Coping And Living Mindfully (CALM)
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CALM (Coping And LivingMindfully)
CALM stands for Coping And Living Mindfully and is a small group intervention for students who have had/are having difficulty regulating emotions, which can culminate in distressing thoughts of suicide or urges to self-harm. The sessions aim to introduce students to a range of skills and techniques based within core DBT (dialectal behavioural therapy) principles i.e. mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness, with a particular focus on mindfulness during the sessions. The aims of the group are:
> To provide students with emotional support in a safe and structured setting
> To help students develop a range of DBT skills to help manage periods of intense emotions
> To help students to explore a range of self-soothing activities to help manage distressing emotions
> To introduce students to the concept of Mindfulness to help deal with distressing thoughts
> To provide students with opportunities for experiential learning through Mindfulness exercises
> To support students to apply skills learnt during the group to their everyday lives
> To foster peer support within the group
Attendees will be expected to practice and apply the skills away from the group and return each session to share their learning experiences.
The sessions will run on consecutive Thursday’s for 5 sessions from 4pm – 5:30pm in The Otters Room, University House.
Session 1 – 28th Feb – The Wise Mind
Session 2 – 7th March – Mindfulness
Session 3 – 14th March – Distress Tolerance
Session 4 – 21st March – Emotional Regulation
Session 5 – 28th March – Interpersonal Effectiveness
If you would like to attend this group and can commit to all 5 sessions then please email UinMind@chi.ac.uk or call 01243 816402 for more information. In order to maintain a feeling of safety within the group, places will be limited to 10 students.
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