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Core Diploma subjectFrom stress to psychosis:
How to prevent mental illness

An online course with tutor:
Ivan Tyrrell          

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

From stress to psychosis

- how to prevent mental illness

New insights into the causes of mental illness, including severe conditions like schizophrenia, are explaining distressing symptoms and reducing suffering...

> Learn more
Enrol now

 


About the course

This groundbreaking training explores what happens in the brain when it is put under stress and how this affects our emotional life and mental health.  It also shows how the latest knowledge and insights can be easily applied to improve the mental health of people suffering from a wide range of conditions – including the more serious.

When innate needs are not met well, stress levels rise rapidly and anxiety, depression – and, in some people, psychosis – are the result.  Tutor, Ivan Tyrrell, describes a new theory which explains the symptoms of schizophrenia and psychotic episodes and the resulting psychotherapeutic guidelines that offer new hope for sufferers and are improving treatment.

During the course you will also discover why the APET model is so useful in helping practitioners improve the way they think about what is happening for their patients – as well as rapidly improving treatment, it throws fascinating light on why the most effective therapeutic approaches work.

It gives us a much-needed new model that integrates psychotherapy and counselling with the latest findings about brain functioning and human behaviour.

Essential training for mental health and welfare workers at all levels and HR managers dealing with individuals under stress – or anyone interested for personal reasons.

 

What you gain from attending:

  • The three reasons why mental illnesses arise
  • Techniques to recognise stress before it reaches levels of burnout and stress overload
  • Ways to easily apply the latest knowledge and insights to improve the mental health of people suffering from a wide range of conditions
  • A new understanding of why some stressed people but not others experience psychotic symptoms (such as hallucinations, delusions and hearing voices) – the new theory which explains them and shows the way forward for improved treatment
  • A richer understanding of the mind/body connection and its impact on our emotional and psychological health
  • Information about more effective treatment possibilities that science is opening up for clinical psychology, psychotherapy and counselling
  • The reasons for sex variations in levels of mental illness
  • Increased knowledge about the mental health continuum – what increasing stress levels to do our brains and bodies
  • Nature's way of reducing emotional arousal and avoiding stress overload – the benefits and potential downside
  • The central role of emotions in our lives – and why taking it into account is essential for psychotherapy to be successful
  • What everyone needs to be mentally and emotionally healthy – and how to maintain that wellbeing
  • A moving insight into Asperger’s syndrome
  • Why high functioning people with Asperger's are easily stressed and cause stress in others
  • Knowledge of the APET model, which rapdiy improves outcomes and psychotherapeutic interventions – and how to integrate it into your work
  • Case histories
  • The brain as a pattern-matching organ
  • A remarkable observation (shown on film) about the connection between stress, dreaming, depression and psychosis
  • Course notes and much more

 



" A brilliant, sensible and sensitive approach that works."
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Who should attend?

  • Anyone working with stressed, depressed and anxious people or people suffering from psychosis – including: psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, health visitors, nurses, pastoral workers, social workers, youth workers, HR consultants, HR managers, wellbeing officers, trainee counsellors, psychology students, etc.
  • Anyone wanting to understand more about the latest effective strategies for alleviating emotional disturbance (for professional or private reasons) which make the most of the very latest insights from brain science.

 

Course Programme

The programme

How everyday life affects the mind/body system: an essential overview

  • A guide to recent scientific findings about brain functioning and behaviour – the essence of the processes involved
  • Including: the evolution of human brains; the importance of developmental templates (illustrated with a film of someone with Asperger’s syndrome); how emotions lock attention; how the brain deals with unresolved emotional arousal; perception; pattern-matching; different levels of awareness and consciousness

The APET model explored: its application with stress and depression

  • The connection between emotions and thought
  • Stress burnout and stress overload are so common in the workplace
  • Why cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) takes longer than it needs to
  • What happens when patterns seek completion
  • Three vital principles that explain why some types of therapy and counselling are more effective than others
  • How the APET model connects up effective therapeutic approaches.
  • The APET approach to treating depression
  • Why depression gives us a wonderful way in to understanding the brain and human behaviour in ways everyone can grasp
  • Case histories

Psychosis: what is going on?

  • A remarkable filmed session with someone experiencing psychotic episodes that shows why stress overload and depression can lead to schizophrenia in the small percentage of the population with the genetic pre-disposition for it
  • This film inspired a new explanation for what is happening in psychosis and points to some clear guidelines to follow when working with schizophrenic patients
  • These guidelines are proving remarkably successful for application both in the counselling and HR professions

APET and the treatment of serious disorders

  • How and why panic attacks, trauma, phobias, OCD and other problems can be dealt with much faster when knowledge about the pattern-matching properties of the brain are applied through this approach


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

From stress to psychosis

- how to prevent mental illness

New insights into the causes of mental illness, including severe conditions like schizophrenia, are explaining distressing symptoms and reducing suffering...

> Learn more
Enrol now

 

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