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Training and Practical Skills

Unfortunately, during the Coronavirus pandemic we are not able to provide our usual face to face training/workshop programme of practical skills for Plymouth carers. However we are still offering some opportunities via zoom. Current training opportunities are listed below:

Online Training Opportunities 

Free therapy sessions for Carers

Wednesday 28th April 2021 2pm on Zoom - Body Scan Awareness Meditation
Practicing the art of awareness as we mindfully journey our way around the body, sensing and feeling and as we are doing this. Your mind is taken away from your day to day thoughts and instead is focussed on your body within. Promoting relaxation and calmness of mind. If you would like to book a space please contact Caring for Carers on 01752 201890 by Wednesday 21st April at 12 Noon.

Wednesday 26th May 2021 on 2pm on Zoom - Progressive Muscle Relaxation with Mindful Breathing
Working our way through the body, slightly tensing up and releasing muscles, helping you to release the tension that you are holding in your body.  Enabling you to notice the contrasting feeling of relaxation. When you are experiencing anxiety, stress or worry your body responds by tightening up, so Progressive Muscle Relaxation helps you to release this tension helping you to feel more relaxed and calm. If you would like to book a space please contact Caring for Carers on 01752 201890 by Wednesday 19th May at 12 Noon.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 2pm on Zoom - Recognising Pleasure Meditation with Mindful Breathing
This mediation helps you to reconnect with the pleasant aspects of daily life, by being awake to your experiences with gentle mindful awareness. Using your breath to cradle you in kindness.  If you would like to book a space please contact Caring for Carers on 01752 201890 by Wednesday 16th June at 12 Noon.

If you are interested in a 1-1 session you can email Amanda Vickers directly and arrange a time suitable to you at a cost of £15 payable in advance through PayPal or Bank Transfer. Please contact Amanda on handsoflight001@gmail.com All 1-1 sessions can be tailored to suit the needs of the individual and this can be discussed before the session is booked

Devon Digital Carers have created a free bite-sized course called Take 20 to help develop your skills as a carer and support you in your important role.
Each of the 20 modules takes approximately 20 minutes; so, it’s perfect for a short break from your day-to-day activities. 
The course offers you the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge on a range of issues you may come across in your role as a carer. 
Please click on the link below for to watch an information video about the course and to create an account to access the full course

Free Digital Resources 

Free Resources