03. April 2019 - 9:30 till 17:00
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Building Resilience to Work Related Stress | Goldsmiths University | SE14 6NW | Wednesday, 03. April 2019

The challenge to reduce work-related stress and improve wellbeing are areas of increasing interest, with recent research from bodies such as the World Health Organisation. This course draws upon evidence-based psychological intervention models, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to enhance your awareness of when and how you and your colleagues might be affected. Through this increased self-knowledge we will explore how to cultivate greater control over your response to situational pressures.
This course draws upon evidence-based psychological intervention models (predominantly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and CBT-informed approaches) to help you to become more aware of when and how you and your colleagues might be affected by work related stress and how you can best help yourself and your colleagues at those times. This course is of benefit to anyone who is interested in improving their wellbeing at work in any sector; whether self-employed, a junior employee or a senior manager. The course does not constitute group or individual psychological therapy, although is informed by these approaches. It is perfect for anyone seeking an opportunity for Continuing Professional Development in the area of wellbeing at work. No previous experience of CBT or any other psychological therapy is needed.
There is an increasing interest in both an academic context and the workplace in improving wellbeing. Many organisations now recognise the critical importance of looking after the mental health of their workforce in our fast-paced world. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CBT-informed approaches offer principles that are perfectly suited to helping us all cope with the daily challenges that work brings and to improve our work-life balance. The application of CBT principles and CBT-informed approaches in this course will help you to gain greater self-awareness of your typical stress triggers and responses at work. You will gain a more specific understanding of why you feel, think and behave the way you do when under pressure at work.
We will also explore the relationship between stress in our work and personal lives. Although we will focus the course on work-based examples, we will also look to understand the overlap between stresses in both these worlds. The course is informed by evidence-based clinical practice and is highly practical. In order to gain the most you will need to participate in practical exercises and share personal experiences of work based stress. There will also be clear ground rules of confidentiality and consent, with no one having to disclose anything they do not wish to.
Please note this is one day course taking place from 10am-5pm (registration from 9.30-10am)