Here you'll find all the worksheets and information you ned to put into practice what you've learned in our Emotional Wellbeing with Type 2 Diabetes class.
We introduced the "5 Areas" model from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This shows the links between what we think, how we feel both emotionally and physically, and what we do.
Although we can't just change how we feel, we can use these links to improve how we feel by changing what we do or the way we think.
We explored the role of adrenaline in our body, and the physical symptoms it can create as part of the "fight or flight" response.
We looked at how relaxation techniques can help us to manage and reduce the physical symptoms of 'fight or flight'. We practiced the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, technique, and here are some more that you could try.
We explored how managing Type 2 Diabetes can affect our mood, and the vicious cycle where feeling down drains our motivation and energy levels but doing less activity can also make us feel low.
We looked at ways to notice your patterns of activity, and ways to plan ahead and pace yourself to be active at a level that's right for you.
We explored those unhelpful 'Negative Automatic Thoughts' that can pop up and affect our mood. We learned ways to spot them, and ways to challenge them so that you can think more clearly.
We hope you found this class helpful. Here are a few more resources you may find helpful as you move forward with your new skills.