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February 2020

Carer Mindfulness Group (19th Feb)(Midlothian)

Wed 19 February, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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Laughter Yoga (February)

Mon 24 February, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Often carers tell us they can’t remember the last time they had a good laugh. Try this fun class to learn how to generate laughter from the body rather than the mind – empowering us to access laughter when we don’t feel like laughing or even when we feel we have nothing to laugh about. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are looking to de-stress, meet other carers and have a good laugh!! Weekly Breakdown One…

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After Caring

Fri 28 February, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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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 (28th February & 6th March) 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…

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March 2020

Stress Management (St Columbas church)

Wed 4 March, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
St Columba’s Free Church, Johnston Terrace
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PW
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This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and it's impact. Share and develop techniques to manage the stress that comes with caring. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown Understand what stress is and how it affects the body. Explore what causes you stress. Discuss the impact of stress on you. Get ideas and share tips on how to manage stress.…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (4th March)(Midlothian)

Wed 4 March, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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Coping with loss (The Haven)

Wed 11 March, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Haven, 25B Burgess Road
South Queensferry, EH30 9JA United Kingdom
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Caring brings about many lifestyle changes and at times carers experience losses. In this workshop we look at how loss can affect us and the stages we may go through when we are confronted with different kinds of loss. This workshop would be appropriate for those recently bereaved, carers who are facing bereavement and also carers dealing with other kinds of loss. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to explore and come to terms…

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Drama workshop

Wed 18 March, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Look at different drama techniques and styles, including mime, improvisation and devising, drama games and warm up and performance skills building exercises and working with scripts. No previous experience needed! Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This session is for anyone regardless of their experience or confidence looking for a way to have fun and relax. Weekly Breakdown Different drama techniques and styles, including mime, improvisation and devising, drama games and warm up and performance skills. What carers…

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Carer Mindfulness Group (18th March)(Midlothian)

Wed 18 March, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Many people use mindfulness to help them lead a calmer and less stressed life and to help improve their sense of wellbeing. Duration: 1 week Who is this group for? Unpaid carers living or caring in the Midlothian local authority. Weekly Breakdown We have a small group of carers who meet fortnightly to participate in group mindfulness together to help them relax and de-stress. Please note that in order to join the group you must have previous knowledge and already…

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Stress Management (March)

Fri 20 March, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This session is designed to help carers to understand stress and it's impact. Share and develop techniques to manage the stress that comes with caring. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who would like to reflect on and explore their relationship with stress. Weekly Breakdown Understand what stress is and how it affects the body. Explore what causes you stress. Discuss the impact of stress on you. Get ideas and share tips on how to manage stress.…

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Carer Wellbeing workshop (March, April & May)(Midlothian)

Tue 31 March, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Caring can be difficult and often we forget about our own needs and wellbeing. These workshops can help you explore and enhance your wellbeing. Duration: 3 weeks (31st March, 21st April & 5th May) Who is this workshop for? All Midlothian carers. Weekly Breakdown The workshops will be facilitated by Anam Cara and will cover topics such as: Dealing with Guilt. Recognising our triggers and where they come from. Changing negative thoughts and behaviours. Living happier and braver lives. What…

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