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STOP Worrying !


 If you spend more time worrying than working,

learn to curb the worry habit . . .  


"Worry is like a rocking chair. It rocks and rocks and gets us nowhere."

So why do we do it? What perpetuates and even escalates this habit?
Do you even worry about how much you worry? How much is too much?
Is it possible to worry yourself sick?
How do we prevent it from running our life? Or giving us anxiety?

This evening workshop provides information about worrying, and teaches practical strategies that curb worry and decrease its negative impact on mood and performance.



  • the 2 approaches proven to decrease worrying

  • key characteristics of worry

  • shifting from destructive / unproductive worry to more constructive worry

  • 5 pitfalls that perpetuate worry and make it difficult to break out of worry spirals

  • brain training exercises and a variety of other techniques to curb worrying

  • tips for bedtime worriers



This two hour educational, skills-oriented workshop meets on  

Wednesday, OCTOBER 30, 2024

from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(this will be a virtual workshop via Zoom)



  • $  5 for University of Guelph students   (due to a subsidy from U of G Student Health Services)
  • $ 19 for members of United Steelworkers Local 4120   (due to a subsidy from Local 4120)
  • $ 37 for all others

Payment is on-line  (or by cheque or e-transfer, if pre-arranged)

Gift certificates are available.



Registration opens in August on this webpage.



University of Guelph students  - to receive your Coupon Code for the subsidized fee, e-mail your name and Student ID number to . 

Members of USW Local 4120  - to receive your Coupon Code for the subsidized fee, e-mail your name to


UNABLE  to attend the FALL 2024 workshop ?

  • Join a waiting list to start another workshop earlier, or meet on a different day / time :
    For those interested in having this workshop offered at another day or time, leave your name on the STOP Worrying waiting list by e-mailing or call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662. Please specify which days and times you prefer to meet. A workshop can begin anytime there are 6 or more names on the waiting list. 
  • Arrange for a workshop to come to your workplace or community site :
    The STOP Worrying workshop, or selected topics from this workshop, can be provided on-site at your workplace or community group site.   A 30-60 minute Lunch & Learn session can also be provided.  Call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662 to make arrangements for sessions at your location. 
  • Make an appointment for private training :
    Any of the STOP Worrying topics listed above can be provided in private, one-to-one training sessions. Daytime, late afternoon, and evening times are available on weekdays throughout the year. Call 519 824-4120, ext. 52662, or e-mail to make a private appointment for individual training. 
  • Access other resources :
    FOR FURTHER RESOURCES on books about worry 



If you wish more information or have any further questions, do not hesitate to e-mail or call Kathy Somers at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662.  

Please leave a message so I can return your call.