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Relaxation and positive thinking

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Entry 1 Level
10:00 - 16:00
1 week

This Relaxation and positive thinking in Canterbury forms part of a series of sessions exploring mental health. Negative thinking and self-imiting beliefs can be very damaging, linked to low self-esteem can prevent people from achieving their full potential and everyday life very hard. There are a variety of therapies and simple techniques that can be applied to work with these negative beliefs and this course will explore some of these, eg. self-hypnosis, mindfulness, NLP, CBT. You will be shown the basics of some of these theories which you can use for yourself or others.

By the end of the day students should be able to:
1) Understand what negative thinking is and how it can impact on everyday life
2) understand what self hypnosis and mindfulness are
3) Identify when it is appropriate to use these techniques and gain practical experience
4) Understand other options available for changing negative thinking

This course is educational rather than therapeutic. General broad ideas will be shared and discussed amongst the group. There could be some sharing of personal experiences but this course is not a replacement for personal therapy and this element will be carefully managed by the tutor.

Dartford Adult Education Centre is on the same site as Westgate Primary School in Summerhill Road.

How will I be taught?

The course will consist of a mixture of tutor input, group activities and discussion. The emphasis will be on participation and sharing of ideas. If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.

This is an introductory course, so you are not expected to bring any knowledge, but we will be interested to find out how much you have gained from the course by the end.

What do I need to bring with me?

Pen and paper for notes might be useful.

What can I do next?

We are currently offering a whole series of courses exploring mental health. See our website at for further information or ask your tutor for details.

What do I need to join the course

Anybody can join the course.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/113968/K/NC.