‘Stress Control’ is a six session class provided free of charge by the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust and delivered by experienced qualified cognitive-behavioural psychotherapists.
The sessions run over a six week period and are for people who want to learn some great ways to control common problems such as anxiety, depression, panic, poor sleep, burnout, loss of confidence or low self-esteem (in other words, ‘stress’) and their families, friends and colleagues.
They will teach people to ‘become their own therapist’ so they are encouraged to work hard at practising the skills they learn in each session. Each session builds together like pieces of a jigsaw to enable people to deal with their individual difficulties. Booklets, relaxation tips and general information leaflets will be provided.
There is no referral system, just turn up, take a seat, then sit back and learn some great ways to control stress. It is a very relaxed informal setting and people can come and go as they need. Stress Control is a class not ‘group therapy’ – you do not have to talk about personal difficulties in front of others.