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 five 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 five evidence-based strategies. The challenge 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. 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’ on Zoom at 7.30 P.M. on Tuedays 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 not permitted. All the material is strictly copyrighted. By registering for the course you are accepting these conditions.

An attendance register will be kept by me for the weekly classes and those who are not present for the ‘live’ class on Tuesday will be forwarded a recording of it to watch at their own convenience. It is important that the ‘homework’ is completed each week. The purpose is to have a slow ‘build-up’ of exercises that are proven to enhance wellbeing. The objective is that you will hopefully notice positive changes as the course concludes. The trick is to make habits of these new strategies going forward – to formally and confidently take ownership of your own wellbeing.

What software will I need?

Zoom video-conferencing software is used. Participants will need to have Zoom installed on their computer or laptop beforehand. Zoom is very easy to use and free to download. Every Monday (before 6 p.m) I will email you a registration link to the Tuesday class. You click on this link to register your intention to attend. Within minutes you will be sent an automated email with the actual link and password for the class.

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 €85 . The fee includes access to the classes, resources and certificate of completion. The fee can be paid here through Eventbrite click here