Learning and adopting tools, strategies and skills that can help combat difficulties such as anxiety, lack of self compassion and connecting with others or ‘living the best life I can’.
There are six tools based courses, one runs each half term.
Our Recovery Street course is back! This course offers the opportunity for students to reflect on their own recovery journey using photography as a way of exploring this.
Each week students take pictures around Newbury for around 45 minutes (on foot) using a digital camera (which we provide) to consider a weekly theme such as: where you are now in your recovery, the barriers and challenges, my goals and aspirations, and how I might go about achieving them. Then we all return to the training room here at Broadway House to share those images and consider how they relate to the weekly theme of our personal recovery journey.
Our course leader, Alex, will put together all your chosen images into a photo book which will be yours to keep at the end of the course.
This course is open to all students who have completed our Welcome to Recovery course and, ideally, at least one of the following additional courses: WRAP, Assertiveness and Self-Esteem, Five Ways to Wellbeing or Self Compassion, or two or more workshops. If you are in doubt as to whether this course is for you please do get in touch and the RiM team will be happy to advise you.
Please note: No photography experience is necessary and cameras will be provided.
Course duration: Six weeks plus an additional 7th session for you to collect your own photo book and share it with your fellow students if you so wish!
Course dates: Thursdays 18th, 25th, April and 2nd, 9th, 16th May 10am - 12:30pm. 23rd May to put your book together with Alex, times to be confirmed. Book collection 27th June, time to be confirmed
Self Compassion Workshop
Since starting Recovery in Mind in 2016 we have met dozens of students who struggle to show themselves ‘Self Compassion’ – the ability to be your ‘own best friend’ and share the kindness and wisdom that they are able to show others but not give to themselves. This is a common human trait – not just experienced by people with mental health challenges. This 4-week Self Compassion course will provide an understanding of why humans struggle with it, how we can learn it and a set of very useful tools to develop it within ourselves.
Self-Compassion isn’t about stopping bad things from happening. It’s about carrying on when they do happen – (resilience) – so you can bounce back.