How to lift depression – the practical skills you need
10th October 2023 @ 09:30 - 16:00 BST
One event on 11th October 2022 at 09:30
Depression is now so common that everyone needs to know how easy it can be to treat – especially as it can lead to suicide. This workshop saves lives.
Until recently depression was little understood, but key new insights into its causes and symptoms have made treatment easier and more consistently effective. On this day, you will learn how combining these insights with a wide range of different psychological techniques enables the majority of cases to be lifted surprisingly quickly … even severe ones.
Although antidepressants can play a role in reducing symptoms, they can also be dangerous and prove hard to withdraw from – research shows that appropriate counselling is more effective at lifting even the most severe depression, with a much lower rate of relapse. The approach you will learn on this workshop is in this category and is proving very effective – 10,000s of people have already been successfully helped with the knowledge and skills you will learn on the day.
What will you learn
Clear, practical steps for lifting even severe depression
What to do if you suspect someone may be feeling suicidal
New insights into why depressed people wake up tired and unmotivated, and what to do about it
Information about the links between inflammation and depression
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
Practice sessions in using these proven skills and techniques yourself
How to establish what’s not working in a person’s life and why, using a case history
Techniques for tackling rigid thinking, negative expectancy and the pessimistic rumination that causes depression
How to work with your clients to find effective ways they can get their innate emotional needs met well and in balance
A range of additional useful tips and strategies that you can easily incorporate into your work
The opportunity to watch a film of master therapist Joe Griffin working quickly and successfully with a highly depressed patient
You will also have plenty of time to ask questions of the highly knowledgeable tutor, who is also a practising therapist herself…