Struggling? MCS launches Long-Covid support groups.

Psychological Support for People Experiencing Long-Covid.

 

We are aware that many people with long-covid are finding it difficult to access support. As part of our service in this area we are offering group-work which can be accessed online.


Courses are initially ten sessions of 90 minutes each and offer different approaches to managing long-covid. A confidential assessment enables you to ask any questions and check what makes sense for you.


Course leaders are experienced therapists who recognise the core need for pacing, the variety of physical symptoms associated with this condition, and the potential for trauma being present. They are all experienced in helping people deal with difficult emotions and trauma reactions.


Each course will accommodate up to twelve people. If this is of interest to you, please contact us. You will be offered the initial confidential assessment within 2 weeks which will enable you to discuss payment and plan a start date.

 

Course A: Hidden Strengths
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm (contact us for dates)

Therapy often revolves around people’s relationships and what they mean to them. We know that coping with chronic illness is easier for people who are able to maintain good relationships, not just with close family, but also with the community and, most importantly of all, with themselves. Having long-covid presents many challenges to how we see ourselves and how others see us. This course will explore how we can meet these challenges.

 

Course B: Self-Care
Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:00 pm (contact us for dates)

We know that each person’s experience of long-covid is unique, but there are also patterns which we can learn from. Because we are only just beginning to understand the challenges which long-covid entails, the real experts are the people experiencing the condition themselves. This group will help participants explore their experiences, share what has worked and what not in managing their symptoms, and think together about what it might mean for their future and that of their families. The therapists involved in each course are experienced in helping people deal with difficult emotions and trauma reactions.

 

Course C: Staying Mindful
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 am (contact us for dates)

It is accepted that mindfulness can be a valuable aid in managing chronic physical and mental health conditions. With long-covid it is important that the practitioners offering support can help the client negotiate the challenges involved in looking inwards at their experience, taking from the practice what is right and needed by them. This course will introduce participants to some of the key practices that can help change the way in which they think about their condition.

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