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Southampton City

Wellbeing for Breathlessness

For anyone suffering with symptoms of breathlessness as part of their Long Term health Condition – so for patients with severe asthma, COPD or other respiratory diseases. It focuses primarily on COPD but all respiratory conditions are suitable for the course. It covers a lot of different issues relating to respiratory illness and mood, and focuses on overcoming the specific barriers that respiratory illness can present to engaging in CBT.

This is a 6 week course with each session lasting an hour and a half, this course will cover:

  • Week 1: Understanding COPD and the experience of breathlessness

  • Week 2: Dealing with breathlessness, panic and flare ups

  • Week 3: Adjusting to breathlessness and dealing with common challenges

  • Week 4: Getting the better of bad days

  • Week 5: Coping with breathlessness: Gaining control

  • Week 6: Coping with breathlessness: problem solving and relapse prevention