Managing Internal Stress

Who is this course for

This course is for people seeking self-development and to understand their own anxiety. No previous knowledge is required. It is for anyone seeking to understanding anxiety and how it may affect them. Course is also useful for therapists, coaches, hospital workers, teachers, CAMS workers seeking to increase their therapy tools and techniques and bring more skills into their workplace.

What does this course cover

The aim is to recognise the symptoms of stress in ourselves. To explore how we stress ourselves using internal dialogue. To illustrate a means of dealing with anxious apprehension which leads to anxious arousal, using the ABC of problem thinking. By the end of the course you should be able to
-Identify three of the ten most common thinking traps humans engage in
-Know at least four ways to calm fears.
-Recognise how we disturb ourselves with our thinking habits and the effect this has upon our bodies.
-Realise that there may be better ways of dealing with anxiety and have tools to aid us.

What will it be like

Experiential: Participants work with their own work or life situations. Whole class teaching, small group activities, practical exercises and discussion topics. You will be encouraged to apply the skills learned on this course to your work and life situations.
The course will be run online using Zoom for the live class sessions and either the Moodle page for the course or some other system for the distribution of the electronic resources for the session sitting alongside this. Although there will be some adjustments that need to be made for the online version of this course, we will aim to keep the experience as close as possible to that of a face to face course taught in the Centre.

What else do you need to buy or do

Notebook and pen would be useful. And to integrate the new strategies into your everyday life and communication and engaging with others.

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quite and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

What this course could lead to

CBT, Mindfulness, Hypnosis + Therapeutic Coaching, Adv Dip CBT/REBT, Dip CBT, Mindful ness and Hypnosis (this would be outside the MWC

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I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’