Classroom Courses

AN INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

Balancing, mind, body and spirit: Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine, based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. Find out more about this fascinating idea and how it can help through life’s pressures. Course length: Four sessions Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR

ARTS FOR WELLBEING

Evidence suggests that creativity can have a positive impact on our overall health and wellbeing; improving mood, increasing self-esteem and boosting confidence. Why not come along to our practical art course, where you will be introduced to the concept of art and learn more about how this relates to health. You will then have the opportunity to use a range of materials to create some artwork around specific themes. No need to be an artist – all abilities welcome. Course length: Eight sessions Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

ASSERT YOURSELF

This course will help you to understand what being assertive means and help you become more confident. You will learn positive communication skills, how to know your rights and be able to assert yourself. Course length: Two sessions Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Stockport Campus, Cirtek House Higher Hillgate , Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3QD
Bury Campus, Humphrey House, 4 Angouleme Way, Bury

BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE

This course aims to celebrate your everyday and long-term achievements, step towards believing in yourself and achieving your journey. The possibilities are endless if you believe. Course length: Four sessions Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Bury Campus, Humphrey House, 4 Angouleme Way, Bury
Stockport Campus, Cirtek House Higher Hillgate , Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3QD

BOOK UP!

In this fun and creative course you will learn simple book-making techniques to create your own ‘Books of Positivity’ – individually decorated books, full of words and images to inspire you! Course length: Two sessions Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

COPING WITH CHANGE

This course aims to help you explore how you can prepare for change and deal with stressful situations. Course length: Four sessions Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:

Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR

CURTAINS TO SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

This course looks at the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, how we can improve sleep and our sleeping habits. It will equip you with tools to try and end the struggle with sleepless nights. Course length: Two sessions Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR
Stockport Campus, Cirtek House Higher Hillgate , Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3QD

EXPRESSIVE WRITING

Expressive writing is about self-expression. It helps a person to think about their experiences and put their thoughts and feelings into words. This course will offer you an opportunity to reflect and write in a safe, friendly and confidential atmosphere that fosters personal awareness and wellbeing. It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re used to writing, the exercises and conversation will help you to write about your life and experiences; from a few lines to a story, from a list to a poem, from all the things you’ve missed over the past couple of years, to all the things you’ve gained. At each session, the facilitator (a professional writer) will read aloud a short piece of published writing (poetry or prose) and invite you to talk about how the words impact on you. Short writing prompts and exercises will then be offered to help you write about your own experiences, thoughts and feelings. Course length: One session Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

FASHION STYLING

You are what you wear? Would you like to let your personality shine through your clothes? Exploring what we wear can be mood boosting; it can empower us and raise our self-esteem. Feeling good about what we wear can promote happiness and well-being. Course length: Four sessions Duration: 2 hours (with Jenny Croce; owner of an international styling business and interior design business)
Course Locations:
Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR

FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING

This workshop introduces the 5 evidence based ways that we can put in place to help manage and improve our wellbeing: connect, take notice, give, keep active, keep learning. Course length: One session Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

GET MENTAL HEALTH AWARE

This one off interactive session will look at some of the facts and figures about mental health problems, as well as busting some of the common myths that exist. Course length: One session Duration: 2 hours
Course Locations:
Ashton Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne