Utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Tools and Techniques

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  • For students.  How can you help yourself think and react differently, and feel better to help you cope with a range of issues, such as stress, anxiety, confidence issues, procrastination, home sickness etc.

  • For social and Welfare Workers. This workshop would benefit a range of professionals, such as social or care workers, doctors, teachers, nurses, etc.

  • For counsellors.  Learn the underlying theory.  How might you integrate CBT into your professional practice?


For Students

This 1-day workshop has been written specifically with the needs of students in mind


Life as a student is often a joyful, exciting and interesting time.  As well as learning about our subjects, we can improve our confidence, gain key skills and discover a huge amount about ourselves. People frequently make relationships that will last a lifetime.

However, it can also be challenging and tough.  For example, there are deadlines to meet, exams to study for; and there are often expectations to succeed and do well – socially as well as academically.  This can result in a range of pressures, which may involve unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviour that are not conducive to well-being.

The workshop is designed to help take some of the pressures out of being a student, and is interactive, informal and fun. It offers some strategic tools and techniques that you can use every day to help enable you to have as good an experience as possible, despite the challenges.  The tools and techniques can be adapted for many situations, and so the learning of the day can easily be taken forward to help you throughout your life.​

The workshop will cover some of the key issues that effect students, for example anxiety, homesickness, debt, perfectionism tendencies and more. 

Attendees will learn techniques, such as developing kindness and compassion to oneself; re-framing how to think about an issue; working on changing actions and reactions; calming or gaining control of emotions; mindfulness and relaxation work; experiential and imagery work.

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Utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Tools and Techniques
For social and welfare workers 

Working with people who are facing a variety of complex issues, and who may be expressing a range of emotions  can feel overwhelming sometimes.   Having an understanding of CBT, along with some of the tools and techniques is a valuable resource when we are working with our clients or patients.


This workshop offers a framework to assist you to formulate a problem you are facing with your client in a helpful, structured manner. It utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools that are beneficial in everyday practice, and will assist you, as workers, to think differently about how you can work with your clients to aid their situation.


Of course the learning of the day can help you to help yourself in your own life too. 


The workshop will incorporate a PowerPoint presentation and will also include experiential exercises, group work and videos. 

This workshop will also benefit a range of other professionals, including front line customer services such as social and welfare workers, nurses, teachers, doctors, managers etc.  


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For Counselling Practitioners


The workshop has been carefully adapted to suit qualified or trainee counsellors and psychotherapists whose main model is not CBT.  It provides an insight to the theory and practice of CBT and outlines a range of tools and techniques that might be utilised.  It contains a bit more technical knowledge than the previous workshop, and allows the practitioner to consider how this might be integrated into clinical practice.  


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