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Courses

Inspiration and support to improve your wellbeing and make the most of different areas of your life. 

Time to Thrive offers a range of support. See below for Upcoming Opportunities. Support includes 3 basic types of sessions:

1) Courses; these are a combination of teaching and group coaching. We run open courses that anyone can join plus courses just open to members of an organisation or group. 

2) Open ‘My Time to Thrive’ group sessions. These are regular drop in sessions that are open to anyone. Each time there is a short learning topic plus groupwork to make a difference to our daily lives. 

3) One-to-one coaching. See the coaching page for more information.

The courses focuses on encouraging people to take proactive steps improve their own mental and physical wellbeing or enhance any other area of their life. They draws on elements of life coaching, sports psychology, mindfulness and CBT to enable people to take on the challenges – and opportunities – of life in a supportive and positive way.

  • Sessions will include discussion, reflection, presented sessions, individual planning, review and mutual support.
  • This will focus on: getting balance in our lives, improving our wellbeing, personal development, addressing life’s challenges and making the most of opportunities.

Previous course participant on the 6 week Time to Thrive foundation course Amanda Gotts says: “Go on this course! I did it and I recaptured some of the things I enjoy doing and how we need to care for ourselves using the amazing gifts we are given. Esther is brilliant at running this course”

and Paul said “Through the course I made a 180 degree turn in my life. It enabled me to positively reengage in my life journey and I am really pleased with the changes I’ve made as a result” and “during the course there is lots of opportunity to smile”.

Upcoming Opportunities 

Open courses are scheduled as soon as 6 to 9 participants have expressed an interest and a time is agreed. Monday afternoon and Tuesday evenings are currently proving popular. Groups can also book a course at a time and venue to suit. 

All courses are currently running on Zoom. This is proving to be a format that is working unexpectedly well, giving the benefit of being in the comfort of your own home. We do ask that people use as large a screen as they have available as this helps create a good connection between the group and a conducive environment for learning and enjoying the course. 

Time to Thrive – Thriving Beyond Covid – The focus of this course is to help participants to 1) Build their physical immunity (including improving our sleep), 2) deal with the emotional challenge of Covid and boost their emotional resilience and to use this to 3) gain knowledge and energy towards ever improving wellbeing and life experience. We will use breakout groups and have time for participants to work on their own plans. The course is comprised of 6 two hour sessions. There is the possibility of additional sessions to do more work on improving sleep and/or going deeper on other areas of concern to the group. Cost: The cost for this course /coaching is £120. Reduced price available to anyone on benefits. 20% EARLY BIRD REDUCTION*

Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will have:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the factors that both strengthen their immune system and emotional resilience and enable them to be at their best
  • A host of practical ideas about what they could do to strengthen their immune system and build their resilience
  • Developed their own ideas, planned, implemented and made progress in practical action
  • Supported each other in making progress and overcoming obstacles. And, finally,
  • Gained insight and practice in how to develop both short term and long term relationships that are more deeply mutually-supportive and wellbeing-enhancing than the societal norm.

Course leader – Esther Ridsdale

 

Esther draws on experience as a life, work and adventurous sports coach, and leading improvement and collaborative working in and between organisations, working with executive, shop floor, mental health, young people and special needs groups. The overarching theme is to bring people together and to help people and organisations to address their challenges and opportunities in ways that help “build a world where all can flourish”. She is founder of ‘Time to Thrive’ and the ‘Civil Society Forum’, which share this mission. Training includes ICF Professional Coach Training, a Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Certified Human Systems Dynamics Practitioner.

Time to Thrive Foundation Course – This course explores what enables us to thrive! It provides space for learning, reflection, discussion, action planning, problem solving and encouragement to improve our wellbeing, life balance and make the most of life. The course is comprised of 6 two hour sessions over 6 to 10 weeks. Cost: The cost for this course / coaching is £120. Reduced price available to anyone on benefits. 20% EARLY BIRD REDUCTION* (See below)

It will equip participants with ideas, tools and inspiration to plan and implement changes in a positive and mutually supportive way.
The 6 week course draws on life and work coaching, CBT, adventure and sports performance, mindfulness, neuroscience, etc.
Sessions include:
– What enables us to thrive
– Tools for accessing our best
– Self-care, self-compassion and mutual support
– Personal action planning
– And more

Course leader:
The class will be led by Esther Ridsdale. Esther has 20 years experience supporting individuals and organisations clarify their big picture and tap into their resourcefulness in addressing their challenges and opportunities. She will draw on her work as a personal and organizational coach (International Coaching Federation Accredited training & counselling cert), facilitator, leader and teaching adventurous activities as well as from her own personal life journey.

Life Coaching using the Life Balance Wheel. 3 X 2 hour sessions run over 6 weeks. This workshop will enable participants to work out and make progress towards changes that will make the biggest positive difference in their lives. And it will help you overcome inertia and gain inspiration and energy to improve your life on an ongoing basis. The course is based around the Life Balance wheel (or what we prefer to call ‘the wheel of life’); a powerful tool used in coaching. Cost: £65. Reduced price available to anyone on benefits. 20% EARLY BIRD REDUCTION* (see below)

As a participant you will:

  • Look at different facets of life and how they contribute to our own individual wellbeing
  • Consider how to make changes in the areas that will make the biggest difference
  • Work out specific steps to make these life affirming changes
  • Find ways of progressing that release your inner resourcefulness
  • Move beyond reluctancy and towards inspiration and positive enthusiasm

Course leader:

The class will be led by Esther Ridsdale. Esther has 20 years experience supporting individuals and organisations clarify their big picture and tap into their resourcefulness in addressing their challenges and opportunities. She will draw on her work as a personal and organizational coach (International Coaching Federation Accredited training), facilitator, leader and teaching adventurous activities as well as from her own personal life journey.

Life Coaching – Life Lessons from Sports Performance and Adventuring. 3 X 2 hour course and coaching run over 6 weeks. During this course we will look at insights from sport and adventurous activities and how these can be helpful in improving our wellbeing and taking on the wider adventure of life. This will include looking at techniques from sports psychology, expedition skills and more. Cost: £65. Reduced price available to anyone on benefits. 20% EARLY BIRD REDUCTION* (See below)

My Time to Thrive Wellbeing & Personal Development sessions –  Regular open sessions for anyone curious to explore and give a little time and attention to enhancing their lives and for previous course participants to keep up the momentum in investing in their lives. Cost: £20/session. Reduced available to anyone on benefits. 20% EARLY BIRD REDUCTION* (See below)

 *20% EARLY BIRD REDUCTION is available to a limited number of participants if booked and paid 3 weeks before the scheduled start date.*

Email office@timetothrive.org.uk to ask questions and register interest in any of the above.

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