Events and Training

DGMA Chrismas Gathering

Date / Time: 
23/12/2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
DGMA Centre, Holywood Building, Old Assembly Close, Dumfries DG1 2PH

This is an annual event organised by the Events Team of the DGMA, this year it will be a Cafe style lay out in the centre's conference room, there will be opportunities for members to catch up with each other and meeting new friends.

Altogether Christmas

Date / Time: 
25/12/2017 - 13:00 to 18:00
Noblehill Community Centre, Greenbrae Loaning, Dumfries

This day is all about pulling together an extended “community family” that want to celebrate this day with YOU!
This day is for everybody from the elderly, vulnerable, homeless and families who may be struggling over this tine.
If you don’t want to spend this day alone then please come along to Noblehill Community Centre this Christmas Day between 1pm & 6pm. There will be food, fun and entertainment throughout the day!!
Free transport to and from the venue is being offered if booked in advance.

As they are running this as community volunteers, they are relying solely on the generosity of donations, so if you are able to help with this also, please get in touch.

Pain Association Scotland 2018 Programme - Stranraer

Date / Time: 
08/01/2018 - 11:00 to 19/02/2018 - 13:00
Conference Room, Wigtown Locality Office, Victoria Place, Stranraer DG9 7HX

Pain management strategies and support for peopel in pain. 

This is a professionally led training group for pople with al forms of chronic pain.  Sessions focus on building skills that help you to regain control and cope more effectively.  You are welcome to attend at any point during the programme.  You do not need to be referred by your Doctor.

If you would like further information, or have enquiries please phone Freephone number 0800 783 6059.


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Date / Time: 
10/01/2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Turning Point Scotland, Newall Terrace, Dumfries

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) trainig is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion.  Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core rinciples and practices that enable pparticipants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Date / Time: 
12/01/2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright

After participating in this workshop you will be able to :

  • practice self-compassion in daily life
  • Understand the empirically-supported benefits of self-compassion
  • Motivate yourself with kindnesss rather than criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Begin to transform challenging relationships, old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Practice the art of savouring and self-appreciation