Self Management Training

Many people experience anxiety, low mood, stress, low self-esteem, or worry. Coping with these emotions can affect people’s self-confidence and create difficulties in their life.

At Amser I Siarad our courses are designed to help you understand what’s going on and make positive changes in your life. Each course uses tried and tested Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches and are run by skilled and experience facilitators.

The groups run for 2 hours a week for seven weeks and are on offer from a variety of non-stigmatising venues across Anglesey and Gwynedd.

What can I expect?

When participating in a course you can expect to be alongside a small group of between 8-12 people experiencing similar difficulties and to learn together the relevant skills that will enable you to take control of your life and difficulties for yourself in a non-threatening, non-judgemental, friendly and informal atmosphere.

As the courses have a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, in particular you will examine the relationship between how your thoughts effect your emotions and how this shows in your behaviour. Sometimes we can become stuck and our behaviours are not effective in getting us what we want from life and these courses can help you to learn and utilize effective skills as well as being the first step to awareness as what might be going on for you.

The courses also utilize a goal setting and problem-solving approach and on the first session, you will be asked to set a small goal that would be helpful for you to work on over the seven weeks and will help you to move forward in your life. Some of the courses also incorporate weekly Mindfulness practice and you can choose between:

Assertiveness Skills Training

looks at why people have difficulties being assertive and helps participants develop skills to handle criticism, say no and avoid being taken advantage of.

Building Self-Esteem

helps participants understand how thoughts and beliefs can lead to low self-esteem. Participants learn skills to increase self-confidence and practice strategies to maintain self-esteem.

Coping with Significant Loss & Change

enables participants to identify strategies to manage the difficult feelings that can result from losses like divorce, separation, bereavement, unemployment, injury and ill-health.

Managing Anxiety

provides participants with an understanding of what anxiety is and how it is maintained. Participants learn a variety of practical skills to help reduce anxiety.

Managing Depression

enables participants to understand the thoughts, feelings and behaviour that create depression and develop skills to help change this cycle.

Stress Management Skills

helps people identify the cause and effects of stress. Participants learn practical skills to help them manage their stress more effectively.