This course is perfect for you if:
This course can teach you:
Session 1: What Is Stress? (introduction)
‘How Stress Control works’ (overview of the course); information about stress and what difficulties are covered on the course (panic; poor sleep; poor self-esteem / low self-confidence; irritability; burnout); how common stress is; typical symptoms; what keeps stress going (known as the ‘vicious circle’); and case studies of people who have experienced stress in different ways.
Session 2: Controlling Your Body (how stress impacts upon the body, and how to reduce physical symptoms of stress)
Looking at how the body feeds into your stress; the impact of excess caffeine on the body; breathing relaxation and progressive muscle relaxation exercises to help you to unwind; the benefits of exercise on your mental and physical wellbeing.
Session 3: Controlling Your Thoughts (the impact of stress on the way you think, and techniques to reduce unhelpful ways of thinking)
Learning about unhelpful thoughts you might experience when feeling stressed, and how to recognise and challenge these before they cause you problems.
Session 4: Controlling Your Actions (how stress impacts behaviour, and ways to change what you do to overcome stress)
How actions (what we do, or do not do) can feed our stress, bodily symptoms, and thoughts; the impact of avoidance on stress, self-confidence levels, and self-esteem; the importance of facing up to our fears / the things we have been avoiding.
Session 5: Controlling Panic Feelings and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Dealing with feeling overwhelmed – focusing on the role breathing plays in physical symptoms of panic; how controlling breathing and challenging thoughts can help control stress levels; tips to help prevent the likelihood of further panic attacks.
Looking at the importance of getting a good night’s sleep; the role of sleep; and the problems lack of sleep or poor quality sleep cause. Revisits relaxation, along with sleeping tips, and how to re-set or re-train your sleeping pattern.
Session 6: Wellbeing and Controlling Your Own Future
The importance of strengthening wellbeing in combination with removing stress; ways to improve wellbeing; recapping the course and skills learned, to help reduce the chances of relapse in the future.
If you are interested in this course you can self-refer to the service by clicking HERE and we will contact you to arrange an initial telephone assessment.