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Core Diploma subjectHow to lift depression
– the practical skills you need


A one-day course with tutor: Denise Winn
CPD Certificate (6 hours)

What you will gain from the day:

  • Greater confidence in lifting depression and preventing suicides
  • New insight into why depressed people wake up tired and unmotivated, and what to do about it
  • Demonstrations of the skills that quickly break the cycle of depression, move people on — and prevent relapse
  • A profound understanding of why these work and are a big improvement on drug therapy (research shows that appropriate counselling is the most effective way to lift even the most severe depression, and has a much lower rate of relapse)
  • Practice sessions in using the skills and techniques yourself
  • A range of useful tips and strategies
  • Techniques for tackling rigid thinking and negative expectancy, and the pessimistic rumination that causes depression
  • Course notes, CPD Certificate and more...

Who should attend?

  • All health and welfare professionals – since depression is now so common, it is crucial to understand it and know how to treat it quickly and effectively
  • Anyone whose life is affected by depression in any way – perhaps the staff or students you are responsible for at work present with depression, or a friend or family member is depressed
  • Anyone who wishes to prevent relapses
  • Anyone curious about how the treatment outcomes of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) approaches can be improved by bringing them into line with the new findings from brain research
  • Anyone concerned about the side effects of drug treatments for depression, who would like to know about the easy-to-learn psychotherapeutic techniques that can lift depression quickly
  • Anyone who, for whatever reason (personal or professional), would like to better understand the causes of depression and be able to offer practical help to people who are depressed

Please Note: This course is not a substitute for individual therapy

Course Programme

Depression is now so common that all health professionals need to know how to lift it – especially as it can lead to suicide. This workshop has saved lives.

Until recently, depression was little understood, but now you can absorb the
easy-to-learn psychological techniques that lift it quickly ... even in the severest cases. Antidepressants (though dangerous) can play a role in reducing symptoms, but research shows that appropriate counselling is the most effective way to lift even the most severe depression, and has a much lower rate of relapse.

The 'How to lift depression – the practical skills you need' course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

The day's agenda

Registration: 8.30am to 9.30am (Tea or coffee served until 9.25am)

9.30am – Understanding depression and what you can do about it

  • Symptoms of depression explained
  • Identifying depression
  • Handling suicidal thoughts and reframing them
  • The role of unmet emotional needs
  • Film of brief therapy with a suicidal patient, showing how to resolve symptoms quickly

11.00am — Discussion over tea/coffee

11.30am – Exploring how to work with depression

  • Identifying symptoms and needs not met
  • Building rapport quickly with a depressed person
  • Solution-focused history taking
  • Components of the most effective treatments – why they work

1.00pm — Lunch (included)

1.45pm – Guided imagery for depression

  • Demonstration and practice

2.45pm — Discussion over tea/coffee

3.00pm – Making sure the therapy is working

  • The impact of effective therapy: continuation of film, followed by analysis
  • General discussion and opportunity for questions

4.00pm — Day ends


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Wednesday 21st November 2018                 London

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To book by phone call 01323 811690.
Alternatively, you can download an application form and email or post it to:
Email: info@hgcollege.net
Post: Human Givens College, Chalvington, East Sussex, BN27 3TD.

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