In this course you will learn how to deal with stress.
First we will take a closer look at what stress is and the two kinds of challenges we can have with stress; too much (hyperarousal) and too little (hypoarousal).
You will learn different techniques that can help to regulate stress.
One way of better regulating stress is developing a curious attitude towards your own stress. This might sound abstract or difficult, but it isn’t. With very practical exercises you will be stimulated to explore your own stress; triggers, patterns, cognitive/emotional/perceptual/physical effects of stress. Becoming more aware of all this, you will better be able to manage triggers and to de-identify from your stress mode (= opposite of acting out).
Exercises are taken from the Polyvagal Theory (Porges), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Ogden) and Somatic Experiencing (Levine).
The course is taught by me, Francisco Beisterveld. I’m a certified mindfulness trainer and EFT-therapist. I work also as a POH-GGZ for the student GP’s office de Uithof/Janskerkhof in Utrecht and GP’s office UT Campus in Enschede. More information about me you can find here.
Dates: 20, 27 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March
Dates: 24 April, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May