Support/Coffee/Library Session featuring Work Placement Unit Talk on Monday 5th Feb 2018

Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs. Drop in anytime between 9.30am – 11.30am in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT on Monday 5th February 2018.

We welcome Fraser Mitchell of the Work Placement Unit at 10.30am to give an informal talk.

SCILL library available and refreshments provided.

Mindfulness Course in Banchory starting 22 January 2018

‘Mindfulness means being awake.  It means knowing what you are doing because you have stopped for a while and watched, listened, understood. ’ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Over the 4 sessions of this course we will explore a range of different mindfulness practises and some theoretical background. There will also be time to share our own experiences during the practises. To build on the learning and help to include mindfulness into everyday life, there will be some tasks to do between the sessions. This course is suitable for people new to mindfulness and for people with previous experience. The sessions will be led by Katja Neumann, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher.

All sessions will be held in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Learning Centre, except 5 Feb which will be in Activity Room 2.

Dates

22 January at 9.30am-11.00am

29 January at 9.30am-11.00am

5 February at 10.30am-12.00pm

19 February at 9.30am-11.00am

Cost £ 20

Places on the course are limited, so please email scill-deeside@tiscali.co.uk to book.

There will also be a free informal Mindfulness Talk on 8 January at 9.30am – 11.30am as part of the Banchory Support Session.

Banchory Support / Coffee / Library Session / Mindfulness Talk Mon 8th January 2018 at 9.30am – 11.30am

Come and chat to others sharing the challenges of caring for children with additional support needs. Drop in anytime between 9.30am – 11.30am at Hill of Banchory Community Education Centre in activity room 1 on Monday 8th January 2018.

We welcome Katja Neumann, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher to give an informal talk to provide an introduction to ‘being mindful’, its theoretical background and research into its effectiveness. There will also be some practical examples and time for conversation.

SCILL library available and refreshments provided.

Banchory Support/Coffee/Library session with info session about Quarriers

 

Quarriers provide practical care and support for carers across Aberdeenshire – come and hear how they could help you – with speaker Debbie Stopper at 10.30am.

This will be part of our usual support session on Monday 4th December, which runs from 9.30am – 11.30am at Hill of Banchory Community Education Centre in activity room 1. All welcome, SCILL library available and refreshments provided.

Emotional Literacy, Aboyne Support Session

‘Understanding our emotions, recognising their influence on us and learning to express them appropriately and accurately are all key to getting along well with others and achieving our goals in life. In this session we will look at the crucial role we can play as parents and carers in helping children to gain these important skills of emotional literacy. We explore ways in which we can encourage children to develop awareness of their emotions and share a recently developed model (Emotion Works) that’s proving helpful in supporting children to navigate their emotional experiences. We’ll take a closer look at emotional reactions and see how a framework for understanding them can also be a great help for us as parents – not only to assist our children but also in helping us to maintain our own balance in the face of very challenging behaviours and circumstances.’

The session will be led by Jill Birch. Jill is a local mum of four children and volunteers at Nature Nurture, an early intervention programme for vulnerable and disadvantaged children based at Camphill, Aberdeen.

This session will be in the community room at the Community Centre within Aboyne Academy, on Thursday 2nd November from 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Dealing with Difficult Behaviour on the Autistic Spectrum

Craig Henderson from Grampian Autistic Services will talk about ‘Dealing with Difficult Behaviour on the Autistic Spectrum’. This will be part of our Support/Coffee/Library session at the Inverurie Heritage Centre on Weds 1st November 2017. The session will run from 9.30am – 11.30am with the talk from 9.45 – 10.45am.

Free of charge, SCILL library available and refreshments available to buy from the cafe. Please let us know if you plan to come along by emailing: admin@scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk

 

ADHD – Challenging Behaviour and Processing of Information

As part of our Banchory Support/Coffee/Library session on Monday 2nd October, Fiona Rennie will be talking about ADHD from 9.30am – 10.30am with the usual support session afterwards until 11.30am.

Come and hear how to deal with difficult behaviour, both at home and out and about. Also strategies that can be linked between school & home – ensuring continuity between the two.