We have a new course starting this Spring. Join us for 6 sessions on Wednesdays at St Paul’s Church from 7.30pm – 9pm on the following dates:

  • 17 Jan / 24 Jan / 31 Jan

2-week break

  • 21 Feb / 28 Feb / 6 March

For more information and to join the course email: sarah@parishofbrentford.org.uk.

With a diploma in therapeutic coaching and a qualification in mental health first aid, Sarah and Elizabeth runs a six week course every Spring Term, designed to help you manage and improve your sense of well-being.

We meet at St Paul’s Church and the evening starts with some refreshments and dessert, followed by a bit of teaching, group work and other tools to help you. It will be very informal and relaxed with lots of space for us to chat and support one another as we learn together.

The course is limited to a maximum of 10 participants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you’d like to book a place or have any questions please email Sarah.

Here’s an overview of what we cover:

Session 1: We Can Change!

  • Introduction
  • How are we feeling? The different halves of our brain.
  • How we can change and what stops us from making changes
  • Top tips for a better mood

Session 2: Feelings

  • How the brain works
  • What happens when we feel overwhelmed
  • Panic attacks and how to stop them
  • How to take back some control

Session 3: Stress

  • The baseline of stress,
  • Long-term stress and its effects
  • Coping with stress – Stress Audit

Session 4: Worry

  • When is worry good and when is it unhelpful?
  • What’s happening in our brain
  • Types of worrying
  • How to manage our worry

Session 5: What are you thinking and is it true?

  • Negative thoughts
  • What are your thinking errors?
  • Speaking positively over ourselves
  • What you focus on is what you get

Session 6: Resilience

  • Talking about our feelings
  • Facing our fears
  • Breathing exercises
  • Prayer/Meditation
  • Healthy boundaries

I would 100% recommend this course to others, even if you don’t feel like you struggle with your emotions I’ve now realised the importance of understanding them and getting ahead of feelings before they escalate. I feel like now going into every day scenario’s I have a grasp on how to process information and how to interpret not only my own but others people’s responses to conversations and situations.

Live Well is a great space to explore mental health, to understand it and I have come away with a great set of skills to help me with my mental health in the future.