Stress Busters is an informal six-week community course to help members of the public understand and manage stress which includes worry, anxiety, panic and low mood. The course starts Tues Sept 20th in Dublin, and continues for another five Tuesdays 1-2pm; attendees on their lunch break may bring lunch with them, and will be able to leave in time to return to work.
On the Stress Busters course, attendees will gain techniques and insights to manage stress, anxiety, worry, and low mood. This course is educational rather than counselling, so at no point will attendees ever be asked in front of others to answer a question directly, or to talk about how they are feeling. Instead, all information will be on slides and in handouts. Additionally, at all times it is quite fine simply to say “Ill pass on that” or "no comment" if you do not wish to contribute to a discussion. Participants are welcome to attend this course for information and prevention, as well as support.
*If anyone is not sure whether this course is for him/her, it is possible to attend the first session only (for 20 euro) and then pay the following week for the remaining five sessions (plus a ten euro admin fee). Guests are only allowed on the first week; this is because so much material is covered each week that it would be too difficult for anyone new to catch up / join the course late.
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Dr Ann O'Hanlon, PhD
Dr Ann O’Hanlon is a psychologist, CBT Therapist and author. As an academic, she has written several books on topics linked to health and well-being, and presented her ideas at conferences around the world. As a clinician, Ann has almost 20 years’ experience helping people understand and manage stress, anxiety and low mood or depression [more author bio here].
Ann has drawn upon the best available evidence from psychology and CBT to set up “The I Can Centre” where people with health, educational or OCD-type thoughts around “I cant..” can be empowered and supported towards change.