Feeling Good Group

The Feeling Good Group is a 6 week course which provides you with tools to help you understand and manage your emotional wellbeing.  The course promotes peer support and discussion with an emphasis on learning CBT-based techniques that you can take away and put into practice.  We aim to provide you with an overview of tools and techniques for managing low mood, anxiety and stress.

The course runs on Monday evenings at 5.30pm, or Thursday lunchtimes at 12pm for 90 minutes.

Course Content

  • Session 1: Understanding low mood, anxiety and stress, introduction to CBT, goals for therapy
  • Session 2: Understanding and managing worry
  • Session 3: Understanding low mood and behaviour, breaking free from the cycle
  • Session 4: Understanding unhelpful thinking patterns and how we can rebalance these
  • Session 5: Understanding anxiety, physical symptoms, fight-or-flight response,  avoidance
  • Session 6:  Maintaining progress

What to expect from a group?

How many people will there be?

You can expect between 10-20 people to be there.  Everyone will be asked to follow the group rules and maintain confidentiality.  One of the benefits of being in a group is you realize that you are not alone with your difficulties and you can share experiences, if you want to.

Will I have to talk?

No, not if you don’t want to.  Some people feel more comfortable talking in the group and others less so.  You will never be put on the spot to contribute and you do not have to share personal information.  Most people start to feel comfortable enough to join in after a few sessions.

Do I need to attend every group session?

To get the most out of the course, we would recommend that you attend all the sessions.  The sessions are designed to follow-on from each other and to build on skills learnt in previous sessions.

What if I see someone I know?

This is a common concern, but it rarely happens.  If you are uncomfortable with being in a particular group, you can ask to attend the next one.

What if I can no longer attend the group or I don't think it is helping?

Please let us know if you are unable to finish the group, or if you are not finding it helpful.  We can discuss other options for support.

Feedback from people who have attended the group

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