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How to break the cycle Core Diploma subject
of depression


An online course with tutor: Joe Griffin

This hugely popular course is now online
– click the following links for details:

How to break the cycle of depression - online training

How to break the cycle of depression

- vital information for everyone

Vital information for anyone affected by depression ‒ includes new insights and research findings which dramatically improve recovery rates and help prevent relapse...

> Learn more
Enrol now

 


What you will gain from the day:

  • A better understanding of what depression really is, why it is on the increase and how to recognise it
  • Essential new information about why people become depressed including causes of symptoms such as waking up tired and unmotivated
  • The links between emotional arousal, REM sleep, dreaming and depression
  • Practical help to break patterns of depression quickly, move people on and prevent relapse
  • An explanation for why some forms of psychotherapy can make depression worse
  • Techniques for tackling rigid thinking and negative expectancy
  • A new understanding of postnatal depression
  • How to manage bipolar depression psychologically
  • Ways to talk to suicidal people – this training saves lives
  • ...and much more
Please note: This course was previously entitled: 'Understanding the cycle of depression – vital information for everyone'.

Who should attend?

  • All health and welfare professionals: if you have to deal with, treat or care for depressed people, and wish to be more effective, this training is for you
  • If you need to deepen your understanding for personal reasons, or if you live or work with a depressed person, this training is for you – all of our courses are presented in clear, jargon-free language
  • If you are curious about more effective and rapid ways to reduce misery and improve psychotherapy outcomes, this training is for you.

 

Why is this course important?

This iconoclastic training day shatters the many myths about depression and the best ways to treat it.

Despite enormous efforts to improve the nation's mental health, the number of people suffering from depression is still rising (and increasingly so among children, young people and the elderly) – millions are affected in some way.

Yet depression is actually one of the most treatable disorders health professionals are asked to help with – this inspiring training day shows you how.

You will find out why depressed people are always so tired and unmotivated and why the appropriate psychotherapy has a dramatically lower rate of relapse than antidepressants as well as being the most effective treatment, even with severe cases and post-natal depression.

 

Course Programme

The Programme

What is depression and why the disease model of depression is not appropriate for effective treatment

  • The causes of depression
  • Cultural, family and individual influences – and why it now seems an inevitable part of modern life
  • Recognising the varied symptoms of depression
  • Why an exclusively biological approach to diagnosis and treatment is mostly anti-therapeutic
  • The role of antidepressant drugs, plus their side effects
  • The human givens framework for understanding depression
  • How understandings of the way the brain works inform the human givens approach to treatment
  • Why some common psychotherapeutic strategies embed depression

The cycle of depression and effective approaches to treatment

  • The newly discovered links between emotional arousal, REM sleep, dreaming and depression
  • The evidence base for the human givens approach to treating depression
  • The on/off switch in depression
  • Three reliable brief therapy techniques
  • The role of relaxation and guided imagery
  • How to break the cycle of depression
  • Suicide – risk factors and prevention
  • The importance of teaching life coping skills
  • Why women suffer more depression than men and, statistically, take twice as long to recover
  • How this understanding can produce more effective treatment
  • Depression in terminal illness

Dealing with faulty thinking

  • Process versus content
  • All-or-nothing thinking
  • The three Ps that determine depressive thinking
  • Ways of dealing with negative thoughts
  • Methods for encouraging positive instead of negative recall

Bipolar disorder and antenatal/postnatal depression

  • Managing bipolar disorder by psychological means
  • New understandings for managing postnatal depression
  • Summary of the day.

This hugely popular course is now online
– click the following links for details:

How to break the cycle of depression - online training

How to break the cycle of depression

- vital information for everyone

Vital information for anyone affected by depression ‒ includes new insights and research findings which dramatically improve recovery rates and help prevent relapse...

> Learn more
Enrol now

 

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