Managing internal stress: introduction to REBT

Course Dates: 12/07/23
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Online
This course is for you if you worry a lot and want to calm down all that inner noise! We will focus on recognising three of the ten most common thinking traps that cause us to be anxious. The day will be interactive in nature, and introduce you to skills from REBT (an action-oriented Psychotherapy) that you can take away and use immediately. There will be an exercise to illustrate a means of dealing with anxious arousal and anxious apprehension, using the ABC of problem thinking for managing anxiety.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £58.00

Course Code: PG806

Wed, day, 12 Jul - 12 Jul '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Understanding that it is not just the events happening around you that affect your stress levels. Whilst job losses, minimum hours contracts, lack of communication and feeling undervalued can contribute to us feeling more anxious. How you choose to think about events and what you tell yourself about them will affect you physical and mental well-being as well.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• What neuroscientists know is happening in your brain when you imagine a bad scenario
• Introduction to the ABC of problem thinking to understand triggers, beliefs and consequences
• Recognising and discussing some of the ten common thinking traps that cause us to be anxious.
• Ways of disputing unhelpful beliefs and finding a healthier alternative - the ABCDE of REBT.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• To understand more about ‘triggers’ and how you personally ‘do’ anxiety
• To use the ABC’s to identify thoughts that trigger anxiety and how rational these thoughts are
• To identify which of the thinking traps you run and which ones you would be better off without
• To take away the ABC process and use it as a means of identifying and challenging anxiety.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is suitable for anybody who is interested in understanding their emotions and lessening anxiety. Open-mindedness and curiosity are certainly an asset. To benefit fully from this course, you need to have a reasonable level of spoken English. If you are unsure please contact an advisor or the tutor.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The sessions will include theory input, demonstrations, discussions, practice in small groups and pairs, as well as experiential assignments between classes to integrate and test your learning. Handouts will be given.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Pen and paper to make notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

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Connecting to your purpose – with NLP PG805
Change your Behaviour using NLP PG602
What motivates you? An NLP approach PG706
NLP at Work PG670
NLP and confidence building PG757.

Frances Coombes

I discovered NLP in the 1980's, as a freelance journalist specialising in writing work-based features for the London Evening Standard, ‘Just the Job’ section on employment, motivational training, business and sales. I trained as an NLP Master Practitioner, first in Education then in Business and ran motivational NLP trainings in workplaces such as NHS and charities, and offered individual NLP coaching to business people At City Lit each NLP course I teach is slanted towards different aspects of NLP i.e. ‘’Building Rapport Skills’. ‘Self-Motivation’. ‘Understanding Thinking Styles’. I have integrated NLP and psychotherapy to run courses on ‘Managing Internal Stress – Introduction to CBT/REBT (Rational emotive Behavioural Therapy’ an action-based psychotherapy and ‘Logosynthesis’ to help lessen the impact of unwanted traumatic thoughts and images. I have written five NLP based books, including ‘Motivate Yourself and Reach Your Goals’ in the Hodder Education, ‘Teach Yourself’ series. To read my NLP articles go to

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