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Course length
6-hour course
CPD points
6 CPD points
Module leader

CPD certified, by the CPD Certification Service

Distress tolerance is a one-day course developed by our Chartered Psychologists, drawing on their extensive experience working in the NHS. This course gives participants a toolkit of skills to increase resilience and increase tolerance to distress, in themselves and others.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Suitable for all Healthcare Professionals, both clinical and non-clinical

  • Applicable to all departments and Multi-disciplinary teams

Course objectives

This course will:

  • Understand how to cope in situations where you feel you are being undermined, treated unfairly and harassed

  • Look at how to maintain the balance of care and risk in demanding dynamic situations 

  • Allow you to gain a more balanced understanding of your problem behaviours

  • Explore tolerance and how to more effectively deal with intense and painful emotions and experiences 

  • Discuss how to be more effective in your relationships with others

  • Teach you how to deal with conflict, to get what you want and need, and to say no to unwanted demands and requests 

  • Give you skills to tolerate distress

Course testimonials

The course was run brilliantly by Dr Rebecca Holt

Dr Naeem Sethi
SAS Doctor
Swansea Bay University Health Board

I love your courses! They allow us to get to the heart of our challenges, learn, reflect, and try again.

Dr Ruth Cole
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Enjoyable and interesting course; felt more courageous afterwards to face difficult scenarios

Anita Staddon
Speciality Doctor Oncology
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board