Stress Control is an evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) class for anxiety, low mood/depression, anger, low self-confidence and self-esteem, panic, poor sleep and burnout - in other words ‘stress’. Mindfulness and Positive Psychology skills are used to boost wellbeing.

Stress Control can be used to help those with existing problems with stress and as a preventative/early intervention approach. It was created by Dr Jim White, an internationally-renowned Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CBT therapist and researcher. He has trained well over 1,000 Stress Control teachers who deliver the class world-wide to hundreds of thousands of people. Independent research shows it works at least as well as individual therapy but at a fraction of the cost. As Stress Control works as a class rather than as a group therapy, there is no upper limit on the number who can attend. As there is no discussion of personal problems, stigma issues are greatly diminished. Dr White offers a two-day ‘train the trainer’ session, allowing your health staff to then deliver the classes to your organisation. Trainers need experience of dealing with stress and, preferably, at least training in behavioural approaches.

Stress Control is a core piece of our Continental Mental Health Prevention Program. It offers exactly what we were looking for: An efficient, well-evaluated stress management training suitable for everyone from production worker to engineer. Stress Control helps us to prevent chronic stress, burnout, depression and anxiety in our workforce. We use it as a global tool and are highly satisfied with the results!

Dr. Anja Rivera de la Cruz
Director, Corporate Health
Dr Jim White

Dr Jim White is an internationally-recognised expert in CBT and stress management and is the creator of Stress Control. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the NHS for over 30 years. He has presented at many national and international conferences and events and acted as a National Advisor to the Scottish Government. He is involved with the European Union on how to develop mental health services across Europe using interventions, including Stress Control, he has devised. Training workshops led by Jim are always very highly rated by participants.

Stress Control offers a proven way to reduce stress levels, improve efficiency and save money. It aims to teach individuals at every level of your organisation to ‘become your own therapist’.

By tackling issues such as poor concentration, irritability, demotivation, avoidance, low self-confidence and self-esteem, Stress Control helps employees function better as team-players, thus contributing more to your organisation’s goals. Please get in touch if you would like any more information.