Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management And Relaxation Techniques (SMART) Programme

Friday 23rd October 2015, 18:30-20:30

£180 (£150 early bird discount)

David Spicer will be presenting a 6 week Stress Management And Relaxation Techniques (SMART) programme. The course commences Friday 23rd October and lasts 6 weeks.

The SMART Programme teaches you to create a more positive relationship with yourself. Using mindfulness, meditation and visualisation it connects with your real-world existence where family and work responsibilities and pressures are ever present. You will learn how anxiety is just as much a physical as an emotional condition and how to create a more harmonious mind-body connection. You will explore your own relationship with anxiety and how anxiety can represent a low-level nagging fear, or sometimes terror, which can sometimes give rise to outbursts of anger.

You will learn how to treat yourself with compassion and to extend your feelings of compassion to those you love. In this way you will learn to treat yourself more kindly but without destructive self-pity.

Going beyond this, the course encourages you to examine your relationship with yourself and through that with others, be that family or work colleagues, and to create a new “brand”. Your brand represents the images, values and beliefs that you maintain for yourself and portray to others, very often in self-defeating ways. Using mindfulness you can challenge and change this brand for the better.

About the course leader

The course will be presented by David Spicer, an experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Mindfulness-Based CBT practitioner who has undergone training by the SMART Foundation to offer this course. The course is limited for a small group of no more than 12 and will cost £180 for the 6 week course. An early-bird reduction to £150 is available if booked by 30th September. Please visit for more details.