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Training and Workshops

Training and Workshops available for 2017

Please let us know if you are interested in any of our courses and workshops...

We can arrange  delivery of these courses in house for groups and organisations.  


Bilateral Relaxation Therapy Workshop 

Self-Generated Therapy for Mind and Body.  Learn this powerful technique and change your life.

Bilateral Relaxation is a method of producing deeply relaxed, peaceful states of mind and body, and can accurately be viewed as both a form of relaxation and a form of meditation.

Bilateral Relaxation Therapy Technique engages mind and body in deep relaxation, reversing the stress response. The resulting altered state of consciousness allows spontaneous, often subtle, psychological and physiological changes – known as the autogenic process, which is a unique experience for each person.

Bilateral Relaxation Therapy is a safe, simple drug-free technique to help:

  • reduce or manage recurring stress-related symptoms e.g. sleep problems, anxiety, mild depression, fatigue, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), high blood pressure, chronic pain
  • increase general confidence and well-being
  • increase energy and creativity
  • improve performance in sport, music, theatre, classroom, boardroom
  • reduce the likelihood of serious illness in the future
  • naturally support our innate healing mechanisms


Bilateral Relaxation Therapy is based on the premise that all the internal health-enhancing processes needed to rebalance body and mind are already in place, just waiting to be accessed and used.

While there is still a lot to learn about this amazing process, it can be said that it produces four main effects;

  1. A relaxation effect including decreased physiological arousal.
  2. An increased attentional flexibility (meaning that your thoughts become less ‘stuck’ on whatever was bothering you. 
  3. Distancing effect (meaning that the problem seems smaller and further away). 
  4. Decreased worry.

This is a half day workshop (4 hours).  Cost per person £40.  Venue in Swansea.  Practice audio disk and workbook included.  Minimum 10 persons. 


If you'd like to know more about this, or any of our other training courses, 01792 824590 or 07837920234 (office hours) or e-mail


Basic Mental Health Awareness

Participants of this workshop will develop an awareness and understanding of how mental health issues develop and affect people in their daily lives.  The workshop will provide an overview of mental health and mental illness.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

·         Describe what is meant by the terms mental illness and mental health. Identify the most common mental health diagnosis.

·         Recognise some of the symptoms of the most common mental illnesses List the risk factors that may contribute to the development of a mental health problem.

·         Discuss recovery for those experiencing mental illness.

·         Challenge some of the stereotypes and stigma associated with the term mental illness. 

·         Identify ways of looking after your own mental wellbeing.

1 day workshop (10.00 to 4.00) (45 minute lunch break)  Min 10 persons (Certificate of attendance provided). 


Motivational Interviewing and Coaching

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centred self help technique which aims to help people change problematic behaviours by examining and resolving their ambivalence, or mixed feelings, toward change.   This course offers the chance to learn simple strategies and techniques which enable self awareness and change.  1 day workshop (10.00 to 4.00) (45 minute lunch break)  Min 10 persons (Certificate of attendance provided).  


Understanding Loss and Bereavement

Participants of this self development workshop will engage in skills practice to develop their awareness and understanding of how to deal with loss and the importance of listening skills.

Outline of workshop aims:

  • What is bereavement?
  • Recognise the stages of loss and bereavement.
  • Communication and coping with loss.
  • Accepting loss.

1 day workshop (10.00 to 4.00) (45 minute lunch break) Min 10 persons (Certificate of attendance provided). 


Anger Management  - An introduction to anger management.

This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding anger, as well as discovering the necessary tools to safely manage and transform anger effectively. Participants will develop an accurate profile of anger and stress levels, thereby giving valuable information and insight into what triggers anger reactions.

1 day workshop (10.00 to 4.00) (45 minute lunch break)

Min 8 persons (Certificate of attendance provided).  


Assertivness for Everyday Confidence
Date TBA 2017

If you find yourself saying 'yes' when you really mean 'no', or listen to the point of view of others who often don't bother listening to yours, then this practical one-day training course is ideal. Its aimed at helping delegates become more assertive without feeling guilty. It will also help those whod like to feel more comfortable when giving constructive criticism to others, without fear of the consequences. Youll walk away from this course with the techniques to recognise the benefits of asserting your position without feeling the need to constantly apologise for doing so.


When and where?
Swansea – TBA 2017 

How much?

Just £40.00 per person. Group concession available.


Optional extras

The course booklet for £4.99 


Booking is easy,

Phone 079837920234 



Course Objectives

By the end of the course, through the use of practical and life-like activities, group work, debate, guided discussion and case studies, delegates should be able to demonstrate of solid understanding of the following:

  • Say No when you mean ‘No’ - explore ways in which to be more persuasive and practice saying 'no' more often.
  • Worry less about trying to please everyone and needing them to like you.
  • Recognise the difference between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviour.
  • Identify your own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Understand human behaviour and appreciate the various influences on your own behaviour - personality, motivation and perception.
  • Trust v Fear - learn how to trust your actions and decisions, whilst reducing your fear of the consequences.
  • Resolve conflicts & develop strategies for becoming more assertive when dealing with difficult people.
  • Learn how to avoid getting 'hooked' into behaving against your will by others.
  • Change the way you view difficult behaviours - negative to positive thinking.
  • Deal with barriers to assertiveness.
  • Develop assertive behaviour, self-esteem and confidence, using assertive language and body-language.
  • Develop ways to raise 'sensitive' issues.
  • Gain new ways in which to give and receive critical feedback and cope with criticism.
  • Apply assertive techniques in different workplace situations and know how to build on work-place relationships. 

    If you'd like to know more about this, or any of our other training courses, 01792 824590 or 07837920234 (office hours) or e-mail



Contact us

You can reach us on:

01792 824590


Mobile: 07837 920234 (office hours 9.00am 7.00pm)


You can also use our contact form.


City Counselling Services

201 Oxford Street 





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Date to TBA:   10.00 til 4.00 Swansea
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