There was a great response to the first online course and I’ve decided to arrange another one. I’m just letting you know about it now before I advertise it on social media etc. It starts next Tuesday 21st April at 8 pm.  Read about it here and if you’d like to register for it -click on the link at the end of this message.


The Moodwatchers course provides you with an opportunity to create space for yourself each week to get away from your daily stresses and strains of life. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their lives and learn what science has uncovered about becoming healthier, happier and more resilient. The focus will be on simple yet powerful practices to enhance the quality of your life.

The course contains the best material that I teach condensed into a series of six one-hour ‘live’ lessons online. The no-nonsense practical ideas from my book ‘Your Precious Life-How to Live it Well’ will be delivered in an informal and easy-to-understand style.

The course will not intrude on anyone’s privacy and there will be no need for anyone to share personal life experiences. Although there will be time allocated for discussion of themes at the end of each class no one will feel under pressure to talk. In fact, if you just want to listen-in on the talks that’s fine. People learn in their own way.

Is there any homework?

Homework will be given each week. This will consist of a strategy or strategies linked to enhanced well-being. These exercises will be linked to the weekly theme covered in the class. The hope is that you will integrate them into your week. Homework will not be checked. It cannot be because only you can change things for yourself. The objective is that at the end of the course you will have become pro-active in improving the quality of your life with six evidence-based strategies. The trick is to make these strategies daily habits.

Who is the course for?

Often people working within the health or educational professions complete the course for professional reasons. A CPD certificate is issued on completion. Sometimes an interest in psychology draws people to it. However, most people enrol because they want to take time-out from a busy and stressful life schedule to learn simple evidence-based strategies linked to a better quality of life.

How does it work?

The weekly lesson is delivered ‘live’ at specified times on Tuesday to a closed group (all participants will have registered beforehand). A special library of resources relating to the various weekly themes will be made available to participants. A password will be needed to join the online class every Tuesday and to access the supplementary literature. Recording of the seminar is strictly prohibited. All the material is strictly copyrighted. You will be required to complete a registration form accepting specific terms and conditions in this regard.

What software will I need?

Zoom video-conferencing software is used.  You will need to have Zoom installed on their computer or laptop beforehand. However, Zoom is very easy to use and free to download. Each week I will email you a link to the class which you click on it before the class starts. This link brings you into the online classroom.

Is the course suitable for people with mental health difficulties?

Moodwatchers is not specifically designed for people with mental health difficulties. It does not address symptoms or treatment for mental health conditions. Its purpose is to educate around general well-being and is aimed at a general audience.


The cost of the course is €60 (which works out at €10 per class). The fee includes access to the classes, resources and certificate of completion. The fee can be paid through Eventbrite. If you would prefer to pay weekly (€10 per class) this can be arranged through PayPal. Please email me to organise this. It is important that in such circumstances that the fee is paid two days before each weekly class. You can register for the course by clicking on the link below: