Stress Management

Ref: C3743844

This course will enable people to understand what stress is and how it affects the mind and body.We will look at how we can improve and develop our coping strategies in order to deal better with upsetting situations and how to develop a “Wise Mind “, using simple techniques including relaxation, mindfulness and visualisation. Learning how to regulate our emotions will be explored with particular emphasis on challenging unhelpful thinking patterns. Communication and interpersonal styles will be discussed together with a five step process called STOPP to help combat distressing situations

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College delivering Adult Education in the community

Course aim

This workshop will help you to better manage stressful and distressing situations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Define five step process called STOPP to aid in combatting difficult situations.
  • Explain how to challenge unhelpful thinking patterns.
  • Describe coping strategies and simple techniques including relaxation, reflection and visualisation which can help reduce symptoms of stress and aid relaxation, thus reducing anxiety

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Stress Management

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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