Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness

Managing Stress through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness 

An essential course for learning how to use CBT and Mindfulness to help deal with stress, anxiety, depression and low self esteem. CBT and Mindfulness are a powerful combination in learning to manage negative thoughts and beliefs. Research shows Mindfulness to be of particular help with  chronic pain, preventing relapse in depression and reducing stress and anxiety.  

Next Course: September 30thPlaces available.

Day/Times: 8 x Tuesdays, 7 – 9.30pm.

Enrolment: Fee: €210. To secure your place send on the deposit of €50. Post to: Norman Warden, Galway Counselling Studies, Cnocan An Bhodaigh, Furbo, Co. Galway. The deposit may be paid by cheque (payable to Norman Warden), bank draft, postal order, bank transfer, cash, or via PaypalEmail, Text or Ph: 086 395 4939. A certificate of completion is given by GCS providing a minimum of six classes (88%) are attended. 

Venue: GMIT, Galway. 

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 and Mindfulness are 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, nurses etc.) as part of continuing professional development. 


  • Dealing with negative thinking
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Managing difficult emotions and moods
  • Managing anxiety and worry
  • Overcoming Insomnia
  • Combating Procrastination
  • Learn effective Relaxation techniques
  • Building self acceptance
  • Web resources including MP3 files

* Recent independent research (2013) 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. 

Facilitator: Norman Warden. Accredited Psychotherapist (IACP, IAHIP). Has wrote and contributed on many subjects in the press and professional journals including: Change for the Better (2000), Managing change in difficult times (2011); Put off procrastinating (2012); How to stop worrying (2013); How to Get a good night’s sleep (2013); Don’t fight change (2013) and Dealing with Anger (2014). From 30 years extensive experience of working in the mental health services of UK and Ireland he draws on many approaches in his work including Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialogical Behaviour Therapy. Qualifications in general & psychiatric nursing. Now Lectures in Counselling, Stress management and Cognitive Bahavioural Therapy (CBT) at GMIT and other colleges at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.