Tuesday, 18 July 2017


Stress Control is a free six week, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based self-help course offered by NHS Lothian. It consists of six 1 ½ hour lecture format presentations. It is aimed primarily at people experiencing difficulties in managing their stress (also referred to as anxiety or mixed anxiety and depression). 

The sessions cover an introduction to stress, controlling stress by controlling the body (progressive muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing), controlling stress by examining our thoughts (thought challenging techniques), controlling stress by controlling our actions (emphasising non-avoidance and problem solving), controlling panic and managing sleep problems (sleep hygiene and sleep retraining). 

The course aims to provide attendees with the practical skills they need to help manage their own stress.

To self refer, please contact Health in Mind on 0131 225 8508