Relaxation Courses

Check out our courses designed to help promote relaxation!!

Beauty Therapy in Partnership with WEA

This practical course will introduce you to some beauty therapy basics such as manicure, pedicure, basic gel and nail art, skincare and makeup to give you a taste of beauty therapy and boost your sense of wellbeing.

Current research suggests that activities involved in maintaining beauty positively influence our emotional and physical well-being. They create positive internal experiences that can result in decreased stress, as well as identifiable benefits to the body and brain.

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting Wednesday 27th April


To enrol contact 07500551869 or 07717851268 or 07867278562

Gentle Yoga for Long Covid, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

This is a 5 week course led by Sally Roach of Yoga is for Life. Sally offers her considerable experience and study of therapeutic and trauma-informed yoga, as well as her personal experience of having and recovering from Chronic Fatigue.

‘Gentle Yoga’ is about creating the conditions for our body to gradually heal by soothing and balancing the nervous system through breathing, gentle movement and relaxation practices that can be done seated or lying down. There will be mini-rests between movements and there’s always the choice to drop into the compassionate act of resting.

The theme for this course is ‘functional breathing’ to benefit these 3 conditions. We will release tight muscles that perpetuate a ‘stressed’ breathing pattern and move gently towards healthier patterns that can rebalance our Oxygen and CO2 levels, regulate our nervous system and help to increase the energy production in our cells.

This course is paced for people with lower energy who want to explore their breathing patterns and improve their breathing function for greater well-being"

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW


To enrol contact 07500551869 or 07717851268 or 07867278562

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

This is a 4 week course to explore how to create safety in the mind and body and how to regulate our nervous system for health and resilience.

Learning about the role of the nervous system in anxiety, PTSD, depression, chronic fatigue & chronic illness. Exploring skills to increase our capacity to deal with the challenges of life.

Each session will involve learning and embodying the ideas with mindful Yoga practice. There will be time for sharing our experience, held in a supportive space.

You can choose whether to stand or sit at any point, letting the movement suit your body.

This class is for anyone who wants to learn about their nervous system. It isn’t focused on breathing so suitable if you find it hard to connect with your breath.

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting Thursday Thursday 5th May


To enrol contact 07500551869 or 07717851268 or 07867278562

Havening in partnership with The PLC Transforming Lives

Control Stress, Reduce anxiety , Feel happier

Havening is a new relaxing psycho-sensory technique ( based on neuroscience) that can be used to help calm the mind and relax the body.

It is a very simple technique that can be self administered using the hands.

How does it work?

Havening touch technique triggers the brain to release electro chemicals which then flood the body with delta waves that quickly help to calm the mind and body. Once the mind is in a calm state Havening can then also be used to build back emotional resilience so that you feel you are in stronger place and better able to cope with daily life challenges

This 6 week programme will focus on how Havening can reduce general stress anxiety and depression:

Programme will cover:

Explain how Havening works

Demonstrate how to self administer the Havening technique

Practical work - each week participants get the opportunity to work as a whole group / pairs / individually. They will practice the technique and work on issues they want to resolve

Each session participant would leave feeling overall calm and relaxed

Washington Millennium Centre 1.00-3.00pm

To enrol contact 07500551869 or 07717851268 or 07867278562

Music Appreciation Group

Music can be an effective way of improving our mood, it can affect our emotions , motivate or comfort us as well as giving us pleasure.

The music sharing group is similar to a book club, but the topic will be music , people can discuss albums, songs and concerts they have been to. Bring along your CDs and we can play the songs whilst discussing the music.

Bring your vinyl to show us your early tastes in music, as well as appreciating the art work on the sleeve.

Members can choose a topic to discuss each week.

There will also be a music quiz.

Washington Millennium Centre

Starting Wednesday 27th April


To enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869