Crisis course

The Crisis course is a 6 week course that will be held weekly for 2 hours per session. Each week members will have a discussion around different topics such as self-care, managing stress and anxiety and thinking styles and beliefs.

The course aims to help members cope with triggers, look at how they can deal with difficult feelings, give members time to reflect and also look at ways in which they can move forward.

During the course members will use material and worksheets to help engagement and think about how they can learn from and use these techniques in the future. These will include working through the stress and vulnerability model, discussion around the mind/ body/ heart and sprit and how they are interlinked, looking at the window of tolerance and how this can affect us and coming up with and working through individual self-care plans.

The crisis course is a safe learning environment where ideas, feelings and suggestions can be shared.

For the latest start dates, please visit our courses page HERE.

If you’d like to find out more, please email crisiscourse@thecellartrust.org

Week 1

Introduction to group and participants

Participants will introduce themselves and play a short icebreaker followed by a short guided relaxation. The group will then discuss the boundaries and guidelines during the course and what content to expect in the coming weeks.

Week 2

Self care

Participants will introduce themselves and play a short icebreaker followed by a short guided relaxation. The group will then discuss the boundaries and guidelines during the course and what content to expect in the coming weeks.

Week 3

Stress and pocket plan

This week will start with a short guided relaxation. Participants will then look at the stress and vulnerability model and complete a worksheet that gives time to notice and reflect on how to manage stress. Participants will then look at the pocket plan using examples from the tasks completed earlier.

Week 4

Anxiety and coping with triggers

This week will start with a round of good news followed by a short guided relaxation. Participants will then look at how anxiety can affect the body and work through the fight/ flight/freeze response and the window of tolerance explanation to trauma and anxiety. The session will finish with something each person is taking away from the course this week.

Week 5

Thinking styles and beliefs

This week will start with a round of good news and a short guided relaxation. Participants will then look at automatic thoughts and unhelpful thinking styles and work through the wise mind worksheet. The session will finish with participant’s discussion something they will take away from this week.

Week 6

Moving on

This week will start with a short guided relaxation and an opportunity to reflect on what we have done and learnt over the last 6 weeks. We will then look at next steps going forward and ask for feedback from participants on the course.