Everyone has emotional issues. Sometimes these just take the edge off life. But some can have devastating effects on our lives. Emotional issues can include anxiety, depression, stress, worry, lack of motivation, low self-confidence and more. Many people also suffer from physical health problems that can be painful and/or disabling.
ACTivate Your Life is new and exciting course designed by Consultant Clinical Psychologist Professor Neil Frude here in Wales. ACTivate Your Life is a four session taught course that aims to teach people about stress and suffering caused by emotional issues, like worry, or chronic pain.With messages such as "give yourself a break" and "feel the fear and do it anyway", ACTivate Your Life offers a slightly different approach to more conventional methods of dealing with emotional and physical problems.
Classes are based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness based practices. These psychological approaches teach people how to reduce suffering by accepting the things in life we cannot control and committing ourselves to the things we really care about. Sessions run for approximately 2 hours, once a week, with a break half way through the session. The classes are supported by PowerPoint presentations, Home Activities and Handout sheets.
Sessions cover the following four topics:
ACT 1: Getting Wise to Your Mind
ACT 2: Facing up to Life
ACT 3: Mindfulness
ACT 4: Doing What Matters
Who Can Attend?
At some point in life, everyone experiences problems such as emotional issues, pain or distress. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend ACTivate Your Life classes, whether they are going through these kinds of issues or not. Although having 'no emotional problems' is a very rare condition indeed!
NHS trained staff will teach you how to ACTivate Your Life
Classes are run by Trainers from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, in association with Mind and Communities First.
- There is no assessment, no registration and no waiting list.
- Just turn up, take a seat, listen and learn!
- In ACTivate Your Life classes you will be given free ACTivate Your Life Home Activities to help you to build your own tool kit.
- Self-Help Guides - Download self-help PDF guides on a variety of topics
- Mindfulness apps and online CBT sites
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