Pick 'n Mix Stress Management on Wednesdays in October online 19:30 to 20:45, illustrated with a colourful variety of fresh fruit and vegetablesDoes the idea of doing a whole day stress management course feel stressful in itself? Like the last thing you actually have the time for? Does it feel too stressful to organise someone else to take over your responsibilities to free you up? Or does paying for a longer course just add more financial pressure?

With our offering ” Pick ‘n Mix Stress Management” we would like to put the power back into your hands. Now you can claim the agency to tailor-make a stress management package that really works for you. Every Wednesday in November from 19:30 – 20:45 we will be facilitating a different topic online (R100 per session). You decide what you need and what fits your budget. You plan when and whether you would like another session. You give yourself time to apply your learnings and implement change. You control the amount of new information and challenges you are exposed to. Every month our offering will change slightly – we have two new topics this month. Do check in regularly to see what’s been adjusted. We may also try out a different day of the week.

In November you can select from the following topics:

Controlling time (2 November): Am I controlling time or is time controlling me?! We will reflect on our perceptions of how we use our time, explore our beliefs about time and look at some practical ideas for time management.

Re-directing the emotional rollercoaster (9 November): We can learn from our emotions before they run away with us, understand our triggers and learn to regulate our instinctive reactions.

Healthy habits (16 November): Let’s honestly evaluate our habits, both good and bad. How can we build on the good and develop healthyhabits for self-care of body, mind and soul? We will explore what keeps us stuck in the same old rut…

Can we respond instead of react? (23 November) We will explore our stressors and how to regulate the effect they have on our autonomic nervous systems. Our aim is to respond intentionally and creatively rather than automatically to a stressful situation.

Endings and beginnings (30 November): As we approach the end of the year, we would like to close off with a poetry dialogue that encourages self-reflection and explores our feelings around endings and beginnings. When we suppress these issues they can go underground, affect us subconsciously and internalize stress into our bodies. This can result in inter-personal explosions that seemed to come out of nowhere. The end of the year is an opportunity for closure so that we can start with a clean slate in 2023.

The fact that we live in a stressful time is undeniable. Pressure is rising in the systemic environment. Many of us are also experiencing personal pressures. Let’s be pro-active in terms of developing our own stress management skill. We can make a change, one step at a time.

Book your place for the session of your choice with Vera at contact@tt-tt.co.za