What is Lifestyle Management?
Our Lifestyle Management Programme is designed to support
people who are dealing with difficult life situations or who are
living with a long term health condition.
The programme helps people gain control over their situation by making use of and building on their own coping and recovery strategies. The course aims to boost confidence and self esteem by acknowledging and celebrating the small successes participants achieve along the way.
The course is supported by trained group leaders, some of
whom have come through the course themselves. The 10-week
programme consists of group sessions lasting three hours.
These sessions involve discussion, safe and appropriate exercise,
and therapeutic relaxation. The courses take place at local
community venues, including Thistle Foundation.
Would Lifestyle Management Suit You?
Each individual is offered the opportunity to meet a member
of the team to discuss their goals and best hopes before the
course begins. Course goals are linked to the ‘three Cs’ of
coping, control and confidence. We focus on identifying
strengths and resources, as well as how these can be used to
help manage daily life. Our way of working has been developed
in response to feedback received from previous course
participants. We ask that participants make every effort to
attend all sessions.
All of this takes place within local community settings, encouraging the development of a strong support network. The course aims to build confidence and boost self-esteem, helping participants to regain control in their lives.
Week 1 Lifestyle Management Philosophy
Week 2 Sleep Management
Week 3 Relaxation/Stress Management
Week 4 Pacing/Energy Management
Week 5 Getting Active
Week 6 Pacing/Time Management
Week 7 Communication Skills
Week 8 The Mind-Body Connection
Week 9 Preventing, Minimising & Recovering from Relapse
Week 10 Reflection & Forward Planning
For more information please contact us on 0131 656 7345