Spring 2018 Courses
Staring in February 2018 at Orkney College, Kirkwall, I will be partnering with OIC to offer an evening class courses of eight weeks’ duration on Breaking the Cycle of Depression.
Booking available from 8th January in person at Customer Services, OIC, or by telephone on 873535 (you will need a debit or credit card), or by post to OIC.
Breaking the Cycle of Depression
About the Course
It is aimed at people who suffer from depression, or those who help and support people with depression. At the end of the course, you will be able to recognise mood changes and identify triggers that start the depression process. You will discover ways of delaying, reducing the impact or severity, and even stopping depression completely.
What is required of you?
Nothing more than an open mind and a willingness to try new ideas. You don’t need any qualifications or experience, just an interest in depression and getting to the root of it. It is an interactive course, not lectures, but there is no role-playing, I promise! You don’t have to share or contribute – but it helps a lot if you’re willing to participate and interact with your course fellows.
Week 1 – Recognising your own triggers & warnings
What is depression? How does it affect individuals? Their family?
Is it conscious or unconscious? Understanding the unconscious mind. Link to Hibernation. Reframe Technique
Week 2 – Understanding chemistry of the brain and body & how to change it
Genetic vs learned behaviour
You ‘do’ depression at first, but it soon begins to ‘do’ you
Serotonin, dopamine etc
Week 3 – Why you wake up tired and unmotivated & what you can do about it
Sleep techniques & what not to do
Week 4 – Why some types of counselling make depression worse
CBT, Talk Therapy, Antidepressants, big pharma
Week 5 – How to control negative thought patterns & turn them around
Self-Care Routine Activities – Physical – Mental – Sensual – Human – Recharge
Week 6 -Finding positive triggers & anchors
NLP Techniques such as Anchors, Visualisation, Mirror Technique
Week 7 – Writing your self-care routine
Why we don’t love the 3rd slice of chocolate cake – Variety of interests, to-do jar
Week 8 – Your own action plan & moving forward
Making it personal and getting a commitment