stress Course

About the course

Our courses are designed to empower you and help you manage your fatigue. In this course we will cover the importance of managing stress, accepting that some stress is inevitable and finding the balance for physical, mental and emotional stress. Stress can be internal and external; some is easier to manage and we look at ways we may be able to. 

You can expect to learn about the role of the Autonomic Nervous System. Signs and symptoms of stress. How blood sugars can impact negatively on our body causing it more stress. Why we might turn to food at certain times. Nutrition to support health and relaxation, calming foods for our digestive system as well as foods to avoid. How to look after our mind and change the way we perceive things. Movement to benefit you. The effects of laughter and nature on stress levels.

This course is for those wishing to improve their fatigue levels, energy levels, stress levels, brain fog and mood.

What are the benefits?

Research shows that positively supporting our stress can:

  • improve quality of sleep
  • Improve digestion
  • help with absorption of nutrients
  • improve immunity
  • improve mood
  • reduce tension type headaches
  • improve energy levels


We can’t guarantee all of these benefits for everyone, but our own experience and the published research tell us that changes like these are very common and make the challenges of participating worthwhile.

Who will you learn with?

Mel Wakeman

Mel is a Registered Nutritionist and consultant, specialising in non-diet nutrition and women’s health. Mel was diagnosed with ME when she was 16 and very much understands the impact of fatigue on living life both as a teenager and an adult. Nutrition and health have always been Mel’s passion; with over 26 years of experience working in nutrition and health as a senior lecturer. Mel now works independently with private clients and organisations and loves being part of the team at Salus. You will see Mel at the Mosley Support Group, on the Minute with Mel videos and at our Energy Kitchen Workshops.

Michelle Townsend

Michelle is a Professional/Clinical Hypnotherapist who trained with Jacqueline Panchaud, founder of the College of Inspirational Hypnotherapy based in West Sussex. She first became interested in Hypnotherapy in 2007 when she began suffering from debilitating Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. After using Hypnotherapy she was able to begin living a normal life again and so when she was later diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010 she turned to Hypnotherapy once more to help her deal with undergoing chemotherapy. She decided to become a hypnotherapist herself in order to help other people to make positive changes and to take steps towards a healthier, happier and more satisfying life

Isaura Rushton

Isaura is a level 3 qualified Pilates teacher, who has trained in ballet and contemporary dance for over 10 years. She enjoys bringing back freedom of movement to people who have injury, illness, and through lifestyle, may have reduced their movement range. Isaura has seen the amazing work Pilates can do to improve a person’s physical and mental health. By instilling new habits, balance, focus, and an understanding of the body she finds it is possible to achieve and maintain a greater quality of life. Isaura uses a relaxed approach as everyone’s body moves and is held differently. I believe in working within your limits to identify strengths and weaknesses and not attempting to push your body past its natural boundary for that time.