‘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 and is now being made available to all.
Stress Control will come to you and live stream the sessions. The sessions are delivered through YouTube and would have to be accessed on a personal device. Each session will play twice a day (at 2pm and repeated at 8.30pm) for two consecutive days beginning on Monday the 11th May 2020 (dates below). The sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist. If you wish to join any of the sessions during working hours you should ensure you have the approval of your line manager.
To take part:
- Go to https://stresscontrol.org/ 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’. If you can, please read, and start working on, the booklets in the ‘Preparing for the course’ section before Session 1.
- On the homepage, click on the ‘Stress Control 2020’ link to access the YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times. If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available. Please note that due to IT restrictions, this won’t be possible on your work computer.
- 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.
- This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial you practice the skills you will learn between sessions.