2018/19 Semester 2 Programme for: Lectures, Workshops, Groups, Courses and Mindfulness drop-in's

iCan Workshops:

We offer a variety of workshops on themes relevant to student life with the aim of enabling personal change and the development of new skills.  Participants will have opportunities to discover new ways of understanding themselves and  learn helpful coping strategies for managing a range of difficulties.


Semester 2:

Building Resilience Lectures

All Building Resilience lectures are held on Wednesday afternoons and are 2 hour sessions between 1.30-3.30pm; Seminar Room 1, Ground Floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road.

Pre-booking is NOT essential for Building Resilience lectures.



Building Resilience 1:

Managing my stess

23 January 2019

13 February 2019

6 March 2019

20 March 2019 CANCELLED

Building Resilience 2:

Mananging my low mood

30 January 2019

20 February 2019

13 March 2019

3 April 2019

Building Resilience 3:

Managing my anxiety

6 February 2019

27 February 2019

27 March 2019

8 May 2019

iCan Workshops:

pre-booking is essential for iCan workshops (unless stated otherwise below)

All iCan Workshops are held on Wednesday afternoons in Neuadd Rathbone (specific rooms noted below):




iCan manage my time and live a balanced life


1 May 2019 (1 x 3 hour session)

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Counselling Room 5, 1st Floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(pre-booking essential)


iCan manage my emotions

(presented by Dr. Michaela Swales)

1 May 2019 (1 x 2 hour session)

2pm - 4pm

Teaching Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

iCan love my PhD

15 May 2019 (1 x 2 hour session)

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Teaching Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

Seminar Room 1 (old Teaching Room 1)  is located on the Ground Floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road (see map here for building no: 70)

For further information please email ican@bangor.ac.uk or call Helen Williams on 01248 388520


Mindfulness Meditation Sessions

Date:        Every Tuesday 29 April 2019 until 28 May 2019

Time:       11am to 11:50am

Venue:    Annexe Meeting Room, Neuadd Rathbone

Drop-in.  No advance booking is required.


Suitable for complete beginners and for those who have some prior experience of Mindfulness or other forms of meditation. 

Each Session will have a theme.  The sessions will consist of a short talk on the theme, a period of guided meditation the then

a few minutes of reflection and questions at the end.  A variety of different practices are taught during the sessions.

 What is Mindfulness and how can it benefit you?

Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way to your experience of your body, your mind and the world around you.  

Mindfulness is about being awake and aware and living in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future.

Staying in touch with the present in this way, from one moment to the next, may lead you to experience yourself differently, perhaps feeling less stuck, or recognising more strength, balance and confidence in yourself.

Mindfulness is taught through meditation skills which include bringing attention to the breath and the body during stillness and movement.

Mindfulness is, however, not a ‘quick fix’.  Developing mindfulness skills requires the motivation and discipline to practice the skills on a consistent basis. 

But research shows that most people feel the effort is worthwhile and long–lasting in many different ways.   For example most people who have practiced

Mindfulness Meditation consistently for a period of 2 months report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:


  • Greater self-confidence, more acceptance of self and more acceptance of life as it is.
  • An increased ability to cope effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
  • An increased ability to relax and experience calm.
  • More energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life.
  • Greater ability to sustain concentration and focus.


Psycho-educational courses:

Our psycho-educational courses are designed to help those who have complex and long-standing problems.

They provide information and resources to better understand how to cope with difficulties in an empathetic and supportive environment.


DBT©  Skills Classes

  • Full Programme DBT - 20 week programme to run in Semester 1 and 2
  • Emotion Regulation - 8 week course to run in Semester 2

In these courses, you will learn how to identify and understand your emotions and develop skills to change unhelpful emotions without acting impulsively.

Attendance at these courses is by referral and assessment only.


Getting on Better with Yourself and Others Group

In Semester 1 and 2. 8 week psycho-educational group.  You will:

  • gain a greater understanding of yourself;
  • develop skills in forming and maintaining relationships;
  • be better able to manage when relationships go wrong;
  • understand how your past is influencing your present.

Attendance at this group is by referral and assessment only.


For further information/advice on any of the above, please contact  ican@bangor.ac.uk or call 01248 388520