Stress Busters is an informal five-week community course to help members of the public understand and manage stress which includes worry, anxiety and low mood. The course starts Thurs 21st in Newry, however potential attendees can attend a FREE introduction taster workshop on Thurs Jan 14th. Sessions will then continue on Thursdays, however due to room availability, there will be no class Thursday Feb 4th.
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.
When & Where
PIPS Newry and Mourne
30 Kilmorey Street
BT34 2DE Newry
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.