Learn why stress is a bigger threat to health and wellbeing than we realise, what the surprising sources of stress are, and where we can find antidotes in daily life.
£150 + Booking Fees
Tuesdays 7-9pm | 29th September - 3rd November 2020
Online via Zoom (max. 14 participants)
The Science of Stress, Calm and Feeling Good is for people interested in understanding and discussing key biological, psychological and social components of stress and its antidotes in relation to how we live our lives.
We learn why stress is a bigger threat to health and wellbeing than we realise, what the surprising sources of stress are, and where we can find antidotes in daily life.
Lessons draw on the latest research in social-psychology, neuroscience and mental health, blended with important ideas from philosophy and sociology.
This six-week course for adults is designed to be interactive, interesting, educational, personally developmental and enjoyable!
We keep classes small (maximum 14 participants) and mix up the discussion groups so that everyone has the chance to get to know each other and really connect.
We like a warm and relaxed atmosphere, and we give you plenty of time to learn through educational videos and thought-provoking discussions.
This is a virtual course, which means we meet online via Zoom.
Class is interactive (i.e. you’ll be talking in groups!) so you’ll need a good internet connection and a computer with camera and microphone.
Session 1 - Stress Response
Learn about what stress actually is, why we experience it and how it affects us, and discuss the implications of this in our lives.
Session 2 - Emotions
Learn about the function and value of positive and so-called negative emotions, and discuss how to harness the benefit of the positive emotions we experience daily to soothe our stress response.
Session 3 - People
Learn why we are wired to connect and explore how to feel good through generating and noticing micro-moments of human connection with anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Session 4 - Thoughts
Learn about what’s happening in our brains when they process complex information and ‘worries’, and discuss means of calming busy minds.
Session 5 - Self
Learn about how the stressful dissonance between our authentic selves and the demands of cultural programming can be dissolved, and explore being you.
Session 6 - Resilience, Hope & Possibility
Take stock of what we’ve learned on this course and use the final session to identify and develop our personal resources to look to the future and thrive.
Book a 15 minute chat with Lorna to ask any questions and get to know your teacher for yourself.
If you’re interested in the course but your budget won’t allow, talk to Lorna - we offer a number of subsidised places per course. We’d rather have you on board!
I really think the value in this is the sharing and the talking about experiences....I feel a common humanity in experiencing all these chats with people essentially about our condition as humans. Previously I was feeling quite disconnected and it's made me feel a lot better