Some comments from our course attenders......
It was very well presented and both _____ and _____ were calm and helpful. It was particularly good that they went at a slow pace and did not rush.
Presenter was excellent in going through content in clear and effective manner.
Calm,welcoming and encouraging course leader. Made to feel welcome
The instructor (____) was great. Knowledgeable and very approachable.
It was not patronising . There was no pressure on individuals to contribute.
Presenter was very clear and easy to understand. Right amount of info for intro session.
Made me feel like there is hope.
Good to see number of people, helps reinforce you are not alone. Very knowledgeable presenter,good style.
It was very clear and very well delivered.
Very informative in all areas,looking forward to the six week sessions.
Facilitator was very patient and explained things very well.Analogies were amusing & helpful
Not having to talk ,just listening,small class, therapist was very calming and non threatening.
I thought it was well presented and the notes were good. It was suitable as an introductory session for those who have never done any psychological work before.
Very quick but clear and easy to understand.
___ is very confident & comfortable with his subject matter.
Informal and relaxed.
The fact that I knew I had a structural schedule for reflection once a week was very helpful. Each class helped to temper my worry a bit.
Lots of good techniques and things to think about. Nice dynamic of the group. Really nice facilitators.
Knowing that others are in a similar situation.
Loved that we could input as much or as little as we wanted which lifted a lot of pressure. Loved the amount of different techniques we were taught, they do help but take time to apply.Having discreet chats about how the week has been with ____ was very helpful and comforting.
All of it - homework, coping mechanisms,understanding worry,group was lovely
The techniques made sense although sometimes difficult to follow at the time (in such a short space of time) . Liked the recap at the beginning of each session . Setting homework is a good way to engage with the techniques.
The course was really informative and I have found it very useful. I have found it hard to find time to act on everything so far but will do. The course leaders were very well informed and very helpful.
Everything covered was very helpful & relevant, and there is a good atmosphere within the group - it's welcoming and non- pressured. It's been very helpful for me, and I'm so grateful that opportunities like this exist.
I liked the size of the group, it wasn't too big making it feel less intimidating. I liked the delivery of the course and information. The staff are kind and approachable.
______ are really lovely. I found that I could relate to most of the models, especially the negative thinking behaviours. The idea of having to do homework each week was very helpful and made me really reflect on what I had learnt and how I behaved.
It helps me to understand that it is not a quick fix and it takes time to get better. Would like to thank my two helpers very much, they have help me understand so much about my depression.
Good strategies to help redirect ones thoughts and energies. Ideas broken down into smaller chunks so that it’s not too overwhelming.
Good tone and genuine concern and care. Everyone on the course seemed to be on similar level.
Low key and peaceful delivery meant that I could reflect on it during the class. Also open door policy was reassuring. Low pressure is good. Written materials are well laid out and structured. Excellent and amazing that there is no charge.
The facilitators were excellent and very knowledgeable. Good resources and many great practical ideas and useful tips.
Sharing of experience and tips to help manage the side effects of worry. Reassurance that there are others who feel the same and that there are techniques that will help