How to lift Depression

Discover the truth about depression and learn how to lift it quickly

Rates of depression are soaring

The World Health Authority report ‘The Global Burden of Disease’ estimates that depression is set to be second only to heart disease as a cause of injury and disease world wide by the year 2020. Rates of depression have risen almost a thousand percent since 1945. It’s rising in all age groups but particularly in the young. People have tried to explain depression as a ‘chemical imbalance’ or a ‘genetic condition’, but there is little evidence for this.

What is causing depression?

Numerous studies show that depression is not primarily events-driven. It’s less about what happens to a person than about how they respond to what happens to them.
All the latest scientific research shows that depressed people over-dream – they spend up to three times longer in the REM state than people who are not depressed.

You will learn

• why people become depressed
• about the cycle of depression
• why it is not a biological illness
• how anxiety drives depression
• to recognize the negative fixed thinking styles that lock depression in place
• how to stay on a helpful track and not to get lost in the detail of a depressed persons problems

And will gain

• more confidence in working with people to lift depression
• skills and understanding to calm an anxious persons brain down
• brief therapy tips that help change a depressed persons unhelpful thought patterns

Know how to

• deal with post natal depression
• lessen the risk of suicide
• clarify what needs to be done to help a depressed person move towards a more positive future
• not get into persuading your client to feel better – subtle reframing that changes a depressed persons perspective
• use language to aid recovery

Know why

• depressed people wake up exhausted
• food effects mood – how to guide your client to food that makes them feel better
• some therapeutic approaches are harmful for people with depression
• it is important to check for evidence of PTSD

And be able to

• use a CBT model to help your client challenge unhelpful thoughts when away from the therapy room
• work with your client to insure they stay free from depression in the future
• relax your client
• build positive expectation and motivation in your client

Who will benefit

• existing talking therapists – counselors, psychotherapist, hypnotherapists and coaches
• front line health workers

What you will get

• depression – full course notes
• a follow up one hour teleconference session with the lead trainer
• refreshments throughout the day – we are known for our lovely snacks (lunch is not provided)
• knowledge and practical skills that you can flexibly incorporate into your existing practice. If you are not really happy with what we deliver you we offer a full refund

Your trainer. Jill Wootton

Cost £249.00

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