges and connecting with others can improve not only your own quality of life but your ability to care for others effectively.

This 90 min workshop provides an opportunity to switch the focus to you and your wellbeing, helping you recognize and reflect on your own wellbeing and self-care needs. Providing some suggestions and tips for you to consider to start making positive steps and exploring what looking after yourself actually looks like.

Dates running:

24th October 2021, 10:30am-12:00pm. – *CANCELLED* please look out for new dates

 

 


 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Manging Panic Attacks

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:

3rd October, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

 

 

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:

19th December, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

 

 

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

 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Winter Wellness

Each session 1.5 hours

It is common to notice a shift in mood as the darker nights and mornings draw in and the temperature drops. But for some the change in mood can be significant and can effect relationships, work and quality of life.  This is a workshop for anyone that tends to feel worse with the change in seasons. The workshop looks at why the changes in season can have such an impact on the way we think and behave. We then work through a tool kit of coping techniques to help you not only this year, but to help you feel prepared for future changes throughout the years to come.

Dates running:

21st November, 10:30am-12:00pm.

12th December, 1:30pm-3:00pm

 

 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Living with Chronic Pain

Each session 1.5 hours

This workshop introduces the how mental and physical health interlink and how improving mood through talking therapies can not only improve quality of life but sometimes improve our experience of the pain itself.

Dates running:

Awaiting dates for New Year – please check back soon!

 

 

Talking Therapies Workshop: Coping with the Festive Season

Each session 1.5 hours

For many, the festive season can heighten feelings of loneliness, loss, stress and financial and relationship problems. This workshop is looks at the effect that the festive period can have on our mood and looks at a range of coping strategies and practice advice to help you navigate the next few months.

Dates running:

28th November, 1:30pm-3:00pm 

 

 

2. WORKSHOPS BOOKED VIA EMAIL/PHONE AND DELIVERED ON TEAMS

Talking Therapies Workshop: Mindful Pregnancy

Each session 2 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) 3rd November, 10:30am-12:30pm 

(Part 2) 10th November, 10:30am-12:30pm 

The aim of these workshops is provide expectant parents with an opportunity to seek advice and learn tips and techniques to manage pregnancy. We will discuss managing stress, relaxation & self-care and how to prepare for a positive birth.

This is a two part workshop and you can attend either session, or both, and is attended by a qualified midwife.

Session one focusses on your pregnancy and birth and includes:

    • How to manage stress and your wellbeing throughout pregnancy and birth
    • Relaxation
    • Preparing for a Positive birth

Session Two looks at the early days following birth and preparing for life with your newborn. The session covers:

    • Supporting you with how to manage upsetting and unhelpful thoughts
    • An introduction to mindfulness
    • Connecting with your newborn and the 4th trimester

BOOK NOW BY EMAILING OR CALLING US


Talking Therapies Workshop: New Parents Workshop

Each session 2 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:

28th of October, 1:00-3:00pm.

Are you a new parent in the Wakefield area?

This workshop, focusses on parental and infant well-being and will cover things such as; what new parents tend to worry about, common negative thoughts, how we can get into cycles of thinking and acting that make us feel worse. We will offer helpful practical suggestions for coping during this difficult time. We are also working with health visitors, who will be in the workshop to give advice about helping with bonding and understanding your baby’s behaviour a little more.

BOOK NOW BY EMAILING OR CALLING US


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:

Awaiting dates for October, November and December – please check back soon!

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.

BOOK NOW BY EMAILING OR CALLING US


 

Menopause

Talking Therapies workshop: Menopause & Me

When menopause starts, it can be an uncomfortable, anxious and stressful time for women, impacting all areas of life.

This 90 minute workshop is an introduction into what you expect from the menopause: the causes, the symptoms, the effects and also starts to explore some ways you can better manage this change in life and help your wellbeing as well.

Contact our team to express an interest and register at: wakefield.talking@turning-point.co.uk to express an interest & sign up.

Dates running:

7th December, 2:00pm-3:30pm.

BOOK NOW BY EMAILING OR CALLING US


 

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