What is the course about?
Who would argue that life has become a roller coaster with many stresses and demands both physically and mentally; we are often too busy to eat well, breath well and sleep well. With so many people suffering from stress, anxiety and depression to name a few, its little wonder that more and more people are beginning to realize the importance of self-care. Learn the steps you can take to become more emotionally resilient so you can better manage stress and handle life's challenges.
What will we cover?
- Stress and our bodies response to stress – triggers, fight or flight
- Signs and symptoms of stress
- Emotional resilience
- Characteristics of emotionally resilient people
- Develop strategies to build your resilience.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Recognise cause of personal stress and how it manifests in your body and behaviour
- Reflect on personal level of resilience using resilience metre
- Identify ways of building your resilience
- Identify strategies to better manage stress.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for anybody who is interested in self-care and personal-development. Prior knowledge of the topic is not essential. However; to benefit fully from this course, you need to have a reasonable level of spoken English. If you are unsure please contact an advisor or the tutor.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The session includes theory input, presentation, video, discussions, practice in small groups and pairs, as well as experiential learning exercises in class to integrate and embed your learning. Handouts will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other related courses: Problem solving techniques, Assertiveness, Introduction to Indian Head Massage to manage stress.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details