Resilience and wellbeing for speech and language therapists

Course Dates: 18/11/21 - 09/12/21
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Online
This is a time of challenge for many of us. Learn practical skills to help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings and move your life forward in positive directions. Whilst directly relevant to the workplace these skills will impact on all areas of your life.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00

Course Code: XS523

Thu, day, 18 Nov - 09 Dec '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

This is a time of challenge for many of us. This evidence-based course will teach you skills that are particularly useful when you’re experiencing any of the following: stress, worry, anxiety, low mood, self-doubt and some loss of life purpose and direction. The skills will be relevant to the workplace as well as other areas of your life. It is a psychological skills and behaviour training underpinned by concepts central to acceptance and commitment therapy, a mindfulness-based approach.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Introduction to the three pillars model
• Development of mindfulness skills
• Identification of personal values (life directions)
• Stepping back from worrying thoughts
• Skills to help manage challenging emotions, such as anxiety and low mood
• Practical goal-setting strategies to help you move towards valued directions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• develop your personal resilience, enabling an alternative response to stressful situations,
• improve your ability to live in the present moment (rather than being excessively entangled in thoughts about the past or future),
• improve your focus and concentration
• reduce the impact of difficult thoughts and feelings on well-being, behaviour and performance;
• untangle from worry and rumination
• develop a different way of responding to change.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for speech and language therapists. To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:

- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course will be delivered on-line and whilst some of the time we’ll be in the whole group, there’ll also be small group work in breakout rooms. You’ll be given activities to work on between the sessions.

To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may choose to do another professional training course offered by the department.
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Carolyn Cheasman

Carolyn is a leading UK stammering specialist. She stammers herself and had life-changing therapy at City Lit. Following this she decided to train as a speech and language therapist (SLT) and feels privileged to have spent her career at City Lit. She helped develop what is probably the most comprehensive range of stammering therapy courses in the world. 2019 marked her 40th year as a City Lit tutor. She has a particular passion for working with people with interiorised stammering. In 2009 Carolyn qualified as a mindfulness teacher and has been a pioneer in terms of integrating mindfulness into stammering therapy courses. She is an experienced trainer and has helped to develop training programmes for SLTs in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and counselling skills. Carolyn has had many articles and chapters published and is a co-editor of Stammering Therapy from the Inside (2013). She has led training and therapy courses throughout the UK and has also taught in Europe, the US and New Zealand. In 2012 she was honoured to receive the International Fluency Association’s Clinician of Distinction award.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.