Bipolar Disorder Support

DAY PROGRAMME & MODULAR GROUPS

DATE: TBC                                                                 

COST:  £360.00 for 6 weeks

FACILITATOR: Toria Tutt

CO-FACILITATOR:  Aimee Keith

If you are interested in joining this course please register your interest here

 

OVERVIEW:

A group for people with a diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The group will provide psychoeducation and experiential exercises, in a supportive environment where you are with people who are having similar difficulties to yourself.  This course is relevant for people with a diagnosis of OCD.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

 

Aim: 
  • Understand bipolar disorder
  • Understand treatment strategies that can be used to manage bipolar disorder
  • Begin to explore and use treatment strategies
  • Share experiences of Bipolar
 Inclusion Criteria:
  • Have a diagnosis of Bipolar Mood Disorder (Bipolar I or Bipolar II)
  • Able to reflect on the experience of their illness
  • Would like to work on strategies to help manage the illness
  • Willing to work in a group
Course Content:

Week 1:   Introduction and understanding Bipolar

Week 2:   Early detection of Bipolar

Week 3:   Living with Bipolar

Week 4:   Cognitive symptoms and Bipolar

Week 5:   Behavioural symptoms and Bipolar

Week 6:   Relapse prevention

CBT for Anxiety

DAY PROGRAMME & MODULAR GROUPS

DATE: TBC                                                                  

COST:  £360.00 for 6 weeks

FACILITATOR: Anita Merry

CO-FACILITATOR: Aimee Keith

If you are interested in joining this course please register your interest here

OVERVIEW:

Anxiety can be one of the most debilitating mental health disorders and this modular course of CBT groups is aimed at those struggling with a wide range of symptoms of Anxiety whether in a general, social or health context. We will also look at ideas and strategies for co-existing difficulties such as depression, phobia and panic since they often arise alongside general anxiety.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

 

Aim:    

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on working towards goals and enabling you to “become your own therapist” in dealing with any future difficulties. The two-hour format will enable you to have sufficient time to practice and incorporate the learning of a range of CBT skills and strategies. Supporting materials will be provided each week to build to a helpful resource for future reference.

Content:

Week 1:   Understanding the CBT approach and how it applies to anxiety. The role of our current thoughts and behaviours in maintaining our anxiety. Understanding the physical sensations of anxiety – the impact of biology and evolution.

Week 2:    An introduction to unhelpful thinking styles and the concept of thought challenging. Using mindfulness techniques to control physical responses for anxiety and panic.

Week 3:    Avoidance and other safety behaviours. Introducing “exposure” techniques for anxiety and phobia. A review of models, maintenance factors, unhelpful thinking traps and associated interventions for co-existing anxiety or mood disorders.

Week 4:    Understanding the role of worry and the concept of uncertainty in maintaining anxiety: introduction to the Generalised Anxiety model. Using – instead of avoiding – our emotions, and strategies to deal with worry.

Week 5:    Where does anxiety come from? Introducing automatic thoughts, dysfunctional rules and core beliefs. Identifying and adjusting our core beliefs – do they still “fit the facts” today?

Week 6:    Pulling it all together – relapse management skills. A chance to share our learning on unhelpful thoughts, rules and beliefs (and their origins) with new updated beliefs and cognitive and behavioural strategies. Participants to leave with detailed individualised plan.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

DAY PROGRAMME & MODULAR GROUPS

DATE: TBC                                                                 

COST:  £360.00 for 6 weeks

FACILITATOR: Martin Carroll

CO-FACILITATOR:  Phoebe Pearson-Hall

If you are interested in joining this course please register your interest here

 

OVERVIEW:

A group for people with a diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The group will provide psychoeducation and experiential exercises, in a supportive environment where you are with people who are having similar difficulties to yourself.  This course is relevant for people with a diagnosis of OCD.

COURSE OVERVIEW:
Aim:    
  • To help people share their understanding and experience of OCD
  • To provide an overview of the CBT model for OCD
  • To establish what your recovery goals are and how you can work towards these
Content:

Week 1:               Understanding what is OCD & how we can use CBT to help.

Week 2:               Maintenance factors for OCD, understanding how maintenance factors link to your OCD & creating your own model of this.

Week 3:               Our relationship with OCD, introducing the use of Theory A vs. Theory B in treatment. Thought suppression experiments.

Week 4:               Behaviour Experiments & the role of Exposure Response Prevention.

Week 5:               Creating your own hierarchies & planning how to manage barriers to this- looking at the role of the OCD bully voice.

Week 6:               Recovery & moving forwards with your goals. Defining what your goals & are establishing how this links to your recovery.