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August 2018

Would you like to learn more about alcohol, safe levels of consumption and think about alternative ways to relax, gain confidence or socialise? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on their own relationships with alcohol. Weekly Breakdown Learn more about safe alcohol consumption, short and long term effects of alcohol consumption. Also an opportunity to reflect on personal alcohol consumption. What carers will get from this course An increased understanding of safe…

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Many carers talk to us about the fact that many of their relationships have changed since they began caring. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. Weekly Breakdown Caring can impact on all our relationships; perhaps how we interact with the person we are supporting has changed, or there are changes in the way we spend time with family and friends.…

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September 2018

Carers can often report feeling in poor health. This course will support carers to develop skills in Emotional Freedom Technique to manage stress and support relaxation. Duration: 5 weeks Who is this course for? This course is for any carer who wants to learn an effective relaxation and stress management techniques. Weekly Breakdown Emotional Freedom Technique is a specific form of alternative psychotherapy that involves tapping on specific pressure points on the body. In this course you will learn how…

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Caring can be a challenging and time consuming experience and when our caring role ends or changes we might find ourselves unsure of how to reconnect with old friends, old interests and past times. This course explores how we can move forward after caring. Duration: 2 weeks Who is this course for? Carers who have recently experienced a significant change in their caring role. Perhaps a loved one has moved into a care home, begun living independently or has passed…

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Many carers talk to us about the fact that many of their relationships have changed since they began caring. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to think about their relationships with the person they care for, family and friends. Weekly Breakdown Caring can impact on all our relationships; perhaps how we interact with the person we are supporting has changed, or there are changes in the way we spend time with family and friends.…

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Modern life can be stressful and caring roles particularly so. Many carers can find it difficult to manage stress levels which can have negative effects. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and its impact, stress triggers, develop techniques to plan for and manage stressful situations. What carers will get from this course Identified…

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Would you like to learn more about alcohol, safe levels of consumption and think about alternative ways to relax, gain confidence or socialise? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on their own relationships with alcohol. Weekly Breakdown Learn more about safe alcohol consumption, short and long term effects of alcohol consumption. Also an opportunity to reflect on personal alcohol consumption. What carers will get from this course An increased understanding of safe…

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October 2018

Carer wellbeing focus group. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is for unpaid carers who live or care for someone in Midlothian. Weekly Breakdown This session will be led by VOCAL Midlothian and Anam Cara. Come along and learn more about self-management approaches to enhance wellbeing and also contribute to the shaping of a future wellbeing project for carers. What carers will get from this course Increased knowledge of self-management approaches. Opportunity to contribute to future…

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