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The Exercise Effect:

An exploration of the associations between physical exercise and mental health



Course Details

This workshop will examine the relationship between exercise and mood by informing the participants on current research from the field, examining practical psychoeducational pointers for our clients and encouraging clients to be more proactive in sustaining positive mental health by incorporating moderate exercise into their self-care routine.


This workshop will broaden particpants professional knowledge of the beneficial ties between exercise and mood.


Venue: Dublin West - Corrig House, Old Naas Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Next Start Date:
25th November 2017

Time: 10.00am-5.00pm

Workshop: €100
PCI College Graduate: €90
PCI College Student: €80

Eligibility:  Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy and students currently in professional training. Entry is by online application form.


Course Content:

  • Broaden professional knowledge of the beneficial ties between exercise and mood.
  • Keeping abreast of recent research on the topic.
  • Practical tips for educating clients on the psychological and emotional benefits of exercise


This is a Contining Professional Development Workshop specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapist (including Students) and other helping professionals with therapeutic experience. If you have any questions about your eligibility, contact us at enquiries@pcicollege.ie or 01-642268.


Donagh Ward


BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy, MSc in Psychotherapy Studies,

Core Tutor

Donagh is a Faculty lecturer and core tutor for PCI College where he lectures on the Level 8 Degree Programme. He is an experienced and fully accredited therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals and groups in private practice in Waterford. Donagh also facilitates and delivers workshops on a wide range of psychotherapeutic topics including Stress management in the workplace, Communication skills and Coping with change in an ever-changing world and has a particular research interest is investigating the links between physical exercise and mood.



What our Students Say

“The lecture was very clear and not rushed in explaining all questions that were asked.This workshop was very beneficial in taking the fear out of going into private practice”
Noelle Kenny - Setting up in Private Practice workshop

What our Students Say

"Blend of theory and experiential is very good, Role plays facilitated much learning, very supportive learning space; I was pleased to see exploration of broad scope of Lifespan Developmental theory with emphasis too on modern neuroscientific research. Facilitation of the group emotional process around these theoretical concepts was also very thorough"
2014 - 2015 Student, Postgrad Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy
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