CHANGES is a Community Health Project which promotes the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian.

Contact us on 0131 653 3977

Stress Control Course

This course is helpful for learning about how stress builds up and how it feeds into anxiety & depression.

You will learn some simple strategies to help you feel better and there are work books for each week which you can take away to continue your learning at home.

The course is lecture based and delivered by our CBT therapists. You will not need to speak in the group or explain why you are there. You can also bring someone else along with you if you would feel more comfortable.

We run this course 4 times a year – usually 2 courses are daytime and 2 are evening courses. To register your interest for the next course please contact us on 0131 653 3977 or email us at

What people have said about the course:

“Thought each week was very informative.”

“Helpful knowing that my anxiety symptoms are created from Stress and I can do something about them.”

“Understand what Stress is helps make sense of what is happening to the body and understanding panic attacks.”

Course Outline

Stress Control is a 6 week course and each session is 1.5 hours.

Week 1 – How stress can affect us all

Week 2 – Manage the stress in our body

Week 3 – Manage our stressful thoughts

Week 4 – Managing stress through action

Week 5 – Understand and overcome panic

Week 6 – Understand and improve our sleep

What's On

Relaxation Workshops
First Thursday of every month
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please wear comfortable clothing.  You may wish to bring the following, although they will be provided if required:


  • Yoga mat
  • Blanket
  • Cushion
First Steps Towards Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing
Starts: 02/05/2019
Ends: 13/06/2019
10:00am - 12 noon
Stress Control Course
Starts: 18/04/2019
Ends: 23/05/2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fisherrow Centre, Musselburgh

Contact us on 0131 653 3977