Our counselling service is a vital resource for people coping with the emotional impact of a life threatening condition. However, we recognise that some of the people in need of support might benefit from a different approach. With this in mind, we've been working with specialist practitioners to develop new services.
WHYbemindful eight-week mindfulness course (online)
WHYbemindful is an eight-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) course specifically aimed at those living with and beyond cancer and their carers, run by practitioner Chris Barker of the University of Exeter. The course was designed by Trish Bartley of Bangor University following her own experience of cancer. Its aim is to help people to use mindfulness in their everyday life and manage their cancer experience.
We don't recommend that participants attend during treatment that may impact energy levels, as there are daily tasks to complete at home alongside the weekly session.
Saturday 23rd January - Saturday 20th March 2021
10am to 12.30pm
(no session 20th February)
To find out more, please call 01373 455255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our autumn 2020 courses are now full. To go on a waiting list for our 2021 courses, please contact us.
2021 course dates at Combe Grove
Wednesdays from 21st April to 26th May
Wednesdays from 16th June to 21st July
Wednesdays from 15th September to 20th October
2021 taster days at Combe Grove (book via Eventbrite, link to follow)
Wednesday 17th March
Saturday 15th May
Wednesday 18th August
WHYoutdoors is a course exploring the benefits of nature connection for wellbeing, designed for those living with and beyond cancer. Participants meet in a beautiful natural setting and undertake a mixture of solo and group activities. The approach helps people coping with the challenges of a life-threatening diagnosis to increase their emotional and physical wellbeing through time spent in nature, guided by specialist group leaders, who are also professional counsellors.There is shelter at both sites so sessions will go ahead in most weather. Participants need to have a reasonable level of mobility as the woodland site is uneven.
To book a place, please call 01373 455255 or email email@example.com.