February 28, 2017
Location: Treforest Campus, Student Hub (near Accommodation Lodge, among the student halls)
Time: Every Wednesday for six weeks commencing 1st March 1.30 – 3pm
Bookings: No booking necessary, just turn up
Stress Control aims to turn you into your own therapist by teaching you a range of skills you can use to fight back against stress and other similar problems. The sessions will help you to control the symptoms.
Who should attend? Anyone who suffers from stress, anxiety, low mood, panic attacks, poor sleep, burnout, loss of confidence or low self-esteem.
Each session covers a different element of stress control:
Session 1: Information about Stress – You will find out what stress is and what it is not, the main signs, the vicious circles that keep it alive and how Stress Control works.
Session 2: Controlling your body – We get down to tackling stress in this session. You will learn how your body signs feed stress. We look at why we get stressed and how the body reacts to it. You will learn three skills – breathing retraining, exercise and progressive relaxation. We also look at the effects of caffeine.
Session 3: Controlling your thoughts – You will learn how your thinking feeds stress. We will teach you ways to ‘think your way out of stress’.
Session 4: Controlling your actions – This session looks at how the way we act feeds our stress. You will learn ways to face your fears and skills that will teach you to ‘Problem Solve’.
Session 5: Controlling your panic – Panicky feelings are “part and parcel “ of stress. This session teaches you ways to control them. We will teach you about using your breathing to calm your body and, hence, your mind.
Session 6: Controlling your sleep, wellbeing and your future – Poor sleep is often a result of stress. In this session, we will look at skills to help you to improve your sleep pattern. Wellbeing starts the final set of skills as we look at ways of staying on top of stress.