Workshops

Drop-in Sessions

Groups and

Courses

 

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.

iCan Programme for Semester 1 & 2, 2016/17

All the Workshops are held on Wednesday afternoons

Spaces are limited so pre-booking is advisable but not essential

All  Workshops are 2 hour sessions

 

Semester 1 Building Resilience iCan Workshops:

Date

Topic

19 October 2016

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 1: 

iCan manage my stress (click here for more information)

26  October 2016

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 2:

iCan manage my low mood  (click here for more information)

2 November 2016

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 3: 

iCan manage my anxiety (click here for more information)

 

16 November 2016

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 1: 

iCan manage my stress  (click here for more information)

23 November 2016

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 2:

iCan manage my low mood (click here for more information)

30 November 2016

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 3:

iCan manage my anxiety  (click here for more information)

 

 

Semester 2 Building Resilience iCan Workshops:

 

Date

Topic

25 January 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 1: 

iCan manage my stress (click here for more information)

1 February 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 2:

iCan manage my low mood  (click here for more information)

8 February 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 3: 

iCan manage my anxiety (click here for more information)

 

15 February 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 1: 

iCan manage my stress  (click here for more information)

22 February 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 2:

iCan manage my low mood (click here for more information)

1 March 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 3:

iCan manage my anxiety  (click here for more information)

 

 

8 March 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 1: 

iCan manage my stress (click here for more information)

15 March 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 2:

iCan manage my low mood  (click here for more information)

22 March 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 3: 

iCan manage my anxiety (click here for more information)

 

26 April 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 1: 

iCan manage my stress  (click here for more information)

17 May 2017

1.30pm

TR5, Neuadd Rathbone

Building Resilience 1: 

iCan manage my stress  (click here for more information)

 

Semester 1 iCan Workshops:

 

26 October 2016

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan improve my well- being and learn to relax

(click here for more information)

 

2 November 2016   

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone

iCan manage my time and live a balanced life Part 1

(click here for more information - pre-booking is essential for this two part workshop)

9 November 2016

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan manage my time and live a balanced life Part 2

(click here for more information - available only to those who attended Part 1 in previous week)

16 November 2016

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan get a better night’s sleep

(click here for more information)

23 November 2016

2.00pm

Moved to A001, Alun, Management Centre, College Road

 

iCan overcome procrastination

 (click here for more information)

30 November 2016

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan overcome perfectionism

 (click here for more information)

Semester 2 iCan Workshops:

 

1 February 2017

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone

iCan overcome presentation anxiety (click here for more information)                             

 

15 February 2017

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan assert myself and improve my self-esteem Part 1

(click here for more information)

PRIOR BOOKING ESSENTIAL

22 February 2017

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan assert myself and improve my self-esteem Part 2

(click here for more information)

PRIOR BOOKING ESSENTIAL

 

1 March 2017

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan assert myself and improve my self-esteem Part 3

(click here for more information)

PRIOR BOOKING ESSENTIAL

 

8 March 2017

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan overcome procrastination

(click here for more information)

15 March 2017

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan improve my well- being and learn to relax  (click here for more information)

 

 

3 May 2017

2.00pm

TR1, Neuadd Rathbone 

iCan improve my well- being and learn to relax  (click here for more information)

RE-SCHEDULED TO 8 AUGUST 2017

2.00pm

Neuadd Rathbone (room tbc) 

iCan love my PhD

(click here for more information)

PRIOR BOOKING ESSENTIAL

 

TR1 & TR5 are both located on the Ground Floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road (see map here for building no: 70)

For further information on all workshops / to book a space in advance at any workshop/s, please email ican@bangor.ac.uk or call Helen Williams on 01248 388520

 

Mindfulness Drop-in Practice Sessions for 2016/17 - available to the end of Semester 2

(click here for more information)

Programme for Semester 2

Held every Wednesday afternoon from 11 January 2017

4.00-4.50pm

Annexe Meeting Room, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road (see map for building no: 70)

 

Date

Title

 

11 January 2017

Using Mindfulness to Manage Stress

 

18 January 2017

Using Mindfulness Skills to manage stress

 

25 January 2017

Raisin Meditation

1 February 2017

Body Scan

 

8 February 2017

Mindfulness of sounds and thoughts

 

15 February 2017

Breathe and Body Meditation

 

22 February 2017

Sitting Practice

 

1 March 2017

Mindful Movement

 

8 March 2017

Mountain Meditation

 

15 March 2017

Breathe and Body Meditation

 

22 March 2017

Kindness Meditation

 

29 March 2017

Walking Meditation

 

 

Group Therapy

A therapeutic personal development group will run on Thursday afternoons between November 2016 and June 2017.

Attendance is by referral or application only. 

Further information available by contacting counselling@bangor.ac.uk or call Helen Williams on 01248 388520.

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) - application process now closed

 

The Counselling service will be running an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course to run from

Thursday 9th February- Thursday 30th March 2017

 3-5pm with an orientation session on Thursday 2nd February; 3-4.30pm.

 This course is available by application only. 

 

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 completing the basic 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course 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.