Moray Parent Wellbeing Toolkit, 7-week online course, Fridays from 26th Aug-7th Oct
Free and open to any parent or carer in Moray.
These hourly sessions will be facilitated over 7 weeks on Zoom. Offering a holistic approach to compassionate self-care that will support you through the challenges of difficult emotions and give you a space to share your successes. Each weekly, hour-long session offers a safe space to check-in, a reminder to ‘Fill Your Cup’ (looking after yourself), feedback and ‘experiential learning’.
Tools that you will be introduced to include: Breathing Techniques, Visualisations, Finger Holds to process and release emotions, Mindfulness, Movement, Reflexology, Story Massage, Acupressure Points and Emotional Freedom Technique.
Session 1 – Aim: to get to know each other, give overview/forms. Breathing Techniques - to promote calm
Session 2 – Visualisations - Aim: to create a safe/calm place
Session 3 – Finger Holds - Aim to aid emotional intelligence
Session 4 – Gentle Movement - Aim: to have fun, promote calm, focus and concentration
Session 5 – Reflexology/Massage/Acupressure points - Aim: to promote self-care
Session 6 – EFT Emotional Freedom Technique - Aim: to aid emotional intelligence
Session 7 – Mindfulness - Aim: to increase self-awareness of being in the moment. A summing up of all the tools and evaluation of the course - to reflect and decide which tools (if any) you might choose to take forward into the future, and options for further peer support group courses
Your facilitator will be Johanna, from Parent Network Scotland (PNS) who host these groups.
The Zoom link will be sent to you nearer the course start date and will remain the same for all 7-weeks of the course. Each session will begin at 10:30am and you will be able to use the Zoom link from 10:15am, where you will find yourself in the virtual Waiting Room ready to start. If you have any trouble connecting by Zoom, please email admin support at email@example.com and we will help you if necessary.
Resources needed: Pen and A4 paper. Feel free to bring a cuppa and/or a snack too.
A working camera which you are comfortable to use as there may be a breakout session for peer chat.
Please ensure you are free to be present and focussed for the hour to ensure continuity for the group as we hope this first course of PNS parent academy introduces you to peer support, and that you may choose to continue with further group courses. For more info on PNS -
TECHNOLOGY: You will need a phone or computer, the internet and you'll need to download Zoom (we will support you to do this if required).
You will be sent the link to join the session before the event and once you register.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE REGISTERING PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01343 576219 (answerphone checked regularly) and we will try to assist you.
What makes Moray Wellbeing Hub courses different?
Real life experiences: We believe in harnessing the power of life experiences, taking what can be challenging and abstract concepts and make it more 'real', practically useful and easier to relate to for participants. Wherever possible our courses are delivered by peer-trainers, people who know the approaches and experiences first hand from their own life.
Keeping it local: Moray has a wealth of support and education organisations in wellbeing. Our courses are delivered for the benefit of the Moray community and therefore endeavour to help our participants build sustainable links beyond any course; resources they can signpost to and access in Moray. Wherever possible we will use local trainers, venues and resources, as well as promote and deliver our courses in mutual partnership with all sizes of local organisations.