Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness (Weds)

Managing Stress through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. An essential course for learning how to effectively deal with stress, anxiety, worry, low moods and low self esteem.
Next Intake: October 23rd, 2013. Latest date for deposits 3rd October.

Day/Times:  Wednesdays,  7 – 9.30pm (small groups). 

Dates: 23/10, 30/10, 6/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 4/12, 11/12. 

Venue: Clybaun Hotel, Galway.

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Facilitator: Norman Warden. P/T Lecturer on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at GMIT, Galway for over ten years. IACP & IAHIP Accredited Psychotherapist. Click here for articles on ‘Managing Change in Difficult Times’ and here for ‘Put off Procrastinating’ and for ‘How to stop worrying’ visit: and the most recent: Don’t fight change.

This course is a practical introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its application to managing stress. Of value to anyone wishing to improve their ability to deal with stress or to help others to manage stress better. The course draws on the application of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and stress management techniques. CBT is recommended by doctors and psychologists as the most effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and panic. The course will benefit anyone wishing to learn and apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to themselves. It will also be of benefit to health workers (counsellors, psychotherapists, nurses etc.) as part of continuing professional development. Content includes:

  • Dealing with negative thoughts & beliefs
  • Managing difficult emotions and moods
  • Managing anxiety and worry
  • Overcoming sleep problems
  • Combating Procrastination
  • Learn effective Relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness practice. Try it by clicking here
  • Building self acceptance

* Recent independent research carried out on a 2 day course on Managing Stress through CBT and Mindfulness facilitated by Norman Warden showed improvement in the following areas: emotional well being, ability to deal with social conflict, self control, resilience, optimism and reaction to failure. All of these were statistically significant improvements. 


“The course was very interesting, very useful in providing practical methods for dealing with negative thought patterns and anxiety” Cheryl Krushka, reservations manager


“Normans openness to share from personal experience was refreshing and very helpful” Maria Kennedy

“Really felt that this course has helped my overall stress management. The “calm” appears to have crept into my life. Thank you!” Martin Ambrose

“Really enjoyed the mindfulness and found the exercises very practical” Conor Lynch

“Very interesting and enjoyable” Jacinta D

“Very informative and useful. Looking at the thought process, beliefs and ways of thinking that create the stress was very beneficial to me. Mindfulness exercises very beneficial.” Monica Lydon

“It was a good way to learn more about myself…Helped me to get more relaxed in tough situations” Stephen Joyce, truck driver

“Norman is a fantastic facilitator and provided us with positive steps and useful techniques for tackling issues such as anxiety, stress, negative thinking, worry and low self esteem. I thoroughly enjoyed the CBT course and would highly recommend it to anyone who needs some help and encouragement in these areas of their lives.” Martina Mullen

“I found this course a great introduction to CBT with useful tips to integrate personally and with my coaching clients…CBT helps to clarify and understand better one’s feelings, thoughts and link this back to the whole”. Bernard Chanliau, Executive Coach, Xenergie Consulting 

“I got a very good grasp on the applicability of CBT. I wish the course went on for longer” James Caulfield, addiction counsellor

“I found the course very good with helping me to mix better with people, and helping me to calm down” Martin Langen, pipe player

Pay fee of €230 (interest free)