2019/20 Programme for: Lectures, Workshops, Groups, Courses and Mindfulness drop-in's

We offer a variety of lectures, workshops and groups 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.

Building Resilience Lectures

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

Pre-booking is NOT essential for Building Resilience lectures.

SEMESTER 1:

Topic

Dates

Building Resilience 1:

Managing my stress (click here for further information).

 

2 October 2019

Building Resilience 2:

Mananging my low mood (click here for further information)

9 October

30 October 2019

4 December 2019

Building Resilience 3:

Managing my anxiety (click here for further information)

 

16 October 2019

6 November 2019

11 December 2019

   
SEMESTER 2:  

Topic

Dates

Building Resilience 1:

Managing my stress (click here for further information).

 

22 January 2020

18 March 2020

Building Resilience 2:

Mananging my low mood (click here for further information)

 

29 January 2020

19 February 2020

11 March 2020

1 April 2020

Building Resilience 3:

Managing my anxiety (click here for further information)

 

5 February 2020

4 March 2020

25 March 2020

6 May 2020

iCan Workshops:

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

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

SEMESTER 1:

Topic

 

Dates

iCan manage my emotions

 

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 (1 x 2 hour session)

2pm - 4pm

Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

 

iCan assert myself and improve my self-esteem

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 (1 x 3 hour session)

1.30-4.30pm

Counselling Room 5, 1st floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(pre-booking essential)

 

iCan manage my time and live a balanced life

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 (1 x 3 hour session)

1.30-4.30pm

Counselling Room 5, 1st floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(pre-booking essential)

 

iCan overcome presentation anxiety

Wednesday, 23 October (1 x 2 hour session)

1.30-3.30pm

Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

iCan assert myself and improve my self-esteem

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 (1 x 3 hour session)

1.30-4.30pm

Meeting Room 2, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(pre-booking essential)

iCan recognise and manage addictive behaviour

Wednesday, 20 November (1 x 2 hour session)

1.30-3.30pm

Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

iCan overcome procrastination

Wednesday, 27 November (1 x 2 hour session)

1.30-3.30pm

Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

SEMESTER 2:

 
iCan assert myself and improve my self-esteem

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 (1 x 3 hour session)

1.30-4.30pm

Meeting Room 2, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(pre-booking essential)

iCan recognise and manage addictive behaviour

Wednesday, 12 February (1 x 2 hour session)

1.30-3.30pm

Meeting Room 2, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

iCan overcome perfectionism

Wednesday, 12 February (1 x 2 hour session)

1.30-3.30pm

Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

iCan manage my time and live a balanced life

Wednesday, 19 February (1 x 3 hour session)

1.30-4.30pm

Counselling Room 5, 1st floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(pre-booking essential)

iCan recognise a diet from disorder

Wednesday, 26 February (1 x 2 hour session)

1.30-3.30pm

Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

iCan assert myself and improve my self-esteem

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 (1 x 3 hour session)

1.30-4.30pm

Meeting Room 2, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(pre-booking essential)

iCan manage my emotions

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 (1 x 2 hour session)

2pm - 4pm

Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(no need to pre-book)

iCan love my PhD

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

1.30-3.30pm (1 x 2 hour session)

Meeting Room 1, Ground floor, Neuadd Rathbone

(pre-booking essential)

 

Meeting Room 1 & 2 are located on the Ground Floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road. 

Counselling Room 5 is located on the 1st 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 during semester time

Time:       11am to 11:50am

Venue:    Annexe Meeting Room, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road

Drop-in.  No advance booking is required - come to as many sessions as you like.

 

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 starting in October 2019
  • Emotion Regulation - 9 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