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Wise Choices

A seven-week course for students struggling to manage painful emotions and high self-criticism.

This course draws on a range of evidence-based theory and practice including compassionate mind principles, evolutionary psychology, mindfulness and dialectical behaviour therapy. It aims to help participants develop a compassionate understanding of painful emotions and self-defeating behaviours, and learn techniques to enable you to feel more in control of your emotions and choose behaviours which align with your personal values.

Sessions will combine psychoeducational material with practical experiential exercises and opportunities for self-reflection to support you to develop a more compassionate stance towards yourself and your difficulties. There is no expectation of self-disclosure.

The course is comprised of seven weekly sessions of 2 ½ hours (including a 15 minute break). To maximise the benefit from the course, students will need to commit to attending all sessions, to undertaking regular home practice, and to abiding by the group boundaries to ensure it remains a safe space for all. The course will be run virtually this semester.


The course will be running again in the second semester of the 2021-22 academic year. We'll update this page once we have dates for it.

This course is only available to students referred in following an initial consultation. This can be booked by emailing

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