Courses – Health & Well-being

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RESILIENCE AND WELL-BEING

Gaye Manwaring

Starts: Tuesday 5 October 2 pm – 4 pm,  4 weeks

Fees: £32/£28   Code: 05 105

This interactive online course is designed to improve your personal effectiveness in today’s complex and often confusing world. We will discuss ways of managing time, dealing with stress, and coping with change and uncertainty. In similar courses participants benefited from hearing ideas from each other. You will be encouraged to share comments openly or anonymously, but you do not have to say anything at all unless you wish to do so.

The strategies and philosophy of resilience are transformative and helpful in all situations, not just those of crisis or dilemma. Reflecting on good and bad incidents can be a powerful way of developing transferable skills and attitudes. View challenges as part of the normal course of life and see them as opportunities for personal growth.

The four cornerstones of resilience are:

  • adaptability
  • purposefulness
  • social support
  • confidence.

The five ways to wellbeing are:

  • connect with others
  • be active
  • give to others
  • keep learning
  • take notice.

Putting these approaches together can empower you. We will examine tools and strategies to increase your resilience and take control of your life. We will explore aspects of motivation, mindfulness, positivity, creativity, health and wellbeing.

HOW YOUR BRAIN WORKS IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH

Roddie McKenzie

Starts: Wednesday 6 October 10.00 am – 12.00 pm,  5 weeks

Fees: £40/£35   Code: 05 108

Weighing approximately 3lbs the brain is the second heaviest organ in your body.: your skin comes first. The brain is the source of your consciousness and your personality but how does this complex organ work and what happens when it develops a fault?

This short course will discuss the structure of the brain, what the components and different regions do and how they shape our perception of reality. Physical change or damage to the brain through accident or disease may effect our senses or our behaviour, permanently or temporarily. Throughout history scientists, doctors and others have experimented with and developed treatments and therapies for dealing with both physical and mental health problems and research continues to find ways of answering current concerns associated with an ageing brain.

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