Courses for wellbeing, physical and mental health 

We all could do with living a bit healthier.  Whether it is finding ways to become more active, to improving your mental health.  Our wellbeing courses can help you become happier and healthier. Mindfulness courses can help you manage your day-to-day wellbeing and meditation can help you find your inner calm.  Improve your mental and physical fitness through gentle exercise.

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Healthy body, healthy mind

Our courses can help you find ways to manage anxiety or be kinder to yourself. Learn how to deal with stress and difficult emotions, discover new techniques to find calmness. From trying out a yoga class to dealing with stress and anxiety, find a course for you. Our tutors are friendly and supportive, you’ll find fun new ways to improve your health. 

At a time when the world can feel a bit overwhelming, our courses can help you manage your worries and find a happier you.

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Seated Yoga

Did you know yoga can help you get stronger and more flexible, no matter your age or abilities? There are yoga courses for all levels and needs. Even if you can’t take part in a standing class, this beginner’s yoga course can help you gain mobility without taking a toll on your joints. Seated yoga is perfect for you if you’d have difficulty following a regular yoga lesson. Whether you have mobility issues or chronic fatigue, this yoga course can help you reduce stiffness in your joints and learn to relax. Enjoy the practice of yoga from a chair.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 06/08/2024 -
Tue 27/08/2024
Times:
9:00am - 10:30am
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00017045
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £22.20

Holistic Therapy: Introduction to Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils taken from plants to improve quality of life and reduce stress and anxiety. It can be used alongside traditional medicine, and this is why it is known as a complimentary medicine. This course will provide you with a solid foundation in the history, principles and practical applications of aromatherapy and has been designed to introduce you to the most commonly used essential oils: giving advice, tips, and techniques on how aromatherapy oils can be used safely at home to help enhance overall wellbeing.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 15/08/2024 -
Thu 15/08/2024
Times:
11:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Tutor:
Katie Dexter
Course code:
Q00017138
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £21.00

Yoga Nidra with Georgia Daniel

Yoga Nidra translates to Yogic Sleep. Join me on this course with a difference. Fancy a super early night?....then this is the course for you! Nidra is a deeply restful Yoga practice, and a very effective way to rest and restore at the end of the day. If you want to manage stress and anxiety and reduce fatigue, we’ve got you covered! Yoga Nidra with Georgia offers you the tools, time and space you need to manage stress and open yourself up to a place of stillness, calm and deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra helps you to easily drift into a clam and meditative state from a place of comfort and ease, not only gently opening the body but to prepare you for a restful night's sleep.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 21/08/2024 -
Thu 29/08/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00016946
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £22.20

Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Pathway to Well-Being

An intriguing wellness trend for 2024 revolves around vagus nerve stimulation. This practice employs a variety of different ways to stimulate the vagus nerve, which regulates various bodily functions, including digestion, heart rate, and breathing. Stimulating the vagus nerve ca Vagal nerve stimulation can be done by practicing meditation, humming, singing, and even cold water and ice baths. This form of stimulation holds immense potential, with health benefits ranging from lowered blood pressure and reduced heart rate to stress response management and even seizure control in epilepsy. Join me on this super short course taking place in the last two weeks of August where you will learn about the vagus nerve and practice ways of stimulating this extraordinary area of the brain.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 21/08/2024 -
Thu 29/08/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00016966
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

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12 months
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Healthy Living: Creativity to Manage Stress

Numerous studies have shown that creative activities, such as art, writing and music, can help reduce and even prevent stress. You may find that, after a stressful day, enjoying a hobby can help you to de-stress and even give you an energy boost. This friendly course will help you that being creative may also reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and can help you to express or manage your emotions in a positive and productive way. Especially when those feelings are difficult to put into words. This course will provide you with the opportunity to explore new and uplifting creative activities, and also give you the chance to socialise and connect with others who share the same interest. If you like the idea of making art in a calm and friendly environment, whilst also taking part in group activities and meeting new people, this is the right course for you!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 22/08/2024 -
Thu 24/10/2024
Times:
11:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Tutor:
Katie Dexter
Course code:
Q00017140
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £210.00

Parkstone Wellbeing

This course is for clients at Parkstone Connect Centre, and continues on their journey of steps to wellbeing. Skills and learning in this course can be applied to everyday life and improve confidence and way of living as described by the NHS 5 steps to well-being programme

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 03/09/2024 -
Tue 17/12/2024
Times:
10:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Tricuro -Parkstone Connect Day Centre (P
Croft Road
Poole
BH12 3LD
Tutor:
Ruth Odurand
Course code:
Q00009536
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £94.50

Healthy Living: Yoga and Mindfulness in Nature

Discover the wonderful practice of Yoga and Mindfulness, combined with Nature Connection to support your mental health and wellbeing. This is a friendly course designed to support your resilience and wellbeing to contribute to a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally sustainable world. The aim is to help you manage difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression and enhance your wellbeing by bringing more awareness to your life, whilst developing self-confidence to express yourself. It is ideal for those who want to keep physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually fit. It will offer you guidelines, like helping hands, to move you deeper into your own authenticity and into a life that is richer and fuller, simply because you are living with more skill.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 04/09/2024 -
Wed 23/10/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Shekinah Centre (Paignton)
Preston Down Road
Preston
Paignton
TQ3 1RN
Tutor:
Ione Harris
Course code:
Q00017166
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Fitness and Exercise: Yoga to support a healthy back

Yoga is a wonderful practice that supports our physical and mental well-being. This course will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of yoga whilst taking a deeper focus on yoga practices that help to keep your back healthy. Most people suffer from back ache or pain at some point in their lives. Practicing yoga is a good strategy to both prevent and manage back ache. You will learn practices that help to relieve tension and improve back strength and flexibility. Yoga is a non-competitive practice for everyone, you will be encouraged to move with care for your own body, adapting practices to meet your individual needs in a supportive learning environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 05/09/2024 -
Thu 24/10/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:45am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
St James Church and Community Arts Cntr
24 Seamer Road
Scarborough
YO12 4DT
Tutor:
Nicola Bailey
Course code:
Q00018223
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £58.80

Personal Development: Creativity for Calm

This course will teach you how to make connections with self and others, identify their personal strengths and promote and build positive mental and physical wellbeing.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 09/09/2024 -
Mon 16/12/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
NST Hub (North Somerset Training Communi
31 Alexandra Parade
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1QZ
Tutor:
Katie Dexter
Course code:
Q00010932
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £157.50

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Would you like to learn techniques to relax and wind down? When we’re stressed or anxious it’s hard to feel calm. Anxiety affects over 8 million people in the UK at any time. But you don’t have to live with constant stress or anxiety. There are simple techniques you can learn to manage it. This stress management course is ideal if you want to learn habits to reduce stress and anxiety. It can help you lead a healthier and fuller life

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 13/09/2024 -
Fri 27/09/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Leicestershire Recovery College (Groby)
C/O Bradgare Unit
Glenfield Hospital Site
Groby
LE3 9EJ
Tutor:
Harsha Kotecha
Course code:
Q00017260
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20