Courses

Our courses aim to support students to learn more about wellbeing, offer opportunities for self-reflection and provide space to consider new possibilities for the future. Our prospectus has been developed through consultation with local people and we will continue to listen to your ideas for courses as we grow.

We offer a variety of courses, ranging from half-day sessions to learning experiences of two hours spread over eight weeks. From information sessions that enhance knowledge to opportunities to share and reflect on personal experiences of mental health, we hope we have a course to interest or inspire you.

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  • 9 December 2020

    Let's Talk About Resilience

    Let’s talk about resilience considers simple strategies that promote resilience and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their own existing resilience.

    The course is one session and it lasts 1.5 hours on Wednesday 9 December from 11am - 12.30pm.  There is some brief pre-course study required. 

    The course aims to share knowledge and resources that help students learn to improve resilience and be able to face general uncertainty and adapt to the new normal.

    By the end of the course students will
    • understand what resilience is and what helps improve it
    • learn 3 key mindsets that improve resilience
    • gain an appreciation of their own, existing resilience and how they have come through up until this point
    • develop their resilience tool kit

    The facilitators are Kirsty Bremner and Annette Murray

    This course is delivered online using Zoom

     

    • Online

      Zoom

    • Kirsty Bremner and Annette Murray

    • 11am - 12.30pm

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  • 10 December 2020

    Let's Talk About Aromatherapy

    This one session course is at 10 – 11.30am on Thursday 10 December.

    The session looks at the origins of aromatherapy, how oils are produced and how they work on the body’s systems.

    If you have always wanted to know more about aromatherapy, this introductory course is for you.

    It offers the chance to find out about oils which can be useful in enhancing mood and methods of use.  You will gain an insight into the use of essential oils and carrier oils, especially those which may lift our mood and explore different (and safe) methods of use 

    Please note we cannot provide individual advice for students during this course

    Jo Highet and Lynn Bellis are the facilitators for this course.

    This session will be delivered online.
     

     

    • Online

    • Jo Highet & Lynn Bellis

    • 10 - 11.30am

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  • 11 December 2020

    Origami Festive Crafting

    Make your very own upcycled origami festive decoration! Join a group of festively like-minded companions to learn to fold these intricate origami trees. Using balsa wood boxes as frames, jolly origami papers and other found materials, you will build your trees into a small origami forest, which will make a wonderful addition to any holiday wall. All materials will be provided and will be sent to you via the post.

    This course is for absolute beginners and self-proclaimed ‘non-crafters’ right up through to expert makers and creators.

    Learn about the skill of Japanese paper folding whilst building self-confidence.

    Enjoy the pace and camaraderie of a group session.

    Benefit from the relaxing, calm nature of the folding process and feel the joy of accomplishment.

    Completing one of these complex-looking but deceptively straightforward creations provides an overall sense of pride and achievement.

    Lara Armitage, Director of At Birkhill House, a crafting centre near Earlston and Kirsty Bremner, Wellbeing College Personal Tutor

    This session is online via Zoom. You do not need to have any materials for this course. These will be provided and sent to you at your home. 

    • Online via Zoom

      Zoom

    • Lara Armitage and Kirsty Bremner

    • 1 - 3pm

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  • 15 December 2020

    Let's Talk About Aromatherapy

    This one session course is at 2 - 3.30pm on Tuesday 15 December

    If you have always wanted to understand more about aromatherapy, this introductory course is for you.

    The session looks at the origins of aromatherapy, how oils are produced and how they work on the body’s systems.

    It offers the chance to find out about oils which can be useful in enhancing mood and methods of use.  You will gain an insight into the use of essential oils and carrier oils, especially those which may lift our mood and explore different (and safe) methods of use 

    Please note we cannot provide individual advice for students during this course

    Jo Highet and Avril Gibson are the facilitators for this course.

    This session will be delivered online.
     

    • Online

    • Jo Highet & Avril Gibson

    • 2 - 3.30pm

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