Dr Dawn Sant BSc PhD
Qualified anger and stress management trainer
A career that has so far been largely centred around anger and stress management and looks set to continue that way. Dawn has a degree in psychology, a PhD in anger and stress management, and has lectured in stress and stress management to psychology undergraduates for 4 years. Dawn completed her diploma in anger and stress management with the British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) and is now a qualified anger and stress management trainer.
Dawn's doctoral research was inspired by findings from American studies which reported that the causes of heart disease may be as much to do with anger and stress as with traditional risk factors, such as smoking and high blood pressure. She worked with heart patients to test out a therapeutic programme designed to reduce stress and anger.
Dawn's lecturing role enabled her to build upon and broaden her knowledge of anger and stress. This has lead Dawn to explore research findings which linked stress with a range of illnesses, and to investigate psychological methods of managing stress.
Finally, Dawn enlisted herself on BAAM’s diploma course in 2006 to become an anger and stress management facilitator. This course provided her with a perfect opportunity to marry her clinical, research and teaching experience with her ambition to work as a practitioner. The experiential nature of this course means that, not only does she have the skills to deliver anger and stress management training, she has undergone the process herself.
Dawn would never have predicted that her personal experience of anger and stress management would have such a profound and positive impact on her own life. This has further fuelled Dawn's passion for anger and stress management and the challenges it brings. Unlike other practitioners, Dawn's focus is solely on anger and stress interventions. Her skills and experience along with the training she provided enables her to target anger and stress specifically and effectively.