Openforwards Self-Help School is an advanced training program and community designed to help you handle your stress like a pro.
Scientifically-Proven Coping Skills to Improve Your Concentration and Stop You Feeling Overwhelmed
Did you know?
Nearly 12 million workdays in UK are lost each year due to the effects of stress. And people are being asked to do more and more in less time.
This is a big problem, because stress is the gateway to further problems like anxiety, depression, addiction and many physical health problems.
Too much stress compromises your health, reduces your ability to focus at work and makes you more irritable when you get home to your loved ones.
As time goes by, you lose your energy and your enthusiasm to see friends. You end up wanting to hide away, which only makes you feel more isolated.
When you feel like you aren’t coping, the situation can look hopeless.
And yet, there is another way.
Openforwards Self-Help School is an online learning community.
Inside, you’ll get access to courses, coaching and members-only community forums. Discover simple and effective ways to reduce your stress and build your confidence.
In the Openforwards’ community, we understand what is important to you when it comes to your work, relationships, fun and well-being. We are here to help you:
The Openforwards Self-Help School is an Advanced Training Programme for your Psychological Health. Inside, we cover the real-life issues that you face in your life. And, the coping strategies we teach you are based on the most up-to-date findings in behavioural science and psychology.
We have a philosophy, which is to live by what we teach. In other words, the same strategies we show you we also use on ourselves.
You are a living and breathing organism, so what nurtures you is also what nurtures everyone. Sure, there are differences between people….we like different things. But, the processes that allow you to blossom and to thrive are just the same for you and me.
All our therapists and trainers have been taught at the highest level and we’ve ensured that we are accredited by the organisations that oversee professional standards.
Our experiences are wide and diverse. Our founder, Jim Lucas, started Openforwards with the aim of spreading the information and the expertise. This is why we teach you, we support you and we invest in helping you cope better with the demands of modern life.
When you join Openforwards Self-Help School, you create a brighter future for yourself, your loved ones and for the people you work with.
Who can join?
Our community is made up of people from many walks of life and yet they have at least one thing in common – they like to help other people. The people you’ll meet include:
Not to mention parents, carers, personal-assistants, line-managers, public servants, charity workers, recruiters and other emergency service personnel. You can think of Self-Help School as being for anyone who works in a demanding workplace where they come into contact with other people who need their help.
When you join you’ll meet people who are seasoned pros in their field as well as newbie’s looking to cope better with the demands of working in a helping profession.
Who you’ll be working with…
Jim Lucas – Founder & Lead Trainer / Therapist
Jim Lucas loves to learn and step outside his comfort zone. Jim is a Teaching Fellow at University of Birmingham, Accredited Supervisor, Trainer in CBT & Contextual Behavioural Science including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), podcast showhost of Self-Help Sat-Nav and Online Course Creator.
What’s inside Self-Help School?
Work your way through the courses and get the knowledge and the skills you’ll need to become an expert in your own self-care. When you join, you’ll get instant access to each of these core training:
Coaching Q & A Webinars
Ask us any question you like to help you fix any problem. This is your chance to get feedback and overcome the challenges of putting into practice new skills. Our experts are there to guide you and to make sure you keep making progress.
Members-only Community Forums
Stay Motivated by making connections with fellow learners. Start a topic and discuss ideas. Learn from other people and support them by offering advice and sharing your experiences. You learn to a deeper level when you listen, when you do and when you teach.