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Useful information and resources

Here you will find useful information, articles and resources to support your recovery


Mindfulness can be described as paying attention to what we are experiencing in this moment, observing what we are experiencing right now and bringing warm curiosity to whatever arises.

During the current Pandemic it is more important than ever to take care of ourselves and remain grounded

this website provides free mindfulness activities and free resources to guide you through mindfulness

Free Mindfulness

Stay active

During the current situation it is very easy for us to lose our every day activity and find comfort laying on the sofa, its easy for us top adapt unhealthy habits while in lockdown!

Our physical health has a huge impact on how we feel, being physically active can reduce anxiety, increase energy levels and help us sleep better.

Try going for a daily walk and enjoy the environment around you, the autumn leaves, nature and the crisp mornings

If you are unable to get out of the house, why not try an easy 10 minute work out at home each day; click below for some examples

10 minute workouts

Dance by Matisse

Love your body

One of our very talented tutors, Katharine Lazenby, created a wonderful resource "love your body"

Now, more than ever, it is so important to care for ourselves and show ourselves compassion

This love your body resource explores how the culture and society we live in impacts on our body image and self esteem. It introduces some organisations, artists, activists and writers who are striving to promote healthy body image and empowering messages about how we can find confidence in ourselves, just as we are.

If you would like to be sent a copy of this powerful document please get in touch with us

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The importance of routine

The Coronavirus has caused major disruptions to peoples normal routines, which can make it harder to manage stress, anxiety and unpredictability

In these times of uncertainty, a routine can help you to stay in control and feel more organized

Eating healthy and regularly, staying active, setting realistic goals and setting aside time for your own self are all things that we should be doing to take care of ourselves during these times; establishing a routine can help to incorporate these things in our day to day lives

We run a course at the college; create a routine, unfortunately we are unable to do this face to face at the moment but we do have videos available based on the class

Head to our courses pages for the video link to these videos