Self-care and self-soothe (16-25)

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Online Discovery College Courses (for 16-25 year olds)

Life can be challenging and difficult for people. It can lead to not knowing how to soothe or take care of ourselves effectively. Often, people turn to unhelpful and destructive coping strategies.

In this workshop we will explore self-care and self-soothe skills that can decrease distress and help you to calm through times of emotional distress or difficulty. Through informative discussions and effective questioning, the workshop aims to share creative and useful self-care and self-soothe ideas. There will be opportunities for participants to network, sharing thoughts and ideas.

The workshop builds on and aspires self-directed resilience, shared and lived experience and the ability to contribute to and practise beneficial self-care/self-soothe skills in a safe space.

Our tutor/volunteer Louise, has written about her experience:

My name is Louise and I’m a passionate advocate for self-soothe and self-care.

Just over 5 years ago, during a very desperate time in my life, when I didn’t even recognise myself, I experienced some incredibly difficult emotional turmoil. A struggling mother, an absent friend, an unemployed college lecturer and a recently diagnosed Mental Health patient. Despite the support of a loving family and professional help, I felt completely and utterly lost. Thoughts of hopelessness and worthlessness were overwhelming.

Recovery hasn’t been easy, but through twists and turns and a variety of means and support – I am here today. I discovered self-soothe and self-care techniques, which I quickly developed a passion for. I’m now able to share, through facilitating helpful and healing workshops, comfort to others as they embark on their own personal journey towards recovery.

Thanks to the techniques I’ve learnt, I’ve done things I never imagined possible. It’s helped me to better regulate my emotions and to take ownership and control of what wellness looks like to me. It’s allowed me to be my true authentic self! Whether it be through daily journaling, mediation or mindfulness through music, self soothe, and self-care looks different for everyone! Through my workshops, I hope to welcome and nurture new ideas and practises as well as sharing what some of the practises meant to me on my own journey.

Lou, RWC Volunteer

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Start dates and time

TermDayDateTimesDuration
Term Spring/SummerWednesday1 February 20231pm-3pm1 weeks

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