Online stress control classes start next week

Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free of charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep, and poor wellbeing, an online stress control class might be the answer.

‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS (UK ) and HSE (Ireland ), and across the world.

As you can’t attend a regular stress control class due to the current circumstances, Stress Control will come to you and live stream the sessions. Each session will play twice a day (at 2pm and repeated at 8.30pm ) on Mondays and Thursdays beginning on September 7. The sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist, who created the class.

Go to where you can learn more about the class and get the dates. Everything you need to successfully complete the class – the booklets, self-assessment, relaxation and mindfulness - can be found in the ‘free zone’.

The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes and there will be a 10-minute break in the middle.

Each session is one piece of the jigsaw in tackling your stress. By attending each class, the jigsaw will form, and the big picture can emerge, making you better able to handle your stress.

Stress Control classes are supported by the HSE, Healthy Ireland, and Galway Rural Development, as part of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.


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