Take your life from good to great with one of our classes

Many people who present with poor mental wellbeing freely admit that they do not recognise the symptoms of, for example, stress or anxiety and they become overwhelmed by their impact on their lives. This can and does lead to a reliance on prescribed medication and/or substance abuse. Our classes enable participants to learn a wide range of means of identifying, reducing and removing stresses and in doing so enhancing resilience.

Is this for me?

Do you want to feel less stressed?

Would you like tips and techniques on how to reduce stress in your life?

Would you like to gain practical know ho win using oil blends for your own health and well being?

Are you coping with negative life events at present?

What will we do?

People want to be seen to be able to cope even in the most demanding times.

We aim to identify, support and equip you to deal with pressure before it reaches a critical point and becomes stress.

What will we look at?

Where you already manage stress well.

Understand the causes of stress.

Understand stress led behaviours in you and others.

Look at the impact of pressure and stress in the workplace.

A range of tools to manage pressure and minimise stress in others.

How to set clear boundaries.

How to manage your own assumptions.

How to pre-empt difficulties.

How to say no (being less accommodating).

How to identify oils which best suit your needs.

How to mix oils skilfully.

How to use the oils in your bath, on your body, in spritzers, compresses and cream or gel blends.

Why Classes?

Participants will learn a wide range of proven means of identifying, reducing and removing stress.

A key factor is that participation also affords the opportunity to socialise which reduces social isolation which is quite often a cause of poor mental wellbeing.

The classes are delivered within the framework of the Public Health Agency ‘Take 5 Steps to wellbeing.

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Classes

Menopause & Me

Dates: 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023 and 06/02/2023

Time: 10.00 -12.00

Objective: to provide relevant and up to date information for women about the menopause so that they can make informed decisions about their long-term health. To inform women about the physical, psychological and emotional symptoms of the menopause and how they can manage them; how the symptoms can impact their personal and work relationships; provide access to resources, advice and support.

Week 1: What is happening to me?

Introduction & agenda for programme. This section is about the physical, psychological and emotional symptoms of the menopause all 40 and how the severity of these symptoms is influenced by ethnicity, socio-economic background, diet, etc. Preparing for Doctors and what you need to know,

Treatment Plans: what they are and how to get them?

In this section we will look at HRT Pros & Cons, Herbal remedies and supplements and Alternative therapies to manage the symptoms of the menopause.

Week 2: Mental Health, Mindset and Menopause.

The psychological impact of menopause can be quite a shock, in this section we will look at tools to manage our mental wellbeing during and beyond the menopause. Practical demonstrations of Mindfulness; EFT/Tapping and CBT.

Week 3: Nutrition & Exercise

Our diet is very important and underpins everything. In this section we look at what foods are important for our health. What to eat and when; hydration; what type of exercise is best and how to build a plan that suits you.

Week 4: Menopause and relationships and work.

Menopause doesn’t just impact you but those around you. Our personal relationships and intimacy; this is a very important area as menopause can cause libido issues. Also, how to manage work relationships and performance.

Menopause doesn’t have to be AWFUL! This programme will help you understand:

· What is happening?

· What you can do about it?

· Where to get help & support

· Take control of your menopause and health.

The maximum number of attendees is 10 on a first come first served basis. If you wish to attend please telephone Patricia on 028 9022 3220.

Centre

Centre for Health and Wellbeing

two hours each session

Contact the Centre on 028 9022 3220 or email therapies@chwbbelfastni.org

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