Waterford CYPSC - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Free Stress Control on-line programme starting 6th September.

The Stress Control programme is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the HSE. The sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who created the programme.

Each session is repeated twice a day and you can either join the virtual class live or catch it later as the recording will be available for 48 hours after the live session. The next set of sessions begins on the 6th Septemeber.  To find out more about the course go to www.stresscontrol.ie

The themes, dates and times are given below:

Session 1             What is Stress

Session 2             Controlling your body

Session 3             Controlling your thoughts

Session 4              Controlling your actions

Session 5             Controlling Panicky Feelings and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Session 6             Controlling your Future

Stress Control is an evidenced based programme that teaches practical skills to deal with stress. Accompanying booklets can be downloaded to support you during the course all information available on www.stresscontrol.ie  At this very challenging time supporting our mental wellbeing and taking steps to manage our stress has never been so important.

Please feel free to share this information to friends and family and encourage them to participate.

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 then come along to our classes.

Each session is one piece of the jigsaw in tackling your stress. By coming to each class, the jigsaw will form the big picture and you will learn how to handle your stress better. This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial you practice the skills you will learn between sessions.

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions or magic cures, but, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might benefit from the class.

‘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.

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

I was diagnosed with PTSD over 5 years ago and with all that is happening in the world, I am once again feeling panicky, anxious and lack of sleep is not helping. A good friend sent me a link for stress control. I realised I was in the vicious circle, with hard work and going for a daily walk I am now leaning towards the positive circle. Everything is explained so simply by Jim, like the grasshopper and coping skills. My dream is to get a good night’s sleep. I would highly recommend stress control for your own wellbeing even if you don’t suffer from stress and anxiety because knowledge is power. Once again thank you Jim and your lovely voice.’  Dee, Health Care Worker

‘It has been a lifesaver for me these last few weeks. I find the ritual of doing the bi-weekly classes really helpful and the daily relaxation exercises ease my anxiety and uncertainty‘  Dáithí, a University exam student from Cork 

Congratulations on bringing this wonderful course to the Irish public at a time of many stresses, especially for us being cocooned. Having no children to help me use my laptop, I can’t believe I have found my way around this course. Thank you as I have suffered from stress for most of my adult life’. Deirdre, 74 yr old, Dublin

The techniques for stress control are taught in a very practical way, using everyday examples. It suited me that the emphasis within the classes is on how de stressing is a process and not just a quick fix or a magic wand. The course outlines the various building blocks necessary to help combat any form of stress in our lives. As the videos progress, we are informed of new skills in a step by step approach, which does not overwhelm’  Catherine, Cork