Most people come along to our Confidence Building Courses to help them move forward and decide what to do next. You may have developed a neurological condition which will change the way you can live your life, perhaps a brain or spine trauma has turned life upside down and you need to rethink the plans that you’d made for the future, or ill health may have stopped you getting about and with that your confidence has taken a knock.
No matter what your personal reasons are (and it's up to you whether you want to share them), we can help you build your self-esteem, look at what skills & abilities you have and give you the self-motivation to move on to where you want to be.
The central theme of the sessions is communication and how it can improve your confidence. The first week is spent getting to know each other and the course leader, Howard Poole, in a relaxed non-judgemental environment. The emphasis is on you as an individual and what you feel you need to do to move forward. You may see it as an opportunity to explore the possibilities of job searching, retraining, volunteering or learning how to be more assertive in living life the way you want.
Barbara Johnson, who has completed the programme, said: “It helped me make decisions about what I needed to do to move forward with my life after having a brain tumour removed. I’d recommend it to anyone.”
Confidence building with The Brain Charity is free for anyone affected by a neurological condition and takes place one day a week, from 10am-2pm, for five weeks. It's important to attend each session to get the most out of them as they progress through several stages which naturally lead on from each other.