We offer a space to explore new ways to improve your wellbeing and gain valuable tools to help you navigate your daily life. Our courses help you to understand the effects of nutrition on your wellbeing, manage anxiety, learn techniques on mindful thinking, and will guide you on your journey of personal development. Our expert tutors will be there with you every step of the way for guidance and support.

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Two Session Introductory Courses

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 2-week course offers an understanding of how to maintain emotional wellbeing when the world around us is changing and unpredictable. Our emotions play havoc during times of change. Learn how to observe and identify your own fears and triggers and ways of managing them for greater levels of emotional wellbeing to help get you through.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 2-week course offers an introduction to developing self-resilience. It will look at identifying what resilience is, what the characteristics of a resilient person are, the benefits of practicing resilience in our day to day interactions and offers an introduction to strategies and tools to help you develop your self-resilience.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 2-week course is live online and will help you clarify your goals in any aspect of life, focus and get motivated towards working on a goal of your choice, long or short-term, to enhance your quality of life and gain a sense of achievement.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this course is online and offers an introduction to self-help strategies to manage anxiety, exploring what causes anxiety and tools for self-monitoring and coping with anxiety. The course will take place in an online classroom, with group teaching facilitated by two tutors.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this course is online and offers an introduction to self-help strategies to improve sleep. You will learn how to recognise sleep cycles, routines and environmental factors affecting your sleep and what you can do to achieve better sleep quality.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this course is live online and offers an introduction to the concept of mental wellbeing, the value of keeping well, looking at what it means to have a recovery from mental ill-health and how that journey can be started and achieved.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health And Wellbeing Programme, this 2-week course is live online and offers an introduction to awareness of stress, looking at the signs of stress, and sharing some practical approaches to managing them. The course will take place in an online classroom, with group teaching facilitated by two tutors.

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Six Week Courses

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course offers an introduction to strategies to help build self-confidence, looking at self-awareness, assertiveness, negotiation and personal skills. The course will take place in an online classroom, with group teaching facilitated by two tutors.

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health And Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course is live online and will enable you to develop a positive approach to your health and wellbeing and establish how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, particularly in times of challenge and change.

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health And Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course is live online and offers strategies to understand the mind and body relationship of stress, cognitive distortions, how to engage positive thinking, develop better boundaries and communication.

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health And Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course offers practical advice, tips and strategies to manage and reduce anxiety. It will enable you to develop helpful routines, behaviours and thinking styles in staying healthy.

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course will enable you to boost your personal resilience and develop a self-care plan that nurtures and supports your wellbeing, looking at how food can improve mood, the benefits of sleep, exercise and relaxation, and tips and strategies to achieve an optimistic mind set.

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Health & Wellbeing Offer

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Introduction

Duration: 5 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £63/£31.50

Learn about concepts and techniques in cognitive behavioural therapy and their application in supporting mental health. This course is live online in a virtual classroom in weekly tutored sessions.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Delve Deeper

Duration: 5 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £63/£31.50

This course is live online, suitable for those learners who have attended the ACL Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Introduction course, and anyone wishing to gain further knowledge of CBT, focussing on how changing our cognition and behaviour can promote healthier self-care, and support mental health.

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Duration: 5 week(s)
Fee: £63/£31.50

This course offers an introduction to how nutrition affects our body and mind wellbeing. Discover foods for healing, health and immunity, learn about nutrients, superfoods and how to make good food choices including seasonal, local foods, to enjoy a healthy balanced diet to feel and live well.

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Mini Mindfulness

Location: Online Self Study.
Fee: Free

Take a step out of the everyday and into the calming, relaxing world of mindfulness to truly experience the here and now. Regular practice of mindfulness techniques will help reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and low mood in everyday life and lead to increasing productivity and creativity as tensions reduce, allowing you to be more focussed, calm and able to enjoy and truly experience the current moment in time, at any time.

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Mindfulness and Garden Nature

Duration: 5 week(s)
Fee: £63/£31.50

Being in the natural environment has been shown to increase wellbeing. This course combines a focus on nature and mindfulness techniques to become more aware of yourself and the world around you, connect with nature and accept non-judgmentally the present moment. Regular practice may help you to be calmer and more focussed, reducing feelings of anxiety, stress and low mood. If you are experiencing severe low mood or social anxiety this course may not be suitable for you, check with your doctor before enrolling.

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Mindfulness and Your Pet

Duration: 5 week(s)
Fee: £63/£31.50

Studies in animal-assisted therapy show that interacting with a pet can improve wellbeing. This course emphasises the positive relationship with pets and teach you how to interact mindfully with animals in your home, to improve both your wellbeing and that of your pet, applying mindfulness techniques, to become more aware of yourself, connect with your pet and accept non-judgmentally the present moment in time.

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Hatha Yoga

Duration: 8 week(s)
Fee: £75.60/£37.80

Enjoy Hatha yoga, a branch of yoga focussing on body alignment and offering slower-paced guided movement to poses, incorporating breathing techniques, improving balance and overall fitness of cardio and muscle endurance and flexibility.

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Yoga Nidra

Duration: 5 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £63/£31.50

Immerse and replenish yourself in the deeply relaxing and restorative practice of Yoga Nidra, develop your ability to focus on meditation and transformative state of deep rest and relaxation.

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Duration: 1 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £10.00

Being in the natural environment has been shown to increase wellbeing. This course combines a focus on nature and mindfulness techniques to become more aware of yourself and the world around you, connect with nature and accept non-judgmentally the present moment. Regular practice may help you to be calmer and more focussed, reducing feelings of anxiety, stress and low mood. If you are experiencing severe low mood or social anxiety this course may not be suitable for you, check with your doctor before enrolling.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £10.00

This single session course is live online and offers an introduction to introduction to journaling, an explanation of how to journal and the studies that show how keeping a visual journal may help increase confidence and self-awareness while reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety. Explore and capture feelings, thoughts and new-found wisdoms, capture and remove negative feelings – see how journaling can make a positive improvement to your life!

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Duration: 5 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £63/£31.50

Develop your understanding and practice of Pranayama breath control, exercises especially intended to keep the body and mind in vibrant health. By changing the breathing pattern, different states of mind can be produced. When you breathe consciously you activate a different part of your brain, by stimulating the cerebral cortex and the more evolved areas of the brain. Consciously breathing sends impulses from the cortex to the connecting areas that impact emotions and activating the cerebral cortex has a relaxing and balancing effect on the emotions.

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Duration: 5 week(s)
Fee: £63/£31.50

Look after yourself with self-hypnosis, building your confidence and reduce anxiety. A fascinating look at how much the brain influences the way we act and how we can use self-hypnosis to change this. Discover techniques to safely and effectively hypnotise yourself to tap into the power of your mind to make positive changes to your life and wellbeing.

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Duration: 5 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £63/£31.50

Develop your understanding and practice of healing and balancing Chakras. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, Chakra refers to wheels of energy throughout the body.

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Personal Development

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £31.50/£15.75

Do you find it difficult to say no? Or have a habit of placing other people’s needs before your own? Do you sometimes struggle to get a sense of self and communicate openly with people while keeping healthy boundaries? This is your chance to learn tried and tested strategies to communicate more confidently and effectively and develop your own communication style with respect to yourself as well as others.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £31.50/£15.75

The journey of healing is an ongoing one, as we learn to let go of the past and engage in practices that enable us to move forward with increased energy levels, greater peace of mind and focus. This course is taught by an experienced Life Coach and offers a range of techniques to soothe the mind and deal with difficult emotions.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £31.50/£15.75

Do you find it difficult to say no? Or have a habit of placing other people’s needs before your own? Do you sometimes struggle to get a sense of self and communicate openly with people while keeping healthy boundaries? This is your chance to learn tried and tested strategies to communicate more confidently and effectively and develop your own communication style with respect to yourself as well as others.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £31.50/£15.75

At a time when our world is changing at an accelerated pace, and where uncertainty is the norm, in what ways are you being challenged? How are you coping with your own personal and professional changes? This course will offer you the opportunity to stand back and explore the impact of recent events in your life and guide you through techniques to manage change more positively and effectively.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: £31.50/£15.75

What’s behind your procrastination? Explore why we procrastinate and how it affects our time management in daily life and work. Discover strategies to overcome procrastination and identify tried and tested ways of managing your time more effectively for greater levels of satisfaction, while keeping healthy levels of work life balance.

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Employability Support Offer

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

Adaptability is a key quality that is more important than ever during our current times. This includes the ability to think wider in the scope of what alternative employment opportunities you could consider. Delivered by an experienced Life Coach, this course will guide you through a process of identifying your core values, current circumstances, and transferable skills to prepare you for the changing job market and enable you to identify areas and roles of work that could open new doors.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

It’s not just phones that get upgraded! This two-part course provides you with the opportunity to take a step back and work on improving your self-esteem and self-belief during times of uncertainty and challenge. You will be guided by an expert Life Coach with strategies for making positive changes to your thinking patterns and lifestyle to help you move forward.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

Adaptability is a key quality that is more important than ever during our current times. This includes the ability to think wider in the scope of what alternative employment opportunities you could consider. Delivered by an experienced Life Coach, this course will guide you through a process of identifying your core values, current circumstances, and transferable skills to prepare you for the changing job market and enable you to identify areas and roles of work that could open new doors.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

Do you set unrealistically high standards for yourself? And get critical when you fail to meet them? Does fear of judgement and self-criticism influence the way you live your life? Is feeling “not good enough” in some areas of your life, your default mode? Explore the ways we block ourselves from living authentically and we will share powerful tips and strategies on how to begin to embrace and accept all parts of ourselves, even the parts we deem “unacceptable”.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In these times of constant change, finding and keeping our balance and peace of mind has been a huge challenge for most of us. This course will guide you through a process of streamlining and simplifying your life to reflect your own current priorities and achieve greater levels of balance and satisfaction.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

This two-part course will provide an opportunity to identify your own blocks to motivation in different aspects of your life, especially when looking for employment opportunities. You will gain techniques and tools for increasing levels of motivation and developing greater focus so that you can move forward with greater confidence and determination.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

As we continue to live in uncertain times and conditions, many of us are re-evaluating life, work, priorities and direction. This two-part inspirational workshop delivered by an expert Life Coach, will guide you through a process to gain greater clarity and greater sense of control over shaping your new future in a way that is meaningful to you.

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Community & Family Learning Wellbeing Courses

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If you are a parent, we also offer Wellbeing classes as part of our Community & Family Learning Programme. These sessions are an opportunity to have guided support and tips on keeping your children emotionally well. You will also develop mindfulness strategies and tools with your family, alongside finding time as a parent to look after your needs.

Testimonials

I have gained a sense of a small community with all of you.

I am going to make myself a care plan, i will continue setting myself achievable goals and the importance of looking after myself.

I have learnt the importance of maintaining a work life balance, to make time for meditation and to take care of myself, and the benefits of a self care plan/approach and a healthy diet. Thank you!

I thought the tutors were knowledgeable and I was able to make small but significant changes in my resilience and self care. People were friendly and respectful, and I felt very safe and free to share.

I found the course really broad as well which was great – I have gained a lot. It’s been a kind of support mechanism, and encouraged me to move forward with little valuable steps my resilience.

This course was amazing and I would recommend to anyone. It has helped me at a really tricky time in my life. Thank you

I feel that the course helped me to cope with the lockdown. I feel more self aware than before and better able to recognise and deal with my own negative thinking patterns. I enjoyed learning new strategies for dealing with unhelpful thinking styles such as by using mindfulness techniques. I have started to keep a journal of positive thoughts and things that I am grateful for and this has helped to improve my mood before bedtime and led to me getting a more restful night’s sleep. The teachers were very good at explaining things and gave learners helpful individual feedback. I liked the useful resources, inspirational quotes and images which I was able to draw upon when I felt anxious. I also thought the teachers made good use of metaphors, particularly the garden metaphor, to convey some of the key messages of the course. Thank you.

I learnt more about myself, the questions you ask are great at provoking thoughts.