How To Manage Stress

How To Manage Stress

At the level of our organs, we are creatures predisposed to stress. That we can’t sleep, feel weary, crazy or burdened by strange thoughts is not unusual or motive-less. It’s a logical outcome of, and a heavy price we all have to pay for, our astonishing psychological capacities.

We tend to think of stress as originating in external factors. We have too much to do; not enough money; conflicting demands; time constraints and lack of control. In fact, the problem is larger and a great deal more fundamental. Beyond any specific thing we happen to be worrying about, we simply are anxious, in the basic make-up of our being.

This doesn’t mean we can’t manage stress better. In this class you’ll learn to shun false cures for stress. You’ll become accurate in pinpointing the causes of your anxiety. You’ll tame your unhelpful inner voices - and internalise better alternatives. And you’ll discover how to spend time worrying about the things that really matter, rather than those that don’t.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.



18.00    Welcome & introduction
19.45    Break (times vary)
21.15    Class finishes


Melissa Marot is an organisational psychologist and is also clinically trained, with a professional interest in neuropsychology, the science of mindfulness, ACT and positive psychology. Melissa has a specialist interest in wellbeing and performance at work. She has many years experience working with people and organisations, including individual coaching and workshop facilitation. She has experience working with a range of psychological needs - career transitions, meaning and purpose, stress and burnout, workplace issues, anxiety, depression, bullying and interpersonal difficulties. Melissa enjoys connections and collaborations with a diverse range of people, approaches and cultures - which extends from her professional life through to travelling adventures.


Full price: $80.00 + booking fee
Concession: $70.00 + booking fee
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards. 


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The School of Life 
669 Bourke St 
Melbourne 3000

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