Tel: 0113 843 4388
Our office opening hours are:
Monday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Please note we are closed on Bank Holidays.
Burmantofts Health Centre, Cromwell Mount Leeds, LS9 7TA
Psychological Wellbeing: Living with a Cardiac or Respiratory Health Condition
Living with a Cardiac and/or Respiratory condition can make life difficult and put significant strain on psychological wellbeing. Our online course uses CBT techniques to help you manage these difficult emotions in an individualised way.
Available dates and registration are at the bottom of this page. For full guidance on attending our courses, please visit Online Group Classes.
The course runs on Thursdays from 10 – 11.30am.
Week One: Understanding the Impact
This week will provide an introduction to the course, with time for personal reflection on how your health condition impacts your mental health and vice versa. We will introduce the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and how we can use it to break vicious cycles.
Week Two: Physical Symptoms and Relaxation
This week, we will look at the physical symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression and introduce breathing and relaxation exercises.
Week Three: Worry and Rumination
When you are diagnosed and living with a long-term condition, it is understandable to feel that everything is out of your control. This week, we will look at how to identify when you are worrying and ruminating, and how you can learn how to manage this.
Week Four: Identifying and Challenging Thoughts
This week focuses on negative thoughts related to living with a cardiac or respiratory long-term health condition, and learn a technique called ‘Cognitive Restructuring’ to help challenge them.
Week Five: Behaviour and Motivation
This week focuses on techniques to help you to identify what is possible for you, and how you can increase your confidence and motivation to re-engage with meaningful activity.
Week Six: How to Maintain Change and Manage Setbacks
In the final session of the course, we will recap on each session and the techniques we have learnt. We will discuss how to maintain change and prevent a setback.
If you feel that you would like further support following the course, we will offer a telephone call to review how you are feeling and agree on next steps.