We look at different models that explain the feeling of overwhelm. Understanding why we respond the way we do is the first step to change.


How often do you feel that you can't concentrate? Your mind is racing from one thing to the next. Or perhaps you feel lacking in energy, unable to do even the simplest of tasks. These are some of the signs of overwhelm.


We often feel overwhelmed - perhaps our stress levels are really high, adrenalin is pumping, our minds are in over-drive. Or perhaps we feel flat out - exhausted, and emotionally low. We feel like this in our everyday lives, but this has perhaps been exacerbated by the current situation, which has been so difficult to navigate.


In our 4-week course we will look at different models that explain this feeling of overwhelm. Understanding why we respond the way we do is the first step to making changes. We'll also share some mindfulness practices that can be helpful in us responding a little differently to the difficult situations we find ourselves in.


The four-week course costs £40 to attend, with a concessionary rate available for students / those in receipt of their pension / on lower incomes. There's also two reduced rate spaces for anyone who would not otherwise be able to come. This also gives access to a handout after each session.


Over the fours weeks, we'll be exploring: our comfort and overwhelm zones; mindful gauges; our threat systems and we'll look at expanding our ability to self-soothe.


This course starts on Friday 20th September: 6.30-7.30pm and runs for four consecutive weeks. It will take place within The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge.


Susie will be your facilitator for these sessions. Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge and The Place for Martial Arts & Wellbeing in Bo'ness - bringing people together in community. Susie is a Mindfulness Coach and a certified Daring to Rest Facilitator. Her approach is trauma-sensitive, and she is an advocate of giving participants choice in everything she offers.

Standard Rate

£40.00


Concessionary Rate

£32.00

20% discount for: students / those in receipt of their pension / on reduced income

Reduced Rate

£20.00

This rate is for anyone who could not otherwise afford t o attend

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